Cool Sites – March 6, 2013

Posted on Mar 3 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Teaching Home Easter Unit Study
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Saving Potato Water
3.3 Preschool, Kindergarten, and Up: Kids Learning Station Printables
3.4 Science: Make a Light Bulb
3.5 Economics: Feed the Pig Savings Advice
3.6 Sewing: Free Patterns for Fleece
3.7 Preparedness: Stroke Prevention – ACT F.A.S.T Video
3.8 Cooking and Art: Creative Lunch and Snack Ideas

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Teaching Home Easter Unit Study

The Teaching Home offers an Easter Unit Study intended to cover five days. There are over 70 links to material that may be useful to your family.

http://www.teachinghome.com/newsletters/newsletter338.cfm

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Saving Potato Water

Who knew that saved potato water (water you boiled potatoes in) could be saved and used in bread and rolls, soups, and other dishes–even in chocolate cake? Read more in this short tip.

http://features.beliefnet.com/heloisehints/2013/02/saving-potato-water.html

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3.3 Preschool, Kindergarten, and Up: Kids Learning Station Printables

Here is another stash of free printables with the usual early childhood categories: colors, shapes, numbers, letter, etc. The site offers additional areas such as music, weather, space, family, and the body, and has some sheets for older students too.

There may be some not suitable for your family.

www.kidslearningstation.com

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3.4 Science: Make a Light Bulb

With adult supervision, a student can follow these instructions to make a light bulb.

http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/edison/000_lightbulb_01.asp

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3.5 Economics: Feed the Pig Savings Advice

Learn the why and how of savings–and have fun!–with help from Financial Literacy. There are videos, a free weekly e-mailed tip, various calculators, articles, archived tips, and podcasts.

http://feedthepig.org

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3.6 Sewing: Free Patterns for Fleece

End-of-season clearances may yield fleece at reduced rates and remnants the size to make small accessories. Check out these free patterns and see if any meet your needs–either for wearables or for sewing lessons. Plan ahead for Christmas gifts!

www.sewingsupport.com/sewing-how-to/free-patterns-and-projects/fleece.html

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3.7 Health: Stroke Recognition – ACT F.A.S.T Video

Teach this easy stroke recognition sequence that even older elementary students can learn. Review and drill it regularly to add another tool to your self-care toolbox. Recognizing strokes early is key to limiting the damage they can cause. Note: You can remember another possible sign of a stroke with an extra “T” for “tongue.”

Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue. If the tongue is crooked (deviates to one side) it could also be an indication of a stroke.

Also, since the video was produced in the UK, it uses their 999 emergency phone number. Make sure the kids remember to dial ours when they act out the scenario to practice. They’ll love role-playing and taking turns being the patient!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpR5_LQCyzk

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3.8 Cooking and Art: Creative Lunch and Snack Ideas

Make a lamb from cottage cheese, and Noah’s ark from bread and cheese, for a different-looking lunch–and teach an informal lesson at the same time! Show your children that they can explore unusual art media–and get away with playing with their food! See what ideas of your own this book excerpt sparks. Click on the Creative Kid Snacks (second link) for a fruity snack that’s out of this world–and more!

http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/24897/kids-menu

www.creativekidsnacks.com/2012/08/27/solar-system

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