My 10 Favorite Web Sites for Homeschooling

For those of you who enjoy my devotional / faith posts, don’t despair. I’m adding more homeschooling on my blog, but I’m actively planning posts about what I’ve learned over the past few weeks of fighting illness, attending The 2:1 Conference, and trying to fight through the feeling of being completely overwhelmed in every area of my life.

Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings

But today, and most Tuesdays for ten weeks, I’m going to join iHomeschool Network’s 10 in 10 Blog Hop and link up with Angie at Many Little Blessings. (Come join the fun!) Some of the posts will be about homeschooling. Others will be more general. This week’s topic is “Top 10 Favorite Websites to Use for Homeschooling.”

Without further ado, here’s my list:

  1. Always Icecream (Clever Dragons for boys). I know I talk about it a lot, but these sites are full of so much reinforcement of what we study during our lessons, and they’re fun! My girls love Always Icecream and beg to log on and play. Although I can log in and check their progress anytime, I love getting the weekly e-mails detailing their activity and progress.
  2. IXL. This site is an important tool in Princess Roo’s math education. She doesn’t do as well with pencil and paper as she does on the computer, so we do lots of reinforcement with IXL. I get weekly e-mails from this site too, and they say how long she worked on her math, the skills she worked on, the number correct versus the number attempted, and whether she has mastered the skill or not.
  3. Ticket to Read. This site allows me to adjust the skill level up or down for Princess Roo, and I like that it gives me different ways for her to practice phonics skills and reading than what we normally do. I try to use it at least a couple of times each week.
  4. The Homeschool Village. Yes, I do write for The Homeschool Village. But I read the posts on this site long before I began writing for them, and I still read every post published there. I have it delivered straight to my inbox. If you’re looking for support and encouragement, join the Village!
  5. Mom’s Mustard Seeds. My friend Rebecca’s site isn’t solely dedicated to homeschooling. She uses her blog to share her life, which includes homeschooling, and she uses some of the best books and materials! I get lots of great ideas and inspiration from her family’s projects and studies.
  6. Educating Laytons. I love to see what Stef is doing with her boys. Homeschooling at her house looks more fun that it does at mine sometimes. I have a list of games and books she has used that I want to try with my girls.
  7. Home Educating Family Association Blog. I admit it. I write for HEF too. But I read the other posts, share them, save them to Evernote, and find so much encouragement in them. I just read and saved one about being a homeschooling, work-at-home mom, which was just what I needed this week!
  8. Homeschool Freebie of the Day. I have subscribed to this site for a long time, and I have gotten some amazing freebies to use in our homeschool.
  9. A Holy Experience. While this is not a “homeschooling” blog, I know that Ann Voskamp homeschools, and in her raw honesty and poetic words, I find a reminder of the grace that God extends to me and to my children, to our homeschool, to our messes—and find encouragement to press on.
  10. Notebooking Pages. This is my newest favorite site, and it has allowed me to break out and follow my heart for our homeschool for the 2012-13 school year. Don’t forget the NotebookingPages.com Launch Party celebrating their new web-app, The Notebooking Publisher! I’ll be there tonight at 7:00 p.m. CDT and would love to see you there too!

What are your favorite websites for homeschooling?

Disclosure: I received a free year’s membership to the Notebooking Pages Treasury Membership in exchange for helping to promote The Notebooking Publisher Launch Party. This post contains affiliate links. Any commission I receive helps to pay for my family’s homeschool materials, medical expenses, and therapy costs.

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15 Responses to My 10 Favorite Web Sites for Homeschooling

  1. Oooo- going to check out your number 1 today! Thanks :)

  2. Rebecca says:

    Yep, you keep blessing my socks off. You are one of my favorite all around reads! I hate I could not join in today. Guest post was scheduled 2 months ago…and wouldn’t ya know, lightning struck our modem last night! So thankful for ‘schedule’!!! LOVE YOU!

    • Thank you, Rebecca! I love reading your posts! I’m sorry to hear about your modem. I hope it was easily replaced! (?!) I’m glad you already had your guest post taken care of. Love you too!

  3. Mary says:

    Great list!!! I’m learning so much by reading everyone’s top 10 posts today.

  4. Cristi says:

    One of these days I’m going to listen to you and sign Lauren up for an Always Icecream membership.

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  6. Great list, Jennifer! Cute blog. 😉

  7. Paula says:

    Two of my favorites that didn’t make your list are http://www.hsclassroom.net and http://www.simplehomeschool.net

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