Welcome to the Homeschool Resource Roundup 2021! Here is the second week of amazing resources and fantastic creations – made by families, for families! Every resource supports homeschooling!
Don’t miss the exciting announcements, giveaways, and freebies from these featured contributors July 5-11th! Find it all in the Facebook group: Homeschool Resource Roundup. Look for more to come throughout the summer!
Friendly Sciences: Friendly Physical Science, Friendly Biology and Friendly Chemistry
If you’re looking for living books for high school science, Friendly Sciences has got your needs covered! As Charlotte Mason educators for 30 years, we put our enthusiasm for understanding physical science, biology and chemistry into these books! We offer lots of personal support as well as teaching videos to make it enjoyable to establish relationships with these science subjects! For 25 years, homeschooling families and co-ops, charter schools, public schools and community colleges have all utilized our science books to increase their appreciation for our amazing world!
Learn More at the Friendly Sciences Landing Site.
Be sure to check out all of their courses! Middle and High School students will benefit from the combination of textbooks, workbooks, and video teaching. I look forward to using these with my kids!Angie’s Review
Created by: Joey and Lisa
Joey and Lisa are the homeschooling parents of ten children and now 10 grandkids, all thriving in homeschooling environments. They both hold graduate degrees in veterinary medicine and education (curriculum design). They enjoy life on a small farm in central Nebraska.
The Composer Detective
The Composer Detective is an easy-to-use, all-in-one online music appreciation course, designed to help you lead your children in investigating orchestra instruments, music and composers, where you don’t have to be the expert but can feel confident your children are learning the essentials, you can enjoy music together as a family (and grow your brains!) through short, engaging lessons which can be adapted in length, you and your children are not only learning music but also history, geography, and culture through the lessons and worksheets, and you and your children are being exposed to great performers, conductors and orchestras in a fun and engaging way through curated video performances.
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You will enjoy every minute of this course as you learn about music, composers, the orchestra, so much more! My children love the video component and ask to watch them more than once! The layout of the course is easy to navigate and there is so much content to explore. We’ve learned so much already in the first few lessons!Angie’s Review
Created by: Justina
Justina of Jus’ Classical is a musician and busy homeschooling mom of three, and at Jus’ Classical, she seeks to encourage other home school moms and families, especially in focusing on Christ, making memorizing painless through music and in enjoying great art and classical music!
GEO-YUM-METRY is a versatile multi-sensory educational manipulative that can be used by children in the different stages of their educational journeys. GEO-YUM-METRY is a toy that will grow with your child! Young children will learn shapes, colors, food groups, and important life skills by manipulating the sandwich ingredients. The older students will benefit from the colorful presentation of the facts and use the associations with familiar foods to memorize the basic geometric formulas. The lacing aspect of the toy can be used by all ages to improve fine motor skills. Additionally, laces are beneficial in demonstrating a shape’s area, circumference, radius, diameter, number of sides, angles, etc. GEO-YUM-METRY set includes: Two Rectangles – Bread Oval – Lettuce Circle – Tomato Triangle – Pepper Parallelogram – Lunchmeat Square – Cheese 5 laces Drawstring bag for storage
Learn More about GEO-YUM-MERTY.
Lace-2-Learn items are high quality and very durable, unlike other lacing products we have used in the past. I love the creativity and multi-sensory approach to learning!Angie’s Review
Created by: Iryna
Iryna Morrell and her family reside in South Carolina. She has been homeschooling for 7 years. Iryna is passionate about making the learning experience fun and engaging for kids of all ages and learning styles.
Automatic Fractions is an intensive course with video lessons and a pdf of worksheets that teaches students to use fractions using an incremental and spiral approach.
Learn more about Automatic Fractions.
What a fun way to help a child learn fractions! If you have a struggling math student, you’ll want to look into this spiral approach!Angie’s Review
Created by: Hannah
Hannah McAdams is a dyslexic learner, former classroom teacher, and current homeschool mom who writes curriculum for out of the box learners.
Career Exploration and Assessments
Career assessments explore intrinsic motivation, spiritual gifting and careers. Students explore careers that result in the most fulfillment and satisfaction. Having a clearer idea of what your student wants to pursue after high school helps avoid unnecessary costs of changing majors during college and increasing debt and financial burden. Gain peace of mind, clarity & direction for the next step. For ages 16 and over.
GO PROGRAM 15 week curriculum: Personal Development & Strategies for Academic Success
As a veteran home educator, I mentor students and give both students and parents weekly support. Coaching provides strategies for academic success with better executive function and greater intentional action. Through coaching, students gain greater self-awareness and life perspective as they realize possibilities and find ways to become more self-directed and motivated. Coaching helps students with motivation, procrastination, anxiety, stress, time management, prioritizing, emotional regulation, mindsets, communication, relationships, career.
Learn More about Career Exploration and GO PROGRAM.
Parenting teens is no easy task! I’ve already benefited from some advice Mandi has shared in the facebook group. If you have teeens or pre-teens, you’ll want to check out her approach to coaching teens!Angie’s Review
Resource Contributor: Mandi
Mandi is a life coach to students and parents and veteran home educator.
Timeline Book of Centuries: Create Your Own Unique Record of History
With the Timeline Book of Centuries, history comes ALIVE as you create your own unique personal keepsake of what you have studied and learned.
Inspired by Charlotte Mason’s Book of Centuries, this book has a two-page spread for each century from 4000 BC to AD 2100. Each century has spaces to record people, wars & events, discoveries, and developments in literature, music, and art. The book starts with an undated two-page spread for earliest history. Lined and unlined pages are located in the back of the book for extra notes, lists, and drawings.
Much more portable than a wall timeline, this book is an excellent resource to supplement homeschooling, CC Challenge or Foundations programs, Charlotte Mason programs, private or public education, university level studies or the studies of life-long learners.
Learn More about the Timeline Book of Centuries.
Do you have a place to record a timeline across all subjects? This is an excellent way for each child to create their own personalized timeline and be able to add to it every year!Angie’s Review
Created by: Cristine
Cristine Whitney is a homeschooling mama of four living in sunny Florida; in her spare time, she visits coffee shops and creates homeschooling printables and notebooks.
Crack the Safe Series
In our Crack The Safe series, pure reasoning is the name of the game. So put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and remember: this time, you’re not nabbing the safe cracker, you ARE the safe cracker!
Each book in this series consists of 30 puzzles, as well as detailed solution tutorials. Each puzzle involves finding the correct combination for a combination lock, given certain clues regarding the “closeness” of some incorrect guesses.
The first few puzzles of the Level 1 book are not difficult, but complexity increases as progress is made through the series. For this reason, the suggested age range is Junior High to Adult.
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This is a fun way to exercise those logic muscles!Angie’s Review
Created by: Brian and Melanie
Brian and Melanie Fulton, former college math professors, are now hobby farmers and homeschooling parents.
Learning About Science Collection, Level 4
Your upper elementary students can enjoy 298 pages of life science, earth science, and physical science with this collection. Each book presents topics in a simple, bite-sized format that is easy to read and eliminates the overwhelm of some science textbooks. With this collection, they’ll study animal groups and relationships; animal and plant classification; ecosystems; invertebrates; plant life cycles, pollination, and reproduction; volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate tectonics; Earth’s sun and moon; electricity, circuits, and safety; forces and motion; and stars, comets, and wonders of space. Ages 8-13. All measurements are given in both English and metric. This title does not discuss origins or the age of the earth. If you would like to explore the topics in this book from a Creation science worldview, free downloadable discussion helps are included.
Created by: Bonnie Rose
WriteBonnieRose exists to serve homeschoolers and home educators around the world by creating practical resources in many subject areas that are fun, affordable, and easy to use for preschool through high school.
With the launch of our new CC Cycle 1 t-shirts, we are opening up orders for custom sizes and colors on all our designs! We have 19 designs, 16 shirt colors, 3 ink colors, and sizes youth small to adult 3XL. Every shirt is premium soft cotton or a poly/cotton blend and made locally by our family. Order must be placed by July 11th and will ship by July 26th.
We enjoy creating shirts that celebrate homeschool and many of our themes are inspired by the Classical Conversations programs. We have shirts for Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge!
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It’s also the Grand Opening of the Grace for this Mom store! Save 30% on digital products with code WELCOME and save 10% when you buy 3 or more t-shirts with code: 10PERCENT through July 11.
Created by: Angie
Angie lives in West Texas where she homeschools five children and seeks to bring beauty and order into this season of life while encouraging other families.
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