Tuesday, April 19, 2011

B is for Bible

Last week I joined in the weekly meme of The ABC's of Homeschooling by linking up a previous post from when we studied Africa. This week's letter is B.

Bible - It's the way we start our homeschool day, studying the Bible. I love our Bible time. It is the one subject that all of the small people do together. We begin with our Bible memory verse. It is so important to me that my children memorize Scripture. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11 I strongly believe that by giving my children a strong base in Scripture knowledge, they will be able to rely on that in times of trouble. Even little Brittany amazes me with her ability to memorize and recite the Scripture verses that we work on.

Next, we do our Bible reading. I read the verses to them, and then we discuss them.

We end our Bible time in prayer. Each of them have an opportunity to pray aloud, and it just touches my heart to hear them pray for each other and for others outside of our family.

This year we used the Bible scheduled with My Father's World Exploring Countries and Cultures. We've been slowly going through the book of Matthew. Each week, the small people have memorized at least one verse from Matthew as well. We have also had a missions emphasis through reading Window on the World and focused on character issues in our reading of Hero Tales.

Prior to this year, I used a curriculum called Bible Study Guide for All Ages. I absolutely LOVE this curriculum, and I'm waffling a little on whether or not to return to it next year. I like how it gives me guidance on the Bible reading, including questions on key points to see if they are truly understanding the Bible.

So, my question for you, do I return to Bible Study Guide for All Ages next year or should I use the My Father's World Bible curriculum that will go along with the Rome to Reformation year?
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