Monthly Archives: June 2008

The AIE Savings Calculator

Do you wonder what happens to the money you put in your savings account? This calculator asks you for your age and how much you could save today instead of spending (like $5 for a fast food meal, or $12 for a CD), and then it tells you how much that money would grow to become in 10 years, 25 years, and by the time you retire. You’ll be surprised!

The AIE Savings Calculator

Volunteering

I have added a link in my blogroll to an article by Debbie Schwarzer, Crises and Volunteering that is posted at the Homeschool Association of California’s website. I hope that you will not only visit the link, but also share it far and wide with other homeschoolers!

Thank you! — Mary

National First Ladies’ Library

The National First Ladies’ Library serves as a unique national resource for patrons from school children to serious scholars. As a national archive devoted to educating people about the contributions of First Ladies and other notable women in history, the Library’s holdings fill an informational void that has long frustrated academicians and armchair history buffs alike. The Library fulfills this mission by serving as a physical educational facility and an electronic virtual library, in an effort to educate people in the United States and around the world.

National First Ladies’ Library

Posters from the WPA – 1936-1943

I wasn’t quite sure whether to place this collection about these  posters from the Library of Congress under Fine Arts or History.  They certainly fit both categories,  but I’ve settled for the art due to the description at their site that reads:

The By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 collection consists of 908 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist, the Library of Congress’s collection of more than 900 is the largest. These striking silkscreen, lithograph, and woodcut posters were designed to publicize health and safety programs; cultural programs including art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances; travel and tourism; educational programs; and community activities in seventeen states and the District of Columbia. The posters were made possible by one of the first U.S. Government programs to support the arts and were added to the Library’s holdings in the 1940s.

Posters from the WPA – 1936-1943

The Dot

Tumblepad that lets you read children’s books online. One book, The Dot written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds caught and held my attention as I was perusing the choices this morning.

The Dot tells the story of a young girl who thinks she can’t draw until a wise adult shows her she can. You can view this simple yet sweet story here.