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Free Reading Program until Feb 16th!

Wow! Siegfried (Zig) Engelmann, the author of the highly popular Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, brings you The Funnix Reading Program, free once again, now until February 16th!  It teaches 2 years of reading skills and is normally $249.00.

The free version of Funnix is electronic (and is the same as the Horizons program). You download the entire package of 220 lessons and other material onto your computer, and you have everything you need to teach the program. The steps of what you do and how you do it are spelled out in Teacher’s Guide, which you review before presenting the program. Workbook and textbook activities accompany the lessons. You print these.

To learn more and download your free reading program, go to www.Funnix.com

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Posted in Free Homeschooling Resources, Resources

Free Reading Curriculum for Kindergarten/Primary and Grade 1

This free reading curriculum, designed for Kindergarten/Primary and Grade 1, includes one online video and these three books:

  • Phonological Awareness and Phonics Student Center Activities
  • Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension Student Center Activities
  • Teacher Resource Guide (accompanied by a Professional Development DVD)

It was all created for classroom use, but after having taken a look at it, I believe it could easily be used for homeschoolers as well.

Go to the Florida Center for Reading Research Website to download. Enjoy!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Two Phonics Programs: Free Trials

Reading Eggs
Visit ReadingEggs.com today and try the Reading Egg Program for FREE!
Use Promo Code: USH88SEE

Study Dog
FREE for 2 weeks: Try Study Dog

 

Just a note, I have no experience with either of these programs, so I can’t offer an opinion on them.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Homeschool Moms: What is Your Favourite Subject To Teach?

Deciding which subject is my favourite to teach is difficult.  I LOVE teaching my children so much.  I guess my biggest thrill is teaching Reading.  Teaching my children to read is SO rewarding.  I love teaching them all the building blocks of phonics that they need to start putting words together.  I love seeing them “get it” as my daughter has this past year – going from being able to read three-letter words to being able to read sentences and anything at all 🙂  She loves to show off her reading aloud to me.  The only thing that makes me sad is that, since she is my baby, she is the last child I will be teaching reading to.  Maybe my children will let me help teach my grandchildren someday, LOL.

Once they’re reading, I LOVE teaching my children all about literature.  I love sharing the classics with them, and most recently I have enjoyed introducing my eldest to Shakespearean plays (having introduced him to the stories from the plays when he was little) and trading Shakespeare quotes with him anytime, anywhere 🙂  He prepared one of Puck’s monologues from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and performed it for the local Kiwanis Festival, winning first place and a cash prize for outstanding performance.  Here he is in his Puck regalia…


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What is your favourite subject to teach your own children?

Love, Luck &
Laughter,