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Records and Reports – Part 3 Resources to Purchase

Records and Reports - A2Z Homeschool.com

The third post in the series Records and Reports. Practical resources that you can purchase or download and print that will help you to simplify your record keeping process.
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Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

The following are the opinions of the authors on these pages, and do not necessarily reflect my own opinions. An Average Homeschooler: High School Text Books This was the year I realized that my dreams of becoming a scientist were absolutely futile. And I knew it, because I was never going to have the...
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Homeschooling on a Budget

How much does it cost to homeschool? How can we tightly budget and still give our children a fine education? Budgeting A Tax Write-off? AN A to Z ARTICLE Can I write off any homeschooling expenses on my taxes? How Much Does Homeschooling cost? By Kamay Flemens. January 8, 2015. Personal and small survey...
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Best Magazines For Kids

Best Magazines For Kids

Magazines of interest to homeschooled children. Order magazines to incite your kids to read more about their favorite subjects.
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Music Curriculum

Instruments, music lessons online or through videos, and sheet music resources. Websites recommended by your Homeschool Guide.
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Quickstart Curriculum

I am going to list and link below some curriculum to order to just help families get started in their homeschool journey. Each selection is deliberately short and inexpensive.
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Writing and Composition Curriculum

Writing Resources   A variety of free resources to help parents and educators teach writing more effectively. Free Writing Resources Beginning Handwriting VocabularySpellingCity allows parents to create their handwriting printable for both printing and script. It also has a feature for left handers so that the text to be copied can be right justified...
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Software to Learn Writing

Software to Learn Writing

Suppliers of writing software lessons and fonts for sale to homeschooling families. Websites recommended by your Homeschool Guide. Unless otherwise noted, these are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. Handwriting The Best Handwriting Apps for Kids Ten techy tools to help making handwriting practice easier (and more fun!). Pencil Pete’s...
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Content Standards – Common Core and Others

Many homeschoolers use the Common Core State Standards to learn “educationalese” for filling out reports or required plans. While homeschooled students are not required to follow Common Core, they will compete in the future for jobs and college placement with students who have been educated to these standards. So, when homeschooling, try to do...
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Art Curriculum For Kids

Sites to buy art curriculum and craft supplies for kids. Advice about Art Curriculum Curriculum for Learning Art at Home Advice about Art Materials Art Hazards and Children’s Health at OEHHA There are unique factors associated with the use of art curriculum and craft materials by children that may increase health risks and should...
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Language Arts Books

Language Arts Books

Composition The Deluxe Transitive Vampire The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed by Gordon , Karen Elizabeth Our favorite, totally irreverant book about English grammar. Wildly imaginative example sentences. Exorcise such grammatical demons as passive voice, fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences. The Elements of Style by Strunk,...
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Advice about Curriculum Materials for Homeschooling

Articles and Reviews Giving Advice about Curriculum Before you purchase study materials, learn from those who may have spent too much in vain! 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...
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Help Choosing Homeschooling Study Material

About Curriculum What is “Curriculum?” It is not just a set of books, but a plan for achieving the goals you and your children set forth. Here are essays that will help you with choosing curriculum for homeschooling. What is the best homeschool curriculum? I get this question so often and without any supporting...
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Science Courses For Kids

Science Courses For Kids

Science courses and lesson plans to order to help you and your child master scientific concepts right at home. Do also check out the Homeschool Buyers Co-op ad on the right. They also have discounted science courses and curriculum. Unless otherwise noted, links below are all off-site science courses with whom I have no commercial...
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Books Help Homeschool Your Teens

Recommended books to help you homeschool teenagers, with advice and true stories of successfully homeschooling high schoolers.
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Foreign Language Curriculum Homeschool

Foreign language curriculum for children to help them learn Spanish, Latin, French, Arabic, Greek and more. Help Learning A Language ~ Multiple Languages ~ Arabic ~ Asian Languages ~ Bilingual – ESL ~ Classic Languages ~ French ~ German ~ Hebrew ~ Japanese ~ Latin ~ Spanish Help Learning A Language on Your Own...
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Homeschooling Magazines

Magazines for homeschool families available online and in print. A good way to find homeschool resources and free lesson plans.
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One-On-One Writing Help for Kids

One-On-One Writing Help for Kids

Time4Writing.com offers 8 week online writing courses taught by certified teachers.From elementary grammar to high school essay writing for the SATs,
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Parenting Magazines

Parenting Magazines

Natural parenting magazines of interest to young parents.
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Magazine Shop

Magazine here are available through their publishers and through affiliate links at Amazon.com. Magazines about homeschooling, for children, and to help with parenting issues.
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Saxon Math Books

Complete homeschool program is effective and easy-to-use! Saxon features homeschool kits from First Grade though High School Physics. Saxon Math for the Primary Grades Kindergarten Math K Homeschool: Teacher’s Manual Math K Homeschool: Complete Kit 1st Edition Math K: Workbook Grade K Math K: An Incremental Development (Home Study Meeting Book) Math K: Student...
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Award Winning Children’s Books

Award Winning Children’s Books

Top literary awards in 2014 for the best children’s and young adults’ literature and illustration. Children’s Books Awards Here’s a quick reading assessment to give to your child if you aren’t sure which level books they could read. 2014 Newbery Medal Winners The Newbery Medal honors the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature...
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Award Winning Children’s Books 2013

Award Winning Children’s Books 2013

Top literary awards in 2013 for the best children's books and young adults' literature and illustration.
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Homeschool Vendors Used And New

Unless otherwise noted, these are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. These vendors are linked because they have asked to be linked and I thought you’d like them, have been recommended to me by other homeschool families, or I have found on my own and thought looked useful. I am...
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Supplies For a Natural Science Lab

Unless otherwise noted, links below are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. Acorn Naturalists In both printed and electronic versions, we offer thousands of hard-to-find specialty products, including new curricula, field identification guides, plant and animal activity books, water quality monitoring equipment, and audiovisual media. Ants and Stuff An online...
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Educational Audio Recordings For Children

Why Audio? According to the International Reading Association: “Good listening skills are essential for good speech, vocabulary and language development. Children will become readers only if their emotions are engaged, their imaginations stretched and stirred.” Unless otherwise noted, these are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. Audio Memory If your...
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Specific Method Curriculums

For those who have decided to educate their children using a specific educational method. Charlotte Mason Materials Charlotte Mason curriculum, reading materials, and study guides. Classical Christian Education Materials Resources for homeschooling in the Classical Method. Enki Materials Online resource for purchasing Enki curriclulum. Montessori Materials Vendors selling Montessori materials to homeschool families. Unit...
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Science Supplies Stores

Science Project Supply Stores for Student Projects Often the easiest place to find science supplies locally is at a science and technology museum. For example, if you are in Massachusetts, you would find lots of science supplies in the gift shop at the Boston Museum of Science. Many such museums now have online ordering available, though the...
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Math Curriculum Shop

Recommended Math Books Fun Math Books Recommended books for the reluctant math student. Fun for the whole family. Recommended by your Homeschooling Guide and available through Amazon.com. Let’s Go Learn AN Z TO Z AFFILIATE Reading and math assessments and courses based on the assessments. Math Books Family-friendly math books for the home learner. Recommended...
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Recommended Homeschool Science Books

Recommended Homeschool Science Books

Here’s a list of recommended books for homechooling science in an experimental manner, by topic and book title, chosen by your Homeschooling Guide for their outstanding features and editorial excellence. As a result of a commercial relationship between Go Milpitas, A to Z Home’s Cool and Amazon.com online booksellers, these titles can be purchased...
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Kids Game Vendors

These are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Supplier of multi-sided dice and math and literacy games to play with them. Educational Learning Games We offer enriching educational kids board games from all over the world for people of all ages! Parents and teachers will...
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Homeschool History Books

Homeschool History Books

Ancient History City A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David MacAulay Scott went through a construction phase where he loved watching new developments going in. He devoured this book! Even some things we take for granted, like street curbs and underground sewage systems were invented by the Romans. 1983 Paperback. Food in...
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