Monday, January 27, 2014

Drop a Class? What to Do With Your Textbook

*This is a Sponsored Post*

Hello Baylor and MCC students.  I wanted to remind you again about CampusBookRentals.com, where you can rent books for 40-90% off new bookstore prices.   OK, yeah, I know...the semester started two weeks ago, so I'm a little late.  But here's the thing...what if you drop a class?  What do you do with the books you bought?  Well, if they're from Campus Book Rentals than you can still return them for free (they have a 30 day return policy).  And if they were books you bought elsewhere, you can earn some money renting them out to other students through their sister site, RentBack.com.  Learn more below...



Oh, and did you know that CampusBookRentals.com donates to Operation Smile every time someone rents a book from them?  Operation Smile provides reconstructive surgery and related medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.  These surgeries aren't just cosmetic.  One in 10 children born with a cleft will die before their first birthday. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile.  That goes way beyond cosmetics...that's life changing.


I was compensated by CampusBookRentals.com for this post..  I have not personally used their service since I'm no longer in college, but I'll be trying out their service for some of the homeschooling materials you can rent there.  


Friday, January 24, 2014

Snowfall

I wake up this morning and before I even look out my window I check the Midway app on my phone.  Nothing.  So I open safari on my phone and check the website.  Nothing new...don't even see the message they had last night about where they would be posting notices of closures.  "Dang,"  I think, "I was really hoping to sleep in."  Had some trouble sleeping the last couple days and it sure would be nice, but I drag myself out of bed.  And then I see this outside my window...



Snow!  Wow, I guess it's just not enough for a snow day.  I check the computer one more time...and there it is.  Not sure why it didn't show up on my phone, but they're postponing 2 hours.  "YES!" I think, preparing to slip back into bed, when I hear a little, kinda grumpy voice behind me.  

Oh well...I could tell him to go back to bed, but I know he'll want to see this.  We have some breakfast and he's dressed in record time...and out in the white stuff.


This is all before his brothers wake up.  They do and I'm getting breakfast for everyone and giving them instructions on where they can play and who should watch who and how they should bundle up...cause I have every plan of going back to sleep.  And I do, for a glorious 'nother hour before I wake up and hussle everyone into the car.  There's an air of holiday, even though they only got an extra two hours this morning.

And I look up, and the clouds are dramatically split in two...one half white, the other half dark, with blue skies left of all.  The picture below doesn't begin to capture it, because it was fading by the time I got back and could take a picture.  




What a morning!  Love when it snows here, even it's just a dusting.  


Masons Mama

Saturday, January 11, 2014

People in History & Culture - Printables



Below you can  links to coloring pages, paper dolls and other resources related to various historical and cultural figures from the Dover Sampler.  These are eventually removed, so snag them while you can.   They do have some limitations on how you can use them, but using them for home use with your kids or in the classroom should be fine.  I've organized them below by last name, birthdate, and by category (entertainers, politicians, ect.), and I'll be adding more to this list as I discover them.  I also have another list organized by Era which has other historical printables.




Alphabetical by Last Name

(Or first name where last is not available)

Roseanne Cherrie Barr - November 3, 1952
Thomas Hart Benton (Self-portrait by) - April 15, 1889
Wallace Broecker - November 29, 1931
Rosalyn Carter (First Lady to Jimmy Carter) - August 18, 1927 
Cassatt, Mary - May 22, 1844 
Christopher ColumbusResource 2  - Between 31 October 1450 and 30 October 1451
Captain James Cook - November 7, 1728
William Clark - (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838)
Harry Clarke (Artwork by) - March 17, 1889
Paul Cézanne (Arwork by, including self-portrait), Artwork 2  - January 19, 1839
Leonardo da Vinci 2 3 4(Artwork by) - April 15, 1452 
Doris Day (Actress) - April 3, 1922 or 1924
Edgar Degas 2 (Artwork by) - July 19, 1834
Charles Dickens - Feb 7, 1812
Thomas Eakins 2 - July 25, 1844
Thomas Alva Edison - February 11, 1847
Harrison Fisher (Artwork Inspired by) -  July 27, 1875 or 1877
Charles Folkard (Artwork by) - April 6, 1878
Pope Francis 2, 3 (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) -  December 17, 1936
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 or January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790) 
Greta Garbo - September 18, 1905
Lou Gherig - June 19, 1903
Julia Dent Grant (Wife of Ulysses S. Grant) - Jan 26, 1826
Alexander Hamilton 2 - January 11, 1755
Lucy Ware Went Hayes (1st Lady to Rutherford B. Hayes - August 28, 1831)
Benjamin Harrison  - Aug 20, 1833
Frederic Remington - Oct 4, 1861
Rutherford B. Hayes - Oct 4, 1822
Patricia Helen Heaton - March 4, 1958
Audrey Hepburn - May 4, 1929
Helen Jacobs - 1888
Andrew Jackson - March 15, 1767
Pope John Paul II, 2 (born Karol Józef Wojtyla ) - May 18, 1920
Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy Onassis - July 28, 1929 
Martin Luther King - Jan 15, 1929
Thurgood Marshall - July 2, 1908
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - January 27, 1756
Harriet Nelson - July 18, 1909
Sandra Day O'Connor - March 26, 1930
Helen Keller - June 27, 1880
Annette Kellerman - 6 July 1886
Meriwether Lewis - August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809
Abraham Lincoln - Feb 12, 1809 2,
Gina Lollobrigida (Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida)- July 4, 1927
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - Sept 26, 1936
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge,  Resource 23 (Catherine Middleton) - January 9, 1982
Claude MonetResource 23 (Oscar-Claude Monet) (Artwork by)  November 14, 1840
Mary Tyler Moore - December 29, 1936
Julia Morgan - January 20, 1872
Nelson MandelaResource 2 - July 18, 1918
Berth Morisot (Artwork By) - January 14, 1841
Pat Nixon (1st Lady to Richard Nixon) - March 16, 1912
Barak Obama - August 4, 1961
Rosa Parks - Feb 4, 1913
St. Patrick (March 17, sometime in the 5th century)
Marco Polo - 1254
Raphael -  April 6 or March 28, 1483
Phylicia Rashād - June 19, 1948
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 2 3 - February 25, 1841
Doris Roberts - November 4, 1925
Jackie Robinson - January 31, 1919
Babe Ruth - Feb 6, 1895
Zachary Taylor - November 24, 1784
Louis C. Tiffany  (Artwork by) - February 18, 1848
Harriet Tubman -1822
Lana Turner - February 8, 1921
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) - November 30, 1835
Vincent Van Gogh (artwork), Resource 2, 3 - March 30, 1853
Beatice Whitney Van Ness (ARTWORK BY) - 1888
Jules Verne - Feb 8, 1828
George Washington, Resource 2, 3, 4 - February 22, 1732
Martha Wahsington (MN: Dandridge)  - June 13, 1731 – May 22, 1802
H. G. Wells -  (Herbert George Wells) - September 21, 1866
Benjamin West - October 10, 1738
Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge 2- June 21, 1982




By Birthdate
They are not organized by year, but by day, in case you want to share about these people on the day of their births. 

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, Resource 23  (Catherine Middleton) - January 9, 1982
Alexander Hamilton 2 - January 11, 1755
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 or January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790)  
Julia Morgan - January 20, 1872
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - January 27, 1756 
Jackie Robinson - January 31, 1919
Julia Dent Grant  (Wife of Ulysses S. Grant) - Jan 26, 1826
Berth Morisot (Artwork By) - January 14, 1841
Rosa Parks - Feb 4, 1913
Babe Ruth - Feb 6, 1895
Charles Dickens - Feb 7, 1812
Jules Verne - Feb 8, 1828
Lana Turner - Feb 8, 1921
Thomas Alva Edison - February 11, 1847 
Abraham Lincoln - Feb 12, 1809 2,
Louis C. Tiffany  (Artwork by) - February 18, 1848 
George Washington, Resource 2, 3, 4 - February 22, 1732
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 2 3 - February 25, 1841
Patricia Helen Heaton - March 4, 1958
Andrew Jackson - March 15, 1767
Pat Nixon (1st Lady to Richard Nixon) - March 16, 1912 
St. Patrick (March 17, sometime in the 5th century)
Harry Clarke (Artwork by) - March 17, 1889
Sandra Day O'Connor - March 26, 1930
Raphael -   March 28 or April 6, 1483
Vincent Van Gogh (artwork), Resource 2 3 - March 30, 1853
Doris Day (Actress) - April 3, 1922 or 1924
Charles Folkard (Artwork by) - April 6, 1878
Leonardo da Vinci 2 3 4(Artwork by) - April 15, 1452
Thomas Hart Benton (Self-portrait by) - April 15, 1889
William Shakespeare -  April 26, 1564
Audrey Hepburn - May 4, 1929
Pope John Paul II, 2 (born Karol Józef Wojtyla ) - May 18, 1920
Cassatt, Mary - May 22, 1844
Martha Wahsington (MN: Dandridge)  - June 13, 1731 – May 22, 1802
Lou Gherig - June 19, 1903
Phylicia Rashād - June 19, 1948
Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge 2 - June 21, 1982
Helen Keller - June 27, 1880
Thurgood Marshall - July 2, 1908
Gina Lollobrigida (Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida)- July 4, 1927
Annette Kellerman - 6 July 1886
Harriet Nelson - July 18, 1909
Nelson MandelaResource 2 - July 18, 1918
Edgar Degas 2 (Artwork by) - July 19, 1834
Thomas Eakins 2 - July 25, 1844
Harrison Fisher (Artwork Inspired by) -  July 27, 1875 or 1877
Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy Onassis - July 28, 1929
William Clark - (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838)
Barak Obama - August 4, 1961
Meriwether Lewis - August 18, 1774
Rosalyn Carter (First Lady to Jimmy Carter) - August 18, 1927 
Benjamin Harrison  - Aug 20, 1833
Lucy Ware Went Hayes (1st Lady to Rutherford B. Hayes - August 28, 1831)
Greta Garbo - September 18, 1905
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - Sept 26, 1936
H. G. Wells -  (Herbert George Wells) - September 21, 1866
Rutherford B. Hayes - Oct 4, 1822
Frederic Remington - Oct 4, 1861
Benjamin West - October 10, 1738
Christopher ColumbusResource 2  - Between 31 October 1450 and 30 October 1451
Roseanne Cherrie Barr - November 3, 1952
Doris Roberts - November 4, 1925
Captain James Cook - November 7, 1728
Claude MonetResource 23 (Oscar-Claude Monet) (Artwork by)  November 14, 1840
Zachary Taylor - November 24, 1784
Wallace Broecker - November 29, 1931
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) - November 30, 1835
Pope Francis 2, 3 (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) -  December 17, 1936
Mary Tyler Moore - December 29, 1936

UNSURE OF DAY - ONLY HAVE YEAR
Marco Polo - 1254 
Harriet Tubman -1822
Beatice Whitney Van Ness (Artwork) - 1888 (not sure of day)
Helen Jacobs - 1888
Paul Cézanne (Arwork by, including self-portrait), Artwork 2  - January 19, 1839



BY CATEGORY

Politicians, Crusaders, Rulers and Other Government and Political Figures:
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 or January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790)
Martha Wahsington (MN: Dandridge)  - June 13, 1731 – May 22, 1802
George Washington, Resource 2, 3 , 4 - February 22, 1732
Alexander Hamilton 2 - January 11, 1755
Andrew Jackson - March 15, 1767
Zachary Taylor - November 24, 1784
Abraham Lincoln  2, - Feb 12, 1809
Harriet Tubman -1822
Rutherford B. Hayes - Oct 4, 1822
Julia Dent Grant  (Wife of Ulysses S. Grant) - Jan 26, 1826
Lucy Ware Went Hayes (1st Lady to Rutherford B. Hayes - August 28, 1831)
Benjamin Harrison  - Aug 20, 1833
Thurgood Marshall - July 2, 1908
Pat Nixon (1st Lady to Richard Nixon) - March 16, 1912 
Rosa Parks - Feb 4, 1913
Nelson MandelaResource 2 - July 18, 1918
Rosalyn Carter (First Lady to Jimmy Carter) - August 18, 1927 
Martin Luther King - Jan 15, 1929
Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy Onassis - July 28, 1929 
Sandra Day O'Connor - March 26, 1930
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - Sept 26, 1936
Barak Obama - August 4, 1961
Kate Middleton, Duchess of CambridgeResource 2, 3, (Catherine Middleton) - January 9, 1982
Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge , 2 - June 21, 1982




Authors:
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) - November 30, 1835
H. G. Wells -  (Herbert George Wells) - September 21, 1866
Charles Dickens - Feb 7, 1812
Jules Verne - Feb 8, 1828

Artists and Craftspeople
Raphael  (Artwork by) -  April 6 or March 28, 1483
Benjamin West (Artwork by) - October 10, 1738
Leonardo da Vinci 2 3 4(Artwork by) - April 15, 1452
Edgar Degas 2 (Artwork by) - July 19, 1834
Paul Cézanne (Arwork by, including self-portrait), Artwork 2  - January 19, 1839
Cassatt, Mary - May 22, 1844
Frederic Remington - Oct 4, 1861
Harrison Fisher (Artwork Inspired by) -  July 27, 1875 or 1877 
Claude MonetResource 23 (Oscar-Claude Monet) (Artwork by)  November 14, 1840
Berth Morisot (Artwork By) - January 14, 1841
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 2 3 - February 25, 1841
Thomas Eakins 2 - July 25, 1844
Louis C. Tiffany  (Artwork by) - February 18, 1848 
Charles Folkard (Artwork by) - April 6, 1878
Helen Jacobs - 1888
Beatice Whitney Van Ness (Artwork by) - 1888
Harry Clarke (Artwork by) - March 17, 1889
Thomas Hart Benton (Self-portrait by) - April 15, 1889
Vincent Van Gogh (artwork), Resource 23 - March 30, 1853
William Shakespeare -  April 26, 1564
Julia Morgan (Architect) - January 20, 1872 


Inventors and Scientists
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 or January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790)  
Thomas Alva Edison - February 11, 1847
Wallace Broecker - November 29, 1931

Musicians and Composers
(Also see Entertainers...)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - January 27, 1756

Entertainers:
Annette Kellerman - 6 July 1886
Greta Garbo - September 18, 1905
Lana Turner - Feb 8, 1921
Doris Day (Actress) - April 3, 1922 or 1924
Doris Roberts - November 4, 1925
Gina Lollobrigida (Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida)- July 4, 1927
Audrey Hepburn - May 4, 1929
Mary Tyler Moore - December 29, 1936
Phylicia Rashād - June 19, 1948
Roseanne Cherrie Barr - November 3, 1952
Patricia Helen Heaton - March 4, 1958


Explorers/Adventurers
Marco Polo - 1254 
Christopher ColumbusResource 2  - Between 31 October 1450 and 30 October 1451
Captain James Cook - November 7, 1728
Meriwether Lewis - August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809
William Clark - (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838)


Sports Figures
Annette Kellerman - 6 July 1886
Jackie Robinson - January 31, 1919
Babe RuthFebruary 6, 1895
Lou Gherig - June 19, 1903

Religious Figures
St. Patrick (March 17, sometime in the 5th century)
Pope John Paul II, 2 (born Karol Józef Wojtyla ) - May 18, 1920
Pope Francis 2, 3 (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) -  December 17, 1936



Other/Misc.:
Helen Keller - June 27, 1880



TO PLACE:
Just haven't gotten around the looking up birthdates for...
Halle Berry
Angelina Jolie
Reese Witherspoon



If you know of other free history printables please leave a comment and let me know. 



Note to self:  To add: http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler/1103