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Free Printable Thanksgiving Craft/Game

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Happy Thanksgiving Week Here is a gift that I hope will bring your family together for a few minutes to be grateful. Its a simple game can be played by all ages. You adhere leaves to a tree as you list things you are grateful for. The instructions include prompts for children that may have a hard time thinking of ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Movies, Crafts, & Freebie Printable

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I am grateful for you this season. Every Thanksgiving my children and I make treats for our neighbors. I made this Thanksgiving Blessing Tag you can download free at the bottom of this post. I also complied a list of educational Thanksgiving movies, crafts, clip art and more on Pinterest for teachers and homeschoolers. Please share on Facebook, Pinterest, and/or Google ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Tree Printables

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Get a few branches and rocks from the yard. Use the rocks to weigh down the vase (jar, cup). Print out leaves on colored paper. Cut out leaves and write thing they are thankful for on each leaf. Make it family tradition. Read More »

An Unplanned Delight-Directed Homeschool Day

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I teach using a combination of several different teaching methods for years and rarely think of them being different methods. Just as when I am fixing a meal I rarely think of the different methods used (chopping, mixing, blending, frying), I focus on the end result. This morning was a combination of unit study, delight-directed, writing to learn, and thematic studies. Here is a sample of our homeschool day. Our study took on a life of its own going in several unplanned directions (lessons running a muck is norm for us). Read More »

Was the Feast of Tabernacles the First Thanksgiving?

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The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long autumn harvest festival. The two days following the festival are separate holidays, Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah, but are commonly thought of as part of the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles was the final and most important holiday of the year. The importance of this festival is indicated by the statement, “This ... Read More »

Messiah Revealed in Feat of Tabernacles (Sukkoth)

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Jesus is the Living Water Our spiritual thirst cannot be quenched with anything less than Christ. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life (John 4:14). Jesus Washes Away Our Sins Jesus is ... Read More »

Sukkot or Tabernacles in Bible Times

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As The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) approached, the entire Jewish nation started making preparations. Work crews were sent to repair roads and bridges for the thousands of pilgrims coming to Jerusalem. During the festival many Jews eat (and sleep, as well) in the booths or huts, which are built in the five days between Yom Kippur and this festival. The ... Read More »

Sukkot or Tabernacles Traditions

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The services in the synagogue today are modeled after the ancient services in the temple (see Feast of Tabernacles in Bible Times). Sacrifices are no longer performed since the time of the destruction of the temple. It is usual practice to build and decorate the booth (sukkah). In the United States, Jews usually hang dried squash and corn in the sukkah ... Read More »

Lessons from Sukkot

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This year Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles 2014 begins in the evening of Wednesday, October 16. It is a time to give thanks. God is Our Shelter This holiday reminds us not to hold too tightly to material things. We live in a very materialistic age. When the Israelites were wanderers in the desert, they all lived in tents-–rich and ... Read More »

How to Build a Sukkah

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The Bible instruction just says “Build a sukkah (or booth).” Rabbis have added  details about size, materials, location, etc. You only need to follow the Bible instructions. You can use any scrap lumber you have available, pitch your tent, or use old sheets to create an adventure for your children (attach tarps with bungee cords to your deck or swing ... Read More »

The Bible Project: Video Through the Entire Bible

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Have you seen the Bible Project? They provide a video for every book of the Bible that outlines its structure and design and how it fits into the entire biblical story. The Bible Project is not part of any specific Christian denomination or tradition. The Bible Project is a full-time labor of love made up of artists, illustrators, designers, supporters ... Read More »

Important Things You Need to Know About Wisdom

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The attributes of wisdom from God (truth, kindness, mercy, reason, without partiality) is 180 degrees from the world’s wisdom standards (power, position, privilege, prestige, self seeking). There is a major protest against the public school system among Christians today, but it is leveled almost exclusively at moral problems. There is very little question of the meaning and importance of intelligence, ... Read More »

Free Memory Cards & Family Reward Chart

Get FREE Bible memorization cards, scripture memory reward chart, and coloring sheets plus FREE chapters from the books I Can Learn the Bible and The Joshua Code! 52 Scriptures Every Kid Should Know  Faith Gateway is  giving away a whole set of Bible memory printables. You just need to signup for their emails to receive all of these for free: Scripture Memorization Cards Bible Verse ... Read More »

Free Printable Bible Study Index Cards

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The Bible Worksheets have been very popular. We wanted to make these available in index card size also. One page includes all three Bible study cards: Bible Passage, Bible Event, and Bible Character. Print on card stock for index card quality. Store in recipe or index card box. Index card dividers are available in office supply stores. Download Bible Study ... Read More »

Free Key Bible Worksheet Printable

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This Key Worksheet can be used for a Bible Chapter or passage. Document Key People, Key Subject, Key Words (Inductive), Application, and Conclusion. Bible study should involve note taking. Whether it is answering questions, rewriting a verse, or making a list; writing helps us to slow down and focus. Bible Journal Key Worksheet Download the black and white for coloring or ... Read More »

Homeschool 101 Infographic

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Did you know over 66% of homeschoolers graduate college? Or that the number 1 and 2 reason for homeschool are safety and religion? Here is a great infographic on homeschool. Visit SchoolingSOS.com  to learn more. Read More »

Free Printable Stickers & St Patrick Unit Study & Video

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Christian Books and Bibles Knowledge Quest is offering a free 5-day unit study on St. Patrick. You can spread this out by doing two lessons each week or you can take the week off from some of your traditional textbooks and dig right into the life of Saint Patrick. Kidnapped, Confused, Enslaved… Together with your children, learn the intriguing story of ... Read More »

Organize Your Homeschool with Free Trello Lists

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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, menu plans, and home life. Trello’s user interface features a ... Read More »

Most Popular Post

Did you miss any popular post? Here is a list by category for a quick year in review. Top Posts An Unplanned Delight-Directed Homeschool Day Are You Prepared for Self Control? (Have You Ever Had One of Those Days?) Did You Lose it With Your Children Again?  We Can Rejoice in Weakness  Classical Education?? An Easy Way to Make Homeschool ... Read More »

Taking Every Thought Captive

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How do you think good and praiseworthy things in the midst of turmoil, when you have been wronged, when life is overwhelming, when the dog has an accident on your rug, when there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done and your mother-in-law drops in unannounced with housekeeping advice? Read More »

Bible Copy Work for Thanksgiving

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  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

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  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

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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

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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 »

How Do You Do It All? & Free Printable

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Homeschool moms juggle so many tasks and responsibilities every day, effective time management is absolutely critical. Below I give you what works for me. Warning: I had to have open heart surgery at age 51, so think twice before taking any of my advice. Read More »

Replacement Theology is Anti-Semitism

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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?!

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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

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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 »

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