Elementary Homeschooling Resources - Ideas, Books, Hands-On Favorites


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Sharing today, my favorite resources for preschool/k, elementary, and more, and how we used them with our gifted, twice exceptional daughter.  I hope this is a help for those of you who are looking around for new ideas and resources for your kids.  Let's start with hands-on learning resources that we loved for preschool/K:


PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN




 "Here's what we did for those precious early years, and how we had fun doing it, with curriculum ideas and more..." 




...including phonics, reading and pre-handwriting



  Preschool/K - Early Math
... hands-on learning fun...



....my daughter's favorite things to do for preschool/K science/nature study. 


second page for birthday book for betsy's review

Encouraging your Littlest Author - It all starts with art, painting or drawing a picture, then adding words to the page.  Helping very young ones express themselves in writing, or copywork.



Our Favorite Books about Birdwatching - PreK - Elementary


FOR the ELEMENTARY YEARS  

 including:

- Favorites for Elementary
-Handwriting Helps for those who struggle
- Tips for ADHD, and Sensory Issues

Elementary Resources



Best Amazon Finds for Hands-On Learning






Learn to Read/Improve Reading with Explode the Code




The Art of Simple Book Making - Your Child is an Author
How to encourage story telling in your young child.



Elementary Science in our Homeschool 
 Child-Led and Hands-On 

  Nature/science studies for your kids, on a variety of topics, including animals, earth, plants, rocks and fossils, habitats, etc, with easy to do experiments that teach STEM.





Birdwatching - Nature Study 

 This post is all about birdwatching, with photos of birds in our area, and  resources to help you incoorporate STEM into your day...




Our Favorites for US History




Science FUN in the Garden - Let's grow some veggies! with Printables





 A complete curriculum, that is creative and full of hands on activities, with lots of art, and resources for every subject.

Oak Meadow Review - Complete Fifth Grade Package www.thecurriculumchoice.com



"Oak Meadow strives to reach the child...head, hands and heart, with it's creative, project-oriented approach, similar to charlotte mason in many ways"





How we did Spelling in our Homeschool - including tips for 
struggling spellers.





Lions, Tigers, and Testing, Oh, My! - There are so many ways to approach testing for your child.  Here is how we struggled with it.  Our state required annual testing.


Spectrum Writing

Spectrum Writing - 2nd grade
My main focus for writing, during the early elementary years was to help my daughter become comfortable with the written word.  This simple series was a big help.








Twice Exceptional Resources


 Here is how we went about homeschooling her during the early years.  (She is in college now)

Tips for working with kids with ADHD, including setting up your day, direction following for your kiddo, and sensory activities to help with it all.


reading c ards




...sharing our curricula choices for our nephew, PreK/first grade, with gifted, 2e (ADHD)

What else would you add to this list?  Please share in the comments.

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Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,


Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college junior, whom she homeschooled from preK through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh school & college and wrote - Homeschooling High School with College in Mind.   She offers free homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting. 


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