Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Homeschooling links: Easy tye-dye, design your homeschool, preschool spelling, & more!

My friend Kim posted this link on her Facebook after sharing photos of their awesome Sharpie Pen Tye-Dye experiment This is definitely something I'm going to try out soon! (Great way to rejuvenate stained children's clothing!)  While you're visiting that site, check out their other experiments!

HOTM ButtonHave you ever heard of Heart of the Matter Online? When they first started out, I had the privilege of writing monthly articles for their digital magazine.  This is a great group of supportive ladies with a variety of homeschooling styles.  Check out their articles, and don't forget to crack open their digital magazine as well! They have regular online conferences to enjoy throughout the year.  If you're like me, it's hard to make it out to the "physical" conferences.  These online conferences are great for the busy mother! You'll find this site to be a wonderful source of encouragement and inspiration in your homeschooling adventures!

Are you new to homeschooling? Have you been homeschooling for years but feel completely unorganized? Are you looking for a curriculum to fit your family's needs but are having a hard time finding one (or can't afford one)?  Check out this awesome site which walks you through the steps to Design Your Homeschool.   This sight is filled with great resources for homeschoolers, like a Crossword Puzzle Generator (great for spelling lessons!)  Read curriculum reviews, learn about different methods (like Charlotte Mason), and check out great ideas for integrating art into your homeschool.

(Photo borrowed from this Totally Tots post)
Looking for a great way to make learning letters more hands-on for your preschooler?  I absolutely love this inexpensive idea! Check out this "Spaghetti" Spelling technique over at Totally Tots using yarn and a piece of felt! Smart! Check out Happy Brown House, the brains behind this great idea!

Check out this post at The Homeschool Village about free core curriculums! Free! Yes! Free! (Woooo!)

Have you come across any great homeschooling articles or blogs? Do you write about your homeschooling adventures? Please share in the comments!

1 comment:

Julie said...

That shirt is beautiful! It looks like candy. Our girls would love it. Thanks for sharing!