“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors. -Deuteronomy 11:18-21
These verses have been words that ring in my ears very regularly as we go through our days at home. I had a sweet friend who had scripture written all around her house, on windows, mirrors, on her fridge, on scrap papers…everywhere. I LOVED that! verse 20 says just that: write them on your doorposts! Write God’s word down, have it everywhere, always to see. It’s amazing what kids will remember and retain. I have been amazed and slightly dumfounded at how much my 3 year old can remember! We have done a verse a week and just say it over and over and wow! It not only has been great for our kids but for ME! Our “D” verse has been repeated, reminded, corrected and talked about on way more than one occasion: (Do ALL things without complaining and grumbling. Philippians 2:14) (and that goes for the kids and for ME!) I made up a little booklet/flashcards of our memory verses as a helpful way to remind ourselves of our verses…
I’d love to share this with you! Feel free to print and use anyway you would like! memory verse cards
Oh man, do you ever have one of those days when you wish time would just FREEZE? The other night we were watching Where the Wild Things are…Ben had been reading the book to the kids, so they were excited to see the movie. Almost immediately Boston went searching for a costume to wear while watching the movie. Here’s ‘Max’:
With homeschooling I am with the kids ALL day, every day, 7 days a week. That is A-LOT! But that also means that they are with each other everyday, all day, 7 days a week. Yup, there’s fighting, ohhhh yes we get tired of each other but I have got to say it is what I LOVE about having the privilege of teaching my kids. They are each others best friend (all be it sometimes worst enemy as well). Our goal is not to just have them share toys, not hit each other, not fight but to LOVE each other, to be friends not just siblings. How sad I would be if after 18 years of living together they left our home and weren’t friends. Our weeks are long, and tiring and spent together 100% of the time and I sure would love to freeze a lot of these moments….Here’s a small glimpse into why I love our long, tiring days and wouldn’t trade it for ANYTHING!:
Dancing during a break…
My view all day, everyday 🙂
Bible lesson…(obviously Daddy was in charge because I never allow sitting on the TABLE!) 🙂
I’ve been so excited to finally get into this study with Brooklyn. I’ve heard such great things about Apologia and how they teach in such a clear, practical great way. Ben teaches the kids Creation to Christ and they love it. I had been feeling that we could be doing a bit more with Brooklyn specifically. This seemed like a great fit. Simply (yet SO SO utterly important) WHO is God?? Shouldn’t we be crystal clear on WHO it is that we are placing our life, and faith into!? I want my kids to be just as clear in the WHO that we are trusting not just the what. Here’s a summary of the study:
“Our children are bombarded daily with competing messages. Every song, movie, book, TV show, blog, and game is full of ideas — ideas about God, people, truth, beauty, and right and wrong. Not all of these ideas are true. Some are deceptive and even destructive. The What We Believe series helps children learn to discern the truth by using God’s Word as a lens through which to view the world around them — to see everything the way God sees it.”
you can find more about this study here:
We love anything we can do with magnets in our preschool. I have loved the pom-pom magnets from: www.confessionsofahomeschool.com such a fun and cute idea!! We love them. I’ve had a TON of glass pebbles for counting, sorting, etc and thought i’d make them magnets. I happened to have sheets of tiny stickers beside me as I was making these and thought id see what it looked like with the sticker…Ohhhh! they were cute, I had to make more! I think i’ll try to make some ABC ones sometime….Dollar Store here I come! 🙂
Check out other great ideas over at Preschool Corner for your preschooler!
Okay this is one of those ideas that I had to put into practice ASAP! I had seen this idea a while back and never got around to doing it, until I came across it again the other day. My almost 7 year old is the queen of notes, scribbles, pictures, scraps of paper with scribbled love notes left all around the house. She is a writer. So of coarse this sweet idea goes right along with what she loves most.