Favorite Resources Blog

Celebrate Poetry month with Shel Silverstein

Since April is poetry month, it's a good time to look at Shel Silverstein's website.  

As expected, the site has information about the author and all his books.  There are 50th anniversary editions of several of the books.  This would be a great time to pull out your copies of "The Giving Tree" or "Where the Sidewalk Ends" (or buy new ones!) and share them with your kids.


Explore great writing with Lightning Literature

This week's featured resource comes from Hewitt Homeschooling Resources.  The Lightning Literature curriculum is currently available for jr. high and high school levels, and in development for elementary level.  (As of this writing, grades one and two are available.)


Stay Organized with Homeschool Tracker

This week I'm featuring a resource that was invaluable to me in my years in the homeschooling trenches. Homeschool Tracker is a very well-designed and versatile computer-based planning system developed by a homeschooling family. The customer service they provide is extraordinary, and the community of users is also very helpful. If you use Homeschool Tracker, you will want to take advantage of the help. Since the system is so flexible, with many features, it takes a little time and effort to find the best way of using it to match your homeschooling style.


Let's go to Seussville!

With Dr. Suess' birthday coming in a few days (March 2), it's a great time to check out this playful and educational website from Random House, the publisher of the Dr. Seuss books.

Seussville has interactive games and activities related to all our favorite books and characters. The main page is great for young children to explore, with colorful animations and sounds everywhere. (It does a wonderful job of capturing the playfulness of Seuss' writing!) You can find activities and games about a certain character or book, or just click away and see where you end up!



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