Friday Finds For Homeschool

This week’s free homeschool resources include: Math Vocabulary Posters, Virtual Microscope, American Sign Language Course with Videos, Lesson Plan Forms, Bio Poems Made Easy, Free Spelling by Grade, Ice Cream Printables, Reading Strategy Task Cards, Make Your Own Sedimentary Rock Science Project, and Daily Grammar.

Math Vocabulary Posters – Visual Tricks to Remember

I LOVE this freebie! This is a 52 page PDF of great little posters for about everything you can think of in regards to math vocabulary. The posters include: quadrilateral, parallelogram, acute angle, perimeter, improper fractions, median, order of operations, vertices, variable, etc. “Each poster is designed to be visually engaging and offer ‘tricks’ to help children remember the definitions.” Get yours here.


Ice Cream Printables

There are several great printables found here for sight words from pre-primer to third grade levels in color or black and white. Get yours here.


Free Bio Poems Made Easy

This 11 page free PDF was created by Laura Candler. I truly love her work. Easy to understand directions, clear printable templates and an example bio poem. Check it out here.


Free Spelling By Grade

This is a free spelling resource that includes word lists and activities. You can print and interact with each word list online. Check it out here. ~ I also want to give a special shout out to Tamara at School Days Gone By for bringing this freebie to my attention. She also created a free downloadable spelling log to use with this program. Be sure to get yours here. The link to download the log is towards the bottom of her post.

Virtual Microscope and Instructional Video

Practice using a compound microscope online…and free. The virtual microscope tour takes you step by step through how everything works and what you need to know in order to use the microscope properly. Check it out here


Reading Strategies Task Cards – 24 Free Paragraph Cards

These printable cards are aimed at grades 3-6. Each card contains a paragraph and “reading strategy challenge”. They consist of fiction and non-fiction text and address six different reading strategies: author’s purpose, summarizing, making connections, inference, questioning, and predicting. Get yours here


American Sign Language University ~ Level 1 {Homeschool / Self-Testing} 

This course is free and includes everything you need to learn about basic vocabulary, grammar, fingerspelling, terminology, Deaf culture, and more. It says that the course will require 45-60 online contact-hours. It says that there are 15 lessons and quizzes, but I found at least 30 at the top of the web page after going into the first lessons. Each lesson contains objectives/resources, practice sheets, related sentences, links to the vocabulary, and often other videos, etc. Each vocabulary link contains their own videos, detailed pictures, and written directions.  Check it out here. ~ If this is too advanced at this time, you can also go to their free section of First 100 Signs here.

Pasta Coquina: Make Your Own Sedimentary Rock ~ Science Project

Early elementary level geology science experiment ~ Includes: problem, materials list, and procedure.Check it out here.


Daily Grammar

Free grammar lessons and quizzes. There are 440 lessons and 88 quizzes. They cover parts of speech, parts of sentences, and the mechanics of grammar. They are short lessons that are clear and to the point. I think that this could easily also be used to check your child’s grasp on different parts of grammar so that you can see where he/she needs more work. Go to the Archives here.

Donna Young’s Free Homeschool Lesson Plan Forms

I absolutely love the selection at Donna Young.  I have used many of her different types of free printable forms for years. This section of her site contains some wonderful forms that most homeschoolers would find extremely helpful, especially those like me who are eclectic and pull from a lot of different sources for their curriculum. Check it out here.



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I love it when I find great resources for homeschooling online and get to share them with my friends. I often find wonderful free or inexpensive resources that can help homeschooling families spend less money and quite easily have a strong homeschool learning experience. Please note that these finds are not created by me personally unless stated otherwise. My desire for this series of posts is to share, support, and publicize some wonderful free and/or inexpensive resources that I feel more people should know about. The opinions I give are completely my own. I am not to be held responsible for any problems with the resources, broken links, etc. However, if you do let me know of any problems, I can fix the link or remove the recommendation, when necessary. Also, please note that some of these offers may only be for a limited time regardless if it is stated by me or the related site, so act quickly. Enjoy!


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