Condo Homeschooling Guide
Written by Brian Enright
Many kids learn at home instead of going to school in a regular classroom. Although homeschooling can be very different from going to public or private school, you can still learn all of the lessons and skills you need. Many students go on to attend college and earn advanced degrees after learning at home. Whether you live in an apartment, in a house, or on a farm in the country, you can learn at home. A parent or another adult can teach you subjects such as math, language arts, social studies, science, and even foreign languages.
As you learn math, you will first learn about numbers and counting. Math skills also include learning about adding groups of objects together and subtracting groups of objects. Once you master adding and subtracting, the next skills you will move to will be multiplying and dividing. Learning and memorizing math facts for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing will help you with math because harder math concepts all involve knowing these basic facts. Eventually, you will learn algebra, geometry, and maybe even calculus.
- Preschool and Kindergarten Math Skills and Milestones
- Dice and Card Games to Practice Math Facts (PDF)
- Literacy and Math Tips to Help Your Child (PDF)
- Building a Solid Math Foundation
- To Master Basic Math Facts: Strategize, Then Memorize
- Learning Math in the Home
- Tips to Help Children Learn and Memorize Math Facts
- Seven Games for Practicing Math Facts
Social studies can be a fascinating trip back through time as you learn about history. Studying the history of the United States helps you learn about how this country began and some of the important events that have happened. You should also spend time learning about world history so you know about the history of other countries, such as England and China. Social studies also involves learning about countries as they are today. Different countries have different types of government and laws, which is part of what makes the countries and the people who live there unique.
- America's Story
- Today in History
- Fun Facts for Kids
- USA Timeline
- The Middle Ages
- Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
- Ancient Greece
- Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?
Learning about grammar and reading are important parts of a language arts curriculum. Grammar helps you understand sentences and the different parts of sentences, such as nouns and verbs. Grammar also involves learning about punctuation, including periods, exclamation points, and commas. You'll learn how to write sentences so you can write letters and reports. Reading is also an important part of language arts, so you will spend time reading different stories and books to understand different kinds of literature.
- Adjective Adventure
- Zac the Rat
- 25 Activities for Reading and Writing Fun
- Reading Chart Activity
- Sweetheart Sentences (PDF)
- Rainbow Domino Games (PDF)
- Ways to Support Writing at Home
- Playing at the Park (PDF)
The study of science is important for understanding the world around you. As you study science, you will learn about topics such as space, the ocean, animals, the human body, weather, and more. You can perform many types of experiments at home in your kitchen. You can even create a cloud in a jar or perform an experiment that will tell you how much glucose and starch is contained in different foods.
- Flying Tinsel
- Make a Neuron
- 16 Simple Science Activities for Kids That Will Pique Their Curiosity
- Make Fog in a Jar
- Exploring Acids and Bases
- Measuring Calories in Food
- Testing for Glucose and Starch
- Paper Airplanes and Methods of Science
If you learned English when you were a baby, then English is your primary language. Most students also take classes to become familiar with other languages. Some foreign languages you could learn include Spanish, French, and German. The younger you are when you study a foreign language, the easier it can be for you to learn. Even if you are learning at home, you can learn a foreign language. Many computer programs can help you learn to speak Spanish or another language by teaching you at home. The programs allow you to speak as you do the lessons, and the programs tell you if you are saying the words right. Once you learn a foreign language, you could speak with other people in this language.
- Activities to Help Children Learn a Foreign Language
- Activities for Colors (PDF)
- A Treasure Chest for French Immersion (PDF)
- 10 Tips and Tricks to Learn Any Language
- Myths and Misconceptions About Second Language Learning
- Number Match
- Spanish Worksheet (PDF)
- Days of the Week (PDF)
Written by Brian Enright