Monday, May 31, 2010

Current Web Readings

Free historical paper dolls
These are hand drawn and not "professional" for lack of a better word, but my girls LOVED them. In fact, they even have King Arthur and his knights! :D

Friday, May 21, 2010

A MUST see video

Sorry I have not been on here lately. My son is sick again, and the new diet he is on takes a LOT of time as EVERY THING has to be made from scratch. And my husband has had minor surgery and is in a LOT of pain, so that is time consuming as well. Not to mention now that the kids are older, EE is in ice skating lessons and all three of the girls are in speech and debate. Homeschooling has changed too from a more playful time for all the kids, to playful for some, and more studious for others - as should happen with age. And on top of that, still trying to stay on top of laundry as well as keeping the house clean.

But when I saw this video, I HAD to share it. It is a most honoring video, one that every American should watch with pride.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Current Web Readings

Make Your Own Weather Station

Free Web Online games
These are GREAT! For EVERY subject - even chemistry, and all ages. Though most of the games are for younger students.

Gluten Free Sourdough Recipe Book - this looks GOOD, just wish it weren't so expensive. :(

Giving Children Consequences That Work

Monday, May 3, 2010

Searching the web for my kids

If you are a homeschool mom like me, you are constantly searching the web - trying to find free activities for the kids, trying to answer questions they have, wanting to find videos about some interest they have, etc. Instead of using Google or another search engine, just use Swagbucks instead! And watch the Swagbucks come rolling in!

This week Swagbucks will be doubling the amount of winning opportunities through searching! 

If you’re thinking of joining Swagbucks, there’s a special bonus offer through Friday at 1 PM – sign up for Swagbucks with code SWAGNATION5 and you’ll get 50 points just for signing up!

It takes me about 2-3 weeks to earn 450 Swagbucks. That equals one $5 gift card. Imagine all the BOOKS you could buy with that! It can be used on ANYTHING sells - even the USED books! :D Get that curriculum you have been wanting and you don't have to pay for it! :D

I have been a member of Swagbucks for a little over 3 months now and I have earned $45! :D This is SO much faster (and easier) than My Points (no emails to check, and you earn doing simply what you do every day - searching the web).

Thanks to Carrie for letting me know about the double points as well as the code for signing up!

There has never been a better time to sign up than right now. Just don't forget to search using Swagbucks instead of google (I find it easiest to install the toolbar and search through that - not to mention that installing the toolbar allows you to get 1-3 FREE swagbucks EACH DAY simply by using/refreshing you toolbar).

And yes, when you sign up through the links on this page, I do earn when you earn! And then you get people to sign up under you and YOU earn when they earn. This is a win win situation (and you are helping me to get a Wii for my kids for Christmas when you sign up). So THANK YOU! From me and my kids! :D

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Current Web Readings

Free Printable Activities

and because this one is SOOOO cool that it might take you weeks to go through, just this one more link:

Book Angles
Being a more relaxed homeschool family (we are a combination of A Thomas Jefferson Education, Charlotte Mason, library only, unschooling, Raymond Moore) we read A - LOT - OF - BOOKS! It is wonderful! This site (Book Angles) is like a movie review site, but for books. It gives you a break down of each book letting you know the level of romance, violence, the Biblical worldview, etc. It is TOTALLY worth your time to check it out.