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.

Advertisements

Thursday Book Review – If Animals Could Talk

Beloved, I’m very excited to review this book today! A while back I heard brother Todd Freakishly Tall Friel read portions of this book on his radio program Wretched and immediately went and purchased the kindle version for Kayliegh. Most of you know we homeschool, and apart of our homeschooling routine is the devouring of books. We literally read chapters in at least 7 books each day, including the Bible. Very rarely are we so blown away by a book that we drag daddy into the room to hear it. This, friends, is one of those books.

If Animals Could Talk by Dr. Werner Gitt is written in first person, as if the animals were talking. Each animal takes time to detail the majesty and wonder of its make up, the fascinating characteristics that were given to them by God and why. It’s so loaded full of facts that you could turn every paragraph into a lesson! But it doesn’t feel like work when you’re reading it, it feels like you’re adventuring with each creature in its own habitat. This book pulls you from your couch and casts you into the ocean with blue whales, or into the depths with the earthworm. Each chapter shows you the tremendous care and attention God has given to His creation, while glorifying God for His handiwork.

I recommend this book to everyone, young and old. This book would make a wonderful gift for any little one celebrating a birthday, especially with its beautiful pictures. You can find the kindle version here and the paper back version here. I’ve got a whole stack of little ones that are getting this book for Christmas this year! Beloved, if there’s a book out there you’d like to recommend for us we’re always open to suggestions! As always, dear friends, 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.

Saturday Worksheets – Ants and More

#homeschooling

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.

Kayliegh’s Question #1

Beloved, here it is again, the ever rare second post! I’ve been fielding extremely deep, over my head, questions from my daughter since the day I got saved. I’m not sure if the difference was her cognitive ability, as she was nearly five years old at the point of my salvation, or if the constant proclaiming of this great God continues to peak her interest. Either way, before salvation all the questions were warm and fuzzy such as “does God think jokes are funny too?” and now they are “If God is sovereign do we decide to move, or does He move us?”


Just as a side note, my favorite question from Kayliegh came shortly after Justin and I were saved. He was reading us the Ten Commandments and she was so confused. It went something like this…

Justin: “Though shalt not commit adultry…” polite interruption from Kayliegh…

Kayliegh: No adult trays? Just kid trays?

I’ll take that question ten times over the ones she usually asks!


I’m going to start writing down her questions and the responses we give her down and posting them for your advice on each matter. I’m also very curious as to whether or not any of you encounter similar questions from your little ones, and how you handle them. Some days she asks passing questions, and other days are filled with theological inquiries. Yesterday was the latter. It certainly keeps me on my toes! Here’s one of the questions she asked…

“If God knew Satan would tempt Adam and Eve and cause the fall of mankind, why did God create Satan?”

What do you think, beloved brethren, how would you have answered this question? What scriptures would you have gone too? Is this a question you’ve been asked, or asked yourself, before?