Monday, August 17, 2009

WANTED- YOU for Elly's Down Syndrome Walk


Here is the information for the walk! If you can't join them and want to help them raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of MN then click on Cute Elly to go to her page!

This year the annual St. Paul Walk has a new name: Step Up for Down Syndrome (formerly Buddy Walk) and we want ya'll to put on your boots and join us for a great time!! The walk is September 20th and we are getting so very excited for another fun afternoon of music, food, and exercise.

The walk will once again be held at Como Park-Midway Picnic Pavilion in St. Paul,MN with check in beginning at 10:30 and the walk starting at noon.

This year we will have team bandanas and the Down syndrome association will once again have tee-shirts and lunches for everyone registered. The deadline for shirts is fast approaching (AUGUST 21) so I am asking your assistance in replying asap if you plan to attend so that I can have a shirt for you. The following link will take you to my Google Spreadsheet where I am collecting the registration data/shirt:

I have also set up a First Giving page to offer further support for the Down Syndrome Association of MN. Their work is essential in providing awareness, advocacy, and support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families in Minnesota. Our page can be viewed at: . Please feel free to share this link!!

We hope to see you on September 20th and have you join us in showing support and advocacy for Elly and other individuals with Down syndrome. Thanks for your support!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009
10:30am - 2:30pm
Como Park
Midway Picnic Pavilion

See ya'll there!

Favorite Back To School Helpers!

My blog, The Homeschool Messenger, came about last year because friends (not all kids were homeschooled) would ask me where to find math sheets, spelling help, science help,etc online. I would email them the links gladly! My kids would also ask me where to find links during the day. So to help me and them I found that it was easier to just post all the links in one location so the blog was born!

Here are the categories I have listed on my blog sidebar and a few of my favorite links in each catagory!

ART- Incredible Art Department

* Art Lesson plans for PreK- College age

* Art Activities and Games

* Incredible Resources

* Art Career and Jobs

* Teachers Toolbox

* Art room and more!


*Capitals, States and Landscapes of the USA

- National Geographic

*Videos, Activites, Games and Stories

HISTORY- The Story of our World Series

*Best history books that we use.

-Dear America

*Great books and Scholastic has a great kid and parent friendly website!

LANGUAGE- Caught Ya Book Series

*Fun and interactive books for learning grammar!

- Grammar Girl

* I love the podcast lessons!!

MATH- Homeschool Math

*Not just for homeschoolers!


*Very full of everything you need related to Math!

-Timez Attack

*Best ever multiplication game online for free and also available to purchase a full version

READING- Reading is Fundamental

*Best interactive reading site!

*For kids, parents and educators!

-Katie and Kimble Blog

*Cute book series

*Interactive website with the books!

*Kid friend author with videos on website

-Carole Marsh Mysteries

*Great mystery reading books.

*Very kid friendly author (you can also get your name as a character in one of her mysteries)

SCIENCE- Every day Mysteries

*Fun science facts from the Library of Congress from A to Z!

-Windows to the Universe

*Science gem that I found last year!

* Our Planet and Solar System

*Great information and super graphics

Government- CIA for kids

*For parents, educators and kids

*FUN online games!

Best overall Interactive Kid site - BrainPop

Please check out the other links in the catogories I have listed in the sidebar! If you have some to recommend please leave the link for me in the comments! I'm always looking for more.


PARENTS of school aged children check out these too:

We posted an article, "100 Best Blogs for Homeschooling Moms" ( I am happy to tell you know that my site has been included in this list.


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