Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Knowing how hard it is to find sewing supplies, I've found this wonderful company.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nature Study

We've been spending time outdoors, especially utilizing the Cleveland Metroparks. So I absolutely recommend Handbook of nature-study by Anna Botsford Comstock. You can get this online for free here. This is a pretty thick book so it can become scary when you look at.

Don't woory I have a solution for you. Another homeschool mom has a blog devoted entirely to nature study using this book. She lives in California and her name is Barb. She offers short, weekly challenges and I'm just starting out following her challenges. You don't even need to go out and buy a special journal because she provides another link to print out pages based upon the study for the week. Here is her blog:

So get outside and explore nature - whether or not you have children, if you do have children it doesn't matter what age they are - it only takes a quick 20-30 minutes. Open your eyes and ears to the world around you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16-22, 2008

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16-22, 2008
For more than a century, the National Geographic Society has fostered awareness of the world’s diverse cultures and environments. The tradition continues with Geography Action! , an annual awareness program that helps educators promote geographic fluency in schools and communities across the United States and Canada.

Download a free Geography Action! Mapping the Americas Toolkit filled with activities, maps, and tips for planning highly interactive, festive events for students, families, and communities to enjoy.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geography-action/index.html?source=email_mww_20081014&email=mww


MY WONDERFUL WORD
http://www.mywonderfulworld.com/?source=email_mww_20081014&email=mww

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
My Wonderful World is a National Geographic-led campaign—backed by a coalition of national business and non-profit organizations—to expand geographic learning in school, at home, and in communities. We want to give kids the power of global knowledge. In the campaign's first year, more than 55,000 people like you signed up to show their support.

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Geography is more than places on a map. It's global connections. People and cultures. Economics and environments.Our young people need to know geography in order to understand today's world—and succeed in tomorrow's. But they're not getting enough of it, in or out of school. A National Geographic-Roper survey shows half of young Americans can't locate world powers like Japan and India. Twenty percent can't even find the Pacific Ocean. Without geography, our children aren't ready for the world. With your help, we can make geography education a priority. Kids who understand our world today can succeed in it tomorrow.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

COMPUTER FIXED

YEAH!!! Well - the computer isn't fixed but my wonderful husband got me a brand new one!! So, I'll be able to keep up the blog better and won't feel so out of touch. :)