Category Archives: Homeschooling

Posts about how I homeschool. Includes posts about the Charlotte Mason method, single parent homeschooling, homeschooling boys, homeschool planning, homeschooling a special needs child and general homeschool encouragement.

Digging into the Word Through Art

See the Light is wonderful company that has great products for doing/teaching art with your children. When I first learned about this Christian art curriculum I had my eye on the bible DVDs. I’m always looking for ways to bring the bible to life for my boys and anytime that we can use our chalk pastels we are all over that!

Dig into the story of Jonah with this wonderful christian art curriculum from See the Light. Hurry for your chance to win this wonderful curriculum for your family!| LaToyaEdwards.net

My boys love the story of Jonah. It was one of the first stories that they memorized. I can remember Gabe praying one night for God not to send a big fish to eat him because he’d disobeyed. I had a good laugh after I tucked them in that night but I was really happy to hear that they were getting the message of the scripture.

Recently we had the chance to review God’s Runaway and we were not disappointed. The first thing that we did when the DVD arrived was to watch the video of the story of Jonah. It was short and beautiful to watch as the story was told with chalk pastel pictures.

Dig into the story of Jonah with this wonderful christian art curriculum from See the Light | LaToyaThere are several projects to choose from on this DVD but I decided to work on the chalk pastel lesson with my boys. We have been getting used to our chalk pastels this year and I knew they’d love this project. Especially the part where we got to use the black light:

Dig into the story of Jonah with this wonderful christian art curriculum from See the Light | LaToya

The lessons was very easy to follow. There were a few times when we had to pause or rewind the video to catch up or see how Pat drew something but that’s the fun of having the DVDs.  I think our pictures came out awesome, don’t you?

Dig into the story of Jonah with this wonderful christian art curriculum from See the Light | LaToya

Have you tried any projects from See the Light? Do you use art to teach and reinforce bible lessons with your children?

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Online Homeschool Programs for Elementary Students


This year I have been hearing a lot about online homeschool programs.  I kept thinking that those wouldn’t be a good fit for us because my boys are so young and I just didn’t have the time to add one more thing to our day.  A few months ago I was introduced to Bridgeway Homeschool Academy.  Bridgeway has a lot of really fun classes for homeschool students of all ages.  When I had the chance
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How to Get Your Kids to Hate Reading


Learning to read is one of the most important things that our children have to learn, whether they are homeschooled or not.  It’s so important for me that it’s the focus of our school day for K-2.  I love to read and I really want my boys to have that same love for books.  When I first started teaching my oldest to read I had to be really careful not to push to hard and ruin
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