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Homeschooling Resources & Info
Got a wiggly kid?
Grade 5/6 VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW-ZqwlkaYY&t=1s&fbclid=IwAR3F9qk7hbYeXvlyGKL_IokrNJiZGkN2cKj_O71et6HBCwdELbBI2Bmar-g-Grade 4/5: https://www.facebook.com/GulfsideArtandScienceAcademy/photos/ms.c.eJw1yrENADAIA8GNImKwwfsvlgKlPP13ERyXSco6vZYApO7aEZhxoH7n~;nygng0C.bps.a.198772510871012/745258966222361/?type=3&theater-Grade 3/4: https://www.facebook.com/GulfsideArtandScienceAcademy/photos/ms.c.eJw1yrENADAIA8GNImKwwfsvlgKlPP13ERyXSco6vZYApO7aEZhxoH7n~;nygng0C.bps.a.198772510871012/745259002889024/?type=3&theater-Grade 2/3: https://www.facebook.com/GulfsideArtandScienceAcademy/photos/ms.c.eJw1yrENADAIA8GNImKwwfsvlgKlPP13ERyXSco6vZYApO7aEZhxoH7n~;nygng0C.bps.a.198772510871012/745258959555695/?type=3&theater * * * PURCHASE THESE BOOKS! * * *
FREE & CHEAP RESOURCES
www.K5Learning.com - printable reading, math, spelling, etc.
www.ReadWorks.org - reading and comprehension - all ages and levels.
www.Ducksters.com - Science, History, Geography, games
www.kids-world-travel-guide.com - country info, facts, geography, games and more
www.k12reader.com - Spelling, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary and more www.scholastic.com - Order Scholastic News as well as the Science and Geography Spins (avail. 3rd grade and up) Additionally, we order Scholastic workbooks on Amazon - writing, reading comp, grammar, vocabulary, etc.
www.teacherspayteachers.com - every subject you can imagine! SOME FREE, SOME PAID.
www.superteacherworksheets.com - worksheets, various subjects
www.adaptedmind.com - math and reading online
www.mobymax.com - math and reading online
www.gonoodle.com - physical activity, dance fun
www.math-aids.com - free math worksheets
www.Education.com - lots of subjects! (LIMITED FREE STUFF)
www.tlsbooks.com/englishworksheets.htm - ELA worksheets
www.50states.com - U.S. facts, flags, etc
www.mathantics.com - math instructional videos
https://www.c-span.org/classroom/ - video-based social studies
Little Passports - monthly subscriptions & printables
Kiwi Crate - monthly STEM / STEAM subscriptions
MEL Chemistry - monthly science STEM subscriptions
"Who (Where) Was" series of books
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC & SMITHSONIAN books! --NOW.... CREATE A UNIT STUDY! 1. CHOOSE a subject that’s interesting! 2. EXPLORE: Books / Poems / other materials 3. WATCH: Documentaries, movies or clips 4. DO: Worksheets, projects or lapbooks 5. CREATE: Make it fun! Add crosswords, word finds, coloring, crafts or art projects. 6. GET HANDS-ON: Make a posterboard, cook a recipe or do an experiment, etc. 7. EXPERIENCE: Go on a FIELD TRIP!
Homeschooling, general info
Homeschool Facebook Groups: You'll need to join some in your local area for good local information, field trips, activities, co-ops, etc. There are religious groups and secular groups. We personally belong to both kinds. You will find unique information in both. We don't mind religious influence, but we do want secular science and history.
GASA Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/GulfsideArtandScienceAcademy/
Florida Letter of Intent
YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONEDATE
ATTN: XXXXX COUNTY School District Superintendent Principal, XXXXX school (IF APPLICABLE)
RE: Intent to Homeschool CHILD'S NAME DOB: XX-XX-XX This letter is intended to notify the XXXX County School District of our withdrawal of XXXXX from XXXXXX school and also serves as our intent to establish a home education program at the above address. (IF THEY WEREN'T EVER ENROLLED IN SCHOOL, DELETE THAT PART)
This Notice of Intent is in compliance with the requirements of Florida Statutes Annotated 1002.41. If you have any questions concerning our home education program, please submit them in writing.
Thank you. XXXXX
--------It is best to send via email and certified, return receipt mail so that you have receipts for your records.
Homeschooling in Florida
If you choose the PORTFOLIO EVALUATION route, which is most common, you will need to be evaluated by a certified, licensed Florida teacher once a year prior to your homeschool LOI (letter of intent) anniversary date. Evaluations are easy and fun! Think of it as a chance to brag about all the wonderful things your child has learned this year!
Your Portfolio should include:
Written Work: 3-5 examples of each subject from beginning, middle and end of the year to show progress
Curriculum: a list of books, workbooks and/or internet sites used
Reading Log: a list of books read to/by the child
Educational Activities: a daily log of activities, extracurricular activities, field trips, special projects, experiments, testing, etc. that you want to include.
Format: you can make a photo album, online album, scrapbook, binder, file folder box, etc. You can include anything extra that you want to share! * You must keep all evaluation materials for two years.
** Your material is NOT seen by the school district. The school district receives only a certification that the evaluation was completed and the student has shown progress.
*** See your Evaluator for more details.
More info: https://hslda.org/content/hs101/FL.aspx
LETTER OF INTENTI suggest sending your Letter of Intent (LOI) to the School District Superintendent as well as the principal of the school they were enrolled in, if applicable. Send it via USPS CERTIFIED, RETURN RECEIPT as well as EMAIL. Both then give you formal receipts for your records. Some districts send out a nice homeschool card every year, some send a letter.