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Story Telling

Posted by Eileen Miller on August 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Story telling with NOL techniques can return us to one of the greatest elements to moral education.  The stories read to our children contain extrinsic value in that we learn from other characters what they value... outside of ourselves...whether virtue or vice.  When our children begin to form their own descriptions and opinions into sentences and paragraphs for their journals, they begin to apply their own learned and nurtured values to the story.  Afterwards, keywords are ch...

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NOL Sample Stories - Group #1

Posted by Eileen Miller on June 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a list of more sample stories and bible verses you can enjoy with your child.  My son and I will be revisiting and rereading these bible verses later by going through his journal together.


1)  The Land of Hungry Armadillos by Lawrence David (Gus should have served God and shared his crayons with Wendy.)

Bible Verses re: Sharing and Love of Neighbor:

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NOL Sample Story: Ten Days and Nine Nights

Posted by Eileen Miller on June 22, 2012 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Ten Days and Nine Nights by Yumi Heo is a wonderful adoption story told from the perspective of the future big sister of the new baby as she counts up the days to the joyful arrival her mother soon brings home.  We also had to discuss our verses with small breaks in between them because I do not want to overwhelm my son.  When he actually read the verses out loud from the bible, it was music to my ears!   While he just turned six and we completed one sentence, we incorporated t...

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NOL Sample Story: Something from Nothing

Posted by Eileen Miller on April 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This post is an example of how I would dialogue with my children about the simple stories we've read together from pre-school through third or fourth grade.  I would often try to apply a biblical principle to our discussion and written summary of the story in their journal.  I love to key in on acts of virtue or vice shown by the characters so that my children would enjoy learning about beneficial or detrimental behavior.  I also had the children draw a simple pi...

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Little One's Come to Mary

Posted by Eileen Miller on October 21, 2011 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We just finished learning about the Joyful Mysteries in our Kindergarten Co-op class.  There are four little boys in the class.  We all recite one decade of the rosary after I read them a short story of the Gospel lesson.  It is music to my ears!  In the beginning of the year, I don't think they all knew exactly how to say the "Hail Mary."  Now they are starting to sound like experts.  In just five short classes, the boys are realizing how Mary takes care of her ...

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Moral Formation

Posted by Eileen Miller on November 13, 2010 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Homeschooling offers our children the opportunity to enter deep into the attitudes of Christ.  As parents continuously give their time and lives to their children, their children become real witnesses to Christian attitudes.  Children do not only learn biblical truth, but are armed with the real joy of being a Christian.  Christian joy is like an armor of love that Christ freely gives us.  Every relationship and encounter our children experience is contemplated with C...

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Promoting Knowledge of the Faith

Posted by Eileen Miller on November 10, 2010 at 5:56 AM Comments comments (0)

As homeschoolers, we have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Faith in our families.  We must present knowledge of Christ to our children so they can encounter him.  This will instill a desire to know him all the more.  A desire to foster a search for the best way to handle relationships and situations in the minds of our children as they go through their daily activities and schedules. 

 

Parents will begin to see the fruit ...

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Opportunity to Serve

Posted by Eileen Miller on February 9, 2010 at 5:29 PM Comments comments (0)

We were blessed with a wonderful opportunity to teach pre-schoolers through kindergarten children two dance and movement classes at a local dance studio.  My two daughters loved to assist me teaching the young girls.  My girls really learned how to be responsible and assist me in meeting the needs of these little angels. 

 

Today I told them that the money I made for teaching these classes never came before the service I provided to the little ones.  I to...

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Reciprocity

Posted by Eileen Miller on February 6, 2010 at 6:27 AM Comments comments (1)

There exists no greater human model of reciprocal love for us to emulate than that of the Holy Family consisting of Mary as Mother, Joseph as foster-father, and Jesus as Child and Savior. I once heard some Christian leaders say that "reciprocity is not the goal." I'm not to sure if they were applying it to family life but possibly individual spiritual development. How much reciprocal love should we, as Christian mothers, aim to instill in our families? Reciprocity of a caring nature seems to ...

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Choose Discipleship

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Discipleship with the Lord permits one to carry with them a stable satisfaction of their lot in life no matter the situation.  It permits an echoing and enthusiastic resonance to our unique existence to be readily available for us in most any event.  We help make this happen by strengthening the relationship with Christ in ourselves and those around us.

God has laid out very clearly that our response to His love entails strengthening our relationship with Him through his Son a...

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