Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Time For Learning Free Trial...................

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I've been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read about my experience. Time4Learning can be used as a homeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment and for summer skill sharpening. Find out how to write your own curriculum review for Time4Learning.


As always, please feel free to contact us anytime at reviews@time4learning.com.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fruit Cake Toss...........

Fruitcake Toss Day When : Always January 3rd

Fruitcake Toss Day is your opportunity to finally throw away the old fruitcake. After the holidays are over, it's time to bring in the new, and toss out the old.

There is no one way to toss out the old fruitcake. Why not make a little fun out of it? Gather up a few friends who also are fortunate enough to have received a fruitcake for the holidays. Go out to a field and see who can toss it the farthest. Caution: do not toss the cake at anyone. This weighty steel-like mass of sugar, flour and fruits could injure someone, if they are hit by it.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

American Girl Doll Sweepstakes........

To All AG Fans: Enter the Soar with Saige Sweepstakes:

Just like Saige, you can draw on your artistic talents to inspire others—and be entered for a chance to win! Just, download our hot air balloon template and entry form, then use your creativity—and any combination of colored markers and pencils—to create a design that's uniquely yours.

Mail your completed hot air balloon design and entry form to us by April 1 and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 10 prize packages worth more than $260, including a Saige 18" doll and her hot air balloon! We'll upload each piece of artwork and incorporate them into a series of colorful online hot air balloon mosaics—so please don't glue or affix anything to your design!

After June 3, be sure to come back to Saige's special site again and again to see your artwork, view the mosaics, play a game, and send e-cards, plus find out our 10 lucky winners.


AG Doll 2013 Saige Copeland

The 2013 Girl of The Year's Saige Copeland offes two books; self titled "Saige" and "Saige Paints The Sky", both titles are written by Jessie Haas and are Illustrated by Sarah Davis. American Girl is also presenting a creative title "Express Yourself: Use Art To Explore The Emotions Inside of You" [includes fun crafts and quizzes] by Emma MacLaren Henke.

The gorgeous 18" Saige Doll includes her first book, titled "Saige" which follows this 9 year old young girl from New Mexico as she enters the 4th grade. Saige has a tenacious personality and loves the arts and her horses. But when both of her passions are threatened, she turns to her creative side. With imaginative solutions, she proves that one girl can make a difference.

Though Saige encounters hurdles along the way, she faces each challenge with an admirable grace, that is sure to inspire young readers!

Welcome 2013.............

New Year's Day falls on January 1 and marks the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of New Year's Eve celebrations in the United States and gives many Americans a chance to remember the previous year.
The Gregorian calendar is widely used in many countries such as the United States. This was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. The Julian calendar that had been in use until then was slightly inaccurate, causing the vernal equinox to move backwards in the calendar year. The Gregorian calendar was not accepted everywhere and some churches, particularly with origins in Eastern Europe, still use other calendars. According to the Gregorian calendar, the first day of the year is January 1.
A common symbol of New Year's Day is Baby New Year. This is often a male baby dressed in a diaper, a hat and a sash. The year he represents is printed on his sash. He rarely a newborn baby, as many pictures show him sitting up or even standing alone. According to mythology, Baby New Year grows up and ages in a single year. At the end of the year he is an old man and hands his role over to the next Baby New Year. Other symbols of New Year's Day are spectacular fireworks exploding over landmarks and clocks striking midnight as the year begins.

Happy New Year!!!