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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
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Scientists can't be everywhere; that's why they need our help. The Great Backyard Bird Count is this Friday-Monday, February 13-16, and participation is fun, free and easy for all ages. You'll be part of a global effort that will help scientists understand migration patterns, year-to-year changes and long-term trends of bird populations everywhere. Just 15 […]The post Help Science The Great Backyard Bird Count This Weekend! appeared first on Homeschooling on a Shoestring Blog.
Mardi Gras lessons, worksheets, and activities for the classroom. This year Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” is February 17. Celebrated worldwide but most notably in New Orleans, Mardi Gras is a carnival-type celebration that fills the streets with revelers annually. Explore these great resources and celebrate the colorful traditions with your kids! Link list from […]The post Mardi Gras Lesson Plans appeared first on Homeschooling on a Shoestring Blog.
CurrClick is running a Winter Whisper Sale where 20 of their top publishers are reducing their entire product lines to 50% off during the Winter Whisper Sale Tues. Feb. 10 – Tues. Feb. 17, 2015. To receive your 50% off sale price, your item must be purchased through the Sale Page at: http://www.currclick.com/browse.php?filters=0_0_0_0_0_30481&sort=6a?affiliate_id=12297 List of […]The post CurrClick Winter Whisper Sale 50% Off appeared first on Homeschooling on a Shoestring Blog.
Homeschoolers SAVE 25% on Dover Books Save 25% Off use code WHAR – Offer ends 03/31/15 Since 1941, Dover Publications has been providing low-priced books for homeschoolers of all ages. From fact-filled coloring books to works of classic literature, over 10,000 titles cover the entire educational spectrum and can serve as core curriculum material or […]The post Dover Book Sale appeared first on Homeschooling on a Shoestring Blog.
The Link Kid Comfortable Homeschool Alternative Education Conference 2 For 1 Discount Ends Febuary 15th Their buy-one-get-one-free registration special is coming to an end! Couples can register 2 for the price of 1. Please visit their website http://californiahomeschoolconference.com/. Be sure to take advantage of the discount http://californiahomeschoolconference.com/shop/The post California Homeschool Conference appeared first on Homeschooling on a Shoestring Blog.
We’ve been trying to eat healthier. It’s 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 can’t put much in there besides milk […]The post Veggie Cheap appeared first on Homeschooling on a Shoestring Blog.
Request a Free Vegan Starter Pack The pack includes information on how animals suffer for meat, dairy, eggs, and seafood, how meat eating affects the environment, the myth of “free-range,” what’s wrong with leather and wool, vegan recipes, and even some free stickers. You may also request a free copy of Meet Your Meat. From […]The post Free Vegan Starter Park appeared first on Homeschooling on a Shoestring Blog.
Have any of you bought die cuts? They make great additions to your game making arsenal. They are relatively inexpensive but when your stuck buying a pack of 30 of the same items, it might be wasteful if you run out of ideas to use the shapes. In my local library, they have an AccuCut […]The post Die-Cuts appeared first on Homeschooling on a Shoestring Blog.
What do you do if you have a child who doesn’t really seem to be interested in anything in particular? If television is allowed in the house – does your child have a favorite show? Watch it with them, see what it’s about and talk about the show afterward. Ask them questions such as who […]The post Getting Kids Interested appeared first on Homeschooling on a Shoestring Blog.
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"