Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I've gotten soo many new links and ideas recently - it's hard to keep up without my own computer handy to post them here. - make your own spelling lists. Play games, practice, take quizzes.

My church home Check out the rally day pics they caught me and the girls. Lakewood Observer - local news by local people. Great recent articles on what's going on including a great article on the 9-11 memorial at the high school created and made by the students. Keep your eyes peeled in about 2 weeks for a picture of my Laura.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September Update

Ok - My computer is still down. But hope is that in the next 2 weeks we'll at least have someone come out and look at it. So as summer winds down and fall is approaching fast I have some links for you.

1. Home School Freebies - For all you homeschoolers out there, here is a freebie for each day of the week. Check out: Sign up for their newsletter and early Monday morning you get the list for the week informing you of what the freebies are for the week. Here's an example of this weeks freebies:

Monday, Sept 8: The Adventures of Pinocchio Delightful audio dramatization starring Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) + coloring pages to keep little hands busy! Cool!Tuesday, Sept 9: The Story Book of Science A classic "living book" of stories about science in nature, provided by Yesterday's Classics.Wednesday, Sept 10: 60 Easy Recipes for Body & Bath Make your own lotions, bath salts, etc. for family use or as gifts!Thursday, Sept 11: The Pearl Box, 100 Beautiful Stories for Young People - classic inspirational & moral tales for little onesFriday, Sept 12: Be A Stargazer Great classic book introducing Astronomy & the science of light

2. Homeschool community: For local Cleveland area folks - Has discussions from people all over Northeast Ohio and it's a great way to connect with folks in the area. Whether you live on the West side, East side or down in'll meet some great people!\

3. Programs at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History - On select Tuesdays and Thursdays of each month, Education staff will instruct special programs for Homeschool families and organizations from 1 to 2:30 pm. Programs may include hands-on, classroom and/or gallery presentations as appropriate. Students will be grouped by age according to enrollment.

Cost of programming is $6/person per topic with one adult free.

Please Note
In response to requests, we are adding programs for 4 and 5 year olds. These hands-on self-directed programs will be related to the topics listed above and run from 1:15 to 2 pm on the same days. Parents are expected to attend with their child. Cost of program is $6/person per topic.

Boook/Author Recommendation: Jennifer Chiaverini and the world of Elm Creek Quilts Great books about a group of quilters and their life adventures along with snippets of information on quilts. They are hard for me to put down and have inspired me to really really want to try my hands on making a quilt.

Also - a friend of mine is collecting school supplies for a local elementary school. Check out the website: