Cool Sites – November 7, 2012

Posted on Nov 4 2012 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Instilling Biblical Character E-book
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Sale Candy Makes Inexpensive Holiday Wreaths
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article – “Hey Parents–Why the Rush???”
3.4 Technology: Free (Bad) Apps Can Steal Your Data
3.5 Family: November is National Adoption Month
3.6 Geography: Geography Awareness Week
3.7 DIY: “Teen Finishes His Own Mortgage-free Tiny House at Age 17″

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Instilling Biblical Character E-book

This e-book goes perfectly with the encouragement article in the Update this week. Christian education in the home is incomplete without purposefully forming the biblical character of your children. Follow the easy steps to download your free copy.

www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/christian-education-free-ebook

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Sale Candy Makes Inexpensive Holiday Wreaths

Get your free candy Christmas wreath PDF e-book from Living On A Dime® and take advantage of any sale candy you come across. Site owner Tawra Kellam says it may only cost $2 to make the sweet treat and decoration–if you can resist eating the candy as you are making the wreath!

www.livingonadime.com/candy-christmas-wreath

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article – “Hey Parents–Why the Rush???”

Among the issues each family must decide for itself is what to teach and when. Could you be causing frustration because you are trying to keep up or compete with other homeschoolers (or the world)? She suggests fun ways to teach a child “with the attention span of a gnat”!

www.thehomeschoolvillage.com/2012/10/hey-parents-why-the-rush.html

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3.4 Technology: Free (Bad) Apps Can Steal Your Data

Read Kim Komando’s recent article warning about malware masquerading as free apps and learn about security for your mobile devices.

www.komando.com/apps/category.aspx?id=10183&utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2012-10-29-article_2-cta

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3.5 Family: November is National Adoption Month

This past Sunday was Orphan Sunday. Russian Ministries, in partnership with the Home For Every Orphan, is one effort to place children in loving Christian families. See this website or do an Internet search for other resources to learn more. Pray for the 143 million children without families worldwide.

http://homeforeveryorphan.org

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3.6 Geography: Geography Awareness Week

The third week in November is designated “Geography Awareness Week” in the U.S. Although much of the observance is secular (evolution, globalism) and may not be suitable for children to use directly, parents can glean from resources on the Internet and make a special emphasis on geography. See how many places you can look up or find on the globe from news stories each day. The Joshua Project linked here is one way to look at the geographic and cultural features of an “Unreached People Group” each day–and pray for them. They can e-mail the item daily, free of charge. Many other Christian ministries and missions groups have similar prayer focus calendars, e-mail, or pamphlets.

www.joshuaproject.net/start.php

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3.7 DIY: “Teen Finishes His Own Mortgage-free Tiny House at Age 17″

Although this teen was not homeschooled, what a project this would make for a high school-age homeschooler (or family?)! The Tiny House Newsletter and website has followed this young man’s progress for a few years now. Some of these tiny houses (under 200 sq. ft.) can be built for only a few thousand dollars, depending on scavenged or salvaged materials and the features chosen. In the end, the teen will have learned a trade and have a place to live for the cost of miniscule amounts of utilities. Workshops are held all around the country, but some have embarked on the enterprise and self-taught along the way.

www.tinyhousetalk.com/teen-tiny-house

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