So, excuse me if I sometimes seem over-exuberant … it’s all still a bit miraculous to me at times. I didn’t even have access to computers when I completed my bachelor’s degree (electric typewriters, yes). So, I had way too much fun with my master’s program … to think that I could do so much of my research online … amazing!
That said, I wrote previously about some wonderful homeschool communities (and other communities) I enjoy participating in: The Wonderful World of Online Communities.
Free Homeschooling Sites
There are many fantastic sites offering some free materials for homeschoolers. And there are some wonderful sites with lots of free printables and worksheet makers. But today, I’m especially focusing on unit studies. If you haven’t discovered them already, I want to introduce you to three sites which specialize in free materials, including unit studies, for homeschooling.
Along with using Montessori principles and materials, we used (and LOVED) KONOS unit studies. I liked having the units so readily available and integrated with each other. But you can create your own unit studies with the free online sites. If I were homeschooling today, I’d still use KONOS, but I’d probably add some of the online resources from the following sites to fit in with the unit we were studying.
Those sites are:
Free Montessori materials:
Thanks to Karen Tyler from Worldwide Montessori Online, I always give Karen’s wonderful AMS-style Montessori geography album free to anyone who signs up for my mailing list (see sidebar). I have links to lots of other great free Montessori materials as well: a post and link to the Friendship Flower Activities download from Montessori 3-6 Homeschool and a post with Free Montessori Materials Online.
I often have discussions with links to lots of free resources (Montessori links as well as general educational/family resources) in my Living Montessori Now Blog Frog Community that’s embedded in my blog (see Community tab at the top of my blog).