Homeschooling Children with Special Needs
"One of the biggest challenges for all home educators is figuring out how to get it all done in a day, and maintain your sanity while doing it."(Find curriculum and resources for teaching children with special needs at home.)
- Homeschooling and Special Needs Children
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- Addressing Special Education Needs for Students Learning English as a Second Language
- Teaching Your Child About Peers with Special Needs
For Students with and without Disabilities
- Class Source is a non-profit class program assisting home educating parents to fulfill their responsibilities by locating and securing qualified independent instructors to enrich individual home education programs through lecture and interactive group classes, course work pacing, and accountability. Tampa Bay area. Class Source serves the Tampa Bay area giving parents and children the chance to interact with like-minded families, engage in small group activities, and form meaningful, God glorifying community connections.
Top 10 Tips For Parents Who Are Dominating Distance Learning - The Gateway (frontierinternet.com)"Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read,and earn prizes for their reading success." This works just like Accelerated Reader in the School System, but it is free to homeschoolers! The first Christian Online curriculum. I used Time4Learning for years, but I love this so much more because it is spiritually edifying and academically challenging. There is a lot of writing, but I love that! I have the choice to skip any projects or assignments I don't want my kids to do. I love the the customer service and usability of the website. We have just finished our first year and it has been amazing to watch my kids grow academically and spiritually.
I have used Time4Learning for nearly 2 years now. I am a licensed special educator,and have decided to home school my two children. My daughter is eight years old and has mild autism as well as ADHD. She cannot learn in a classroom environment and can even become anxious with one-on-one sessions. Time4Learning allows her to work in an engaging manner that is perfectly paced for her. She was absolutely fascinated by all of the non-fiction lessons in Language Arts Extensions that she completed all of the lessons in less than 6 weeks. She is also a grade level ahead in Math, but she continues a regular pace with second grade Language Arts. I am able to pull up the Common Core based lesson plans and create a checklist of assignments that I think she should complete each day or allow her to work at her own pace. My son has completed kindergarten with Time4Learning and is now in their first grade program. I give him a checklist of the activities he should complete each day in Language Arts and Language Arts Extensions because he can complete them without assistance. Then, we do math together. He really loves seeing what the Math characters are going to do next. He loves Geo. I love the options in additional resources because I can select what is right for my child. The Science and Social Studies lessons are so much fun that my kids are very far ahead in those subjects. I don't have to worry about keeping attendance records or quiz results because they are all in my account and I can monitor my children's progress or print out their reports to share with school officials. I have combined my own expertise with Time4Learning and other online resources to create a pacing guide for each of my children that is fun and perfectly tailored to their educational needs. I do not believe that any program can serve all of a students educational needs but Time4Leaning is the backbone of my children's curriculum. If you want to see some of the pacing guides I have created using Time4Learning, you can access them from the following site: http://curriculumresourcepacket.weebly.com/homeschool.html. Oh, I almost forgot how incredibly affordable Time4Learning is. I only pay $35.00 a month for educating 2 children. No other home school program could offer that, and Time4Learning offers a top quality curriculum.
Extra Practice and Fun Learning
North CarolinaHome School Group
Pen Pal Opportunities
Bible and Christian Education Resources
English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources
Effective and Engaging Online Lesson Plans for K-12 Educators
(An informal website I created organizing resources by subject)