“Simple Solutions 4 ADHD” Devotional

Simple Solutions 4 ADHD: Weekly Inspirational Thoughts for Parents and Teachers of ADHD Children (PDF ebook)

Today’s resource is this neat collection of 52 devotionals written by Dr. M. Russell Thomas, intended to provide inspiration and encouragement to parents and teachers working with children with attention disorders. Great practical advice blended in with short readings & quotes make this a fine resource for families dealing with this condition.

Dr. Thomas writes in the introduction to this collection:

I have worked as a psychologist for almost 30 years and have seen many people in my professional practice during that time. One group of people that has won the “Fortitude Award” in my mind is the parents and teachers of ADHD children. ADHD children are a beautiful group of kids whose energy, creativity and perpetual motion often present unique challenges to those around them. This booklet of quotes was uniquely assembled with the parents of these children in mind. The Weekly Inspirational Thoughts is based on my book Turbo Charged Childhood and each weekly thought is extracted from another of my books, Daily Inspirational Thoughts for Parents and Teachers of ADHD Children¸ which is scheduled for completion in mid-September of 2009. I ask that you to pay careful attention to the quotes which contain specific truths and inspiration about life with ADHD. Some are humorous while others bring us to tears; but in the end, it is my hope and belief that you will feel inspired and renewed in your resolve to parent (teach) your child.

Click here to go to Dr. Thomas’s download page to get today’s resource!

(You’ll find the download link right at the top of the post titled “Devotional Ebook”. If you find this information helpful, you might consider joining his email news list there too.)

Food Timeline

Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip…and why? The Food Timeline presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Some experts say it’s impossible to express this topic in exact timeline format. They are correct — most foods are not invented; they evolve.

The Food Timeline was created by Lynne Olver, reference librarian with a passion for food history. Since it first appeared in March 1999, The Food Timeline’s scope has grown from a single page with a sprinkling of links to 70 web pages offering a wealth of historic information, primary documents, and original research. Information is checked against standard reference tools for accuracy. All sources are cited for research purposes. As with most historical topics, there are some conflicting stories in the field of food history. We do our best to select and present the information with the most documented support.

Check this out… it is loads of fun and fascinating for students of all ages.

Click here to go to the site!

Classification of Animals


Here’s a simple introductory lesson for primary students that caught our eye on ExploringNature.org It explains how animals are classified into scientific groups that share the same traits. A printable classification activity, using a simple dichotomous key, is included with the lesson.

Click here to go to the site

Tip: There are also many other free lessons and downloads available on ExploringNature.org (which is primarily a paid site), well worth hunting down!

More Peter Wheat Adventures!

MORE Adventures of PETER WHEAT! (Two PDF comic books)

PETER WHEAT and the folk of the wheat field return today with two more rollicking comic book adventures, written & illustrated by the great Walt Kelly (creator of “Pogo”). These little known 16 page comic books were originally published in 1950 as giveaways for local “Peter Wheat” bakeries. Though long “lost” and out of print, these contain some wonderfully exciting and fun adventures, and Kelly’s marvelous artwork make them especially attractive to young readers.

Today we have two of them for you: In “The Chicken Hawk”, the little ones in the barnyard are menaced by a predatory chicken hawk, who just won’t give up… especially when a little chick named Chick falls into the river. And in “Danger in the Wheatfield”, the evil Wizard & his hornets plot to get rid of the folk of the wheatfield… by burning them out! Lots of exciting adventure and laughs in these… give them a read with your kids!

To download “Peter Wheat – The Chicken Hawk” (PDF comic book), RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save as” to your computer!

To download “Peter Wheat – Danger in the Wheatfield” (PDF comic book), RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save as” to your computer!

Paper Doll Land!

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Want some old-fashioned fun papercraft projects for your kids? Then check out the hundreds of printable vintage paper dolls and storybooks in this amazing site. The above image shows just a few of the many collections available here. All the images are available as high resolution files and can be downloaded and printed to create your own paperdoll collection.

Click here to go to the site!

Home School Digest – Get a Free Print Issue!

Screen shot 2015-02-19 at 2.31.49 PMHere’s an awesome “freebie in your mailbox” for you! The publishers of Home School Digest would like to send our readers (that’s YOU!) a totally free copy of their hard copy magazine.

HSD has been a mainstay in the homeschooling community for many years.  In each issue, you’ll find practical tips, simple suggestions and bold Biblical challenges that make up an open forum for wrestling through the complex issues that affect homeschooling families. You can click here to read more about it.


Simply email ORDERS@wisgate.com with the mailing address to which you’d like your free issue sent, and also mention HomeschoolFreebieOfTheDay when making your request. Easy peasy! Do it today!

American Exceptionalism


Is there a special quality that makes America great? Find out in this video presentation.

Felice Gerwitz (of MediaAngels.com) wanted to teach her children American history without textbooks so, with the help of her brother-in-law Woody Wilson, she did. In this one hour long video presentation (which is the first in the American Government and Elections Class) Professor Wilson, a true patriot, shares the truth about American Exceptionalism.

Click here to go to the presentation!

Super & Simple Primary Grades Writing

Dianne Hurst at Gentle Shepherd is offering our readers this exclusive freebie ebook (regularly $3.95).  This 20-page ebook is full of how-tos and ideas, for teaching writing in the primary grades (grades 1 to 3).

Topics covered are copywork, making books, a writing journal, writing topical stories, writing to go with pictures, and a writing exercise called “Word of the Day.”

There are some printable pages included, for completing some writing assignments, but unlike most of Gentle Shepherd’s other writing ebooks, this is an idea book, not a workbook.

Click here to go to the download page!

TIP: Dianne has a second awesome freebie available for our readers on this page too. Check it out!

Amazing Weather Infographics & Posters

Weather Underground’s wonderful infographics library is a great resource to help your kids discover the science behind weather and geography in a simple and fun way. You’ll also find valuable safety and preparedness information that can be easily shared with your friends and family.

Click here to go to the Infographics site

WU is also releasing a weekly series of eye-popping weather posters, the first three of which are now available at their site for download. These are outstanding!

Click here to go to the Poster site!

Stories of Great Musicians

Screen shot 2015-02-11 at 8.54.26 AMSTORIES OF GREAT MUSICIANS (multiformat ebook)

Today we have this well done book by Olive Brown Horne and Kathrine Lois Scobey, featuring biographies of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Schubert & Wagner.  Written for grades 4-5, this would also make a good read-aloud and an excellent introduction to these musicians’ lives and work. Lots of illustrations too!

To read this book online in HTML format, click here.

To download this book in Kindle format, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save” to your computer.

To download this book in EPUB format, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save” to your computer.

(No PDF version currently available.)