Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Shout Out ~ Guides, Assessment, Online Study & Books

Sunday Shout Outs are a blast from the past from around here. I did a few of these awhile back. They are a way for me to share some of the reads, sites, links or other things that touched me in some way during this past week.

I was either sent or stumbled across a few new to me things and wanted to share them with you so a Sunday Shout Out seemed like the logical way to go. Who knows I may just bring them back into existence ;-)

  • Simply Charlotte Mason offers FREE Curriculum Guides, I had no idea! They are broken down into a time period in history, the idea is you choose your time period and focus on that as a family. Within each time period is a list of grade level books.

Then you can also choose from a list of  'enrichment topics' with even more great book lists.

Really does make choosing books nice and easy.

This is definitely on one add to your bookmarks list.

Mardel Homeschool has this really neat assessment tool, I found it quite interesting and was pleasantly surprised that my results pretty much matched up with my line of thinking. Charlotte Mason was number one on my list. Complete the teaching assessment online here

Ok this is simply a treasure trove. Over 1,000,000 free ebooks to borrow at Open Library.

  •  A friend of mine stumbled  onto the Hachette Children's Books website, they have a bunch of free downloadable teacher resource files to go along with many of the books they have available. Check them out here

I'm currently pondering this book series by Lois Walfrid, this from the Freedom Seekers  website, "Travel back to 1857 with Libby, Caleb, and Jordan, who need to make life-changing choices that answer the question, "What does freedom really mean?" From the golden age of steamboats, the rush of immigrants to new land, and the heart-stopping dangers of the Underground Railroad, come true-to-life stories of courage, integrity, and suspense."  Check them all out here.

If you have or your children have read any of these I would love to hear from you.

It dawned on me recently that we really aren't all that far away from the high school years so I have started a collection of various helps that I may look into when the time is right. Studying online is definitely one of those options so when someone suggested to take a look at Open 2 Study I quickly added it to my trusty basket of future tricks. You have the option of studying through different Universities using the Open 2 Study website. I always love hearing of homeschoolers using their high school years to explore a variety of avenues and this is definitely one of them that is filled with possibilities.

Lots of fabulous finds this week, I hope something here has been of some help to you.


Muddled Mawkishness and Murky Musings said...

Thanks so much for sharing these resources! I found them to be very helpful and interesting.

Ticia said...

Isn't it scary when we realize how close the kids are to another big age range?

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