See How Easily You Can Write Reason and Relate Questions

How are your lesson plans coming along for the school year? We’ve been following Molly and seeing how she has been productive with pulling together her Principle Approach® lessons. Recently, there was one little snag holding her back… how is she supposed to write Reason and Relate questions? What are these supposed to look like? Now Molly knows, and you too can see how easily you can write Reason and Relate questions for your lessons. Read more about See How Easily You Can Write Reason and Relate Questions[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

7 Reasons Why the Noah Plan® Curriculum Guides Save You Money and Peace of Mind in the Long Run

Homeschooling has the potential to be very expensive depending on one’s personal financial situation. Many people desire a Christian curriculum that is top notch, can be used from K-12, and that keeps Christ (Messiah Yeshua) at the center of it, but that doesn’t cost their life’s savings. Here are the 7 Reasons Why the Noah Plan® Curriculum Guides Save You Money and Peace of Mind in the Long Run   The curriculum guides for Literature, Read more about 7 Reasons Why the Noah Plan® Curriculum Guides Save You Money and Peace of Mind in the Long Run[…]

How I Manage to Teach With Little Ones

Several years into my Principle Approach® journey, I continue to be blessed with little ones. I admit that the challenge is real. I’ll have our books out for any given subject and my baby will want to nurse, or my toddler will need attention, or diapers need changing, a young child will suddenly find a reason to grab my attention, or any number of emergent tasks young-people-related may arise. So, how do I manage to Read more about How I Manage to Teach With Little Ones[…]

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[…]

What No One Tells You About Classical Education: Part 2

There was a comment from a reader, Levi, in regards to my March blog post, What No One Tells You About Classical Education. In the comment, I’m challenged to consider seeing a Greek Classical Education in a different light than I do the Principle Approach® method of education. I needed to take time to consider the points made and to research before replying. If you’d like to read the full comment from this reader, visit Read more about What No One Tells You About Classical Education: Part 2[…]

2 Ways the Principle of Sabbath Rest Points to Yeshua

As a part of our personal growth in our faith journey, we’ve come to understand about how the principle of Sabbath rest points to Yeshua. Oh how beautiful it is! Scripture tells us that Yeshua said: “And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:”  Matthew 2:27 This statement is known as the “Great Sabbath Controversy.” What Yeshua was saying is that man wasn’t made to see how Read more about 2 Ways the Principle of Sabbath Rest Points to Yeshua[…]

Introducing Principled Academy’s Chrysalis Members’ Club!

Teaching Bible Principles in your homeschool has never been easier! Let us help you keep the Bible at the heart of education while allowing you to keep your family together during lessons. Or, if you choose to, work one-on-one with your children. We believe the whole Bible is the inspired written word of Yahweh. As such, your children will have a balance of learning about Jesus (Yeshua) as the only begotten Son of God and God’s Read more about Introducing Principled Academy’s Chrysalis Members’ Club![…]

What I Did When I Began Feeling Stuck

At first, excitement and joy overtook me. I knew in my core that this was the path that Yahweh was leading us on in our homeschooling journey. My friend from church had introduced me to the Principle Approach® method and the Noah Plan® Curriculum that implemented that method. With my young ones beside me, I listened after the service to every word she said. I didn’t fully comprehend all she was explaining, but the idea Read more about What I Did When I Began Feeling Stuck[…]

How To Plan It Out Right For Your Homeschool

It’s that time of year when many of us are beginning to wrap up the school year while simultaneously looking ahead to plan for the next school year. It can feel crazy to me… kind of like glazing over the summer months that we look so forward to… but it’s so essential for our family that we have a foundation and a frame. Once I begin constructing the foundation and framework for our Principled Academy, Read more about How To Plan It Out Right For Your Homeschool[…]

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[…]

Beatrix Potter Day!

In the Noah Plan® Kindergarten curriculum, we learn about Beatrix Potter in our literature studies. I love Peter Rabbit and Friends so this is always special for me to go through with our young children. Each time we go through this study and have our special literature day for it, we change it up a bit. One year we made a scrapbook page about Beatrix Potter and included little cut out illustrations in the public Read more about Beatrix Potter Day![…]

The Noah Plan- Kindergarten Essentials

When considering what to purchase for our Kindergarten school year using The Noah Plan Curriculum, I wished that I had known in advance what essential books I needed. It wasn’t, however, until our curriculum arrived and I glanced through the lessons that I realized more books were needed than what I ordered from The Foundation for American Christian Education! **This post does contain an affiliate link.*** In the back of The Noah Plan Curriculum (p. Read more about The Noah Plan- Kindergarten Essentials[…]

The Noah Plan- Kindergarten Essentials: Heather’s List

Welcome back to my series of The Noah Plan Essentials. You may read my first post for The Noah Plan Kindergarten curriculum here. In addition to the essentials for Kindergarten found at my previous post, here is a list of other items which I found benefited our family in our first year using the Kindergarten curriculum: Free printable coloring pages for the period of history or maps that we were studying. A quick on-line search Read more about The Noah Plan- Kindergarten Essentials: Heather’s List[…]

How to Develop a Vision to Make Your Homeschool Productive

It started to feel like chaos. Molly sat down and questioned what had changed and why things weren’t going as smoothly as she had hoped. She had decided which books and curriculum that they’d use. She even used a planner to help her lay it all out before her eyes. But somehow, somewhere during the school year, things became a bit derailed. By the middle of the school year, their homeschool was shaping to be Read more about How to Develop a Vision to Make Your Homeschool Productive[…]

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?[…]

What No One Tells You About Classical Education

What do you do when the topic of classical education comes up among homeschooling families in conversation? I usually struggle with how to explain the difference between “this curriculum over here or that homeschool program over there” that use the Trivium in contrast to the Principle Approach® method. My list to share tends to be: My children develop a love of learning, We read classic literature, We study Scripture It’s the Hebraic way of learning… a Read more about What No One Tells You About Classical Education[…]

Epic Formula to Raising Bible Scholars

  Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines epic as, “…a poem… in an elevated style, some single action or series of actions and events, usually the achievements of some distinguished hero, and intended to form the morals and affect the mind with the love of virtue.” Would you consider yourself to be a hero? Most of us wouldn’t consider ourselves to be so. But… let’s take a look at Webster’s 1828 Dictionary definition of hero, “2. A great, illustrious Read more about Epic Formula to Raising Bible Scholars[…]

Types of Readers

Recently, I learned that there are three types of readers. Depending on which type you are will result in whether or not you successfully maneuver the red books, Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History and Christian History of the Constitution. Let me share with you: If a book is 100 pages or less, 60% of readers finish it. If a book is 200 pages or so, 20% of readers finish it. If a book is Read more about Types of Readers[…]

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[…]

Join Principled Academy’s Beta Member Team!

  Hi there, Heather here with our new look and exciting announcement. We’re ready to take Principled Academy to all new heights and we need your help to cultivate our learning environment to meet the needs of families who want to teach and learn with Bible Principles. As a Beta Member You Benefit in the Following Ways: Have exclusive access to content, printable notebook pages, videos, and lessons that are in the works, Have the ability Read more about Join Principled Academy’s Beta Member Team![…]

Thanksgiving Day: Crafts, Reading, Pondering, And A Special Announcement

As the air crispens and leaves rest on frosty floors, we are prepping for Thanksgiving Day. Yes, we are to give thanks in all things each and every day. However, that does not downplay this special historical day where we remember God’s Providential Hand, religious freedom, the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them. It is a time of remembrance, to be thankful for the afore mentioned… to reflect on how these Providential events Read more about Thanksgiving Day: Crafts, Reading, Pondering, And A Special Announcement[…]

Lady Jane Grey- #Reformation Day Blog Series

She was nearly seventeen years of age… and a queen for only nine days… She is often a forgotten martyr…  She was concerned more for her soul.   Her strong convictions to uphold the simple Gospel message didn’t permit her to recant. Lady Jane Grey  Read the review about Lady Jane Grey by authoress Simonetta Carr by clicking here. See the teaser trailer for Forgotten Martyr: Lady Jane Grey by clicking here. Enter for your Read more about Lady Jane Grey- #Reformation Day Blog Series[…]

Lady Jane Grey- #Reformation Day Blog Series

She was nearly seventeen years of age… and a queen for only nine days… She is often a forgotten martyr…  She was concerned more for her soul.   Her strong convictions to uphold the simple Gospel message didn’t permit her to recant. Lady Jane Grey  Read the review about Lady Jane Grey by authoress Simonetta Carr by clicking here. See the teaser trailer for Forgotten Martyr: Lady Jane Grey by clicking here. Enter for your Read more about Lady Jane Grey- #Reformation Day Blog Series[…]

On a Blogging Break

We are wrapping up the school year with our two homeschool co-ops. Therefor, my blogging time is being devoted to getting ready for our Recognition and Art Show. I do, however, intend on writing Word Study Wednesday posts on my blogging break. As busy as things are, I simply have a hard time giving up Word Study Wednesdays! “See you” Wednesday!  Blessings!

On a Blogging Break

We are wrapping up the school year with our two homeschool co-ops. Therefor, my blogging time is being devoted to getting ready for our Recognition and Art Show. I do, however, intend on writing Word Study Wednesday posts on my blogging break. As busy as things are, I simply have a hard time giving up Word Study Wednesdays! “See you” Wednesday!  Blessings!

A Royal Priesthood (Painting for Sale)

This is a painting I did over the summer. I love it though I am considering selling it (the watermark is not on the painting itself). If you or anyone you know may be interested in purchasing it, please let me know. Thank you. Title: A Royal PriesthoodMedia: AcrylicsWhite canvas (no frame) “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Read more about A Royal Priesthood (Painting for Sale)[…]

A Royal Priesthood (Painting for Sale)

This is a painting I did over the summer. I love it though I am considering selling it (the watermark is not on the painting itself). If you or anyone you know may be interested in purchasing it, please let me know. Thank you. Title: A Royal PriesthoodMedia: AcrylicsWhite canvas (no frame) “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Read more about A Royal Priesthood (Painting for Sale)[…]

BiblePrinciples Facebook Page Summer Splash! Door Prize!!!

Welcome! This is only part of the party that is taking place at the BiblePrinciples facebook page! It’s door prize time!!! The winner will receive a free button pillow as a companion to the Secret Blessings Guide! The winner for the door prize will be notified via e-mail June 22nd.                                                                    Rules for entering the door prize:  Please leave a comment on this posting about why you would love to have one of these tiny pass Read more about BiblePrinciples Facebook Page Summer Splash! Door Prize!!![…]

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Summer Splash Kick-Off! {Blog Party} It’s TODAY (June 21st)!!! Time: 7pm Central, 8 Eastern, 5 PST The lovely ladies that are hosting it have done a fantastic job putting this together, and the prizes are incredible!  Be sure to head over to the BiblePrinciples facebook page and join in the fun!   In order for you to participate in the door prize from Principled Academy, you’ll need to join in on the fun via the BiblePrincples Read more about Default title[…]

What do Fractions have to do with Jesus?

***Welcome! Please visit the Welcome Tab to learn more!*** God’s perfect timing continues to amaze me! I had an unplanned Math lesson with my 7 year old daughter on Good Friday. The next lesson in our RightStart (TM) Mathematics curriculum was on fractions. So, I looked up the word “fraction” for her in the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary. This is where it all begins! FRAC’TION, n. [L. fractio, frango, fractus, to break. See Break.]           1. The act of breaking or Read more about What do Fractions have to do with Jesus?[…]

One, Two, Three… Counting Goes Back to the Trinity!

***Welcome! Please visit the Welcome Tab to learn more!*** I’m learning so many amazing things! Did you know there is a Biblical Purpose for Mathematics??? Will you sit with me for a moment (even if you are number shy)? I’d like to invite you to get to know our Creator in this area. 🙂 Did you know that numbers reflect God  in that they are 1) infinite, He is infinite and 2) They are absolute, Read more about One, Two, Three… Counting Goes Back to the Trinity![…]

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Geography Webster’s 1828 Dictionary Geography, n. [Geo Gr. the earth, and Graphy Gr. to write, to describe.] 1. Properly, a description of the earth or terrestrial globe, particularly of the divisions of its surface, natural and artificial, and of the position of the several countries, kingdoms, states, cities, etc. As a science, geography includes the doctrine or knowledge of the astronomical circles or divisions of the sphere, by which the relative position of places on Read more about Earthquakes and Volcanoes[…]

Welcome! Can I invite you to "chat" a moment?

Do you ever get bored with your child’s curriculum? Do you frequently change curriculum because what you’re using just isn’t what you want…but you aren’t sure what you want? (Even if your child is liking the curriculum you’re using?) Do you question whether or not you are fulfilling Deuteronomy 6:4-9 simply because you are homeschooling? (You can go here for the verse.) Are you having a challenging time finding a Christian based curriculum that goes Read more about Welcome! Can I invite you to "chat" a moment?[…]