Homeschool Help: 5 Tools You Can Use to Teach Godly Virtues At Home

Teaching godly virtues at home is one of our goals in homeschooling. Though character is not something one can easily teach but awareness of these virtues is important so that our children will know these virtues.

Here are some tools you can use to teach these godly virtues.

Achieving True Success: How to Build Character as a Family. This is a book which can be used by the whole family. It is available from Amazon or Learning Plus bookstore in Pasig City.

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Focus on the Family’s Kids of Integrity A great website with free PDF files that focuses on each virtue.

Confession’s of a Homeschooler’s Bible Printables. There are several character studies which you can easily download and print for your child.

We Choose Virtues. There is a homeschool kit that includes parenting cards and downloadable PDF files. It is best fit for 4-8 years old.

The Book of Virtues from William J. Bennett. This is a book about different virtues and there is a FREE unit study on The Book of Virtues  from Shiver Academy.

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Fully Satisfied in Him

In our fast paced life and materialistic world, we are enticed to think that we need the latest gadgets to be able to live a more organized and connected life. We are enticed to think that we need to enroll our children at that program so they can become the best in what they do. We are enticed to think that we need to do more to become better people in our society.

But sadly, in our own pursuit of happiness, this is not what God intends for us. Yes, God wants us to be blessed, but not in the way we thought. We might not be aware of how God has been blessing us because we have been looking at life through the wrong lenses.

As we face our daily life, we make hundreds of choices. Each of those choices yield results and we make more choices out of those choices. It may seem endless and futile but God wants us to see beyond our daily toil. God blesses us with His presence amidst our daily choices. As we completely surrender our cares and our days to Him, He promises to be with us – always. Whatever happens to us, God is with us, thus we are blessed.

His presence brings peace, joy, goodness, love,  and hope in our lives. And that is the fullness that fills our lives. We become fully satisfied in Him and regardless of our life’s circumstances, we know and we can acknowledge that we are blessed.

Our pursuit in life takes a different direction as we realize, in the end, what truly matters is the state of our relationship to God. Because if our relationship with God is doing well then everything else falls in the proper places in our lives. We can be fully satisfied because God is with us.

 

Readers List for 9-12 Years Old

My 9 and 12 year olds love to read and sometimes, it can be quite a challenge to find good books for them to read through. I have been researching and have come up with this readers list for them. I’d like to share it with you and hope that it will help you too!

  • The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
  • A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  • Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
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  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Ides of April by Mary Ray
  • Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
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  • The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter
  • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
  • Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Homeschool Help: Sir Cumference Math Adventures

If your child is not very fond of Math, you can try looking for living math books like the Sir Cumference picture book series.

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Math concepts are explained in an illustrated story format. Different math characters have exciting adventures including Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter and their son Radius. The titles in this series:

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter

The drawings are drawn using soft painting and time of the events happen during the time of the Kings and the Knights. Indeed, this is truly a different and fun way to learn about Math concepts!

Homeschool Help: Philippine Historic Sites Field Trip

Studying about Social Studies in the Philippines can sometimes become a boring and tedious task. However, we can help our students appreciate our country more by visiting museums and historical places in the country.

Here is a list of places you can try to visit:

  • Luneta
  • National Museum
  • Museum of the Filipino People
  • Fort Santiago
  • Ayala Museum
  • Rizal Shrine
  • Bahay Tsinoy
  • Lopez Museum
  • Yuchengco Museum
  • Museo ng Katipunan
  • Presidential Museum and Library
  • Metropolitan Museum of Manila
  • Mabini Shrine
  • Vigan
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Corregidor Island
  • Dambana ng Kagitingan in Bataan
  • Manila American Cemetery
  • Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery
  • EDSA shrine
  • Aguinaldo Shrine

Do you know of any other place that should be included in this list? Please leave a comment. Thanks!