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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Conference

Last weekend I attended a homeschool conference with a friend. I had a blast and came home feeling refreshed and full of new ideas and concepts to try at my house.

I ordered my curriculum for next year (for both girls - is it really possible for me to have two girls school-age?). {SIGH}

I purchase a couple of devotions for my girls and I know it has only been a few days, but I love them. They start with a scripture on the topic, then a story, then application questions (2), a prayer, and an activity. I love the questions because I get to see LIllie's heart when she answers them. I told her there is no wrong answer to them and then let her do that part on her own - I just sneak a peak at her answers ;0). The devotions are God and Me 2 from Legacy Press. I picked the age range 2-5 for Gracie and 6-9 for Lillie. If they continue to do well with them, I will look into picking up the God and Me 1 and 3.

My favorite speakers from the conference were Ricka and Marilyn BOyer. They homeschooled all 14 of their children and has gone thru many trials as a result. They started in 1980 and had to go to court and even threatened that they would lose her children over homeschooling. Marilyn developed a character study for her children and shared them with the public now. I choose one that covers 12 charactor traits (geared for ages 6-9) and am looking forward to starting them. She has studies for all age ranges including preschool and high school. I would totally recommend them to others, even if you don't homeschool, they are a great addition to your family devotion time. You can find info at their website The Learning Parent



Hope you are having a nice start to your spring!!!!