Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Free Vintage September Blackboard Calendars















From a 1915 teacher magazine that I found at Google Books. Click on image to enlarge. This is in public domain and free to use. See here for years which have a common starting weekday and equal number of days for the year 2010.

Oops! This one is not the correct one. September begins on a Wednesday this year. I'll post another soon. This calendar is not from 1915. Too bad because this is a sweet one.

Update: Here is the correct 1915 September calendar - good for 2010.

















And a blank one for a schedule:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Handwriting Worksheet Generators

This is so handy! My daughter needs to trace all her letters right now. With the worksheet generator, I was able to make a worksheet tonight with the traceable letters of her name on each line, giving her lots of practice. There are many choices for fonts, and the option for traceable and non traceable lines. Allows short sentences, letters, and words.

Click here.

Here's another one which offers a cursive font.

Magic Milkshakes at Home


These are so delicious! I can't eat them because I'm dieting, but I always take a spoonful before serving it to my daughter, the chocolate monster.
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water
  • 1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes
Read the rest here at Hillbilly Housewife.

Schoolaid Health Curriculum

We've been using a health curriculum published by SchoolAid since early elementary. Schoolaid is a conservative non-profit Christian publisher(Conservative Mennonite/Amish). They also publish the Climbing to Good English curriculum. The series, grades three through eight, dedicates itself to teaching Christian principles in basic health knowledge, affording a practical foundation for healthy living.  Physiology, nutrition, home economics, safety, first aid, and  manners are covered in a straight forward way. The early books were very helpful in learning good hygiene and  household safety. I talk to my son about these things(in one ear and out the other), but it really sunk in after he studied this book series. The first two in the series are workbooks, and the remaining two are textbooks. This series is very practical! Most everything learned is useful for everyday living.

Free printable food and hygiene coloring pages for younger children.

Free Early Learning Online Printables: Farm Animal Worksheets

These are so cute! I'm collecting farm animal themed (her favorite) worksheets for my daughter this year. Printable worksheets here.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Free Baltimore Catechism Ebooks(19th Century Editions)

For my Catholic readers and homeschoolers:

Baltimore Catechism books one - four at Project Gutenberg:
Baltimore Catechism, No. 1
Baltimore Catechism, No. 2
Baltimore Catechism, No. 3
Baltimore Catechism, No. 4
An Explanation of the Baltimore Catechism of Christian Doctrine


Also see:

Divine grace:a series of instructions arranged according to the Baltimore catechism; an aid to teachers and preachers, (Google Books)by Edmund John Wirth, 1903.

Free to read online and/or download.

The Best Gift is Love: Meditations by the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 "No one can make a better friend than Jesus- because His love is so humble and so tender..."

"Talk to God. Just let Jesus pray in you."

"Naturally our joy will be complete if we remain in His love- for His love is personal, intimate, real, living delicate, faithful love..."

Quote source: The Best Gift is Love: Meditations by Mother Teresa

HT to Esther.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Christian Character Building Activity, Craft, and Coloring Books

These remind me of Rod & Staff preschool books.

Little Helper Books for Children From the website:

Little Helper Books help children:

* Learn the Bible
* Learn character
* Learn respect
* Learn manners
* Learn about animals

Free Children's Animal Sewing Card Printouts

This blogger includes a tutorial as well. How generous! See here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

DIY Ladder Bookshelves

Just one of a few ideas. See here. The shelves on the metal ladders would need to be secured. Perhaps some liquid nails would do the trick.

Image from link.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Make a Children's Sewing Kit Tutorial

Tutorial here.

She has got some more children's sewing freebies here. I like her animal sewing card downloads for preschoolers.

Image from tutorial.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Repeating Calendars

Calendars never really go out of date. Eventually the days repeat themselves, and you can use a vintage or antique calendar again. See which years can be used again for 2010 and 2011. I've found a few vintage public domain images of children's school(blackboard) calendars by month. I'll post them as the months come up, and any others that I find for the entire year.