Ventura County


  • Quantum Learning’s Super Camp Learning & Life Skills Courses Online
    Training to help your child be his/her best in school & life, right at home — no matter what the school year is like!
    • Students, ages 11–13 & 14–18, gain lifelong learning skills
    • 4 Self-paced, transformative courses to improve your child’s confidence
    Self-driven Motivation and Leadership Now – Increase drive and productivity while learning one’s leadership style
    Quantum Reading Increase speed & comprehension
    Quantum Writing Training to allow students’ writing to flow with their thoughts
    Quantum Strategies Students learn “tricks” for achieving academic success
    Visit https://qluniverse.mykajabi.com/SuperCampWeeklyCourses to see course details!

    Number DNA Online Software by Neaton Mathematics
    • Pre-algebra simple, effective math curriculum online
    • Engaging 3-5-minute workouts to build skills
    • Instant correcting feedback on each math problem
    • Includes Fraction & Decimal units
    • Affordable and easy to use
    Individual, class or school subscriptions available. Visit website to see demo video Welcome to Number DNA and subscription information at website.

  • Teach Your Kids Chemistry – No Kidding! – https://biochemistryliteracyforkids.com
    Chemistry Lessons Now • Self-Teaching Video Lessons • Affordable, fun & engaging.
    Developed by a Yale graduate chemistry professor, it is a unique visual and tactile learning environment. Perfect for homeschool use, detailed video lessons and activities allow students of any background to learn all on their own!
  • Oak Knoll Virtual Academy
    • Full-time teachers available daily from 8 am – 2:30 pm daily.
    • Student access to teachers via phone, in-person visits (pending COVID-19 restrictions) and virtual classrooms Monday through Friday.
    • Oak Knoll teachers are experienced and work as a team to support all students.
    • Accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) and NCAA-approved.
    • On-campus workshops, small group instruction,  lab activities, hybrid models of instruction and learning days (pending COVID-19 restrictions).
      Serving students in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino & Kern counties.
      For more information: please visit www.okvaonline.org, call 626-914-3961 or email okvaweb@cousd.net
  • Write From the Heart Online English Composition and Literature Middle school/high school students — Online English Composition classes with a workshop approach. Your child’s paper is reviewed:
    • At the outline stage by a writing coach
    • After each revision by two separate peers in the class.
    • In an instructional “conference” with a writing coach.
    • After the final draft by a writing coach using a grading rubric.

    Thoughtful writing is an essential skill for all people. The workshop allows students to work together and learn from each other with guidance from the writing coach. Visit the website and give your child the opportunities Ms. Rice offers!

  • The Hilbert Museum of California Art – 714 516 5880 • 167 N Atchison St, Orange, CA 92866
    Free admission and Free parking. Temporary limited hours are Tues-Fri 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (closed Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays.) Masks required inside. High-quality art of California history, Nostalgic visions of bygone eras, Bring visual knowledge to your family – FREE, See website for current exhibitions, A variety of artists are represented.
  • FREE Parent Materials from Magic Penny Reading! Pre-K through Grade 2 – As you are starting to pick up home schooling with your children, we want to provide some free materials to help you along the way and show you that Magic Penny Reading is the ideal program for your family! We have free Apps for homeschooling parents at http://www.magicpennyreading.org/home-schooling Visit us and let us help you and your child to early literacy and learning fun! Thank you. Dr. Dan & Sandy Schneider.
  • Mathnasium@Home Online – Now, we offer the Mathnasium Method online in real time. This is an excellent resource for giving your child the math instruction we are famous for, in the safety of your home! E-m: sealbeach@mathnasium.com. Visit us today at https://www.mathnasium.com/sealbeach and see the value for yourself.
  • Robinson Self-Teaching Curriculum – Achieve Superb Educational Results with these 22 CDs, covering Phonics to Physics! Remove teaching guesswork – let Robinson’s Curriculum do it for you.
  • Peterson Directed Handwriting for Homeschoolers – The Peterson approach is rhythmic and smooth, providing less strain on hands and developing a lifelong skill in cursive handwriting. It joins vocal activity with handwriting, quickly eliminating the need for the student to see a letter visually, to know how to make it. Peterson is not a trace and copy method, but an actual, fully-engaging handwriting method. The website also offers 10 video lessons to give parents a firm insight into the value of the Peterson method to their child. Visit today and see just how valuable Peterson Directed Handwriting is!
  • Are you new to Homeschooling? Solimar Academy Is for YouSolimar Academy, a Premier Independent Study Program for Career and Life Success, is here for you! Solimar provides: Personal Blueprint for your child’s individual Learning Style! • Completely customized curriculum plan! • Personal Coaching • Special Education guidance offered
    Solimar students are happy, productive and self-driven, because Solimar guides each family to a plan that makes that happen! Visit http://solimaracademy.com today and let 30-year experienced Director Dawn guide your homeschooling experience!
  • Branson Academy – We are a private homeschool satellite program that serves all counties in California.  High school, special needs, or brand new to homeschooling? We’ve got you covered. Enjoy experienced support through our K-12 program. We take care of school transfers, maintain your child’s academic reports and transcripts, and help you homeschool successfully. Easy, affordable, flexible. Call Cynthia Simunovich at 831.726.3235 for personal guidance in exploring your home-based educational options.
  • EIE Academy – for Unique Classes & the Standard Curriculum – Online for the Fall Semester of 2020-21 at Least
    The EIE Academy, a PSP (Private School Satellite Program) aka Umbrella Academy, offers K-12 classes in a variety of subjects both Online and In-person to serve all families in California. Class Schedule see https://excellenceineducationhomeschooling.com/2020-21-class-schedule/ – (626) 821-0025
  • American Academy — Homeschooling, Pre-K-High School – American Academy offers Pre-K-12 Christian-based curriculum online or correspondence style, with books and materials sent back and forth in the U.S. Mail. The academic programs are self-regulated and flexible, so the parent simply has to supervise completing assignments on time and properly. Call: 866-605-7772 or Email: educate@american-academy.com for more information
  • Sing Your Way Through Science with Lyrical Learning!Lyrical Learning is a fun, powerful way to learn basic science facts. Your child will learn science facts and concepts by singing familiar melodies. The creator took familiar songs like “Oh, Susanna” and wrote new lyrics of science facts, terms or concepts to the melodies. You remember what you sing! See the website today to order or call (800) 761-0906.

Excellence In Education (EIE) based in Monrovia, serves all of California as the largest homeschool book/game store & resource center in the state, offering an extensive array of products, services and guidance based on many years of experience. Co-Owner Carolyn Forte, has developed a popular curriculum using board games and others to teach. www.excellenceineducation.com/ Ph: (626) 821-0025

Basic Skills offers homeschooling families Standardized Achievement Testing in group or private settings, taking the guesswork out of your testing needs. Why Do Achievement Testing? Test scores are useful for: Assessing academic strengths and weaknesses, Planning future lessons, Complying with state requirements, Recording student academic progress. How To Do Achievement Testing – Test your child at home, National Achievement Tests – California Achievement Test CAT/TerraNova 2 and 3 testing in: Math, Reading, Language Arts – Visit www.basicskills.net today! E-mail: info@basicskills.net

The Hilbert Museum of California Art – 714 516 5880 • 167 N Atchison St, Orange, CA 92866
Free admission and Free parking. Temporary limited hours are Tues-Fri 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (closed Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays.) Masks required inside. High-quality art of California history, Nostalgic visions of bygone eras, Bring visual knowledge to your family – FREE, See website for current exhibitions, A variety of artists are represented.

Farm Fresh to You – Bringing Fresh Organic Produce to Your Door!

 

23808 State Highway 16
Capay, CA 95607
800.796.6009, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PDT
http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com/
contactus@farmfreshtoyou.com

by Emerson Sandow

If you live in California, imagine having farm fresh vegetables delivered right to your home every week! In this age of canned reality via the Internet and T.V., and frozen dinners in the microwave, vegetables are one item that can be had un-canned and un-zapped!

FARM FRESH TO YOU is a dream realized by Kathleen Barsotti and Martin Barnes and ultimately their entire family. Kathy and Martin began organically farming in 1976 at their Capay Organic in Yolo County, California.

Farming organic produce was a struggle in the early years, as the regulations for certifying crops as organic were strict, but such natural farming is a passion and belief, not merely a way to make money and the business grew through Farmers’ Markets and supplying some Bay Area gourmet restaurants with fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables that provided a “live” flavor and potent nutrition to their patrons.

The offspring of Kathy and Martin grew up with Capay Organic and learned the family business, in addition to other endeavors. In 1992, Kathy began FARM FRESH TO YOU, a farm-to-home/office delivery program that brings fresh, organic fruits and vegetables right to customers’ doors! Kathy’s idea grew well and paid off in expanding business and satisfied customers. As a result, in the past 16 years, her sons and their wives have taken over the farm and FARM FRESH TO YOU, continuing the legacy that Kathy and Martin began 40 years ago.

All who appreciate fresh, organic fruits and vegetables are the beneficiaries of their work and you can enjoy this excellent service too! To become a customer, you simply go to the website type in your Zip Code to see if you are in the FARM FRESH TO YOU delivery range and if you are, you then choose the box size, the content mix and frequency of delivery and place your order. It could not be simpler. You are not locked in to a commitment, either. You can change the contents of your box or suspend delivery to suit a change in your schedule or vacation. If you are a regular partaker of organic produce, you know how delicious these vegetables are and the convenience of having them brought right to your door makes ordering from FARM FRESH TO YOU an easy decision for health and great taste! Please visit the website, peruse their wide selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables and get ready for a wonderful organic experience! E.S.

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California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom – Free K-12 Teaching Resources 

LearnAboutAg.org

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom provides free K-12 teaching resources for homeschoolers available for free downloading at LearnAboutAg.org (lesson plans, fact sheets, student newspapers and more). California educators can request print copies, shipped at no expense.

The Plant Science lesson plans (http://learnaboutag.org/resources/learn_plant.cfm) help students discover what plants need to grow through hands-on lessons and activities: Fun with the Plant Nutrient Team (K-3), What Do Plants Need to Grow? (2-4), Too Much? Too Little? (5-8), and Chemistry, Fertilizer, and the Environment (8-12). All resources are aligned to current California Standards. The organization also provides an annual teacher conference (July 14-15, 2017) and the Imagine this… Story Writing Contest for grades 3-8 (November 1 annual deadline). Learn more and request free resources at LearnAboutAg.org.

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Excellence In Education (EIE) based in Monrovia, serves all of California as the largest homeschool book/game store & resource center in the state, offering an extensive array of products, services and guidance based on many years of experience. www.excellenceineducation.com/ Ph: (626) 821-0025

Playbooks® Patented Reader’s Theater Publications – Virtual & Digital!

www.readerstheater.com/

Imagine reading a story that is written like a play, and you don’t have to memorize your lines!

Each reader has their own role! 

Kids LOVE becoming characters as they read.

Role-play reading quickly improves fluency and comprehension and it’s fun!

One teacher said, “I never have to force my kids to participate in reading aloud!  They LOVE it!

Playbooks® Patented Reader’s Theater Publications are now Virtual and Digital!
• Unique and Patented Multi-Leveled and Color-Coded format

• Easier and harder roles in each story

• Color-coded text for each role making it easier for students follow along with their roles

• Easy to see where speaking part begins and ends in a split second

• Builds reading confidence, fluency, and develops participation evenly within a group all in a
   fun and engaging way.
Visit www.readerstheater.com/ or e-mail info@readerstheater.com  or call 800-375-2926

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Greek ‘n’ Stuff . . . Latin, Too – Buy Books Online

https://www.greeknstuff.com/

POB 882

Moline, IL 61266-0882
1-309-796-2707

Greek ‘n’ Stuff offers families an easy, convenient way to learn Greek or Latin.x
It is a program based from a Christian foundation.

  • Learn Greek or Latin at home!
  • Understand the Bible better
  • Understand English better – Greek and Latin roots abound in English
  • Downloadable Greek Alphabet Practice Pages 
  • Free resources, too
  • Bible Studies also available

Visit https://www.greeknstuff.com/ and browse the rich resources!


ABC Read Phonics-Based Program for Adults and Children

www.abcread.com

ABC Read was born of necessity, as so many homeschool-friendly products are. Barbara Knobloch began to develop a learning program when she found out that her daughter was 1-1/2 years behind grade level in reading. Barbara knew that phonics was the best way to teach reading and the ABC Read products are all phonics-based. As Barbara developed her ideas more fully, her late husband began to add his artistic skill to the mix and voila! what eventually led to the ABC Read flash cards being born!


This artistic addition has also made ABC Read’s products highly successful in helping dyslexic people learn to read or improve their reading. The custom pictures which Mr. Knobloch created for each phonetic sound added an extra visual medium of learning to the aural medium already present. Dyslexic learners can relate the sounds with the pictures and the total participation keeps the dyslexic person focused. There are memory games, instant feedback, and 20 tests to help the dyslexic or reading-challenged student accomplish the goal of excellent reading. In addition to these mentioned, ABC Read uses many different learning approaches, so that anyone with a learning difficulty can find ways that work for him/her to master reading. When using the DVD program, the user can repeat a lesson as many times as s/he wishes until a concept is actually grasped and learned.

ABC Read offers a unique package of three elements that will help anyone — child or adult — learn how to read English. The package is a complete reading program consisting of

• 3 hours of recorded lessons on DVD

• a list of 1650+ words which contains 90% of our daily spoken and written words and
• an audio tape of the 1650+ words, providing a reading and spelling review.

ABC Read also offers Reading Flash Cards – an entire set of 320 cards or subsets of different reading concepts, available individually, such as homonyms, prefixes, consonant blends, final or silent “e”, the alphabet and more. These cards are on heavy, 100-weight paper, printed on one side only, available in two sizes – the “classroom” size, 8 x 11 (for wall display) and hand-held size (most popular with homeschoolers) 8 x 5.


ABC Read has remained reasonably priced so that virtually anyone who needs them, can obtain them. The ABC Read line is perfect for homeschoolers, since it is designed to encourage parent-teaching — even for a non-homeschooled child — but simply for the family that wishes to develop a child’s reading ability without waiting for the school to do it. The ABC Read products also include free shipping to anywhere. Since the full set of flash cards weighs in at over 7 pounds, this is quite a generous perk!

Do you have a student who needs help with reading? Do you know an adult who didn’t quite master reading as a youngster? Then please, visit www.abcread.com look into the ABC Read line of products for the help they need. Ω

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