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Visual Thesaurus

Click to view larger image. The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You’ll understand language in a powerful new way. Stumped for just that right phrase? Type in a term and watch as an interactive word map blossoms ... Read More »

30-day Honor Your Husband Challenge!

Christine at Fruit in Season started a terrific challenge. Read the entire post here. It’s a great way to be accountable and share. I hope all the new Heart of Wisdom bloggers join in. Here’s what you do: Choose a few small goals for yourself each week and make sure to post them on your blog. Write them on post-its ... Read More »

Instant Online Writing Prompts

A writing prompt is a statement that asks the students to write a paper about a specific topic. It defines the audience and purpose for writing. The list below from Creative Portal will help when you need an idea or a writing prompt or two to get your student in the writing mood. A writing prompt serves as a catalyst ... Read More »

Blogging 101 Blog

I created a new blog for Heart of Wisdom Bloggers. All Blogging 101 posts will be there to keep this blog homeschool oriented. You can subscribe via email for updates. Heart of Wisdom Bloggers are listed. Read More »

Think Quest

If you are using Heart of Wisdom unit studies you have probably visited a ThinkQuest site via HOW links. ThinkQuest inspires students to think, connect, create, and share. Students work in teams to build innovative and educational websites to share with the world. Along the way, they learn research, writing, teamwork, and technology skills and compete for prizes. Building a ... Read More »

Word Filled Wednesday

Click to view larger image I scrapbooked Psalms 34 in Photoshop with Scrapgirls.com Day to Day Life kit. Wordfilled Wednesday is a meme from 160 Acres Woods. The purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word through photo’s and a verse! For more daily memes see the Memes List Read More »

Marriage Monday – Roles

What is your definition of a traditional marriage? Do you consider yours to be traditional or contemporary? What scriptures do you turn to (if any) when determining your role in your marriage? Traditional, Biblical, my hubby is the head of our home (Eph. 5:22-3, 25, 33). I strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman. Being a Biblically submissive wife does ... Read More »

Teachers Xpress

Teacher’s Xpress describes itself as the “the education web for busy teachers. Find everything in one place”. It is a gateway to a wealth of useful information and resources, of especial value to teachers. This is a secular site. With the number of web pages more than doubling every 3 months, teachers need a fast way of finding interesting new ... Read More »

Homeschool Daze

We were reading from Acts this morning. Mom: Jesus told the disciples not to leave Jerusalem because He was going to give them a gift. Mom: What gift do you think it was? It was something very, very special. Boys: uummmmm [no response] Mom: I’ll give you a hint we read about it yesterday. David (7): A toad? Mom sighing: ... Read More »

Carnival of Homeschooling

A Blog Carnival is a type of blog event. It is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains links to other blog articles on the particular topic. ... Read More »

Heart of Wisdom Bible Study

Click for larger Image The Heart of Wisdom approach to Bible study is quite different than the typical “half hour in a workbook” approach. With our approach, as a family, you will use a chronological Bible reading plan daily, to read through the Bible each year. Our goals are Bible First: For homeschoolers to put the Bible first and make ... Read More »

Wordfilled Wednesday

I made this in Photoshop with brushes (light beams and a dove). I added this background to the Light Scrapbook Kit. Wordfilled Wednesday is a meme from 160 Acres Woods. The purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word through photo’s and a verse! For more daily memes see the Memes List Read More »

Using Web2.0 to Teach

This is part of a series of articles on Utilizing the Internet focusing on Web 2.0 communities. I’ll be discussing this topic much more in upcoming posts. For now this video from Teacher Tube may get you thinking about the possibilities. Read More »

Marriage Monday – Time

This Monday Marriage is about time. How do you spend your time? How much time is family time, couple times, and individual time? My husband retired last year so he’s around 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Retirement is one of life’s great milestones. It has been quite an adjustment. I begin to understand the phrase “too much ... Read More »

Del.icio.us Social Bookmarking – A Powerful Tool

This is part of a series of articles on Utilizing the Internet focusing on Web 2.0 communities. We begin with is a video (be patient, it takes a while to load but worth it) Del.icio.us in the Classroom   Del.icio.us is asocial bookmarking website, which means it is designed to allow you to store and share bookmarks on the web, ... Read More »

Wordfilled Wednesday

This is a tribute and prayer prompt for our troops. But alos a super encouragement to all Christians. I did not create this, I received it an email. Also see a tribute to My husband My Hero. The purpose of Word filled Wednesday meme is to share God’s word through photo’s and a verse. On a normal Wednesday you could ... Read More »

Google Alerts

This is part of a series of articles on Utilizing the Internet focusing on Web 2.0 communities. Google Alerts are emails automatically sent to you when there are new Google results for your search terms. Its almost like having a research secretary! Alerts results come from News, Web, Blogs, and Groups. You can use Google Alert to keep track of ... Read More »

Websurfing with Stumble Upon

This is part of a series of articles on Utilizing the Internet with Web2.0 communities. Channel surf the internet with the StumbleUpon toolbar to find great websites, videos, photos and more based on your interests–I use to find homeschool sites, Bible studies, and web design. You can use it to find things you that meet your interests. StumbleUpon learns what ... Read More »

Balancing the 3Rs and Bible

Telling a home- schooling parent to teach with a Bible focus is easy. Accomplishing that goal? That’s entirely different. It’s remarkably easy to get caught up in the 3Rs (Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic). We want our children to learn in a Christian setting, and we believe that these subjects are what they must learn. But what about the Bible? Isn’t ... Read More »

Wordfilled Wednesday

Click for larger image Wordfilled Wednesday is a meme from 160 Acres Woods. The purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word through photo’s and a verse! For more daily memes see the Memes List Read More »

Marriage Monday: Children

  If you have children, how has that changed you, your husband and the way you relate in your marriage? There was life before children? Oh yeah..I think I remember. Well, my hubby and I almost never argue—but when we do disagree, it has something to do with the children. We are each on the opposite ends of the discipline ... Read More »

Friday Meme

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I started a Friday meme. The description and prompts can be found here. Read More »

100 Years Ago

This morning, I received some of the U.S. Statistics for the Year 1907. As an aging baby boomer, I recently passed the half-century birthday (probably why my email was in extra large font). Isn’t it amazing how much things have changed. Our cell phone caring, net-surfing, children have a hard time understanding what life used to be like. Reading this ... Read More »

Feta Veggy Salad

This is our family favorite salad, we have it often. The ingredients vary as to what I have on hand. The minimum is Romain lettuce, raisins, and feta. Everything else is optional. No cooking unless you decide to add the asparagus. To make a full meal just add 2 cut up cooked chicken breast (roasted is best). Mix in a ... Read More »

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

These are very handy. My favotite is Ctrl+= to make the text larger on almost any page. Once you learn these your browsing will be super fast. Spacebar (page down) Shift-Spacebar (page up) Ctrl+F (find) Alt-N (find next) Ctrl+D (bookmark page) Ctrl+T (new tab) Ctrl+K (go to search box) Ctrl+L (go to address bar) Ctrl+= (increase text size) Ctrl+- (decrease ... Read More »

HOW Wins Excellence in Education Awards

The 2006 Excellence in Education Awards from The Old Schoolhouse magazine have been released. Here is how Heart of Wisdom placed: Best Resource Book: 2nd Place Most Unique: 2nd Place Bible Curriculum: 2nd Place Character Building: 3rd Place Thank you for voting! Read More »

Mango Salsa

One year in Florida on vacation we had Mago Salsa and loved it. I found this recipe at Simply Recipes. I tweaked the original recipe to our family’s tastes. Mango Slasa I found at the grocery store it too hot for my family. 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced (about 1 1/2 cup) (See: How to Cut a Mango) ... Read More »

Quick and Easy Fresh Asparagus

This is my favorite vegetable. As soon as asparagus comes in season we have it a few times a week. Fresh grated Parmesan is best but canned will do. Quick, easy, healthy and delicious! 1 bunch of medium sized asparagus, about 1 lb 2 Tbsp of the extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon lemon zest or ... Read More »

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