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A2Z Homeschool Articles, Pages, Kids Lessons Beginning with “S”

Salem Witch Trials KIDS
One theory that has come out recently is that the girls had been traumatized by earlier events: Indian massacres of families familiar to them.

Sample Form to Request School Records
These records concern your child’s past grades, test results, and other items kept in your child’s cumulative folder.

Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this province.

SAT and Other College Tests
Homeschooling teens can get pre-college test information at these links.

Saxon Math
America’s most popular and effective homeschool math resource.

School Issues
The American public school system has many issues in its compulsory schools. What are the effects of bullying on children? What are the pros and cons of homeschooling? How creating a homeschool in your home can be the best education for your kids.

Schools Chief Jack O’Connell Issues Statement Regarding Home Schooling In California
I have reviewed this case, and I want to assure parents that chose to home school that California Department of Education policy will not change in any way as a result of this ruling.

Science Bookstore
Books to help you build science equipment and perform experiments at home, available through Amazon.com.

Science Courses
Commercial resources for elementary through high school science that have been organized to meet grade level or course standards.

Science Experiment Report For Kids KIDS
A guide to planning my experiment, thinking about what I’ll learn from it, reporting what I observed and what I learned from doing the experiment.

Science Experiments For Kids KIDS
Science experiments for home, school and science fair projects.

Science Fair Help KIDS
Looking for help with that science fair project? You’ve come to the right place!

Science Kits
Commercial kits for creating science experiments, building physics and electronical toys, and other fun things.

Science Lessons
Getting started teaching science at home.

Science Shop
Books, Courses, Lab Equipment, Kits, and Lesson Plans

Science Software
Games, tools and reference software to help children get science concepts.

Science Supplies
General science catalogs.

Scientific Method For Kids KIDS
How to successfully set up and run science experiments at home.

Scientists and Explorers Who Homeschool
Homeschoolers have become scientists who have won Nobel prizes and discovered amazing things. One astronaut family homeschooled their kids.

Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this country.

Secular Curriculum by Subject
The web’s most comprehensive directory of secular homeschool curriculum by subject including grade level, type, and parent ratings

Sensory & Writing Strategies Reading Instruction Materials
Suppliers of reading instruction curriculum for sale to homeschooling families.

Sewing Lessons for Teens KIDS
Free sewing lessons and sewing project ideas and patterns.

Should We Test?
Does allowing the government to test our kids somehow devalue and subvert the learning process?

Showy Chemistry Demonstrations KIDS
Showy chemistry demonstrations for advanced students and teachers to amaze and delight younger kids.

Sing Along KIDS
Lyrics for favorite kids and teen songs. Come sing along or take a music lesson.

Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this country.

Singers Who Were Homeschooled
Being homeschooled can help a serious young singer more time to learn their art and to be able to go on tour.

Single Parent and Working
Advice on how to homeschool if you are a working single parent.

Single Parents – see Working & Single Parents 
Being a single parent, or needing all adults to go to work can seem undaunting barriers to homeschooling, but with support you can do it.

Skeleton KIDS
Find out about your skeletal system or what happens when you break a bone.

Skits – see Drama KIDS
Have a flair for drama? Put on a play with these scripts and staging ideas.

Slime ~ see Let’s Play and Find Out About Slime KIDS
Slime is easy for kids to make and ever so fun for kids to to play with. By Janice VanCleave

Snug and Safe KIDS
Safety and first aid fun and games and downright serious lessons, too.

Social Networks for Homeschool Support Leaders
Support and encouragement via social networks for those in homeschool support group leadership roles, especially online.

Social Studies Lessons
Ideas for exploring the social sciences at home,in your community and on the web.

Sociability of Students in a Home-based Charter School
The results of Craig Butz’s study indicate that students who are educated in the home-based charter school are not adversely affected in their socialization ability.

Social Networks
Places online to leave questions and messages about homeschooling.

Social Security Benefits when Homeschooling
For social Security a home school must comply with State law for the child to be entitled as a student even if he/she is beyond the State’s compulsory education age.

Socialization: The “S” Word
Ways to answer: “Aren’t you concerned about socialization?” Links.

Educational software and help selecting computer materials for children.

Software Advice
Advice to help you select computer software for children.

Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21, 2017 – Unit Study KIDS
A solar eclipse is one of the most dramatic astronomical events it is possible to witness. They are caused by the shadow of the moon falling on the Earth.

The Solar System KIDS
Explore the Sun, the Moon, and all the planets in our solar system right here.

Some Must Fall, by Clair St.Claire
Clair St.Claire, homeschooled in the country all her life, began writing her debut novel at age thirteen.

South Africa
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this country.

South America ~ see Central & South America
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this region, from Mexico south.

South Carolina
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this state.

South Dakota
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this state.

Space Exploration KIDS
If you’ve dreamed of being an astronaut, here’s the place to begin your training.

Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in Spain.

Spanish Lessons KIDS
Free tutorials for teaching yourself Spanish or brushing up to get by in Mexico or Spain.

Special Needs
Able children with physical or mental challenges can thrive being homeschooled, but it helps to connect with others.

Special Needs Curriculum Vendors
Curriculum for homeschooling special needs and learning disabled children.

Special Needs – Legal Advocacy
Understanding your legal rights when you homeschool your special needs child. Advocating for additional rights.

Special Needs – Online Support
Message boards, email lists, and Yahoo Groups where friendly, experienced homeschool parents will help you with your homeschool concerns about your special needs child.

Speech-Language Difficulties ~ see How to Help Overcome Speech-Language Difficulties in the Home Schooled Child
By Dr. Linda Kennedy. Speech-language disorders are common in children and are among the most difficult problems to detect, especially in a homeschool setting.

Speed Stacking KIDS
Speed Stacking is growing in popularity among homeschoolers, who find the games easy to take to Park Days.

Spelling KIDS
Learn how to spell. Lessons and dictionary links.

Spiders – Insects for Kids KIDS
Are spiders our friends or our foes? While some are harmful, most spend their time catching annoying flies and mosquitoes.

Sports Programs KIDS
Competitive athletic teams are formed all over the country for homeschoolers. See if there is one near you, or learn how to start one in your region.

Spring Cleaning Your ‘tudes
Sometimes it’s a matter of changing your attitude.

Stars & Constellations KIDS
Stars and groups of stars all have names, and the stories behind the names go back to the times of the earliest star gazers.

Starting a Homeschool Support Group
By Holly Furgason. Why should we even bother with homeschool support groups? I found there are several benefits.

Starting a Support Group
How to start up a homeschool support group in your area.

Starting to Homeschool ~ see Help Getting Started
All sorts of wonderful essays on how to get started homeschooling.

State of Affairs for LA Homeschoolers
It’s just such a huge and terrible mess. I don’t think the news media really conveys how bad the situation is in some of the lower parishes, and in some certain areas of the greater New Orleans region. By Denise Deeves.

Statistics – see Demographics
Reports of numbers of homeschoolers in various states and countries. Note that this is a work in progress, and never entirely accurate.

Studio Teachers
Young entertainers and athletes often need especially accomodating tutors, willing to travel with them.

Study Materials Advice 
Choose carefully to match your child’s interests and abilities, and what fits your budget. Homeschooling can cost just as much as you can afford. The only curriculum that costs too much is the curriculum that isn’t used.

Success Stories
You won’t believe what these modern homeschoolers have accomplished!

Summer Camp at Home KIDS
If going off to summer camp has all the appeal of going to a boarding school, here are some wild suggestions of ways you can have a tame camp experience at home and in your nearby community.

Summer Camps – See Homeschool Summer Camps
Not always held in the summer, many take advantage of lovely fall weather and uncrowded camping areas. Many homeschool associations and support groups also hold camps for members.

Summer Plans
I suggest “educating” differently. Take a break from “schooling” and learn from doing things, lots of interesting things.

Supercharged Science
A complete online homeschool science curriculum. It uses a combination of videos, live tele-classes, reading and exercises to teach kids real science.

Superstitions KIDS
Normal happenings are sometimes thought to have meanings for future events.

Support Group Challenges
How to maintain a support group when conflict occurs.

Support Groups
A directory of support groups and resources for support groups and their leaders.

Sweden Homeschooling
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in Sweden.

Swimming 4 Kids KIDS
Water safety and resources for improving your swimming in a pool or at the beach.

Switzerland Homeschooling
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this country.