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Unit studies are an integrated thematic approach to learning several subjects/concepts through a main topic. Topics or themes can be chosen by the child’s interests, experiences in family life, books, events in the news, etc. This method can be used with different grades at one time to incorporate all the children of a family. Have you [...]
Online Mathematics Textbooks, a link list to higher math texts http://www.math.gatech.edu/~cain/textbooks/onlinebooks.html Online Statistics Textbooks http://www.isixsigma.com/st/online_textbooks/ Comprehensive listing of freely available online textbooks for undergraduated and graduate Mathematics and Physics http://homepages.nyu.edu/~jmg336/html/mathematics.html Online Math & Science Texts http://spot.colorado.edu/~dubin/bookmarks/b/1240.html Textbooks, Lectures & Tutorials in Mathematics http://www.geocities.com/alex_stef/mylist.html
Our Facebook group now has photos! Come join and view the neat Pirate Lapbooks done by Amanda & her kids (grade 2 & grade 5). Homeschooling With Lapbooks and scroll to photos
Birds of a Feather Font is a free to download font that you can use to make games. Find a color picture of the bird and match it to its silhouette, make a GeoSafari card to identify what each bird is and use them on a game board path. http://www.dafont.com/birds-of-a-feather.font
Join Literature Based Themes at http://lbt.wikispaces.com/ LBT has thematic materials such as worksheets, activities, study guides and more to expand favorite Story Books and Childrens & Young Adults Literature. For those on the old groups, I am combining the PreK-4 & 5-12 Literature Groups. The two groups will be closing as soon as everything is moved off [...]
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free resources from Gale, part of Cengage Learning, at Gale, part of Cengage Learning http://www.galeschools.com/hispanic_heritage/index.htm
Borders Educator Appreciation Week Sept 29-Oct 7 Save 30% off almost everything in-store only For loads more info check their website at: http://www.borders.com/online/store/MediaView_teachingzone-teacherbenefits?cmpid=SA_20090930
In Winter, set thermostat at 68 degrees. At bedtime or when out for the day, set thermostat at 60 degrees. Clean radiators & replace furnace filters a few times a year. Clean bulbs and fixtures of dirt and dust. Use dimmer controls and three-way switches on lamps. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) instead of … Continue reading "Energy Saving"
by Chef Larry Pagliara 3/4 pound cabbage, coarsely shredded (6 cups) 1/2 cup onion, finely diced 1/2 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup carrots, shredded 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup Italian vinaigrette dressing* Toss together cabbage, onions, parsley, carrots, white pepper and salt in a large … Continue reading "Coleslaw with Italian Vinaigrette Dressing (From Chuck Muers)"
From reader Deborah C, in OK I thought I would share with everyone how we get a large portion of our paper for FREE. There is a small business a couple miles away that trashes large amounts of paper including partial portions of fax paper rolls (great for timelines, art projects and even home-made wrapping … Continue reading "Free Paper Idea"
We stopped in the resale shop today and my dd came across the handheld games. They were inexpensive so I bought her one. This game is really neat. It's called Wordhunt (by Radica). It has different timed and 1 no-timed setting. It gives you a word and you find all the words in it that … Continue reading "Deal of the Day"
This question was posted on the old forums Question How do you accomplish scrapbooking cheaply. We do some lapbooking, but I saw several scrapbook type projects on the Internet that were based on educational topics. It looked really fun, but when I looked into materials and equipment, it seemed quite expensive. So any ideas how … Continue reading "Scrapbook On A Shoestring"
Pumpkin Roll Cake: 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin Mix and set aside. 3/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Blend in with top mixture. Filling: 8 ounces cream cheese 1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla 4 Tablespoons butter 1 cup … Continue reading "Pumpkin Roll"
My favorite cereal is Nature's Path brand cereal Pumpkin FlaxPlus Granola. It's vegetarian, has no trans fats, is whole grain and low in sodium (20mg per serving). Plus it has the UDSA Organic symbol on the box. Nature's Path also has a great looking Granola Strawberry Parfait recipe that I hope to try this weekend. … Continue reading "Cereal Parfait"
We’ve been trying to eat healthier. Its not easy and down right a PITA since the fridge went kaput. Eating fresh fruits and veggies are out of the question since we need shelf-stable food only. We were gifted a cube fridge (like a tiny dorm fridge) but you cant put much in there besides milk … Continue reading "Veggie Cheap"
The purpose of this website is to make available ways of cutting costs while homeschooling. We hope this will enable you to save money while maintaining a high quality of education. Some homeschoolers love bargains. Others try to cut costs out of necessity. Regardless of why you want to cut costs, our goal is to … Continue reading "Welcome"
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped and seeded 1 medium onion, chopped 3 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 (14 1/2 oz) cans Mexican-style tomatoes, undrained 1 (15 oz) can Pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15 oz) can Kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 (11 oz) can whole-kernel corn, drained and rinsed … Continue reading "Chunky Vegetarian Chili"
A.C. Moore A.C. Moore has replaced their discount program. You can earn 10 points for every dollar of your purchase and double points on purchases of $100 or more. To get your A.C. Moore Rewards Card, sign up in-store or on line at https://www.acmoore.com/loyaltyprogram For further questions about their Rewards Program visit http://www.acmoore.com/contacts
ASTC Passport Program The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) allows members to sample some of the world's most exciting science centers and museums while on the road. The Passport Program entitles visitors to free general admission. It does not include free admission to planetarium and larger-screen theater presentations nor does it include museum store discounts […]