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Cultivate Time to Hear Him

Teaching children to have a daily quiet time yields so many benefits! This year build some solace into your homeschool day where everyone reaps rewards. Allow children to rest for an hour a day in their rooms or a special nook (regardless of age!) Using it for  Bible reading, reflection or quiet play teaches them to slow down and builds into them a habit our Savior had of retreating from the noise and crowds of the day. It's in this time we hear His voice of guidance, creativity or affirmation.

Homeschooling for Jesus

 
It was during the first few years of homeschooling when I met an extraordinary young lady. She was creative. She was mature. She was vivacious and responsible. And she was only 14!
 
As with most of us married with children, I didn’t go out often (something I would heartily change if I did it all over again!). But when I did, I wanted to leave my children in a wholesome and safe environment.  I had already experienced the downside of leaving my children with girls who came highly recommended from a nearby Christian school.

Hook Kids on Writing!

Summer is a great time for instilling a fun journaling activity with your children. Buy or have them decorate a notebook with stickers or magazine pictures. Then, have them journal in it as a fictitious character. Perhaps a summertime pirate adventure, camping or mystery story!Have them draw a map where the buried treasure is hidden.Let their imaginations run wild and praise everything they write, regardless of grammar and spelling.Pretty soon you'llfind your children  HOOKED ON WRITING!

Tips for Teaching Success

Try a few tips: Let kids write about what they love! Don't hover over them and correct grammar and spelling, let this time be one of creativity. With a few simple guidelines you can have your children writing and loving it in no time!

Try adding fun activities to your writing time, like making something that would go along with the story. Perhaps a fun recipe that will be included. Most kids enjoy cooking and boys are no exception! I love the book, Westward HO! My son loved making the portable soup and biscuits recipe

Wholesome new book coming for tweens!

Trust, Hope, and the Power of Prayer. Callie's Contest of Courage coming this summer for tweens! Sign up for our newsletter to be first to hear of releases!

Holiday Kids Crafts and Recipes

With the holidays coming, sign up for our fun kids crafts and recipes! Sign up to receive notice of postings on Homeschool Resource Page.

The Holidays are Coming!

Holiday Crafts! Sign up to receive our newsletter and receive a fun and kid-friendly craft starting Nov 1st-Dec20

Great Writing Tips for All School Age Children

Check out my blog post at Homeschool Convention on Writing Tips for Homeschoolers. There is something posted for every age-filled with practical advice! Check it out!
http://www.homeschoolconvention.com/blog/conquering
-the-scary-seas-of-creative-writing/ post here.

Writing Helps /Handouts

Check out the free handouts on Homeschool Resources Page for character, dialogue,and plot handouts. These tools will help take out the frustration of Creative Writing and cause your little writer to blossom!
I would love to hear your questions and challenges...

Building a Setting

Build an interesting setting: On a sheet of paper have your students make a list of the five senses: sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch. Then have them list at least five things in each category that they would find in their setting. I like to make it a contest and time them and see who can come up with the most in each category.