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Devotion

Inductive Study for Kids, John 1:35-44

Simple Inductive Study for kids. Walking through the Gospel of John, verse by verse using inductive study tools.
This entry is part of 8 in the series Inductive Study for Kids

This week marks a turning point in the Gospel of John. It is the point where we turn our focus from John (the Baptist) to Jesus (the Light, the Lamb, the Son). It is getting exciting to see just how much our students have learned in the first part of the first chapter of John.

Annnddd….we are finished with chapter 1!! I mean, who would have thought it could take this long to go through ONE chapter? It feels like such an accomplishment to have made it this far. We should be able to pick up the pace a bit for a little while.

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Growing Up

Simple Classical Conversations Review

review Classical Conversations memory work easily with this simple schedule for success

A few years ago we joined the Classical Conversations community as a supplement to our homeschool. When we started homeschool, we started Classical Conversations. So at this point, our girls don’t know homeschool apart from CC. We are extremely happy with our choice of CC.

That is not to say there have not been some bumps along the way. And we are not doing any of the things (homeschooling, Classical Conversations, life) perfectly. But we have settled into a great groove with CC and have had many successes along the way.

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Growing Up

July 2019 Gathering

Gathering - morning time place mats for your kids. Finally get to the art study, hymns, and Bible memory work you have been wanting to get to, effortlesslessly
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Gathering

Since I finally settled on the idea of creating placemats for our Gathering (our morning time) a few months ago, we have enjoyed them as a family immensely! I toil on them as often as possible in an attempt to get all of this coming school year’s placemats created and ready to go…before the first day of school.

We are a modified year-round schooling family, so it is busy around here even in the summer. And June was a CRAZY busy month, filled with lots of unexpected adventures. I created our June placemats knowing that most of the time we would not be at home to enjoy them.

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Growing Up

Settling into a Simple Homeschool Routine

settling into homeschool routines the easy way -hope for homeschooling moms

I am a relatively organized person.  And I would have thought that would extend into my homeschooling experience.  But in the midst of starting homeschool for my girls I had two little ones underfoot.  Add to that the fact that homeschooling can be a complete upheaval of all homemaking routines. I spent the first 2 and a half years of homeschooling floundering without a sure foundation to ground us.  Every once in a while, we would settle into a homeschool routine.  And then life would shift and I would no longer have my feet underneath me.

It was, in short, a struggle.  Some things would get done regularly.  Other things would get put off for another day (Ahem…1st grade math…ahem).  And my kids knew that if they worked me hard enough, the whole day could be put off.  Often I felt like a homeschool mom failure.

As if the internal struggle wasn’t real enough, I also had two students who put up a MAJOR fight on most days just to get through the little bit we were getting done.  I understood that the early years of elementary learning are supposed to be loose, but this was not exactly what I pictured.  I needed a solution – on some days I thought I needed magic. Continue Reading

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