This week, my sister made the comment that she is considering homeschooling my niece for Kindergarten and 1st grade. While I am not one with the patience to do anything like that, props to her! But it got me thinking, as she asked her “teacher friends” about resources. Even though I don’t homeschool my kids, I subscribe to many blogs that make learning at home a lot easier. I’m that crazy mom that makes her kids learn over the summer (don’t worry, they get more than enough play time!). And I’m glad I do. Over this past summer, my daughter jumped 7 reading levels. I think I’ll take it over the summer slide.
Here are some of the recommendations I gave her, and I hope they help you too!
Teachers Pay Teachers – You don’t have to be a teacher to join this site, and you don’t always have to pay. There are many free resources available every week.
Teachers Notebook – Similar to Teachers Pay Teachers, you don’t have to be a teacher, and there are often free resources.
Educents – This website offers deals on homeschool material all the time, sometimes even free!
These are some of the blogs I follow that offer homeschool deals:
Free Homeschool Deals – A great site with a host of free homeschool deals; I find a ton of stuff from here!
Homeschool Creations – While there’s not as much available here, I still find a lot of good resources, sometimes some additional deals and freebies.
Intoxicated on Life – Mostly scripture copywork, but also has some other good resources for homeschooling
If your child’s a little older, you may consider visiting a custom research paper website, they will help you create great essays, perfect for college students! If you’re a teacher and want some help with marking essays and tests, visit
test grader for some help. It’ll make your life so much easier and enable you to use your time doing things other than marking!
if you are thinking of homeschooling, a homeschooling mom friend of mine suggests contacting your local homeschool association. You can locate them on google. No matter how you use these resources, good luck! And let me know which ones are your favorites!