Cool Sites – March 28, 2013

Posted on Mar 24 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Prayer Guide for Our Country’s Leaders
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Museum Memberships
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Making Musical Instruments
3.4 Art: YouTube Art Instruction
3.5 English: Confusing Words Index
3.6 Government: Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics
3.7 Homemaking: Article – Ten Questions to Help You Declutter
3.8 Organizing: Free Household Printables

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Prayer Guide for Our Country’s Leaders

This short, downloadable prayer guide for our national and other leaders is just the right size to print and carry in your Bible as a reminder.

www.billygraham.org/pray-for-leaders/index.asp

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Museum Memberships

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program begins its new year of shared admission on April 30, 2013. Read up on the program details that allow family members to join one museum and get free general admission to other participating museums. Grandparents are sometimes happy to contribute to the effort and can take the kids to a fun and educational spot during visits. Check with the museum you contemplate joining to see if they offer membership reciprocity with other museums, historic sites, and zoos (AZA). Current lists are at the site.

www.astc.org/members/passlist.htm

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Making Musical Instruments

Choose any or all of these homemade instruments–if you have sound nerves and lots of ear plugs! These ideas are sure to spark some of your own, and Internet searches will turn up many more DIY musical crafts. You’ll enjoy happy music-making after you make the instruments–we love crafts with a purpose!

www.redtedart.com/2012/10/15/musical-instrument-crafts-for-kids

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3.4 Art: YouTube Art Instruction

Dan Frenette, a certified art instructor, has made instructional videos available on YouTube for parents and children who want quality art instruction. Parents should screen the videos to determine their suitability for their own family. If you like them, let other parents and homeschoolers know about the videos. To make it easier to navigate, see the links below for the channel, his introductory video, and the most recent video.

www.youtube.com/user/dandanart

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEVmIC98HyQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5-Dilrkj2g

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3.5 English: Confusing Words Index

Here is a website designed to explain words often confused in the English language. Begin with the alphabetic index and browse through it, bookmarking the page for future reference. There is a free e-mail list along with a blog.

www.gingersoftware.com/english-online/spelling-book/confusing-words

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3.6 Government: Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics

Find a list of the classic books and other works on constitutional government, works without which no liberal arts education is complete—and works high schools and colleges consistently omit. Additional works cover topics in the areas of culture and comparative religions.

http://constitution.org/liberlib.htm

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3.7 Homemaking: Article – Ten Questions to Help You Declutter

If you plan to do a real spring cleaning, getting rid of clutter may well be part of it. How do you determine which items to keep and which to give away? “Have I used this in the last six months (or other time period)?” This article has ten questions to ask yourself as you evaluate the items in your home and make those tough, “decluttering” decisions. But this goes a bit deeper, demanding further thought as you evaluate the answers. Read the article for the whole picture.

http://home.yourway.net/10-questions-to-help-you-declutter

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3.8 Organizing: Free Household Printables

Find more than 250 free printables to help you get your life more organized and running at its best. Areas covered include “Home Management Notebook,” holiday printables, and more. The site owner also solicits your ideas for more!

http://printables.yourway.net

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