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A to Z Homeschool Curriculum, Laws, Programs, Social Networks

A to Z Homeschool Curriculum, Laws, Programs, Social Networks
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Food Groups - Melissa & Doug® This set of play foods in the four basic food groups is perfect for teaching children about the benefits of healthy eating. Allow children to explore the many items, and then group them into the categories of dairy, grains, produce, meats, and fish. Also great for teaching children with certain food allergies what foods they might need to stay away from. Children can manipulate the foods to create a well-balanced meal and later identify healthy choices in the grocery store or at the dinner table. Printable Alphabet Letters The following printable alphabet letters are excellent worksheets for preschool and kindergarten kids to learn to recognize and print the letters of the alphabet. The alphabet printables and worksheets currently available on this site are alphabet letters dot-to-dot printables, alphabet coloring pages, and preschool letter tracing worksheets. Most of the worksheets have the uppercase and lowercase versions of each letter available in order to help improve letter recognition. Printable alphabet letters are fun and educational worksheets that are perfect for doing at a restaurant, long car ride, or anywhere a child may have some time. They are available for parents to print at home or for teachers to print for their kids at school.

Creative Home School Ideas - Fun Activities for Kids 11Google + Need some home school ideas? Whether you are just starting to homeschool, or you are looking for a more relaxed homeschooling routine, this section should kick-start your imagination. Unschooling By John Holt with later additions by Patrick Farenga (This is reprinted from Chapter 3 of Teach Your Own) NOTE: To learn about the laws and regulations about homeschooling in your state, check with your local or state homeschooling groups as they will likely have the most up-to-date information. You can locate general legal information from this list, and find support with this list; both lists are maintained by Anne Zeiss.—PF People, especially educators, who hear me [John Holt, 1981] talk about homeschooling, raise certain objections so often that it is worth answering them here.

Unschooling "Read a little, try a little, wait a while, watch." People learn by playing, thinking and amazing themselves. They learn while they're laughing at something surprising, and they learn while they're wondering "What the heck is this!?" My favorite and oldest discussion group is called AlwaysLearning, where the principles underlying unschooling are the topic.

DSST (standardized test) DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) are credit-by-examination tests originated by the United States Department of Defense's Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program. The program is an extensive series of 38 examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate college courses. These tests are frequently used in conjunction with CLEP (College Level Examination Program) tests by students pursuing college degrees in non-traditional formats. Whereas CLEP tests are almost exclusively used for lower level credit at regionally accredited institutions, DSST's are available for both upper and lower level credit. Prometric administers Internet-based versions of DSSTs under contract with the Defense Department (for military personnel) or on a fee basis (for civilians).

39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom Pages - Menu This Blog Linked From Here Sites to Follow Friday, October 7, 2011 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom The Beginner’s Guide to Unschooling Post written by Leo Babauta. There’s nothing I get asked about more as a parent than unschooling, and nothing I recommend more to other parents. It’s an educational philosophy that provides for more freedom than any other learning method, and prepares kids for an uncertain and rapidly changing future better than anything else I know. My wife and I unschool four of our kids, and have been for several years. And yet, as powerful as I believe unschooling to be, I’ve never written about it, because the truth is, I certainly don’t have all the answers.

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