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, Homeschool Rewards Zone, Issue #014
July 09, 2010

Sharing Life's Simple Rewards of Homeschooling

Homeschool Rewards Zone brings you the latest additions to one family's rewarding experiences of homeschooling simply.


Issue #014 ~ July 2010~

1) Book Nook

As promised, Garrett is sharing his favorite Usborne book this month. He likes the same history book that the girls spotlighted last month, with his next favorite being The Greeks. As with all the Usborne books, it is filled with great pictures to aid you in your Greek experience. Just a quick word of caution. There are a couple of drawings portraying the women in their native dress baring their breasts. They are small pictures and tastefully done, but there, none-the-less. We have a number of Usborne books on our shelves and would purchase them again in a heartbeat. You can't help but learn something from these books, even if you only leaf through them! I hope that you enjoy them as much as we have.

Do you have a favorite home school book? If you do, let us all know!

2) Brain Teaser

Quick now! Write, in numerals, eleven million, eleven thousand, eleven hundred, and eleven.

(Answer at bottom.)

3) Helpful Homeschool Hints

Does your family like Crossword Puzzles? Mark and the kids really get into them, but me? Not so much! But, whether you like them or not, try our latest puzzle twist...makes for some challenging competition. Photocopy the puzzle, giving one to each participant. On "Go!", have everyone start filling theirs in to see who can finish first! It makes for some interesting discussions...

4) New Pages Added
Our latest addition you'll find near the middle of our Homeschool Rewards Home Page. If you have Facebook, and enjoy the website, I would love to keep in touch with you through Facebook, too! Just click the "Like" button to keep in touch on Facebook.

Wassup? - Don't forget to drop by to see what's new in our family! We'll be adding pictures of Annette's trip to Germany when she gets back next week. We missed her!

5) Terrific Contributions From Visitors Like You!

Every month we will share the best visitors' pages submitted the month before. We appreciate everyone's input, but there are some that really shine. My family votes on the best of the best. Here are this month's top picks (in no particular order):

New Page Added
Sidewalk Chalk Recipe - My new friend, Marley, and her daughter had fun making their own sidewalk chalk. You'll find a picture of the molds they used when you click on the link. Be creative and brighten up your sidewalks, too!

Homeschool Q & A
Negative Reactions - Morgan comments on what to say when you meet up with negative remarks on homeschooling.

Math Reviews
Math-U-See - Another homeschool mom has found this math program to be the curriculum of choice.

6) # Visitors in June

We thought it would be kinda fun to let you know just how many of you are visiting the site each month. Last month finished out with 4,365 new visitors! Welcome!

7)Upcoming Events!

4th Annual Home Ed. Conference in Disneyland -

Plan a vacation to California Sept. 8-11 and attend the conference, too! Here are the details: http://www.notbacktoschooldays.com/

Until next month, may you experience many homeschool rewards,
Diane
Homeschool Rewards Home Page

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Answer to Brain Teaser
The total is 11,012,111 because when you add eleven thousand and eleven hundred, you get 12,100.

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