Click Here For Free Blog Templates!!!
Blogaholic Designs
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beauty in the Hearts- Doorposts- Review

 photo doorpostlogo_zpsa7a5d5e4.jpg

Many women are concerned about their beauty. One of my daughters
loves to shop and likes to feel good dressed up. My other daughter
hasn't quite learned the art of putting things together at 16 but
she like her sister likes to feel good  in her clothes and her choices
for style. Although I do like when they feel confident. God want's all
of us to remember to focus on our inside. He wants us to know what
the word beauty means. It doesn't mean being rebellious , having a
selfish heart, being prideful or only concerned about the outside.

I was given by the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my review
 Beauty in the Heart A study for Godly Beauty for Young Women by
Doorposts a $14.00 Value.  I was given the physical copy binded.
There is also a pdj version of the study. I'd suggest the printed copy
because there is a lot of writing with in the study. Unless you print
it out yourself before you begin.

 photo BeautyCover_zpsd1ccc789.jpg


Beauty in the  Heart is set up so that your daughters will learn how
to navigate the bible. It gives you experiences with my different
approaches to studying the bible. You will learn how to...


Compare passages
Observe repeated words in passages
Ouline the content of a passage

Gather Scripture about a particular topic

Study the lives of the people in the bible and their actions

Use study helps to help you with the bible such as the
concordance and other study tools online and mobile devices.

Each study is divided into a daily assignment. These assignments
will take 5-20 minutes per day. It contains 85 days of study plus 45
suggested studies. Enough for a year of bible or more. You may
complete more than one assignment per day to complete at a faster
past. We did one per day. Here are the topic study headings.

Study 1 Beauty in Submissions
Study 2- Beauty in the Heart
Study 3- Beauty Trusting God
(character study of Sarah)
Study 4- Beauty of Humility
(book of Esther)
Study 5- Beauty in the works
Study 6- Beauty in Serving
Study 7- Beauty in Discretion
Study 8- Beauty in Crisis
Study 9- Beauty in the Gates
Study 10 - Beauty in Review
Alternate questions for young men


 This study is designed for girls ages 10 and up. My daughter using the
study material is 16 years old and entering the 11th grade this year.
It can also be for young men to help them know what values in a
young women he should be seeking.

Recommended additional material:

You Bible (it is suggested that you use Nave's Topical Bible)
A concordance (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance)
The study is geared toward the king James Bible translation.
We used what we had here and it worked just as well. You can
also find these books online, at Christian bookstores or doorposts.
There were also times we needed a dictionary, bible atlas which
we found online and a study bible.

Several of the verses ask you to mark you bible. So you want to make
sure you have one that you don't mind writing in. If you don't want
to write in your bible . I suggest printing the verses from the web and
keeping them in a binder for later reference. This is what we did.

In each study section you might ...

 read your bible
Memorize verses
Make observations about the passage
organize observations into charts
Answer many questions
Interpret what you read and how you
would apply it to your life.
Study key words
Sit quiet with God


How we used it...

I originally gave the study to my 16 year old daughter to work through
on her own. She has a learning disability so I soon realized after
many questions from her that she would need some guidance.
She would work in the book on her own but if she had any trouble
she would ask. At the end we would meet and discuss what she learned.
This meant that I had to be on top of things and look at the study
before she did that particular section. It is a fairly intense study and
I was extremely pleased with its format . We found this time very
relaxing and could spend quiet time together seeking the Lord.

We followed the daily guide through the sections. I felt that the
slower pace of it worked best for her and I. If she had advanced
through at a faster pace I'm not sure she would have been able to
really have time to think about what each section meant and pray
over that. That prayer time was so helpful in her understanding.

For me I really liked the organize your observation sections.
She needs this and so do I. I am a visual text learner and my
child is dyslexic so this section really helped both of us put
our thoughts together about that particular person of the bible
or bible verses we were studying.

I also am one who likes to write in her bible even though my
daughter didn't but wasn't sure how to mark them. So this activity
of highlighting text helped me figure out how I wanted to do that
with in my own study time.

I was happy as well to see that memorizing scripture was included.
This is something we have done for quite awhile and I wanted
her to see that memorizing scripture doesn't stop as you become
older. This is something we should do our entire lives.

The other things I liked was that the study uses women of the bible
as a reference. People who have learned and lived. People who
my daughter is probably already familiar with from other studies
but at the same time got to know a whole lot better here.

I have nothing really that I didn't enjoy for the study. I just
wish there was an answer guide for those of us that need
a little assistance. I did not find I needed it often but it might
help those that are just beginning to learn about the bible.


If you would like to read more reviews from Doorposts click
the graphic below.


Photobucket


Warm Blessings,

Nikki
 photo Disclaimer2_zpsff718028.gif
Friday, August 23, 2013

Random 5- Birthday Week

 

The Pebble Pond

This week has been so full. We are down to the week
before School starts and it feels like we are trying to cram everything
into one week. Yet we are having so much fun doing it.



1. Yesterday we had the chance to ride a history train. It is in our
local area so it was interesting to hear all the facts about our area.
(More on this later in another post)





2. My oldest daughter and my youngest daughter had birthday's.
My mom had a tea party for the youngest.

3. Heart turned 21 and Sweet Pea turned 4.





4. We spent some of our days at our local pool. Sweet pea here
enjoying her popsicle. We have one more week of swim time.
Where did the time go.





5. Heart and I also have a date this week. We are going out on a
mother daughter day. I can hardly wait. It has been awhile since
we have been able to talk alone.


Warm Blessings,

Nikki


Introduction to Geometry NotePack - In the Hands of a Child- Review

 photo handsofachildlogo_zps7221e2e2.jpg


Last school year both of my two older children had Geometry. I was
looking for a way for them to do a simple review before we began
PreAlgebra. I found that with Hands of a Child.


I was given  by the Schoolhouse Review Crew the Notepack
Introduction to Geometry by Hands of a Child- Price $12.00
in exchange for my honest review.

My kids have a love for hands on learning and have always enjoyed
making lapbooks. Hands of the Child lapbooks have been by far my favorite
over the  years. We have done several. Lapbooking is a fun way to take
notes . Using a file folder you are able to fold your folder so that it
is open to many little pockets and mini books all about your topic.

As my children got older they began to do less lapbooks . Now they are
into doing notebooks. So I am happy to see that we can continue with
hands of a child using Notepaks.
 





All the information that is needed to complete your notepack is in the
downloadable e-book. You are given clear instructions and all the
information needed. The notepak is for children in grades 4-8. I used it with
my 6th grader. We printed out all the notebook pages before hand and
put them in a Geometry notebook. I put this to the back of our notebooks
as a reference. We plan to keep our books for future studies.

Hands of a child refers to notebooking as "educational journaling"
Notebooking allows your student to take notes in a creative and fun way.
Most of the time for me when I write something out and organize my
thoughts I remember what I put down, much like my own children.
Notebooks are a fun way to express what all we have learned.



Supplies Needed:

Printer
Various colors or what printer paper
Pencils, pens or your child's choice of a writing tool.
Three ring binder
hole punch





To complete the project pak all you need to do is read over the
research guide and complete the activities provided. You can read the
entire guide at one time or break it into pieces as you learn different
sections. Since we were using it as a review it went rather quickly.
We must have had a intensive Geometry curriculum because most
of the project pak felt a little easy for him. I should also note that my son
loves math . It comes very easy to him.  However it was a wonderful
review and helped to arrange his thoughts. He enjoyed the set up
of the pak and was eager to work with in it.





Each project pak comes with a table of contents followed by the
research section. The research section is broken into chapters.
Next you will find the Core concepts. Each concept is broken
into a template. The templates are based off of the reading in the
research section.  Hands of a child recommends completing 2-3
sections in a sitting. We did most of the book at one time. It can
be used as a stand alone or as a review as we used it . There is also
a day by day chart to help you as you teach and a reading suggestion
list to go along with your study.






We enjoyed our notepak as a review and would recommend it
for that as well as using it as an overview.

Photobucket

Warm Blessings,

Nikki
 photo Disclaimer2_zpsff718028.gif
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Understanding Child Brain Development -Family Hope Center Review


Last year I took a course on Child development. We learned all
about a child's brain and how they develop. It was a very interesting
class. The more I learned about the brain the more I realize how
important it is for your body to be taken care of properly. It affects
not only your body but also your mind. I thought I had a pretty good
understanding about how things work in the brain but I'm realizing
there is so much more I don't know.  When the Family Hope Center
was presented to the Crew for review. I was happy to learn more.

I was given by the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my
honest review Dvd Understanding Child Brain Development from the
Family Hope Center located in Norristown PA. (My home state)

To order the dvd, please call 610-397-1737 or you can order
Understanding Child Brain Development from IEW.


 photo 182266_202676429747109_4948289_n_zpsa1ed36ca.jpg
"The family hope center is dedicated to helping families with children
with developmental delays and special needs." When you have a child
with a disability of some kind it is often hard to know where to turn.
You begin all sorts of testing and feel like as a parent you have some
how failed, at least this is how I often feel. I have 2 children with
learning challenges but didn't want them to be defined by that. The
Family of Hope center is there to help no matter how severe or not
severe your child may be. Parents begin by learning about the brain
and how it works. Then they are given step by step in home guide to
take you through helping your child. They put aside the labels
cerebral palsy, autistic, add, adhd, hyperactivity, Rett syndrome,
epileptic , Down syndrome to name a few. They look at the whole
child . They teach the parent how to work with your child. What
you as the parent need to do to help your child's brain begin to heal.


 photo CBD-DCover_zps23501872.gif


Understanding Child Brain Development is about a 2 hour seminar
on the development of a child's brain. Included is a link to down
load an ebook which is the slides that go along with the video. You
will need these as you watch the dvd as it is often hard to see the
presenter screen. When I think of my children I think of how amazing
they are. They surprise me everyday. Sometimes they struggle with things.
One has dyslexia , adhd and anxiety disorder, One has adhd, and a third
has dysgraphia. I was pretty anxious to see what I could glean from
this new information and how it relates to my children. Here are some
bullet points of some of  things that I learned, notes I took.

* You cannot fix the brain but you can restore brain function.

* Diet is important for brain development

* Every time a child takes a breath 50% goes to the brain. The
brain needs oxygen so exercise is very important to its development.

* Much of the issues of the brain seem to come from their birth
experience. This make me want to cry. It is nothing I as the parent
could not control or change. I learned that one of my children was
probably born in fear and stayed in that mode of survival for
sometime. I wish I had known what I know now.

*When a newborn is laid on their back their brain shuts off
when it is on their stomach it turns back on. No wonder doctors
suggest tummy time. Do your tummy time you are helping baby
in more than one way.

* Smells can stimulate development. Smells can relax the brain.
I liked the idea of smell therapy and might use some during
our school time to relax the environment. It also helps the child
to later choose more food choices. This makes complete sense to me.

* Need water for physical aspects of the brain. I knew this but wanted
to mention it. Water is so important.

* I was able to see what part of the brain may be under developed.
(midbrain) Which is all related to dyslexia, filtering sounds,
misunderstanding sound, don't like clothes, hyper sensitive.

*Dyslexics switch hands for activities. Hearing can be flipped as
well. !! This was new to me. Very helpful.

* Brain can be improved with Sensory stimulation, smells, nutrition,
Physical activity, limiting screen time all great health for the brain.

This is only some of the highlights of the talk that spoke out to me but
there was so much more there. I would suggest this for any parent.



If you'd like to read more reviews from the crew click the
graphic below.


Photobucket


Warm Blessings,

Nikki
 photo Disclaimer2_zpsff718028.gif
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Homeschool EXPO!!



I am having a great time listening to speakers over at the Schoolhouse
Expo. Monday night I was able to sit in on Barbara Beers Spelling,
Grammar and Latin Oh my. Barbara is the creator of Latin Road to
reading and Phonics Road to reading. She showed us how her programs
work and I was able to glean some great ideas from her. She spoke
a great deal about how children memorize certain words as they
begin to read and that memorizing works against them in their beginner
reader skills. So much information you have to go hear yourself.
You still have time. If you purchase you ticket to the expo you will
receive at the end recordings of the speakers you misses.

I wish I could catch more of them it is so great to be able to
gather so much information in one place but I'll have to catch
many of the sessions when they come out. It has been such a
busy week here. Hope you are enjoying the Expo as well.


Warm Blessings,

Nikki



Monday, August 19, 2013

Reading Kingdom

Reading Kingdom logo photo readingkingdomlogo_zps9012735a.jpg

All of my kids have struggled with reading. Some of them have
been diagnosed with dyslexia. We have gone through the phonics
programs and many of them improve one thing or the other.
Either the reading improves and the spelling does not or the spelling
improves and the reading does not. It's a challenge to find something
that works and that the children enjoy. Last year my son begin his
journey into first grade. He does well with his reading but he isn't
learning fast enough. It has been a very slow process. He is entering
2nd this year with a middle 1st grade reading level. My hope is to
get that score up along with his spelling level. I think both go
hand in hand. Then along came Reading Kingdom and I thought
what do I have to lose. We will give it a try.

I was given from the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my
review and honest opinion Reading Kingdom an easy interactive online
program that teaches children ages 4-10 years old how to read and write
to a third grade reading level. $19.95/month for a single student.

Reading is so important. It is one of the things that we use on a regular
basis and is a means to our success in life. You need to know how
to read for so many things. Yet government records show that 2 out
of 3 students are not proficient readers. Most reading programs are
taught using  over 600 phonics rules and end up frustrating the student.
Reading Kingdom uses an "Integrated Six Skill Method" that combines
reading a writing skills. Reading Kingdom claims with this method
your child will have success in reading and writing.


Reading Kingdom begins with seeing sequence which teaches visual
scanning and memory. I like the idea of these activities. I could see
this improving fluency training the eyes to move across the page.

My son was able to do this section rather well with a few errors more
because his typing skills aren't so good and he is slow to find the letters.
Reading Kingdom screenshot photo readingkingdom4screenshot_zps4c5404a8.jpg

Which brings me to letter land format which teaches typing skills.
This does not mean the 10 finger touch this is talking about
memory mapping to make it easier for the child to use the program.

My son did get tired of this section we had to take it in chunks but
I found it beneficial for working with in our school in a number of ways.

Reading Kingdom screenshot photo readingkingdom3screenshot_zpsc60cb6fc.jpg



This screen also shows a visual progression skill, memory and
typing skills.

My son enjoyed doing these. He found them rather easy.

Reading Kingdom screenshot photo readingkingdom1screenshot_zps12d9dd06.jpg

Next are the sections that teach reading, writing, and comprehension.
These start with short simple word phrases and move to more complex
reading selections. There are 5 levels with 6 books at each level.
Prior to reading that book the child is taught all the words to the book
using pronunciation,  spelling, and usage. So when a child begins
reading the book they will already know the words in that particular
reading. After each level there is a progress test to see if the child
learned everything for that particular level. If that test shows
areas of weakness they are given a series of review exercises.



Reading Kingdom screenshot photo readingkingdom2screenshot_zps523e6256.jpg


Reading Kingdom also gives a detailed report of your child's progress.

We are using reading kingdom the suggest 4 times a week. I am not
sure yet if it is improving my child's reading skills. Time will tell
and I will update as we go .


If you want to read more reviews on reading Kingdom click the
graphic below.
Photobucket


Warm Blessings,

Nikki





 photo Disclaimer2_zpsff718028.gif
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Refrigerator Art



Welcome to the Virtual Refrigerator. Each week you can link up and join
us in sharing our children's art, how -to's and crafting ideas.  This Blog hop
will be available Each Thursday and will be shared between four bloggers,
And (myself)  Angels of Heart

Next week you will find Refrigerator Art at Every Bed of Roses


This week I wanted to share with you some recent photos my oldest
daughter "Heart" took. She has had a love of taking photos for
the last few years. She attends a local college  . Her major is secondary
education but she is minoring in photography. I know this isn't the
typical post when you think of Art but photography is a real Art. Some
people can take photos and some people just can't. I know for me all to
often the heads are cut off of the people I'm trying to photo, I'm to close ,
to far away or they are rather blurry. Being a good photographer takes
some talent in trying to use all that the camera has to offer you. There
is something else too. The way a person sees the world. I never can
find great shots like my Heart can. She just has away of seeing the
beauty in life and she is patient to wait to find it. So today I share my
big girls photos. You are never to old to be on Mammas refrigerator.



(Don't these birds look like they are just sitting on the fence waiting for her)





















(This one is my favorite. For one I love the beach but it is also so romantic)









Last week Heart went to the beach and took these photos. Her and her
boyfriend went on a boat right and when they were on there she met a
professional photographer. The photographer took her camera and showed
her a few things. He took a few photos of her with it and told her to sent
him some of her photos in the future. She was so excited about this.

When my daughter was 4 I bought her a kids camera from little tykes.
It was an actual digital camera but took low grade photos. If you have
little ones give them the camera. You might be surprised at what you find.



Warm Blessings,

Nikki



Don't forget to link up your Refrigerator Art.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

America the Beautiful Notgrass Company Review

 photo notgrass_logo_zps18b23376.jpg



Many, many moons ago...  I was in school (wink) and I admit to
absolutely hating history. I had a teacher one year who read directly
from the text book the entire class time. He also would do a review at
the end of each chapter asking us questions. Those exact questions
were on the test. It was so easy and so frustrating too. I had another
who wrote massive amounts of notes on the white board and you had
to copy it word for word into your notebook. This took the entire class
time sparing maybe 15 minutes for discussion. Being my kids teacher
I swore my kids would never endure that for their history lessons.
We have been very hands on with our history assignments and I
have come to actually like history. No in fact I love teaching it.
So today I 'd like to present to you....


I was given by the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my

review the America the Beautiful Curriculum Package-  $99. 95
The curriculum package includes two America the Beautiful text
books, Maps workbook, Timeline workbook, American the Beautiful
answer key and We the People (Words from the Makers of American
history)

America the Beautiful Student Workbook- $11.95

America the Beautiful Lesson Review- $9.95


 photo Untitled-1_zps4833bafe.jpg

Each unit in the America the Beautiful books contain a different time
period in American History. You will be taken from before 1942 to
the 21st century. Book one begins with the discovery of America
by the Europeans to the Civil war. This book has 75 lessons that
is created to be completed in one semester. Book 2 begins with the
expansion of the wild west and goes to modern times. This book
also is to be completed in one Semester. You could complete the
curriculum in a year or stretch it out through 2 . Each book has
15 units in them combined giving you 30 units. If a student reads
one lesson a day for 5 days a week they will complete the unit
in the one year period. Most lessons take 45 minutes to one
hour to complete. I have a slower reader so it sometimes took a
little longer and spread out over the day a bit.






Introduction- Each unit has an introduction to the unit. This provides
your child with an overview of the unit , a list of the lessons, and
a list of additional books. America the Beautiful has an additional
package you can purchase that has all of the extra books you
will be reading. America the Beautiful Literature Package- $ 59. 95
This package includes:

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (Units 4-5)
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (Units 6-7)
Brady by Jean Fritz (Units 9-10)
Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen ( Units 12-13)
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (Units 14-15)
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Unit 16-17)
All-of-a - Kind Family by Sydney Taylor (Unit 19-20)
Blue Willow by Doris Gates (Unit 21-22)
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey (Unit 25)
Katy by Mary Evelyn Notgrass (Unit 29-30) 


Each lesson then has 5 daily lessons. One to be read each day as
I talked about before above. The pictures in the book are just
beautiful. My photos don't do them justice. Some of the photos
are historical in value and worth talking about and looking at as you
go through the lessons. The lessons are broken in sections for better
comprehension ,those are Our American History, God's wonders, an
American Landmark, American Biography and Daily life. 




Our American Story- Major events of the time period

God's Wonders- amazing Creation God placed in America

An American Landmark- Important site in American History

An American Biography- Information about a person in that time period

Daily life- How people worked and lived in that period 







At the end of each section is 4-6 Activities pertaining to the lesson.
Hands on activities to enhance your experience with the unit such
as arts and crafts, writing assignments, vocabulary, biblical assignments,
Assignments in maps book, timeline book, lesson review book, a
family activity and  student workbook. 






Supplies needed: Children will need pencils, colored pencils, notebook
paper, and a three ring binder. There are additional supplies for the family
activities. These materials are listed on the family activity instruction page.

Ages- This curriculum is created for children in fifth through 8th grade.



Timeline book- Your student will write one timeline after most lessons.
Children will have an overview of the history in chronological order. 



We the People, Words from American History- This is a collection
of original letters, poems, songs, stories and other writings in American
history. This was one of my favorite parts of the curriculum.
At the end of the lesson children are given a short assignment to read
from we the people. 





Maps- A book of drawn maps . Students look at maps while reading and
complete activities along with the unit.




Student Workbook- Children will compete one activity after
completing each lesson.

Review lessons- Children will complete a review after each lesson
from the review workbook






Family Activity- The family activities are another of my favorite.
Children end with projects that include art, crafts, recipes, games
and parties. 



How we used the curriculum -
We used the curriculum as encouraged in the lesson guide. I used
this with my 7th grader. He would read the lessons and complete activities
on his own. We would then choose a few activities to complete together
and the family activity. My younger children enjoyed some of the family
activities as well. We have used text book in the past and have enjoyed
using those so this was not a big change for us. I did really like the living
books included in with the lesson since usually I have to create my own
list. The curriculum is very through and would be a great asset to someone
who enjoys using a text book or box style curriculum where everything is
done for you.



If you would like to check out more reviews on the America the
Beautiful for the Drawing series click the graphic below. 

 


 
Photobucket

Warm Blessings,

Nikki
 photo Disclaimer2_zpsff718028.gif

I
Monday, August 12, 2013

Bible Study Guide for Kids of All Ages - Review

 photo logo_zpsd228aed3.png

I was given by the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my
review from Bible Study Guides for All Ages...

Each parent manual cost $9.95 and student pages are 5.95 each
Bible Book Summary Cards- Bible summary cards come in two sizes.
You can purchase either size for $24.95. The larger size can be colored.

The package that I was sent included both the Primary Teacher Guide
and the Consumable Primary Student pages for Unit 1 Quarter 1. This
would contain the first 26 lessons. The primary level is four units with
416 lessons each covering the Old and New Testament. The primary
studies are geared toward children in 1st- 2nd grade. The website
contains a through explanation of the product.

I also received the Bible book Summary Cards. They are printed on
a heavy card stock. The Summary cards discuss all 66 books of the bible.
On the back of the memory cards you will find tools for teaching and
questions for comprehension. The picture clues on the front of the
cards are great for getting your kids to remember their bible facts.
There are times in the teacher guide where the summary cards are
suggest for use.



Along with all of this I received the Children's Song CD which contains
90 bible songs that contain catchy bible tunes. More about this in a bit.





How we used it.

I used the primary level with my 7 year old son who will be entering 2nd
grade in a few weeks. We used it about 3 times per week. We completed
one lesson each session in about an hour. We did add a few things to it
so it probably would be 30 minutes stand alone. The student pages
are based on the NIV bible which we use on a regular basis so it worked
perfectly for us. However I do believe it could be used with any version. 


Each worksheet that we worked on for the day was front and back. 
Let me tell you a little bit about each section.

Review- The lesson begins with a review of important information
from the last lesson. In this section you might circle various pictures
to answer the question or draw lines to match the answers. Very
simple and quick review section.
Memory work- In the memory work section you are learning a
variety of material. Many times you will be referred to a song on
your Children's song cd. Songs are a fun way to learn. This is were
you are also referred at times to the bible memory cards.


Things to know- This is the place where children will learn new
terms or concepts. Everything is defined here.


Get Active-  Getting active gives you an active activity away from
your worksheet. Activities such as acting things out, making a
small project or playing a game.


Today's Bible text- Studying your bibles section. I always
gauge a bible curriculum by how much it is based off the actual
bible. This one does that perfectly.

Apply it- Last your student will apply what they learned in an
interactive cartoon like worksheet page. Below is an example
there are full examples and in better view on their website.
I apologize for the bad photo my camera isn't working quite
right. I'll retake this when my camera is fixed. For now though
head to their website for better pictures of the worksheets.
You will find a great example of the pages Here






Timeline- Students will work with a timeline right on their worksheet.
There is a wall timeline available  for purchase as a supplemental product
Click here to learn more about the wall map and timeline.




 photo primary-teacher-guide_zps3f764220.jpg



The teachers guide comes in spiral bond pages and is really easy
to use. Each section is labeled . Along with appropriate information
per the section. Photos are used to help you know if you are working
in the right area. Very easy to use. I didn't have to do much prep work
for this bible study which is great for a busy family.




 photo bible-book-summary-cards_zps28dfa8ff.jpg



Below is a picture of the bible summary cards. The kids are
showing them off. I love the simplicity for young children.
My youngest one enjoyed them as well. I would love to see
them laminated.




The other Sunday in our Sunday school class. (I teach primary by the way)
I was talking with my partner for Sunday school and we realized that
many of the kids didn't know some of the simple bible songs that we
grew up with as kids. We thought what a shame that is and along comes
this Bible songs Cd. We have been using this in our home and In our
Sunday School. The children are enjoying it so much. We are learning songs
like He's Got the whole world in his hands, I've Got peace like a river,
J-O-Y, Be careful little eyes and many new songs as well. 

 photo childrens-songs-cd_zps6d5f5503.jpg


Pros....
* Easy to use teacher Guide
* Ready to go curriculum very little prep
* The use of the timeline to show progression of bible times
*curriculum goes through the old and new testament
* The Bible cards are great for review purposes
*Children learn easier through song so the bible Cd was
an added big plus for us.


Cons...* The student guides are rather flimsy with
having one student I would have liked something that
would stay together. I think the pages were made more for
a large group and easy tear outs to send home with children.

* Some of the activities were for multiple students and
needed modified. An option activity would have been helpful.
However the ideas worked great in our Sunday school class.
So that is a Pro too.



Some resources if you'd like to learn more:
Bible Studies for All Ages
Frequently Asked Questions
Facebook
Twitter

And if you would like to read more reviews about this product
click the graphic....

Photobucket



Warm Blessings,


Nikki





 photo Disclaimer2_zpsff718028.gif

Keep in Touch

I would love to hear from you. Feel free to comment or leave a message in my message box. I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank- you for visiting Angels of Heart.

Rejoice in the Lord Always.