"What can I get, and where can I get it?" If you're like many homeschoolers, shopping for educational materials for yourself and your children is a pleasant hunt for treasures. To aid your hunt, HERO provides a number of shopping suggestions.
This is an incomplete listing of curriculum resources, including online schools, distance education, curriculum suppliers and general suppliers. If you know of a homeschool curriculum resource not listed please contact the webmistress.
Although many of these brick and mortar stores located in Oklahoma also offer online shopping, they are grouped by location.
Hastings, 601 S Cleveland, Enid, OK 73703 (580) 242-6838. Offers an educator's discount.
Merrifield's Office Supply, 202 E Broadway, Enid, OK 73701 with branches in Alva, Elk City, Ponca City and Stillwater. Offers an educator's discount.
Hobby Lobby, 610 S Cleveland, Enid, OK 73703, (580) 242-7754 Great arts, crafts and some science supplies.
Barnes & Noble, Located at 6100 N May Ave. in Oklahoma City offers a free educator discount card that give 20% off of most purchases in the store and now online! Visit the store to signup; no documentation is required. Anyone who signs up at the store by April 20th, 2010 is automatically entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card. Educator Appreciation week is April 10th - 18th, 2010 - 25% off of books and 10% off of CD's, DVD's and Blu-Ray. There will be a reception hosted for homeschoolers on Friday, April 16th from 3:30 - 5:30pm with lots of great giveaways and yummy treats, compliments of our cafè. Contact Somjai K. Grice at 405-843-3034
Friends of the Library book sale at the Made in Oklahoma Building, in February. Contact the Metropolitan Library System (405) 231-8650 for more information.
Full Circle Bookstore, Located in 50 Penn Place, 1900 NW Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73118 (405) 842-2900
Jean Barnes Gift and Book, Inc., 2717 NW 50th St Oklahoma City, OK (405) 946-0621
The Learning Tree Toys, Books and Games, 7646 N Western Ave Oklahoma City, OK (405) 848-1415
Science Museum Oklahoma Gift Shop. Good stuff! They have books, games, puzzles, science kits, telescopes, bug houses and much more. Ten percent member discount. You do NOT have to pay admission to visit the gift shop -- just tell 'em at the entrance and they'll let you in free.
Porch School Supply (405) 524-3309, 4526 N Sewell Ave, Oklahoma City OK 73118. A favorite for basic supplies. Family owned, friendly and they have good bargains.
Ratcliffe's Medical Bookstore, (405) 271-2448 at 400 NE 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, across from the Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics, is a good source for science stuff. Molecular model kits, high-quality dissecting kits, and more.
St. Thomas More Books & Gifts, (405) 842-9911, 7904 N May Ave, Oklahoma City OK 73120.
Thompson's Schoolbook Depository, (405) 525-9458, at 39 NE 24th St, Oklahoma City OK 73105. Selling every textbook used in every school in the state.
Used Textbook Exchange (405) 478-2434, 6701 N Bryant Ave, Oklahoma City OK 73121. They have a homeschoolers room where all books are sold for $1.00 per inch (of thickness) except Saxon math books, which are $15 each. The staff is extremely helpful.
BiblioMania, (918) 438-9889, 12929-H East 21st St., Tulsa, carries new and used homeschool material.
Apple Tree, (918) 622-8733, 7204 E 41st St., Tulsa OK 74145, hours M-F: 10-5:30, Th: 10-8, Sat: 10-4.
Learning Shop, (918) 834-2642, 1116 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74112, hours M-F: 9-5:30.
Teachers Desk, (918) 224-8885, 14 E Lee Ave, Sapulpa, OK 74066, hours M-F: 10-5:30, Sat: 9-2.
Kiddlestix, (918) 749-8697, 3815 S. Harvard, Tulsa, hours M-F: 9:30-6, Sat: 9:30-5.
Kiddlestix, (918) 491-3434, 8013 So. Sheridan Rd., Tulsa, hours M-F: 9:30-6, Sat: 9:30-5.
Acorn Naturalists (found by outdoor science educators; it now covers all areas of science through 9th grade)
Allendale Academy 7208 Amhurst Way, Clearwater, FL 34624; (813) 531-2481. Record-keeping service offering testing, scope and sequence guidelines, transcript, diploma, personal assistance, and other services.
Ashworth College - Ashworth College online education offers a way to earn your high school diploma with a full high school curriculum, including single courses for those who home school.
Calvert School 105 Tuscany Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210; (410) 243-6030. K-8 secular home school curriculum, enrichment course material. Structured, classical curriculum with an excellent reputation—has been around over 80 years!
Citizens' High School Independent Study - An accredited high school program, offering the highest quality courses at affordable pricing.
Classical Conversations - Classical education curriculum from a Christian perspective
Clonlara School Home Based Education Program 1289 Jewett St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (313) 769-4515; e-mail: Clonlara@delphi.com. Fully accredited private school with an extension program to assist home educators. Some courses are available via the information highway, Compuhigh, a new adventure in individualized learning. Information brochure available.
Educator's Publishing Service - A variety of educational materials offered including, Wordly Wise 3000, Explode the Code series,
Griggs University International Academy 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904; 1-800-782-4769. Preschool to college-level courses. Supported by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Growing with Grammar - Grammar curriculum created by a homeschooling mom.
Handwriting Without Tears - A complete handwriting curriculum for all children. Highly recommended by families with prior difficulties developing their child's handwriting skills.
Homeschool Science Academy - Unique camps and online science classes for 6th - 12th graders, taught by Greg Landry, director of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory at Appalachian State University.
Fenway Circle, Fenton, MI 48430,
1-866-473-0737 Offers a variety of curriculum resources, name-brand publishers, and supplemental materials, or full packaged curriculum by grade level at discounted prices to help maximize homeschooling efforts.
K12 Online Homeschool - Offers full programs online as well as the ability to take individual courses.
Key Curriculum Press - Mathematics and Science Curriculum, Key To... Series, Miquon Math with Cuisenaire Rods, Geometer's Sketchpad
Lakeshore Learning - Early childhood and elementary educational products.
Lynette Long Magical Math series series (for active learning)
Math-U-See - Excellent math curriculum. Free demo DVD available
Noble Knights of Knowledge Math Program (k-3) - great for active learning!
Nomad Press - Resources for parents, teachers and homeschoolers. Free activity downloads, educational titles at low prices.
Oak Meadow School PO Box 1346 Brattleboro, VT 05302; (802) 251-7250; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; K-12 correspondence courses. Modeled loosely on the Waldorf educational method - rich in music and poetry.
Oklahoma Virtual High School - Offers public schooling online.
One Year Adventure Novel - Homeschool writing curriculum.
OU High School The University of
Oklahoma Center for Independent and Distance Learning.
OU High School (OUHS) provides the opportunity for teenagers and adults to earn a fully accredited high school diploma through distance learning. Students can also take selected courses to supplement a high school program at another school. Our courses are also often used to augment home schooling. Choose from over 100 courses developed and taught by experienced faculty and delivered online or through print. You can also enhance your academic record with more than 60 freshman and sophomore college courses available for dual high school and college credit.
Rainbow Resource - 888-841-3456 HUGE catalog full of homeschooling resources with descriptions and reviews
Saxon Publishers - Math and Phonics programs.
School Specialty -
School Specialty is an education company that provides innovative and
proprietary products, programs, and services to help educators engage and
inspire students of all ages and abilities.
Through leading brands, School Specialty designs, develops, and provides PreK-12 educators with the latest and very best curriculum, supplemental learning resources, and classroom basics.
Sonlight - Sonlight Homeschooling Curriculum The Way You Wish You'd Been Taught.
Tablet Class - Online math program for independent learners.
Teaching Textbooks for Math - 1-866-TOP-MATH
Timberdoodle complete homeschooling curriculum - Core curriculum packages by grade level.
Time 4 Learning - Subscription based online curriculum.
Missouri High School
Convenience. Enroll year- round and work at your own pace, with up to nine months to finish your online courses for high school.
Flexibility. Be involved with the extracurricular activities you enjoy while still meeting all of your academic requirements. Access. Take courses not available at your school, make up high school credits or add an extra-challenging course to your current academic schedule.
Value. MU High School’s online courses cost less than HALF of what other online programs charge.
If you need to earn high school credits, or complete an online high school diploma you can choose from more than 200 online courses for high school and even college credit; core classes, electives and languages. Both self-paced and semester courses are available. Choose the delivery option that best fits your learning needs.
Veritas Press - Classical education curriculum for homeschools.
Xump - Science toys, Gifts and Educational Supplies
Vegsource.com - offers message boards for buying and selling used homeschool curriculum.
Homeschool Classifieds - As the name states, homeschool classifieds for locating and buying used curriculum.
Well Trained Mind - Curriculum Swap & Sale Forum.
Homeschool Curriculum Reviews - Read reviews of the curriculum you are considering spending your hard earned money on.
Mary Pride's Big Book of Home Learning by Mary Pride. This book is packed with information regarding curricula and many other homeschool resources. Pride's book also contains information on ordering homeschool catalogs and how to choose among the many homeschooling resources available.
Good Stuff: Learning Tools for All Ages by Rebecca Rupp. A well-indexed and wide-ranging collection of thousands of resources you can order from home.
Exploring Oklahoma With Children (Exploring Oklahoma) by Sarah Lowrey Taylor. This book is a great guidebook for visiting Oklahoma museums and attractions with children. Gives specific hours, days, and time information as well as terrific information on planning ahead, and what to expect, as it pertains to children.
The Complete Home Learning Source Book: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic to Zoology by Rebecca Rupp. Practically three inches thick, this book is packed with book titles, web site addresses, computer software, videos, kits, games and more! One reviewer called it a yellow pages guide to learning.
100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style by Cathy Duffy. In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching everything through a Christian worldview perspective. This book is a critical volume for the homeschooling community.
Hewitt Homeschooling Resources
P.O. Box 9, Washougal, WA 98671-0009
(360) 835-8708 (for credit card orders)
1350 Progress Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
State Department of Education - 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599. The State Department of Education has no authority over Oklahoma homeschoolers, but some of the online resources intended for the public school community may be helpful to homeschoolers, particularly P.A.S.S. (Priority Academic Student Skills), the state mandated curriculum guidelines for public school students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Also available: School Laws of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Requirements for High School Graduation, and a page for homeschoolers containing curriculum links and aids.
Typical Course of Study - World Book Encyclopedia and Learning Resources offers a free listing of Curriculum Standards or Learning Stanards by grade level.
Homeschool Your Child for Free: More Than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond by LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski
Homeschooling on a Shoestring: A Jam-packed Guide by Melissa L. Morgan and Judith Waite Allee
Home Education Magazine Every issue features outstanding articles on a variety of subjects, interesting and informative columns by experienced homeschoolers, and reviews of the best new homeschooling resources. An excellent source of support and encouragement for homeschooling.
Homeschooling Today is a Christian Homeschooling Magazine
Old Schoolhouse Magazine is a Quarterly Christian magazine. Offers many homeschool contests and drawings.
Practical Homeschooling Offers columns on all sorts of homeschooling topics from a Christian perspective on homeschooling.