Monday, April 5, 2010

Homeschool Links

For a great assortment of homeschooling tips, ideas, & encouragement visit Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.  Kris hosts the Homeschool Showcase every other week and does a great job!

In working through the odds & ends at the end of Dale's math book we've been learning about measuring and weighing.  Today we made our own set of balance scales as seen on Filth Wizardry.

And finally, one of our favorite new sites.... free typing software from BBC!  I decided some while back it would be awfully handy if Dale knew how to type, but certainly didn't want to pay the big bucks for a typing program.  After a little online searching, I found exactly what I had in mind!  For free!  I love that it is self-paced, AND that it doesn't rush the learner or let them move ahead with mistakes.  The downside is that you cannot save your place and come back to it.  If you don't finish a level before leaving, you have to start over next time.  But even that doesn't bother me, because the repetition is good for practice!


Kara said...

Thank you for the typing link! My girls need some practice:)

Michelle said...

That is a great site! I used to use it in the classroom for centers. I didn't figure it hurt my students to learn to type, and they loved it. Hmmmm, I am thinking the girls can learn to type this summer!

Syndi said...

I love the balance scale! Very fun.