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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Confessions of A Homeschooler Blog Planner Review

Now that I am a part of the Mosaics Review Team we recently had a choice of blog planners to use as our practice review. These were free and I had more than a few to choose from. I picked Confessions of a Homeschoolers Blog Planner. It was created by Erica. I am not usually one to use planners (I am a "spur of the moment" kind of gal) but this planner was really pretty.

                                                                                                                                                           Each month is a different color and at the end of each month there is a place for post ideas and Giveaway/Review information. It is available in two different forms. You can choose which one you prefer. I chose this one. And though I don't usually use planners I think this one was great. It was simple to use and only about 30 pages.

Erica also has many other printables to choose from. Just go to here site www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com

Thursday, February 14, 2013

God's Word In My Heart Review

Thank you for joining me here today. I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day.

I recently had the opportunity to review God's Word In My Heart, a scripture memory guide with memory verses by Jenn Thorson of The Purposeful Mom. I have used various methods to try and teach my children and also myself scripture. It is difficult for me to memorize things sometimes and challenging for my children as well. This book is different. Not only does it have verses to memorize but there are sing alongs to go with the verses too. There are also links to other activties to do along with the verses. Thats already three things to help your kids remember them. It doesn't stop there. There is lots more.

Fun for all ages from babies to high school Jenn gives plenty of ideas on how to teach these verses to your children. Parents benefit as well. You can use it as a family for your daily devotions.

My daughter loves to color and draw so she especially enjoyed the coloring pages link. Very good selection and didn't cost anything. You just lick on the link, click what you choose and you can print them out. So easy. I hope this book will bless you as well.

You can get yours today by clicking on the button on the right in the sidebar.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Now that the 100th day of school has come and gone how is it going? Are you happy with your curriculum? Do you want to ditch it and try something else? Tweek it a bit? There is no "perfect" curriculum out there. That is what is so wondeful about homeschooling. You can fit it to how your child learns best and at his or her own pace. Sometimes you will find that your child will be in different levels in various subjects and thats ok. Most important is to find out what kind of learner he or she is. Then build from that. My son is a visual, auditory and kinthesic learner. So he learns by watching, hearing and touching. Hands on activites are a must. Learning CDs/cassetts are another thing that helps him learn. With my daughter I am still trying to figure out how she learns best. She loves to draw so lots of that is going on in between lessons. Here are a few books and websites that have helped me.

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell

Kidzmet www.kidzmet.com

How to Homeschool the Challenging Child by Christine Fields

These were a Godsend. I hope they will help you as well.