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Archives for May 2011

Tips for Bible Memory

(from Appendix A of our Foundations Bible Curriculum)

Our tips for memorizing verses each day are based on the following principles:

  1. It’s easier to memorize a verse if you know what it means.  That’s why we spend the first day of each week talking about what the verse means. 

A Week of History Lesson Planning

On my blog and in my new book, Biblical Home Education, I wrote about a method of lesson planning that we use in our homeschooling, which I call the “Hear, Learn, Keep, Do” method, after Deuteronomy 5:1,

“And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them” (KJV).

NEW BOOK: Biblical Home Education

With countless choices of homeschooling curriculum on the market, it can be extremely difficult to evaluate which ones are biblical — and which ones aren’t!

I’ve been doing a lot of writing this past year on a biblical homeschooling philosophy. I’m excited to release this now as an eBook, perfect for new homeschoolers and veterans alike!

My Homeschool Planning Notebook

We’ve been talking about how to organize our school rooms, so today I thought I’d show you the real key to my homeschooling sanity organization — my planning notebook.

Way back when, when I first started homeschooling our oldest son, I tried using planning software, such as Edu-Track and Homeschool Tracker.

How to Survive Clutter in a One-Room Homeschool

In an ideal world, we would all have rooms in our homes that we could devote solely to homeschooling. We’d have plenty of space, plenty of bookshelves, and plenty of roomy cabinets. We’d have space on the walls for maps and charts, and we’d have a comfy corner for reading, cuddling, and projects.