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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Amazing Free Notebooking Pages

(This post contains affiliate links.)
Just this year (after how many years of homeschooling?!) I discovered the awesome company, Notebooking Pages. I had heard of notebooking, but really did not actively look into it for our family until this year. I am using their pages in our co-op, and am thrilled with them! Have you used notebooking pages in your homeschool? I have mostly older kids and I did not think they would work for them, but boy, was I wrong! Here are some photos for different grade levels and how they were used. We are studying the explorers and I have each child taking notes and using the pages for their history notebooks!

So what do they look like? Like this!

I signed up at the link above for the free sample pages to try it out.

This is what you receive for free:


Click the link to see for yourself.
You might find you are as excited as I am!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Grammar Poem Worth Memorizing!

I saw this on Facebook from Innovative Teachers of English, and I thought it was awesome!

I love that it conveys all the concepts and does so in rhyme so it is easy to memorize. This one is getting printed!


Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11

Today is a hard day for many people, and it should always remain a day for remembrance for the lives lost to hatred and terrorism. We will #NeverForget and I hope our nation never does either.

However, for our family, and many others, we celebrate the birth of one of our children. She was only one when the tragedy hit New York, so she didn't notice that we had the TV on all day watching the news. She knows now how significant her birthday is.

We remember the fallen, but celebrate the life that we have - each and every breath - and those of our precious girl too - as a gift of God.

Happy 15th Birthday to our girl. We are so grateful you are here with us.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Worthy Quote

As I was researching for our co-op day, I came across this quote from John Jefferson Davis. I thought it was incredibly timely for what seems to be all over the media today.

The teachings of Scripture are the final court of appeal for ethics. Human reason, church tradition, and the natural and social sciences may aid moral reflection, but divine revelation, found in the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, constitutes the "bottom line" of the decision making process. Informed ethical reflection will carefully weigh the various words of men, both past and present, but the Word of God must cast the deciding vote. Evangelicals believe that the canonical Scriptures are the very Word of God, the only infallible and inerrant rule of faith and practice, and consequently are the highest authority for both doctrine and morals.

Isn't that timely?