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Yes, home educating is my job

I used to bristle a little when people would ask me what I “do,” only because my answer seemed to disappoint them. It implies that work outside the home is somehow more valuable than what I “do” within these four walls. Now that I have given it some thought, I am glad to say that home educating is my job. People with a “job” have: A defined task(s). I have the task of teaching my … read on, my friend…

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My newest school planning helpers

I just love going to my local used home school store. The woman that runs it is a walking home school catalog. Her knowledge of all the different curricula is staggering. And there is where I happen upon most of my home school loves. My newest favorite resources are these giant, yet unassuming books. They may not sound like a big deal, but they are–at least they should be. I am in love with all … read on, my friend…

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Enjoying a good word study

Word studies are hard. And dry. And time-consuming. At least that’s how some people see it. Even the title makes me chortle. Who ever heard of such a thing as actually being fun? Well, everything we do for our kids’ education can be something we enjoy. If not all of it, then at least some part. You may not know what a word study is. Or you may avoid them. Or you may do them … read on, my friend…

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step 2: defining BPA, 7 principles and 4-R’ing

Step 2 of the 12 steps in Mr. Rose’s book involve reading a short overview of the seven principles of America’s Christian history and government and what it means to 4-R. I will go into the seven principles in much more detail as the  study goes on, so I will only list them in this post. Biblical Principle Approach refers to: rediscovery and reinstatement of principles on which the character of our country was built. … read on, my friend…

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What exactly is the Principle Approach?

I know some of you who visit aren’t really sure what BPA is. You may have a good idea but would like to know more. FACE has penned this excellent definition (available on their Web site): “The Principle Approach has been called ‘reflective teaching and learning.’ It is America’s historic method of Biblical reasoning which places the Truths (or principles) of God’s Word at the heart of education. Each subject is predicated upon God’s Biblical … read on, my friend…

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