Support Materials to Help You Succeed with The Noah Plan® Curriculum
Homeschooling is a completely different way of teaching and learning. Just about any veteran homeschooling mother or father will confirm this. By veteran I mean those who have been in the thick of it for several years with independent homeschooling. As homeschoolers it’s important to keep in mind that The Noah Plan®(1) lessons for K-3rd have been written for a traditional school. Therefore, when I first started using this curriculum, it took some time for me to become accustomed to teaching with it (I’m not the only one). Eventually, I designed and created The Noah Plan® support materials. As a way to serve other parents using The Noah Plan® in their homeschools, these Noah Plan® support materials are in our store. So, let me show you the products that I currently have up in my store to help you.
The Noah Plan® Kindergarten Notebook Pages
Since I’m homeschooling several children (we’re blessed to raise ten) it only made sense to me to design notebook pages for the lessons. Otherwise, I’d be reinventing the wheel each time I sit down to teach with the curriculum.
Unquestionably, preparing the pages for each lesson was time consuming and I needed to make it easier on myself. Now, all I have to do is:
- hit print,
- hole punch the sheets,
- file them in the 3-ring binder,
- and we’re all set to go
Print n’ Ship: The Noah Plan® Kindergarten notebook pages with traceable titles (we print and ship it to you)
Beatrix Potter Author Study
For sure and certain this is one of our top favorite author studies done in our Biblical Classical curriculum. And, I wanted to linger on this section of it a bit longer. For this reason, I created literature guides for five of the Beatrix Potter books. As a matter of fact, these literature guides go well with the corresponding Peter Rabbit cartoon series found on DVD.
In general, these literature guides are a gentle way to introduce and show parents how to teach character through literature.
Walking with Jesus Curriculum Notebook Pages
Martha Shirley’s Walking with Jesus® Curriculum is one of my favorite resources for 4th – 6th grades. Of course, graphic organizers and reason and relate questions are a part of this curriculum. Therefore, I saw it necessary for me to have notebook pages for the Walking with Jesus® curriculum as well. After all, it makes it easier on me and my children. As you likely know, little ones tend to need attention and care throughout lesson time. At this level, my children can begin reading lessons and get a start on their notebook pages. Consequently, this helps our day run much smoother.
The notebook pages for this Bible curriculum are also a huge time saver. With them, there is no need to:
- create graphic organizers for each of your children that use it
- have your children copy the reason and relate questions (they can simply answer them)
- spend time trying to find or create maps that the curriculum calls for
Each section of the notebook pages color-match the color-coded divisions in the curriculum. It’s so easy to just print each section as needed.
If you’re interested in learning more, Martha Shirley shares about the Walking with Jesus for the Bible as a Reader Program in this YouTube video.
Plan it Out Right Homeschool Planner
It’s such a joy that this planner is a favorite among Biblical Classical homeschooling mothers! Of note, this is not the average planner. To be sure, it supports a Biblical Classical minded parent.
For a more clear understanding of what the Plan It Out Right Homeschool Planner entails, you can read about it here.
The Noah Plan® Homeschool Trackers
If you have been using the 3-ring binders for your notebook pages, you’ll likely appreciate our Plan It Out Right Homeschool Planner for students. These lovelies help you and your student to see your plans through. And, neither of you need to pull out those full 3-ring binders to do it. Happily, students can check off their lessons, assignments, and open them up for a quick reference for their memory work.
Future Homeschool Biblical Classical Products
As a mother of several children, I completely relate to the busyness of life. That said, I recognize that homeschooling truly is a natural extension of parenting and having all the tools available to make it easier is helpful. Of course, homeschooling parents need something they can use with ease. Since I believe strongly about the importance of The Principle Approach®(2) philosophy and method, I’m serving the homeschool community. I’m a homeschooling parent (who is probably very much like yourself) and I believe that a Gospel-centered way of life and learning is important.
Next, we are launching the following products to help you:
- The Noah Plan® First Grade Notebook Pages
- Trailblazer of the Sea with a Biblical Classical study and notebook pages
- Biblical Classical Homeschoolers website with online courses
- More that we’re not ready to reveal yet
Since you are here, there is no doubt that you are looking for a philosophy and method of education that keeps the Bible at the heart of life and learning. If you’re new, welcome! And, if you’ve been around for a while, thank you for allowing us to share our journey and resources with you!
Footnote 1: The Noah Plan® is a registered trademark of the Foundation for American Christian Education.
Footnote 2: The Principle Approach® is a registered trademark of the Foundation for American Christian Education.