Home Schooling

Internet: Favorite Homeschooling Resource

Do you have internet access and a printer? Then you’re set!

This morning I’ve been printing off math worksheets to aid me in teaching my second grader about rounding and estimating numbers to the nearest hundreds. Googling “skip-counting” and “number charts” and “rounding to nearest hundreds” led me to a mountain of information! Along the way I also found some great worksheets for practicing Roman Numerals…and an incredible number chart generator which allows you to input your numbers (I created one for skip-counting by 500’s, starting at 1,000 and going to 50,000), and an interactive number chart that uses a flash 5 plug-in to allow your child to color whichever squares you want them to learn in their skip-counting journey.

In November and December, when I was teaching a unit on Creative Writing to our co-op’s 4-6th graders, I relied heavily on the internet for my worksheets on hyperbole, alliteration, metaphors, similies, imagery, idioms, onomatopoeia, etc. I also found many story starter helpers, and other middle school writing resources.

Last week, when searching for fun stuff about the Pony Express, I stumbled on this site featuring many worksheets having to do with the westward expansion…which is right on for our 4th grade history lessons.

My three year old is loving these traceable number worksheets that I’m using to reinforce her Professor B math. At the same site there are printable alphabet worksheets for preschoolers–and it’s more than just tracing. They first trace, then freehand, then color the number or alphabet letter being taught, and then complete an activity at the bottom of the page. Exciting! My little one always wants to do her “math”!

Want to know how to play the trumpet, or free online guitar lessons? How about beginning crochet, or how to grow herbs on your windowsill?

It’s easy to see how the internet makes supplementing your child’s education a breeze, and with the teacher helps out there…any subject is detailed, outlined, and available…right at our fingertips!

Translated: Anyone can homeschool! And anyone, no matter what age, can learn new things.

What are your favorite internet helps? I’d love us to share together in the comments!