I have a large list of ‘Favorite” websites that I have book marked over the years. I thought that from time to time that I would share them with you. I’m sure there are many that most of you already know about but I felt they were worth sharing over and over again.
Paula’s Archives-This site is a great resource for those that like the learning through literature method. She includes information and resources in these categories: Homeschool and Curriculum Materials, Stages of Homeschooling, Non-homeschool topics like tips & recipes, and her favorite links. Along with her Vocabulary Vine for Latin and Greek roots, I especially like her Story of the World resources in which she has workbooks for SOTW 1 & 2, and has charts that correlates Tapestry of Grace, Children’s History of the World, Mystery of History 1, Veritas Press and other programs with SOTW.
I am sure everyone is familiar with Donna Young’s site. This is one of my very favorites for forms, planning sheets and other helpful worksheets. A must see for all new homeschooling families.
Another great find is Homeschool Tracker. When I first stumbled upon this, I downloaded the free basic edition and used that for a year. Last year I purchased the Plus edition. I love using this for my entire planning and record keeping. It is fairly simple to learn how to use. Last year I added things week-by-week, day-by-day. This past summer I laid out my entire basic lesson plans for the year, so now all I have to do is submit them to the assignment grid, print out the week’s work (you don’t have to do this but my kids like to see what’s up for the week) and Viola! scheduling is done. What is so nice is that if something comes up or changes it is easy to reschedule any assignment. Report cards, attendance records, and even transcripts are a snap now. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes to keep his or her records on the computer.
Hope you find these sites helpful. Eventually, I’d like to create 1 blog or a place with just the sites listed (no description) as soon as I figure out how to do that. J