Favorite Homeschool Resources This Week

We’re thinking about sharing other favorite resources besides homeschool stuff. Let us know in the comments what you would find helpful – book/music/restaurant/food reviews/recommendations, kid activities, thoughts about family-related topics, or something else?

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*Liberty’s Kids

We love when we find resources that help us learn but is also so fun it doesn’t feel like learning! We discovered Liberty’s Kids after we bought the complete *Carmen Sandiego series. You can go on adventures with two young reporters who work with Benjamin Franklin from the Boston Tea Party to “We the People.”

Get your own copy *HERE.

*Ed Emberley drawing books

If you’re like me (Mom Joyce) and aren’t a natural at drawing and other art stuff, these Ed Emberley books are great. (You can see it works because here is my pirate ship.) I think Emily’s tutor used one of his books to have the class work on drawing upside down this past week. She had them draw shapes on their paper and slowly, as it came together, they saw it was an upside castle!

Get your own copy *HERE.

How Do Our Bodies Move? by SciShow Kids

Other Faves:
These are not directly homeschool-related but I have gotten so much out of the Ultimate Bundles. I have shared on social media from time-to-time which specific resources I have used and have been helpful. I don’t use all the resources, but the 70-98% off total price is completely worth it. If you are interested in the topic of healthy living, make sure to sign up to be notified when it is available to purchase. Sign up to be notified of the *Healthy Living bundle HERE. OR if you are a blogger or know lots of people interested in the topic, you can even sign up to be an affiliate and you can make a percentage when others purchase from them. *Sign up to be an affiliate HERE.

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What are some of your current favorite school resources?

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a tiny percentage if you make a purchase through my link at no extra cost to you. We received one or more items for review. Read my disclosure policy here.

Favorite Homeschool Resources This Week

We’re thinking about sharing other favorite resources besides homeschool stuff. Let us know in the comments what you would find helpful – book/music/restaurant/food reviews/recommendations, kid activities, thoughts about family-related topics, or something else?

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

*The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Vol. 3: Early Modern Times

We have had The Story of the World books for many years now. The regular books are good reads. We’ve done the map work on and off from time to time from the giant activity book. We recently got the audiobooks since we have seen/heard so many people rave about them. They seem to be great for road trips and such. This is our first year listening to the stories and the girls love them more than I thought they would. (Note: We listen to one chapter once a week and we’ve only been doing this for 2 weeks.) We are listening to the chapter that correlates to the history sentence we are working on in Foundations. While the CD is playing, the girls work on a coloring page that goes with the chapter. And then we do the map work. None of us are audio learners so this is great practice for us to work on our listening skills. I also plan to use the test books this year. The questions are a bit hard if you don’t work through more than one activity from the activity book so they will be working together on the tests.

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*Basher Science Human Body

We have a bunch of these Basher books but we’ve been reading this Human Body book as well as the Astronomy and Planet Earth ones since those are the topics we were currently studying. They make learning so fun (even for parents!), as well as make hard-to-understand topics and processes easier to understand. Sidenote (or warning, depending on what knowledge you want your kiddos to have right now): Sperm and Egg are two of the “characters” in this book, as well as Hormones if you’re ready to have a discussion.
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*FORAY Mini Magnetic Dry-Erase Board, 11″x14″

Okay, to be honest, I did not think I would like having white boards in our home. If you have used white boards, you know the smell of the markers (even the low odor ones) and all the mess of the black (or whatever color you use) stuff that gets all over the place when you erase the board. We have a big board which we have yet to put up on the wall…probably the reason we don’t really use it. :p Well, this smaller board has been a game-changer and I’m going to get another one…or two. The girls love their board!! We use it for everything. They do review work. I use them to teach new concepts. They draw on them. When we have a break, I can write an encouraging note on them. Yes, the markers are still smelly and black stuff still get all over the place, but so far there are more pros than cons.

Get your own board + dry erase marker *HERE, ultra fine markers *HERE, or dry erase marker *HERE.

Kids Learning Tube

Other Faves:
National Number Knockout
– *Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count

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What are some of your current favorite school resources?

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a tiny percentage if you make a purchase through my link at no extra cost to you. We received one or more items for review. Read my disclosure policy here.

Favorite Homeschool Resources This Week

I’m not sure if this will “stick” but we oftentimes get asked about resources we use for homeschooling. I will post from time to time and see if it’s something readers want to check out and/or if I have time to keep up. I love when friends share their recommendations so I can make a better decision on what is a great fit for us and what we want to include in our schooling.

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*Draw the USA

We are learning about the United States this year so we thought it would be fun to also learn to draw the states. We have worked on 6 states so far and we enjoy learning a few facts from Maps of the USA before we start our drawings.
Get your own copy *HERE.

 

*Draw Write Now Book 2: Christopher Columbus, Autumn Harvest, Weather

We’d had this set of books for a few years and worked on them here and there. It is a little of everything – drawing, writing, and history.
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Tour the States by Marbles The Brain Store

Other Faves:
– *Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener
– *Office Depot Top-Loading Sheet Protectors
– *EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Tip

CLICK HERE to check out other favorite homeschool resources.

What are some of your current favorite school resources?

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a tiny percentage if you make a purchase through my link at no extra cost to you. We received one or more items for review. Read my disclosure policy here.