Thursday, April 15, 2010

Curriculum Freebie!


So I was on one of the many networks I frequent and someone posted a link for this free curriculum resource for early elementary grades. I figured I would pass it along to you.
Its called Head of the Class

With the economy effecting most of us these days I know as homeschoolers especially it is causing us to become very creative with curriculum. I mean this past year I think we initially spent $300.00 for 2 students. I mean that is all we had in the budget. I thought that wasn't much till I found out there are some parents who go on less than that and manage just fine. So I am really started to look at things in a different light now. I look at the situation as a character building opportunity for me and for the children. I mean I am so proud of what I was able to accomplish this year. I essential made my own curriculum and lesson plans. It was time consuming and tedious but you know what I am proud of myself for rising to the challenge. It was truly a confidence builder that I could do anything I set my mind to. And you know what it is making this coming year not look so stressful as far as planning. Its also one of the many reasons I have grown to love the Classical Education Method. All you need to do is teach a child how to learn and they will find the knowledge. Its good to have prepackaged curriculum with nice shinny teachers editions but its just as good if not better than to have a bible, library card, Math text, basic school supplies and the great outdoors.

8 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing, will be checking it out.

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  2. Excellent! Thanks for sharing! I'll check it out this weekend for sure!

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  3. Hmm...the link doesn't work for me. Is it working for anyone else??

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  4. I do find when I click on the link it just takes me to 'page unavailable', but if I type it in google, I'm able to get to it, it's about 3 results down the page.

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  5. I fixed the link it works now.

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  6. Thanks for sharing! :)

    And I agree with you . . . we're on a limited budget here. Our library card, a few basic workbooks and supplies, the great outdoors and we're off!

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  7. Amazing that I read this post today! I was just listening to an older audio of the HOmeschool Expo (Cindy Rushton) and she was talking about the same thing. A library card, a bible, and math/grammar is pretty much all you need. I was also just looking at a whole pile of catalogs and thumbing through them to see what I can purchase for my kids on $200. I think I may just tuck the money aside and use what we have-- plan some unit studies and head out to the library!

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