Homeschooling

How to Homeschool for Free During a School Closure

100+ FREE Websites to Help You Learn at Home While Schools Are Closed (or Homeschool for the Rest of the Year!)

#COVID19edu Lesson Plans for School Closures

Is your child’s school closed for two weeks — or more? Do you want to continue your child’s education at home while classes are cancelled?  Maybe you are facing the challenge of online learning, e-learning, or virtual school, thanks to COVID-19, or maybe you’ve decided to homeschool temporarily until the crisis is over. If you’re intimidated by the idea of trying to find things for your kids to do while stuck at home, the lesson plans, free curriculum, and activity ideas in this post will help you have a fun, educational, and memorable time with your kids.

These (clutter-free!) digital homeschool resources are also ideal for worldschoolers, expats, full-time RVers, missionaries living abroad, tiny-house dwellers, or homeschoolers on a very low budget. You’ll need access to the internet, time to assemble all your resources, and consistent access to a computer, laptop, or tablet. But you won’t need a separate schoolroom, rows and rows of shelving, or tons of money! At the time of posting, all the resources here are free.

100+ FREE Websites to Help You Learn at Home While Schools Are Closed (or Homeschool for the Rest of the Year!)

This list of websites is organized by subject, in roughly alphabetical order. I tried to differentiate between longer content like curriculum and lessons and shorter content like enrichment, but this often subjective, since many resources can be used in more than one way. You’ll find apps, videos, songs, audiobooks, ebooks, printable books, interactive websites, games, and printable activities. I’ve tried to link to websites which offer many activities and resources, rather than link to blog posts with a single activity. Because of that, there are far more than one hundred lessons in this list. (ETA: Huge shout out to Marie of Faithfully Wandering for texting me so many of these links and resources!)

If I missed your favorite resource, or a resource you created, please do add it in the comments below.

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Homeschool Groups and Coronavirus / COVID-19

Homeschool groups and Coronavirus COVID-19

Has your homeschool co-op addressed hand-washing and reviewed sick policy recently?

We are a part of two educational enrichment communities.

One has already been doing the following for weeks:

  • implemented hand sanitizer stations at the entrances,
  • asked people to use these before entering,
  • reminded people to wash for 20 seconds with soap and water after touching face or using the bathroom,
  • sent home weekly hygiene reminders,
  • spoke directly with students about the COVID-19 situation,
  • addressed hand washing in class each week,
  • reminded people not to touch eyes, nose and mouth,
  • reviewed sneezing and coughing best practices,
  • required people to notify leadership if they have traveled internationally,
  • asked people to go home if they are symptomatic, and
  • asked people to stay home if they have any symptoms.

The other has not.

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