In this time of uncertainty with so many things, parents are having to make so many difficult choices. Homeschool, in-person, virtual learning or a hybrid model of school. We don't know what to pick and it all seems overwhelming. I get it. I'm right there with you and am feeling quite stressed myself. While no one choice is perfect during a pandemic, trust that you are doing the best you can for your family. That can mean trying out homeschool or online learning. To make things a little easier for you, I've gathered the best Homeschool and Virtual Learning Resources for Parents.
Homeschool Resources for Parents
THE COMPLETE LIST OF HOMESCHOOL ESSENTIALS
If you're just starting out with homeschooling, this post from The Gray Ruby Diaries is a must read. It covers a complete list of essentials and supplies any homeschool parent needs.
Also check out her video Homeschool for Beginners
HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM RESOURCES, IDEAS AND TIPS
This is another great post for homeschool beginners! You'll find curriculum ideas and printable planner sheets. Also, important laws and information you will need to start your journey.
7 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HOMESCHOOLING
If you're on the fence and not sure about homeschooling, check out this post. It debunks 7 common misconceptions most people have!
PLAN THAT ISH HOMESCHOOL DIGITAL PLANNER
Looking for a great digital planner? This is such a good one from The Crunchy Mommy! You can reuse this every single year and it works with Goodnotes, Xodo, Notability with Links.
42 RESOURCES AND PRINTABLES FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES
Shop with Me Mama shares 42 resources and printables centered around business, money and budgeting. These are great for incorporating math lessons!
How to Homeschool for Free with One Site
Four Hats and Frugal shares an amazing site for homeschooling for free! It includes a curriculum for every age.
Virtual Learning Resources for Parents
7 HOME LEARNING TIPS GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER
Tips from a teacher with 15 years of classroom experience. She's now teaching her daughter at home and spilling her secrets!
Also check out the Learning at Home section of her blog for more.
HOME CLASSROOM SETUP IDEAS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
Learn how to create a calm and successful at home classroom space. This post from Mid Modern Mama breaks down each section and shares a ton of decor inspiration.
TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME
Caitlin Houston Blog shares a sample homeschool schedule and other resources. She also includes free and fun activities!
WHAT YOUR KID SHOULD KNOW BY THE END OF THE YEAR | ELEMENTARY | HOMESCHOOL
In this post, Megforit breaks down subjects and skills by grade level. She explains what kids should learn by the end of the school year in elementary school.
Other Educational Resources for Parents
Whether you're doing virtual learning or homeschool, the next few posts contain printables and activities that can be used for either.
Grab these FREE first day of school signs for the perfect pictures! Preschool through 12th grade available.
This activity from Much Most Darling is fun, free and great for primary grade level kids.
Free printable reading log and book report templates. Best for kids in 1st-5th grade.
A List of Educational Apps for Kids
Find 10 educational apps and programs for kids in this post by The Simple Homeschool Lifestyle.
OCEAN DIY POP UP BOOK FOR KIDS
A great way to practice writing and storytelling, this ocean pop up book is fun activity. Check out this DIY activity from Darcy Bryan.
FREE PRINTABLE KIDS WRITING JOURNAL + 20 WRITING PROMPTS
Free PDF with cover page, 20 pages with prompts and extra pages with lines if needed. Also included in this post is a printable sheet with just the writing prompts if you don't want to print the whole journal.
I hope you find this roundup helpful. These are the best homeschool and virtual learning resources from some of the best bloggers around. Check back, save, and pin this post as I will continue to add to it.
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