Friday, September 11, 2009

A New Beginning and a Fresh Start


For me September has always been the real "New Year" - a time for fresh resolutions about getting organized, getting better grades and getting things done. Store aisles are filled with the promise of fresh starts- new paper, pencils and pens. How can we not succeed? You know the saying about the best laid plans of mice & men... I guess that's why there are fresh new erasers too!

I ran across this free eBook on Twitter. The New School Year is aimed at Christian Homeschoolers, but has many valuable tips for parents & teachers of any faith.

Topics Include:

Organizing your Schedule,Library,and Personal Boxes
Use the Electronic Tools of the Trade
When to Introduce Subjects
Scheduling the Easy Way! A 5-Step Plan

Organizing with Unit Studies

Organizing Your Space

Organize Your Equipment and Papers

Organize Your School Room Organize Children’s supplies

Keep Clutter Away

Get Your Free eBook Here

(This is a 49 Page pdf file)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Privacy Playground

Back to school and back to homework. More and more students are using the internet at a younger age. I found this handy online game that is design to teach kids about internet marketing,spam, children's privacy and much more.

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three CyberPigs

LilIn this game, designed for ages 8-10, the CyberPigs play on their favourite Web site and encounter marketing ploys, spam and a close encounter with a not-too-friendly wolf.

The purpose of the game is to teach kids how to spot online marketing strategies, protect their personal information and avoid online predators.

The accompanying Teacher's Guide explains how to play the game, gives background information on the issues of online marketing, spam and children's privacy and provides activities and handouts for classroom use.

Privacy Playground

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cost of Education Calculator Tool

This handy tool points out the costs of higher education and shows student fees for various Canadian colleges & universities.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Abbreviation Dictionary

In a hurry? Short on space? Short on time? Then short forms and abbreviations are what you need. When taking notes or writing, creating your own short forms is fine (as long as you remember what they mean). However, if you're Tweeting or texting or writing for an audience, you need to use abbreviations that everyone will understand. is a great tool. you can choose to look up a word, abbreviation , or hmm... what was that third choice? Take a look and tell me. also is a good resource for quotations.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Back to School Budgeting - Save 15% Code

It's getting to be that time of year again. Give your kids hands-on experience with this quick and easy Back-to-School Budget Calculator. The calculator will help you and your student consider all of your expenses, make necessary adjustments, and hit the stores armed with your pre-determined budget! Check out the "Helpful Tips" for more ways to teach your kids smart money management habits as you shop


Here's a coupon code I found to help save on Calendars.

The "Mom's 17 Month Planning Calendar" starts in August and is a great help getting organized for the year ahead.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

School's Out -Manage your Money on a Road Trip! Under Construction

Under Construction.Game removed due to incorrect sizing check back for updates.

This is a Road Trip through the U.S. Let me know if you find a Canadian Version.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Privacy Policy

No information is gathered knowingly from children under the age of thirteen without their parent or guardian’s consent. Email addresses are only used to reply to your direct questions and requests. Your information is not distributed to anyone without your consent.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Grade 4-6 Digest Quest


You need Shockwave Player to play the games. Download the latest version of the Shockwave Player.

Move through the digestive tract, avoid obstacles and collect nutrients. Print out your award at the end.

Teach Nutrition: Kids’ Corner

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Health and Home Economics Menu Planning Tool

Dietitians of Canada: "Build a one-day menu using “Let’s Make a Meal!” Type in your age and gender, then use the “Food Guide Calculator” as a quick and easy tool to see if you are Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide. “Let’s Make a Meal!” lets you to choose foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, and compares your choices against the food guide servings recommended by Canada’s Food Guide."
Note: Unfortunately, the food choices are limited, but it does give an idea of the servings for individuals.

Canada Food Guide Cool Homework Tool

  • Freebies 4 Canada: "Saturday, May 2, 2009
    Recipe Analyzer -- Free handy online tool
    Cool Tool! Use it for Home Ec or Health projects.

'Welcome to the Recipe Analyzer . Use this tool to:

  • Find out the nutrients in recipes,
  • Check the number of Food Guide Servings in your recipe,
  • Get ingredient substitution tips to make your recipes healthier (low cal, fat, sugar or salt
  • Compare your new recipe to your original recipe to see the difference.
  • Print your recipe analysis and put it in your own recipe binder
  • Store your recipe in your personal 'recipe box' on the Dietitians of Canada website.
    How cool is that!'"