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Notes from Heather; Hands-On Crafts and Tips

By Heather Idoni

Added Monday, June 07, 2010

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Vol. 11 No. 29, June 7, 2010, ISSN: 1536-2035
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© 2010, Heather Idoni - www.FamilyClassroom.net
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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Notes from Heather
-- More Convention Travel...
Helpful Tip
-- Affordable Cap & Gown Site
Winning Website
-- Hands-On Crafts for Kids
Reader Question
-- Answer Our New Question!
Additional Notes
-- Newsletter Archives
-- Sponsorship Information
-- Reprint Information
-- Subscriber Information

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Notes from Heather
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Dear Readers --

I apologize for the lapse in issues the past few weeks!  On the bright side
I was able to get away for some rest and relaxation and I've come back refreshed
and ready to face the world again. :-)

In a few days Carman (my almost 18-year-old son) and I will be heading out for
2 more homeschool conventions.  Look for us in Des Moines, Iowa on June 18 & 19
-- and then we'll be heading to Akron, Ohio for the June 24-26 convention.

As usual, we will be giving away several hundred CD sets of our Sugar Creek Gang
audio series!  If you can't attend a convention, but you would like a 2-CD set,
just send $2 to cover postage to:  Beloved Books, PO Box 878, Fenton, MI  48430.

-- Heather

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Helpful Tip
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Affordable Cap and Gown Source for Kids' Graduations!

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The business I ordered my daughter's kindergarten cap and gown from was
AMAZING and fairly inexpensive for the quality.  I ordered the basic package
which includes cap, gown, tassle and diploma for about $16 in your choice of colors. 
 
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-- Amy

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We need your ideas, tips and article suggestions for our Homeschooler's Notebook!

Please send to: mailto:HN-ideas@familyclassroom.net

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Winning Website
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Hands-On Crafts for Kids -- http://craftsforkids.com/projects.htm

Summertime is a great time to get a little messy and creative with your kids!
This publisher of popular craft books for kids offers several projects from
their books each month for free.  There is quite a lengthy list, so lots to
choose from!

I actually found this site from another neat craft-for-kids site:
http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/craftsforkids.html

So now you have two sites to explore!  Having just graduated my oldest son, I
can definitely encourage you to enjoy the time you have to play with your kids
when they are young -- they grow up way too fast :-)

Cindy Prechtel, www.HomeschoolingFromTheHeart.com

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a low key curriculum that will cover everything that she would need to meet High School
credits." -- Debbie

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