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Scripture Writing Challenge (Feb 2016)

Scripture Writing Challenge (Feb 2016)

One thing I like to do with my children is have them copy scriptures.  You would be amazed how many scriptures they have learned simply by copying them into their journals. Not only are they learning (and memorizing!) God’s word, they are also practicing penmanship.

In a world where everything is done on computers, I find it nice to put some ink to paper. I also have a Bible Journal of my own and write in it along with them. For February I wanted to create a unique Scripture Writing Challenge for myself, my children, and any others who may want to join in. On top of the scriptures we do for school, I wanted to add another scripture each day – focused on one theme:


Here is February’s Scripture Writing Challenge: LoveFebruary 2016 - Scripture Writing Challenge - Love - By Life as a Convert

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The idea is simple: Write the scripture. One scripture per day. Every day for the month of February.

Scriptures Used: 
1. Mark 12:30
2. Mark 12:33
3. Matthew 5:43
4. 2 Corinthians 8:3
5. 2 Corinthians 8:7
6. Jude 1:21
7. Proverbs 7:18
8. Proverbs 8:17
9. Ephesians 2:4
10. Ephesians 5:2
11. 1 Thessalonians 4:9
12. Romans 13:10
13. Romans 12:9
14. Luke 7:47
15. Deuteronomy 6:5
16. 1 Peter 3:8
17. 1 Peter 3:10
18. Psalms 145:20
19. Hebrews 13:1
20. 1 John 4:18
21. 1 John 4:7
22. 1 John 2:15
23. 1 John 4:19-20
24. 1 John 3:18
25. John 15:9
26. John 13:34
27. 1 John 4:10
28. John 14:23
29. John 15:9-10

Do you have a favorite scripture (or quote) on love? If so, share in the comments.

If you aren’t religious, then I challenge you to write one quote about love everyday in your journal. 


First Day of School – Favorite Things Printable

Favorite Things Printable

Every year on the first day of school, I always have the children fill out their “favorite things”. It’s a fun way of seeing how their preferences have changed over the years. The last couple of years we have put them in their journals, which are just composition books, but I have created a printable this year for them. I know some of y’all aren’t religious, so I even created a Non-Religious version too that simply lists “Book” instead of “Bible Story”

Download the Favorite Things Printable below the images:

favorite things printable first day of school


favorite things printable first day of school religious bible story


The shocking thing to me was seeing how similar some of my kid’s answers were from last year. I assumed that they were just writing random things on some of the blanks, but apparently they weren’t.

Do your kids favorite things change as often as mine do?  


DIY Homeschool Planner – Free Printables

DIY Homeschool Planner – Free Printables

Hey guys! As some of you know, I have been busy working on my DIY homeschool planner worksheets. You may be happy to hear that I am finished with my homeschool planner for the 2015-2016 year. I recorded a video of my finished planner and will include that in this post as soon as I get it up on youtube, but in the meantime here are links to all of the homeschool planner pages that I have available. They are free to download and use for personal use. Please do not upload these to your website, instead share this link. Some of these are dated 2015-2016, but I also included undated options so they may be used after that as well! There are different options available for nearly every printable below. There are color and black and white options too.

diy homeschool planner free printable worksheets

Homeschool Planner Printables:

Cover Pages  (different designs available)
Motto and Vision Statement (available soon)
2015-2016 Year at a Glance (a 2016 calendar is available too)
Attendance Records (available for single or multiple children)
Arkansas Homeschool Basic laws and regulations 
August – July 2015-2016 Monthly Calendar (A 2016 calendar is available as well as a blank monthly calendar)
Unit Study Planner
Weekly Schedule (one or two page style layouts available – portrait and landscape)
Reading Logs 

As soon as I get the final worksheets uploaded I will be hosting a giveaway for a free planner. The winner will get to customize how they want it by choosing which sheets they would like! Don’t forget to check back soon so you can enter. Feel free to share this post with others.

Have you ever created your own planner? 
Do you ever use online printables? 

Printable Reading Log (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Printable Reading Log

I know I am going crazy with sharing printables, but there is a purpose behind it! I am gearing up for the 2015-2016 year and am creating my OWN worksheets for my planner. While I enjoyed the ones that others shared, I always felt like I wished some of them were different. There were a few that I did like last year just as they were – the reading log being one – but in the theme of making my entire curriculum planner out of worksheets that I have created myself, I am creating my own.

This one is a basic reading log. I like to keep track of what my children read for projects (fun books don’t count!). Each child has their own reading log. I keep these at the back of my planner. Since I did like the one I used last year, I made this one somewhat similar, but did change up a few things to make it more my own and better for my needs.

Hopefully this will be useful to some of you too!

printable reading log free homeschool download

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