February 24, 2009

Garden of Praise is adding FREE online and printable tests for the biographies.

You will need to register and get a code to use the tests in your classes. Each biography will have 20 multiple choice questions.
Your students can take the tests on the computer, the computer will grade them, and you can print out the grades.
We hope it will be very helpful to you and save a lot of grading time.

This is a sample of the online tests : George Washington (Write your name and use the code 0000 to take the test.)

There is also a printable test for Washington

We will be adding to the Online Tests in the coming days. We plan to have tests for all the biographies.

You can also now leave comments and suggestions on different pages of the website.

We have six new stories about Women of the Bible.
All the online and printable activities are free for you to use.

Noah's Wife

Rebekah, Wife of Isaac

Rachel, Favored wife of Jacob

Leah, Unloved wife of Jacob

Jochebed, Mother of Moses

Pharaoh's Daughter, Who found Moses in the Nile River

The Garden of Praise Bible Songs and Hymns is completed and you can order it here. It contains all the songs for the Bible stories and there are two CDs of acapella music to accompany the book.

I would like to recommend the Spanish lessons at Visual Link Spanish.
I used these lessons with groups of children in a Spanish computer lab in 2004.
They enjoyed the sessions and learned a lot from the lessons.
Each class met twice a week for 20 minutes. There were classes for students from kindergarten through 5th grade.
The lessons worked especially well with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

This Spanish program paired with the accompanying quizzes at Quia (shown below) proved to be an effective learning tool.
The "Spanish Phrases" test relates directly to the lessons at Visual Link Spanish

Spanish Numbers

Parts of the Head

Days and Months in Spanish

Shapes in Spanish

Spanish Phrases

A Personal Note

I know economic times are hard for many right now. We are thankful we have this opportunity to supply your educational needs without charge to you.

Both of our sons and sons-in-law have jobs now. One of our son-in-laws was out of work for several months and I have a foster son who is desperate for work right now. We pray this crisis will not be too prolonged.

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