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EASY GO-TO-RESOURCES

So you've decided that a pre-packaged curriculum is not for you and you're going to have a go at putting together your own plan that suits your child's needs. Awesome! This post is for you if you're wanting to do this but are not quite sure where to start. We have featured most of these resources in our plans when we've register our kiddos to be homeschooled. (PS: Not sure about the registration process? Download my freebie on registration with quick links to each state registration body HERE).

CREATING YOUR OWN LEARNING PLAN (FOR NSW IN PARTICULAR)

Creating a plan doesn't have to be too difficult or involved.

1. CREATE A WORD DOC & WRITE DOWN YOUR 'WHY'

Open up a Word document and write a few introductory paragraphs about why you've decided to homeschool, a little about your child and some of the interests they have. Include the Stage or Year your child is in.


2. STAGE STAGEMENTS

Next copy the Stage Statements for the Stage your child is in for each KLA (key learning area or subject). You can find this information HERE.


3. LINK TO THE STAGE OUTCOMES

Underneath the stage statements you can copy the stage outcomes if you wish or you could include the link to the outcomes in your plan.


4. WRITE UP HOW YOU PLAN TO MEET THE STAGE STATEMENTS

Next you'll want to show how you plan to cover to meet those stage statements. Basically you'll show the resources and educational experiences you'll help give your child access to. Your plan may change and that's ok but this is the place where you will write down what you are planning on using. You can be specific here including book titles, website names, educational courses, field trip/excursions, clubs they'll be a part of, etc. This post is to help you with some of these resources.

SOME EASY GO-TO RESOURCES

These are the kind of resources that lots of people (including us!) have enjoyed accessing regularly over our years of homeschooling.


I also get asked about which resources we use often so I am sharing them here for you now and I hope you they will be of help to you.


MATHS

Cool Maths

Shepherd Maths

Prodigy Maths

Math U See Free Resources (and of course Math U See curriculum)

Khan Academy Kids Khan Academy for older kids


SCIENCE AND TECHNLOGY

Planet Warrior Education

Science by Doing

Nature Study Australia

Crash Course Science

Backyard Science Videos

THL Science Week PDF

Museum Tours Around the World

Science and other games

Code.org Minecraft Education


ENGLISH

Littlescribe

Brian P Cleary

Read Alouds: A Practical How To Guide

Nessy (particularly good for dyslexic kiddos)

Our THL How to Engage Your Reluctant Writer ecourse

Audible

Great Poets Notebooking Pages

BBC Dancemat

Spelling City


HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY

Our Sunburnt Country Our Sunburnt Country - Land of the Dreamtime Post by Seven Little Australians

Story of the World (books and activity books)

Book of Centuries

Horrible Histories

Crash Course

Uncle Josh's Maps

Google Earth Education

Geocaching Back in Time for Dinner


PD H PE

Anatomy Colouring Book

Human body lapbook

Life Education Resources

The Care and Keeping of You books


CREATIVE ARTS

Brilliant Kids Aus (brand ambassadors)

Drawing Tutorials

Mati and Dada Videos

Art lessons

Art For Kids Hub

Art Lab for Kids book


LANGUAGES

Duolingo

Rosetta Stone


GENERAL RESOURCES: Local library

Internet

Podcasts

Audio books

550+ THL printables

Baking/Cooking

Group activities

List your child's favourite activities

Garden

Bushwalks

Visiting local parks

Writing letters/emails to friends

Playing board games (list them)



I'll keep adding to this list as I think of more things that you might find useful. Just pick and choose and copy them into your Word doc. I hope this helps.

Happy planning! Lusi x




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