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The Mystery of History
My 6th grader and 9th grader are both reading The Mystery of History Volume II this year. I absolutely love The Mystery of History curriculum and am trying to add in more extra curricular resources this time around since these two are older now. In this particular book in the series, there are only 28 weeks of scheduled lessons, so that means we have 2 weeks per quarter to focus on extras. We choose to spend the last 2 weeks of each quarter on extras.
Because I no longer have children in elementary grades, these resources are targeted toward middle and high schoolers. My goal for extras is to find fun and interesting resources that are somewhat enjoyable, not ones that conjure up total mental drudgery. 🙂
We definitely didn’t have time to get through all of these, but I found all of the following resources (books and DVDs) at our local library. [Read more…]
I don’t know about you, but I’m in desperate need of three things this year: motivation, will power, and focus.
I’m naturally a pretty task-oriented, get’er done kind of girl. I’ve noticed over the past few years, though, as I’ve slowly transitioned from mom of littles and middles to mom of tweens and teens that I’m having a difficult time finding my groove and flourishing. [Read more…]
I know Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away, but I’m sharing now because I’m usually behind on blogging about holiday stuff. 🙂
I’ve created this picture-based Valentine Bingo for 6 players.
- Click on the links below to print your bingo cards. Each card includes the same pictures, but the pictures have been mixed up a bit.
- Print one extra card so you can cut out each picture square.
- Mix up the stack of picture squares each time you play Valentine Bingo.
- Show players one picture at a time, and have each player mark the correct space with a piece of candy. 🙂
- First player to mark 5 in a row wins!
But totally appropriate considering the 3 previous words that God gave to me.
So, before I can jump into this year’s word, I must go back and review the other words in order for die to make perfect sense.
Believe was the first word that God impressed upon my heart back in 2012. I prayed about receiving a specific word from the Lord because I didn’t want it to just be the thing to do. I truly wanted the word to be from God and not drummed up from my own imagination. I wanted God to speak to me personally, but I also asked Him to help me to know for sure. [Read more…]