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Lori Seaborg
FloraBama, Gulf Coast
I'm not just, pure, lovely. I just try to keep my thoughts there.
Interests: Writing - Photography - Blogging - Crafting - Making Do with Little - Motherhood - Marriage - and I'm definitely interested in God, too.
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I agree! Thanks for dropping by! Sent from my iPhone
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Geography can be a fun subject to teach in your homeschool! There are plenty of maps online, but sometimes it's more interesting to learn with our hands. I found five ways to teach geography. Each of these ideas could be used for studying countries, provinces, or states. 1. Create a map from pretty cardstock or scrapbooking paper with this paper map tutorial from designerAmber Packer. She includes a printable map of the United States in the download instructions for this project. 2. Embroider counties, states, provinces, or countries that mean something special to you - perhaps the locations each of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Freely Homeschool
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I'm really loving 11 on this kid. Probably because she's #4 of 4 and I know how much she'll change soon. The change will be beautiful, too, but I'm loving 11. 11 is all giggles and goofy grins and wiggles and Girls-Only-why-would-we-invite-boys-Play-dates. I won't be selfish enough to ask her to stay 11 forever, but I do wish it could be a slower year. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Just Pure Lovely
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TED recently introduced a TED-Ed. The video library holds original videos created by educators around the world. The videos are screened by TED for quality and length (no video is longer than 10 minutes). They post a new TED-Ed lesson every week and highlight educational TED Talks on the weekends. Visit TED-Ed to view the available videos, and to subscribe to the channel. Help TED-Ed create more education videos - they want animators and content-creators (wouldn't it be fun to see some homeschool high schoolers on there?) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Freely Homeschool
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She wants to be the Crazy Cat Lady someday. I don't doubt her for a second. Can't you just see it? Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Pure Lovely
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I found a very large collection of free lesson plans for K-12 on crafts, or practical skills, such as weaving, basketry, pottery and more. The lesson plans include historical information on the skill, and they include hands-on projects. There is much more to these - they even tell us which subjects are being taught in each lesson, for example: Quilts and the Underground Railroad, Grades 4-5; Subject: Art; Related Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Geometry Visit Craft Revival to view the free practical skills and lesson plans, separated by elementary & middle school grades and high school grades. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Freely Homeschool
After research: I'm not having the same result, Liz. They're all working as linked - to StoryNory.com. Anyone else having problems?
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From your comments, I assume JASON has taken down the free portion of their site that was up when this post went live in 2009. I'm the only person running Freely Educate, so I can't keep up with old links very well, but I'm always looking for replacements. I don't receive any compensation for posts like this (sponsored posts are clearly marked, and rare). On the sidebar, to the right, it says, "All links are working and all downloads are safe as of the time of the posting. We can't guarantee that they are forevermore working or safe, so do be careful when digging through our archives." I hope that helps! I'll be happy to dig through the JASON site to see if they offer anything for free anymore. Please keep in mind that Freely Educate does NOT mean everything on this site is free. It is about the FREEDOM to educate.
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The non-profit CK-12 Foundation offers free digital textbooks in the STEM areas of learning...that is, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects. These digital textbooks are available for download on your computer, iPad, Kindle, or other compatible e-reader. They also offer interactive learning - for example, you may create your own classroom or group, and assign your students lessons in math and science subjects. Here is a video that explains the Flexbooks better than I can (their site is huge!): CK-12 Flexbooks align with state standards. Visit CK-12 Flexbooks to browse the site to see if it's a good fit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
I agree. My son did well on natural, lower sugar, foods.
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Wow, Anne, that's so cool! I wouldn't have ever guessed.
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Lori Seaborg is now following Leigh-Ann
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Lori Seaborg is now following A Beautiful Mess
Sep 7, 2014
Awesome, Melissa! Thanks for dropping by! ~ Lori
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Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know, Liz! I'll research new links. - Lori
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For several years, All About Spelling has been our family's - and our readers' - favorite spelling program. The thing that sets the All About Learning programs (both reading and spelling) apart is how hands-on the programs are. This is our Kindergartner, using All About Spelling: The All About Spelling program is logical and organized enough for even me to figure out and use easily with our children at four different levels. The system uses letter tiles (pictured above) and flashcards to teach spelling. Our family receives all sorts of educational products to possibly review for Freely Educate, and while... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
Thanks for the reminder, Lee! I highlighted the High School curriculum separately a couple weeks ago. It's really awesome! Sent from my iPhone
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Thanks for your note, Tina! I highlighted the high school curriculum in a separate post and haven't reviewed the Preschool-Kindergarten areas yet. The site is so big, I'm separating the larger areas. ~ Lori Sent from my iPhone
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Lifehacker - the site full of all sorts of odd, helfpul, and useful information - has compiled a bunch of free college courses into "Lifehacker University". Many of these courses have been highlighted here on Freely Educate over the years, and I'll continue to share them, but I thought you'd like to see the courses organized and reviewed on one page. As you probably know by now, many universities and colleges offer their courses online for free. What's the catch? That you don't get the piece of paper saying you have credit or a degree from the university. You won't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
Thanks for that! I highlighted the high school curriculum recently - just separated the two since they're both so big! I'll add a link to the high school curriculum in my post above. Sent from my iPhone
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I just about killed my other blog. I hit a corner. Not a roadblock, but a corner. A three-sided corner...which isn't really a corner, I suppose, but bear with me - that's not the point. On one side, I was blocked with our eldest leaving the nest because that brought up all 10,000 abandonment/attachment/somesortofoddity issues that I have, and I was falling apart inside. On another side, there was that gunk that came up a few times over the past year and to which I finally said, ENOUGH! in a very assertive, non-missionary-kid-like way. And on one side, there was that I can't please everyone, so I stopped trying to please anyone. Which didn't please everyone. Not even me. And so. I left the blog alone for most of a year, visiting only to copy/paste an old post when the guilt was too much. This month, after a Summer of healing, and after the college kid left home and I actually survived (!), I woke up one day and decided that since it was going to die anyway, I had nothing to lose in making the other blog mine. I'm redesigning it how I would like it to look, without... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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A homeschooling mom took all of the freebies found here and there around the internet and created a faith-based homeschool curriculum for her own children. She even took the time to compile all of the information to share! Most of the content in the curriculum has been highlighted here on FreelyHomeschool.com, but having it all in one place, and organized into daily lessons, is soooo helpful! Here is how to use the free All-in-One elementary and middle school curriculum . Here, you'll learn how you can choose to use the curriculum by grade level, through placement, or by subjects taught.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Freely Homeschool
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Today's free learning site is a very popular learning games site for elementary aged kids. ABCya.com was created by a teacher in answer to his quest for high quality online learning games and educational apps. It is an ad-supported site (but has a form for reporting any unwanted ads). All of the educational games are free and modeled after lesson plans for each grade, from Kindergarten through 5th grade, and all are created by teachers. Visit ABCya.com to look through their free learning games and learning apps for elementary kids, sorted by grade. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Freely Homeschool