Wednesday, July 18, 2007

EduLinks 07/18/07

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Our's was pretty uneventful but tomorrow we are going on a field trip with the local homeschool group to a local wildlife park/zoo. We've never been there before so this should be interesting and fun!

Here are this week's Edulinks plus the Blog of the Week. Some of you might have noticed that I started an SCR Blog of the Week award that I will give out to the people I've chosen each week. Just my way of saying thanks. So here we go....

Learn2Draw with BillyBear4Kids- Free drawing lessons for kids of all ages. Try your hand at drawing a penguin, bear, frog, lion, lizard, paperdolls, and much much more. Each lesson shows you step by step how to draw the character of your choice plus they have several free downloads for you to try!

PBS Kids News Flash Five- a news site whose mission is to encourage young people to take an interest in news and current events. News for kids in a way kids can not only understand but also relate to. YOUR kids can even become reporters for the site and submit their own news stories!!
175 Cool Boys from Children's Literature- A list of 175 cool boys by Jen Robinson from some of the greatest kids' books of all time. A great resource when you want to find positive stories about boys learning life's lessons, living, and caring for others. Not all of them are "good" boys but that's what makes them so lovable!

200 Cool Girls from Children's Literature- Having a hard time finding smart, brave, strong, and independant girls and women to use as examples to show your daughter she can be anything she wants? Jen Robinson has also compiled a list of 200 cool girls from some of the greatest kids' books of all time. No weak damsels in distress here!!

EDSiteMent- The Best of the Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation. This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom. Excellent EXCELLENT humanities site!!

And last but not least, this week's Blog Of The Week is Get In Hang On. Meg is a personal friend of mine in real life and just an amazing homeschooler. She and her husband are both engineers and their kids are really great. Meg taught me so much when they lived close by and has continued to be a very good friend despite the miles between us. Anytime I freak out about homeschooling or think I can't do it, Meg pulls me back from the brink.

Thank you Meg for being a great friend. Now go get your little award. ;)