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Freebie of the Day
Every weekday, they post a new homeschooling 'freebie' to this site. Just download your copy and enjoy!
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
Jayme Richardson. I am the area director for Club Z! In Home Tutoring. Our program services students in the comfort of their home supporting the curriculum that you have in place. We are confident our affordable, one on one, in home tutoring program will meet your child’s academic needs. We service all ages pre k through adult and all subject areas. Summer time is a great time to tutor with Club Z! because it is the only time we offer a 5% discount on any summer package that is purchased.
Field Trip Possibilities
Powell Gardens
A private, not-for-profit organization; 915 acres provide opportunities for learning and reflection through a year-round education program, research and special events.
Sycamore Valley Farm
Sycamore Valley Farm Bed & Breakfast offers a unique working farm experience for all ages.
Missouri Dept. of Conservation
Access info on all the free classes the MO Dept of Conservation has to offer at any of the KC Metro locations: Burr Oak Woods, Discovery Center, Lake City Range.
Toy & Miniature Museum
Has 33 rooms and 33,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring antique toys & dolls; has a large collection of transportation toys & miniatures.
Curriculum
Shurley English
The Shurley Method has been successfully teaching students for nearly 30 years. Founded on the principles of retained learning.
Living Math
Main focus is learning math through reading and history but also has many reviews and ideas for teaching math naturally.
Currclick~ Curriculum in a Click!
Download ebooks, lapbooks, notetaking and other resources. Weekly specials & free materials.
Hands of a Child
Lapbooking materials to download. Semi-annual freebies on website.
KISS Grammar Program - FREE
A solid, complete grammar program that is totally FREE, including all the printable worksheets!
Homeschool Books and Materials Suppliers
Abeka Book
A Beka Book
A Beka Book is dedicated to providing quality education from a Christian perspective. At A Beka Book, we are unashamedly Christian and traditional in our approach to education
BJU Press
BJU Press produces explicitly Christian texts with the best scholarship to help students learn to do critical analysis, to solve problems and to consider values in making godly choices in their lives.
Mardel - Christian and Educational Supply
Located in Overland Park: Our mission is to equip the whole person by being a resource center that provides for spiritual and intellectual needs.
Rainbow Resource Center
Rainbow Resources Online Catalog for not only books but resource materials for teaching. A big book!!!
School Specialty Children's Publishing
School Specialty Children's Publishing has more than 4000 home schooling educational resources, which include worksheets in topics such as math (algebra), phonics, handwriting, reading, science, Spanish, geography and social studies; correlated to state standards. Mostly from Frank Schaffer and Instructional Fair, these home schooling products include educational games, puzzles, children's books, and flashcards. Learn at Home Series Grades K-6.
Rock Solid Inc. Curriculum
carries all of the major Curriculum providers, including: Apologia, Saxon, Bob Jones University Press, Common Sense Press, & Alpha Omega Publications.
Boreal Labs
Science Kits / Supplies
Bright Minds/Critical Thinking
Bright Minds - Critical Thinking! Products which develop deeper thinking & cognitive skills
Homeschooling Books.com
A website for ordering Curriculum.
Educational Websites
Starfall
Improve reading skills by making it fun for pre-school and elementary students
Superkids.com
Great resource for math worksheet generator; online vocabulary, logic & math games.
Sheppard Software Educational Site
100's of free educational Online Games, activities, articles, & quizzes
Science Helps
The following site has countless interesting little experiments and science info (including K-6 textbook errors). experiments & textbook info, the site includes (but is not limited to):

- A zillion links to other Science Sites
- Sites to buy science equipmment
- Places to get FREE science stuff
- Kids' science build-it projects
- Discussion and news groups
- Even an "Ask a Scientist" group.
thinkquest.org
This website is sponsored by a major computer software company, Oracle. The Library was developed by students and has links to over 5,500 educational websites.
America's Library
Designed especially with elementary through middle school in mind, but great stories for all ages by the Library of Congress.
Government Resources
National Park Service
Resources for curriculum; online information for kids as well as teachers; Jr Rangers and WebRangers
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture for Kids
science & agricultural information & ideas
Library of Congress
American History, World Culture & Resources, America's Library, Legislative Information, Online Gallery, It's Fun to Know History
NASA
Learning resources and information for students & teachers. Games, activities and a ton of fun for NASA kids.
Congress
Write elected officials. Read Letters to Leaders. Issues & Actions. Sign up for MegaVote: Weekly updates on congressional votes.
Homeschool Forum
VEGSource
Homeschooling forum and swap boards
Home School World Magazine
Resources and articles to aid in your homeschooling journey
NATHHAN National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network
NATHHAN'S Goal and Purpose: To encourage homeschooling families with special needs children, in ways that glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and equip parents to confidently raise their children with special needs or disabilities.
Notebooking 2 Learn (Yahoo Group)
If you click on the Files section within this group, you will find access to many different notebooking pages on several subjects. *This is a Yahoo group. You will have to join (free) before receiving access
Lesson plans
*Free* online lessons
Perhaps one of the best linking websites around: Just like the name says: Hundreds of free online lesson plans
Blue Web'n
Online link resource; not currently updated, but good nonetheless
Discovery Channel School
Offers clip art, curriculum, free teaching resources; puzzle generator to create your own puzzles
Larry Burkett's Money Mgmt for KIDS
lesson plans for biblical principles of financial stewardship; tips and other resources
High School Writing Source
For high schoolers. Very detailed on a variety of writing styles, grammar usage and MLA and APA formats. From Purdue University.
Donna Young Printables & Resources
Free worksheets, lesson plans for Apologia Science, hs resources and MUCH more.
Presidential $1 Coin lesson plans
Website with grade appropriate lessons in regards to the Presidential responsibilities, our 3 branches of government, etc.
Homeschool Share
Unit study lesson plans that other homeschool moms have prepared.
Lapbook Lessons
Has video (also found on YouTube) of how to make different parts of a lapbook as well as free plans for lapbooks other moms have created and shared.
Homeschool Launch
Networking site you sign into to share resources. Organized by index and keyword searches, this is a great resource for notebooking, lapbooks, etc.
Lab of Mister Q
This local 8th grade science teacher has a passion for science and home schoolers! He's developed downloadable curriculum for areas of science w/ tons of hands-on projects! Fun! Life science is FREE to download!
Local Activities and homeschool classes
Discovery Center
Be sure to ask about the HS'ing classes!!! Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Burr Oak Woods
Offers home school classes every other month or so; has public classes as well. Great hands on exhibits & trails to enhance your studies. See "Nutshell" on the left-side bar of their website for more information.
Discovery Homeschool Academy
A Christian-based enrichment 'school day' program offering art, music, p.e., social studies, science, Spanish and computers for grades K-7th. Tuesdays 9:00 - 3:00. Located at First Baptist Church of Raytown, MO.
Christian Youth Theater (CYT)
Youth Symphony of Kansas City
The Youth Symphony is starting an orchestra here in Lee's Summit. This orchestra will have places for all string instruments, wind, brass and percussion. Youth Symphony office: 913-722-6810
Home Education Support Foundation
promotes and supports the arts for home educated students and their parents; Affiliated groups include Tiffany Performing Arts Center, Art In The Heart, and HEART Speech and Theatre.
American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls is a Christian scouting organization meeting at First Baptist in Raymore. Contact Kathy Sneed: ahgcassco@kc.rr.com or call 816-806-9082
Yes! Kids Fitness
Lee's Summit. Trainer instructed classes teaching agility, sports performance, balance, endurance, strength, nutrition/health science, etc. for active and non-active kids (and adults!).
LS Forensics Christian Speech and Debate Classes
Debate, Speech, Drama, Public Speaking or Politics... They offer travel, have volunteer opportunities and the coaching staff consists of committed Christians who instruct from a Biblical worldview. Email: lsforensics@ymail.com
Missouri Teenpact Leadership Program
TeenPact is a dynamic, hands-on leadership school for Christian students. Contact: Beth Blunk, Missouri@teenpact.com
Missouri and National Organizations for Homeschoolers' Rights
Home School Legal Defense Association
The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
Family Research Council
Biblically based, this org shapes public debate and formulates public policy that shares those values.
Families For Home Education
MO statewide organization which represents and protects parental rights to home school without state control or interference. Region 3 website: www.fhereg3.com
Resource Center
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
dictionary and thesaraus
Mid Continent Public Library
Search and request items we own, and check your account. Recommended reading lists, awards, series, book clubs. Schedules of branch programs for all ages. Fun and educational websites for pre-school to sixth grade kids. Online resources for homework and research...
The Educators Reference Desk
The Educator's Reference Desk provides access to the following resources:Resource Collection, Lesson Plans, Question Archive, ERIC Database
God's World News
GWN is a conservative news magazine for kids. LSHE members are able to take advantage of discount group subscriptions.
Encyclopedia
Christian Homeschoolers.com
homeschool and education Information Directory
College Hound for college-bound students
Make smart decisions about college and financial aid. Students use the Open Survey to find schools that match their goals and needs; helpful hints
DLTK's Craft Site
Supplement your studies with craft ideas found here!
Owl & Mouse Map Printables & Online Maps
Free map printables, online interactive maps and online atlas.
Special Needs Children
Homeschooling Kids Who Can
Yahoo group dedicated to supporting parents in Missouri who are home educating children with physical or learning disabilities.
FHE Special Needs Information
Families for Home Education's website assisting those homeschooling children w/ special needs. Numerous resources including websites, curriculum, and books.