Unschooling/ Homeschooling Resources

I started a resource page on my family blog, and being the lazy Mama that I sometimes am, I am going to cut and past most of the info here.

I don't have a lot of resources, and most of the ones I do have are Iowa or military specific (we live in Iowa now and once Jared is done school, he will be going back into the Air Force). However, most of the links and such that I have are a great place to start, and have links for more information.

Ok, enough rambling. Here is what I have, broken down loosely into categories.

General Info, Laws, and Regualtions:
World Book Curriculum Standards

*Your local library is a great place to review books about homeschooling before you buy them. What I like to do is search the library's online catalog for any books related to my current interest, then reserve all the ones that look interesting. Once the library lets me know my books are on hold, I head into the library, pick up the books from the hold bin, then sit in a comfy chair and browse through them. I only take home the books that look useful after a quick glance.

Supplies, curriculum, etc.
Scholastic As a parent homeschooling your child, you can sign up (there is a yearly fee) for all their printable worksheets and such. Also, as a homeschooler, you qualify for all the teacher benefits. Give customer service a call to get set up. You can order books, and such while earning points for free books!
Super Teacher Worksheets- (edited 2-20-12)- As of this update, this site charges $20 a year, but they have a HUGE selection of worksheets for a wide variety of subjects and grades. They also offer resources specifically for the teachers as well.

Home Science Tools
Steve Spangler Science
Living Math (edited 3-3-10)

Typical Unschooling Days (Sandra Dodd)
Unschoolers are Lazy (edited 3-8-2010)

Influential People in home/unschooling

Other places to look for info are:
`Your local school district. Many offer help to families who home school, or are able to point you in the right direction.

`Yahoo- Search for a message group for your local area.

`Your local library may also be able to help you out.

I will continually update this page as I find new info that I like.

A disclaimer: I do not advocate for any particular site, book, group, etc., these are just sites I have found useful or have marked for further reading.

Good luck!
p.s. If you know of any good sites, books, etc, feel free to leave me a comment! I love comments!

Updated 20Feb2012