Snowcrystals.com is about all things to do with snow flakes and snow crystals. It is a fascinating site where you can learn what snowflakes and snow crystals are, where they comer from and how really remarkable they are.
Play blokus online for free here.
A Christmas Carol was first published on December 19th, 1843. One hundred and sixty six years later it continues to entertain young and old alike. Here are some great Christmas Carol and Charles Dicken’s resources.
You can start at the Museum Entrance, continue on and check out the History Wing and from there possibly visit Adventure Wing. From there you will find all sorts of other interesting resources to explore, but my favorite are the Plans and Blue Prints in Will and Orv’s Workshop.
Virtual Dreidel Game
Enjoy and Happy Hanukkah!
Make your own Rubik’s Cubes, Dino Cubes, Pyraminxs, Megaminxs, Pyramorphixs, and more.
You can access the instructions here.
Westcoaster.ca reported that a BC superintendent stated that wooing homeschoolers back into their system could be a solution to their financial woes.
I’ve always supported the right for a family to choose the educational option that is best for their child, whether it be homeschooling, unschooling, private or public school. What I’m never in favor of is children being seen as dollar signs, but unfortunately as education has grown into a business, private or public, children become viewed as numbers. When added up those numbers equal dollar signs. I never saw this so clearly as when I did research on school funding and realized that children weren’t just listed as whole numbers, but due to accountability, were listed as decimals. You know, 2.5 children attended such and such class. I recall a school treasurer explaining it to me, and I suppose from a business standpoint it must be done that way to match up the funding with various programs and needs. However, those children equaling 299.5 instead of the whole 300 is what comes to mind when I read articles where superintendents or school boards see wooing back homeschoolers is the answer to their woes. It happens here in the states as well.
It seems the golden rule should be applied here. Each child is unique and deserves the best education their family chooses and can provide. If folks treat each other as they’d like to be treated, then those homeschoolers wanting to return would feel welcome no matter what and not feel their beeing wooed, but welcomed.