Saturday Worksheets – The Sun

I didn’t realize that I had skipped over the Sun in other worksheets for this series, I’m so sorry about that brethren! Here I’ve attached a worksheet for the Sun along with a maze. There is also some scriptural copy work. Of course, if there’s anything specific that you would like to have so homeschooling, Sunday school classes, or other lessons, please feel free to ask.

The Sun

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There is also a wonderful diagram with more information here. You can also find some excellent videos here for creation science for youngsters. As always, beloved, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

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Homeschooling Experiment – New Blog for Kayliegh

Hey brethren, this is a little silly and random, but in an effort to help my daughter with typing and sentence structure, we decided to let her have (a heavily monitored) blog of her own! She named it Kayliegh’s Korner, with a K because her nickname is Kk. 


She was so excited to blog like mommy does, which melts my heart! If you get a chance to stop over and encourage her it would mean so much to me. She’s giving her adorable little six-year-old opinion about food, toys, and the like. I’m not comfortable with her using social media, and this makes me really nervous. If you have any advice for me on ways to keep her safe I would be blessed to hear it!

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Saturday Worksheets – Venus

Today over at abitoforange he interviewed a very cool creation science podcast for kids which I thought I’d mention here too, in case any parents want to put some of her awesome work to good use.

https://creationscience4kids.com/

https://creationscience4kids.com/podcast/

I also have some worksheets for you today. If you missed the last worksheets you can find them here, and if you’ve missed the Solar System series that I’m using to make these worksheets you can find Mercury here, and Venus here.

These worksheets just have facts and are evolution free. I hope they’ll be a blessing to you, your children, or your Sunday school classes. Along with science worksheets, there are some scripture copy work pages.

Venus

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I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend, brethren, and as always be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Saturday Worksheets – Mercury

#homeschooling

Last Saturday I posted some Bible verse copy work Here. Today I’ve finished a worksheet for teaching on Mercury, along with a coloring page and some scripture copy work.

My goal was to make the worksheets fun and educational, without adding all the assumptions evolutionists often add to textbooks. I decided to start with Solar System worksheets because I’ve been doing a series every Monday on the subject. Most of what I’ve incorporated into the worksheet you can find over here Mercury

Mercury

1 Corinthians 1-27

Mercury Coloring

I hope these worksheets are a blessing to all the homeschooling, Sunday school teachers, and parents who want to teach their little ones science without naturalism and evolutionism.

 

Saturday Worksheets

#Genesis #Homeschool #Worksheets

When I started this blog I went through a series of the reasons we homeschool which you can see herehere, and here. One of the things I’ve had to supplement at home has been scripture copying and Biblical science. There are few resources out there for homeschooling creationists, but very few are free.

So, every Saturday as often as I can, I’m going to post worksheets I’ve created using worksheet designers. If there’s anything specific that you’d like to see put into a worksheet please feel free to mention it in the comments section.

These worksheets will be great for Sunday school, homeschoolers, or parents that are hoping to bring a greater understanding to their children. I’m working on the science worksheets, they might take me a couple more weeks. However, below are some copy-work worksheets making their way through Genesis free to download.

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Genesis1 6-8

Genesis 1 9-13

Genesis 1 14-19

Genesis 1 20-23

Genesis 1 24-25

The one thing I hope you will all notice is that God has gone to great lengths to show explicit days, an evening and a morning day 1, this type of Hebrew phrasing is there to give a clear picture of 24 hour days. Anyone who seeks to had years to these days is not just taking God’s Word out of context, but is adding to it so it says something it does not say. That is very serious, we need to be careful not to tamper with God’s Word, in any circumstance, much less just to match secular opinions.

I’ll post the rest of Genesis chapter 1 and hopefully some science worksheets next Saturday. Until then, friends, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Why, how, WHERE, and what of HOMESCHOOLING

Today I’m going to go over a short summary of the where’s of homeschooling. This is the obvious starting place for parents considering homeschool. Before you can make a choice about whether or not you will homeschool, you need to understand the laws where you are. Each state has separate laws, each state is equal.

Some states are better to HS in, such as Oklahoma, the only state in the union that has homeschooling rights in its constitution. This means, out of 50 states, only this state will have consistent, untouchable, freedom guaranteed in its laws.

State by State
Homeschooling Regulation

Even Texas laws could change, although currently, Texas is also a great place to homeschool. As a homeschooler in Texas, you’ll be considered a private school, which is pretty neat! Idaho is also a wonderful state to live if you’re going to HS.

However, some families don’t have the option to move to a state with better laws. What do you do then? Most states have protective laws regarding homeschooling families, only a few are truly difficult to HS in. HSLDA is a fantastic organization to be a part of if you choose to homeschool, and their website details each state’s laws Here.

NQXeL__1_.0.pngWhat are some of the laws you might see? The most frequent law states hold is ensuring you teach specific subjects, although many states do not require evidence of what you’ve taught. Most states also require you notifying your local ISD that your child will be schooling at home.

Regulations for homeschooling
Regulations

Some states will have you schooling for a certain amount of hours or days per year. A dozen or so will have mandatory testing, some once a year, others every few years, although not all states want to see the results of those tests. You want to make sure you have a full knowledge of the state laws and keep updated in case they change.

If you happen to live in a state with laws you can’t agree with, but cannot move at the time, check to see if your state has umbrella schools. These awesome programs will protect you from unfriendly laws while allowing you to homeschool freely.

It’s important to remember that, no matter where you live, all schools teach evolution as fact, not theory. This means that while your child might be heading to Sunday school every weekend, five days of the week they are learning God’s Word is wrong. Even if you are not able to homeschool, I highly encourage you to educate yourself on creation so that you can answer your child when they have questions. Like the Bible instructs us, we need to have an answer for why we believe what we believe.

If you missed my previous posts on the why’s, how’s, where’s, and what’s of homeschooling you can find them here WHY and here HOW. Next Friday I’ll talk about the what’s. God bless, my friends!

 

WHY, how, where, and what’s of HOMESCHOOLING

Before I get into the nitty gritty of the how, where, and what’s of our homeschooling journey lets start with the ever so scandalous why?

Before I get into the nitty gritty of the how, where, and what’s of our homeschooling journey lets start with the ever so scandalous why?

Before I dig into it, let me preface this by saying that my personal belief in the importance of homeschooling is not a direct affront against your support for the public school. OR if you happen to be a homeschooling mommy (or daddy) that does things differently then we do…that’s ok too! That’s right, I said it. It’s ok to put your child in public school, or private school, it’s even ok to unschool. Children do not fit into a one size fits all profile any more than the parents that raise them. It’s sort of on the list of things that make America a really cool place to live!fullsizeoutput_11e3

So, now that we have tried (hopefully successfully) to take the guilt out of reading this blog, let me tell you why we homeschool. I really want to get past this blog and get into all the things about our homeschooling life that rocks! You might be wondering why I’m even talking about homeschooling on a blog that’s predominately focused on scriptures. That’s a good question self! Thank you, self.

Why I homeschool will sum that all up, because public schools teach the theory of evolution. I take the bible very seriously, and as a creationist who believes in a literal six-day creation week (I mean can you think of any other reason why seven days is a week? We have the sun to tell us a day is 24 hours, and the moon to give us an idea of the months, but where did the week come from? Think about it) the idea of exposing my daughter to evolutionary theory as fact rather than theory made me nervous.

Creation Science
In the Beginning, God made heaven and earth

Obviously, there are as many reasons why some people homeschool as there are for why others don’t. I didn’t start out considering homeschooling, I didn’t even start out believing in six days of creation! Oh, lets be honest, if you read my first blog, My Testimony, then you know I didn’t even start out as a Christian parent! So what happened? I watched my older sister run through a deck of flash cards with her toddler. I wasn’t married yet, so children weren’t a thought in my mind. However, I tucked the amazement I felt at watching such a tiny brain learn so quickly away in a file. When my daughter was born I pulled that file out and got her some flash cards. I started filming her, in shock at what she could absorb. The tiny little sponge could name all the states on the map, colors, shapes, animals with their sounds, letters in the alphabet and count to ten before she was 2! In response to my videos, a friend messaged me and began encouraging me to homeschool.IMG_2178

When Kayleigh was two I began digging into the facts about evolution, or the lack thereof. Which is a blog for another day! (Don’t worry I will get to it) Even with that, the terror of common core, and the fact that my daughter was picking things up so quickly, I still didn’t believe I was qualified. I only had a year and a half of college with no plans to go back. If it hadn’t been for the encouragement of that friend I wouldn’t have considered it. But she gave me links and recourse’s, tips and more encouragement until I decided I would do it. Then, of course, we began our journey traveling with my husbands work and the plan for homeschooling on the road was cemented!

We faced plenty of opposition. We still do, actually. Of course, the number one thing we’re asked is ‘what about socialization?’ PLEASE, please, please don’t leave that question in the comments. When you work through this logically you’ll come to the same conclusion we all do, in the real life no one socializes like they did in public school. In fact, as we go to work in whatever field we find ourselves in, we invariably find ourselves surrounded by diverse age groups. I even sat through a staff counseling session at an architectural firm I worked at before becoming a stay at home mommy, the entire session was about how to bridge the gap between the age barriers in our office. Why? Because we aren’t taught how to socialize with anyone outside our close age range. I understand why schools do this, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t understand why everyone asks about socialization. Where did this come from? How is it programmed into so many people’s minds as the first argument against homeschooling? It’s a mystery. Mostly I get support, random strangers naturally ask my daughter about school, and when she announces she’s homeschooled, they usually give me a verbal pat on the back. It’s rare, in our travels, that I meet a disapproving look, and even more rare for someone to say something. I think common core has a lot to do with that. Most of the negativity came from, and still sometimes comes from, friends, family, or acquaintances.  Or if I’m being brutally honest here the mass of negativity really comes from my own brain. Thanks, brain! I have to fight back the ideas of impending failure daily. Maybe that’s why others negative responses are burned into my mind?

Now that you know why we homeschool look forward to a blog, at least (hopefully) once a week with updates, encouragement, tips, tricks, recourse’s…all the things that helped me so much!

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