Posted on Feb 24 2013 in Cool Sites by admin
3.1 Christian Resources: Topical Memory Verses from JollyNotes.com
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Uses for Recycled Magazines
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article: “Teach Me to Play”
3.4 Science: NASA – Astronomy Picture of the Day
3.5 Conservative Current Events: Student News Daily
3.6 DIY: PVC Pipe Bike Rack
3.7 English: Word of the Day for Children
3.8 History: U.S. Constitution Catechism
JollyNotes.com has daily Scripture verses and devotions (sign up for free e-mail if desired), lists of topical verses suitable for memory work or copy work sent weekly, and more. Recent topics of verse lists were gossip, a diligent work ethic, and the steadfast love of God. It’s an uplifting, challenging, and encouraging site! (The site’s creator is also on Twitter and Facebook.)
Here are links to tutorials on making jewelry, furniture, crafts, and more, all from old magazines!
The blog post relates a formal study that concluded, “Unstructured play positively affects social, emotional, and cognitive development,”–as if parents needed anyone to tell them that! There is a good deal more in the blog post sure to provide food for thought, even if you do not agree completely with the writer’s schooling approach.
See the NASA astronomy picture of the day for inspiration and a reminder of what an awesome God it is we serve. Aside from simply enjoying the image and reflecting for a minute, the photo could serve as a writing or art prompt.
Sign up for a free daily current events item with quiz and discussion questions from a conservative perspective. The website has editorial cartoons, quotes, a weekly opinion piece, and resources to help students learn to recognize bias in the media. If it has been a while since you visited the site, take a minute to see all the new features.
Here are directions for a bike rack that even younger children can help assemble. Organize that jumble of bikes in the garage and get ready for warmer weather and family outings.
Dr. Goodword’s Word Wizard Club is open to kids and English learners of all ages! Subscribe free of charge to the simplified word of the day features (reviews, puzzles, spelling helps) with Goodword Junior. Then explore the other activities of this new, online club for kids.
This study aid was first published in 1828, coincidentally the year another classic–Noah Webster’s dictionary–appeared. Few people today realize that the question-and-fixed-answer style most familiar with teaching foundational doctrine to children in liturgical churches has also been applied to other subjects.