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Homeschooling is more than just education at home. Homeschool parents, children, tutors, and anyone interested in learning online, a structured home classroom or unstructured unschooling will find A2Z Home's Cool an "cool" home school blog.

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Homeschooling Through the Holidays

It is hard to homeschool through the holidays, unless you take holiday activities to also be educational. Gift ideas, too, can be used for education.
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Homeschooling Through the Holidays

It is hard to homeschool through the holidays, unless you take holiday activities to also be educational. Gift ideas, too, can be used for education.

Advent Calendar
Surprise December Fun Links. A fun activity added daily December 1-26.

Christmas Gift Tags With Hints
Just add a cryptic hint to a tag to get the recipient guessing what it could be!

Christmas Lesson Ideas
A Christmas curriculum.

Christmas Skit
Divide the group into four smaller groups and assign each group one of the words listed here. Read the story. After each of the words is read pause for the group to sing the first line of the song.

Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers
If you want to know what real homeschoolers who love this site are getting their kids for Christmas, here is a list taking directly from my Amazon sales reports.

Holiday Jokes
My gift of laughter for you.

Homeschooling During the Holidays
Holiday homeschooling will look different for each family. Whatever your take is on it, here are some ideas to keep you busy and learning through the holiday season.

Living Joyfully With Children
Maximize freedom and success, minimize fear and failure.

Luke 2, The Christmas Story
An illustrated story of the birth of the Christ Child, designed for children to read.

Toystore – Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers
Toys that teach, and are a lot of fun, too.

The Twelve Math Days of Christmas
Here are 12 great ways to combine math in your Christmas activities.

Winter Homeschooling

Winter Unit Study
Find out about really cold places, about the science of cold, fun in the snow, and winter tales.

Winter Sports
Getting Started with snow and ice sports such as ice hockey, skating, skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.

Valentine’s Day Unit Study
A jam-packed page of fun Valentine projects for you and your children. A unit study to share with your friends.

Beginning to Homeschool

You’ve made the decision to homeschool.
What do you do next?

Where Do I Start With Homeschooling?
Where to start looking for beginning homeschooling information and advice. How to do the basics. Why home school works.

Home Education Laws & Legalities
Take the steps necessary for beginning to homeschool legally according to your regional laws. Look under “Regional Information” in the “Homeschool Categories” to your left to find your local homeschooling laws and other supportive resources.

Homeschool Support Groups in Your City
Meet with other homeschool families in your area with concerns similar to your own. Exchange tips and ideas with experienced homeschoolers.

Educational Field Trips
Some call it Autoschooling, as we homeschoolers learn on the go, visiting historic sites, science and art museums, civic monuments, and more. Get outside and learn what educational opportunities your local community has to offer.

Homeschooling for Free

Truly Free K12 Homeschooling
How to have a totally free K12 homeschool experience online and off.

Lesson Plans for Free
Websites that have structured lesson plans. Usually these have goals and objectives and meet state standards.

Free Homeschooling Curriculum Materials
You can build a curriculum for free or for very little or by borrowing.

Explorations 4 Kids
Tons of links to free sites for kids to learn. Includes some links to inexpensive Amazon books and games, too, for those who wish to learn experientially offline.

All Time Favorites

Reading Level Assessment Tests

Two reading tests to help you assess the reading level of your child. Explanation of the RL code on books.

Free K12 Homeschooling

How to have a totally free K12 homeschool experience online and off. Free resources from A2Z Home's Cool.

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