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Lesson planning with Mr. Rose

Those of you who know me well know how dear Mr. Rose’s book is to me. It is invaluable in my BPA quest. I thought I’d share a way of planning lessons using his book. It’s not the only way, but one way it can be done, even for new families who want to create their own BPA lessons but don’t know where to begin. This is after you have gone through the section on … read on, my friend…

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Kindergarten surprises

Okay, I know I said in the lesson plan post that we were just coasting in K this year. Well, Princess S is not a “coaster.” She’s more a force of nature. The more I pondered it the more I came to the conclusion that she would not be happy to just putter around. She needs structure and she needs to be challenged–and she lets me know that quite often. So the Holy Spirit reminded … read on, my friend…

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Rose’s Guide: PA for the home

Yes, I’ll get to the upper grades too, but I wanted to talk a bit about the material in his Guide that will make you say, “Wow! I didn’t know that was in there! That’s very good to know.” Well, maybe something close to that anyway. “Some Questions Answered” (p. 80-83) gives helpful answers to common PA concerns in a nutshell. He briefly addresses questions like, “Why the emphasis on American history?” and, “We need … read on, my friend…

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Rose’s Guide: reading

The section starting on page 153 begins with the problem of illiteracy in America. He states on p. 155 that “Literacy is one of the keys to liberty and freedom.” Then move on to the paragraphs on p. 155 about the enfluence of the Bible on early American education. He quotes Rosalie Slater, “The HOLY BIBLE has been documented as the single greatest reason for the reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning ability of our American … read on, my friend…

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Rose’s Guide: elementary arithmetic

This is strictly my own interpretation of how to go through this section (which begins on p.231). It was authored by James Kilkenney. Rabbit trail here: James Kilkenney’s wife is named Barbara. My parents are James and Barbara. James Rose’s wife’s name is…you guessed it. Barbara. Three James and Barbaras. Kind of odd, no? I must say that I really enjoyed this section more that I thought I would. It’s really amazing how exciting a … read on, my friend…

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Rose’s Guide: elementary history

This Guide will give you all the help you need to set up your teacher notebook and create your own plans. It even gives you resources for research and lesson development.The section is written by Ruth Smith and begins on p. 203. This is only my recommendation of how to read this section. It will be beneficial for you to 4-R the subject. Steps for that can be found on p.145. Page 208-211 gives an … read on, my friend…

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Rose’s Guide: elementary literature

Rosalie Slater has written this part. The steps for reading this section are only my suggestions. Of course you must begin at the beginning, which is forming your philosophy of literature (p. 329). The Seven Loves of Literature on p. 330 is a favorite of mine. It’s very inspiring. The “soil softeners” article on p. 380 is great reading which discusses the inportance of instilling the idea that internal actions have external consequences. This can … read on, my friend…

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Rose’s Guide: where to start

Well, since I talk so much about James Rose’s book, A Guide to American Christian Education, I thought I’d talk a little about where to start for those of you who haven’t jumped into it yet. While it is big and red, it is not at all intimidating. Actually it is quite the opposite. Go through the “where to begin” on p. 118. It will take time (like everything PA) but if you don’t have … read on, my friend…

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