Thursday, April 15, 2010

Penmanship Curriculum

For some reason, it's very important to me that our boys have neat penmanship.  Not just for the normal reasons (so people can read what they're trying to communicate) but for Godly reasons.  The Lord asks us to do things decently and in order; do all to the glory of God!  It's also a testimony of a child being brought up in a Christian home and being trained in the home.  So it reflects our home and our Lord!  

I found a new curriculum for next school year.  I tend to get all our new school books in April as the company I get the biggest bulk from has a big sale in April.  I can relax the rest of the summer, knowing next year's books are all tucked away, waiting for the pencils to begin!   My new penmanship came two days ago.  I opened it and it's just a disc.  No directions, nothing.  Uh-oh, what did I get myself into.  I need directions!  I popped the disc in and waited to see what to do.  I followed the directions and the printer started printing (thankyou Tonya,,, I have used it TONS!).  As the copies for 1st Grade began to come pouring out, I got more and more excited!  I love it!  There are great quotes each lesson from different Presidents.    Here is lesson 32's quote:  Do not pray for easy lives.  Pray to be stronger men.  ~J. F. Kennedy    

The disc has grades first to senior high.  So I can use this disc over and over again for all the boys!  One investment for the rest of  our home schooling days, I like that kind of stuff!!    I got the curriculum from the Boyer's site.  I truly admire the Boyers.  They have a large family (I think 14 kiddos) and have home schooled all of them and their children have "turned out" as they have trained them.  No straying but joy to their hearts.  It can be done and there are families to look up to as examples and learn from and this in one family the Lord has brought into our lives and we're so thankful for that!  There site is

1 comment:

  1. Great post as always. I've been thinking and praying a lot lately about what curriculum (s) to do with Grace. I've been at that link for about an hour, just learning about my options. Thanks!