Sunday, July 31, 2011

Get Organized! 10 "Magic" Tricks for Teachers |

Avoid A Tough Time; Follow These 10 TricksGet Organized! 10 "Magic" Tricks for Teachers | "Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could stroll the aisles of your local covenience store and stack your cart high with all the tricks of the teaching trade?" Click here for 10 instant organizers and magic tricks from the experts.

Free Summer Lesson Ideas Because Summer isn't Quite Over Yet :) Splash Into Summer! |

Thematic Lessons & Teaching Ideas: Splash Into Summer!Splash Into Summer! | "Many students find themselves drawn to the outdoors, and heads are filled with thoughts of vacation. The suggestions in this theme unit cover a variety of curriculum areas with fun, motivating activities to help wrap up the year. Some can be done online and others taken outside." Click the link to see more :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Here's my full review of Yardsellr This great site! (19)

Here's my full review of Yardsellr This great site! (19)

Just did a review of Yardsellr. Wouldn't all fit on their page, so here it is: Before I became disabled I used to love to go to swapmeets, flea markets, thrift stores and yard sales. Now I love "going" to Yardsellr from the comfort of my own bed and laptop. It's so much fun to be able to "shop" from people everywhere, and find really cool and unusual stuff or stuff I really just want or need. I'm a scrapbooking and arts and crafts nut, so those are the things I've been buying the most on Yardsellr so far (not to mention selling my creations there, which is also great fun!) Plus with Yardsellr you get the thrill of getting "presents" in the mail! I've been so excited over the packages of colorful scrapbook paper and embellishments I've opened that were like the ultimate surprise package. All at a really great price. :) Plus I've found some tools I just adore for my crafts. Even better yet, I love how Yarsellr let's us earn Photons. These can be used like cash to buy anything from anybody on yardsellr. I've earned some for friends joining yardsellr through me, then been able to buy stuff I wouldn't have been able to otherwise because my Photons brought the price down further out of my pocket! I haven't seen a real life yardsale yet that will do that, lol. I only wish the photons didn't decrease every minute you're browsing on yardsellr. It seems like they would reward you for window shopping, lol. But they do reward you for commenting and sharing items with friends by giving them cash to buy something they might like (photons from yardsellr.)

It's also great to sell at Yardsellr. There are no fees, so it's not like having to lug all your stuff to the swapmeet in hopes of selling stuff, only to discover after all day in the hot sun you onlhy made enough to cover your booth space: if you're lucky! Plus there u still have to lug your stuff home afterward that didn't sell!

Whereas with Yardsellr, you just post anything you want to sell on your very own Yardsale page. All for free. You can publicize it, plus Yardsellr does it for you too. On Facebook, etc. My first sale was so thrilling! I sold one of the Paris scrapbooking kits I invented :) Yardsellr is also more private than having a real life yard sale where you have strangers trudging all over your yard. Who knows who those folks are and whether they're not "casing out" your home for things they want to come steal later! This way, it's all virtual and through the mail, so no stranger danger worries there. It does take 3 days to get paid once you sell something if you have it put on your paypal, which can be a little hard because they don't release any for postage so you have to come up with that cost up front from your own pocket and then get refunded, but that's a small price to pay compared to being charged all the listing fees like Ebay does.

Thanks Yardsellr, for giving me great goodies, enjoyment, and letting me sell stuff I make or don't need, too! You are a fantastic site and I'm thrilled I found you and always thrilled to spread the word about you to my friends and acquaintances. I'm even putting this review on my blog, as well. :) Big hugs and God bless you to the inventors and runners of Yardsellr and my fellow Yardsellrians and customers currrent and future :)

Free wonderful kids Outdoor activity ebook!

Homeschool Freebie of the Day: "OUTDOOR HANDY BOOK FOR PLAYGROUND, FIELD & FOREST (PDF ebook)

Another classic collection of things to do, things to make, and adventures to have outdoors by D. C. Beard. Huge
collection (over 500 pages!) of the stuff kids' dreams are made of – filled with great illustrations!"

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Free Word Games and Puzzles, Brainteasers, Anagrams, Word Search - A Game A Day

word games and puzzles from
Word Games and Puzzles, Brainteasers, Anagrams, Word Search - A Game A Day: "Word Games and Puzzles • Two levels of fun and challenge for ages 9-99"

Family Classics Library: Home Schooling Edition : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Family Classics Library: Home Schooling Edition : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive: "Family Classics Library is a 40-audiocassette collection of fully dramatized Classic Books on Tape. These literary classics, put to audio, were originally produced during the 'golden age' of radio, and are an inspiration to the imagination! This library of classics includes:

A Tale Of Two Cities
A Christmas Carol
Great Expectations
The Scarlet Letter
The Pickwick Papers (excerpts)
Dr. Marigold's Prescriptions
The Tell Tale Heart
The Red Headed League
Les Miserables
Pride & Prejudice
The Secret Agent
The Adventures of Don Quixote
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Call of the Wild (excerpts)
The Man without a Country
A Descent into the Maelstrom
The Man and the Snake
The Bearded Window."

Mad Libs for Everyone! It's A Mad Libs World! Silly Word Games - Mad-Libs Mad Libs

Mad Libs for Everyone! It's A Mad Libs World! Silly Word Games - Mad-Libs Mad Libs: "It's A Mad Libs World!
Mad libs are word games that create a new story by changing

a few selected words in the story. Your children and students will be laughing as they learn a few concepts at the same time." Here's a great website where you don't even have to buy the books to enjoy playing mad libs! You can even design your own!

Playing History has 126 free games to make learning fun!

Do I Have A RightPlaying History: "There are tons of free historical games, interactives and simulations on the web. Playing history aggregates info on these resources in a simple, searchable database making it easy to find, rate, and review historical games. There are currently 126 shared games." For instance the picture is of their "Do I have a right?" game about the Bill of Rights. Fun stuff!