Curriculum

Cooking Up Reading

I remember when my boys were younger, we loved finding recipes that went along with the books we had read. Cooking up Reading by Shirley Goodness and Mercy Will does just that. Their website gives a brief description that states: Our purpose in providing these tasty connections between books and food is to help...
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eBird

“eBird, a project developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, provides a simple way for you to keep track of the birds you see anywhere in North America. You can retrieve information on your bird observations, from your backyard to your neighborhood to your favorite bird-watching locations, at any...
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Visualmathlearning.com

This site features a free online interactive tutorial for pre-algebra students that is rich in games, puzzles, and animated manipulatives that emphasize learning concepts by visualization. It is an excellent resource for parents and educators of students at the elementary and middle-school level. Access to the tutorial requires no fee or registration. www.visualmathlearning.com.
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Save the Manatee Club

Save the Manatee Club recently wrote to HEM to tell us about the Club’s new print Holiday adoption public service announcements which can be veiwed here: http://www.savethemanatee.org//news_psa_holiday06.htm They also offer volunteer opportunities, news, how to adopt a manatee and more. I particularly enjoyed their cool stuff page that offers: Music Games, Video, Photo Gallery,...
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Free phonics worksheets

Free Phonics worksheets from the creators of Rock ‘N Learn
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Real Math. Real Science. Real Careers.

Visit their movie of the week here. “The Futures Channel was founded in 1999 with the goal of using new media technologies to create a channel between the scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries who are shaping the future, and today’s learners who will one day succeed them. To connect mathematics, science, technology and engineering...
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Know Your USA

This new award winning USA geography software called Know Your USA is perfect for students to learn and test their knowledge of USA geography. Know Your USA is highly applicable to homeschool learning and I would greatly appreciate if you could take some time to look at Know Your USA, http://www.knowyourusa.net Know Your USA...
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Design your own Lunar Research Station right here on Earth

Join the newest Quest Challenge entitled Lunar Research Station Design Challenge, brought to you by NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD). In order to prepare for exploration on the Moon and Mars, NASA utilizes sites on Earth (called “analog studies”) to simulate living and working on extra-terrestrial surfaces. Students, primarily in grades 5 –...
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Veterans Day Educational Resources Available Online

Veterans Day, November 11, is a great opportunity to teach younger generations about the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. To help parents and educators make the most of this opportunity, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a 34-page teacher resource guide...
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Travel with music

Computers and educational software have rapidly become a part of the home schooling experience and the home environment in general. Educational software gives children the opportunity to advance at their own pace and really master the concept. Travels with Music offers children the unique opportunity for your child to take a trip around the...
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