No-Cost Online Math Curriculum & More!

Age Range: 4-11 (Grades PreK-6, however, only PreK-2 is currently available. Content for 4-6, will be released later in 2010.)

I’ve been hearing lots of buzz on the launch of the “Head of the Class” website that provides “free resources for math, reading, writing, spelling, science, history, geography, Spanish, art, music, and more!”
This free online, curriculum-based instruction is delivered through multimedia including:

  • Videos presenting how-to activities
  • Applications that teach math, phonics and spelling
  • Online Coaching by the site’s mascots, Happy & Max
  • Dynamic Worksheets – the content changes each time they’re opened
  • Assessment Tests that measure progress and automatically adjusts the curriculum to the student’s level

When you get to this ad-supported site, use the menu on the left to view the course outline for grades PreK-2. You can also see samples pages of the course content. To access all of the free content you must create a login account.
Use the menu at the top of the page to view “Getting Started” that explains (through online videos) how this site works.

Used Curriculum Sale

HEARTS HOMESCHOOLERS is having their Used Curriculum Sale on Thursday, May 6th during their regular monthly meeting. Save the date…..the location is as follows:

New Testament Baptist Chuirch
13900 Griffin Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330

This event is free for all HEARTS Members. If you are selling curriculum you will need to sign up to reserve a table. We will be limited to 50 tables. The fee for non-HEARTS Members will be $5.00. To reserve a table email Gladys @ gladysvandesande@comcast.net or use the form below.

Please use the form below to send an email to the site administrator.

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Oppose Federal Funding for Early Education Programs

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today or tomorrow on H.R. 3221, the “Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009.”

This bill should be opposed for the following reasons:

  • It will create federal funding for state early education programs for children from birth to 5 years old, allowing government officials to make parenting decisions for children in these programs;
  • States may use the funds to create mandatory early education programs, since the bill does not require that the programs be voluntary;
  • The states will have an economic incentive to increase the number of children in early education programs, and may pressure families to enroll their children in these programs;
  • It will greatly increase the size and scope of the federal government’s involvement in education.

You can read HSLDA’s detailed legislative analysis of H.R. 3221 here:  http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6971

ACTION REQUESTED

Please call your U.S. Representative with the following message. There is no need to identify yourself as a homeschooler:

“Please oppose H.R. 3221.  This bill will create new federal funding for early education programs in the states.  The federal government should not expand its involvement in early education programs. Parents, not federal or state officials, should decide what is appropriate for their children.”

You may find the contact information for your U.S. Representative by using HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6972

The Top 100 Educational Websites of 2009

Homeschool.com product testers have selected the Top 100 Educational Websites of 2009. They asked 7,000 Product Testers to send a list of the educational sites that they like the best and use the most often. The three sites mentioned most often were:

The Top Sites for 2009

1) www.starfall.com
2) www.edhelper.com
3) www.time4learning.com

Note: Normally we would not include a commercial site on this list. However, so many people nominated Time4Learning, it seemed unfair to leave them off the list.

  • Click on a site name
  • Explore their site for awhile
  • If you love it, add it to your bookmarks
  • Then use the back button to come back to the main Top 100 list

All of these sites are safe, proven and used by thousands of parents just like you. So grab a cup of coffee, put your kids on your lap, and have fun exploring these wonderful sites.

Reference


Ed Helper
http://www.edhelper.com

School Express
http://www.schoolexpress.com/

Learning Page
http://www.learningpage.com

Tools for Educators
http://www.toolsforeducators.com

Britannica
http://www.britannica.com

Discovery School
http://school.discovery.com

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org

New York Times Learning Network
http://www.nytimes.com/learning

Enchanted Learning
www.EnchantedLearning.com

Miscellaneous


Autism Today
http://www.autismtoday.com

Ideal Lives
http://www.ideallives.com

Study Stack
http://www.studystack.com

Study Spanish
http://www.studyspanish.com

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Living Spanish
http://www.livingspanish.com/

To Learn English
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/

Songs for Teaching
http://www.songsforteaching.com/

Education Creations
http://www.educationcreations.com/freestuff.htm

Lesson Plan Central
http://www.lessonplancentral.com/

Time Savers for Teachers
http://www.timesaversforteachers.com/

Great Resource for K-8
http://www.kids.gov/

Time4Learning
http://www.time4learning.com

Math


The Math Worksheet Site
http://www.TheMathWorksheetSite.com

Math Goodies.com
http://www.mathgoodies.com

Math Playground
http://www.mathplayground.com

Math Drills
http://www.math-drills.com/

Math.com
http://www.math.com/

Algebra Help
http://www.algebrahelp.com

WebMath
http://www.webmath.com

Cool Math Games
http://www.coolmath-games.com

High School


High School Ace
http://highschoolace.com/ace/ace.cfm

Homework Spot
http://www.homeworkspot.com

Explore Learning
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm

Best Colleges
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college

Preparing Your Child for College
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/Prepare/index.html

Science


BrainPOP
http://www.brainpop.com

Chem4Kids
http://www.chem4kids.com

Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu

InnerBody
http://www.InnerBody.com

Science for High School
http://www.scienceforhighschool.com/

Cosmeo
http://cosmeo.com

NASA for Students
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html

Astronomy for Kids
http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=ss&id=127

Nine Planets
http://www.nineplanets.org

StarChild
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov

The Electronic Zoo
http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm

Smith Life Science
http://www.smithlifescience.com/

The MAD Scientist Network
http://www.madsci.org

Try Science
http://www.tryscience.org

Science & Technology Education
http://www.ftexploring.com/

Arts & Crafts


Art Lessons for All Grades
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/lessons.html

Kinder Art
http://www.kinderart.com

Crayola
http://www.crayola.com

Draw Space
http://www.drawspace.com/

Draw Your World
http://www.drawyourworld.com/index.html

Drawing/Sketching Lessons
http://drawsketch.about.com/

Kids Art
http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/kidsart.htm

Reading


Starfall
http://www.starfall.com

Reading A-Z
http://www.readinga-z.com/samples/preview.html

TLS-Books
http://www.tlsbooks.com/

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.net

Wowio.com
http://www.wowio.com

Writing


ABC Teach
http://www.abcteach.com

Scholastic – Student Activities
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/learn.jsp

The Write Site
http://www.writesite.org

Spelling City
http://www.spellingcity.com/

Teacher’s Lab
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/

Geography, History and Virtual Travel

Colonial Williamsburg: Electronic Field Trips
http://www.history.org/trips

Natural Wonders of the World
http://www.field-guides.com/sci/natwon/index.htm

Teacher’s Guide Virtual Field Trips
http://www.theteachersguide.com/virtualtours.html

CyberBee
http://www.cyberbee.com

The Jason Project
http://www.jasonproject.org

Virtual Field Trips
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours

Xpeditions @ National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions

K-12 Africa Guide
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Home_Page/AFR_GIDE.html

States and Capitals
http://www.50states.com

Life in the Middle Ages
http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm

New Perspectives on the West
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest

The American Civil War Homepage
http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war

The Civil War Homepage
http://www.civil-war.net

The Oregon Trail
http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html

Geography Worksheets
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/qt/geogprintables.htm

White House for Kids
http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids

Lewis and Clark
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark

Homeschooling

Homeschool.com
http://www.homeschool.com

Homeschool Reviews
http://www.homeschoolreviews.com

Homeschool Blogger
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/home.php

Homeschool Buyers Co-Op
http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/

Homeschool Freebie of the Day
http://www.homeschoolfreebieoftheday.com

Homeschool Classifieds
http://www.homeschoolclassifieds.com

The Well Trained Mind
http://www.welltrainedmind.com/

Educational Games


Family Fun
http://www.familyfun.com

Teach With Movies
http://www.teachwithmovies.org

Fun Brain
http://www.funbrain.com

Discovery Kids
http://kids.discovery.com/games/games.html

I Know That
http://www.iknowthat.com

For homeschooling families in Florida