Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Years ago we remodeled our kitchen and it left nowhere to place our maps for school. One day I took the maps out to look at them. Because they were laminated and rolled up, they were curled and would not lay flat. I got out my blow dryer to relax the maps flat. My daughter asked, "What is this? National Treasure?" That instant I realized Read Full Post...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
This is part two in a two part post. For part one read here first.
Many parents use the Power of an Hour as their full curriculum and as a springboard to further learning. We suggest you start simple and build the habit, before expanding. For those desiring further writing experiences we suggest a four year plan that builds Living Writing skills. Writing is a tool of communication.
* In year one, while studying Ancient Times is a great time to begin the journal habit, list making, the thank you note habit, and learning letter writing. We have ancient records because individuals wrote lists, kept journals, and sent letters. List making is a valuable tool and this is included in the Aspiring Scholar Portfolio. List making is the foundation of note taking. This tool (list making) can also be used by the child to make grocery lists, lists of what to take on nature studies or a field trip, and so forth.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
What are language arts anyway? Language arts usually include those communications arts necessary to speak, read, and write.
The Power of an Hour is incredibly simple and easy to use. What language arts tools are developed through the Power of an Hour?
Through daily reading and listening to others read Bible episodes and classic literature, children are exposed to a rich tradition of reading, listening, and vocabulary building. Each year the Power of an Hour teaches Spelling by the Rule each week. Younger children will be exposed to spelling rules. Older children can learn to apply the rule by finding that rule used in their Bible or classic
reading of the day or can render examples of the rule. Vocabulary is built in year two when children learn Greek roots and in year three when they learn Latin roots. Read Full Post...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Overwhelmed with trying to teach children in different ages?
Tired of spending time preparing, when you would rather spend the time with your children?
Need a curriculum that is easy to use?
Struggling with establishing consistency in structuring your learning time in home school?
Do you need something that is portable and hyperlinked that you can take with you on your kindle or ipad?
Have you considered the Power of an Hour?
What can educationally be experienced in a single hour a day, added up week to week, for nine months a year, for four years? More than one might imagine! Read Full Post...
Monday, February 4, 2013
What is "Blended" Education and how can Power of an Hour be used to facilitate it. A blended education is an education that takes place in mixed learning environments. American schools have moved more and more to fulfill the No Child Left Behind goals, and now the Common Core.
This usually results in teaching to the test and a narrower education. This leaves parents looking for ways to enrich their child's learning experience. Power of an Hour is a way to expand breadth and depth without over burdening the parent with a lot of preparation. Read Full Post...
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Just what is "Momculture" and how do I use the Power of an Hour to enhance it? Momculture is the combination of "Mom" and "culture." Mom refers to mothers. Culture means to cultivate and take measures to produce growth. Momculture is about cultivating and nurturing a breadth and depth of learning in mother. Power of an Hour is a key that unlocks the gateway to breadth and depth in learning .
Mothers and fathers can establish family Bible study, a read aloud from a classic, then moms (and dads too!) can gain increasing breadth and depth through Power of an Hour enrichment. By using the Power of an Hour as a personal enrichment map, using the provided links, momculture and fatherculture can be magnified.
Seriously, no one finds time. We get to choose. We get to prioritize. We all have 24 hours. We get to carve out time for that which is important to us. For those with many children and limited time, try dovetailing and learn along with our children. Even with many little ones and a busy life, most of us can find 15 minutes to spare on most days and this can add up!
Friday, February 1, 2013
What can one explore in one hour, in a single day? A week? A month? Nine Months? Four Years? Let's take a look...
What can a child be exposed to in a single day?
* A Bible story.
* A read aloud from a classic.
* Enrichment through the Power of an Hour, thus adding cultural breadth to ones educational experience.
What can a child be exposed to over a week's time, in an hour a day? Read Full Post...
Saturday, June 16, 2012
My daughter, Julia, and son-in-law, Rory, gave me a Kindle Fire today!!!! Yeah!!!
All my files from my the Princess Academies store can be on my Kindle now. Then I can pull out the Kindle and let people see the files. I can take it with me when we are out and about and can read scriptures, read aloud classics, listen to music, hear Hebrew, open Power of an Hour, and more! It fits in my purse! Yes, learning on Fire. This really is 4Moms2Go!
I am the President over the Children's organization in our congregation. I carry so much to church on Sunday. Not any more! I just lost 25 lbs. of Sunday weight: scriptures, and needed Sunday binder etc. that I carry to church on Sunday. Now it is all on my kindle!
Everything is portable! I am so grateful for this wonderful gift. I am more likely to keep my alignment now. This is part of the Hope Chest Journey, learning to use technology to our advantage.