Friday, April 10, 2009

Home school Links

I wanted to compile (for your use and mine) some useful sites for schooling and fun. If you have some suggestions, please share!! This is a work in progress


Spelling City
Fun Brain

Lapbooks ~ credit goes to Jenny, thanks!
Home School Share
Lapbook Ladies This is a good place to start, good explanation.
Lapbook Lessons
Lapbook Squidoo

Charlotte Mason (Living Books)
Simply Charlotte Mason
Ambleside Online

Writers Block

Daily Writing Prompts

Book Nook
Guys Read
Reading Schedules ~ how to
Veritas Press ~book suggestions
Sonlight ~ more book ideas
Ambleside Online ~ yet more
Five in A Row ~ books
Total Language Plus

Field Trips
Field Trip Log

Mom Stuff
Masterly Inactivity~ Print off a free ebook
Education Is~ A free ebook


Amy said...

Thankyou so much for all these, Amanda!!

Yay! I bookmarked them for reference.

Woo hoo!

Hugs.. Amy

Amy said...

Do you teach with the Charlotte Mason method>

Dan said...

I was happy to discover your Thousand Words blog today. I was unable to find an email or contact link on your blog. I hope it's OK that I'm contacting you through a public comment. I've developed an educational program for Windows called SpellQuizzer that helps children learn their spelling and vocabulary words without the battle that parents often have getting them to sit down and write them out while the parents dictate to them. The parent enters the child's spelling words into the software making a sound recording of each word. Then the software helps the child practice his or her words. It really helped my children with their weekly spelling lists.

I would appreciate your reviewing SpellQuizzer or linking to the SpellQuizzer site from A Thousand Words. You can learn more about the program at There's a video demo you can watch at I'd be happy to send you a complimentary license for the software. Please let me know if you are interested.

Thank you very much!

Dan Hite
TedCo Software

Amanda P said...


I have studied Charlotte Mason's teaching ideas more than any other because it's so appealing to me. This year I've been using K12, I love the idea of a complete curriculum and K12 is all free.

This year (2009-2010)I'm looking for something that offers more CM and fewer worksheets, sameness and restrictions. I feel a bit bound to the schedule of K12.

I have been doing a lot of research on My Father's World, so far I'm impressed. Are you familiar with it? I'd love to have some discussions with you about curriculum and teaching/family style...