Remember the felt boards and characters–this is the upgrade for the digital age!
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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.
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).
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]