College Students (or should I say mom & dad) how would you like to save up to 80% on college text books? Well you can by renting the text book instead of buying it! Go to RenterBook.com and start saving hundreds of dollars.
I love summer reading programs. Most bookstores offer some kind of program. Here is the first one that I have heard about for this summer:Summer Reading Double Dog Dare program. When your child reads 10 books and then completes the downloadable form, they will receive a free book (10 titles to choose from).
The free titles available are:
You do not need to buy any books from Walden Books or Borders to qualify. My thrifty idea would be to get 10 library books!
The form must be taken to Borders or Walden Books by 8/26/10 to qualify. Only children 12 and under qualify for this program.
Thanks, Bargain Blessings!
This week’s educational resource is edHelper.com. EdHelper.com has thousands of worksheets in all content areas ranging from preschool to high school. There are numerous free resources and there is also a subscription that is quite cheap ($19.99/year). This is great resource when you need to create basic skills practice worksheets.
This week’s educational resource is a website called Math Playground. It is an action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Students can practice their math skills, play a logic game and have lots of math fun! You’ll even find manipulatives, worksheets, and flash cards.
This week’s educational resource is a fee online game called Number Cop. This game lets children practice their math skills in divisibility, fractions in lowest terms, primes, perfect squares, and rational numbers.
This week’s educational resource is a really cool math website. Cool Math.com is full of math lessons, practice, games, and homework help – and it’s FREE! The resourses start at pre-school level and go all the way up to calculus.
Have you ever run out of graph paper when you son or daughter needs some to finish their homework? It always seems to be after you have done all your errands for the day, dinner is cooking, and it’s just a bad time to go out again. Well, here is a solution. Go here to print free graph paper. You can even customize the size and style of grid that you need.
BrainPop is an online animated resource that explains educational concepts in a really fun way. Your child can follow the escapades of Tim and Moby (Tim’s robot sidekick) through educational cartoons. There are cartoons for every content area – even math (math resources like this are hard to find).You will find a few free videos in each content area and you can sign up for a free 30 day trial. I use it frequently in the classroom when I want a topic explained in another way. All videos come with quizzes and other resources. I encourage you to check BrainPop out. My students really enjoy watching Tim and Moby – even my “cool” 8th graders.
Here is a link to a really fun free game called Catch the Fly. A fly flies around the coordinate plane. Once it lands, you have to help the frog catch the fly so he can eat it. The correct coordinates of the fly’s location have to be identified in order for the frog to be able to catch the fly and eat it. The educational objective of this game is for students to practice identifying points on the coordinate plane. This game makes it much more fun to practice this skill then simply plotting point after point on the coordinate plane.
Graphing calculators have really become an invaluable tool in the classroom. However, they are so expensive to purchase – over $100. In addition, how many times have your children come home from school and they have forgotten their calculator? Well, I have found a solution for you. Go here to use a free online graphing calculator. It is not as “nice” as the real thing, but it certainly will do the required mathematical operations.