Posted on Jul 7 2013 in Cool Sites by admin
3.1 Christian Resources: Voice of the Martyrs Online Classroom
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Printable Baby Book
3.3 Preschool: Free HSLDA Membership for Parents of Preschoolers (and Younger)
3.4 Economics: Foundation for Economic Education
3.5 Sewing: Free Lessons from Coats and Clark and Pillowcase Challenge
3.6 Homeschooling: Free Online Homeschool Planner
The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) Open Classroom has free classes on persecution (you will need to register). The group’s founder, the late Richard Wurmbrand, repeatedly warned the church in the West of coming persecution and urged–begged–the Church to prepare for it. Although we in the West do not face persecution to such a degree yet, many predict it will get worse. These classes also prepare students (high school and up–parents can decide) to effectively minister to and advocate for the persecuted worldwide. “Open Classroom” means that classes are free-access, self-enrolled, and self-paced personal study. VOM expects to add even more classes soon.
By the way, if you do not know Wurmbrand ‘s story, Voice of the Martyrs will send a free copy of his biography, Tortured for Christ (second link).
If you are pinching pennies but still want a place to record baby’s data for posterity, here are cute pages on which to note the essentials. Decorate a notebook or folder as they suggest or search the ‘net to find a folder or notebook that suits you.
The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is offering free membership to families whose oldest child is a preschooler. HSLDA has many free resources online, and its members get an added level of support through their ability to call or e-mail any of their educational consultants for personalized advice. If your oldest child is not yet five years old, you may be eligible for free membership for parents of preschoolers. Check the website for more and spread the word!
The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has many free resources such as a newsletter, online library with multimedia, and more, to fill in the blanks in economics education most of us have.
Coats and Clark has created two types of pillowcase patterns specifically geared towards teaching children to sew–even three- to six-year-olds can participate! Teaching children how to sew provides valuable life skills, fosters creativity, and boosts self-confidence. Add to those positives, sewing a pillowcase for charity which teaches children compassion and empathy. Download the free teaching tools and patterns and get the details at the website.
A Simple Plan is an online lesson planner designed to help you organize and plan every school year. You can plan lessons, make assignments, keep grades, schedule events, and do much more! Some features include a calendar, a lesson planner, book lists, reports to print, and more.