Friday, August 27, 2010

Apologia sale at CBD is having a 35% off sale on Apologia resources. This includes their science books and their supplemental books like Around the World in 180 Days (World History and Geography).
Write down this code for free shipping thru 9/10 (on orders over $35): 313114TS. I just used it today and it worked.
The sale on Apologia is only good through the end of this month (August).

Monday, August 23, 2010

Why your homeschool should include herb growing....

  • they're easy to grow, kids can easily get involved in their planting, maintaining and harvesting
  • you don't have to have a big yard for a garden
  • the have wonderful flavor
  • they're easy to pick, rinse, dry and bottle
  • they have wonderful medicinal and nutritional value
  • they're great with a botany curriculum
  • they're great for gardening and cooking lessons
Here's some (vegan) recipes for mint.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Arthritis information and resources

Some of us homeschooling moms have special needs children. And some of those special needs are juvenile arthritis. Here is a brief overview of all the different types of arthritis (including adults) plus some resources that may offer help and support.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fire Safety as a unit study

Do you have a self-proclaimed Rescue Hero at home? Make Fire Safety a unit study.
Things to incorporate:

  • a visit to the local Fire Department, ask about a Fire Safety Day for your homeschool co-op or arrange something for your neighborhood
  • Practice fire safety at home with mock drills
  • have your child map out escape routes and a meeting place on paper.
  • have them map out where the fire extinguishers are
  • incorporate handwriting with fire safety words
  • make fire safety a birthday party theme
  • for more tips and for inexpensive and fun resources (with free shipping), check out: