Hi everyone! Welcome to day 2 of my curriculum forum discussions! Today we’re going to talk about how we study the Bible.
Bible is an important part of our homeschool, and for whatever reason it was always one of the hardest for me to find. But since finding the Grapevine Studies we’ve really been loving our Bible time. These studies work really well for teaching multiple levels and my kids are really enjoying doing them as well, so I plan to continue with these next year.
I recommend getting the multiple level student workbook and Teacher’s Manual. You really can’t do these lessons without the TM and then of course you need the student workbooks as well. The TM has the lessons as well as sample drawings for those of us who are artistically challenged! And really these are so flexible they can be done with kiddos as young as Kindergarten I’d say. For preschooler’s they’ve also just released traceable versions as well! We will be using that shortly to help include the Teeny Tot in our lessons and I can’t wait to try them out!
- Great visual walk through the Bible.
- Works great with multiple levels.
- Can be expensive to purchase multiple workbooks for each student.
- Don’t have a lot of books released yet.
Another addition we’re making next year are the Kay Arthur Bible studies for kids. I think they’re great for teaching independent study skills to older kiddos. I’m going to be using them with Turbo who will be in 4th grade and Strawberry Shortcake who will be in 5th grade next year. I wouldn’t recommend starting these much sooner than 4th or 5th grade though.
Each book includes directions as well as instructions for the students to complete as they go through the study so they are basically self contained. Students will be writing inside these books however, so you’ll need to purchase one per student.
Some more great Bible resources:
- Calvary Curriculum (Free online curriculum)
- Answers for Kids Bible Curriculum
- What’s in the Bible DVDs
- Nest Family Bible DVD Series
- Great for independent study
- Good way to teach younger students about inductive Bible study.
- Students write in books, so you have to purchase new books for each study.
So, now comes the fun part!
What are your favorite Bible curriculum, resources, websites, etc? Leave a comment below discussing your choices for this year and why.
Feel free to ask questions or reply to each other too!
It’s my way of doing a forum without actually doing a forum haha!
And hopefully this will help us all as we start the process of researching curriculum, and trying to decide what will be the best fit for our homeschool.
Note: Please keep today’s conversations geared towards BIBLE, I will be posting one for each subject separately so we can keep our comments organized.
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