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10 Terrific Classroom Management Resources

10 Terrific Classroom Management Resources

There's nothing worse than the feeling of losing control of your classroom. Whether it's at church in the Children's Ministry department or at school in the elementary classroom, classroom management is essential to a successful learning experience. Image Credit: Flickr by Emory Maiden I've been doing some research on Whole Brain Learning, and while I'm not entirely sold on the concept, there are some key principles that I whole-heartedly embrace. A disorganized teacher breeds a chaotic … [Read more...]

Our Preschool Homeschool April Bucket List

Our Preschool Homeschool April Bucket List

Ever pin so many things on Pinterest you don't even know where to begin?   Story of my life.  I've even tried making a new board entitled "TO DO SOON!!!" to spur me towards accomplishing something.  However, the best method I've found is the good old fashioned list on the friend.  We made a "February Fun" list by pulling twenty or so activities from my Preschool and Winter Fun boards and I was really pleased at the number of activities we were actually able to do that month.  March has been … [Read more...]

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

We're entering our first Review and Recitation week with our new curriculum, Kids' Quest.    If you haven't read the background on why we chose this curriculum, check out my introduction to the Children's Catechism here.  So far, the kids have really been engaging with the lessons and they have been remembering the answers to the questions.  Admittedly, the curriculum does move a little slow (we only do 1-2 questions and answers each week), but I would rather really dig deep than rush through … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Fish Net Snacks

Sunday Snapshot: Fish Net Snacks

My amazing friend and snack manager, Paulette, brought in these super cute snacks the other day to church.  We were studying Luke 5: Peter's miraculous catch of fish.  Check it out: Here's what they looked like when they were passed out to the kids. Open up the net for a bounty of fish (and marshmallows).  This is actually a goldfish mix from Pepperidge Farm.  Delicious! Do you tie in your snack time with the lesson? What are some of the best ideas you've had? I'd love to hear about … [Read more...]

20% off on The Sense of the Resurrection!!

20% off on The Sense of the Resurrection!!

Have you picked up the amazing new e-book from Amanda White?  She's the author of Truth in the Tinsel and a huge advocate for teaching kids all about the true meaning of Easter.  I love all the hands-on and full sensory experiences packed into this e-book and I don't want you to miss it!! Right now, you can grab this AMAZING resource for 20% off with code OHEASTER!  Don't wait.  It's only good through the weekend and it's worth it!! Grab your copy today!   … [Read more...]

Power Bible: Book Review

Power Bible: Book Review

If you've been reading this blog long, you'll know I'm a big fan of the Action Bible. I love the stunning graphics and the poignant emotions you can see in the character's faces.  I love how it helps kids to really visualize the Bible and how it forces long-time Bible readers to really feel the stories they have  read so many times.  Of course, there are a few drawbacks.  Some of the pictures in this graphic novel are well, graphic.  There's blood.  There's intense emotion. There's some scary … [Read more...]