M is for Manger - see picture above and free Silent Night printable below
M is for Man - the ancient man and his intelligence
M is for Miry Clay - Ps 40:2 - You brought me out of the pit of destruction, out of the
miry clay, you put my feet upon a rock, making my footsteps firm.
*although it may not seem like a Christmas verse - we are backing up to the reason
He was born in the first place - He came so that we might live - He came to cleanse
us and set our feet upon the rock.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
Adapt your homeschool to fit your needs. I am reading the Genius of Ancient Man aloud and although it is a bit advanced for my younger ones - they are understanding much of it because we have added this project pictured above. While I read - they are sketching and painting examples we discussed from the books historical timeline such as the tower of Babel, Great Pyramids, Stonehenge, and more - all examples of ancient cultures religions, organized government and architecture - ancient man's intelligence. They may not understand every word I read - but they understand the basics, will remember this project, and we are laying a foundation of truth in their lives. It's a wonderful resource!
I am careful to teach them that many of the cultures had pagan roots and rituals - I have the
ability to pic and choose how much of that I share with my children. The important thing is for
them to understand why we choose to believe in Creation and that the bible is our ultimate
go-to, the foundation of our faith.
My favorite thing this week was…
Showing my husband the tree of course! (it's important to find everyday ways to play with your spouse - a little friendly competition is fun for us) The moments pictured in our weekly wrap-ups are many of my favorite moments - finding joy in the everyday
*Our ladies bible study group on Monday nights (IRL) and the volunteers who take care of the kiddos and teach them about Jesus during that time - *Resources for our homeschool
*The REAL gift of the season - *Friends who support and love -* husband who puts his family
first and is a godly example for our boys - *wonderful homeschool companies such as Apologia, Master Books, and GeoMatters who are generous and supportive in the homeschool community - *grateful for reading improvement in little ones
We're reading …
exploring and learning about the intelligence of ancient man and our Creator