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Monday, January 24, 2011

Free Online Math Practice

MathABC.com: Free online math practice, focusing on ages 6-12. This includes practice with the times table and tests.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Questions from Facebook users - "The Tooth Fairy is broke and needs to get creative tonight! Any ideas to share?" ~L.C.S.

The top answers I like are - Answer #1:
Go to Storyline Online then select the story "Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy". The story book is in streaming video and is read by Jason Alexander, the author. We've sat watched this when each tooth has lost and my little one loves it! It's great bonding time too. Stay upbeat! I like the idea about leaving a note and if you have just a little change or even just a little of something to leave, kids love that! We parents are the ones that worry too much. Leave an I.O.U. note saying, "Oops, had to collect a lot of teeth tonight".

If you like the book and want to own it or give it as a gift, it's a little over $6 for a new one through Amazon.com. Another place to check would be abebooks.com where you can find a lot of used books at a low price.



Answer #2: When I don't have any ones..I give them a "gift certificate" them to some candy or a 2 dollar toy. I do this even with my 11 year old and it does not matter how often teeth are lost. They only do this stage once in their lives:) ~A.F.H.

Answer #3: Skittles. They lose more that way, but it's cheaper. ~L.R.

Awww, how sweet!

Financial Websites

10 Interactive Financial Websites That Teach Kids Money Management Skills

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Learning History Though Movies

Historical doesn’t necessarily mean factual. Historical fiction is a genre. Use viewer discretion before watching! These movies are for various ages, so please look them over first to verify it is age appropriate before allowing your children to watch them with you. Some movies are free online, or can be obtained by rental though Amazon.com's Video on Demand or similar movie store. It would be worth taking a trip to your local library to see if they have some of these movies available. Grab the popcorn! Happy viewing!

  • All the President’s Men (1976)

  • Amadeus

    Go HERE to fnd the full movie Youtube.

  • Amistad (1997)

  • Apocalypse Now! (1979)

  • Back to the Future

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  • Braveheart

  • Casino

  • The Color Purple movie (1985)


  • The Crucible (1996)

  • The Duellists (1977)

  • Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

  • Far and Away (1992)

  • Gandhi

  • Gettysburg (1993)

  • Glory (1989)

  • Goodfellas

  • Gone With the Wind

  • Grapes of Wrath (1940) - Great Depression

  • Ivanhoe(1952)

  • King Authur

  • The Last Emperor (1987)

  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

  • The Last of the Mohicans


  • The Last Samurai


  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

  • Moses (The Ten Commandments

    Watch the full move HERE on youtube

  • Patton (1970)

  • Pearl Harbor

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • Night and Fog (1955) is a documentary about the Holocaust.

  • Raging Bull (1980)

  • The Right Stuff (1983)

  • Roots:
    Click HERE to go to the full movie on the Youtube channel.

  • Sergeant York (1941)

  • Sense and Sensibility


  • Spartacus (1960) \
    Click HERE to watch the rest of the movie at YouTube

  • Titanic

  • Tora, Tora, Tora - WWII, Pearl Harbor, Japanese...find lesson plan at teachwithmovies.org

  • Triumph of the Will

  • White Fang


  • The Vikings (1958) shows difficulties the Vikings faced when navigating to the New World.

  • Woodstock (1970)
  • Daily Devotions

  • Bible Bookmarks
    Scope and Sequence (the suggested sequence)
  • Homeschool is FUN!