Do you celebrate Reformation Day as a Christian? If you don’t, you should! We began celebrating Reformation Day when our kids were little. It began as an alternative to celebrating Halloween but as I have learned more about the historical events that shaped the Protestant Church, I have come to treasure this month with my kids. It allows us to spend an entire month deeply entrenched in Church History and the Gospel. There’s nothing much better than that, am I right?! The 5 Solas Hand Garland Craft Each year I try to come up with a new, fun craft to do to with the kids. Last year we made The 5 Solas Hand Garland. We talked about each of the … Read more
Download your FREE Five Solas Coloring Pages to make your Reformation Day even more fun! Do you celebrate Reformation Day? If you haven’t, now is the year to begin. It is the 500th year anniversary of the day it all began. We began celebrating Reformation Day when our kids were little. It started as an alternative to celebrating Halloween but as I have learned more about the historical events that shaped the Protestant Church, I have come to treasure this month with my kids. It allows us to spend an entire month deeply entrenched in Church History and the Gospel. There’s nothing much better than that, am I right?! As you can see we have a lot of fun too! … Read more
Brainy Days of October October is on our doorstep and it feels like just yesterday September was beginning. Where does the time go? I certainly hope you had fun with last month’s edition of Brainy Days. If you don’t know what I am talking about then hop on over to grab it today! Brainy Days is a fun way to wake up to learning while having fun. Who doesn’t love a low stress and high entertaining quiz? Use it with one child, all the kids, or use it for writing prompts. This month will inspire the same laughter, if not more, than last month!
Are you seeing any learning gaps in your child’s education? Maybe you are just looking for a fun way to review lessons from day to day. Do you have a special needs student that requires a more multi-sensory approach for learning? Review games are a fun way to make learning interesting and energizing. This approach to your child’s lessons will also help the information transition from just being taught to actually understood. Learning through play and experience is a valuable layer to any education and the primary way that especially younger children learn best. Below are some review game ideas for your Homeschool. There are creative ideas for grades Pre-K all the way up through High School! Review Games for … Read more
Have you ever come across this question as a mom? “People keep saying that college isn’t necessary to have a quality life. Do you feel like college is a non-negotiable in your child’s education?” I got this question just this morning, and it really made me think. I honestly believe that college is not the priority, but honing a valuable and marketable skill is. That is what we have seen in our life. My husband’s degree has done nothing for him as it was in “classical studies”. He had to start at the bottom in a random company and prove himself worthy and skilled and was able to rise up because of his initiative and ability to adapt and self-teach. … Read more
Is your child a reluctant writer? The writing process involves planning, drafting, revising, editing, and finally a completed version. Students must consider grammar, spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure, and an overall flow while coming up with ideas on a topic they often are not attached to. Combine all of this with a red pencil and the stress alone will induce writer’s block. 5 Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Writer 1. Encourage Thoughts First. If your child insists that crossing the Serengeti would be easier than drafting a sentence you may need to change your approach. Instead of asking for sentences, ask your child to write down thoughts. In essence, you want your child to free write. Freewriting means writing without the … Read more