9 Super Fantastic Resources for Net Safe Kids

I am not a computer expert that understands all the in’s and out’s of internet accountability, controls and resources! I am a mom who knows that I need to protect my family from the evil that is so easily available on the internet. I didn’t want the blessing of homeschooling to turn into a curse of misuse of the internet, or a pornography addiction and its evil influences.
Below are some internet accountability resources to help all of us protect our families.

Internet Accountability: Stop Accidental Exposure!

Did you know that according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, roughly 70% of children are exposed accidentally to pornography each year?

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Homeschool Grading: Don’t spend too much time grading your kids’ papers!

Homeschool grading helps you get your time back!
Homeschool grading should not take all evening. Don’t spend too much time grading your kids papers!
Honestly, I can hardly believe I’m writing this but it is true. If you are trying to get your 6th grader to write a perfect essay and so you correct every.single.thing. that you can find, re-write all the sentences, and re-arrange the content YOU ARE DOING TOO MUCH.
The curriculum we use (BJU Press Homeschool) comes with rubriks* to help us grade each writing assignment. There are points for content (Did the students get the point across in the essay? Did the ideas have logical progression?) and points for technical skills (Capitalization and punctuation, etc.) Those 2 scores are combined and a grade is assigned. This way both the student and the teacher know what is expected!
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Art Project: Acrylic on Canvas

Use an illustration to start your own creative juices flowing  in this acrylic on canvas art project.

Tacky is getting ready to eat his fish sandwich! This 🎨#artproject 🎨 from Homeschool Christian Mom FB group is Acrylic on Canvas.

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Materials: canvas, tracing paper, pencil, eraser, acrylic paints, paint brushes (narrow, medium and large), plate for paint, water and a picture from a children’s book.*

I recommend wearing an apron when using acrylics as they change from liquid to a plastic.  You can only get it out of clothing if you scrub it off right away.

  • First I painted the whole canvas white.
  • I used the tracing paper to copy the picture, scribbled with pencil on the back and then used that to transfer the picture to my canvas.
  • Use tracing paper to move the illustration from a book or screen to your canvas for this art project.
  • I added extra water to the acrylic paint for the background colors.
  • A wash of acrylic with extra water makes a soft background for any art project.
  • Then working from light colors to darker colors, I began painting.
  • This picture shows the illustration of Tacky the penguin from a children's book and my partially done picture below it. Text reads: Work from light colors to dark colors. You can follow the color scheme or make your own.
    YUM! This fish sandwich is delicious!
  • Project is suitable for 5th grade and up.

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*(I am not a lawyer but as I am only painting one original picture, this is not violating any copyright laws. However, I could not and will not be copying this picture multiple times to sell.)