As I reflect back on 2013 I thought I might share the top 5 posts from last year…
Number 5 of the top 5 blog posts is Teaching Writing in your homeschool
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
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.
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
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
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.Save money, time and get it done, go ahead and subscribe! Often my posts contain affiliate links. Affiliate link purchases help us to pay for this blog and for our curriculum. Thank you for using them when you are able.