~~~~~~~~~Congratulations Caroline! You won the $50 Vision Forum gift certificate!!!~~~~~~~~~~
Last night my oldest daughter and I attended a meeting for her upcoming graduation. In just over 3 months my husband and I will be graduating our oldest daughter and first homeschooled student. I can’t begin to describe the emotions that fill my heart when I ponder this thought!
My mind starts to wonder and think of all the things I have not taught her, that I have somehow missed. Then I am reminded of one of my very favorite quotes:
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. ~Socrates
What a great metaphor used to describe our role as a homeschooling parent. How freeing it is to know that I don’t have to choose everything to put in my daughters vessel, I just have to kindle the flame. My goal is to teach my children to love learning!
This week we had the chance to review one of Vision Forum newest products, WWII: D-Day and the Providence of God Study Course. This history course covers much of the history surrounding World War II and the D-Day invasion. The study set includes 4 DVDs, 1 MP3, and a study guide with questions and Bible verses to memorize (that pertain to the learning for that episode).
When we received the course in the mail, the kids were a tad bit disappointed that I didn’t get the zip line to review. I was excited because I have a 14 year old who loves making movies, especially “war” movies. We haven’t studied much on World War II, so I was hopeful that this would fill the gap (here I go again trying to fill that vessel).
The older kids and I sat down to watch episode one (there are 7 in all), and I had to keep pausing the movie to explain or talk about different topics the film was covering. I was surprised by how attentive the kids were and how thought out their questions were. The film is shot in Europe, and I felt that this helped to bring the topics to life. Having lived in Europe twice, it is such a different understanding when you can see the old cobblestone streets where prisoners were marched along versus the modern streets here in the states. I loved that much of the series was shot on location.
We haven’t worked our way through the entire series yet, but so far the kids and I are learning so much. Kendra was working her way through the Civil War, but after watching episode 1 she asked if she could pause the Civil War and learn about World War II. She then went on to read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry and Hitler by Albert Marrin (flames being kindled…I love it!). Everyday she has something new to tell us about Adolf Hitler.
$50 Vision Forum Giveaway
I know that many of you would absolutely love this study course. I am so thankful to Vision Forum for the opportunity to review it. I am even more thankful that they are going to give one of you a $50 gift certificate! $50 can go a long way at Vision Forum right now–there is a great sale going on until the end of January.
Entering the contest is easy…
1. Visit the Vision Forum website and tell me in a comment below which product you would like to get with your $50 gift certificate.
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Contest ends Friday, January 27th at midnight. I will choose a random winner and announce the winner on Saturday morning.
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