Monday, November 23, 2009

Kentucky Law and Homeschooling

Some helpful links to keep you up to date on the laws regarding homeschooling in this great state!

http://www.hslda.org/laws/analysis/Kentucky.pdf
~Home School Legal Defense Association's analysis of Kentucky law.

http://www.homeschoolacademy.com/resources/state-laws/kentucky-homeschooling-laws/
~Brief but accurate information as well as some other helpful links

http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/About+Schools+and+Districts/Home+Schooling+in+Kentucky/default.htm
~I have to put this one in here for the wealth of resources they have available, but they do appear rather anti-homeschool on many fronts. Worth the time if you can find your way around.

http://www.education.ky.gov/kde/about+schools+and+districts/home+schooling+in+kentucky/kentucky+home+school+requirements.htm
~Here the law is broken down bit by bit; clear and concise.

That should about cover it and may even be a bit redundant. Hopefully all of your questions regarding homeschooling in Kentucky have been answered and I will post any changes in the law if they come about as soon as I am aware of them.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Helpful Links

http://www.freebyte.com/education/

I stumbled across this site the other day, and found myself bookmarking one site after another. This page is well organized, easy to navigate, and has a nice variety.


http://www.kidsolr.com/

This site is also fantastic; although there is alot to take in. The setup is a little "busy" for my taste, but there is some great stuff here.


http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/catalogs/bysubject-top.html

"Welcome to the World Wide School. The best place on the Internet to learn just about anything. Just read, click and learn. We wish you the best. This site is dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of educational material." (from about us section)

Those of you who are familiar with the Gutenburg Project will find this site sits right along those same lines. Enjoy the gems in this site!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kid Sites (Games, Learning Games, Videos, etc.)

As most mom's know, finding time for things when homeschooling can be challenging. My blogging time is limited, but I felt I needed to share some great links. Keep in mind, I am teaching a second and fourth grade level, so these sites will range in focus. These are sites that I use regularly, and I have only used free portions (one or two has a pay area as well as free). They are educational in majority, but fun enough to retain interest in the subject areas targeted. Hope your kiddos enjoy!

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids

http://www.kidsknowit.com/

http://www.schooltimegames.com/index.html

http://www.paulysplayhouse.com/paulys_playhouse/game_page/game.html

http://pbskids.org/

http://www.uptoten.com/

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

http://www.prongo.com/

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/games/

http://www.gamequarium.com/

http://www.4kids.org/

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Alternative Education Resource Organization

http://www.educationrevolution.org/networking-the-networks.html
Resources and info for homeschooling, waldorf, and montessori

http://www.educationrevolution.org/homeeducation.html
I can't say that all these links are good, there are so many to go through, but there are some great resources here for sure!

(This site has alot to offer, but these were the most helpful sections for me)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Discovery Education Free Educational Videos

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/homework_help_home.html
I was unaware of this site until today, stumbled across it through the KET Encyclomedia info page here

http://www.ket.org/education/encyclomedia.htm
If you scroll down, there is contact information for private and homeschools. I sent my email today and will update the info I get back asap. Love those KET/PBS resources.
Enjoy! (UPDATE: the info is on the site for pricing should be on the site, but for 12 months for a homeschool, the price was in the hundreds, so none for me thanks)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Great Links Again :)

Need some help with math? Try this site!
http://homeschoolmath.blogspot.com/

Tons of good stuff here! Excellent Homeschool Section!
http://thepioneerwoman.com/

Classroom supplies aimed at larger classrooms, but good stuff!
http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/default.aspx

Great resources here, unit studies and the likes!
http://homeschoolingonashoestring.com/blog/

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free Educational Videos

http://kids.learnoutloud.com/Kids-Free-Stuff

Free podcasts, videos, ebooks, etc

all educational

(free site registration, lots of free resources for adults and kids)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Teaching with Movies and Books

http://www.youthfilmproject.org/programs.htm

"What is FILM?
FILM stands for Finding Inspiration in Literature & Movies, it is curriculua for facilitators to use with youth that uses movies to promote reading, learing and service. Each curriculum has reading components, discussion prompts, activities and service project ideas"

Free curriculum for each title listed; this one looks great! I am adding this to our curriculum this fall!

Homeschool Supplies

http://www.hewitthomeschooling.com/home/hmain.asp?h=0

Found this store through one of my many yahoo groups; looks like they have some great resources on here. One in particular is the "Meet the Great Composers book w/CD". Check it out! There is Book two as well :)

http://www.hewitthomeschooling.com/book/bsingle.asp?i=2695