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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Paper-mâché is an extremely versatile medium and can be used for many items from art and school projects to party decorations and classroom décor. It’s a little messy and a whole lot of fun, so kids will love it no matter what you choose to make! Here’s the items you’ll need"
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Part drawing lessons and part a study of ornithology, this excellent little art instruction book by English artist Raymond Sheppard teaches the student not only how to draw birds, but also how to observe and study them as well. Great both for art and nature study!"
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
You can Pledge to Help Early Education with Jumpstart's Read for the Record: Take the Jumpstart's Read for the Record Pledge
I pledge to read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney with children in my life on October 6, 2011. By sitting down to read, I'll be joining more than 2 MILLION people in calling for an end to America's early education achievement gap. Together, we'll stand up to demand that all children receive the quality early education they deserve.
Here's our second volume of Bible stories told in classic comic book format. If you missed Volume One last week, scroll down a bit, it is still there. Kids love these!
In this volume: JOSHUA MARCHES ON JERICHO, KING SAUL AND THE WITCH OF ENDOR, and ELIJAH THE PROPHET!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Here's how the Erskines describe it: "Wonderful middle grades book all about the different trees native to America and how to identify them, with many lessons and studies on how trees grow, categories of trees, how to tell them apart, and much more. Hundreds of excellent illustrations make this one a real keeper!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Ancient Egyptian Art is a wonderful area to touch upon in lessons. Create a plaster tile relief of an important Egyptian symbol or a pictogram of a daily activity in ancient Egypt. Take a trip to a local museum with a strong Egyptian exhibit or visitonline exhibits for inspiration.
The information in this document was accurate as of the original publication date.
Product Number: EG-2000-10-64-MSFC
The guide contains color and light activities using lenses, prisms and mirrors to create telescopes, periscopes, microscopes and kaleidoscopes. Other activities include finding focal length and understanding reflection, refraction and diffraction. Activities are marked by grade level.
Cool Free Homeschool or classroom ebook Great for geology lovers and rock hounds too: "The First Book of Stones"
A wonderful introduction to collecting and studying rocks, minerals and fossils for children, with many hand-on activities, field collecting advice, and hundreds of illustrations.
Note: This book was published in the 1950s, and is not written from a creationist viewpoint. However, discussion of the age of the earth is minimal, with only one two page spread. There is a LOT of excellent practical teaching material in here, so please just be willing to glean a bit if you use this resource.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
FREE red rubber stamps
Stamp the backs of your cards with Operation Write Home with a free stamp!Deeply etched red rubber, OWH logo only. No cling or cushion included. OWH: Cardmaking resources: "FREE red rubber stamps
Deeply etched red rubber, OWH logo only. No cling or cushion included."
Smithsonian Student Travel helps teachers inspire students through our affordable tours to America’s iconic cities and sites. Now, you can have these amazing destinations in your classroom, too!
Call 877.275.4196 today to select your free classroom poster! Or, request a poster online."
Monday, August 15, 2011
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Sunday, August 14, 2011
Directory of free craft pattern sites with an open resource philosophy.
Only top free craft pattern websites with great content listed.
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Website qualifications: Must link to remotely hosted free craft patterns."
Price $7.95 FREE
Katy Carr is a rambunctious girl of twelve, who is forever getting into scrapes. She loves to play with her five siblings and dear friend Cecy. Although Katy has grand intentions of being a good older sister, she all too often falls short. After an accident Katy must choose between bitterness and joy. Will Katy be an invalid her whole life? Will she grow into the young woman she wants to be? This book should have a place next to such great classics as Pollyanna, Little Women and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
From the introduction:
The Primer of Arithmetic is not made up mainly of graded miscellaneous problems. It is built on a plan. Each four-page group constitutes the larger unit of the plan. Twenty-seven presentations of this gradually changing unit make up the book. In the first eleven groups the page units are as follows:
1st page – New number facts
2nd page – Number facts applied to linear measurements
3rd page – Number facts applied to surface measurements
4th page – The “Elementary Spiral” (a problem in each of the five fundamental processes), followed by miscellaneous problems
In the remainder of the book, the 1st and 4th pages of each group are similar to the corresponding pages of the first eleven groups. The 2nd page teaches the application of primary facts to the larger numbers. The 3rd page deals with solid, surface, linear, and capacity measurements.
Great guide for introducing arithmetic to primary students!"
Saturday, August 13, 2011
For many quilters, the first quilt they complete will be constructed from a nine patch quilt pattern. Sewn from simple squares, nine patch quilt patterns can be made in a matter of hours and lend themselves well to different quilt styles and colors. You can even stitch up a nine patch quilting pattern with strip-piecing for quicker quiltmaking. These three free nine patch quilting patterns are available to you as a free download from McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts."
Inside this free eBook, you will find detailed instructions on how you can make each of the quilt patterns below. These patterns include:
- "Pesto Presto," a quick and easy vibrant nine patch quilting pattern with bold colors and easy piecing.
- "Nine Patch Fondant," a quick scrap fabric quilt that includes a simple but unique quilt border.
- "Nana's Nine Patch," with dramatic sashing and borders highlighting scrappy, old-fashioned nine-patches.
This free eBook provides step-by-step instructions on how to make each of these nine patch quilting patterns. With instructions this simple, your fast and easy nine patch quilt will be ready for display in no time!
With your free download of Nine Patch Quilts: Dressed to the Nines, you will become a valued member of the McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts family. This includes:
- A free e-newsletter highlighting the latest McCall's Quilting news, offers and content
- Insider information about new features coming to McCall's Quilting
- Access to free quilt patterns, ideas and more!
- Free tips and techniques
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
This classic comic book is a version of three Bible stories: The Tower of Babel, The Boy King Joash,
and The Unfailing Love of Ruth. A great vintage comic book, nicely written and well illustrated!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
In her loving yet straightforward style, Joyce provides encouragement and tools to help confront and resolve problems in the areas of life that women struggle with most.
This item is listed at the fair value of $16. For a limited time, it's available to you for any amount you give.
Books - Teaching - DVD - CD | Joyce Meyer Ministries