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Monday, December 8, 2014

My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler

My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

So...you've decided to homeschool.

Right about now, you might be freaking out with sweaty palms, parched lips, and whisperings of "NOW WHAT?" floating around in your head.

If I were sitting with you right now, with a tall dark-chocolate mocha at my side (Yes, it's my drink of choice. Somethin's got to keep my eyelids up. I AM a homeschool mom, after all. I spin a lot of plates. And sometimes it gets a wee-bit exhausting. Nope, scratch those last lines. They may be rooted in truth, but they're not very encouraging. So, let's just keep with "it's my drink of choice". Carry on.)


If I were sitting with you right now, WITH or WITHOUT the dark-chocolate mocha, I'd give you a welcome-to-the-pack hug and remind you that homeschooling is a calling.

A high calling.

You were hand-picked to do this.

It is not by accident that YOUR children were placed in your loving care.
Nope. Not by accident.
God providentially chose you to be the mother...and first teacher...of your babies. You and your teaching will refine them...smooth out all the rough parts in their lives. And they yours.

God, Himself, chose YOU to teach YOUR children. So, don't question His ability to choose wisely.

You can do this. For real.

Homeschooling is an unconventional path, but certainly NOT an uncharted one.

(This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for full details.)

In keeping with my "If I were sitting with you right now" musings, I've gathered together some of the best-kept secrets of those veteran mommas who have chiseled their own path already. I hold them high like a beacon to help you navigate your first few steps on the journey with unwavering resolve.

And here they are...



General Helpful Websites


Homeschooling 101 Youtube Playlist



Homeschool Legal Defense Association- provides information about the homeschool laws in each state and connects readers with local homeschooling associations

5 Homeschool Blogs That You May Not Be Reading But Should Be

Donna Young Printables and Resources- lots of free printable organizational charts and checklists

Homeschooling 101 Pinterest Board

The Ultimate Guide for New Homeschoolers Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus

31 Days of New Bee Homeschooler Boot Camp Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Homeschooling State-by-State Link Up True Aim

My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Organization

10 Summertime Steps to School Time Prep

How I Start My Homeschool Day on the Right Foot

Creating an Annual Portfolio

Organization for the Homeschool Momma Starts With This

5 Practical Tips for When Planning for School Seems Overwhelming

Ultimate Free Homeschool Planning List Free Homeschool Deals

My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}


Choosing Curriculum

5 Tips to Consider for Choosing a Curriculum

Delight-Directed Curriculum Planning Starts With This

How I Plan My Homeschool Curriculum Shopping List

Curriculum Choice- a website completely dedicated to curriculum reviews

Homeschool Reviews- another website with curriculum reviews

Where to Request Homeschool Catalogs Jimmie's Collage

The Ultimate Guide for Choosing Homeschool Curriculum The Curriculum Choice

My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Scheduling Your Day

5 Days of Scheduling Your Entire Homeschool Year

Why and How to Implement a 4-Day Homeschool Schedule

Implementing Task Cards

Cultivating a Self-Driven Day for a Middle Schooler

Our Homeschool Schedule

5 Simple Tips to Help You Schedule Your Homeschool Day Joy in the Journey

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Scheduling Real Life at Home

My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Homeschooling Multiple Ages

Homeschooling Children of Multiple Ages G+ Hangout



How Do You Homeschool with a Baby or Toddler?

Our Start the Day Together Basket

BIG Family Homeschooling Pinterest Board

5 Tips to Establishing Tot School Hip Homeschool Moms

Homeschool Planning for a Large Family Contented at Home

10 Days of Large Family Homeschooling Raising Arrows

Creating a Group Teaching Time that Will Rock Your Homeschool Homeschooling in Real Life


My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}


Making Cents of Homeschooling- Cheap & Free Resources

5 Tips for Finding Free {or almost free} Books for Homeschool

Top 5 Websites for Inexpensive Homeschool Curriculum

Top 10 Free Educational Computer Games

Free Homeschool Deals- a blog dedicated to sharing free or almost free homeschooling resources

Print-a-Palooza- a link up of dozens and dozens of free homeschooling and home keeping printables

Project Gutenberg- free eBook downloads

Over a Hundred Printable Pages Great Peace Academy

Homeschool For Free Only Passionate Curiosity


My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Setting Up Your Homeschool "Classroom"


Our Homeschool Places and Spaces

Top 10 Must Have Items

Homeschool Spaces Pinterest Board

Not-Back-to-School Classrooms iHomeschool Network

Our Must Haves for Homeschool iHomeschool Network

50 Ideas for an Organized Homeschool Creekside Learning

My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Books Worth Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling

Honey for a Child's Heart

The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas

101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

For the Children's Sake

The Three R's

The Book Whisperer- written from a traditional classroom approach, but well-worth the read

my {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Starting on the Right Foot

Words of Truth for Homeschooling

First Day(s) of Homeschool {Traditions}

First and Last Day Pinterest Board

10 Little Things That Can Make or Break My Homeschool Day

10 Do's and Don'ts for the Newbie Homeschooler

What is De-schooling and Is it Important? Real Life at Home

Starting Homeschooling? 7 Things You Need...and 3 You Don't My Joy-Filled Life

5 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Start Homeschooling This Year Homeschooling in Real Life

Where Should Your Kids Go to School: 25 Questions to Consider The Chuppies- an excellent list of questions to consider if you are still undecided about schooling

My {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Resources for Particular Methods

The Five Flavors of Homeschooling



The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Methods Renee at Great Peace

Ambleside Online- Charlotte Mason

Simply Charlotte Mason- Charlotte Mason

A Charlotte Mason Home Companion

10 Reasons Why I Choose a Living Literature Approach- Charlotte Mason

A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion- Thomas Jefferson Education

Classical Conversations- Classical

The Well-Trained Mind- Classical

Living Montessori Now- Montessori

Waldorf Homeschoolers- Waldorf

Project Based Homeschooling- Project Based Learning

Unschooling.com- Unschooling

50 Best Blogs in the Unschooling Movement- Unschooling

The Unschooling Handbook- Unschooling

The Master List of Unschooling Resources Weed 'em and Reap - Unschooling

my {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Encouraging Thoughts from the Veterans

My Advice for the Newbie Homeschooler {or Burned out Veteran}

10 Things I was Unlikely to Learn Without Homeschooling

I Can't Homeschool Because I'm Not Qualified to Teach Higher-Level Subjects

Help! I Have a Resistant Learner

24 Must Read Homeschooling Articles for Newbies Jimmie's Collage

10 Things Every New Homeschooler Needs to Know Real Life at Home

Some Days Are Like That: The Homeschool Edition Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

12 Things Homeschool Moms Need to Remember Homeschool Diaries

Homeschool Momma: What You Need to Hear Today The Chaos and the Clutter

my {BIG FAT} List of 100 Resources for the Newbie Homeschooler {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Establishing a Reading Culture 

How to Begin Read Alouds with Your Young Learner

50+ Great Read Alouds for Lower to Mid Elementary

Handwork Ideas for Read Aloud Time

Dear Homeschool Momma With a Struggling Reader

Choosing the Right Readers for Your Emergent Reader

Hidden Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Kids

What Reading Time Looks Like in My Home

Ultimate Guide for Establishing a Reading Culture in Your Home Blog, She Wrote

Books...Books...and More Books for Kids! Pinterest Board



I've linked up with the lovely bloggers of iHomeschool Network to bring you 100 Things on 100 Things.

5 comments:

  1. Thank for your blog, Jamie. This is so great !

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  2. I absolutely love donnayoung.org but unfortunately, it is no longer free. You now need a paid membership. Well worth the price though.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I appreciate it.

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