I recently accepted the job of homeschooling my two youngest children. Both boys… Both full of energy. I started by doing what most everyone does these days when trying to learn a new skill: Googled it. In doing so, I found lots of great resources and met some amazingly talented people along the way. Listed below are my favorite websites. But, they’re not just for homeschoolers, they’re for public schoolers, private schoolers, afterschoolers and unschoolers.
Books for Boys
Homeschool Share.com great resource for lap book ideas
For curriculum reviews: Cathy Duffy Reviews
http://www.education.com Ideas for classroom teachers. (But who says we can’t use them too?)
Get moving and get rewarded for it: https://www.presidentschallenge.org/participate/ed-homeschoolers.shtml
Everything you need for a Waldorf inspired homeschool http://www.christopherushomeschool.org/home.html
The Grayslake Public Library also has a resource page linking to many other resources. It can be accessed at http://www.grayslake.info/youthhomeschool.htmLibrary card holders can also request book bags on specific topics of study.
The Lake County Forest Preserves offers a Homeschool Companion class monthly at select locations http://www.lcfpd.org/index.cfm .
And, of course Little Lake County offers lots of ideas!
But, in spite of all that’s available on-line, the best resource by far has been our local library. Our librarians offer assistance with everything from choosing a curriculum to finding a support group. They are my new best friends. If you are new to homeschooling, I advise you to meet your local librarians. And, if you are a seasoned homeschooler, please share your favorite resources in the comment section below.