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Why You Can’t Possibly Teach Your Kids Everything

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Davis Carman, Encouragement, Family Activities, Homeschool Encouragement, Parenting, Slider | Comments Off on Why You Can’t Possibly Teach Your Kids Everything

Why You Can’t Possibly Teach Your Kids Everything

You Can’t Possibly Teach Your Kids Everything, So Here’s the One Lesson You Absolutely Must Not Overlook You’ve probably heard it said that homeschooling is a lifestyle. In fact, home education permeates so much of what we do in the Carman family that even our leisure pursuits often include reading, writing, independent study, research, conversation, travel, etc. Can you relate? If you’re a field trip junkie, then the answer is probably a resounding yes. If you have a tendency to turn a trip to the grocery store into a math lesson, then you...

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Taking School On the Road: Field Trip Checklist

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Family Activities, Field Trips, Slider | Comments Off on Taking School On the Road: Field Trip Checklist

Taking School On the Road: Field Trip Checklist

Your community and surrounding areas are treasure troves for a fun and educational field trip. Whether you are visiting a museum, nature center, historic site, weather station, factory, or other point of interest, here are some essential steps to keep in mind when planning your trip. Assess your curriculum and your options Consider upcoming lessons in science, language, history, or other subject, particularly those in which your student(s) may have a strong interest. Is there a topic they might like to explore in more depth? Or one that has...

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Free Printable: DNA Science Activity & Christmas Ornament Craft

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Free Printables, Free Printables, Science, Teaching Ideas | 1 comment

Free Printable:  DNA Science Activity & Christmas Ornament Craft

Here is a DNA science activity and Christmas ornament craft to enjoy during the Christmas season as your family enjoys some extra time together.  And, you can even turn this into a science lesson if you choose to do so; we’ll show you how.   What you’ll need to gather for this DNA science activity and Christmas ornament craft: • 2 chenille sticks of a color of choice (red, green, silver, or gold) • 2 chenille sticks of a second color of choice • 20 mini jingle bells. 5 bells, 4 different colors for a total of 20 mini jingle bells   You can...

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Free Printable: Crystal Creation Christmas Ornaments

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Slider | Comments Off on Free Printable: Crystal Creation Christmas Ornaments

Free Printable: Crystal Creation Christmas Ornaments

Here is a fun way to make Christmas ornaments that sparkle!  There’s no end to the creativity you and your family can put into this activity. The simple recipe ratio you will use to create all things shiny and bright is: 2 cups Boiling water 1/3 cup Borax 1 Canning Jar Directions: Note: A free printable of this activity and lesson (including additional photos) can be downloaded by clicking this link. Set out different colors of pipe cleaners and let your family use their imaginations to create any ornament shapes they want. You can use cookie...

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Four Christmas Traditions Your Kids Will Love

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Christmas, Davis Carman, Parenting | 1 comment

Four Christmas Traditions Your Kids Will Love

One reason Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year is because of the many family Christmas traditions associated with the holiday. The list is long and varied.   The simple task of selecting and decorating a tree for your home can be a fairly involved Christmas tradition. Watching classic Christmas movies and TV specials made for many enjoyable evenings when our kids were younger. The time-honored practice of giving gifts isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Then there are Christmas Eve candlelight services, baking, caroling, and...

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3 Ways to Share Jesus with Skeptics

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Bible/Worldview, Christmas, Devotional Encouragement, Slider | Comments Off on 3 Ways to Share Jesus with Skeptics

3 Ways to Share Jesus with Skeptics

November and December herald times of celebration. We dress up our homes (i.e., we decorate), we gather friends and family (i.e., we celebrate), we indulge in seasonal dishes (i.e., we masticate), and we tell stories (i.e., we . . . storicate? Just go with it). As we join together around the table, we want to make the most of the time. Our thoughts naturally turn to loved ones this time of year, and our prayer requests often go something like this: “My brother is lost, and he’ll be visiting with us over Thanksgiving. Please pray that God will...

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An Evangelistic Resource for the Christmas Season

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Bible/Worldview, Christmas, Davis Carman | Comments Off on An Evangelistic Resource for the Christmas Season

An Evangelistic Resource for the Christmas Season

Each year the Christmas season presents a unique opportunity for us to share the truth about Jesus Christ with friends and family. One important key to sharing the gospel any time of the year is to meet people where they live. In other words, most people already know the basics of the Christmas story, even if they claim not to be religious or “churchy.” They know the story has something to do with a bright star shining on a silent night over a stable in Bethlehem where a young girl named Mary gives birth to a baby named Jesus. Then some...

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Faith: Four Types of Faith, Which Do You Have?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Davis Carman, Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, Slider | Comments Off on Faith: Four Types of Faith, Which Do You Have?

Faith: Four Types of Faith, Which Do You Have?

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test Yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! (2 Corinthians 13:5) A person is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). A Christian is sanctified by faith (Acts 26:18) and serves others by this same faith (1 Peter 4:8–11). A Christ-follower lives and walks by faith every day (Hebrews 3:10). Does this describe your faith? Are there counterfeit forms of faith out there? Let’s take a...

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What Separates Man from the Animals – Studying Dolphins

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Science, Slider, Teaching Ideas | 1 comment

What Separates Man from the Animals – Studying Dolphins

A homeschool student once asked me,  “What is the difference in God’s eyes between a person and animals?” This is a very good question. Many animals are remarkably intelligent. Some can see further than humans, while others can see things beyond the color spectrum of visible light. Animals often run faster than we can. Many hear better, fight better, and are stronger and able to endure environmental conditions that would render most humans helpless. So what sets people apart from animals in a special way? I don’t claim to be a theologian, so...

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Homeschool Basics to Stay the Course

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, Newsletter Week 12, Slider | 1 comment

Homeschool Basics to Stay the Course

Whether or not you receive grief for homeschooling, let me encourage you to stick with the homeschool basics and keep your eye on the finish line. One can expect negative feedback from those who might not understand the choice to homeschool, but thankfully very little came our way. So when I was hit with a rude comment from a homeschool leader during a support group meeting, I was caught off guard. We’ve now crossed the finish line, and we’re so thankful for the journey. We even used the rude comment to our benefit, and I identified some...

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