Cool Sites – June 18, 2014

Posted on Jun 15 2014 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Resources from Mission Network News
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Pest Control Tips for the Top 10 Insects
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten and Up: 21 Patriotic Craft Projects
3.4 STEM: Calculators Online
3.5 Family Tech: Free Online Chore Chart
3.6 Homemaking: Seven-Day Organizing
3.7 Cooking: 18 Fun Food Projects for Kids
3.8 Homeschooling: Learning Styles and MUCH More

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Resources from Mission Network News

At the time of this writing, Mission Network News (MNN) offers the book on native missions titled Voices in the Wilderness, by Douglas C. Hsu. It contains 100 devotionals, “true stories from God’s servants who are taking the Gospel to the unreached at the uttermost ends of the earth.” MNN offers a free daily news digest with a handful of very brief news items from around the world, all dealing with missions. It is a wonderful addition to daily devotions and prayer.

www.mnnonline.org/resources/free-resources

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Pest Control Tips for the Top 10 Insects

Although posted on the commercial website of a well-known chain, some of the remedies are free or very low-cost from items you probably have at home (duct tape). Other solutions are popular non-toxic fixes (use a dehumidifier or fly strips) or involve simple home maintenance (fix plumbing leaks).

www.lowes.com/cd_Pest+Control+Tips+for+the+Top+10+Insects_1282150970

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten and Up: 21 Patriotic Craft Projects

These crafts are suitable for Veterans , Memorial Day, Independence Day, and other patriotic occasions and can involve kids in a wide age range.

www.allfreekidscrafts.com/Kids-4th-of-July-Crafts/American-Craft-Projects-Patriotic-Crafts-Memorial-for-Day-Veterans-Day-4th-of-July-Crafts-for-Kids

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3.4 STEM: Calculators Online

It’s a blessing that the cost of a lot of technology has come way down since its development, but if you don’t need a pocket version of a calculator, try some of the online varieties at this site and elsewhere on the Internet.

www.math.com/students/calculators/calculators.html

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3.5 Family Tech: Free Online Chore Chart

In today’s world, children get used to seeing things online–why not job and rewards charts? The advantage is that they’re portable so you can use them at home and away.

http://myjobchart.com

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3.6: Homemaking: Seven-Day Organizing

This page is part of a larger set of seven-day (a room at a time) organizing projects. The summer may be a good time to get started–after you take a well-deserved break. Prices and styles vary quite a bit, but there are suggestions for just about everyone. Even the idea of one week per room seems doable to your editor!

www.houzz.com/ideabooks/25402814/list/7-Day-Plan–Get-a-Spotless–Beautifully-Organized-Home-Office

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3.7 Cooking: 18 Fun Food Projects for Kids

Some of these projects are real works of art and a challenge for older kids to create centerpieces and fancy dishes to wow the guests at family meals or on special occasions. Other yummy goodies will be things even your young ones can contribute to with Mom and Dad’s help.

www.food.com/slideshow/fun-recipes-for-kids-361

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3.8 Homeschooling: Learning Styles and MUCH More

The commercial curriculum site, Moving Beyond the Page, has a nifty little bundle of mini-articles that concisely explain a lot about educational strategies such as learning styles, how strategies for gifted students benefit other learners, and more. Read at your leisure while you take a well-deserved break from your labors.

www.movingbeyondthepage.com/curriculum/strategylearningstyles.aspx

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