Posts Tagged ‘ Supplemental ’

A Homeschool Christmas

Helen Hegener posted Merry Christmas at her editorial blog earlier this week.  Along with her holiday wishes and insightful  observations,  it is loaded with some interesting  Christmas resources that I wanted to share here with you. Helen’s excellent post got me to poking around the blogosphere to find some more holiday posts.  Periwinkles and...
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AGREED! is the surprisingly fun game that provides the occasion to: talk about “the real stuff” like peace, love, honesty, trust, dreams, hopes, and genuine friendship. Do you want to improve communication, collaboration,consensus building and listening skills? Would you like to improve understanding, and find common ground?  How much would you like to teach...
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Arts Curriculum +

Recently sent to our mailbox: We are happy to share with you two wonderful software curriculums: a recently released innovative, creative theater arts curriculum, and a comprehensive real world view of life in the fishing industry curriculum. We respectfully request you pass these flyers on to appropriate parties in either theater arts or an...
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Olympics Resources

A big hat tip to Magic and Mayhem for finding some free Olmpics Handouts. Here are a few more resources: – Olympics Activity Village The Official Website of the Summer Olympics Thinkfinity
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Earth Day is April 22nd

HEM Guide To Resource’s guest editors, Tracy Merritt, sent some great Earth Day tips and resources along to share here at the blog. (Tracy is very busy these days helping her daughters care for the and ducklings that have come to live with them. Here are some of the great resources and tips she...
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Online Word Games

Melissa Wiley shared this great word game, Eight Letters in Search of a Word, at her Here in the Bonny Glenn website. This game inspired me to go looking for others. Here is what I found: Gobble Words Grammar Gorillas Word Wiz Word Blocks If you have a favorite word game, please feel free...
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Service Animals

The Service Animal Registry of America offers the following definition of service animals: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under...
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Earth Observatory from NASA

From the NASA Earth Observatory Land Atmosphere Oceans Life
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The Fairy Chronicles

Author J.H. Sweet introduces us to the girls of the Fairy Chronicles who are otherwise normal, but are blessed by Mother Nature with special gifts. Each book introduces a new, unique fairy with familar friends returning for adventures to protect the world from all sorts of magical monsters. The books are modern day fairy...
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American Sign Language Resources

My younger sister is partially deaf and American Sign Language was extremely helpful way for us to communicate with one another when she was very young. As she grew older her speech improved, but we still use sign occasionally. Our entire family took classes and I wondered what type of resources might be available...
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  • Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside the Classroom
    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]


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  • Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements
    Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements Over the years, there has been intentional word mixing by some officials in order to draw independent homeschoolers back into the public schools.  Across the board, confusion often reigns as to who or who is not a homeschooler.  It usually lies on the homeschool community’s back […]

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  • Hands On Science Kits
    Hands On Science Kits Tumblehome Learning, helps kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourages them to experience science through adventure and self-guided discovery. Exciting mystery Adventure Fun experiments Hands On Science Kits All carefully designed to engage students. Learn more about how to engage and satisfy your kids scientific curiosity GO to […]

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  • Unschooling, what is it?
    Unschooling, what is it? Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s […]