Cool Sites – August 13, 2014

Posted on Aug 9 2014 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: 10 Tips for Memorizing Verses
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Money4Life – Free Debt Analysis
3.3 Toddlers through Kindergarten: Books for Preschoolers
3.4 STEM: Free File Folder Math Games–and More
3.5 Family Fun: 18 Non-Toy Gifts for Children
3.6 Arts and Crafts: Pinterest Board – Kid’s Crafts from JoAnn’s
3.7 English: Oxford English Dictionaries Online – Free
3.8 Art: Metropolitan Museum of Art Online
3.9 History: Constitution Day – September 17
3.10 Homeschooling: Free Internet Sites for Education – Huge List

 

3.1 Christian Resources: 10 Tips for Memorizing Verses

The title is self-explanatory, but some of the tips include choose a verse applicable to your life, start with short ones, write and rewrite, and seven more.

http://mybible.com/features/3

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Money4Life – Free Debt Analysis

Affiliated with Focus on the Family, Money4Life offers some free financial advice and resources. They also have a paid program of ongoing help if a family wishes to purchase further services. On their website, you can view a sample of what the free analysis will look like to help you decide if you would benefit from using their services–or it might just motivate you to get out of debt on your own!

http://program.money4lifecoaching.com

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3.3 Toddlers through Kindergarten: Books for Preschoolers

If your favorite childhood books are not on this list make sure you share them with your youngsters too! Note that not all books will be suitable for your family.

www.education.com/topic/books-preschoolers

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3.4 STEM: Free File Folder Math Games–and More

Many homeschoolers find it unnecessary to use formal resources for preschool math, instead using real-life opportunities to teach math. If, however, you’d enjoy a few free file-folder games to occupy Junior while Mom works with older students, here are 10 from which to choose. The site offers much more when you have time to explore.

www.itsybitsyfun.com/blog/10-fun-math-file-folder-games-free-printable

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3.5 Family Fun: 18 Non-Toy Gifts for Children

Gift-giving occasions crop up all year. Here is a well-received article on gifts that are not just another toy of which most kids have enough already.

http://nourishingminimalism.com/2014/07/18-non-toy-gifts-for-children.html

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3.6 Arts and Crafts: Pinterest Board – Kid’s Crafts from JoAnn’s

The JoAnn’s Fabric and Craft stores honor a teachers’ discount card in addition to carrying a large supply of various craft materials. You will be sure to find a project (or 50) to catch your eye when you sift through their social media site.

www.pinterest.com/joannstores/kids-crafts-with-jo-ann

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3.7 English: Oxford English Dictionaries Online – Free

Attention logophiles–or those who aspire to that status. At least some features of the OED are available to those who register for free, basic access. If you are really serious about it, the website offers Silver and Gold Memberships for a few dollars per month. Look for “subscribe” in the thin black box for which ever option you choose.

www.oxforddictionaries.com

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3.8 Art: Metropolitan Museum of Art Online

For starters, take a look at the nearly 400,000-item public-domain art images you may find useful when creating teacher–or student–materials. It’s well organized and searchable. Then go to the banner for much more from the Met online. “Learn” has audio, video, and interactive resources for children ages four through teens–and even more for teachers, including lesson plans.

http://metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online

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3.9 History: Constitution Day – September 17

Visit the Constitution Facts website for fun ways to learn about our nation’s basic law. There are crosswords, quizzes, word search puzzles, treasure hunts, and more. Some activities are broken down into younger- and older-student age groups. Request a free copy of the U.S. Constitution in a booklet via the website or by calling 800-887-6661.

www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-kids

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3.10 Homeschooling: Free Internet Sites for Education – Huge List

With topics like science and health, law, foreign languages, and more, this list includes more than a hundred sites offering free, teach-yourself resources. There is a wealth of information available for anyone with a true desire to learn.

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/07/12-dozen-places-educate-online-free.html

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