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Keepin’ It Real: Falling Behind in Homeschooling

  It’s the thing that no one likes to talk about, the dirty little secret that plagues a good number of us homeschoolers.  We don’t dare say it out loud to the “You’re Not Qualified to Teach” crowd, in fact you’ve been avoiding those people for some time now. I am talking about getting behind.  I’m talking about that time ... Read More »

Homeschool? What about Socialization?!

The number one question people ask homeschoolers is “Aren’t you worried about socialization?  I had the cartoon above made a few years ago that illustrates my feelings. Yes, homeschool children should have friends. But not just random friends. Homeschoolers have the opportunity for selective socialization. Parents can guide their children to other Christian families with like-minded morals and values. Most homeschool ... Read More »

New Bible Journaling Facebook Group & More

I have stared a New Bible Journal Facebook Group and you are all invited. The new group focuses on Bible Journaling, Planners and Organization. If you like to plan, organize or Bible journal come over and chat. Have You Seen All Our Facebook Groups?   Homeschool with Movies Facebook Group Bible Journaling Digitally Facebook Group.   Heart of Wisdom Homeschool Facebook Group   ... Read More »

Heart of Wisdom Teacher Helps

Heart of Wisdom Teacher Helps for Homeschoolers: Bible Study, Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling with Movies, Lapbooking & More

Bookmark this page! It includes the instructions in the Heart of Wisdom Unit Studies as well as our teaching philosophies and online groups. Download the internet linked PDF.  ALl unit study links have been updated on Pinterest.  Ancient History Links Adam to Abraham Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt Ancient Israel Ancient Greece Ancient Rome The Messiah Heart of Wisdom Science Links Creation Light ... Read More »

Charlotte Mason Living Book Plan & Freebies

The Heart of Wisdom teaching approach is a four-year program consisting of several multi-level unit studies where each member of the family studies the same subject at the same time on their own individual level. This four-year rotation course gives each child three distinct exposures to each topic on their own level Read More »

Free Printable Workbox Tags

From the archives: We use the Workbox System by designed Sue Patrick to structure our school day. Homeschooling is so much easier I almost feel guilty. Our homeschool day flows without complaints.  If you are not familiar with the workbox system see the links at the bottom of this post. Our children absolutely love moving their workbox cards from  workbox to the ... Read More »

You Know You’re A Homeschool Mom When…

You Know You’re A Homeschool Mom When… When a child busts a lip, and after seeing she’s okay, you round up some Scotch tape to capture some blood and look at it under the microscope. You find dead animals and actually consider saving them to dissect later. Your children never, ever leave the “why?” stage. You look at every room in your ... Read More »

25+ Ways Teaching with Legos Can Improve Your Homeschool

Who doesn’t love legos? OK, except when your the mom picking them up for the bizillionth time or the one stopping on one barefoot, which is almost as painful as childbirth. (Here is a quick science lesson on Why Stepping on a Lego Hurts So Much.) When your children are dreading school walk in with a container of bright colored building blocks ... Read More »

God Has a Plan for Your Homeschool

I love teaching my children. I like reading to them, talking to them, asking questions, seeing things from their viewpoint, watching them discover. There was I time I didn’t love homeschooling–because I was swimming in fear and worry. But the years have passed and God has proven to me that He is sufficient and I can trust Him. I can ... Read More »

Top Ten Ways to Organize Your Homeschool

Homeschool books, supplies, chore lists, scheduling workboxes, oh my! How do you keep it all organized? Here are a few DIY ideas. 1.  Tin Cans or Cups Cover tin cans to organize markers, pencils, and crayons. Use coffee cans, soup cans, paint cans, etc 2. Coffee Cans Use these free coffee can labels to group small supplies. 3. Free Teaching ... Read More »

50 Ways to Put Fun in Your Homeschooling

Need a boost in your homeschool.? Are you struggling with feeling motivated to sit down and get to work? Twenty-nine years ago when I started homeschooling there were very few how-to books.  There certainly was no support nor Facebook, Pinterest or forums. Today we are blessed to be able to reach out for motivation. Here are 50 links to hands on motivating ... Read More »

10 Homeschool Video Tours

Don’t you just love peeking into other people’s homeschool rooms for organizing ideas? I do.  I get excited by Ikea shelving. I am recouping from foot surgery—surrounded by a cluttered mess! I can’t wait until I can clean again (the older you get the more you enjoy clean and tidy). I thought I’d share the inspiration, so here are several video tours with ... Read More »

50 Reasons Homeschooled Kids Love Being Homeschooled

Kris Bales on the Weird and Unsocialized! blog receives a lot of questions like “Do kids like to be homeschooled?” or “Why do kids like to be homeschooled?” So she asked folks on her Facebook page to ask their kids why they liked being homeschooled, and she put together the reasons in a list of 50. I’ll share reasons one though five here.  1. Sleeping in. It appears that the ... Read More »

Download Free Sample Lessons

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach  This book will instruct you, step by step, how to give your child a Bible-focused, comprehensive education from preschool through high school; one that will train him or her to read, to study, to understand, to love to learn and, most importantly, to desire and seek true wisdom. This approach can be used for ... Read More »

Fun Ways to Teach Math with Playing Cards

Playing cards are easy and fun teacher helpers. They are cheap, require no scissors, baggies, game pieces or dice. Use regular cards (Ace to King) and make up fun math games. If your children are like mine they will enjoy the game much more and beg to play again if you avoid using the word “math.” All the games below ... Read More »

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach

When homeschoolers are asked about this book one word continues to come up over and over–”Wow!  The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach is for all homeschoolers that want to make the Bible the center of their school day. This giant provides you with the methods, program, and resources for a course of study where students spend half the school day studying ... Read More »

Cut Your Homeschool Day in Half!

A family with three children using textbook methods might have one child study the Civil War another learning about Ancient Rome while another is studying the American Revolution in history. In Science one child may be studying plants, another the planets and another reptiles. In Bible one child may be studying Moses, another studying Joseph and another studying Paul. With ... Read More »

Heart of Wisdom Shops

You can shop for Heart of Wisdom publications and/or recommendations at any of the shops below. Homeschool-Books.com Amazon Homeschool Store  (Free shipping for Prime users) Digi Scrap Delights on Etsy Homeschool-Books.com Homeschool-Books.com is where you can find all Heart of Wisdom publications and some favorites from a few other companies including FREEBIES, Homeschool in the Woods and Messianic curriculum, Dr John Garr resources, ... Read More »

Our Homeschool Journey

We have homeschooled 29 years. Our roller coaster ride included many surprise twists and turns, suspenseful fears, excitement, mistakes, smiles, winding thrills, tears, proud moments, flying without wings, quitting threats, delights, twisting , twirling, laughter, crying, woozy, ups, and downs.

Twenty-Nine Years Homeschooling We have homeschooled for twenty-nine years. Our homeschool roller coaster ride included many surprise twists and turns, suspenseful fears, excitement, mistakes, smiles, winding thrills, tears, proud moments, flying without wings, quitting threats, delights, twisting , twirling, laughter, crying, woozy, ups, and downs.  We are blessed with eleven children and fourteen grandchildren (I gave birth to nine children, it’s a yours, mine and ours family). At the time of ... Read More »

Homeschool Direction: A Wisdom Parable

Once upon a time there was a village far away in a remote location, which had experienced a hard year of severe weather. A group of missionaries worried that the villagers’ crude huts would not be able to withstand the strong weather any longer. The missionaries wanted to help by taking supplies to the village, but there were no accessible ... Read More »

Utilizing the TV, DVR, or Roku in Homeschool

Since we started using DVR  educational television has become a major part of our school day. Over the years we have tried to control the TV by various means (even getting rid of it) without much success. When the TiVo DVR (digital video recorder) become available I recognized it is a fantastic resource for doing unit studies. Now there are many ... Read More »

Free Lapbook: Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego

This is actually a File Folder Game or a mini lapbook. Everything you need to make this lapbook is available to download below. A coloring page goes on the front of the folder. Inside is a game board and two pockets. One pocket is for game pieces, the other is for Bible memory verses. I found this game board at EbibleTeacher.com and ... Read More »

Free Homeschool Downloads

There are hundreds of free printables for Bible study, homeschooling, and home organization spread across five different Heart of Wisdom blogs. I put them all here to make them easy to find.   BE PATIENT–it take a minute for the thumbnails to load. You should see 50+ thumbnail images linked to freebies. If not click refresh. If the free printables ... Read More »

Free Homeschool Workbox Planners & Tags

We organize our homeschool days using the workbox system (usable with any curriculum). Since we started using this system we get twice as much done and my boys really look forward to school! I love it. Scheduling what will go into your workboxes  for the entire week is a huge time saver.  It is more fulfilling than a spotless house and  seeing the ... Read More »

Should Homeschoolers Teach Logic?

Logic and rhetoric are extremely popular and enthusiastically sought after by those in the homeschool community. But how important are logic and rhetoric? How much weight should they have in our homeschool day? Logic is a skill or a tool like a hammer. A hammer can be used to build something useful or as a murder weapon. The words logic, ... Read More »

Organizing Homeschool Area with Book Crates

Homeschoolers are notorious book hoarders. I own way too many books to keep in one room much less one small homeschool area. So I use crates to tote books from room to room. Our “school room” is the dining room table. It looks like a schoolroom. We are homeschoolers, this is our lifestyle. My home will never look like a magazine ... Read More »

Free Homeschool Downloads

Ever bought a book and been disappointed? We want to make sure you like our books before purchasing. We offer hundreds of pages of free homeschool lapbooks, worksheets, lesson plans, and other homeschool helps below. The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach This book will instruct you, step by step, how to give your child a Bible-focused, comprehensive education from preschool ... Read More »

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