Bible Road Trip Years One and Two were completely edited, packaged, and published as full-year PDF downloads available for sale. Year Three is nearing its completion, and should be ready for sale in February. Of course, all the individual weekly downloads are still available for free to Thinking Kids subscribers.
Just for fun, I thought we’d take a quick look at the top 15 posts of 2014, in order of popularity.
Bible Road Trip ~ a three year Bible survey curriculum written at 5 levels for preschool to high school ~ by far takes the cake in terms of pageviews. In fact, I’m not counting it in my top 15 posts because there are so many Bible Road Trip posts and it’s viewed so many times. I forgot to install any analytic tools when I transferred the blog, but I can see that just for 9 months of 2014, Bible Road Trip had over 50,000 downloads. That, my friends, overjoys me. That’s a lot of families engaged in discipling their children in the Word. Praise God ~ Soli Deo Gloria.
This 132-page timeline journal was born out of necessity for our family. We started our four-year overview of history over again this year, and my boys had some very specific requests regarding the timelines they desired. The timeline allows children to record history from 4000 BC to 2050 AD. It incorporates 29 full-color paintings, quotes from historic Christians, Bible verses, and time is divided into historical periods. This is free for download, and can be used with Bible Road Trip, your history program, or just for fun (if you have kids like mine that love organizing facts).
This 51-page notebooking journal allows kids to record information about 83 books. Children will learn to identify book genre, theme, plot-line, and have an opportunity to record their thoughts on each book. We use this every week in our home. It’s a nice visual record of the books the kids read each year.
We used Apologia’s Elementary Exploring Creation Series from 1st to 5th grade. We loved all of them. This is my review of the series. The post is from early in 2012 ~ I appreciate Karyn from Teach Beside Me including it in her Homeschool Curriculum Favorites series.
This free subscriber download prints two half-sized notebooking journals. There are 65 pages for recording vacation and field trip memories, great travel murals, and quotes from Christian heroes. I print these single-sided which allows my children to scrapbook pictures and mementos on one side of the page.
This has been one of my most-frequently visited posts for a couple of years now. There’s a printable schedule for you and lots of links to ideas about scheduling. I’ll do another post this year that works in multiple age groups, now that we have littles in the house. 🙂
This is a beautiful book. I had a few issues with the story-telling, but it hasn’t stopped me from using the lessons. I just don’t read the accompanying Bible stories verbatim.
I think this struck a nerve for a number of parents. I know it was heart-felt on my part.
This is my annual break-down of the curriculum we’re using for the year. We’re loving our choices.
These two half-sized notebooking journals are 119-pages each with room for taking two pages of structured notes on each sermon. Fine artwork of sermons, Bible verses, and quotes from historic Christians are also included.
This was a guest post by my friend (and pastor’s wife) Alecia over at Learning2Walk. This published two weeks ago and has become one of the most popular Thinking Kids posts for the year. Whoa. This is worth reading.
We love utilizing notebooking in our homeschool. This post explores some famous notebookers and provides a great resource for getting started.
This is one of my very favorite homeschool resources EVER. I have used it to substitute, add, and change our curriculum through history. If you are going to use living books in your homeschool in any way, I highly recommend All Through the Ages.
Puberty is rough. Kids need some biblical preparation to navigate it and these books do a fabulous job of helping parents navigate the middle years.
This is a great resource for elementary-aged kids. Not only can they color and learn about the tabernacle in great detail, they can build their own model. I know that my boys learned a lot building theirs. This is also a suggested resource for the Lower and Upper Grammar levels of Bible Road Trip.
I’ve listed several of my favorite Christian history series. You might also want to check out Four Reasons to Teach Christian History, which has a more updated list of series available.
Well, friends, that’s it! Those were the top posts on Thinking Kids last year. I hope you’ve found something interesting to read, and I hope to serve you well in 2015.
Image: Catching Butterflies, 1881, Ida Waugh (d.1919), Public Domain
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