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Bible Copy Work for Thanksgiving


  Bible memory verses about being thankful. Three verses per page choose from manuscript, cursive, or d’nealian.   Thankful Verses 1 Manuscript Thankful Verses 1 Cursive Thankful Verses 1 D’nealian Thankful Verses 2 Manuscript Thankful Verses 2 Cursive Thankful Verses 2 D’nealian Also see Preschool Printables for Thanksgiving Bible Verse Cards. Was the Feast of Tabernacles the First Thanksgiving? Read More »

Keepin’ It Real: Falling Behind in Homeschooling


  It’s the thing that no one likes to talk about, the dirty little secret that plagues a good number of us homeschoolers.  We don’t dare say it out loud to the “You’re Not Qualified to Teach” crowd, in fact you’ve been avoiding those people for some time now. I am talking about getting behind.  I’m talking about that time ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Links for Educators


The REAL Story of Thanksgiving (MP3)– Rush Limbaugh reads and adds to the story history books leave out. Thanksgiving Clip Art – Teachers Pay Teachers The Thanksgiving Story The story of the first Thanksgiving in America with Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians. Includes Bible verses. Thanksgiving Crafts for Children – Hundreds of  fun DIY crafts on Pinterest Thanksgiving Memory Verses and Copywork Bible memory verses about ... Read More »

The Impact of a Godly Parent


Charles Stanley’s powerful sermon this week is a must-see. Pastor’s Stanley’s stories of his godly mother and grandmother (with slide show of his family and home) will motivate and encourage you. View by clicking on the video or go here for more video options. Stanley’s  mother was NOT perfect; she was a humble yet wise mother. She was not educated, ... Read More »

Replacement Theology is Anti-Semitism


The question of the role of the Jewish people in the end times is a hot topic between denominations. Replacement Theology teaches that the Church has replaced the Jewish people and is now the "new Israel." Those promoting this theory believe God rejected the Jewish people because of their rejection of Christ. This doctrine is embedded in many Christian denominations. Read More »

Homeschool? What about Socialization?!


The number one question people ask homeschoolers is “Aren’t you worried about socialization?  I had the cartoon above made a few years ago that illustrates my feelings. Yes, homeschool children should have friends. But not just random friends. Homeschoolers have the opportunity for selective socialization. Parents can guide their children to other Christian families with like-minded morals and values. Most homeschool ... Read More »

Columbus Day Project, Video Links, and Clip Art


Sharing what we did for Columbus day with a list of Youtube videos and links for free clip art. It took about 45 minutes for my boys and I to make this digital scrapbook page for Columbus Day. After reading the book we brainstormed a list of facts to record. We began with a scrapbook template (starting with a template saves ... Read More »

Homeschool: One Needful Thing

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While we are teaching our children to study, research, and write, we need to remember that they are establishing and perfecting tools that they will one day use to God’s glory, depending on their unique, individual talents. Homeschoolers sometimes get so wrapped up in academics they forget the one needful thing. Remember the story of Mary and Martha Martha was ... Read More »

Go With the Strength You Have


The angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” Gideon replied in doubt and in an accusatory tone with questions: “But sir,” Gideon replied, “if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our fathers told us about when they said, ‘Did ... Read More »

Happy New Year! Free Rosh Hashanah Printable Card

Most Christians don’t know about the Fall Holidays of ancient Israel; Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and Tabernacles (Sukkoth). If the spring festivals so clearly prophesied the first coming of Messiah, it stands to reason that the fall festivals are also prophetic of His second coming. The way these holidays are celebrated reveals specific information of the way they will ... Read More »

Free Book Excerpts & Homeschool Lessons


We want to make sure you like our books before purchasing. We offer hundreds of pages of free homeschool lapbooks, worksheets, lesson plans, and other homeschool helps below. The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach  This book will instruct you, step by step, how to give your child a Bible-focused, comprehensive education from preschool through high school; one that will train ... Read More »

Full Quiver Humor: Top 12 Questions Large Families Receive

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I’ve gathered fun Q&A over the years from several quiver full moms. I’m looking at this list from a different perspective today. I was pregnant with my youngest son (#9) when I was 46! My husband and I went in to look at the pregnancy test and neither of us could read it. We both said, “You got your glasses?” ... Read More »

Creating a Personalized Spelling Notebook


Each time you notice a misspelled word in a student’s written work, write the word on a list for the student. (Remember to add misspelled words that the spell-checker finds in work written using a word processor.) If the word is again misspelled in written work, the student must add it to his/her Spelling Notebook. Instruction on creating a traditional ... Read More »

Free 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for your Children


I found the beautiful prayer infographic at   Teri Johnson found these 31 virtues were written by Bob Hostetler   and published by NavPress and had her graphic artist create this terrific infographic. If you sign up at her site you will get this free infographic and 31 daily emails to remind you to pray for your children. This infographic also lead me ... Read More »

Charlotte Mason Living Book Plan & Freebies


The Heart of Wisdom teaching approach is a four-year program consisting of several multi-level unit studies where each member of the family studies the same subject at the same time on their own individual level. This four-year rotation course gives each child three distinct exposures to each topic on their own level Read More »

15 Moms Explain Homeschooling with Babies or Toddlers


It has been a long time since I had toddlers in my house. This month I have my 4th daughter and one-year old granddaughter staying with us while I train my daughter to work for Heart of Wisdom. <<<—This is Scarlett at the library. Regina is 29 now but I vividly recall when she was a toddler, while I attempted to homeschool my ... Read More »

7 Simple Steps to Make a Lapbook


See the FREE blue booklet printables at the bottom of this post. My boys and I made this Wright Brothers Lapbook. This is a  simple and easy lapbook we completed in a few hours. This tutorial will walk you step by step how to make an easy lapbook. The simplest lapbook includes one main image in the center and surrounded by ... Read More »

Free Printable Workbox Tags


From the archives: We use the Workbox System by designed Sue Patrick to structure our school day. Homeschooling is so much easier I almost feel guilty. Our homeschool day flows without complaints.  If you are not familiar with the workbox system see the links at the bottom of this post. Our children absolutely love moving their workbox cards from  workbox to the ... Read More »

Homeschool Infographic


Great infographic on homeschooling! infographics are “graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.”According to this studies visual information — when presented clearly — trumped textual information by tenfold, and 90 percent of all information we remember was based on visual impact. Share this to spread the word on homeschool benefits. Source: ... Read More »

Scrapbook to Learn: Faster & Easier than Lapbooking


What’s faster than a lapbook, more fun than a book report, makes for super review and teaches computer skills while documenting learning? Digital Scrapbooking!   Digital Scrapbooking Overview Great for all ages and learning styles No mess! Digital scrapbooking is as much fun as lapbooking without all the scissors, glue, papers, and folders. Student retain information longer because they did something ... Read More »

List of Map Sites for Educators


Historical Maps Old Maps Online Images of Early Maps on the Web Links arranged by world region David Rumsey Collection Thousands of Historical Maps and Atlas World: Historical Maps American Geographical Society – Digital Map Collection Ancient World Mapping Center – Maps for Students Antique Maps (University of Florida) Antiquity A-la-carte (Ancient World Mapping Center, University of North Carolina) Blaeu Atlas 1659 ... Read More »

Charlotte Mason Approach Tweaked & Free Printables


Charlotte Mason was an educator in England during the nineteenth century, and her methods are currently experiencing a rebirth among American home schools. “Twaddle” and “living books” are terms coined by Mason. Download 8 x 10 printable Mason quotes at the bottom of this page. Tweaking Charlotte Mason Methods Robin Sampson, homeschool mother for 29 years and author of The Heart ... Read More »

Heart of Wisdom Unit Study Reviews


Here are just a few of the comments we have received about Heart of Wisdom Unit Studies. Please feel free to add your own below. If you agree with a review–please share via Facebook or Pinterest. Thank you.     The Science Units are wonderful as well, tying it all together in the creation order. We are just beginning the Wisdom ... Read More »

25+ Ways Teaching with Legos Can Improve Your Homeschool

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Who doesn’t love legos? OK, except when your the mom picking them up for the bizillionth time or the one stopping on one barefoot, which is almost as painful as childbirth. (Here is a quick science lesson on Why Stepping on a Lego Hurts So Much.) When your children are dreading school walk in with a container of bright colored building blocks ... Read More »

10 Ways to Use Index Cards in Your Homeschool


Index cards are  low-tech but super handy teaching tools. The cards are  small (3×5, 4×6, 5×8) and easy to carry around in your purse or pocket. Homeschool Index Card Uses 1. Bible Study Outlines Make key notes for a Bible book, chapter, story or Bible character. Download free printable Bible study cards here.  2. Timelines I made my first Index ... Read More »

God Has a Plan for Your Homeschool


I love teaching my children. I like reading to them, talking to them, asking questions, seeing things from their viewpoint, watching them discover. There was I time I didn’t love homeschooling–because I was swimming in fear and worry. But the years have passed and God has proven to me that He is sufficient and I can trust Him. I can ... Read More »

Top Ten Ways to Organize Your Homeschool


Homeschool books, supplies, chore lists, scheduling workboxes, oh my! How do you keep it all organized? Here are a few DIY ideas. 1.  Tin Cans or Cups Cover tin cans to organize markers, pencils, and crayons. Use coffee cans, soup cans, paint cans, etc 2. Coffee Cans Use these free coffee can labels to group small supplies. 3. Free Teaching ... Read More »

50 Ways to Put Fun in Your Homeschooling


Need a boost in your homeschool.? Are you struggling with feeling motivated to sit down and get to work? Twenty-nine years ago when I started homeschooling there were very few how-to books.  There certainly was no support nor Facebook, Pinterest or forums. Today we are blessed to be able to reach out for motivation. Here are 50 links to hands on motivating ... Read More »