Homeschool Helps and Resources
Progressive Phonics- Great free resource for teaching phonics.
Spellingcity.com-Great for spelling, phonics, word games. Free or paid version.
Copycat Books- Everything you need to quickly and easily provide copywork lessons with age-appropriate content, a variety of Biblical and academic themes, and your choice of three popular handwriting styles is conveniently brought together in Copycat Books.
1000 Good Books List - Classical Christian Home Education Support Reading List.
Glencoe Literature Study Guides - Here's a true gem. Free literature guides for many popular works of literature.
Books to Supplement History - Fantastic site to find books to supplement whatever period in World or American history that you are studying.
Parker Family Reading List - Whether you're looking for booklists to print out for your library binder, need online resources, or want a published book about reading good books, there is something here for everyone involved in educating themselves and their children. Published books follow the online resources.
The Literature Page- The Literature Page is your place to read classic books, plays, stories, poems, essays, and speeches online, brought to you by the creators of The Quotations Page. Our collection currently includes 243 works from 89 authors. We add new titles regularly.
Project Gutenberg- Full text of many classic and Christian books that are in the public domain. Find hundreds of books by title or author. You can also become a proofreader of texts by applying to this site. (Great for high schoolers interested in careers in writing / editing / copy editing.)
Audio School - My Audio School provides children with excellent audio content on a variety of school subjects in a format that they can easily use all by themselves. Classic books, old-time radio theater, historical radio and television broadcasts, and more make My Audio School a treasure trove for educators, parents and students alike.
E-Books directory - is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet.
Smarr Publishers - Literature and Critical Thinking for High School age homeschool students.
Online Spelling Quizzes -- and other language helps. Great site for grades 4-12.
Notebooking Pages - Learn about notebooking and download free pages and others for purchase.
Write With the Best - Free 25 page PDF on using Copywork and Dictation, exercises and passages to use from Classics like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, A Christmas Carol, Robinson Crusoe, etc. Great Resource!
Algebra Worksheet Generator - Simple site to use to create customizable worksheets for extra help with Algebra.
Math Activities for Young Children - Math Playground is an action-packed site for elementary and middle school students where they can practice their math skills, play a logic game and have some fun!
HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY
History and Civics - Free Lesson plans from the Bill of Rights Institute connecting our Founding Father's principles to students' lives.
World History - Links to all things free for homeschoolers.
World Geography Quiz- Name as many countries as you can in 12 minutes. Addicting for geography buffs.
More Geography quizzes - Capitals, currency, languages, economies....quizzes that go beyond maps.
Geography Games - More fun games than you can shake a stick at. Besides Geography, check out their history, animal and health quizzes as well. These are challenging and fun for parents too!
Outline Maps - These maps may be printed and copied for personal or classroom use from The Education Place.
50 States - Learn about the 50 states, outline maps, capitals and other information about each of our states.
State Outline Maps - Simple outline maps of each state.
Elementary Geography - Free worksheets, maps and suggested reading for ages 3-8 from Homeschool Creations.
Drawing Lessons - Can you imagine a site where you can get years' worth of drawing lessons for free? Here it is.
Art Appreciation - free art appreciation lessons for children including puzzles, worksheets, biographies of artists.
Biology Junction.com - Great science helps for biology.
Freebie of the Day - Sign up for a great homeschool "freebie of the day". Great resources for homeschooling families.
Printable Paper - Hundreds of papers you can download and print for free. We've got graph paper, lined paper, financial paper, music paper, and more.
Tons of Homeschool Forms - Free forms of all types to help with scheduling, lesson planning, documentation plus lots, lots more.
Homeschooling Freebies - A collection of great sites full of ideas, lessons, resources, etc.
Duolingo-Great for learning different languages.
Free ebook download guide.
Local Homeschool and Family-owned Businesses to Support
Copywork curriculum - Copycat Books is written by LAMP Homeschool member Rhonda Roso www.copycatbooks.com
Commercial and Residential Window Cleaning, Power washing and gutter cleaning
Sonlight Window Cleaning - 270-293-5170, owned by LAMP members, Steve and Sue Ann Stevens
Aurora's Ken Oak Resort - Lovely cabins near Kentucky Lake in Aurora, KY. Owned and operated by LAMP members Dave and Jaymi Tarnowski
Palmer Farms Beef - Grass fed beef, offered by LAMP members, Mike and Stacie Palmer. Contact them through their website or email via their contact page.
Frownfelter Fruit and More - Fresh Vegetables and Fruit grown by LAMP members Eric and Michelle Frownfelter. Contact info.: call 731-707-2045 or leave a message on the landline 731-247-6162 or if you are in the area 1310 Blood River Church Road Buchanan, TN 38222 (about 10 minutes from Hazel).
Lawn Pro - Full service lawn and landscape design, maintenance, and installation. (270) 293-8923. Owned and operated by former longtime LAMP members,
John and Teresa Dickerson. www.lawn-pro.org
Landscape Design on a Dime - Online personalized 3D landscape design by Teresa Dickerson (see above) (270)293-8923 www.landscapedesignonadime.com
Calloway County Library - Murray Calloway County library online Card Catalog
MSU - Waterfield Library - Links to the library home page
First Baptist Church Library - 203 South 4th Street, Murray,KY, 42071 (270)753-1282
Graves County Library - Mayfield Graves County library online Card Catalog
Marshall County Library System - Libraries located in Benton, Hardin and Calvert City online Card Catalog.
McCracken County Library - Paducah, McCracken County online Card Catalog. Check out their downloadable media which can be transferred to your iPhone or iPod in just one click.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
CHEK- Christian Home Educators of Kentucky. A state lobbying and informational organization.
Kentucky Homeschooling Information - Helpful information, links and tips for homeschoolers in Kentucky.
Answers in Genesis - Our newly redesigned Get Answers section is your starting point for answering questions on the origins debate, the Bible, Christianity, and other topics! Articles from our qualified scientists, speakers, and researchers—all writing within the biblical worldview—explain how the young-earth, special-creation paradigm makes sense of the scientific facts we observe.
John Taylor Gatto Downloads - Watch video clips of John Taylor Gatto, well known author of Dumbing Us Down and NY State Teacher of the Year. His information has given homeschoolers the information they need in order to stay enthused and encouraged about their choice to homeschool.
Homeschool Central- Lots of resources to help both beginning and veteran homeschoolers.
Homeschool Facts - A consortium of home educators have compiled a website full of helpful information about homeschooling across the country.
Parents' Book Reviews - Do you know more than just the title or cover description for your kids' summer reading books? Would you like to have the "Cliff Notes" to those books? Facts on Fiction empowers parents to be in control of their kids' reading by providing detailed content analysis.
Fast Transcripts - Fast Transcripts gives homeschool parents the ability to create professional high school transcripts with error-free GPA calculation. Cost is only $16 ($12 for HSLDA members).