Cool Sites – August 28, 2013

Posted on Aug 25 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Twelve Methods for Bible Study
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Homemade Laundry Detergent
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Learning with Stamps
3.4 Science: Firefly Watch
3.5 English and Foreign Languages: Word Hippo
3.6 Family Fun: Historic Sites in Virginia Tourism
3.7 History: Constitution Day – September 17
3.8 Homemaking: Free Printable – Daily Housekeeping Schedule
3.9 Organizing: 10 Ways to Organize Craft and School Supplies

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Twelve Methods for Bible Study

Many of us follow church-wide study plans or have a favorite method, but even very young students can benefit from learning new ways to study the Bible. Some of the 12 ways to study that this thorough article suggests are the Character Quality Method,the Thematic Method, the Word Study Method, and the Book Background Method. All are examined in steps–some with subsections explaining even more.

https://bible.org/article/12-methods-bible-study

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Homemade Laundry Detergent

“Living on a Dime” has tons of potential money-saving ideas for helping almost anyone trim the budget. Homemade laundry detergent is one idea many homeschoolers–and others–count on weekly (daily?).

www.livingonadime.com/homemade-laundry-detergent-2

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Learning with Stamps

Nope, not postal stamps, the kind that may be languishing with other items in Mom’s craft supplies. Here are some very simple ideas for using them. We think it will spark creative ways to use other supplies you already have on hand in new ways!

www.activity-mom.com/2013/08/learning-with-stamps.html

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3.4 Science: Firefly Watch

This citizen science project lets anyone count the fireflies in their own backyard. All the instructions are on the website and just about any member of the family can help.

https://legacy.mos.org/fireflywatch/how_to_participate

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3.5 English and Foreign Languages: Word Hippo

What’s next? Now there is a website that will look up antonyms, synonyms, rhyming words, and much, much more.

www.wordhippo.com

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3.6 Family Fun: Historic Sites in Virginia Tourism

Cooler weather will soon make it a bit more welcoming outside, so don’t miss the fantastic history outings Virginia has to offer. Explore the Virginia Tourism website for events and venues of interest and be sure to verify information with the organization before you make final plans. Occasionally, something out of date sneaks into the website.

www.virginia.org/HistoricSites/?t=eNews&eM=9&eNL=historicsites

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3.7 History: Constitution Day – September 17

Plan ahead for this event! Find the usual Constitutional facts and resources as well as four new interactive quizzes with which to challenge yourself or friends. There are still the familiar treasure hunts, word finds, crosswords, and more! You can even order a free pocket copy of the Constitution.

www.constitutionfacts.com

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3.8 Homemaking: Free Printable – Daily Housekeeping Schedule

Look this over to see if it or an adaptation of it will streamline how you organize routine housekeeping chores. A cleaner, less cluttered house in less time equals less stress and a happier household! The free printable provides a handy reminder in a central location for the family to see.

http://time-warp-wife.blogspot.com/2011/12/free-printable-daily-housekeeping.html

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3.9 Organizing: 10 Ways to Organize Craft and School Supplies

Stacie Nelson at Motherhood on a Dime suggests “10 Ways to Organize Craft and School Supplies” using recycled materials.

http://shar.es/yR6Hm

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