We use a variety of resources during our morning Bible time, but this past year I purchased a book that has become a favorite in our home. A Child’s Book of Character Building by Ron and Rebekah Coriell is a compilation of short stories that highlight Christ-like character traits. It is designed for ages three to seven, but you could possibly use it with a slightly older
Many people today think that memorization is unimportant. They argue that anything that they need to know, they can look up on-line. But can a person be truly educated if he doesn’t “know” anything? I think not. We need knowledge in order to understand new concepts. Critical thinking programs are wasted if there is no foundation of knowledge to build upon. The writer has nothing
Teaching Textbooks: Math can be your friend too! Math is the one subject that can make my children cry in my house! To tell the truth it is the subject that I least enjoy teaching. When one of my sons started having trouble in math I started shopping around for a new math program. I was looking for a program that I can stick with all the way through high
This is the second of a three part series to answer why, how, and what in regards to Principle Approach education. As I mentioned in the previous article, Principle Approach is a Philosophy, my purpose of education is to give my children life and hope. I want their character to be formed, so they are prepared to achieve all God has for them. I want them to love learning and worship
As a homeschooling Mom one of my happiest jobs has been teaching my children to read, and one reason it has been such a positive experience for me and my children is a wonderful reading curriculum called Reading Made Easy. When I began thinking about what I wanted in a reading curriculum, I knew that something natural and conversational would be the best choice for my
Our family enjoys lapbooking. We don’t use lapbooks for every single unit we complete, but I like to find two or three really good lapbooking units to use throughout the school year. I find my self going to Hands of a Child quite often when looking for the perfect fit for our lapbooking needs. Their units are typically thorough, easy to implement and well organized.
Sue Patrick’s Workbox System© has quickly become a favorite organizational strategy among homeschoolers. With the Workbox System©, homeschool students can manage their school day independently, complete more activities each day, and stay on task. Because the purpose of this article is to provide ideas and resources for users of the System, I would like to just offer a summary of the program. Please visit Sue
Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Kim Solga can be seen around the homeschooling world quite a bit and I know a lot of different programs recommend it for a study of great artists. Jackson Pollock-Action Splatter Things I Like About Discovering Great Artists: The chart in the front