Author Archive for Robin

Robin has been homeschooling for twenty years. Her and husband Ronnie have a “yours, mine, and ours” blended family of eleven children and thirteen grandchildren. Robin wrote"The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach" and many other homeschol helps.

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My Second Favorite Book of All Time

This is my favorite Bible study tool. I totally agree with Dr. Ed Hindson who said, “If I could give only two books to a new Christian, one would be the Bible and the other would be this book.” Great lapbook tool.

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Bible Scrapbook Kit

Remember the felt boards and characters–this is the upgrade for the digital age!

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Sample of a Delight Directed Homeschool Day

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).

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What Do I Need to Get Started with Heart of Wisdom?

Begin by praying for wisdom. God will lead you. Those whom He calls, He equips. He knows what your children will face in the future, and He will give you what you need to educate them in the way they need to be educated. Trust God for what you need. When we rely on Him, […]

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How Do You Teach Grades K-3?

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach can be used for all ages. The HOWTA book includes recommendations for all grade levels. The Heart of Wisdom unit studies were designed for grades 4-12. The first unit in our history series, Adam to Abraham, was revised to include resources for all ages. Many families are adapting the […]

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Creation Unit Study

Many Christians fail to realize that the events of Genesis are literal, are historical (particularly Genesis 1-11), and are foundational to all Christian doctrine. All Biblical doctrines of theology, directly or indirectly, ultimately have their basis in the book of Genesis.

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Is Heart of Wisdom for You?

We have completed several polls concerning the Heart of Wisdom teaching approach, and the results show the top reasons why homeschoolers choose or reject Heart of Wisdom’s materials

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Concern Over Hebrew Ways?

A lot of Christians investigating Heart of Wisdom show concern about our focus on the Hebrew people and methods. Why? Well, it is somewhat normal to react this way– It’s the same as the wrath of a mother bear protecting her baby out of love. We don’t want anything to take away from the perfect […]

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What the Bible Says…Cookbook

Join biblical health author Hope Egan and lifelong healthy eater Amy Cataldo as they unveil the long-awaited follow-up to What the Bible Says about Healthy Living.

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Free Bible Story Lapbook

This is actually a File Folder Game or a mini lapbook posted on my blog (posting here too so it won’t be missed). Everything you need to make this lapbook is available to download below. A coloring page goes on the front of the folder. Inside is a game board and two pockets. One pocket […]

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Free Hebrew Roots Book Excerpts

Each of these is a must have for your Hebrew roots library! Dr. John Garr is one of the most balance authors in this area.

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Hundreds of Free Lapbooks & Unit Studies

There is no one more qualified to write homeschool curricula than a homeschool mom. Homeschool Share (HSS) is a on-line cooperative effort of several homeschooling moms to provide free but quality literature-based unit studies and resources.

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Over 2000 Free Audio & Videos

LearnOutLoud.com offers over 2000 free audio and video titles. This directory features free audio books, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and many other great free audio and video resources. Most audio titles can be downloaded in digital formats such as MP3 and most video titles are available to stream online.

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Printable Rulers

Download the PFD file to print out a disposable ruler. Better yet, print it on cardstock and laminate it. I made several and use extras s book marks. Disable any “print to size” options when printing.

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Free Bible Worksheets

Students develop excellence in achievement by completing the worksheets ; they develop diligence by continually practicing clarity, accuracy, relevance, prioritizing, consistency, depth, and breadth through writing activities.

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Four-Step Bible Lessons

There are four basic steps to the HOW approach. The amount of time for each step will vary from a few minutes to a an hour or more depending on the activities chosen. These four steps teach to all four learning styles and both brain hemispheres. Studies show that this four-step method motivates students to comprehend the material better and retain the information longer.

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Chronologically Bible Storying

Seventy five percent of the Bible is story. Jesus taught with stories. Heart of Wisdom recommends you put Bible first in every homeschool day. It is astounding that homeschooler being homeschooling for religious reasons yet little of the Bible actually gets studied.  The Word of God is only sprinkled into a school day, like a […]

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How Do You Teach Multi-Ages?

Unit studies are especially beneficial if you are teaching more then one child. If you are teaching three children each seven different subjects using textbooks and workbooks – that’s a WHOPPING twenty one subjects to prepare and teach.

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Charlotte Mason & HOW 4-Year Plan

I’m using the Charlotte Mason approach and want to follow Heart of Wisdom’s 4-Year Plan. What books do you recommend? Do you have a list? Yes, …

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Bible Study: Outline Example

Outlining a book of the Bible or a Bible story is an excellent way to get overview. To make an outline you can either group the outline by subject, or by paragraphs. Here is example of a Bible story outline using the story of The Twelve Spies.

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Free Homeschool Unit Study Daily Planner

This this Unit Study Daily Planner focuses on the most important part of your day: Bible time. List your daily Bible reading and have students listen for the key charters, key concepts and key location. There is also a place to plan your day in 30 minute increments, a section for copy work, resource page numbers, notes, assignments for math and language assignments and more all one one page.

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Creating A Bible Portfolio

Bible portfolio is used to store the student’s work as you read through the Bible each year. It will include writing assignments, artwork, small collections, letters, photos, brochures, maps, etc.

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Homeschooling Outside the Books

Not all learning comes in a book. Much of what our children learn comes from watching us (scary huh?). Here is a collection of photos from the non-book learning-Charlotte Mason side of our homeschool. Homeschool Photos Because Pictures Speak Louder than Words You can’t look at these images and believe these children are missing out […]

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Lapbooks & Scrapbooks Make Learning Fun!

Lapbooking and Scrapbooking are the rage in the homeschooling community. Both are creative and fun ways to learn and retain information. A Lapbook is a collection of small booklets organized in a shutter-folded file folder . Scrapbooking can be down with paper or digitally on the computer. So much is available to print from the […]