You know that feeling you get after you read one of those flashy, gaudy books to your kid? Something of a mix between, Boy, I actually feel dumber now, and Can I just throw this away?
You know the type of book I'm talking about, right? The pictures aren't exactly art, and the prose is... well... Dumb.
Not exactly the stuff that makes you want to read to your kids, is it? Read on to find out the wonderful, simple solution...
Jesus was weird.
Seriously. He didn't host regularly scheduled holy productions or use the latest curriculum. In fact, Jesus totally ignored many of the things we believe you "need" to do to teach kids/people about God...
My kids and I have gradually moved into a very, very book driven form of history study.
I love the fact that I can give them a subject and then let them explore what fascinates them most. They journal about their work, but still require a good bit of prompting to do so (those blank pages can be intimidating)!
So today I'm introducing my new series of study journals, It's About Time! These history studies are designed for use with a living books approach (such as Charlotte Mason, Classical, or Whole-Hearted Learning).
So, for those of you interested, the first one is about U.S. Presidents.
Feedback and suggestions for other units would be totally welcome.
I'm going the printed route (with Amazon), but I am curious if parents would like a printable PDF option... Let me know in the comments, please!
It's About Time! Presidents
Immerse your student in the history of the U.S. Presidency. Encourage your young historian to journal what they find most fascinating as they learn from living books.
This study includes 6 weeks of prompted pages to help your students:
Get ready to raid your local library and journal your way through Presidential History!
*The Junior version is geared toward Young or Reluctant Writers.
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"I need to be alone, Mama, okay?"
Normally I'm fine if one of my kiddos need a few minutes to themself. But this one caught me off guard. We were doing school on the porch, cruising a long with math, and one of the boys needed something from his school drawer.
Ten seconds later I heard that weak little voice and the request for alone time. Not good, I thought. I had the others stay at the porch, where I could hear them, and went inside. One look told me something was wrong...
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