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Wild Math

This curriculum for early elementary teaches math concepts through outdoor activities. The curriculum guides are very reasonably priced, and written by a homeschooling mom!

Candy 4Way Phonics

These are free phonics learning materials in PDF format. There are flashcards, lesson plans, beginning reader stories, and lots more. The visuals are pretty simple, but effective; and the program looks pretty robust. (A note about religious content: the introductory material for parents is a bit heavy-handed in criticizing current teaching methods. There are also some references to God. A quick look at some of the stories and other resources didn't reveal any blatant religious references, but be cautious if you're looking for secular materials.)

Book Pagez

This subscription site has loads of resources for learning through children's literature. There are lesson plans, discussion questions, vocabulary activities, games, and so much more. The site is well organized, so finding what you need is easy; and the price is pretty reasonable, too!

Sex Ed Rescue

This is a very helpful site with resources for talking kids about sex. There are lists of books, videos, and online resources. The blog has great ideas for spotting and taking advantage of teachable moments. And you can sign up for a weekly newsletter to give you regular encouragement. 

The Student's Friend

This is a great free resource for world history. The main feature is a concise narrative of world history that can be downloaded or viewed online. It's a no-frills text with just a few maps and pictures, but loads of information. There are also lesson plans, ideas for projects and writing assignments, and rubrics to go with them. A truly useful place to begin planning a world history course for jr. high or high school students.

Wieser Educational

This company carries textbooks, workbooks and ebooks in all major subjects. They are advertised as "resources for struggling learners" so many of the books are high interest/low reading level. There are some useful life skills resources as well. Prices are pretty reasonable.

Aquila

A children's magazine, published in the UK and available world-wide. Each issue explores a topic, and includes interesting articles, colorful artwork, great information, and hands-on activities. Price is a bit high, but there's no advertising or "fluff", so it worth the investment.

Storybird

This wonderful, creative website encourages writing through art. Writers (of all ages!) choose artwork to inspire stories and poetry. There are tools for editing, and work can be published on the site or purchased in printed form. There are also how-to guides and courses to help in the writing process. Creating an account (as a teacher or creator) is free, and gives you access to all the writing tools. You can upgrade to a paid account for unlimited word counts and a few extra features.

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