Since I didn’t have time to complete my article for this section today, I’ve decided instead to send you some fabulous links that I’ve found lately.
For instance, I’m a big fan of Robin Sampson at Heart of Wisdom. Here are some great things she’s posted recently:
- Ten Best Dollar-Store Deals – Sometimes I feel guilty buying things at the Dollar Store, because they weren’t on my “list.” (I’m such a list person.) But IF I have the money in my budget (for after all, it doesn’t “save money” to spend money I don’t have), then these deals are really great for homeschooling and home.
- 15 Minute Cleanup Checklists – No kidding, just today, I tried to make lists like these on my computer. What an answer to prayer to find them already made online. After several months of pregnancy, bed rest, and recovery, we’ve got a little cleaning to do at our house!
- Read the Entire Bible in 90 Days – I’d love to do this. I might not make it, but even if I read it all in 180 days, that would still be great.
- 10 Super Index Card Ideas for Homeschooling – This will get your brain going! What else could index cards be used for? House cleaning? Budgeting? Ways to bless your husband? Verses to memorize? Healthy food preparation? I’m a big fan of index cards, but I’d love to get some bright colors like she uses!
Other great websites I’ve seen recently:
- I0 Things to Do with Your Child Before Age 10 – At the advice of a friend, my husband gave me the book Teaching the Trivium for a gift. What a fabulous book! I can’t put it down! Here is an excerpt from chapter 11.
- Wonders of the World – This is a great website for teaching history and geography. I want to beef up our geography learning this school year, and my children and I have enjoyed this website.
- Free Lapbooks – When you don’t have time to be creative and put your own unit studies together, you’ll really appreciate the massive number of lapbooks at this site. I’m working through the “Ancient Greece” lapbook now.
That’s enough for today. I have more… but what if I need to do this again next week? 🙂 (In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our many resources at Homeschooling Bible!)
Robin Sampson says
Thanks for the shout out. Just read you post on What does the Bible say about a woman’s priorities- super! Tweeted it. Off to visit your health bog.
I’ve done that 90-day challenge…WHEN I was a young adult (pre-marriage & pre-kids) and had something called TIME : )
It was good to go thru the whole of Scripture in such a short time. But it also was hard for me to just read and learn and hear the Holy Spirit instead of just reading to get the little box checked off. (Ten minutes later, even 10 seconds later, could I remember what I just read?) Task-Oriented-Super-List-Maker people like myself need to find other ways to read Scripture : )
Anne Elliott says
Laura, I’m finding this is true already! First, I’m struggling with the time… or maybe the shortage of sleep with a new baby in the house has me struggling to keep my eyes open as I read. Also, you’re so right about wanting to check off the little box. So what “other ways” are you using as you read Scripture?
I just read a little and chew on what I read, sometimes write out a verse or two on graph paper so that I can break it down into what it’s saying…sort of like diagramming sentences. This is the list-maker in me coming out, lol.
This is hit & miss, especially with young kids in the house, so many interruptions and like you, a little sleep deprivation with a baby. Sometimes, the only Bible I get is from devotions with the kids (Foundations, a little plug there!) I’m not even getting much from church because I’m so busy with the kids, keeping them quiet so that *everyone else* can hear without being distracted, lol.
I’ve tried listening to the Bible as well, but my mind wanders or, like in reading, fall asleep.
Just a stage in life, I tell myself. When the kids are older, I’ll have more time to devote to studying and reading.