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Homeschooling Resources

Homeschool Huddle Quarterly Newsletter

Programs
Fri, Apr 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room
In honor of National Poetry Month, we will read and discuss classic poems, play word games, and write our own poems! Grade levels 3-5. Drop-in.

Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo
Red Oak Nature Center shows the unique traits that make reptiles so special. This program includes live animal ambassadors from the nature center. Grade levels 1-5.

Rescheduled
Thu, May 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
New date Thursday, May 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Santori Library
Build and paint your own birdhouse just in time for summer! Grades levels 3-5. Registration required.

Thu, May 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo
Build and paint your own birdhouse just in time for summer! Grades levels 3-5. Registration required.

Thu, May 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room
Read and discuss this Newbery Medal Winner! Pick up a book at the Santori Children’s Desk after April 19th. Grade levels 3-5.

Fri, Jun 07, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo
Bring your own games or play ours! Ages 6-11 with a caregiver.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room
Discover enduring classics, discuss with other readers, and engage in fun comprehension activities. Pick up your own copy of the book at the KCC desk starting May 30. Grade levels 3-5.

APLD Website Resources

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read 1000 books to your child before kindergarten. Record the reading on the log each time you read a book. When you have finished filling in the log, bring it in for a prize.

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Book Match

 Get a list of 10 book suggestions for your child from our expert children’s staff. 


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Learning Express

 Explore a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses.  

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Mango Languages

Access to over 70 foreign language courses and 20 ESL courses.

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Teachables

 Access an Online Hub of 30,000 Ready-to-Use Free Printable Learning Resources for Every Subject | PreK-6.  

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External Resources

Christian Homeschool Advocacy Resources Inspiration & Support

Homeschool support group site.

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Connections Academy

An online homeschool alternative, Connections Academy is a tuition-free online public school for K–12.  

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The Curriculm Choice

A Guide to Classical Homeschooling. 

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HSLDA

Illinois homeschool law at a glance. 

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Home Educator

Interested in homeschooling? Here’s what you need to know.

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Homeschool Pop

A fun elementary learning channel from a real homeschool dad.

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Homeschool Planet

An easy, flexible, full-feature online homeschool planner.

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Illinois State Board of Education

Illinois State Board of Education’s webpage on homeschooling, where you will find information on registration, requirements, resources, and more. 

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Khan Academy

A library of trusted, standards-aligned lessons that cover math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers. 

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National Geographic

Games, videos, and fascinating content about our world. 
https://teachables.scholastic.com/teachables/homepage.html: Teacher-created lesson plans and activity sheets spanning all subjects. Free with an APLD library card.  

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Power Homeschool

An online homeschool program.  

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Scholastic

Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise.   

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TEDEd

Feed and expand your curiosity with our award-winning animated shorts.  

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