Posts Tagged ‘free’

A Beka 8th Grade History Worksheets


07 Jan

America, Land I Love

 

If you’re using A Beka’s 8th grade history book, America, Land I Love, and are looking for worksheets, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve created a page and uploaded the files I’ve created for the book. These are like the sections at the end of each chapter, but done as worksheets for easy reference. There are the Review sheets for each chapter, which list the important places, people, and dates. I’ve also included a Terms section for each chapter, so the definition and information for each set of chapter terms can be filled in. You can find these files on the A Beka – America, Land I Love page.

How to Learn Music Online


22 Sep

Hey everyone, I wrote this for a different purpose (hence the different style), but figured it could be useful to homeschoolers, so thought I’d post it here. Would love to hear your comments on it. It was described as “not good quality.” I don’t think it sounds too bad… What do you think?

 

Learning music is a useful and enlightening skill that can benefit you throughout your life. Whether you want to learn just for the fun of it, acquire a new hobby, or reach a higher, more professional level, it’s a skill that takes a lot of time and dedication. Regular lessons can be expensive, inconvenient, or just time consuming when you factor in getting there and back. Let’s discuss how to learn music online, and possibly trim the cost, or make it work so the times are better for you.

YouTube is often a highly underutilized resource, when it comes to music education. Sure, people visit the site to see funny and entertaining videos, but did you know there are tons of how-to videos on there as well? Using YouTube, you can search for your desired instrument, and find lessons. Assuming you already have the instrument on hand, you’re able to get started on learning how to play almost immediately.

Choosing to learn via YouTube is great. If you have trouble, there’s the added benefit of being able to play that particular video over and over again. Also, you are able to progress on to the next lesson when it’s right for you. Best of all, these lessons are free, with often nothing more than having to deal with a 30-second commercial to watch before your lesson begins.

When you look at how to learn music online with YouTube, though, there are some disadvantages. First is the possibility that there are not any lessons, or limited lessons available for your chosen instrument. (At the very least, if lessons exist, you can get started using YouTube, and then move on to having a live teacher.) There’s also the fact that you don’t get personal critiquing of your playing, and suggestions on how to improve. You also can’t ask questions, but, since the Internet is so full of information, it’s possible you can find the answer online yourself. It’s up to you whether the pros outweigh the cons when choosing to learn with YouTube videos.

Did you know that you can take lessons online with a real-life person? If videos aren’t your thing, then there are various ways to get in contact with someone who is willing to teach you over the Internet. Usually you’ll use a program such as Skype, (more…)

The Book Samaritan


26 Aug

books

Get Help Acquiring Homeschooling Curriculum

Well, it’s that time again. If you haven’t started your school year already, then chances are you’ll be starting pretty soon. Have you got all your curriculum yet? Possibly so, but I’m sure there are those out there who want to homeschool and are struggling. You’ve either found a way to make do, or it’s possible you’ve delayed getting your books in hopes of being able to afford what you need later.

This is where The Book Samaritan comes in.

The Book Samaritan is a non-profit organization that runs out of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. It helps provide homeschooling materials to those financially unable to get what they need to homeschool their children.

If you’re in need of materials, you can send a letter to this organization, along with your children’s grade levels, and they’ll help you out. If you have specific curriculum requests, you can include those as well. They can’t always fulfill the specific curriculum requests, but they’ll do what they can to get you what your children need for the school year.

You’re probably asking, “But what’s the catch?” It’s simple really. When you’re finished with the materials, they don’t want you selling them. You are to either pass them on to other homeschoolers who can use them, or send them back to The Book Samaritan, so they can be used by other homeschooling families in need.

That’s it! If finances are what stand between you and your ability to homeschool, then this is a simple solution.

 

Help Others Receive Homeschooling Materials

Maybe you’re a homeschooling family that doesn’t need help with materials. Maybe you have old curriculum and learning supplies laying around.  Well, guess what? You can HELP The Book Samaritan.

The Book Samaritan exists because of donations. Selling your old material might be great for a few extra bucks, but you just might want to consider sending these items to this organization and help give someone the opportunity to homeschool. Here’s what they accept:

  • books
  • workbooks
  • kits
  • CD-Roms and DVDs
  • flashcards
  • school supplies

And of course, monetary donations are accepted as well. These funds are used to provide families with materials the organization doesn’t already have on hand.

 

Check it out. The Book Samaritan is a great organization that has already helped many homeschooling families, and will hopefully help many more in the future.

Word Roots B2 – Schedule and Quizzes Added


03 Jun

The Critical Thinking Co. Word Roots B2

Well, we’ve reached the end of the year. Seventh grade is over. Now that it’s over I have completed the worksheets for certain books and curriculum, and have a little bit of time to add them here for you guys.

So, for now, I’ve added a page for The Critical Thinking Company’s Word Roots B2 book. It includes a basic schedule, as well as all the quizzes I made to go along with the pages of the book. They’re just basic Document files, nothing fancy, but it saves you from having to make them. Hopefully they’ll help someone out there.

Visit the page for this HERE

FREE: HTML 101 for Kids


25 May

Do your kids like the computer? The Internet? Do they want to be able to design their own web pages? Do you want to use your children’s love of computers to actually have them learn something rather than just mindlessly websurfing or playing games? This upcoming class may be your chance!

Offered by a fellow homeschooling parent, this free class in basic HTML will give your children the chance to learn the basic HTML tags and the fundamentals of Web Design.

I can’t tell you how the class actually is at this point in time, but I just signed up my son and we will see how it goes.

The upcoming class starts Monday, June 2, 2014, and another one starts on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. There’s also a link to learn more about future classes if now is just not the right time.

Here is also some basic info (basically taken from his site):

– It’s open to students 9-years-old and older

– Some familiarity with a keyboard is valuable

– It’s a FREE “Beta” class, and feedback on the class is desired.

 

There’s no “set time” when your child has to be on the computer to do this, so it’s just something for them to work on and do when they can over the time period given. Hey, it’s better than hearing the classic, “I’m booooooored” or “There’s nothing to dooooooooooo” and will keep their minds alert this summer.

Click Here for more information on HTML 101 for Kids: Basics of Web Programming

Happy Coding!

 

Free Summer Math Program – Good Today Only? Friday, May 23, 2014


23 May

Well, in case someone around here still actually follows anything I write (it’s been a looooooooooooooong time, I know) I thought I’d post this.

I found this in my travels today, and really know nothing of it, but it says there’s a FREE Summer Math Program for Grades 1 – High School to keep your children’s skills sharp this summer. If you have time and want to have your kids practice their skills, it might be worth looking into. Supposedly this offer is only good today, so if you’re interested, act fast!

It’s called “TenMarks Summer Math Program“.

Check it out!

 

 

 

It is finished! Lesson 14 Test File added!!


27 May

Lesson 14 – We made it! Wooooo! Yeah! Lesson 14 files are done. We aren’t actually done with the book yet, we’re still working on review questions from the Notebooking Journal, but the files are done, so that’s cause enough to celebrate!

I’m still not sure what I’m doing for science yet next year, so no word on if and what files will be available for next year, but as soon as I know I’ll update regarding it.

Here it is:

Lesson 14 Test

***Note: Question #3 requires a basic diagram of a cell showing a few different organelles labeled with letters so the nucleus can be selected as the proper answer.

Enjoy your summer breaks! I hope to post some reviews eventually, and am still hoping to get photos up from our trip.

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology, Chapter 13 Files and Chapter 14 Vocabulary Added


11 May

Sorry for the delay, I meant to have these up about 2 weeks ago, but it just didn’t happen. I made sure to upload the files before I left so I could add the links when I got the chance, but I can’t open the files on here so I can’t remember which questions need what (in terms of diagrams) added to them. However, I’m sure if you go through the test you can figure it out. I’ll go back so I can better specify what is needed later next week.

Chapter 13 Vocabulary

Chapter 13 Test

Chapter 14 Vocabulary

Chapter 14 Test isn’t even started yet. Hopefully it will be completed the week following the week I get back, so I’ll try to add it. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology, Chapter 12 Files Added


09 Apr

Since I’ve had a request for them, and since I just finished them up, I’ve added the Chapter 12 Vocabulary Set and Test files. Chapter 13 vocabulary set is created, but it will be a couple of weeks before I have the test ready and post them both. Chapter 14 files will be a bit delayed, and probably posted more towards mid to late May since we’re taking a bit of a break in a couple of weeks before finishing off the year.

Chapter 12 Vocabulary

Chapter 12 Test

**Note that the Chapter 12 Test requires a diagram showing the layers of a strand of hair for Questions 20-22, and a diagram showing the different layers of skin for Questions 23-25.

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology, Lesson 10 and Lesson 11 files added


09 Mar

Here they are: The files for Lessons 10 and 11. Lesson 12 is in the works!

Lesson 10 Vocabulary

Lesson 10 Test

For the Lesson 10 Test, questions 16-29 require a diagram of the brain (one showing the 4 lobes of the cerebrum) for identification.

Lesson 11 Vocabulary

Lesson 11 Test

For the Lesson 11 Test, questions 30-35 require a diagram of the eye for part identification.

Homeschooling is Fun

Fun and Interesting Homeschooling Ideas