Homeschooling Resources – Earth Science and More

Hello beloved brethren, today I have some fantastic lessons from our brother in Christ who frequently posts new homeschooling lessons on Wednesday over at The Domain for Truth. These lessons cover everything from rivers and mountains to deserts and valleys, in a way that honors and glorifies God as Creator.

Earth Science Lesson 1

Earth Science Lesson 2

Earth Science Lesson 3

Earth Science Lesson 4

Earth Science Lesson 5

Earth Science Lesson 6

Earth Science Lesson 7

Earth Science Lesson 8

Earth Science Lesson 9

While I’m sharing wonderful resources provided for us by Pastor Jim, here is a book review he’s given on a couple of children’s books that I can’t wait to share with Kk. I also heard that Astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle is working on a homeschooling curriculum that should be released soon. I’ll keep my eye out for that little jewel! Until then, there are some really neat activities at the kids side of Answers in Genesis here. I pray these resources are a blessing to you all, this weekend. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

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Homeschool Resources – Free Easter Lessons and Field Trip Updates

Hello, and happy Saturday, friends! Our brothers and sisters over at Answers in Genesis have released a wonderful Easter lesson plan for free. The lesson plan comes with four different downloads, each specified to age. They start at Pre-K and go up to 8th grade. Whether you celebrate Passover or Easter, you won’t find any bunnies or eggs in these downloads. These lessons focus on Christ crucified, and risen from the grave. They are great for anyone who teaches Sunday school, homeschoolers, or parents/grandparents that want to turn their little one’s eyes on the kingdom rather than the candy.

https://answersingenesis.org/store/product/abc-easter-lessons/

I also wanted to share with you all a few of our recent field trips, I haven’t discussed our adventures since we went to see the Dino prints. Since then Kayliegh has learned about geological formations at the unfortunately named Garden of the Gods.

That gave us the opportunity to discuss the difference between the evolutionary story of how these rocks formed, and the flood of Noah and the impact it had on the Earth. Then we learned about erosion, and suspension bridges at America’s second highest suspension bridge named the Royal Gorge Bridge.

There was also a short lesson on mechanics as we rode the gondola across the Royal Gorge, then we discussed how fear can affect us. We also had a lot of fun learning the different types of mountains, and how oxygen works differently on our lungs at higher altitudes, by driving up to Pikes Peak. Kayliegh has had some lessons on weather, and how mountains affect it, as well.

There are fantastic places in everywhere state that show Gods glory, His intelligence in design, and His majesty in creation. When we can pull those lessons into science, history, and mathematics, it’s a win win! I hope these are encouraging to you all, beloved, to push the boundaries of how you teach your little ones. As always, dear ones, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Homeschooling Resources

Beloved, today I have four links that will absolutely bless your family. If you homeschool these four lessons are going to thrill your students! If you don’t homeschool these lessons will still bless your family as an evening, weekend, or even to be put away for summer, lessons with your children. They’re so wonderful because, like all the lessons our brother Pastor Jim creates, they point towards God as Creator.

Sea Urchins Lesson 1

Jellyfish Lesson 2

Starfish Lesson 3

Octopus Lesson 4

This week Kayliegh made it to Joshua in her Bible study, and to bring to life ancient Israel we looked into some archeological findings and did some fun recreations of pottery found.

I’ll try to get some of the scriptural verses we’ve been through posted next Saturday. I pray you’re all having a wonderful weekend. As always, beloved friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Homeschooling Resources and Answers News

Beloved, I just wanted to give you this link which has been a tremendous blessing to me when creating our weekly lessons.

http://searchcreation.org

This search engine looks through creationists websites, giving you all the needed information on any given topic without needing to wade through secular websites.

Also, yesterday I missed posting Answer News show from Thursday. I’m so sorry this has happened two weeks in a row, I’m going to get the hang of this eventually!

I hope these are blessings to you all, my dear brethren! As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Kayliegh’s Questions – Why?

If you have little ones in your life then you already know that ‘why’ is their favorite question. I love this about Kk! She asks so many questions throughout the day, always something different, sometimes funny and sometimes very serious. I hadn’t had time to sit down and write about them up until now, so I’ve been recording them for the opportune time.

Here are a select few from the past week…

1. “Is Satan why we sin, mommy?”

Answer: No, we sin because we inherited the sin nature from Adams fall in the garden. Satan does seek to kill, steal, and destroy. He is the accuser of the brethren. (Enter the Gospel, I always try to bring it back to the Gospel)

2. “Why did God create man if He knew we would sin? Why didn’t He just make us not to sin?”

Answer: You’ve had both a robotic dog and a real puppy. You loved the real puppy, the robotic dog ended up in a draw. This is because the real puppies affections had more value, they were genuine. The robot was programmed to pretend to love you, without any actual feelings. God could have created mankind as robots, but we’re to be a gift for His Son, a bride for the Bridegroom. What kind of gift would forced love be? Jesus said if we love Him we’ll obey His commandments.

(I’ll admit this one was tough for me beloved, and if I need correction here I would greatly appreciate you pointing this out Biblically!)

3. “Why does Jesus say His body is bread, and His blood is wine? We don’t really eat Him, do we?”

Oh, out of the mouths of babes!

Answer: This is a spiritual saying, like the second birth, the new birth of a believer is spiritual. The first time I was born was physical, the second time I was born was spiritual. We have physical bread we can eat when we get hungry, and it sustains life. Without food we would all parish. Likewise, for the spiritual life we need spiritual food and drink to be sustained. That is why Christ gave Himself on the cross, so that we might not see the second death.

Just as an aside…she also asked this week how kissing the bride after marriage makes the wife pregnant. Not sure how she came to this conclusion…but she’s seven so I told her, while that’s not how a wife becomes pregnant, the way that happens is something we’d talk about when she was older. She hates this response. At what age did you, dear friends, discuss these matters with your children? What do you think of these questions and answers? Any scriptures you’d like to bring to my attention? I so appreciate you all, and pray for you daily! Be good Berean’s, beloved, and study to show yourselves approved.

Saturday Worksheets – Ants and More

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Hello brothers and sisters in Christ! I have the blessed pleasure of sharing with you more of Pastor Jim’s homeschooling lessons. The reason I adore these lessons is not just that they’re wonderfully educational, and gripping for younger learners, but that brother Jim uses every opportunity to bring this lesson back to the fact that God is the creator. Any lesson where I can bring things back to God is a great lesson!

Lesson 1 – Ants Living Together

Lesson 2 – Growth Stages

Lesson 3 – Ants Body Parts

Lesson 4 – Adult Ants

If you’re homeschooling older kiddos I thought this link below was pretty exciting. AiG has online courses where your youth can learn from their PhD scientists!

Answers In Genesis Online Courses

Unfortunately Kayliegh caught a really nasty bug this week (side effect from daddy working in the pediatric part of the hospital) so we didn’t make it very far through her copy work scriptures. She’s finally starting to feel better, so I’m sure next Saturday I’ll have plenty of scripture work to share with you all. Until then ‘Go serve your king’ just kidding…that’s not my catch phrase. Be good Berean’s, beloved brethren, and study to show yourselves approved.

Saturday Worksheets – Pillar of Fire

Currently, in our homeschooling curriculum, I’m taking Kayliegh through the Bible by focusing on the people as we go. She’s 7, so this isn’t an in-depth discussion or word study. However, what I’ve been trying to do each day is to bring out an aspect of the Gospel to her with each chapter we go through. It’s not difficult to follow that scarlet thread throughout the Old Testament, and along with learning scripture, sentence structure through the copy work, I like to add architectural lessons that match where we’re at.

Exodus 14-15-16

Exodus 14-13-14

Exodus 13-21

I hope these copy work pages are a blessing, beloved brethren, and if there’s ever a verse you’d like put together for your own lessons please don’t hesitate to ask. As always, friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.