Okay so I have a few moments to work on this post that I have been needing to do. I have a great many things to share with ya'll and they just keep adding up as the days go by. So here it goes:
I posted awhile back about us starting our Scripture Journal studies. And then I couldn't share pictures because I left my camera with my Hubby...but now I have it back! This has been one of those things that has been such a success for us that I have just been bursting at the seams to share it. It has become my favorite part of the day, which is good because it is the first lesson that we do! The kid seem to enjoy it too. They are even getting into such a routine that when I call them they will automatically get out the supplies we need! WooHoo! I love it when that happens!
So just to share really quick again. I have seen and had the thought that we should scripture journal, and then I was reminded of it in a blog post at Latter-Day Homeschooling. You can read my thoughts on that post here.
Here is how we are doing our Scripture Journals:
I bought everyone a composition notebook (including myself).
I found free LDS Clipart HERE that I print out for the lessons. If there aren't any pictures available...we just draw our own. But I find it keeps their hands busier and holds their interest more if they have picture to cut, glue, and color.
I teach the lesson from our Scripture Stories books that we ordered from our church. Right now we are studying The Book of Mormon. (I shared the links for these in my other post.)
We also read selections from our Scripture when want a more in depth look or when we want to mark or write a note about a specific scripture.
I am also incorporating a Hymn study into our journaling. I have been printing a copy for each child from LDS.org that corresponds with the lessons. I don't do it for every lesson, because I really want them to learn the ones we practice. To practice them we always start our lesson with a song that we know, a prayer, and then one of the new songs we are practicing. I have also downloaded the mp3s so we can have the music on my Ipod.