Cool Sites – September 26, 2012

Posted on Sep 22 2012 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Daily Devotionals by E-mail
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable Planners, Checklists, and More
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 13 Simple Learning Activities Using Balls
3.4 Math: XtraMath
3.5 Homemaking: Tips from Heloise on Household Sponge Safety
3.6 Technology: Pics4Learning
3.7 English: National Library Card Month – September
3.8 Government: Presidential Debates
3.9 Family: Free Printable Chore Charts
3.10 College: Family Research Council’s Save Me from College Debt

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Daily Devotionals by E-mail

Our Daily Bread, Daily Devotions with Greg Laurie, RZIM Today’s Slice (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries), and more, are available free of charge at this website.

http://christianrep.com/blog/devotional

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable Planners, Checklists, and More

Find loads of free weekly planners, menu planners, cleaning checklists, and even blog planners!

http://ow.ly/dI9zH

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 13 Simple Learning Activities Using Balls

Find instructions for simple, active ways to learn with balls, in such games as Tape Shape Fun; Indoor Counting Croquet; Knock ‘Em Down–Learning with Bocce; Alphabet Bowling; and several more. Lists like these are sure to spark your own creative ideas and adaptations to make the perfect activity for your family.

http://dlvr.it/249xZy

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3.4 Math: XtraMath

XtraMath is a free website set up to help kids master basic math facts. It serves children in grades kindergarten through 12.

www.xtramath.org

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3.5 Homemaking: Tips from Heloise on Household Sponge Safety

This item discusses several options for sponge cleanliness including microwaving, running them through the dishwasher, frequent tossing and replacing with dollar store sponges, and other options.

http://shar.es/u38c3

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3.6 Technology: Pics4Learning

Here is a source for copyright-free images for teachers and students to use.

www.pics4learning.com

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3.7 English: National Library Card Month – September

Make sure everyone in your house who is old enough, according to local rules, has a library card! Just filling out the application is instructive. Here are some suggested learning activities to use if you wish (some may not be suitable). The mini-lesson on “STAR Search” may be useful to teach students in several grades how to identify and locate appropriate library resources for a specific need.

www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/library-card-sign-month-20285.html

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3.8 Government: Presidential Debates

Older students may benefit from a lesson drawn from Life 101 by watching the upcoming presidential debates with parents (see first link for schedule). Students could even grade participants using a simple rubric (second link). You may choose to discuss the points made and candidates’ use of various logic or debate tactics.

www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule

http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/strats/debates/rubic.pdf

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3.9 Family: Free Printable Chore Charts

The familiar free printables site has 24 new chore charts to choose from when you want to put up a motivating chore chart to help remind kids.

www.chorecharts.net

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3.10 College: Family Research Council’s Save Me from College Debt

Family Research Council (FRC) says, “It’s no secret that rising tuition costs and enormous student loans threaten the family life and financial security for millions across the country. For that reason, FRC recently launched a website…to define the problem and help many avoid the pitfalls that come with college debt.”

www.savemefromcollegedebt.com

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