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6 Types of Notebooks { Homeschool Notebooking Pages }

6 Types of Notebooks { Homeschool Notebooking Pages }

Notebooks are an integral part of the Biblical Principle approach. So, let’s talk about some different kinds of  homeschool notebooks and homeschool notebooking pages. Bible Notebooks What about a Bible Notebook? How would you start a Bible Notebook? Start at the beginning. If your kids are little, find a good storybook of Bible stories. Let… Continue Reading

How to Use Reading Journals to Help Teach Writing

How to Use Reading Journals to Help Teach Writing

Why should you use reading journals with your students? Personally, I believe reading journals are an excellent way to have your students interact with their readings and improve their writing at the same time.  Whether your kids are six or sixteen they can write about what they read and begin their journal writing programs.  Let… Continue Reading

How to Write an Essay

How to Write an Essay

A few years ago I reviewed an excellent resource to teach your kids how to write an essay. I thought you might like to watch my video review to see if it’s a good fit for your family. If you’d like to know more about how to write an essay with IEW Elegant Essay, click… Continue Reading

Cut Out the Busywork . . . try Notebooking

Cut Out the Busywork . . . try Notebooking

From guest blogger, Debra Reed http://HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com/notebooking-sale Before notebooking, our school days were chocked full of a variety of learning activities and curricula, but the learning was so dry and dull. By the end of the day, and I mean the-END-of-the-day, the kids were wiped out and so was I. Do you have days like these?… Continue Reading

How You Can Use Bible Journaling in Your Homeschool

How You Can Use Bible Journaling in Your Homeschool

A few days ago I shared a really cool new resource to inspire creativity in your Bible study. I can’t wait to get mine. In the meantime, here are some ideas I’m considering with my own Illustrated Faith Kit. 1. Girls Night Out Plan a girls night out with your daughters. Invite another family or… Continue Reading

3 Epiphany Traditions from our Family

3 Epiphany Traditions from our Family

Actually, I didn’t know what Epiphany was until our kids were older. Even so, we formed some family traditions that I’ve continued. We also had some Epiphany traditions that I didn’t even realize we were doing. Christmas Thank You Notes We used the time between Christmas & Epiphany to learn thankfulness.  Our kids wrote thank… Continue Reading

Help! How Do I Teach Writing

Help! How Do I Teach Writing

Do you have to teach writing this year? Are you unsure how to teach writing? Wondering if you’ll teach writing correctly? Not sure how much writing your kids should be doing at different ages? That’s exactly what I’ll be covering next Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9 – 10:30 pm EDT / 8-9:30pm CDT / 7-8:30pm… Continue Reading

More Thanksgiving Activities for Kids {Weekend Links}

More Thanksgiving Activities for Kids {Weekend Links}

I found more Thanksgiving Activities for Kids that you can use in your homeschool this week.  Enjoy! Click on any image for more details. Question: How will your family celebrate Thanksgiving next week? You can leave a comment by clicking here. NOTE: This post may contain affiliate links…. Continue Reading

Homeschool Thanksgiving Activities for Kids {Weekend Links & 30 Days of Thanks}

Homeschool Thanksgiving Activities for Kids {Weekend Links & 30 Days of Thanks}

This weekend, I’m sharing some fun Thanksgiving activities for kids – ones you can integrate into your homeschool. Let us know if you have other fun Thanksgiving activities.  BONUS ITEM:  OK…this isn’t exactly a homeschooling idea, but I love the easy, free printable you can use to give your hubby. Question: What thanksgiving activities for… Continue Reading

April Fool’s Day Pranks {Weekend Links}

April Fool’s Day Pranks {Weekend Links}

Before I share some fun April Fool’s Day pranks & ideas, you must read this article right now.  Don’t pass Go.  Read it now! 18 Reasons Why Doctors and Lawyers Homeschool Their Children This is one of the best articles I’ve read in awhile about reasons to homeschool. Be sure to read her addendum that… Continue Reading