Author Archives: Ann

Let’s Go Fly A Kite

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When was the last time you flew a kite?   Kites are easy and fun to make.  They also make for some fun science learning while enjoying fresh air and sunshine.   Let’s go fly a kite!

Build & Fly Adventurer Award - makes a great foundation for a kite unit study

Simple Kite Plans from the Atlantic Union Teacher Bulletin

National Kite Month: Resources for Teachers- history, geography, science & math ideas as well as easy kite-making instructions.

Kites in the Classroom – more educational resources.

Easy Kite Making Instructions for Preschool Kids – fast & fun instructions.

Easy Kite Tutorial – great photo instructions.

 

 

 

Don’t Forget Tomorrow’s Eclipse!

Rhonda posted a great informational video earlier this month about tomorrow’s lunar eclipse.  Click HERE to see the post.

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Create A Christian Character Traits Unit Study

Creating a Christian character traits lapbook would make an excellent Bible-based unit study or special activity-based worship series for your family.  The Character lapbook page at Homeschool Share has some great ideas and printables to get you started.  Homeschool Helper Online also has Character Studies resources.   Pick and choose from among these free resources to create a study that suits your family’s needs.

The Bible Timeline – A New Resource

The Bible TimelineHere’s a wonderful new resource from Amazing Facts that is sure to be a blessing to your homeschool Bible & History studies.  An interactive Bible timeline!  The website describes itself this way:

“With more than 850 interconnected entries, the Bible Prophecy Timeline is a comprehensive study tool that allows you to explore every character and major event of the Bible, from the creation of the world to last-day prophecies. Each entry in the Timeline contains a brief but insightful article with interesting facts about the person or event, plus artwork and full Scripture references and passages to help you find it in the Bible.” 

Click the image above or the following link to learn more -The Bible Timeline

No Fool

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Excerpt from martyred missionary Jim Elliot’s journal:  “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

 

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Thinking About High School ~Bible~

Graduation cap and textbooks

 

Thinking about high school Bible curriculum? Things to consider as you make your choices: Does your child have a clear understanding of the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist church? Has your child ever read extended portions of the Bible? Has your child ever read a Spirit of Prophecy book?Does your student want to study alone or with you or even the pastor? If your student has not yet developed the habit of a personal devotional time, then you have both a starting point and goal for a Bible curriculum. Otherwise, start with an end goal in mind and discuss with your high schooler ways to accomplish that goal. Since most high schoolers are at the point of independent study, your primary responsibility will be to provide your student with the materials that fit his learning style.

Suggestions for study:
*Use a Bible reading plan to read through the Bible in a year or two.
*Read or listen through the Conflict of the Ages series (original/study guides) (modern English)
*Pair Bible reading with Conflict of the Ages series with Encounter study series(scroll down to bottom of page)
*Complete a Bible marking plan, either themed or doctrinal-based
*Read a how-to-study-the-Bible book (podcast)
*Take a dual-enrollment Bible class online from an SDA college/university(Southern) (Andrews)
*Work with pastor or bible worker in giving Bible studies to others

Daily Learning for Secondary Students using the NYT

The newspaper is an excellent learning resource for secondary students , especially in the areas of current history/culture, journalism and reading comprehension.  Every weekday The New York Times  provides new  free educational resources based on the content published in the newspaper.  Click on the image below to browse The Learning Network’s teaching and learning resources. The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times