Free Valentines to Print, Perfect for Snowbound Kids

Where I am, the snow is rising and the thermostat plummets. If my kids were still young, the scene would not be pretty. Bored restless children milling about underfoot, looking for trouble. Too cold to play outside for more than a few minutes. Snow too deep. Irritable mommy (did I say that?). And feel for me, people, this was back before internet! No login-drug. The poor lambie-poos actually had to play with their mountain of toys!

But to un-digress, you modern families have computers, so use them. Not for gaming. Good Lord, kids get way too much of that already. I mean print some crafts for 'em. And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, how's about printing free valentines? Here are a few links. Read on  Free (Yes Free!) Valentines to Print, Perfect for Snowbound Kids

Chinese New Year Lesson Planner and Unit

For many of us, January and February are the longest, coldest, darkest months of the year. Spring vacation seems light years away. It never seems to get light out and the sun rarely ever peaks it head out. This is a great time to pull out a fresh exciting batch of lessons for your class or home school group. Why not explore the Chinese New Year with all its color, festivity, fun and pageantry? Chinese New Year begins on January 31 in 2014. It's the Year of the Horse this CNY. Here is a unit with enough lessons for a two week unit. You'll find social studies, literature, writing, art, music, craft and food lessons. There are also animal activities. Chinese New Year Lesson Planner and Unit

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