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Homeschool: What People Think I Do / What I Really Do

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Note all the friends, social skills and no overalls in photos of our homeschool. Computer Skills Straw Shooting 101 (You thought we miss this important lesson because we don’t go to school! Wrong!) Home Economics Fractions Horse Back Riding (animal husbandry) Tom Sawyer Unit Study (Literature) Civil Air Patrol (community service) Horse Driving (animal husbandry) Horse Driving (animal husbandry- the science ... Read More »

God Has a Plan for Your Homeschool

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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 »

Free Delight Directed Homeschool Download

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Delight-directed study places students in charge of their own learning, helping them find something they want to accomplish. The delight-directed method uses natural curiosity to motivate the student. The student acquires basic concepts of learning (reading, reasoning, writing, researching, etc.) during the process of examining the topic of interest. Less control can lead to more learning. All children love to ... Read More »

Homeschool Planning: How Would Jesus Schedule?

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In previous posts I have asked you to rethink your beliefs about knowledge and education. Now I’m asking asking you to consider another paradigm shift—to rethink scheduling. How Would Jesus Schedule? Jesus had obvious long-term goals but He practiced daily as a responder. He prayed daily and allowed the needs of the people around Him to set His agenda. He ... Read More »

Homeschool Direction: A Wisdom Parable

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Once upon a time there was a village far away in a remote location, which had experienced a hard year of severe weather. A group of missionaries worried that the villagers’ crude huts would not be able to withstand the strong weather any longer. The missionaries wanted to help by taking supplies to the village, but there were no accessible ... Read More »

YouTube Education Videos for Homeschool

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Bookmark this page you will want to come back Educational Video Youtube & Other Collections Edudemic.com gives a list of the top 100 video sites specifically designed for education, these collections make it easy to find video learning resources. TeacherTube: This YouTube for teachers is an amazing resource for finding educationally-focused videos to share with your classroom. You can find videos uploaded ... Read More »

When Prayer Was Taken Out of School

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In 1962, the Court examined a simple twenty-two word prayer, first used to negate prayer in schools: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our country.” This simple prayer, said by children, acknowledged God. Americans’ indifference allowed the removal of prayer from our schools. This is but ... Read More »

Effectively Deal with the Terrible Twos

Facts You MUST Understand if you are Ever Going to Effectively Deal with the Terrible Twos or Children Behavior Problems Behavior is driven by Emotion, NOT Logic. This is fundamental to everything, including understanding toddler behavior. Behavior, for any person of any age, is determined by their emotional state. People ACT from their emotions, and they later JUSTIFY their actions ... Read More »

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

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The Heart of Wisdom teaching approach creates lesson plans using Charlotte Mason’s methods, and teaching to the four learning styles (the Four-Step Lessons). It’s a new, creative way to organize and utilize Charlotte Mason’s unique methods.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 ... Read More »

Steps to Organizing Your Home Library

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How to set up your library so that your reading flourishes. I got the idea of how to organize my home library from the book Little Guide To Your Well-Read Life. He first suggest diving books into unread (Library of Candidates) and read (Living Library), All our books are spread out through out the house on shelves in different rooms. ... Read More »

Amazing Reading Program! Children Reading at 2 Years-Old

  The boy pictured can read an entire Level 1 book at 2 years and 4 months. Jim and Elena, proud parents of three wonderful children developed the  Children Learning Reading method. It is a simple, step-by-step program that will help parents teach their children to read  in about 15 minutes a day in just 12 weeks. Children as young as two or ... Read More »

Learn Hebrew, Much Faster!

Below is a very interesting message from Seth Young, one of the world’s most prolific Hebrew teachers Shalom. My name is Seth Young. Tens of thousands of students currently learn Hebrew via my webinars, CDs, web sites, email lists, Facebook groups and Facebook applications. But I have a little “secret” to share with you. I did NOT learn Hebrew as a ... Read More »

300 Online Learning Games for Grades K-5

Lets face it, children love to play games on the computer or Tablet. K5 Stars is a place you can be happy about your child’s time with an electronic device. With over 300 games to chose from you can zero in on your children’s weak areas or let them practice and get ahead while they are are having fun (and staying busy) ... Read More »

Free Printable Clip Chart Behavior System

Here’s a great idea to start out the new school year! I was looking at a some behavior charts to help discourage grumbling during school work and chores. I found the Clip Chart Behavior Set up. I like it because it focuses on both positive and negative. It is designed for school use so I made one that is more ... Read More »

50 States in 50 Days with Bunny Trails

This year, our homeschool focus is 50 States in 50 days with Bunny Trails. All the links are now on Pinterest   Every day, we study a “State of the Day,”  then we branch off into a Delight Directed bunny trail. This was not my original plan for this year, it just developed (see evolution of this plan here).   Quick Summary: 1. ... Read More »

Get Organized with Trello Lists

I am a list maker so I fell in love with Trello,  a free collaboration tool that organizes your project lists into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. I use Trello to organize my work, hobbies, and home life. Trello’s user interface features a basic virtual ... Read More »

Honor Your Mother, Even When it’s Hard

Mothers are precious gifts to their families, and the value of a godly mother is beyond measure. In the fifth commandment, Honor your mother and father (Exodus 20:12, 21:17), the word “honor” is to obey, to revere, to speak kindly to, to speak and think well of. ” For God said, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh ... Read More »

What’s Your Foundation?

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Is your faith is based on church attendance, homeschooling, Scripture memorization,reading a certain Bible, Calvinism, or other “good” works or denomination? Pride in “we don’t smoke, drink, cuss, chew or go to movies” is a house built on sand with a crashing waves approaching. Take a minute to examine your foundation. Do you depend on God or your works? Legalism is ... Read More »

Should Homeschoolers Teach Logic?

Logic and rhetoric are extremely popular and enthusiastically sought after by those in the homeschool community. But how important are logic and rhetoric? How much weight should they have in our homeschool day? Logic is a skill or a tool like a hammer. A hammer can be used to build something useful or as a murder weapon. The words logic, ... Read More »

Ultimate Homeschool Pinterest Party

  –> Follow Curriculum Choice’s Homeschool Organization board! Visit these ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn @ Daze of Adventure Toni @ The Happy Housewife Staci @ Motherhood on a Dime Tricia @ Hodgepodge  My Pinterest Homeschool Boards Follow Robin Sampson’s board Homeschool: Heart of Wisdom on Pinterest. Follow Robin Sampson’s board Homeschool: Bible on Pinterest.   Follow Robin Sampson’s board Homeschool: Free on Pinterest. Follow Robin Sampson’s ... Read More »

A Journey Home: Homeschool in TN to Israel

About a dozen years ago my family attended church with the Waller family in TN. We were all excited about learning about the Bible holidays and Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Tommy and Sherri are one of the sweetest, most caring couples I have ever known. The Lord is doing a powerful work in their lives. Franklin Springs made ... Read More »

Make the Bible Come Alive: Build a Tabernacle Model

When we began homeschooling (over 20 years ago), we built a model Tabernacle with Popsicle sticks, glue, paint and bits of fabric. It was one of the things that sparked my interest in our the Old Testament portraits of Christ. There are several kit models you can get to make your own Tabernacle. Read More »

A Christian’s View of World of Warcraft

Introduction to World of Warcraft Note: Title was changed from A Christian View of World of Warcraft to A Christian’s View of World of Warcraft because I don’t represent all Christians. If you haven’t heard of the World of Warcraft game, you or your children will. The popularity of this game is mind blowing–over 1oo million people are playing worldwide, (ONE ... Read More »

Free Speech for All Americans Except Christians??

Our boys watch Duck Dynasty. I was happy to find a wholesome show that promotes family and God. The patriarch of the show Phil Robertson was suspended by  A&E becasue he quoted Scripture in a magazine interview.  This is an opportunity to speak up. Free speech is an American right for all–including Christians! Share the photo below and sign the ... Read More »

Everyone Has a Worldview: Do You Know Yours?

God expects His people to seek earnestly for the truth. As the Apostle Paul faced the humanists of his day, so the faithful and aware Christian must, if he is truly to follow Christ, face the humanists of our day. Our children will eventually be in company with those taught totally humanistic values in the public school system. If our ... Read More »

Easy No Bake Thanksgiving Cookies

Time to decorate for Thanksgiving and start gathering recipes. These cookies have been our family tradition for over 25 years now. Making them is a special time the children look forward to every Thanksgiving. Giving them to neighbors and friends is just as fun. No Bake Chocolate Turkey Cookies Ingredients: Fudge Striped Cookies Chocolate bonbons (Christmas candy aisle at Walmart) ... Read More »

Using Kindle for Reluctant Readers

If you have a struggling reader try the encouraging them with Amazon’s Kindle.  Readers can listen to the audio (text to speech) while following the text. Twenty minutes a day really helps. Immersion Reading With the newer Kindles you can listen to the professionally narrated Audible audiobook simultaneously with real-time word highlighting. Immersion Reading is a revolutionary innovation that will support ... Read More »