The Principle Approach® Method in Art and Its Impact

Something exciting for us has happened on our journey! We received a highly unexpected letter in the mail. Our two-year-old daughter was congratulated on being selected to receive an award in a Visual Arts Competition. She has had the privilege of attending an award presentation on the opening night. This honor has us bubbling over with joy inside for her. All of us are deeply embracing God’s Principle of Individuality and how it’s seen even Read more about The Principle Approach® Method in Art and Its Impact[…]

How to Easily Pull Together Principle Approach® Lessons

With the excitement of the new school year around the corner, Molly is ready to have the best Bible Principles school year ever. Do you remember Molly? Well, she is ready to sit down and work on pulling together lessons for her family. How about you? If you do have the time and are ready to leap into preparing lessons, find out the simple framework that Molly is using to help her be ready. (Psst, Read more about How to Easily Pull Together Principle Approach® Lessons[…]

Poetry and the Principle Approach®

Somewhere along the line, regular poetry readings slipped away in our family. Recently, I felt the desire arise within to make time for this. Does poetry have a special place in your education and that of your children’s? Are you aware that a large percentage of the Bible is written in poetic form? It seems that there is something special about it that Yahweh has purposed. Won’t you explore the possibilities with me and what Read more about Poetry and the Principle Approach®[…]

When You’re At A Crossroads With the Noah Plan®, (4th-8th Grades)

My journey with the Noah Plan® curriculum has had it’s ups and downs. It took me a while to catch on to the method that it uses, to sort through how the curriculum guides and the K-3rd curriculum books work together and separately, and how the red books tie in to it all. Once that was all figured out, there was the element of time that I wrestled with. We’re talking about a series of Read more about When You’re At A Crossroads With the Noah Plan®, (4th-8th Grades)[…]

How to Understand the Approach to Bible Principles

When I first started receiving my Noah Plan® curriculum books and Noah Plan® Curriculum Guides and “red books,” I was so excited! While I was swimming in an ocean of books, waves would come. I was overwhelmed, I was sort of confused on some things, and I felt a bit tearfully defeated. Eventually, I braved up to make the call, and I was encouraged by talking with a gal at The Foundation for American Christian Education. The Read more about How to Understand the Approach to Bible Principles[…]

The Principle Approach®- Delicious Classical Education!

Today, we are going to find out the recipe for using the Principle Approach® in your homeschool. In the beginning years of my journey to grasp the Principle Approach® method of teaching and learning, it had been described to me with a school bus analogy. Well, I can’t relate to that very well… we don’t do school buses here, dontchya know. I can liken it much better to a cake. A chocolate cake. So, for Read more about The Principle Approach®- Delicious Classical Education![…]

Why You Should Take Notes & Expect Your Children To Also

When I first started learning and teaching with the Principle Approach® method, my main source of lessons was the Noah Plan® curriculum. Since the lesson content using the method was already put together, I didn’t bother much with taking notes for myself. This was well and good in the beginning of my journey because I was in the baby step stages of figuring out this method and absorbing as much as I could. As I Read more about Why You Should Take Notes & Expect Your Children To Also[…]

How To Shape Your Thinking About Your Homeschool

Do you remember reading about Molly and how she struggled during the school year? What happened next with Molly after she developed a vision for her homeschool? Molly felt positive and a sense of accomplishment after going through simple steps to create a vision for her homeschool. However, she discovered that she still needed to shape her thinking about the future of her homeschool. Feeling that she was now on a solid path to help Read more about How To Shape Your Thinking About Your Homeschool[…]

Free Principle Approach® Lesson: Foundations of Language

It’s Membership Monday! Have you been enjoying our free Principle Approach® video lessons? Remember that Principled Academy’s Caterpillar Club Members have full access to lessons with printable lesson content and 4R (Research, Reason, Relate, and Record) notebook pages. What is the foundation of language? How is language a tool for obtaining liberty? What is the basic principle? Research Do a word study Find out the Leading Idea Find out the Bible Principle Reason and Relate Read more about Free Principle Approach® Lesson: Foundations of Language[…]

Notebooks Vs. Workbooks: Which Is Really Better?

It can be easy to give in to. Especially if you’re feeling tired, rushed, uninspired, or plain unorganized. Workbooks. Even as a Principle Approach® mom, I’ve done it. And each time I handed a worksheet to one of my children, I cringed inside. That prepared worksheet was adding very little to our child’s learning. At least in the direction I know that I desire for our children. On the surface, they may not seem much Read more about Notebooks Vs. Workbooks: Which Is Really Better?[…]

Free Principle Approach® Mathematics Lesson

Greetings! It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s Membership Monday! We have our first free lesson available for you: Mathematics, God, and History What is the significance of mathematics in History? What is the basic principle? Research Do a word study Find out the Leading Idea Find out the Bible Principle Reason and Relate What does Scripture say? Consider the events on the timeline of His Story Is mathematics a “created” Read more about Free Principle Approach® Mathematics Lesson[…]

The Moment They Have Gone Away…

What is the most important thing to you for your children? Mine is that when all is said and done, when all the time I have been blessed with for having them by my side to raise and teach them, that the moment they have gone away from the nest, they will not turn away from the Lord. I have learned that being careful in what we choose to have set before our eyes and Read more about The Moment They Have Gone Away…[…]

Pillar #wordstudywednesday

Pillars. Do you know that they have more significance than just a pretty addition to architecture? My son created this piece when he was 7 years old.I absolutely love his artistic vision!!!(Chalk pastel and oil pastel.) We studied about Pillars for an art lesson quite a while back in our homescool co-op. The Word Study for our lesson on pillars taught me some things I hadn’t previously given much thought. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: PIL’LAR, n. Read more about Pillar #wordstudywednesday[…]

Pillar #wordstudywednesday

Pillars. Do you know that they have more significance than just a pretty addition to architecture? My son created this piece when he was 7 years old.I absolutely love his artistic vision!!!(Chalk pastel and oil pastel.) We studied about Pillars for an art lesson quite a while back in our homescool co-op. The Word Study for our lesson on pillars taught me some things I hadn’t previously given much thought. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: PIL’LAR, n. Read more about Pillar #wordstudywednesday[…]

Feed #wordstudywednesday

Do you find your food budget is getting tighter? Or do you know some people who do? The Lord has been teaching us something beautiful this summer… and while it wasn’t in *Heather’s* plans… it’s richer… it’s better… and I pray you are blessed by it as well…. Our children discovered this treasure of a robin’s nest as we were picking berries. And it reminded me of that Bible verse. So, I thought it fitting Read more about Feed #wordstudywednesday[…]

Feed #wordstudywednesday

Do you find your food budget is getting tighter? Or do you know some people who do? The Lord has been teaching us something beautiful this summer… and while it wasn’t in *Heather’s* plans… it’s richer… it’s better… and I pray you are blessed by it as well…. Our children discovered this treasure of a robin’s nest as we were picking berries. And it reminded me of that Bible verse. So, I thought it fitting Read more about Feed #wordstudywednesday[…]

Privacy #wordstudywednesday

I was talking with a gal just the other day about privacy. She said, “It’s all gone. It doesn’t exist.” And I think she is right… to a degree. But we can work toward changing that if we show that we care enough about each other and choose to show respect for each other. There is a popular post going around titled: Parents, Do You Think Before You Post? “Every day parents use social media Read more about Privacy #wordstudywednesday[…]

Privacy #wordstudywednesday

I was talking with a gal just the other day about privacy. She said, “It’s all gone. It doesn’t exist.” And I think she is right… to a degree. But we can work toward changing that if we show that we care enough about each other and choose to show respect for each other. There is a popular post going around titled: Parents, Do You Think Before You Post? “Every day parents use social media Read more about Privacy #wordstudywednesday[…]

Help! How do I use the Principle Approach in my Homeschool?!

You have researched about The Principle Approach method. You love the testimonials! You love how this sounds! You embrace the why! But you haven’t figured out the *how to* part of it and you feel like this… And you really need to figure this out so you can officially decide what to purchase for this coming school year! Conventions are coming up, after all. You are not alone on some island so there is no Read more about Help! How do I use the Principle Approach in my Homeschool?![…]

Help! How do I use the Principle Approach in my Homeschool?!

You have researched about The Principle Approach method. You love the testimonials! You love how this sounds! You embrace the why! But you haven’t figured out the *how to* part of it and you feel like this… And you really need to figure this out so you can officially decide what to purchase for this coming school year! Conventions are coming up, after all. You are not alone on some island so there is no Read more about Help! How do I use the Principle Approach in my Homeschool?![…]

Home School Conventions and Fairs

{Free printable materials for you to share!} Just last week I was blessed to have two dear friends share a Principle Approach booth at a local home school fair. This is an answered prayer and it was such a blessed time! My friend, Cindy, thought of going with a gardening theme and she did an amazing job pulling the tri-fold board together. I hope you are inspired by and enjoy the pics from what we Read more about Home School Conventions and Fairs[…]

Home School Conventions and Fairs

{Free printable materials for you to share!} Just last week I was blessed to have two dear friends share a Principle Approach booth at a local home school fair. This is an answered prayer and it was such a blessed time! My friend, Cindy, thought of going with a gardening theme and she did an amazing job pulling the tri-fold board together. I hope you are inspired by and enjoy the pics from what we Read more about Home School Conventions and Fairs[…]

Liberty #wordstudywednesday

There it was! It was sitting on a shelf… unique among common dishes in the thrift store! A picture of liberty; we could hear the horse stampeding, we could see the gentle glow of lights shining through windows, we could hear the hurried rustling of people rousing from their sleep, and we could hear the shout of Paul Revere, “The British are coming! The British are coming!!” My children found it and we were all Read more about Liberty #wordstudywednesday[…]

Liberty #wordstudywednesday

There it was! It was sitting on a shelf… unique among common dishes in the thrift store! A picture of liberty; we could hear the horse stampeding, we could see the gentle glow of lights shining through windows, we could hear the hurried rustling of people rousing from their sleep, and we could hear the shout of Paul Revere, “The British are coming! The British are coming!!” My children found it and we were all Read more about Liberty #wordstudywednesday[…]

Cup #wordstudywednesday

(click to enlarge) Do you enjoy sipping tea?  There are so many pretty cups to sip from. Tea cups are special. Each set we own in our family has been a special gift. In life, we are given many pretty cups of blessings and favors by our Lord to enjoy. The loveliest of all being the gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ. To me, this is the most valued *cup* of my life… and I Read more about Cup #wordstudywednesday[…]

Cup #wordstudywednesday

(click to enlarge) Do you enjoy sipping tea?  There are so many pretty cups to sip from. Tea cups are special. Each set we own in our family has been a special gift. In life, we are given many pretty cups of blessings and favors by our Lord to enjoy. The loveliest of all being the gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ. To me, this is the most valued *cup* of my life… and I Read more about Cup #wordstudywednesday[…]

The Principle Approach- Line Upon Line

Have you wondered how to expand Bible Principles in your child’s education? What exactly does that look like? Are you having a difficult time grasping The Principle Approach® method of teaching and learning? Then this video may be key to helping you understand! This video shows how the Principle Approach® is a Classical Biblical education; using the “line upon line” model of education according to Isaiah 28:9, 10.  I hope this video helps you and Read more about The Principle Approach- Line Upon Line[…]

The Principle Approach- Line Upon Line

Have you wondered how to expand Bible Principles in your child’s education? What exactly does that look like? Are you having a difficult time grasping The Principle Approach® method of teaching and learning? Then this video may be key to helping you understand! This video shows how the Principle Approach® is a Classical Biblical education; using the “line upon line” model of education according to Isaiah 28:9, 10.  I hope this video helps you and Read more about The Principle Approach- Line Upon Line[…]

Principled Academy is on YouTube!

Happy dance! I’m hoping to help others learn more about The Noah Plan Curriculum and the Principle Approach® method by sharing presentations from time to time. If you are unfamiliar with The Noah Plan Curriculum, I hope you watch this presentation and find it helpful! All of the resources may be purchased through my store by going here. I’d really appreciate feedback from my readers! This presentation is about 15 minutes long and goes through Read more about Principled Academy is on YouTube![…]

Principled Academy is on YouTube!

Happy dance! I’m hoping to help others learn more about The Noah Plan Curriculum and the Principle Approach® method by sharing presentations from time to time. If you are unfamiliar with The Noah Plan Curriculum, I hope you watch this presentation and find it helpful! All of the resources may be purchased through my store by going here. I’d really appreciate feedback from my readers! This presentation is about 15 minutes long and goes through Read more about Principled Academy is on YouTube![…]

Lamb #wordstudywednesday

(click to enlarge) I was amazed when I learned that God has a calendar with appointed times (appointments) on it. I had not looked at it that way before. It makes sense though and it is proven throughout all of Scripture (in context). All of history is His Story and is on His timeline. That isn’t a new thought to many of us. A timeline pertains to time. Time relates to seconds, minutes, hours, days, Read more about Lamb #wordstudywednesday[…]

Lamb #wordstudywednesday

(click to enlarge) I was amazed when I learned that God has a calendar with appointed times (appointments) on it. I had not looked at it that way before. It makes sense though and it is proven throughout all of Scripture (in context). All of history is His Story and is on His timeline. That isn’t a new thought to many of us. A timeline pertains to time. Time relates to seconds, minutes, hours, days, Read more about Lamb #wordstudywednesday[…]

You CAN do it! The Principle Approach Homeschool

Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of furthering your own [re]education?  I know I did! After all, I’m a wife, a mother and I have a home to manage full-time! You know all about it because you live a busy and productive life, too. With all that our home-life ministries/careers call us to do, how can we possibly manage to further our own education (let alone re-educate ourselves)?! Well, today I have it impressed Read more about You CAN do it! The Principle Approach Homeschool[…]

You CAN do it! The Principle Approach Homeschool

Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of furthering your own [re]education?  I know I did! After all, I’m a wife, a mother and I have a home to manage full-time! You know all about it because you live a busy and productive life, too. With all that our home-life ministries/careers call us to do, how can we possibly manage to further our own education (let alone re-educate ourselves)?! Well, today I have it impressed Read more about You CAN do it! The Principle Approach Homeschool[…]

Conscience #wordstudywednesday

Personal Application: Conscience…  internal or self-knowledge, or judgment of right and wrong… This is something precious that I have. The more understanding I have of God’s (Yahweh’s) instructions for life and how to live among others, the more I want to follow those instructions. I desire for my heart to be true in full assurance of faith. I want my heart to remain free from an evil conscience.  Every time an opportunity comes up for Read more about Conscience #wordstudywednesday[…]

Conscience #wordstudywednesday

Personal Application: Conscience…  internal or self-knowledge, or judgment of right and wrong… This is something precious that I have. The more understanding I have of God’s (Yahweh’s) instructions for life and how to live among others, the more I want to follow those instructions. I desire for my heart to be true in full assurance of faith. I want my heart to remain free from an evil conscience.  Every time an opportunity comes up for Read more about Conscience #wordstudywednesday[…]

Patience #wordstudywednesday

©Principled Academy 2013(Click to enlarge.)   “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,  “with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,” Ephesians 4:2  I, too, must learn with patience as I learn and as I teach.  I must remember to teach with meekness, gentleness, longsuffering,bearing with one another in love… so that I may walk worthy of Read more about Patience #wordstudywednesday[…]

Patience #wordstudywednesday

©Principled Academy 2013(Click to enlarge.)   “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,  “with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,” Ephesians 4:2  I, too, must learn with patience as I learn and as I teach.  I must remember to teach with meekness, gentleness, longsuffering,bearing with one another in love… so that I may walk worthy of Read more about Patience #wordstudywednesday[…]

How to be a Teacher and a Mentor

How often do you allow yourself to *veer* off your lesson plans to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading? Remember, God (YHVH) does not use a curriculum with us in life; He leads us with His Word and His Holy Spirit. Will we be teachable and set a teachable example for our children? It’s what the Principle Approach® method of teaching and learning is about… being led by the Holy Spirit.  What does He want you Read more about How to be a Teacher and a Mentor[…]

How to be a Teacher and a Mentor

How often do you allow yourself to *veer* off your lesson plans to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading? Remember, God (YHVH) does not use a curriculum with us in life; He leads us with His Word and His Holy Spirit. Will we be teachable and set a teachable example for our children? It’s what the Principle Approach® method of teaching and learning is about… being led by the Holy Spirit.  What does He want you Read more about How to be a Teacher and a Mentor[…]