Links to websites that you may find useful. Please let me know if a link is no longer valid.

If you would like to add to the list, please do so, or contact me through the members list.

Supporting Organizations

MACHE Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators. Advises and supports homeschooling parents, fights for our rights in the state legislature. Hosts the yearly MACHE conference.
MHA Minnesota Homeschooler's Alliance. Secular organization offering support, an annual conference, and field trips.
MCHE Minnesota Catholic Home Education. Offers a yearly conference, support, and curriculum links specifically for Catholic families.
HBEAA Home Based Educators Accrediting Association. Offers accreditation for your homeschool, "official" transcripts and diplomas.
TEACH An accrediting association. Provides credibility and gives accredited diplomas, transcripts and academic records to schools, colleges, the military and employers. Offers achievement testing: Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) along with the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) which shows if students are working up to their potential.

Online support

Christian Homeschool Forums A wealth of info, and lots of experienced moms to "talk" to.
FIAR Forums Primarily for users of the Five in a Row curriculum, and those considering it, but has forums on many general topics as well.
http://unschoolers.com/minnesota.html An extensive list of links to many support groups and organizations around the state.
http://ourhomeschoolforum.com/ Support site by Rainbow Resources with forums, articles and reviews.

homeschool stores and catalogs

Heppner's Legacy Homeschool Resources bookstore located in Elk River. Hours and directions.
Rainbow Resources one-stop shopping for practically everything homeschool-related, with detailed reviews of curricula.
http://www.shopgreatproducts.com/homeschool-apparel homeschool t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, etc
JMCremps products with boy-appeal, they have a local store in MOA
Love to Learn
Timberdoodle

Homeschool Book Consignments
H.I.S. Training Station - Consignment Book Exchange for Homeschool Curricula. A family owned book store that specializes in offering a place for home educators to buy and sell their used books and curricula year round. We currently have 1000's of titles on the shelves, and being a consignment store, our stock is always changing.
We offer a casual atmosphere with convenient 'by appointment' hours for you. When you want to drop off your books to sell, come browse or look for something specific, simply email or call to arrange a time that works for you. For your convenience, we also offer to ship items, at USPS applicable shipping rates.
CONTACT INFO: angie@jetup.net 612-390-3518external image call_skype_logo.png612-390-3518
20188 65th Ave Milaca, MN (10 miles NE of town).
(I drove up to check it out. It took about 1hr 15min from Buffalo. She’s got a great collection of books, with most major curricula represented.)

online lessons and helps

Khan Academy free online videos for every subject you can think of!
500 Creative Lessons to Teach Almost Everything 500+ links to a lot of creative teaching ideas
StudyBlue create computer-based flash cards and other helps. Choose school name "Homeschool Mn" to share with other Mn homeschoolers.
Quizlet more user-created study aids
Homeschooling Ideas Ideas for every aspect of homeschooling- from subject helps to scheduling advice, getting started to high school.
100 sites to legally download literature
Children's books with homeschooled characters. Judging by the titles I recognize, the definition of "homeschooled" is pretty loose, so maybe "nontraditional school" is more accurate.

Curriculum Publishers

Unit Studies

Five in a Row
The Weaver

Math

Saxon Math
Math-U-See
Right Start Math
Life of Fred Math

Language Arts

Learning Language Arts Through Literature
Sequential Spelling
The Logic of English

Reviews of Children's books for potentially offensive material

http://www.squeakycleanreviews.com/
http://www.squeakycleanreads.com/
http://homeschoolblogger.com/homeschoolbookreview/
http://cleanreads.blogspot.com.au/

Educational Camps

Medieval, ages 14-18 http://web.augsburg.edu/~adamo/medieval/medieval_minnesota2.html
"Knight For A Day" camps for ages 7-14 http://www.oakeshott.org/camp11.html
Civil War Reenactment- not a "camp" but it's in Pipestone and there are several nearby camping options www.pipestoneminnesota.com
Engineering- grades 7-9 & 10-12 http://www.itascacc.edu/academics/area-of-study/engineeringprogram/camp.html

Freebies!

Christian-themed printables: coloring pages, certificates, stickers, bookmarks, memory verse cards, greeting cards.

http://www.sundayschoolprintables.com/

$5 business cards

100 business cards for $5 plus shipping.
Many designs- great for cottage businesses, or family contact numbers https://secure.vistaprint.com

Free e-book: Getting Started in Homeschooling. An introduction to Charlotte Mason in a printable PDF file http://simplycharlottemason.com/store/samples/Getting-Started-in-Homeschooling.pdf

Printable alphabet flash cards. Adorable pictures!

http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2010/08/alphabet-flashcards.html

Free video on flag-making Annin Flagmakers offers a free video on the history of flagmaking in the USA. Scroll down to the very bottom of the web-page for the link. http://www.annin.com/about.asp

Stossel in the Classroom. Free DVD
The annual DVD contains reports on a variety of topics, mostly re: government involvement in various areas of American life. Includes Teacher Guide http://stosselintheclassroom.org/selectdvd.php