Cool Sites – May 8, 2013

Posted on May 5 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Based Homeschooling {on a Budget}
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Online – May Issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: World Book’s “Typical Course of Study”
3.4 Family Loss: The Grieving Mother
3.5 Art: Free Art Resources
3.6 English: Free Study Guide – The Hiding Place
3.7 History: Hillsdale College Constitution and History–New Courses and a Podcast
3.8 Gardening: Growing Wisdom YouTube Channel
3.9 Homemaking Outside: Five Easy Ways to Spring Clean the Outside of the House

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Based Homeschooling {on a Budget}

This website has loads of free or inexpensive resources on all aspects of family and homeschooling topics.

http://biblebasedhomeschooling.com

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Online – May Issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Remember to take advantage of the generosity of our friends at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and see the current issue of this well-known magazine. There is sure to be something for everyone. And don’t forget to claim your free subscription to SchoolHouseTeachers.com–brought to you by TOS–when you register for the convention!

www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomeschoolmagazine/201305/#pg1

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: World Book’s “Typical Course of Study”

The writers of World Book Encyclopedia have compiled a general list of what they think children in preschool and kindergarten should learn. Such a list for this age group is often reassuring, as it consists mainly of normal household tasks (dressing himself, putting away toys) and the most basic academics (understands big and little, has books, and is read to daily). If an area of learning has not yet been mastered, it is easy enough to go ahead and introduce it, remembering each child develops at his own unique rate.

www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study

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3.4 Family Loss: The Grieving Mother

If you or any other woman you know is a grieving mother, please consider this warm, reverent, and comforting page within “Raising Arrows.” It tells the story of Emily Sophia who passed into the arms of Jesus at seven months of age. There are several links to solid resources which may help ease the burden of a woman who has lost a child–at whatever age. Many share your pain; may God be with you and give you peace.

www.raisingarrows.net/the-grieving-mother

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3.5 Art: Free Art Resources

Check this section of Free Homeschool Deals for free art resources. Don’t leave this subject out of your curriculum because you aren’t an “artist.” This is certainly an area in which you can learn right along with your children!

www.freehomeschooldeals.com/tag/art

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3.6 English: Free Study Guide – The Hiding Place

Use The Hiding Place as your search term in the website search box to find a free study guide to the classic book by Corrie ten Boom (or click on the link below). After you finish the book study, view the film with family members who are, in your judgment, ready for this emotional story that contains factual WWII violence. You can download or print the study guides. By the way, did you see Corrie’s quote in Section 5, “Worth Repeating”?

http://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Hiding_Place_Summary/Hiding_Place_Study_Guide01.html

Note: some books on the site may not be suitable for your family.

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3.7 History: Hillsdale College Constitution and History–New Courses and a Podcast

Hillsdale College offers several free college level courses on the U.S. Constitution and history (manageable for younger students with adult guidance). Now those courses are joined by a podcast just one minute long. Anyone can find room to squeeze that in to learn as an educator and/or for students middle school age and up. Check their website and a previous HEAV item for more information.

http://online.hillsdale.edu/

http://heav.org/blog/2012/10/13/cool-sites-october-17-2012/#3.7?utm_source=Update+10%2F17%2F2012&utm_campaign=October+17&utm_medium=email

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3.8 Gardening: Growing Wisdom YouTube Channel

This Massachusetts gardener has absolutely marvelous ideas, tips, and projects–even a lovely bird video–that may interest you. The whole family can get involved. Your editor watched a neat project to build a relatively inexpensive greenhouse for year-round growing, using rebar, heavy plastic, thin flexible piping, sand bags, and bags of soil ready for use. See the bird and greenhouse videos at the second and third links. Get growing!

www.youtube.com/user/growingwisdom?feature=watch

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaQHEtngJlE

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=am1Tso2l3kc

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3.9 Homemaking Outside: Five Easy Ways to Spring Clean the Outside of the House

Whether you are selling or staying–or rent or own your home–here are five easy and fast ways to improve the outside look of your house. Start with a power wash; read more in the short article.

www.citibank.com/womenandco/article/5-easy-ways-to-improve-your-homes-curb-appeal.jsp

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