Sunday, March 24, 2024

Science Buddies

by Shelly Mathis

Science Buddies is a wonderful resource for students and parents who love STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning. Compiled by STEM professionals, students can access science project ideas, guides, help, and activities. Teachers (and homeschooling parents!) are equipped with lesson plans and tools. 

My favorite tool is the Career Discovery Tool where you can explore different STEM-related professions and learn about the job, its required education, job pay and demand, and more.


Sunday, November 19, 2023

Nature-based Curriculum

Beyond the "Classroom" Walls

Nature-based Homeschooling

Outdoor and nature-based learning (aka wildschooling) is legitimate! If you and your children love learning in the outdoor classroom, here are some resources for you to explore. (Some are recommended by local Grand County homeschoolers):

The John 10:10 Project - Short Films with a Christian Worldview

The John 10:10 Project

Short Films. Big God. Abundant Life

Shared by a fellow homeschooler who enjoys watching the short videos with her children.

The John 10:10 Project

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Early Chapter Books

Early chapter books help children make the exciting transition from primers to chapter books.  These transitional books are a great tool for boosting the confidence of young - and even reluctant - readers!

Subject content is appropriate for 7 to 10-year-olds, and the vocabulary is accessible for children reading at the 2nd-3rd grade level. There is one main plotline with main characters between the ages of 8 and 10. Books are around 60-100 pages and printed in a reader-friendly font size with lots of white space, making them easier to read.

Click here to see a list of early chapter books at your local library!

Early Chapter Books @ Grand County Library District

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Getting Started with Homeschooling

So, how does one start homeschooling anyway?

The Home School Legal Defense Association offers a great list of simple steps here:

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Fun Resources for Kids

Resources for Kids from the CO Department of Education

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Free Resources for Kids Available Anytime

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

History and Government

History and Government Resources
Online Resources

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.

The Library of Congress is a great resource for primary historical documents for topics such as the Civil War, the New Deal, Women's Suffrage, and the Westward Expansion.  Lesson plans and primary source sets for specific topics are also available.