"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. ~Prov. 16:9~

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Our 10th year Homeschooling!

Why did it just dawn on me that I didn't post last year's homeschool plans :/ (I'll just give a few updates on last year in this post). Well we're officially at the point where I can say we've been homeschooling for a decade. WOW!!! Praise God we've made it this far. Workboxes are still part of son's regular routine for organizational purposes. What do we have in the boxes this year?  Keep reading and I'll share that with you.

Bible- The Most Important thing You'll Ever Study. We're on Vol.2 and still Notebooking with it as well.

Math- Math U See Pre-Algebra (as I've stated in the past, we’re a little behind in Math but it’s okay because we’re working at his pace).

Language Arts- We finally finished Easy Grammar Plus last year. We're moving on to Grammar of Poetry and reading "The Story of English" by Robert McCrum, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil. I have the books for GoP but not the videos. I'm trying to find some to buy used or we'll just do the monthly streaming on their website as a cheaper route. We need these videos since my son is a visual learning. He won't thrive off just doing text/workbook alone.

Since writing is not one of his strengthens we'll dive into Jump In to see how he does with that. We'll also read and discuss a book called "Powerful Proofreading Skills" by Debra A. Smith and Helen R. Sutton.

We’re halfway done with the last of Sequential Spelling which is book 7. We'll go ahead and complete this. He goes through these pretty fast so we'll be done with it before Thanksgiving :-)

Social Studies/History- Since this is election year we're notebooking all about the process helping him to understand why voting is important and understanding the political platform and policies of the candidates. We're still working on the notebook we started about how our government works on all levels (state, federal, ect.). All that he learns this year will be added to this notebook as well. We also have Around the World in 180 Days. He may want to do some of that as well. I know it seems like a lot of  Social Studies but he LOVES learning History and Geography (just like Science) so long as he wants to learn he's allowed to do to his hearts content.

As for the war studies we started before, he has one more he wants to learn about so that will be covered this year as well.

Economics- We're doing Economics for Everybody. Not the monthly subscription from the link. We already have the books and videos here.

Science- We finally finished Apologia’s: Exploring Creation with General Science 2 last year. He really enjoyed it. This year he'll do Apologia’s: Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2.

Health/P.E.- We finished his health studies and finally his P.E. last year. He has 1/2 credit in Health and a full credit in P.E. YAY!!!

Life Skills- Complete daily chores, learn simply cooking skills, do laundry, iron clothes, ect,

Foreign Language- We finished up with Visual Latin 2 last year so he has his Foreign Language credit. YAY!!!

This pretty much sums up our year. As you can see there's lots of learning going on and a harder work load for him. In the end what matters is that he's in God’s Will for his life. Thanks for reading. May God bless you and your families school year too!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Homeschooling Items 4 Sale

Are you in need of any schooling materials for the upcoming school year? I have here a list of items we no longer need. Trying to clear it all out to make space. These are coming from a pet free and non smoking home. I prefer Paypal for payments. Shipping is already included in the prices (marked ppd) unless you live outside the U.S. Prices shown are the full total you'll owe. To help you even further I will apply discounts by combining orders (no extra shipping costs). If you are interested in any of these, please let me know in the comments below. I added pictures with links of the products to help you decide. Thanks for looking :-)

Easy Grammar Plus: Book is in good condition with no writing. This is the Teacher Manual. Each lesson is on the right side and the answers are on the left side. The book is really thick. I'm asking $24 ppd

AVKO Sequential Spelling: Teacher's Manuals 5, 6, & 7. I do not have the Student Response books for these. All pages are clean. I'm asking $18 ppd for the whole set or $6.50 ppd individually.

Apologia General Science 2nd Edition: This is the full course on CD-ROM with Tests & Solutions. It's still in great condition. I'm asking $40 ppd

Math Tutor DVD: Word Problems and Algebra 2 CD's: Great condition. I'm asking $20 ppd bought together or $13 ppd separately.

Amazing Science: 2 DVD's, Great condition. I'm asking $10 ppd

Peterson's Directed Handwriting: Grade 3-is in good condition and no writing. The only thing not in this set are the pencils. I'm asking $10.50 ppd

Spears Art Studio: Grades K-8 CD in PDF format. I'm asking $16 ppd

Pearson's MyWorld Social Studies: The Growth of Our Country, Grade 5B. Complete Homeschool Bundle. I have the student book, teachers resource library, the myStory Video on DVD-ROM, and parent guide. The pages are clean and the disk are in great shape. I'm asking $25 ppd

One Minute Reader: Level 1 Ready, Set, Orange! starter kit. Everything is still in the box and it's in great condition except for the pencil which was used for the hot and cold scoring. The scoring book has already been used so I won't include that but the instructions for its use is in front of the readers. I'm including the Purple-Disasters book too. For the whole set I'm asking $13 ppd


Books: You can teach your child Successfully and The Missing Link:Found. I'm asking $5 ppd.

Scruble Cube Word Game/Puzzle: I could not find the company link for this so I used another one. This is still in great condition. Everything is in the box it came in. I'm asking $11.50 ppd 

I have a United States Activity Atlas. All the markers still work but the little cloth that came with it got worn out so we just used tissue to wipe clean. I'm asking $5 ppd for this.

I have this set of Abeka Dot cards, gently used addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division flash cards, and Little Panda Soft-to-Touch book. It’s in great condition and good for Preschool age children. I'm asking $5 ppd.

*This pack has several items for elementary ages:

Smart Slates Writing-Alphabet and Smart Slates Colors-Shapes-Counting. These are for ages 5+. They are write-on wipe-off cards. There are 12 of them total with an activity on the front and back of each giving you 24 activities total.
Skills Book. First few pages missing but the rest are clean and no writing.
L.A. book- Great for 1st grade. Clean and no writing inside.
Handwriting practice. Clean and no writing inside.
2 Healthy Habits activity books. Clean and no writing inside.
3 Hidden pictures activity books.

I'm just asking for $5 ppd for this set.

Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes. This book is still like new and the CD inside the front cover has never been used. I'm asking $5 ppd.

This is another elementary pack:
Fun to do Jewelry and Fun to do Gifts. These are for ages 5-8. The books are in good condition.
Grammar Songs CD. This teaches about parts of speech. It goes with a book I no longer have.
From Maestro Classics The Story of Swan Lake. It comes with the CD and 24 pg. activity book. It's in great condition although the activity book has already been written it.
There's also big Apple learning cards, Peanut learning cards & charts, fun stencil shapes, and easy read books in this set.

I'm just asking for $7 ppd for this set.

Other miscellaneous items for sale:

Times Tales: Laundry, Zone, and Bedroom Cleaning. Still like new. I'm asking $5 ppd.

Schleich Action Figures. These are in great shape. Take them all for a total of $12 ppd.

The Big Picture Story Bible. This is the book only. It's still like new. There's also a free set of Bible cards we no longer need. I'm asking $11 ppd for this.

Mighty Acts of God. This is a great family story Bible and is still like new. Also included is The World's Greatest Stories Vol. 1 The Prophets. It's in good condition. I'm asking $12 ppd for these.

Here are some items from Heifer. All I'm asking is $5 ppd or get shipped free with any other purchase.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Postcard Wall Map

This is our wall map from when son collected postcards through other kids from all 50 states :-)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day!


The greatest gift I ever had came from God, and I call him Dad!

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
~ Lydia M. Child

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

I also pray for God's love, peace, and comfort to be with all the fathers whose precious children are no longer with us.

Monday, April 4, 2016


As we read through the book of Numbers we will ponder on this:

"We should rejoice in God's grace, love, and care in our lives in spite of our sins."

*There are 36 chapters in Numbers.
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