Posted on Sep 1 2012 in Cool Sites by admin
3.1 Christian Resources: “Christian Perspectives” – Encouragement!
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: One Harvest Food Ministries
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Sticky Note Hunt
3.4 Science: Visual Record – Every Hurricane and Tropical Storm Since 1951
3.5 After further review of the content, we have decided to remove this site.
3.6 Needlework: Free Crochet Lessons
3.7 Foreign Language: Spanish Word of the Day
3.8 Geography: WorldAtlas
3.9 Cooking: Breakfast Tips from Living On A Dime®
Read encouraging newsletters monthly and blog entries more often from former Update staff member, Katherine Loop.
One Harvest essentially fills the void left by the end of Angel Food Ministries with their discount food boxes. To find a location near you, click on “Locations” on the red banner. The search feature may work best if you enter the town and full state. Try “Norfolk, Virginia” to see results in the entire Hampton Roads area.
If you don’t find one in your town, try nearby towns to which you are willing to drive. Also, your church may consider becoming a partner (host) site. Click on “Become a Partner” to join the effort to bless people with a lower-cost food source. There are now sites in several southern states, including Virginia and North Carolina.
Here are a few ideas for conducting a sticky note hunt for shapes, letters, colors, and words.
See an amazing image that shows every hurricane and tropical storm since 1951. Read an explanation of how it was created.
This free curriculum contains 23 crochet lessons. If you don’t crochet, why not learn with your child?
For a gentle introduction to the language, listen to a new Spanish word each day and hear it used in a sentence as well. You could keep a card file of learned words to review from time to time for mastery.
The site owners describe World Atlas as, “an educational resource for homeschool students and teachers [that] provides in-depth geography information, as well as free up-to-date maps of capital cities, continents, countries, landforms, provinces, states, and much, much more.”
Never let lack of planning or preparation rob you of a smooth-running, nutritious start to the day! These organizational tips for breakfast could be a cooking lesson for students too. The first link is to the printer-friendly version of the free newsletter and the second link is to the website’s homepage.