Cool Sites – April 9, 2014

Posted on Apr 5 2014 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Five-Day Easter Unit Study
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Budget.com
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: One-Week Unit Study – Musk Ox
3.4 Physical Education: Article – “Exercise in the Homeschool”
3.5 Gardening: Make a Bean Tee-Pee
3.6 Chesapeake Bay Heritage: Crabbing

 

3.1 Christian Resources:  Free Five-Day Easter Unit Study

The really nice thing about the Teaching Home’s free unit studies (besides that they’re free) is their multi-disciplinary, interactive, and family integrated nature. This is an especially neat opportunity to learn together for a change, especially if your lessons are conducted in an individual, subject-oriented fashion.

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs158/1101229843312/archive/1112850033996.html

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Budget.com

Budget.com has grown and grown since its inception and now covers gardening, crafts, recipes, DIY, homemade gifts, forums for users to ask questions and swap project ideas–and much more. One example: there’s a fairly simple recipe for homemade laundry soap that costs less than $2 for 128 loads of laundry! If you have not visited the site–or not in a long time–start at the Newbie 101 section. Be sure to check the freebie section.

(Note: not all items may be suitable for your family.)

www.budget101.com

www.facebook.com/Budget101com

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: One-Week Unit Study – Musk Ox

Moving Beyond the Page offers a sample of their commercial curriculum in this one-week study on the musk ox. You’ll find clear guidelines, links, and directions especially helpful to the beginner. You probably haven’t studied a musk ox either.

www.movingbeyondthepage.com/samples/4-5-sample-curriculum-a-i-for-musk-ox.pdf

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3.4 Physical Education: Article – “Exercise in the Homeschool”

Do you feel in need of new physical activities? Would you like help organizing a fitness program for your family? This article has simple suggestions for organizing activities for the whole family to get up and out. There are even ideas for rainy days!

www.hsclassroom.net/exercise-in-the-homeschool

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3.5 Gardening: Make a Bean Tee-Pee

Combine gardening, outdoor play, and a dose of imagination and you have a favorite spot for little kids to play. Even if you know how to make one, get the kids to help read and follow the directions for an extra sense of satisfaction.

www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/how-to-make-a-bean-teepee

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3.6 Chesapeake Bay Heritage: Crabbing

A family writes in to share their heritage with all of us via a website that describes a crab shedding operation the family owns and operates on St. Peter’s Creek, Maryland. So far they have pictures and plans for videos that show what they do and how they do it. There is a blog that will take you through more information, along with some science and funny stories and sayings. You can opt to register and ask questions or post comments, or simply subscribe to get updates.

There is also a Facebook page that’s a work in progress.

www.thewatermansway.com

www.facebook.com/thewatermansway

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