Cool Sites – May 3, 2013

Posted on Apr 28 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Children’s Stories from Grace Gems
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Learning A-Z Teacher Appreciation Online Open House – Register Now; Open House Is May 3-7
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: “Preschool for Free at Home”
3.4 Math: Math from a Biblical Perspective
3.5 Foreign Language – Georgia Virtual Learning Shared Resources
3.6 Family Fun: Ten Things to Do This Summer for $1 or Less
3.7 English: High School English Resources
3.8 History: Hillsdale College’s “Constitution Minute”
3.9 Gardening: Garden Activities with Kids

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Children’s Stories from Grace Gems

Grace Gems has several old-fashioned, character-building children’s stories online that you can read to your children for a story time. They could also be used for a devotional time or an evening story.

http://gracegems.org/Arthur/childrens_stories.htm

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Learning A-Z Teacher Appreciation Online Open House – Register Now; Open House Is May 3-7

Learning A-Z will once again open their paid websites for a free week to honor teachers, but each subsection will only be open for a day or two. The sites cover six aspects of reading, writing, math, and science.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases-test/learninga-zcom-to-thank-teachers-by-opening-websites-during-teacher-appreciation-week-91752879.html

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: “Preschool for Free at Home”

For all the fancy curricula out there, homeschooling little ones doesn’t have to be pricey! This site offers frugal ideas, from checking out storybooks at the local library to learning days and months from a calendar.

www.freehomeschooldeals.com/homeschooling-for-free-and-frugal-preschool-for-free-at-home

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3.4 Math: Math from a Biblical Perspective

Many people, even Christians, believe that math is a “secular” subject and cannot be taught from a Biblical worldview. Homeschool graduate, author, and speaker, Katherine Loop, explains in this short video how math is actually a testimony of God’s faithfulness.

http://www.christianperspective.net/math/

This article at her website explains how the sunflower reveals the wisdom of a wise Creator.

http://www.christianperspective.net/math/sunflower/

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3.5 Foreign Language – Georgia Virtual Learning Shared Resources

The Georgia Department of Education offers virtual learning courses free of charge. Among them is this introductory Spanish course. The sidebar contains links to courses in German and French, as well as more advanced courses in Spanish.

http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedSpanish1%28WLCopy%29.aspx

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3.6 Family Fun: Ten Things to Do This Summer for $1 or Less

Some of the activities on this list may be new to you–such as tour a local factory or make homemade snow cones! Be sure to check the comments for more thrifty ideas and maybe share a few ideas of your own.

www.scjohnson.com/en/family/family-economics/more-with-less/12-05-30/Ten-Things-to-do-This-Summer-for-1-or-Less.aspx

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3.7 English: High School English Resources

Smarr Publishers offers many free resources on their website, including A Guide to Critical Writing, Grammar, and Style, Moping Melancholy Mad: An Introduction to Poetry, and A Research Project in Ten Lessons, all by Robert W. Watson.

The text, study guides, and answer keys for An Introduction to the Short Story by Robert W. Watson can be found at the second link.

A downloadable PDF of the student guide for Moping Melancholy Mad: An Introduction to Poetry can be found at the third link.

http://www.smarrpublishers.com/free.html

www.smarrpublishers.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=52

www.smarrpublishers.com/SG-6020.pdf

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3.8 History: Hillsdale College’s “Constitution Minute”

The Constitution Minute is a series of brief, informative radio messages designed to improve your understanding of the meaning and history of the U.S. Constitution.

http://constitutionminute.hillsdale.edu

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3.9 Gardening: Garden Activities with Kids

These two issues of The Teaching Home e-newsletter focus on a great addition to your homeschool curriculum–gardening! Both issues provide practical tips for getting kids involved in growing some of their own vegetables (it tastes better when you grew it yourself) and learning along the way.

http://www.teachinghome.com/newsletters/newsletter275.cfm

http://www.teachinghome.com/newsletters/newsletter276.cfm

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