Monday, January 2, 2012

Back to School!

the Zkids are back to school today! Home school that is. We are rearranging our home school to fit around our schedule and not the other way around. Its been a challenge to figure out what works the best for our zildren but God is helping us to develop a Christ centered education that will bring glory to the Father. We are starting off in the mornings with 5 chapters of the Bible read to them and their blue section of word flashcards for the younger bunch. Then the older 5 will get out their spiral notebooks for Bible verse writing and work on their verse of the day which is on the these of the month. Our theme this month is Authority! So all of the verses will be about authority. They will write the verse or their part of the verse, depending on their age. Then they have to draw a picture depicting what they think of when they read the verse. They had a real good time. Mean while their twin brother and sister are on the computer learning their ABC's and 123's on starfall.com  At lunch we will work on math at the lunch table. WE will go over tables and different manipulatives so they can see the equations and later we will be adding math spiral notebooks to write these things in and make them fun.  At supper we will all say our passage of scripture that we are memorizing with Dad John 1:1-14.  In between there will be awards for doing their chores. We will be giving them time on Free Homeschooling websites.

We will be using a combination of lap booking and spiral note-booking this year. You can find a link about lap-booking on the Feeding Nine on a Dime website under Free Homeschooling as well.  I will try to take pictures and ask my DH to help me down load them for you on here so you can understand what we are doing better. I hope this sparks you creativity! You can make lap-books even if you are not a home schooler. It just a fun way to learn and express yourself.  Below are a few examples of the different kinds of lap books that can be added to any notebook.
flapbook    Circle Book

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3 comments:

Trish said...

Grreat Blog. Are all those kids yours? wonderful. I'm now following your blog. Hope you pop over to mine. :)

Mikki said...

Thanks so much for joining Flock Together this week at Mom’s Best Nest . I am now your happy follower and look forward to reading your posts.

Kasey @ TFOMplus2 said...

It sounds like you have organized a wonderful homeschooling day. I love that your Bible Memory is 14 verses! Such a powerful way to boost the mind and heart! Thank you for linking up! (sorry my button didn't work for you...I got it fixed now!}

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