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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. 

Bible Memory Freebie…

My friend Diane, from Gentle Shepherd Curriculum, is offering a very nice freebie right now on her website. It’s a 57-page ebook of Bible memory passages. Each passage of Scripture is written in a large, italic font. She has intended for children to copy the verses in their best penmanship into their notebooks each day, but I’m also thinking that I, the mother, could print these and place them in my notebook to review orally with my children each day.

Bible Curriculum That Is Anti-Bible?

Several weeks ago, I first heard about a Bible curriculum by Peter Enns, published by Peace Hill Press, the publishing arm of The Well-Trained Mind. Since so many homeschoolers are “classical” in style, this really made my ears perk up.

Bible Knowledge and Memorization

This post was originally written February 5, 2010…

Today I’d like to take a minute to answer some email questions I have received about Bible memorization.

When your children memorize verses, do they memorize the reference as well?  Do you require them to?  

Homeschooling, Adam Clarke Style – Part 2

Note: Last week, I started a two-part discussion from a commentary note by Adam Clarke, originally published in the early 1800s. He wrote the following about Deuteronomy 6:25, with what I feel is about the most excellent summary of homeschooling philosophy I’ve ever read.

Homeschooling, Adam Clarke style… (Adam who?!)

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Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible, originally published in the early 1800s, has an interesting note on Deuteronomy 6:25. It is about the most excellent summary of homeschooling philosophy I’ve ever read. I can’t stop thinking about it.

These Are the Days of Elijah… (a post for mothers)

In the excellent parenting book, “Don’t Make Me Count to Three!”, author Ginger Plowman compares my job as a parent with John the Baptist. (She calls us “Joan the Baptist,” LOL!) Why does she do that?

Jesus says, in Matthew 11:14, that John was “the Elijah who was to come.” Who was Elijah the prophet?

Celebrating Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication

Thanks to reader Shoshanna for writing this for us!

Hanukkah means dedication, so it is known as the Feast of Dedication (or re-dedication), and it is also known as the Festival of Lights.  It is not a commanded feast, but it is fun, and there is a lot to learn from it as well, so why not celebrate it? 

Passover Teaching Ideas

Passover is next week, and I wanted to share some of the fun ideas our family uses to prepare for and celebrate this biblical holiday. Exodus 12:24-27 tells us that one of the reasons we are to celebrate this feast is so that we can teach our children.

Simchat Torah

This coming week, our family will be joining in on the traditional Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, which means “Rejoicing in the Torah.”

As Wikipedia explains, this holiday celebrates the completion of another year of reading through the Torah.