Posts Tagged ‘electives’

Free, Easy Peasy English Lessons for PreK-12 & More

August 9th, 2017

 

It’s Wednesday, August 9, 2017, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool

(allinonehomeschool.com/)

Age Range: 4-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision)

 

At this website, you can access FREE, Internet-based curricula for grades PreK-8. (See more about high school, grades 9-12 below.)

This curricula was compiled by a homeschool mom, is meant to be college preparatory, and has a Christian point of view (but can be used and/or adjusted as needed by people of all faiths and beliefs).

Because today is Language Arts day at ClickSchooling, we focused on the English lessons for this review, but you will also find free curriculum for: 

  • Art
  • Bible
  • Computer
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Math
  • Music
  • PE/Health
  • Science (Biology, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry)

When you get to the site, read the introduction and then scroll down the menu to find Language Arts. Click on any grade level and a new page opens with 180 days (the standard school year) of lessons. The lessons contain links to free resources and materials on other websites such as books, poems, grammar, writing instructions, and printables, etc. You’ll find everything you need to provide instruction and deliver the curriculum to your children.


To access the free high school curriculum, visit the companion website, Easy Peasy All-In-One High School (http://allinonehighschool.com). The high school curriculum includes Bible, English, History, Humanities, Math, Science (with Labs), PE/Health, Electives, etc.


As explained at the website, “You’ll need paper, pencil, etc. and some minor supplies if you choose to do the experiments and art projects, but all of the reading materials, etc. are all free and online. My hope is to enable families to continue homeschooling no matter their life circumstances.”

Free Interactives for Art, Music, and More!

April 16th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, April 16, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Toy Theater

(www.toytheater.com/)

Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers all kinds of interactive games for learning art, music and more. It was recommended by Maaria Hoagland, the wife of the website designer. She wrote, “My husband has spent many years creating ToyTheater.com as a free and quality educational website for PreK through Grade 5. It is completely free and will remain that way. We want children to learn!”

Because this is Saturday and “Electives Day” at ClickSchooling, we focused on Art and Music for this review. When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu that includes: 

  • Art – Your child can use interactive online media to draw, color, make collages, create animations and more.
  • Music – Your child will have fun composing music, creating drum beats, and using a virtual puppet to play piano tunes.

Just click on either topic and a new page opens with a selection of activities that will engage and entertain your kids.

Then, when you are through having fun and learning with Art and Music, get ready to explore the MAIN CONTENT on this site that is archived in these menu items: 

  • Math – Play a variety of interactive games that teach kids about patterns, matching, shapes, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, time, algebra and more.
  • Reading – Enjoy an animated alphabet, learn to type and practice keyboard skills, read a few jokes, play a crossword puzzle, or create your own road signs. All of these activities are designed to enhance language arts skills.

You’ll also find puzzles and games at the site – so be sure to bookmark it to return often.

Art & Music Activity Books!

October 19th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Saturday, October 19, 2013 and time for Electives at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

MightyBook.com: Art & Music  

Age Range: 5-10 (approximately, with parental supervision)

This commercial website offers the opportunity to access a variety of illustrated, animated, and narrated children’s books that introduce kids to works of art masters set to the music of classical composers.

When you get to the site you will see links to these engaging art and music books:

*Bach and Van Gogh – This delightful book plays beautiful Bach symphony music while slowly showing you images of artwork by Van Gogh.

*Remington & Dvorak – This mash up combines powerful images of the American West by Frederick Remington accompanied by the strong and adventurous sounds of Antonin Dvorak.

*Carnival of Harlequin – Drag and drop puzzles pieces to assemble the whimsical art of Joan Miro while listening to the airy sounds of Tchaikovsky. Links in this book let you learn more about the artist and composer through pictures and narration.

*Mona and Beethoven – This silly little interlude features a talking Mona Lisa, barely tolerating Beethoven’s jokes as he makes attempts at comedy.

When viewing these free sample books, you will also see some random advertisements. Parents, as always, should supervise Internet use.  (This company does offer the books without advertising for a paid membership.)

When you’re through exploring the Art and Music section, check out some of the other free activity books also available on this site. 

Free, Easy Peasy English Lessons for PreK-12 & More!

September 18th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, September 18, 2013, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool

Age Range: 4-18 (Grades PreK-12)

At this website, you can access FREE, Internet-based curricula for grades PreK-8. (See more about high school, grades 9-12 below.) This curricula was compiled by a homeschool mom, is meant to be college preparatory, and has a Christian point of view (but can be used and/or adjusted as needed by people of all faiths and beliefs).

Because today is Language Arts day at ClickSchooling, I focused on the English lessons for this review, but you will also find free curriculum for:

  • Art
  • Bible
  • Computer
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Math
  • Music
  • PE/Health   Science (Biology, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry)

When you get to the site, read the introduction and then use the menu on the right side of the page to access the curricula in each subject area for grades PreK-8. 

Scroll down the menu to find English 1-8. Click on any grade level and a  new page opens with 180 days (the standard school year) of lessons. The lessons contain links to free resources and materials on other websites such as books, poems, grammar, writing instructions, and printables, etc. You’ll find everything you need to provide instruction and deliver the curriculum to your children.

To access the free high school curriculum, visit the companion website:

Easy Peasy All-In-One High School

The high school curriculum includes English, History, Humanities, Math, Science (with Labs), PE/Health, Electives, etc.

As explained at the websites, “You’ll need paper, pencil, etc. and some minor supplies if you choose to do the experiments and art projects, but all of the reading materials, etc. are all free and online. My hope is to enable families to continue homeschooling no matter their life circumstances.”

Free Fitness Curriculum!

June 23rd, 2012

Hi!  It’s Saturday, June 23, 2012 and time for Electives at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Ace Fitness

Age Range: 8-14 (Grades 3-8, with parental supervision)

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website that offers a free, downloadable fitness curriculum titled “Operation FitKids” written by the American Council on Exercise.

When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured articles, facts, research, and recipes. Below that you’ll see the words “Operation FitKids” with a description of the course. Below that, click on the words “Download Curriculum.” A new page opens where you must register (free) to download the curricula that includes:
 
*Free Youth Fitness Curriculum: Grades 3 – 5
Get 7 lessons that teach kids about fitness and nutrition, heart health, safe walking techniques, healthy snack choices, the importance of strength exercises and stretching, how to read food labels, ways to reduce fat and calories in fa st food meals, and how to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle.

*Free Youth Fitness Curriculum: Grades 6 – 8
Get 7 lessons that teach students about healthy eating, cardio exercises, nutrition and food serving sizes, reading labels, keeping muscles fit, the importance of fiber, how to stay physically fit, and how to make nutritious snacks and meals. 

 

Free Sign Language Lessons, Workbooks, & Quizzes!

April 28th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Saturday, April 28, 2012 and time for Electives at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
ASL University

The ASL University website offers FREE, online, self-study lessons and resources for students who want to learn American Sign Language!

ASL University started as an online American Sign Language class taught by Dr. Bill Vicars, an Assistant Professor of ASL and Deaf Studies at California State University in Sacramento. He has taken his passion for this topic and transferred it all to this continuously updated website.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes links to:

? First 100 Signs
? Free Lessons
? Dictionary
? Numbers
? Fingerspelling
? Workbook (Practice Sentences)
? Self-Study Schedule 

You’ll even find Jokes, Fingerspelling Art, Advice, and much more.

 

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