Free Homeschool Help for Parents

free homeschool help for parents

Free Homeschool Help for Parents

Free homeschool help for parents is a list specifically aimed at helping parents who suddenly find themselves home educating their children during the Corona Virus outbreak.

During this time children have been ordered home from school and many parents are frightened at the prospect of what they need to do next.

Not part of the plan!

Home schooling may never have been part of the grand plan! I have, therefore put together this list of homeschool help for parents which will hopefully give you some guidance and sanity during this time.

If nothing else, these resources will give you ideas and the motivation to give it a try!

Who knows, you may enjoy home education so much, you join the club!! I will update this list regularly in order to include new and recent posts and websites around the globe.

There is no right or wrong way of home educating your children. As a home school parent who has home educated two children full time for the past 5 years, I can confess that sometimes it was a disaster.

But on the whole, my kids have done exceptionally well despite not always following a daily schedule.

My daughter finished her IGCSE exams when she was 14, and is currently in year 3 of Open University, studying from home.

My son is currently 14 years old and is into computers and was due to write his first IGCSE exam this year (now cancelled) in which he is achieving between 90 – 100% for his mock exams!

I say to you. Don’t pressurise yourself or your children when it comes to home education. Yes, they may need a routine.

Don’t worry if you can’t nail the curriculum and study techniques they are used to at school. Home schooling is very different to mainstream school. Embrace it!

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100 educational youtube channels for gifted kids

Not so Formulaic – 100 YouTube Channels for curious, creative, gifted kids

As parents, we all complain about the use of screen time but we have to admit its value as a teaching tool. Now yes, there are millions of channels and a large number of them aren’t worth the data they expend.

Not so Formulaic has scoured Youtube to find suitable homeschool videos for inquisitive kids which you can use to keep your little ones busy. 

 

Free homeschool curriculums blessed beyond a doubt

Blessed Beyond a Doubt – a List of FREE homeschool curriculum (includes all subjects)

Most of these resources utilize free e-books or library books. Hopefully you can find something that works for your new homeschool family.

You might utilize a few subjects from each of the free homeschool resources, or decide to go full force and use the curriculum in its entirety. The choice is yours. That’s the beauty of home schooling. 

 

87 active indoor games and activities for kids to burn energy

From Sloely – 87 Active indoor games and activities for kids to burn energy

This is a great fun site that has lots of ideas for parents for those dreaded rainy days! And boy is it raining right now! Keep them indoors while self isolating or socially apart when outdoors by trying the activities listed by Sloely. 

 

Free virtual field trips

By Freedom Homeschooling – Free Virtual Field Trips

Virtual field trips allow children to visit places around the world without ever leaving their homes. Perfect for us all during our self isolation!

Through virtual field trips, they can visit other states, countries across the globe, and even other planets. This allows children to experience places they wouldn’t get to see otherwise.

Virtual field trips are also great for when you can’t get out due to illness or can’t afford to travel. Here are several free resources your family can use to take virtual field trips.

 

Our simplified homeschool schedule and tips on homeschooling

By Ergo Journal – Tips all about homeschooling your children

Textbooks and mainstream school are not the only way to learn. Your child should read all sorts of things, from comic books to the newspaper.

Give pre-schoolers individual attention. Designate an area stocked with toys and crafts for them to spend time playing. Encourage the more advanced kids to work with the younger ones.

This makes them all learn quicker, and gives confidence to the older child.

Think outside the box for home schooling 

You can save money by making some supplies yourself. Flash cards are nothing more than laminated paper! Brainstorm ideas with your children if you need help with finding supplies and resources.

Many parents around the world have suddenly been forced into homeschooling. If this applies to you, learning all you can about home education is crucial.

 

24 free homeschool and educational resources

By Money Saving Mom – Free homeschool curriculum and resources – huge list of 24 freebies

If you’re a new home schooler, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. 

 

150 educational youtube channels

By Homeschool Hideout – 150+ educational YouTube channels

YouTube has revolutionized the way kids learn, interact and spend hours upon hours of their time each week. These days, there isn’t much you can’t find on YouTube. 

My son loves YouTube and used it to teach himself higher maths IGCSE and was getting between 90-99% for his mock exams in prep for the exam season in May/June, which has now been cancelled! (He’s not a happy boy right now as he wanted to write his exams!!)

Instead of looking at technology in a negative way, the hours spent watching videos can be exceptionally positive too. The Homeschool Hideout has put together some educational YouTube channels that your kids will enjoy!

 

5 ways to prep your homeschool year

By Simply be Wild and Free – 5 Ways to prep your homeschool year successfully 

So you have to home school. Are you getting ready to plan and prep the next few months in your homeschool year, but not sure where to start?

It can be overwhelming to think about all the little things that need to get done before day 1 quickly approaches.
Homeschool veterans and newbies alike all struggle with the realization that with a new year also comes new subjects, plans, schedules, routines, and experiences. However, with a little trial and error we can eventually find that new normal.
If figuring out a new yearly plan is completely overwhelming to you, following these 5 simple steps can certainly help get you on the right track! So take a moment, breathe deep, and relax! You’ve got this! Now, let’s get started.

 

A parents primer for teaching high school english

By The Home Scholar – A parent’s primer for teaching high school English

Homeschool parents may need some guidance on on teaching high school English.

When you are home schooling high school, you want to ensure your child is competent in the core English skills. This post may not be completely applicable to all parent or to the current climate right now, but it may have some key tips on how to tackle helping your older kids learn English at home.

 

Free home education resources in the uk

By Castle View Academy – Free Home Education Resources in the UK

Castle View Academy is sharing their list of resources from the UK and most of them are free!  

More helpful links:

Homeschool Giveaways

It is what it says on the tin. This site has endless free home school resources so its worth checking out.

Homeschooling Ideas

Homeschooling for free is often just a case of using a lot of perseverance and imagination! There are a lot of opportunities to do things for free – you just need to know where to look.

Sparkle Box

Hundreds of free downloadables to use with your kids at home.

Homeschool Activities

There are plenty of free homeschooling resources out there so teaching your child at home doesn’t have to cost much – and is also far more effective and successful.
This infographic features the best free educational websites so you can see for yourself!

The Pioneer Woman

This mother has collated a library of resources which you will definitely find useful!!!!

The Happy Housewife

Homeschoolers today have a great advantage over the homeschooling pioneers of the early 1980’s. We have the internet! It is truly amazing how many FREE resources are available for homeschoolers. While I can’t possibly list all the free resources available to homeschoolers, I’ll list some of my favorites. If you have a free homeschool resource please share it in the comments and I’ll add it to this post.

Home Education UK

The site links listed may prove useful, many are from recommendations from other home educators and many are free.

Freddies Mummy UK

A UK based family home schooling using a mix of English and American resources.

K12 Learning Lift Off

From free lessons to educational videos, experiments, games, and activities, these 20 sites provide some amazing resources for any family interested in teaching kids at home. Whether you’re a full-time homeschooling family, or you just want to supplement your child’s education, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Only Passionate Curiosity

All subjects for free!

The Homeschool Mom

Lists of free curriculum and resources.

Education.com

Free worksheets and printables for kids.

123 Homeschool4me

1 million free worksheets and printables for kids!

Worksheets Worksheets

More free worksheets, all subjects for kids.

IXL

Maths and English practice.

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Essential Reading:

How to lesson plan for home school

How to lesson plan

How to homeschool getting started volume 1

How to home school

Other posts you may want to read on home schooling:

Free Homeschool Sciences Curriculum

Free Chemistry Curriculum for Homeschool

Essential home school resources

FREE Essential Home School Resources

Simultaneous Equations Worksheets

Simultaneous equations and finding y co-ordinates. Free maths worksheets for exam practice. Plus many more if you click on the link in the post. Feedourlife.blog

Simultaneous Equations Worksheets

Here you can find free simultaneous equations worksheets to help you with your everyday homeschooling.

We’ve been learning about simultaneous equations this week and it’s been taking some getting used to. My son has needed some extra worksheets for practice purposes so I’m sharing these two I found, with you.

Simultaneous Equations worksheet 1 download here

Simultaneous Equations worksheet 2 download here

(Thanks to Printable Worksheets In)

For other Simultaneous Equations lessons and worksheets, you can see more on the Printable Worksheets In site here.

Read my post: Linear Graphs y=mx+c

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Simultaneous Equations Workbook

Available from Amazon

Simultaneous Equations Workbook 21st century

Available from Amazon

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Linear Graphs y=mx+c Worksheets

Free Linear Graphs y=mx+c worksheets

Here are some freebie workbooks I found for my son to practice his graphing and y=mx+c sums.

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1. Drawing Linear Graphs with knowledge of y=mx+c.

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2. Equation of a line

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3. Gradient of a line

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4. y = mx+c

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5. y = a graphs

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6. x = a graphs

Solutions

7. Find equation of a line

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8. Find the equation of a line through two co-ordinates

Solutions

****All the above are thanks to Mr Barton Maths.*****

 

9. Type of Slope – Question and Answer worksheets

 

10. Slope from a Graph – Question and Answer worksheets

**** No 9 + 10 are thanks to Printable Worksheets****

Read with my other post: Simultaneous Equations Worksheets

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Other Maths Help:

Systems of equations workbook

Available from Amazon

 

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Plotting Co-Ordinate Points Free Worksheet

“Welcome to The Plotting Coordinate Points (A) Math Worksheet from the Geometry Worksheets Page at Math-Drills.com. This Geometry Worksheet may be printed, downloaded or saved and used in your classroom, home school, or other educational environment to help someone learn math.” This is available with answers.

To download and print this worksheet click here.

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Decimal Operations Free Poster

“Use this excellent Decimal Lesson to teach or review operations with decimals! My students loved the simplicity and color coding in this math lesson.” – Ms Moore from Moore Educational Resources.

Get this free printable here!

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Parts of Speech & Sentences Free Printable gr 4-8

Here is a free printable for the parts of speech and sentences! Practice the nine parts of speech; nouns, verbs, pronouns, articles, adjectives, adverbs, interjections, conjunctions, prepositions, and more!

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This printable is designed for grades 4-9, middle school and junior high. It can also be used for high school students, or even for college! There are two sheets: one with the parts of speech, and another with the parts of a sentence. Laminate them or stick them in sheet protectors to put them in a binder.
It was created it in middle school by Samantha from Learn in Color to help her memorize the different parts of speech and the different parts of a sentence. It covers:

Nouns
Verbs
Pronouns
Articles
Adjectives
Adverbs
Interjections
Conjunctions
Prepositions
Object of Prepositions
Direct and indirect objects
Infinitive phrases

Learning the parts of speech is crucial for solid grammar skills. It helps with clarity in speech and sentences. Plus, having a solid foundation in English makes learning a foreign language easier.
Samantha says, “I choose to create a sheet with the parts of sentences to go with my diagramming cheat sheet. At first, diagramming is hard and can seem pointless. In all honestly, once you learn how to do it, you will become SO much more familiar with the English language and improve your writing skills. Knowing how to diagram can help eliminate common grammatical errors and once mastered, can take away A LOT of grammar headaches. I would HIGHLY recommend learning diagramming!

Math Cheat Sheet Freebie gr 4-8

For everyone who struggles with math, here is a Math Cheat Sheet! It functions as a student handout, an addition to a school binder, or a free homeschool math reference sheet to complement a homeschool math curriculum. Grab it here!

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Thanks to Samantha from Learn in Color.

10 of the Best Free Algebra Worksheets for Home Education

gets Lots of free math algebra worksheets here!

10 of the best free algebra worksheets for home education and revision from Feed Our Life. Free maths algebra worksheets and links to fantastic sites teaching algebra and other math lessons!

Are you looking for some FREE maths algebra worksheets to use in your home school classroom or for revision for school exams? Well look no further! I have found several maths algebra worksheets for year 7, 8 and 9 (even foundation GCSE) by some reputable education websites and which I have used for my son in his daily math home education classes. Take a look…

  1. Printable Worksheets – this site collates various worksheets from all subjects, so this one is well worth browsing through to see if you can find resources that will suit your lessons! Here are the Solving Equations worksheets I used this week. There are a load more different ones if you look down the right hand side of their page!

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2. Math-Drills – this site has some great worksheets and I have linked you to their page containing their most popular algebra worksheets for the week.

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3. Maths Warehouse – This site looks great! I haven’t yet used their algebra worksheets as my son has not reached this section or level of work (graphs and plotting points, among others). They also have a handy little automatic equation slide at the top of the page, reminding kids how to do equations – very handy! It’s worth browsing through to see if you can use their resources for revision for GCSE exams. If you are not ready for their worksheets, then bookmark their site for use later on! The link here is to their whole Algebra page.

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4. Kuta Software – They have a range of various algebra questions and answers, plus many other math worksheets (pre-algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and calculus). I have used their multi-step equations worksheets for my son this week which you can access in the Equations box on their Free Algebra 1 page.

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5. Home School Math – If you would like to use just one site and generate your own worksheets as and when you need them for your child’s lessons, then try this site! They have both ready-made worksheets AND a generator which you can use to create daily revision worksheets! Great!! Here are their free worksheets for linear equations page.

6. Easy Teacher Worksheets – this site has science, English, social studies, foreign languages AND graphic organisers and teacher printables! We used their Solving Equations worksheets in our home ed classes these last two weeks. If you check out their menu Math worksheets by topic down the left side, you will find a host of worksheets you can use!

7. Helping with Math – Here are some more math worksheets –  Solving Equations AND check out the related resources at the bottom of this page. They also do all subjects and by grade too!

8. Math Aids – I have used loads of worksheets from this site over the years! So it’s one of those that you should bookmark! Here are some algebra worksheets to get stuck into!

9. Super Teacher Worksheets – These basic algebra worksheets introduce kids to using and writing algebraic equations with letter variables. They also cover all other sections of math too!

10. Algebra Worksheets – I just found this site! We will definitely be giving their worksheets a try. They also advertise that you can do exercises on the ipad too. Here is one on Variable Expressions.

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Free Homeschool Sciences Curriculum

My HUGE list of FREE science home school education curriculum & resources - www.feddourlife.blog

Free Homeschool Sciences Curriculum

Below is a list of valuable links to educational websites for free homeschool sciences curriculum on Science, Biology, Technology, Geography, Engineering and more!

All sciences are covered here including core subjects like English and Maths. Preschool to 12th grade.

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Teaching Pre School Science

This website is for little ones. It’s a free science curriculum for early childhood, PreK-K.

Learning A – Z

For these learning materials, you need to sign up to their free membership to view their units and download freebies (K-2).

Paso Partners

This is a two-volume curriculum and resources guide developed by Paso Partners – a partnership of three public schools, an institution of higher education, and SEDL specialists, K-5.

4-2-Explore

This looks like a super little site with an A-Z directory of earth science, life science, physical science and air/space science topics.

Each topic links to a lesson and includes links to videos and animations, PLUS loads of fun Experiments! (K-6)

MS Nucleus

Includes Curriculum lessons in (K-6)

Biology 4 Kids

Cells, Microbes, Plants, Vertebrates, Invertebrates, Animal Systems (K-6). They also have

Classic Science Life

This includes a 36 week Life Science Textbook with Parent Copy!! (K-6)

Kids Biology

This site offers colourful free lessons in (K-6)

Kids Geology

This is in a similar format to Kids Biology above, offering (K-6)

Design Squad

These are hands-on activities and videos, including pdf downloadable workbooks. (Grades 3-6)

Science Workbooks

Here you will find a very long list of science workbooks!! (Grades 6-8)

CK12 Flexbooks

This site has guide books for Math (Grades 1-5, Arithmetic, Measurement, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry, Calculus, Analysis),

Science (Grade K-5, Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics),

English (Writing and Spelling),

and other subjects like Engineering, Technology, Astronomy, History (US), Health. 

Guest Hollow Free High School Curriculum & Physiology Curriculum

Some of this is still free, but I noticed that they have updated their curriculum, which you can view here. (Grades 9-12).

Khan Academy

You can learn subjects like MATH, Science and Engineering, Computing, Arts & Humanities, Economics & Finance. So it’s not just a maths help site anymore!! (Grades 9-12).

MIT Open Courseware

This is for students and teachers (parents in our case!!) (High school 9-12)

Teach Engineering

STEM curriculum for K-12.

Read my other post: Free Chemistry Curriculum for Homeschool

Essential supplies for your home classroom: (from Amazon)

 

BIC stationery for kids

Available from Amazon

A4 exercise book

Exercise books for homeschool

double sided white board

Double sided board with pen and eraser

10 subject notebook

10 Subject notebook

Fire 7 Tablet

Fire 7 Tablet

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Homeschool Group Board

Resources General – Homeschool

Chemistry for homeschool

Biology for homeschool

free homeschool science curriculum

Pre K - 12 free curriculum for homeschool

 

English High School Curriculum

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I have been looking for a decent English curriculum for Troy (11 years old) for our home school daily schedule. I think I have just found what I’ve been looking for!!!

I came across this website called Easy Peasy All In One Homeschool which is a Christian-based site offering a FREE curriculum for homeschoolers in ALL subjects!! WOW!

The one I’m mostly interested in is their extension site called Easy Peasy All In One High School English-8 for Troy’s English lessons! It looks achievable and simple to follow too. Each day is set out for you. Just follow the instructions for each English subject for each day and click on the links provided. Easy Peasy.

If you are looking for a good solid and free curriculum, I can honestly recommend that you check out their site. Even if you don’t want to use the full curriculum, you can choose subjects that pertain to you from the drop down menu on the right hand side of their pages.

Happy Homeschooling!

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