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educational websites Mar. 2nd, 2007 @ 12:58 pm
petersmommy
Wanted to give three more resources for free fun online educational games for kids: first two are for reading.

http://www.starfall.com/

www.literactive.com (free registration)

http://learningpage.com/ (for different-subject worksheet - free membership)

Summit Ministries Mar. 2nd, 2007 @ 09:44 am
petersmommy
I wanted to share a great Biblical curriculum with you.  A program director from Summit Ministries (Colorado Springs) was a guest speaker at our homeschool support group last week, and he shared about his organization and the curriculum they offer to homeschooling families. We had a few moms in our group who use it and are crazy about it. It expands your child's worldview and helps them see the world through Scripture, etc. The curriculum is very adaptable to different ages. One of the moms uses the same one with her 10-, 8-, and 6-year old kids...and they all get something from it. Anyway, here it is:

http://www.summit.org/curriculum/

They also offer a semester between school and college that prepares young people for challenges of adult world, strengthens their faith, and gives them the ability to deal with unbelievers without being sucked into their ways. It is costly, though. It's a live-in program in a little secluded Colorado town, no cell phones or internet is allowed. Dr. Dobson from Focus on the Family is very supportive of this organization and program. They also have seminars for adults. Anyway, I will definitely try their curriculum :)

If you know anything about the curriculum, please give us your feedback. Thank you! :)

online computer games Mar. 1st, 2007 @ 06:28 pm
petersmommy

Just wanted to share a good resource of free online educational (math and language) computer games for kids:

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_1st.htm

(this is for the first grade, but if you press the next arrow, you can choose any grade you want)


Vote for Spunky! Dec. 14th, 2006 @ 09:56 pm
8daze
Hiya, guys. I'm here to pass on some exciting news. The uber-excellent homeschooling blog, Spunky Homeschool has been nominated for the annual Wizbang Blog Awards (this is a BIG deal in the blogosphere) in the Best Educational Blog category. But the competition is stiff. Spunky is up against an Ivy League gossip blog and a professor at Penn State among others. Both of this blogs are quite anti-homeschooler, and comments to their supporters have included:

"The important thing is that IvyGate and I crush the homeschoolers."

"Homeschoolers suck!"

"And seriously, we do need to beat the c*** out of those homeschool freaks."


So let's show some homeschooler pride and beat these guys! You can vote once every 24 hours from each computer. Right now, Spunky has pulled back from being more than a thousand votes down to a few votes in the lead thanks to much effort from homeschooled bloggers, but supporters of Penn State professor Michael Berube have been sending out mass emails to try and bring their blog back into the lead before voting closes tomorrow. We need every vote possible in these last few hours to give Spunky the recognition she deserves.

So please, Vote Here and then pass this message along to everyone you know. Spunky is counting on you!


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Current Mood: anxiousanxious

Cinnamon Bear Radio Show ~ Christmas Story Nov. 27th, 2006 @ 11:14 am
msbyn
Check out these FREE radio shows! The Cinnamon Bear episodes from an old radio show... My kids are loving it! A great tradition:).

Our best holiday wishes to you and yours,

Go visit...
www.homeschoolradio shows.com
www.the-cinnamon- bear.com
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» just wondering
does anyone know anything about the lifepac curriculum? Good, Bad, indifferent??
» (No Subject)
I thought some of you might be interested in reading and perhaps resonding to this.

I was quite dissappointed but not terribly surprised that a TV personality with as much clout as Dr. Phil would do something like that.
» Just thought I'd share

For my friends who are homeschooling, I want to recommend doing Sudoku with their child. I bought Magnetic Sudoku for Kids (I don't think books work as well with small kids like Peter - almost 3 years old, but you can make Sudoku activities yourself if you want) and started with one column and one missing number (numbers 1-6). Now we are up to 6 columns and going to do rows, then boxes, then combining the two, then do 2 missing numbers, etc. Peter loves the game and it does develop thinking and math skills (and he loves sticking the numbers ;)





Also this calendar has been very very useful. Peter loves doing it. I got it from http://www.lillianvernon.com/catalog/product_display.jsp?pdId=6274&ensembleId=6274
It is expensive but is worth it.


» (No Subject)
Does anyone know if there is a good book or something about dinosaurs and such from a christian standpoint? My daughter is interested in learning, and it is actually part of what she is "supposed to be learning" for 4th grade, but everything I find is NOT from a christian standpoint.
Thanks in advance!
» Thought-provoking article on kids and homework
This makes me glad I homeschool :D

http://www.slate.com/id/2149593/?GT1=8592
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