Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bible Curriculum

I am planning on ordering this Bible Curriculum for the kids this fall.  I really like the concept that it has of stick figures!  I can make stick figures!  My plan is while they are reading is I can make the art...oops I mean stick figures! LOL I think this would be a great visual!  Or maybe the older two can make the stick figures as they read :)  Those that teach retain 60% better!  So please visit Grapevine (button on the right) and see which level would fit your family dynamics!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Belize is our first country!

I am not a big fan of Wikipedia as the majority of the information is user placed.  Sometimes the information isn't double checked and I wouldn't want anyone to get wrong impressions.  In college, there was no way we would be allowed to reference or cite anything from wiki.
Today we are starting our country studies in coordination with our Olympics studies.  I found that it was the easiest for the younger to kids to use with their kindle fire.
Through the Homeshare website I used the petals form for the lapbooking of countries.
Today we worked on the country of Belize.  In each petal they wrote the following information:
1. Capital
2. Population
3. Religion
4. Military
5. Language spoken
6. Government

In the middle they wrote the name of the country then drew a picture of the country's flag.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2012 Summer Olympics...Homeschool style!

I have been looking for some ideas to implement the exciting Olympics into our curriculum!  HomeSchoolShare has made it possible for us to make lapbooks while we enjoy watching!  This will be for the younger two kids.  And a great way for others to start their school year if they are just getting started!
Here is the website's library list:

Eric Liddell: Something Greater than Gold – Janet Benge
Eric Liddell: Olympian and Missionary – Ellen W. Caughey
The Flying Scotsman – Sally Magnusson
Hour of the Olympics – Mary Pope Osbourne
Ancient Greece and the Olympics – Mary Pope Osbourne
Olympics – Chris Oxlade
Olympics! – B.G HennesseySwifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics by Sue Macy