Art Freebies from See The Light

Jim and Pat Pence’s SeeTheLighShine website has several free art lesson videos, an art “how to” podcast, and some really nice Mini Art Projects (definitely check these out).

Click here to go to the website!

“We really enjoy learning art from Mrs. Pat and Mr. Jim.  Their free art resources include tutorials, art class video lessons, art video tips, mini art projects, lineart, and podcasts. Plus, there is always something fun on Mr. Jim’s blog.  You can’t go wrong with See The Light!”

– first submitted by Donna F. (thanks, Donna!)

Bible verses for kids, Charlotte Mason style

Screen Shot 2017-02-09 at 10.28.13 AMPenny Gardner’s Charlotte Mason Approach website offers an excellent tutorial on how to read and remember Bible verses and stories with children, Charlotte Mason-style. First read her  overview, “Scriptures in a Child’s Heart”, then check out and print the wonderful Bible “episodes” checklists she has compiled for both the Old and New Testaments. This is great stuff for the Christian home educator.

Click here to go to the overview page.

Click here to go to the Old Testament readings checklist.

Click here to go to the New Testament readings checklist.

– first suggested by Freebie Hunter Courtney M. (thanks, Courtney!)

Building Your Future financial literacy curriculum

Screen Shot 2017-02-09 at 9.31.46 AMPersonal finance is part knowledge and part skill – and the Building Your Future book series, published by the Actuarial Foundation, gives students a foundation in both. It addresses knowledge by covering the essential principles of banking in Book One, financing in Book Two, investing in Book Three, and succeeding in Book Four. The series also addresses the mathematical skills that students need to live a financially healthy life. Students will be able to see the real-world consequences of mastering their finances, which helps them understand the relevance of good mathematical skills.

Building Your Future gives high school age students multiple opportunities to practice core skills and showcases the real-world impact of the financial decisions they make. Each of the four books in the series are classroom-ready with a teacher’s guide that includes handouts, answer keys, instruction and assessment suggestions. The PDF version of all four student booklets + teacher guides are free to download from their site. Printed copies can be ordered inexpensively.

Click here to go to the website!

– first suggested by Freebie Hunter Robbyn R. (thanks, Robbyn!)


Screen Shot 2017-02-09 at 9.16.49 AMXtraMath is a math facts fluency program and a nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Their goal is to develop effective, efficient, adaptive, and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities, with short free video lessons and exercises emphasizing basic math skills.

Click here to go to the site.

“We use this for 10 minutes each day and it’s been a huge helping tool for memorizing facts! The kids all say “is it time for Mr. C?”
– first suggested by Sally R. (thanks, Sally!)