Monday, December 13, 2010

Rules for Determining a Leap Year

Rules for Determining a Leap Year

  1. Most years that can be divided evenly by 4 are leap years.
    (For example, 2012 divided by 4 = 503: Leap year!)
  2. Exception: Century years are NOT leap years UNLESS they can be evenly divided by 400. (For example, 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years, but 1600 and 2000, which are divisible by 400, were.)

Read more:  
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/leapyear2.html

Decisive Battles of the Ancient World (History Channel)

A Quick History Lesson: Leap Year

A Quick History Lesson

The Egyptians were the first to come up with the idea of adding a leap day once every four years to keep the calendar in sync with the solar year. Later, the Romans adopted this solution for their calendar, and they became the first to designate February 29 as the leap day.


Read more: Leap Year 101 – Next, When, List, Days, Calendar, Years, Calculation, Last, Rules — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/leapyear2.html#ixzz181RF1wRr

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How to Create Your Own Printables

Why Dyslexic Brain Has Trouble Distinguishing Speech From Noise

Interesting article.
Most people have little trouble carrying on a conversation with a friend in a noisy restaurant thanks to the highly adaptive auditory system which manages to focus ....
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/170733.php


Snap Circuits PRO SC-500
Snap Circuits Rock!





Pod Cast Dictionary of Everyday Words

For word lovers

http://podictionary.com/

Origins and Pronunciations of Modern Words

This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago...

http://www.etymonline.com/

Ravensburger The Earth - 540 Piece puzzleball

A Great Series on Self- Sufficiency

The Pathfinder School in South East Ohio is dedicated to Wilderness Self Reliance and Survivability we believe that only through knowledge and understanding can the skills be OWNED that are the true mark of Self Reliance and Wilderness Living!

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/wildernessoutfitters

Gifty Time! A Great Fire Starter

With a single push, tinder placed in the end of the piston is spontaneously ignited by the heat of compression, ...
http://www.firepistons.com/

Monday, December 6, 2010

Classical Rhetoric 101: A Brief History


"Humans have studied and praised rhetoric since the early days of the written word. The Mesopotamians and Ancient Egyptians both valued the ability to speak with eloquence and wisdom. However, it wasn’t until the rise of Greek democracy that rhetoric became a high art that was studied and developed systematically." ....
A great series,  check it out!
http://tiny.cc/horv5
Ravensburger Dinosaurs - 96 Piece puzzleball
96 piece Puzzle Ball

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blogging 'Bout Boys: Banish the Bad Guys?

Blogging 'Bout Boys: Banish the Bad Guys?: "If you have boys at home, you know they're built for battle. Whether you allow gun play or not, whether you own a TV or not, I'll willing to..."

Friday, November 12, 2010

Jeannie's Journal: Jeannie Fulbright's Blog: Habits

Jeannie's Journal: Jeannie Fulbright's Blog: Habits: "One of the most profound – and often under appreciated – methods of Charlotte Mason was here teachings on habits. How I wish I had known of ..."

Jeannie's Journal: Jeannie Fulbright's Blog: Narration - A Foundational Educational Technique

Jeannie's Journal: Jeannie Fulbright's Blog: Narration - A Foundational Educational Technique: "What do you remember from what I just read?' I ask the gathering of children around me. Looking to the four-year-old, I encourage him to beg..."

Geography Worksheets and Printables | Education.com

Geography Worksheets and Printables | Education.com

Visual Latin | Reading

Visual Latin | Grammar

Visual Latin | Sentences

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spelling

http://www.spellingcity.com/
Enter you child's spelling words and they can play games to learn them!
Yeah!

Free Classes

A wonderful woman in my HS group shared this. Her son is now in high school ... she is a wealth of information!
Free online classes!
check it.
http://homeschoolblogger.com/webinar/solving-your-science-struggles/

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thorough and Worth a Look

Wow!  what a great resource for world geography.  No dumbing down here. Lesson Plans and all!

 

http://www.homeschoolcreations.com/Geography.html

Homeschool Helps

A plethora of useful helps. From unit studies to record keeping. Knowledge sharing is a beautiful thing.

http://www.homeschoolhelperonline.com/index.htm

Geography Worksheets and Printables

Map work is FUN!

These geography worksheets help make learning more engaging for children.

http://www.education.com/worksheets/geography/

What is Yuck?

Maureen Spell, from spell out loud, has tried a new product!  My kids love "hands on" learning.

Yuck products are various types of slime. They are made from an acrylic polymer and each Yuck type is different

http://tiny.cc/h1avv

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pioneer Woman

You need this Link.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/

"Homeschoolers Tell All"

Homeschoolers Tell All

"What kind of people homeschool? What do they do all day? Visit these blogs where homeschoolers tell all the gory details of what it’s like not to send their children to school."

"Four Homeschooling Questions"

How Important is Interest

Teaching to the student and developing talents is an advantage of homeschooling.
Incorporating Your Kid’s Interests into Your Curriculum

A Link and Some Fun

growing with your students.

"In my own teaching experience, both in individual and classroom settings, the best programs work for both the instructor and the student(s). Obviously, it’s a bit easier to tailor something to fit these needs in an individual setting; when I taught school, I’d just make sure to use a variety of methods – didactic, experiential – to ensure that I’d speak to all the different learning styles present in the room."

Making Changes to Your Homeschool Curriculum

 

Fun in a box!

Product Review: Science on a Tracking Expedition

Pioneer Woman and the Human Body

Pioneer Woman has great picts.  Check out this idea for science.
Stomach Soup? Eeeew!

Can Homeschoolers Do Well in College?

Everyone has an opinion (or at least a statistic). College for homeschoolers?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Resource You Didn't Know You Needed

Last night i set up my twitter account for this project.  Follow me if you like...you may be my first follow...hehe!  There are alot of homeschoolers on Twitter as well as lots of helpful, quick information.  Anyway, i came across a wonderful home school mom who shared a great link.  Wow!  Sometimes, when our children aren't "getting" it when we try to explain things, it is good for them to hear it in another way, from a fresh source.  It has an exercise dashboard, video library, and more.  This is That source.  Check it out!
http://www.khanacademy.org/
and thier wonderful vids...
http://www.youtube.com/khanacademy

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Course Numbers and Transcript Details

Good preparation link.
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/articles/031302.htm

last night i discovered a great resource!

Like you, I am always searching for resources to jazz up my curriculum. well, the other night, I hit a motherlode!
http://ellenjmchenry.com/
It is called Ellen McHenry's Basement Workshop. There are fun, hands-on creative ideas from latin to science. We had a great time with the Brain Hemisphere Hat!