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Friday, April 30, 2010

Why the change?


Since I have started homeschooling, I am adjusting my days to our sons educational needs.  Today I changed my template so Saenz may better read my postings due to Irlens.  Once he finds a template, back ground color and font he in fact likes and is able to read with ease.  I will have him start his own blog for the purpose of creative writing through journaling. If you want to know what Irlens is just click on my blog title or the underlined Irlens in the second sentence.  I think I did the linking correctly. 

I also added a homeschoolers' article widget to one of my side bars.  Another item I wanted to pass on is the website on grammar I found through through  through the homeschoolers co-op.  I decided on purchasing this program and it's cheaper through the co-op; because I can pair it with the public library and science lab Mr Larry has sent to our home. (THANK YOU)

I promised Mrs. Talitha a list of sites I have gathered in the last couple of weeks.  She also pulled her children out of public school as well as Mrs. Kelly.  I have more I will add later.


Some other sites I have used or recommend:
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/
http://www.childcareland.com/free.html
http://www.homeschoolmedia.com/gems/contents.phtml
http://www.lessonpathways.com/Pathways/Detail/54523/homeschool-resource-links
http://web.wm.edu/hsi/
http://www.homeschool-articles.com/
http://www.lessonpathways.com/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fHome
http://www.mathcats.com/index.html#contents
http://www.early-years-homeschool.com/
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/
http://www.hometrainingtools.com/default.asp?bhcd2=1272642132
http://www.ixl.com/
http://www.homeschooloasis.com/lab_science_book_pg.htm
http://onlineeducationforkids.com/
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/classroom/k-2/math/
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/explore/sci.htm
http://www.homeschoolingonashoestring.com/science.html
http://www.texashomeeducators.com/
http://www.learn2type.com/
http://budgethomeschool.com/
http://www.colormountain.com/
http://www.bookadventure.com/
http://www.education.com/worksheets/
Now on to why I chose the above picture.  I just wanted to say I am so happy our son, Sid has started community college.  Education is the one thing that can not be taken once you acquire it.  It's yours once earned and then you have to build a future.  Maybe Sid will go on to become a graduate and do what he wants to do in life as a journalist.  It's never too late to start, I recieved my associates at 36,  bachelors at 43, with a masters by 45.

Even Olympic runners start off with 'baby steps.'

13 comments:

Sharon said...

Excellent idea! I think Saenz having his own blog will help him immensely! It may be something you could suggest to the other home schooling moms! It should help with their spelling also, if he can see that little red line. I do have some difficulty seeing it sometimes.....

Sid going to school, yeah!

troubadore9 said...

Wow!Half of Texas will home school their kids and the parents will have one heck of a support group.

I like your new format and I also find it exciting to see that Saenz will be having his own blog.Way to go!!

Chicken Boys said...

Where do you find the time? I think I be saying, "Calgon, take me away," just about every night.
~Randy

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

On of my girlfriends went back to school t become physician, and someone said to her,

"but when you finally get out of medical school, you'll be 40 yrs old."

and she replied, "I'm going to be 40 yrs old anyway, I may as well be a 40 yr old doctor."

Talitha D'Andrea said...

Having a blog is a wonderful idea! I'm going to have to start one for my young man now. I never heard of Irlen Syndrom before. I wish I had. It might explain a lot about my daughter. Thanks for the post~I'm always learning new things and great ideas from you! :)

Nekkid Chicken said...

HA HA HA I like your girlfriend's spirt, Joanna.

Randy, It's simple. My sons are my future so -- that is all I have; their best interest in my heart.

Hey Larry, Some of those sites you should recognize. LOL

Sharon, Have you found the 'edit' button on this site?

Talitha D'Andrea said...

These are awesome sites! I can't believe there is so much help for homeschoolers anymore! Thank for so much for all this information~ You rock! :D

Sharon said...

Yes, Dear, but I would rather get it right before I post - if I can....

Nekkid Chicken said...

Tali, My pleasure; the more knowledge we share the more room we make in our own library. :o)

I think Sharon, I will have him type it out first in WORD and then do the cut/paste function.

Adrienne said...

Thanks for stopping by and I love your blog and I see you have others I will check them out too! Happy Friday

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

You have set a wonderful example for your children by getting your education!!!Great job.

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Jae said...

Thanks so much for linking in to my homeschool blog. Glad to know that you read it. Wish you blessings...