We have a couple of weeks left in August, and if you are like me you might be still planning out your school year.
Over the years, I have found several free curriculum choices and resources that have helped complete our homeschool, and bring down our expenses. Impressively, these free options are very well put together and could compete with a lot of the paid products out there.
Now, this does not mean you will not need materials to go along with the lessons. Most of these curricula require basic tools to get the most out of the teachings. You will also need access to a computer,internet connection, and a printer for printing out lesson plans and worksheets.
I would also like to add that the individuals who have put together these curriculums have put a lot of time and effort in creating teaching materials for our convenience. If you are able, please consider giving a donation some of the websites do have a donation button or link available.
Here is my list of free curriculum options to consider for your homeschooling:
This is one of the first preschool curriculums I’ve found, and I will be using it this year with my 2 and 4-year-old. From the website. “ABC Jesus Loves Me is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum for ages 1-5 that focuses on academics, development, and the Bible.” Also, it is a 36-week curriculum for those who want to have a structured year that coincides with your older children.
An easy to follow, interactive and complete curriculum from preschool to 8th grade. She also created a sister site for high school students!
Check out the How To Use page to get a better understanding of how this curriculum works. I plan to use it for science and social studies with my 1st and 2nd grader.
An unabridged learning experience encouraged by the philosophy of educator Charlotte Mason. This full curriculum for Kindergarten to 12th grade is centered around Mason’s “classically-based principles to prepare children for a life of rich relationships with everything around them: God, humanity, and the natural world.”
I am still learning about Charlotte Mason and this curriculum. I find it interesting and love that it uses classic literature, in which most of the books are available online.
I recently found this curriculum while clicking through Ambleside Online. I love that this curriculum includes subjects like Home Economics, Character, and Helps for Moms and Dads.
As stated on their website, it is based on Fundamental Christian values. Most of the texts are classic books that can be found online. It seems like the curriculum starts at 1st grade, but Maggie (the creator of the curriculum) explains it’s really up to you.
You can read more about this curriculum here.
This list of free resources includes printables, crafts, lap books, Totschool lessons, sensory bin play ideas, educational games, and activities, math, and more!:
Teacherspayteachers.com (click the Free link under Prices)
I hope these free resources will add to your homeschool experience this year!
What are your favorite free homeschool resources? Share in the comments.