Encourage to Learn

Today I learned a great, time-honored lesson. They will work harder if there is a payoff at the end. For each workbook we complete, we get a field trip. That is approximately 10 per year. Lifepac is set up in a way that makes your lessons and time management SO EASY!  Today, I wrote out their assignments, gathered all their books, notebooks, and pencils, and told them when they are done for the day, we will go spend the rest of the day at the bike park. It was sunny and

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70°. Needless to say, it took very little on my part and they were yelling “I’M DONE!”. Hooray! Not only did they get done and had play time to spare, but I got in a mile and a half hike! Now that is what I call a productive day!

Readers are learners, and learners are leaders!

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Curriculum explore

I want to take just a few minutes and let you reap the benefits of my research! I have been looking at all the possibilities for teaching Bible study to my 3 children, ages 8, 5, and 3. I have used Lifepac in the past, and really enjoyed the ease with which we spent our days. Basically, you have 10 workbooks for each subject, and approximately 10 months of school in a school year. So my basic goal has been to complete one workbook each month per subject. I have not been perfect, but I must say, she is pretty close.

This year. I am not able to go that route, so I have been exploring. This is my Bible choices I am currently mulling over.

1. Get Lifepac again, just one grade, and teach it to all 3 children

2. Get a good illustrated childrens Bible and discuss our Bible story orally

3. Foundations

4. Grapevine

5. Bible Study Guide

6. Print off free resources online and try notebook in

        –Calvary
        –Bible For Children
        –Kids Corner

If you have any other suggestion, just let me know!

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Readers are learners, and learners are leaders!

Happy Easter

Please remember to educate your children on the cross and resurrection. Open the discussion. Show them movies. Take them to plays. It’s no more violent than most of what they get on tv, video games, and the play ground. Our next generation needs to know who they are in Christ Jesus. Resurrection eggs are a great way to go through the story for small children. We took our children to a local Passion Play last night. They had rears in their eyes, but we’re on their feet clapping and cheering by the end. When it was over, my 5 year old looked at me and said, He did that for me? I am so thankful for my kids! Remember, you are raising up a nation! You are raising a man. A woman. Let’s raise them for Jesus!

Readers are learners, and learners are leaders!

Calling for Help

I am a grandmother of three children ages 8, 5, and 3. I am a preacher as well as my husband. I am looking for a good, comprehensive, Christian Bible study for my entire family to work through the Bible. My goal is to go from Genesis to Revelation in one year. I would like workbooks, intriguing questions, and thoughtful discussions. I am asking my fellow Home schoolers to help me in finding the best curriculum. I have searched and searched, until I feel like I have driven myself mad! So if you have a curriculum that you truly believe in, please comment below! I am open to all suggestions. I do ask that all suggestions be Christian based based,  Jesus centered, and giving glory to God. Thank you my friend!

Readers are learners, and learners are leaders!

Independance

This was my goal the entire time. How do you encourage somebody to have an inquisitive mind? How to get a person to yearn for knowlege? It is the same story in our walk with God. A person must not leave their entire biblical education to a pastor, teacher, or anyone else for that matter. Hunger and thirst! Long story short, I caught my daughter “self feeding” today! HOORAY! I tried to remain caimagelm and pretend not to motice, but I could have danced around the room. She picked up a book and read the entire book on her own. She was laughing and even read the book again to her little sister. Thank God!

Readers are learners, and learners are leaders!

Spaghetti Game Day

Every homeschool mom has had this kind of day. You throw out the rule book, put on a pot of spaghetti, and enjoy some simple games with the princes and princesses that walk at our feet. Candy land (a must!), memory (alphabet capital vs lowercase), and some good old dress up games, dolls and chase. Don’t be afraid to simply let your kids be kids. Sing on top of spaghetti all covered with cheese at the top of your lungs while playing ring around the rosie. We all must take a minute, and remind ourselves of one of the reasons we decided to homeschool in the first place. . . . . Love for our family. Put them first today. Maybe even go back to being a kid yourself! It will do you good.

Spaghetti song

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Readers are learners, and learners are leaders!

Pinnochio

I would have never dreamed it my little 8 year old princess chose Pinocchio to read today for our chapter book. It was a copy I found at Dirt Cheap, a local store. I bought it for $0.50! But the magnetic way it is arranged, talking to the reader in the first person, had her captivated. I must also add that she was very quick to point out every way it varied from the Disney Movie! We not only read our chapter today, but she insisted we read 3 more! She then proceeded to ask to read a chapter alone. Thank God I believe I have a book adoration in the process!

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Readers are learners, and learners are leaders!