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A Journey Through Learning

by Mary Ann Kelley

A Journey Through Learning offers lapbook resources for unit studies and other topics. They also offer lapbook kits to go with Apologia elementary units and Geography Matters units. Most kits can be ordered as a download, a CD, or fully assembled.

Alphabet Kids Books and Curriculum

by Mary Ann Kelley

The Alphabet Kids is a series of 6 books that follow the fun adventures of a group of diverse children who learn about their multicultural backgrounds. Their stories help children to love who they are and realize that people who are different can be very good friends. In addition to the books, the publishers have Continue reading »

Biblical Lapbooks

by Mary Ann Kelley

Lapbooks for the Old Testament from a Jewish homeschool mom.

Big Life Journal

by Mary Ann Kelley

“Big Life Journal is an illustrated and guided journal for children ages 7-11. It is available as a hardcopy and PDF. You can print PDF at home, your local library or your favorite print shop.” The journal is over 200 pages and additional lesson plans, activity kits, printables, and more are available to accompany the Continue reading »

Considering God’s Creation

by Mary Ann Kelley

Considering God’s Creation is a creative encounter with science that consists of a 272 page consumable workbook, a teacher’s guide, and a CD with Christian songs. There are no preparations required and the course is structured in a way that allows multiple grades to be taught together. Considering God’s Creation works well with notebooking and Continue reading »

Download ‘N Go units

by Mary Ann Kelley

Download ‘N Go is a series of unit studies and lapbooking materials from Amanda Bennett and The Old Schoolhouse for K through 4th grade students. The units have 5 daily lessons that are complete and require no preparation. A wide variety of units are available for instant download.

E-Tutor

by Mary Ann Kelley

E-Tutor utilizes an intense Guided Study program in conjunction with the one-on-one approach to learning. E-Tutor offers services in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (including World and U.S. History), Foreign Language, and Economics and Politics. Pricing starts at $99/month for K-1 students, with high school pricing per subject.

Garfield’s Typing Pal

by Mary Ann Kelley

Garfield’s Typing Pal is a K-Adult typing program. There’s a free demo and a Typing Pal program without Garfield. They also have online typing instruction. The program is available as a download or a CD. Demo link: http://garfield.typingpal.com/demo/

Great Science Adventures

by Mary Ann Kelley

Great Science Adventures from Dinah Zike is an arts and crafts-based science program that allows children at different grades and levels of mastery to be taught at the same time. Each level has 24 lessons, two to three are completed each week. The teacher instructions are embedded in the text, allowing instruction to take place Continue reading »

Hands of a Child

by Mary Ann Kelley

These materials are lapbooks of various subjects to facilitate the teaching of homeschool curricula. There are currently more than 370 subjects available as downloads, CD, or printed packet.

Hands-On History Activity Paks

by Mary Ann Kelley

Hands-On History Activity Paks are lapbook kits on four subjects: Old and New Testament, Artists and Composers. The materials come on CD or can be downloaded.

Heart of Wisdom

by Mary Ann Kelley

Heart of Wisdom publishes a large selection of resources, including Internet-linked unit studies, Ancient History: Adam to Messiah curriculum, Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays, and scrap-lapbooks for students to use to facilitate learning.

Home School in the Woods

by Mary Ann Kelley

Home School in the Woods produces timelines, maps, lap books, and history studies designed for children to live the lessons! The hands-on resources are available as print materials, digital downloads, and CD versions.

HomeLife Academy

by Mary Ann Kelley

HomeLife Academy is a non-traditional K-12 private school and ministry that was founded to give homeschoolers and their parents educational access and support from anywhere in the world. They allow parents to teach what they want, on their own schedule and in a style appropriate for their child. Although they do not provide curriculum or Continue reading »

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

by Mary Ann Kelley

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the nation’s largest purchasing cooperative for families educating with a homeschool curriculum. The Co-op combines the purchasing power of thousands of homeschooling families around the country to give homeschoolers the same purchasing clout as school districts. We contact suppliers of all inclusive homeschool curriculum, tell them how many thousands of Continue reading »

Homeschool Tracker

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool Tracker is a downloadable homeschool planner and record keeper. Homeschool Tracker Plus is planning and organizing software designed to adapt to your particular homeschooling style in a simple yet sophisticated way. The Basic Edition is free and the Plus Edition has many added features for a one-time cost with free updates included. You can Continue reading »

HomeschoolSkedTrack.com

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool Skedtrack is a FREE online lesson planner, scheduler, and tracking system rolled into one. The heart of the system is the automated scheduling of activities that frees you from the headache of rescheduling everything once an activity/lesson is missed.

HS Highlights

by Mary Ann Kelley

HS Highlights has over 250 unit studies from which to choose. They offer literature unit studies for the many popular books. Each unit includes ten lessons with many activities. The units come in pdf format so you only have to print out the pages that you want, or children can just read it on the Continue reading »

Jim Weiss Storytelling CDs

by Mary Ann Kelley

Jim Weiss is a storyteller specializing in classics, wisdom stories, history, and folk tales. He brings characters and stories to life in a way that makes him one of the most popular storytellers among homeschoolers. All story sets are available on CD and some are available as mp3 downloads. Great for children of all ages.

Kaplan Test Prep

by Mary Ann Kelley

Kaplan provides standardized test preparation in many different formats, online interactive multimedia instruction, live streaming courses online and small group in person tutoring. The cost of the instruction varies by the test, and the intensity of the instruction.