Sunday, June 28, 2015

Adventures in Boston

Jaron and I got home yesterday from his clinic visit in Boston. We flew up Friday and went to straight to the hospital. His appointment was at 1:00pm.



We met with the dental team first to look at the position of his teeth and they reviewed his x-rays sent to them by our local dentist. We discussed a palate expander for Jaron and then Dr. Padwa came in to talk more about his bone graft surgery. She said

Saturday, June 20, 2015

No place like home

There really is no place like home.
No awkwardness
No uncomfortable feelings
No one is being shunned
No critical looks
No judgemental whispering
No favoritism
Just because I don't react

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Homeschool for FREE


Administration: Library Organization: Elementary Printable Library Organization System

Administration: Planner Software: Homeschool Tracker

Administration: Planners, Info, Lessons (K-12): Donna Young

Administration: Planners: Homeschool Scheduling with Printables

Administration: Printable DIY Planner: 7 Step Planner

Administration: Online Planner: My Mardel Homeschool

Bible: Free Lesson Plans: Future Flying Saucers

Bible: Online Games and Activities (K-6): Adventure Bible

Fine Arts: Art History (3-12): Timeline of Art History

Fine Arts: Art Lessons (K-6): Art Projects for Kids

Fine Arts: Art Lessons (K-6): Video Art Lessons from Deep Space Sparkle

Fine Arts: Art Prints (K-12): Art Prints

Fine Arts: Artist Study (K-6): Printable, grade level art lessons from Concordia Univeristy

Fine Arts: Classical Music (K-8): Classics for Kids

Fine Arts: Music Theory (3-12): Music Theory Web

Fine Arts: Piano Lessons (K-12): Hoffman Academy

Fine Arts: Preschool Music (Pre-K-1): Musical Zoomy Lesson Plans

Foreign Language: French (K-6):  Just for Kids French

Foreign Language: German, French, Spanish (K-12) Video Lessons with Printable Lesson Plans from KnowitAll

Foreign Language: Japanese (9-12+) Japanese 1 with Video Lessons

Foreign Language: Latin (3-12): Headventure Land

Spanish/ESL (5-6): McGraw-Hill

Health: Health and Safety topics (K-12): Kids Health in the Classroom

Heath: Health Workbooks (K-6): Harcourt Health and Fitness (to use with these low cost textbooks- buy used)

History: American History (3-7): Mission US American Revolution Interactive Website

History: American History (K-12): US History

History: Ancient History (K-6): Mosaic Maps, Myths, and Marvels

Kindergarten: Lessons (K-1) Kindergarten Themes Monthly Lessons

Language Arts: Aesop Stories and Lessons (K-6): Aesop Stories

Language Arts: Audio books (K-12): Librivox Audio Books

Language Arts: Daily Grammar (K-12): Daily Grammar Lessons and Quizzes

Lists (K-4) Sight Word Vocabulary Lists

Language Arts: Early Reading (K-3) You Can Read Sight Word Program

Language Arts: Early Reading- I see Sam (K-2): I See Sam Downloadable Readers

Language Arts: Grammar (K-6): Scholastic DoDEA Workbooks

Language Arts: Grammar and Spelling  (?) National Treasures Grammar and Spelling Workbooks

Language Arts: Grammar Sentence Diagramming (K-12): Parse a Sentence 

Language Arts: Grammar Handbook (3-8): Zaner Blosser GUM Workbooks

Language Arts: Grammar- Mad Libs (K-12): Kids MadLibs

Handwriting (K-6): Donna Young Handwriting Worksheets

Language Arts: Handwriting , D’Nealian (K-2) Editable Handwriting Worksheets

Language Arts: Handwriting help (K-2) Handwriting Helps and Information

Language Arts: Handwriting: Copywork: Copycat Books

Language Arts: Literature (K-12): Manybooks

Language Arts: Literature (K-6): Classical House of Learning Literature

Language Arts: Phonics (K-3) Progressive Phonics Phonics Readers

Language Arts: Phonics (K-3) Reading Bear

Language Arts: Phonics (K-3): Reading Games with Printable Worksheets from Starfall

Language Arts: Picture Books (K-4): Read On-Screen Picture Books from We Give Books

Language Arts: Reading and Grammar (K-6) Scott Foresman Reading Workbooks

Language Arts: Reading, word families (K-3): Word Family Printables

Language Arts: Spelling (K-12) VocabSpellingCity Free Spelling Games

SightWords (K-3) Free Resources for Teaching Your Child to Read

Language Arts: Word Families (K-3): Lots of Printables and Lesson (scroll to the bottom for the Freebies)

Life Skills: Financial Literacy from the Actuarial Foundation (9-12) High School Finance Curriculum

Mathematics: Algebra from Purple Math (9-12) Algebra Video Lessons

Mathematics: Mathematics Enhancement Programme (K-6): MEP full printable curriculum

Mathematics: Comprehensive School Mathematics Program (K-6): CSMP full printable curriculum

Mathematics: Explorations and Fun with Math from the Actuarial Foundation (grades 3-8) Real World Math Units 

Mathematics: Games (K-12): Learn with Math Games

s (K-12) Xtra Math Fact Drill 

Mathematics: Games from Big Brains (multiple grades) Big Brainz Games

Mathematics: Living Books (K-6) and Ancient History Living Math 

Mathematics: Virtual math manipulatives from Utah State University (multiple grades) Virtual Manipulatives

Multiple Subjects: BBC (k-12) BBC Educational Videos

Multiple Subjects: CM curriculum (K-12) Charlotte Mason Help

Multiple Subjects: Free Textbooks, mostly science and math (9-12) CK 12 Textbooks

Multiple Subjects: Full Curriculum (K-12) Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool 

Multiple Subjects: Full Curriculum (K-9) Guest Hollow Little Otter’s Lesson Plans

Multiple Subjects: Full Curriculum (Pre-K-5) Head of the Class

Curriculum: Teach with Me

Multiple Subjects: Full Curriculum program from Ambleside (multiple ages) Ambleside Online

Multiple Subjects: Games (K-12) Family Games Downloads

Multiple Subjects: Games (K-6): Educational Games by Grade Level

Multiple Subjects: Lapbooks (K-12) Homeschool Share Lapbooks

Multiple Subjects: Lesson Plans (K-12): Lesson Pathways

Multiple Subjects: Montessori (ages 3-6): Full 40 week Montessori Lesson Plans

Multiple Subjects: Resources and Lessons (K-12): Teachers Pay Teachers Freebies

Multiple Subjects: Resources and Lessons (K-12): SAS Curriculum Pathways

Resources (K-12): Learning Page

Multiple Subjects: Topic Links (K-12) Usborne Topic Links

Multiple Subjects: Unit Studies (K-9) The Homeschool Mom Unit Studies

Multiple Subjects: Units (K-12) School Express Free Worksheets

Multiple Subjects: Videos and Lessons (3-12): Khan Academy Video Lessons and Math Help

PreK) Free Montessori Printables

Science: Anatomy (5-12): Anatomy Arcade

Science: Animal Science (K-6): National Wildlife Federation

Science: Archeology, Dinosaurs and Fossils (3-12) Earth Science Lesson Plans

Science: Astronomy (K-12): NASA Lesson Plans

Science: Biology (9-12) Quarks and Quirks High School Biology

Science: Chemistry (grades 3-6) ACS Inquiry in Action Chemistry Curriculum

Science: Chemistry, Periodic Table (K-12): Periodic Table Videos

Science: Coloring Pages (K-12): Science Coloring Pages from Home Training Tools

Science: Computer Programming (6-12): CodeAcademy

Programming (K-12): Kodu Programming

Science: Computer Programming (K-12): Scratch Programming

Science: Computer Science (K-12): Computer Science Unplugged

Science: Elementary Science (K-5): Discovery Education Free Resources

Science: Elementary Science (K-6): Howard Hughes Medical Center Resources

Science: Engineering (K-12) Teach Engeneering

Science: Engineering (K-12): Engineering Games 

Curriculum from McGrawHill (grades 1-6) McGrawHill Science Texts, Activity Books and Labs

Science: Games (K-6): PBS Kids Science

Science: Games (K-6): 24/7 Lawrence Hall of Science

Science: Geography (K-6) Gutenberg Primary Geography

Science: Geology (K-5): AGI GeoSource

Science: Life Science (1-6): Mr. Q Printable Life Science Course

Science: MIT courses (9-12): MIT OpenCourse

Science: Multiple Subject Curriculum (K-12): Science Mate Science Lesson Plans

Science: Multiple Subjects (K-12): Science Lessons

Science: National Geographic (K-6): National Geographic Kids

Science: National Geographic (K-9) Teacher Lesson Plans

Physical Science, various ‘ologies’ (K-12): American Museum of Natural History ‘Ologies

Science: Physics (K-9): Physics, and yearly free PhysicsQuest science kits

Science: Projects (K-6): PBS SciGirls

Science: Satellite Earth Science (K-12): NASA Weather Adventures 

Science: Science Journal (4-8): Natural Inquirer

Science: Videos (K-12): The Happy Scientist Freebies

Science: Virtual Museum (K-12): Virtual Museum

Science: Zoology Links (K-12): National Zoo Homework Helper

Social Science: American Folklore (K-12): Famous American Folklore

Social Science: American History (3-9): History of US

Social Science: American History (K-3): Mind Fires Academy

Social Science: Current Events (3-12) Time for Kids

Social Science: Current Events (3-12): YoungZine

Social Science: Current Events (K-12): Smithsonian TweenTribune

Social Science: Geography (K-6): World Maps

Social Science: Government (K-6): Ben’s Guide to US Government

Social Science: Greek Myths Flashcards (3-9): Greek Myths Flashcards

Social Science: History Unit Studies (2-12) Learning Through History

Social Science: History, National Archives (3-12) National Archives Teacher Lesson Plans

Social Science: Human Trafficking from Free the Slaves (grades 6-12) Free the Slaves

Social Science: Mythology (3-9):  Myth Web

Social Science: Narrative History (K-12): Macrohistory

Social Science: Talking Pyramids (K-9): Ancient Egyptian Games

Social Science: US History Timeline (3-9): History Timeline

Social Science: Vikings (K-9): Vikings Lessons from BBC

Social Science: World History (K-12): World History for Us All Lesson Plans

Social Science: World History (K-6): Little City Kids

Supplemental Resources: Information (K-12):  Free Lesson Plans

Supplemental Resources: Maps (K-12): Printable Maps

Supplemental Resources: Worksheets (k-12): Printable Worksheets

Supplemental Resources: Logic (7-12th): Self-Taught Logic