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Religious Education Resources – Christian

10 Dec

As I said in my previous post, I was not very found of the text that my church uses for the kindergarten religious education.   They used Who Am I? from Ignatius Press. The teacher editions really didn’t match the workbook that the children used and most of the work reinforced the basic kindergarten skills with limited access for the parents to see the real lesson that went with the activities. I really wish I could find a job as a textbook writer for kindergarten books because there is room for improvement. I supplemented many of my lessons with resources from other websites and even free samples from rival textbook companies. Although my church is catholic, I did use other christian sites as well.

Here are my resources for christian religious education in order of how often I used them:

American Flag Bow Tie

9 Dec

American Flag Bow TieMy father’s birthday was at the beginning of the month.  A few days before his birthday, I asked him what he would like because he is really hard to match with a good gift.  Unless it is bald eagles, firefighter related or Santa related, he is usually hard to peg.  Seeing how he already has a ton of those three things, I was trying to go different.  So he tells me that he wants an American Flag bow tie.   It is no simple feat to find a decent looking(not cheesy or corny) American Flag bow tie.  Most places I found would not have the tie here in time so I opted for an Amazon giftcard to use with his Kindle and saved the bow tie idea for Christmas.

Now is the time to find the perfect American Flag bow tie so it will ship in time for Christmas.  I have found several companies that sell them but I they all still look a bit too cheese to me.  Before I can settle on one, I have to ask the more important question that bow tie wearers, of which my father has never been, prefer – pre-tied or self-tie.   It turns out it was to be self-tie.

After viewing countless tacky bow ties, I finally settled with Buy Your Ties. It is a silk American Flag, self-tie bow tie for $14.95. Bonus: If you don’t mind a little wait the shipping can be free.

Sporcle and the Great Studying Technique

25 Nov

I have been trying to come up with creative ways to help Tristan study before his tests.  Like most 4th grade boys he really loves using the computer, PopPop’s Kindle or playing video games.  I came up with a solution by making him quizzes on Sporcle to help him study.  He has done really well getting in the high 90s since I started.  It helps that he is a bit of a perfectionist and wants to be an A+ student.  Here are some of the quizzes I made to help him study:

4th Grade Science – Measurement: Metric Mass

4th Grade – Word Within the Word Vocab 1

4th Grade – NY State Chap. 2