My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Upper Grade Bundle - My picks for the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Sale

I will have an 8th grader next year. Longtime readers can probably remember her birth documented on this very blog!  But as she gets ready for her last year of jr. high,  I am well aware that she is ready for some high school level work. Her favorites are art and history, but also English literature. 

With that in mind, these are what I see the Upper-Grade Bundles that have caught my interest!  

Remember - you have options for building your own bundle too. I like that option so well - I did it twice!  

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From Bundle #1:

College Prep Writing Curriculum. She may not be ready for that this year, but as her writing continues to mature I definitely think this would be helpful in the years to come.

Research indicates strong reading and writing skills are essential for college success. If you ever worry about whether your child is prepared for the rigors of college writing, look no further. Written by a college professor, homeschooling mom and international selling author, this step-by-step curriculum ensures your child is prepared for the rigors of college writing.

An Introduction to Art History-Renaissance 
because Rosie will just LOVE this!

Study some of the greatest masters, the various styles and periods, such as the Early Renaissance, Renaissance, and High Renaissance, along with many of the great Protestant artists in northern Europe during the Reformation.

This one-year program focuses on both a Christian Worldview and Classical approach to Art History. Each text includes a set of full color "masterpiece cards" along with a set of "art lesson cards" (to be worked on directly with each lesson).

Paul's Journeys  - Could count this as religion, history and geography.
Here's a wonderful resource to help you teach your students about the life of Paul the Apostle. From Tarsus to Jerusalem to Ephesus to Rome, this beautifully-designed Activity Book covers the life of Paul.
This activity book includes 71 pages of fun and engaging Bible quizzes, maps, and creative writing & coloring activities. It also includes detailed scripture references for further Bible reading and an answer key for teachers.

A Wrinkle In Time Book Club - Rosie's been wanting to do a book club. Maybe this will be a good start for her. 
In the course, A Wrinkle in Time Book Club, the student will read through the book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

Learn about:
  • How to pronounce Shakespeare, iambic pentameter
  • Biography of William Shakespeare
  • The Globe Theater
  • Elizabethan theater
  • Plus...memorization and performance tips
Students will also memorize speeches, read through and watch monologues, watch A Midsummer Night's Dream, and perform an act from William Shakespeare's Star Wars.

From interacting with siblings to resisting peer pressure, kids today are faced with all kinds of choices and the question seems fair. It is hard to do the right thing. As parents it's our job to equip our kids with a foundation of biblical reasons to make the right choice and the motivation to stand strong against temptation.

Pulling from 30 years of homeschool curriculum consulting and tutoring, Cathy Canen has put together a resource that will propel your child to success in high school! Vocabulary will be a breeze once they've mastered these 50 basic word roots; and with Cathy's program, they can't help but have fun as they learn them.
By using this little program of word roots your child will become an expert about the original roots of 50 words. If they can play "Go Fish" and other easy card games, then they'll be able to complete these activities with no problem.
By playing the games, your child will become very good at understanding word roots and how to use them. And of course, once they understand better how to use their words, they're ready to be a word hero in any course of study.