Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Assignment #110 - Computers Help People Help People (IBM)

Share some of your favorite homeschooling sites. The only “rule” for this assignment is that you have to list at least one “free” site. Many homeschooling families have made the choice to live on very little income to do what they believe is best for their children and I want everyone to be able to benefit from this assignment. If you have other sites that are “paid” sites, feel free to include these also as it might be something someone would really appreciate. If you feel led, share your curriculum choices with us. I always love to learn what is out there that I don’t already know about. Please make sure to include links to the sites you share.

This is an area that I love about homeschooling. The internet is a beautiful tool. You can find just about anything if you take the time to look. Usually I run out of time and can't look as often as I would like. I have a very long list of favorites. I can't wait to see what everyone else posts.

Here is my list

www.thebestkidsbooksite.com This site has projects, coloring pages, and great book ideas
www.dltk-kids.com Lots of great stuff here
www.lapbooklessons.com Very good resource for lapbooks
www.homeschoolshare.com Lots of info here
www.ourlosbanos.com Really cool site with a free curriculum

Well this is some of my favorites. Hopefully someone will find this helpful. I can't wait to see everybody elses finds


Friday, November 14, 2008

BFS Assignment #109 We Bring Good Things To Life (GE) *

My daugthers are the 2 blondes on the left

Assignment: Share a field trip/lifestyle learning experience where you really felt you were bringing good things to life for your children, where something came alive for them, or ignited a passion.

My oldest daughter we are still trying to figure out what her passion is. She has done everything. She has been in dance, not really into it but does like it. She is in horse, she likes it but I just don't see the passion there. Girl Scouts, loves it but I think it is more a social thing. But there is one thing that she does have a passion for and that is not littering. She will talk your ear off aobut how awful it is that people just throw things on the ground. How God created this earth and look at how people take care of it. So I guess if she was to have a passion it would be that. So far the littering thing has not worked out so well when it comes to our house she seems to think her room is a huge garbage disposal.

Our youngest daughter on the other hand has loved dance since she was very little. I think it helped that our oldest was in dance and I also was taking some classes. She was 2 years old and would put on tap shoes and would love to hear herself tap across the floor at the dance studio. She still talks about how she is going to be a ballerina. She is not taking ballet class she is going to be a BALLARINA. She practices around the house her turns. I try to show her stuff and she corrects me. It is a lot of fun.

I only pray the can turn there passions into something to glorify good. He has created us to do his good works so I pray they will take a passion they have for something and do it for his good works.

My verse this week is.

Ephesians 2:4-10

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Eph 2:4-10 (KJV)