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A Survey of Grown Unschoolers I: Overview of Findings. I posted the results of that study as a series of three articles in this blog—here, here, and here—and Gina and I also published a paper on it in the Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning (here). Not surprisingly, the respondents in that survey were very enthusiastic and positive about their unschooling experiences. They described benefits having to do with their children’s psychological and physical wellbeing, improved social lives, and improved efficiency of learning and attitudes about learning. They also wrote about the increased family closeness and harmony, and the freedom from having to follow a school-imposed schedule, that benefited the whole family. The challenges they described had to do primarily with having to defend their unschooling practices to those who did not understand them or disapproved of them, and with overcoming some of their own culturally-ingrained, habitual ways of thinking about education.

What is Radical Unschooling? Educational Apps for Homeschool. Here, you’ll quicklinks to the lists of our favorite apps for homeschooling, divided by subject.

Educational Apps for Homeschool

The Nature of Constructionist Learning. Khan Academy. Sensory and Quilted Rag Letters and Numbers. 1st Grade . Grade-by-Grade . Going to School . PBS Parents. What Kids Learn in Third Grade The Basics In third grade, children start putting the learning pieces together to take on more complicated assignments.

1st Grade . Grade-by-Grade . Going to School . PBS Parents

As they continue to apply the basic skills they learned in first and second grade, they begin to do some work independently rather than with the explicit directions given in earlier grade levels. The third-grade curriculum focuses on learning about the past, present, and future. Literature, social studies and even science follow events over time, such as observing the phases of the moon or how rocks erode into sand. Language & Literacy Third graders learn what it takes to be a good reader. Third graders also learn organizational methods that help them prepare for more complex writing assignments. Math Math becomes much more challenging in third grade. Science Science investigations become much more detailed in third grade.

Social Studies Third grade social studies lessons begin to expand children’s view of the world. Free Homeschooling LapBooks. Home School NYC: Grade Levels, Standards and Benchmarks. From our FAQ: Getting Started:

Home School NYC: Grade Levels, Standards and Benchmarks

Eclectic Homeschool Online Downloads and Freebies. Homeschooling planner. TheHomeSchoolMom Encouragement, tips, and practical helps for homeschool moms.

Homeschooling planner

Homeschool Calendar. Free Homeschool Resources « simply necessary. Lesson Plans & Unit Studies. Welcome to our Lesson Plans & Unit Study Section.

Lesson Plans & Unit Studies

Many homeschooling families base their children's entire education around Lesson Plans/Unit Studies, whilst others simply use them to supplement various subjects. We hope to provide you with a collection of Islamic and Secular Lesson Plans/Unit Studies to help make your homeschooling experience a little easier insha' Allah. We hope to update this section on a regular basis so please bookmark us and visit us often Insha 'Allah. Kindergarten Lesson Plans, Elementary Lesson Plans, High School Lesson Plans.

Homeschool Planning. Big Picture Goals Firstly, make a list of the Relational, Practical and Academic goals you have for your family as discussed on the page about Setting Educational Goals.

Homeschool Planning

K to the 8th Power. Technology, media & project-based learning to inspire young minds. How to Entertain Kids – share activities for kids, keep kids busy, download printable crafts for kids. Kitchen Table Classroom - How to Make Your Home a School. Printable Coloring Calendar 2012 - March. Free Printables - Add these free printables to your school day. Homeschool Central - all of the resources needed to homeschool your children. Holistic Moms Network. Shared notebook: Science. Pauline's Guide to Portfolios. More Portfolio Stuff This page deals with the portfolio as a whole.

Pauline's Guide to Portfolios

See my other pages for details on the Log, Standardized Testing, (Including lists of test suppliers), and Evaluations (including my list of evaluators). You might also enjoy my page of Handy-Dandy Forms, many of which make putting together a portfolio easier. It includes several attendance calendars, various log forms, and ready-to-print portfolio cover and spine label inserts for EZVue binders. What The Law Says About Portfolios "In order to demonstrate that appropriate education is occurring, the supervisor of the home education program shall provide and maintain on file the following documentation for each student enrolled in the home education program:" ""Appropriate education" shall mean a program consisting of instruction in the required subjects for the time required in this act and in which the student demonstrates sustained progress in the overall program.

" Resources For The Classroom. Free Homeschool Curriculum. Are you looking for a free homeschool curriculum?

Free Homeschool Curriculum

Here are some free homeschooling curriculum programs that you can use to teach a variety of subjects. Art Curriculum Garden of Praise - Free art appreciation lessons for elementary aged students, includes a biography, study sheet, print, online games, printables and links for further study. Foreign Language Curriculum French Assistant - Free online homeschooling lessons in French grammar, vocabulary, and language skills. FSI Language Courses - Free language courses developed by the Foreign Services Institute of the U.S. Core Knowledge® Foundation. Free Curriculum and Field Trips Database - A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Curriculum. Tecnicas de Estudio. Interpersonal Gifts and Talents. APPENDIX B: Multiple Intelligences.

Homeschooling ~ Get Organized! For those of you who are new to homeschooling, congratulations!

Homeschooling ~ Get Organized!

You are embarking on a grand adventure which will bring growth to you and your entire family. Homeschooling is exciting and liberating in so many ways, the parent sets the tone, creates the environment, organizes the calender, chooses the curriculum and participates in the learning process. Children are involved in the life of the home and can carry their responsibilities through the day with practical work that supports family and community life. Which home schooling method is right for you? Classical?

Which home schooling method is right for you?

The Montessori Method. The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori (1870-1952). Translated by Anne Everett George (1882-). New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1912. HOMESCHOOLING - created by and for homeschooling families. Q. Who or What is "Montessori" A. Maria Montessori, MD was the first woman to receive an MD degree in Italy. She has inspired people around the world, for over 100 years, basing education on observation of children to discover their needs, rather than on a curriculum. She discovered that long periods of concentration on purposeful work involving both the mind and the body (real work, not TV or computers) heals the child mentally and physically.

Free Printable Montessori Materials from Montessori Print Shop. Subscribe to ourMonthly Newsletter Main Navigation Free Printable Montessori Materials by MPS Every child deserves beautiful Montessori learning materials. CSMP Materials. Level 3 Units & Lapbooks. Free Unit Studies - A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Methods. Deschooling for Parents, by Sandra Dodd. The Path Less Taken. 50 Posts About Interest-Led Learning & Unschooling From 2011. Happy New Year’s Eve! Now is the time of year when lots of bloggers, newspapers, and magazines put out their top 10 or 50 or 100 lists.

It’s the time when they highlight the best of the best from throughout the year. So, I thought, why not jump on the bandwagon? Unschooling Defined - A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Methods. Learn in Freedom! Education Reform, Home-Schooling Resources. How to Start - Camp Creek Blog - Camp Creek Blog. Zerosei - reggio children. ERIC/EECE Digest Archive. Reggio Emilia: impulsor del diálogo y del cambio. Reggio Emilia: impulsor del diálogo y del cambio Rebecca S. The. S Homeschooling Resource Guide - - The. Eclectic Homeschooling: The Combination Approach.

The Homeschool Diner. The Homeschool Diner's Guide toHomeschooling Special Situations ¿Que es la escuela en casa? Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006. Free Homeschooling Resources.