February “Love” Themed – FREE Bible Verse Copywork Pages

If your frugal homeschooling family loves to start the week with a focus Bible verse, I’ve got the resource for you! I’ve created some free Bible verse copywork pages just for homeschooling families (and anyone else too!) for the month of February. The theme is “love.” These are made with multiple ages in mind, so they’re great to use together as a whole family, one per week. I hope you enjoy them!

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2018-2019 Free Homeschool Planner

Y’all, this FREE 2018-2019 homeschool planner and calendar system is the ultimate resource for homeschooling moms. Just like previous years, it’s black and white which means it’s easy on the ink! Each year’s addition matches seamlessly to the edition from the year before, because it’s dated AND perpetual. Frugal families like mine can appreciate that! The calendar is also a continual work in progress, built by request by readers like you who email me and request specific pages. I hope you enjoy it!

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Free Christmas Printables for Homeschoolers

Here is a set of free Christmas printables for you! Think: Santa Claus, Baby Jesus in the Manger, Reindeer, Snowman, Snow, Angels, Wise Men, you get the idea – all the printables you could want this Holiday season!¬† (more…)

Reading Eggs Review and FREE 4 week Trial for You!

What is Reading Eggs and why should I use it for my homeschooled child? How can I get a free 4-week trial of Reading Eggs? Whether your child is just learning to read, in preschool or primary/elementary grades, or perhaps older and struggling with a learning disability or dyslexia, I believe Reading Eggs could be the answer to your search. After 9 years of homeschooling, this program is one of my favorites for early reading skills. Here’s my review of Reading Eggs, and at the end of this post, you’ll also learn how you can try it for 4 weeks, FREE!

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What Makes the Farm a Great Unit to Study for Any Grade Level?

Why do so many teachers and homeschool moms teach a farm unit? Studying about the farm has long been a favorite theme for preschools, primary grades, and elementary grades. There is an abundance of learning skills and tasks that can be learned and practiced at any age with such an engaging topic. And the printables, unit studies, literature-based lessons, hands-on activities, and arts/crafts that are out there are numerous. So why is the farm such a popular theme? (more…)

Free and Affordable Alternatives to K12 and Connections Academy (or other public-school-at-home programs)

In our state, K12 and Connections Academy are two options for school at home, and they are free (they’re not free in some states). ¬†There’s nothing wrong with K12, Connections Academy, or other public school online programs in which your child can learn in the comfort of home or on the go. They are often free or very affordable and include everything your child needs to learn at home. However, they are not technically “homeschool” programs, in that the curriculum provided is government-dictated and does not allow flexibility in scheduling or parent-led teaching, which many homeschooling families wish to avoid. Here are some alternatives to the online public school programs that are also free (or in some of the cases below, affordable). (more…)