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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

 

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

 

 

Spencerian Copybooks 1-5

 

 

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Links To Free Materials

Dover Books has wonderful free samples! They have three different types of free samples, and they change once a week. They do overlap a little but not completely.
You can download any images from the samples and keep them to use for school; there are coloring pages, word searches, etc.
 
 
Free math worksheets, plus many more with a subscription. They have a free one-week trial of the subscription section if you sign up for it.
 
 
Printout world and US maps, play map games and more

 

Duolingo

Free Foreign Language Lessons

 
Free Lessons from the BBC
 
 
Learn Spanish Online for Free
 
 
Instructional videos and examples
 
Free online typing course
 
 
Word meanings have changed a lot over the years. Read a more thorough and true defintion in the 1828 dicitonary.
 
 
 
 
A Planterium from Home
Use Terra Serva to determine your latitude and longtiude to use Stellarium
 
 
Links to lots (and lots!) of free materials
 

Spelling, Penmanship, Grammar and Vocabulary Worksheets

 
Printables, including mad libs, math worksheets, seasonal and holiday crafts and more
 
 
Grades K-6 math worksheets. Click on the grade, then click "Leveled Practice". This is like having a free math book.
 
 
 
more experiments
 
Experiments and more
 
Downloads available for one day only, but different each day
 
 
Brigham Young University offers several free non-credit web courses for youth and adults
 
 
Links to lots of free materials, divided by subject (and links for virtual field trips). Click on "Choosing curriculum" for subject links and field trips.
 
 
 
 
Sources
 
For Materials and Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A place to swap homeschool books
 
Find out the rules for homeschooling where you live
 
 
Experiments and Products
 
Ornamental and Spencarian Penmanship books
 
Lists of 1000 good books, grades 1-12
 
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Second Grade

 

 

Curriculum Guide:

 

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

 

Reading:

 

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

The Door in the Wall

Thee, Hannah!

The Hundred Dresses

 Wee Gillis

Caroline And Her Kettle Named Maud

 The Apprentice

Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky

The Battle for the Castle

The Castle in the Attic

 A New Coat for Anna

 Along Came Galileo

 Fine Print: A Story About Johann Gutenberg

 The Apple and the Arrow

 Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare

 Joan of Arc

 Leonardo da Vinci

 Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess

Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England

Michelangelo

Adventures of Marco Polo

Grammar:

Rod & Staff Level 2

 

Spelling:

Rod & Staff Spelling Level 2

Custom Word Searches I put in the spelling words each week.

 

Penmanship:

Spencerian Theory Book- Set

 

Mathematics:

The Math Worksheet Site

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 3

 

History:

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages

 

Geography:

Scholastic Success With Maps Workbook Grade 2 and Grade 3

 

Science:

Usborne Complete First Book of Nature

Finding Out about Everyday Things

The Usborne Book of Science Activities, Vol. 2

 

Art:

What Can You Do with a Paper Bag?

Things to Make and Do

How to Draw Faces

You Can Draw Animals

 

 Child's Book of Art

We use modeling clay,  washable watercolors, watercolor pencils, paper, pencils, crayons, glue, construction paper, etc.

 

Music:

700 Years of Classical Treasures: The Complete History of Classical Music...The Composers, Their Instruments, and Works

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