Saturday, January 31, 2009
It's by a professor of physics, Carleton John Lynde, Ph.D.
It's from 1909, so it's called "For Boys". :)
Along with discovering light, illusions and a few other things are explained.
It's quaint, but interesting.
(see homeschoolfreebieoftheday.com for dailies.)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
It's an email from Teaching Tolerance.
"January 13, 2009
A week from today, Barack Obama will become the first African American to serve as the President of the United States. Teaching Tolerance is pleased to release this suite of lesson plans to add depth to classroom observances.
How We Reached This Racial Milestone
Obama’s ascension to the highest office in the land is possible only because so many men, women and children - abolitionists, civil rights advocates and their allies - stood up for justice across the centuries. Today’s students can join them.
Defenders of Justice (Grades 3-5)
What Makes a Civil Rights Leader? (Grades 7-8 )
An Historic Vote (Grades 9-12)
The Continuing Struggle for Racial Justice
In his historic speech on race last spring, President-elect Obama cautioned, “I have never been so naive as to believe that we can get beyond our racial divisions in a single election cycle.” The struggle for racial justice is far from over.
Unfinished Work (Grades 9-12)
Racial Disparities Jigsaw Mini-Unit (Grades 8-12)
Obama, Rick Warren and Homophobia
President-Elect Barack Obama angered many voters when he selected Rev. Rick Warren, who has compared gay marriage to incest and pedophilia, to deliver the invocation at the January 20 inauguration.
Does Rick Warren Represent Diversity? (Grades 8-12)
In Context: Inaugural Prayers in History (Grades 8-12)
Also Available from Teaching Tolerance
Welcome Malia and Sasha to the White House (Grades 2-5)
We Are the Peacemakers (Grades 3-5)
Flags for Peace (Grades 7-9)
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Today is the last day for this vote - please make sure to vote so that this proposition can be heard.
There are 9 more votes for us to participate in.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
In February of last year the Organic Consumer's Association put out an article entitled "Tip: Growing Organic Food Inside Your Home Year-Round".
The article talks about starting a pineapple plant, avocado trees (neither of which will produce fruit indoors, but are lovely), greens, herbs, onions, broccoli, and a few other things.
Many things can be grown indoors over the winter in our window sills.
To check more of the process, visit Mom in Madison - she has some beauties blooming in her home.... in the sub-zero land of Wisconsin!
From the Ideas For Change In America website:
"Ideas for Change in America is a nationwide competition to identify the best ideas for change in America. The top 10 ideas will be presented to the Obama administration just before inauguration day and form the basis of a nationwide advocacy campaign to turn each idea into actual policy."
For this reason we have joined the group of those that wish to publicly endorse this proposition.
Please make sure you've voted with change.org for this proposal.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
There's no editing allowed - though I believe a trim or adjusting contrast is acceptable...? - but no setting up, no cleaning first, no fixing things 'til they're pretty. And no fixing carpet stains with photoshop.
Just walk around and shoot - Mama to Mama.
In this beauty-promoting world we live in - sharing a little messy or same old/same old is needed sometimes too, don't you think?
It's also a good time to take a second look at very ordinary beauty around you, too, I think.....
Visit her here for her initial idea. And let her know at yesterday's post if you'd like to play.
Friday, January 2, 2009
I think most people have the necessary supplies around the house - and I gave enough info that might make it interesting for you to try, too.
Our tutorial and info can be found at Dude. DNA Extraction.