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Cool Sites For Homeschoolers – August 15, 2012

3.1 Christian Resources: Hymn Studies
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: LivingOnADime.com
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: ABC Fast Phonics
3.4 Nutrition and Health: Caffeine Chart
3.5 Language: World Alphabets
3.6 Geography: 50 States

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3.1 Christian Resources: Hymn Studies

Enrich your Christian life and strengthen your faith with these hymn studies full of details about the writers and the circumstances around which these priceless treasures were written. Read each one on the blog or sign up for the Yahoo group to have them delivered to your inbox. One Bible curriculum with which your editor is familiar suggests a hymn to memorize each week with a schedule of singing the first verse on Monday, verses one and two on Tuesday, and so on. Stretch it into two weeks to really cement all the verses in your minds.

http://homeschoolblogger.com/hymnstudies

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/hymnoftheday

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: LivingOnADime.com

Mom, Tawra Kellam, although not a homeschooler, is an expert on stretching a budget in a frugal family with kids. If you haven’t visited her site before–or if it’s been a while–check out all the areas of life she covers in their own well-organized categories. There is something there for everyone!

www.livingonadime.com

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: ABC Fast Phonics

Designed to supplement more comprehensive phonics programs, ABC Fast Phonics is a free tutorial using cartoons and sounds to teach basic phonics concepts.

http://abcfastphonics.com

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3.4 Nutrition and Health:  Caffeine Chart

Have you ever wondered how much caffeine is in your favorite drink? Here is a detailed breakdown–mostly about coffees, teas, and sodas. Many people (ordinary lay people who simply enjoy the drinks and medical types) have concerns about caffeine. This chart, as well as other information widely available on the Internet, can be a real eye-opener for you and your students who are studying health and nutrition.

http://coffeetea.about.com/od/caffeinehealth/a/How-Much-Caffeine-Is-In-Coffee-Tea-Cola-And-Other-Drinks.htm

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3.5 Language: World Alphabets

Older students may appreciate a glance at the alphabets of the world, past and present. The artistry is amazing!

www.omniglot.com/writing/alphabets.htm

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3.6 Geography: 50 States

This website is an awesome reference for a state study, trip planning or review, and more. Look up state nicknames, mottoes, birds, flowers, trees–even current events.

www.50states.com

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