Fall Registration is Open! Click on the links below to register & for more information. Bibles & Rainbows & Planets & KingsUnit study fun! Grow character in your students with godly character trait based themes. Unit studies integrate all subjects, hands on activities use all the senses, discovery learning creates critical thinkers, multi-level learning builds families. Integrated into each unit, science and social studies, art and music, great literature and reading, health and safety, and Bible.This includes drama, research, reading (individual & family), writing & many other projects. Obedience (fall) begins with (1) Authority & Light, sources, behavior, color & rainbows, lighthouses, God’s light, (2)Horses: History, uses & art, breeds, mule & donkeys, tack, training, styles, care, cowboys & trails, brands, cowboy tools, famous cowboys & ranches, cowboy cookout; (3)Kings & Queens, kings of history, costumes, feudalism & the manor, training of a knight, King Arthur, heraldry, Tournaments, Castles, life, Medieval Feast ending the semester. Orderliness (spring) begins with the (1)solar system/seasons; calendars, gravity, centrifugal force, (2) classification of plants & animals, collect, classify & preserve plants, trees, moss, bacteria & algae, (3) Rock collection & identification, types of rocks and much, much more! Remembering God's Awesome Actsis different from traditional classes which only teach one subject. Although the primary focus is Bible and Ancient History, the impressive lap-book style student notebook includes a drawing course, a structured creative writing course, speech and drama. In addition, geography, anthropology, archeology and linguistics are studied. The ultimate purpose of each element is to give the student a better understanding of the Bible. The focus is not on the individual subjects, but on studying issues, playing with concepts and mastering skills while learning discernment and logic. When studying the Tower of Babel and the dispersion of the nations, the student does a country study from each continent. This includes not only facts about a country, but also the nation’s prayer needs, major religions and availability of scriptures. Art lessons help the student to appreciate the different facial features of other peoples. And language studies (using college-level techniques) help develop an awareness of the work of missionaries. Learn the answers to these questions and many more! What are twelve aspects of God revealed in the creation story? What five things did the serpent say in the Garden of Eden that are the basis of false religions today? What are the elements of Hebrew poetry and how can you recognize it in scripture? How many continents have pyramid structures and how do they compare to ziggurats? How many languages are found on each continent and how many groups of people do not have any portion of the Bible in their own language? In what ways do Adam, Abel, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses compare to and foretell of the life, death and salvation of Jesus Christ? How does studying the unique physical features of a camel give us a better understanding of Rebekah? Which of the dozens of titles and responsibilities given to the second in command, or Vizier of Egypt, can be demonstrated in the life of Joseph? What is it about hieroglyphics that make it possible for even young children to read the ancient Egyptian script without even knowing the language? How does turning the Nile River to blood show that God, and God alone, is the source of all creation, the sustainer of life on earth and the source of eternal life after death? Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales IEW Grades 3-5 Let your students’ imaginations soar while enjoying classic children’s tales and learning to write with structure and style! Institute for Excellence in Writing wide variety of adventures will supply a rich foundation for imaginative and enjoyable writing. Your students will work through IEW Units 1–7 as they learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures, and compose their own fables, myths, and fairy tales. Includes vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads. Ancient History Based Writing Lessons IEW Grades 4 - 8 Experience the adventures of the ancient world! This theme-based writing curriculum exposes students to the ancient world through cultural literature and the study of famous places and events while they learn to write with the Structure and Style®️ writing method. Offering a full year of instruction for students in grades (3)4-7, these lessons cover all nine IEW Units. Vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads are also included. Following Narnia: Aslan's Country Writing Lessons IEW Grades 6+Continue the adventure with the remaining four novels of The Chronicles of Narnia® (Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle). Students will learn advanced writing skills while exploring the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style® writing method. This course is recommended for students with at least one year of experience with IEW. PreSchool Exploring Creation with Science Ages 3-5 Science from the eyes of a preschooler/kindergartener is a little different! Playing and exploring is key. While moving through the days of creation, we will explore and experiment with concepts such as days & nights, months & years; things like earth/sky, oceans/water, plants, animals, & people. A hands-on unit study approach to these topics is promised to be fun and exciting. Parents are asked to volunteer at least once during the semester. Past Classes Lessons From Little House Scalpels and Needles and Pins! Oh My! Journey Through Ancient Egypt - Tuesday section Considering God's Creation 2nd - 7th grade All Things Fun & Fascinating IEW - 3rd - 5th grades Medieval History Based Writing Lessons IEW 6th + Following Narnia: The Lion's Song IEW 6th + My mission, which I wrote over twenty years ago, is to enrich the lives of others. Growing up in Oklahoma, in a farming & dairy farming family, gardening, canning, sewing, 4-H, I enrolled in college and declared Landscape Architecture as my major. Two years in, I changed to Agriculture Communications for a hot second, the when I realized I had to count my words, made another change! After graduating from Oklahoma State University with Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, with a Food Industry emphasis, I was employed with the USDA Milk Market Administrator’s office for several years before becoming a stay-at-home (well some of the time) homeschooling mom for the next twenty five years. Enjoying all things science and history, (not especially math however) I began teaching at co-ops, which led to teaching hundreds of students everywhere we have lived in four different states. Deciding what I wanted to be when I grew up had to be determined, since eventually all our kids would graduate high school. Teaching was the obvious path! Unafraid to tackle weird subjects with lots of students (up to 50 at a time) of all age groups mixed together, I have taught Archaeology & the Bible, Biology/Dissection, Plants , Simple Chemistry, Sherlock Science, The Murders of Lyle & Louise, Crime Scene Investigations, Geology, Picturing America, Oceans/Marine Life, How Viruses Spread, Ancient Cultures: Egypt, Greece & Rome, World & Medieval History, American History and probably a few more in between. Working in fascinating field trips always makes it all the more fun. Immersive and hands on are how I learn, and light the fires of learning for many students. The ability for students to work collaboratively together in groups, creates a dynamic environment with opportunities for leadership. A few summers ago, I worked through the difficult process of becoming a registered Institute for Excellence in Writing instructor – and I passed! IEW is a method of writing where students learn how to dress up their writing, working through nine units. In Fall 2021, I offered two IEW classes, one for 3-5th grade and another for 6th grade & up. Enriching my own life was not what I expected when I set out to teach our own kids and others as a part of those co-ops and groups, but luckily I have been blessed more!