When I homeschooling my son a few years ago I did what many newbies do. I bought everything I could get my hands on to help me teach him (Kindergarten). I thought I needed expensive supplies, loads of curriculum, a desk, white board, and anything else you could expect to see in a typical classroom.
Boy, was I wrong… and BROKE!
To help you avoid this common pitfall of homeschooling I am compiling a list of awesome homeschooling freebies! I hope you find it helpful, and feel free to add your own resources in the comment section and I will add them to the list!
Lesson Pathways: (K-5 Curriculum) You can take advantage of everything they have to offer by grade level, subject, or simple pathways. For example: If your child is reading Little House on the Prairie and you would like to dig a little deeper, there’s a pathway for that. 😉
Head of the Class: (K-5 Curriculum) More grades are being added. This curriculum is available in a PDF for each grade level. This site also provides online content that is great for children who enjoy “playing” on the computer. My favorite thing about this site are the assessments. Your child can take assessments for each grade level and skip anything they have mastered. If your child gets board easily I would highly recommend this. Why waste time on concepts they already know?!
Free World U: (Pre-school – Medical School) This site offers “flash cards” for all grades in all subjects. I prefer to call them lessons, because that’s what they are. I love that they include character building, health & wellness, and manners in their subject line-up!
Sonlight Education Ministry: I have not had a chance to take a look at this yet, but have heard they will be offering PDFs of everything they offered in book form! Can’t wait to see what they have to offer.
Free Charlotte Mason Resources:
Ambleside Online: (K-11) This site offers Book Lists and Schedules for each grade, as well as suggested resources for Art, History, and Math. They also offer an online support group.