Top 5 blog posts of 2013

As I reflect back on 2013 I thought I might share the top 5 posts from last year…

top 5 posts

Number 5 of the top 5 blog posts is Teaching Writing in your homeschool

top 5 blog posts writing

I was surprised about how many comments I received about being afraid of teaching IEW so I thought I might follow up last weeks post with a post on how we teach IEW here.

First of all make sure you are sitting down because you are not going to believe this  because I know I didn’t when I first heard of it,  but we write a paper every 5 -8 days. Yes, you read that correctly!

Number 4 of the top 5 blog posts is Teaching IEW without Tears

 

teach writing

So we use IEW for writing and this post is mostly about the teaching of IEW to our 3rd & 5th graders. This year we combined  IEW’s SWI-A and IEW History Based writing Middle Ages because we are studying the Middle Ages in Mystery of History Volume II.

3. Teaching Children to Memorize Scripture

Bible memory

How did the young children come to know the Father and why does the word of God live in the young men? I think of Timothy and his mother and grandmother Eunice and Lois who were full of the Holy Spirit and poured God’s word into Timothy.

Number 3 of the top 5 blog posts is Scripture Memory 

One of our priorities in school and family life is both Bible reading and Character development. We start when the children are really young and normally the first thing I teach them around the age of 2 1/2  (yes, you read that right I said 2 1/2)  is Ephesians 6:1 :

Number 2 of the top 5 blog posts is How to plan your Homeschool Year

well planned homeschool

So for several years we have simply started & stopped school in a sort of willy-nilly fashion. One year I completely gave up on having any kind of schedule, that was when dear Bubba was hospitalized 5 times in 12 months.

Number 1 of the top 5 blog posts is  Frugal Stocking Stuffers

stockingssuffers for kids

I have run across a few lists of frugal stocking stuffers for kids. Well, over here we have a $5 maximum for each of the 5 kid stockings that we stuff, for a total of $25. Additionally, our goal is to reach the hearts of our children with the love of Jesus so random cheap stuff just won’t do. So here is a list of some of the things we have used to stuff stockings to the “ohhhs & ahhhs” of the children.

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Aspired Living

Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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