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When Prayer Was Taken Out of School

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

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

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 »

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 »

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?

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fighter Verses: Super Bible App

I recenty put the FIghter Verese app on my Kindle and iPhone. What a terrfific resource! It is a super tool to to help you memorise with all kinds of goodies for a few dollars. This collection of verses is called “Fighter Verses” in recognition of the spiritual battle we are called to fight. Their web site reflects the following ... Read More »

Fall: Time for an Apple Unit Study

This is the perfect time of year to study apples. There are sommany spiritual lessons from God’s creation! Use the links below to do an apple unit study, go on a apple orchard field trip or virtual field trip, watch videos, print worksheets and coloring pages. Apple Orchard Field Trip If You can’t Visit an Apple Orchard Try a Virtual ... 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 »

Books from My Personal Library

I’ve been purging thousands of book from my personal library. I shipped hundreds from my personal library to Amazon see them here. I shipped hundreds of books to single homeschool moms and I still have thousands of books left! Box of Book for Sale: First Come First Serve I have hundreds of books boxed up I was going to donate to the ... Read More »

Organizing Homeschool Area with Book Crates

Homeschoolers are notorious book hoarders. I own way too many books to keep in one room much less one small homeschool area. So I use crates to tote books from room to room. Our “school room” is the dining room table. It looks like a schoolroom. We are homeschoolers, this is our lifestyle. My home will never look like a magazine ... Read More »

Free Homeschool Downloads

Ever bought a book and been disappointed? 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 ... Read More »

Free Ebooks for Kindle from Your Library

I love using Overdrive. With a library card you can download ebooks and audio books FREE. Just signin to Overdrive,  for your search for your library and type in your library card number. Then you will have access free eBooks, YAY! Best yet, no fines, the ebooks automatically return themselves. Download FreeKindle eBook Explaining Overdrive Listen to audiobooks. Enjoy your ... Read More »

Debra Strayer: Surrounded by His Glory

The homeschool community has suffered a great loss this week.  Debra Strayer, homeschool mother,  author, and mentor to many, died unexpectedly in Alabama Saturday night. She and Greg had just finished serving at the homeschool convention where she was invited to speak. They were excited to celebrate their anniversary with reservations for Sunday night to stay at the hotel where they spent ... Read More »

Free Audio Book: Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible

More than 4,000,000 copies of Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible have been distributed since its publication. It  includes 168 Bible stories from Genesis to Revelation. Now y0u can download the MP3 or iTunes audio for your children to listen to on the computer, iPhone, iPod or other audio player. Some years ago, the editor of an English magazine sent a communication ... Read More »

Kingdom Centered Curriculum

  The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach: Bible-Based Homeschooling The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach is for all homeschoolers who want to make the Bible the center of their school day. This giant 500+ page book provides you with the methods, program, and resources for a course of study where students spend half the school day studying God’s Word and the ... Read More »

3000 Free Kindle eBooks and Free Audio Books

BooksShouldBeFree.com. offers thousands of free audio books that you can download in several ebook formats (computer, Kindle, epub, text, etc)  and several audio formats (mp3, iPod, and iTunes) format for your portable audio player. You can gather your children around the Kindle, computer, phone or mp3 player for story time. Years ago, homeschooling my oldest children I bartered homeschool books for $300 worth of audio ... Read More »

eReader Stats for Pleasure and Homeschool

e-reader ownership is growing. It’s easier to comprehend (and retain) statistical data when it’s presented to us in the form of the ever-popular inforgraphic. The graphic below, by the way, comes from Schools.com. Get a Kindle here. See Free Kindle Books here. Courtesy of: Schools.com Courtesy of: Schools.com Read More »