Depending on how you look at it I am now homeschooling either one or two kids in middle school: 6th and 7th grade. I have just started this journey, but have learned a few things I’d like to share this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Tuesday: Grapevine Studies Bible Studies for middle schoolers–With a GIVEAWAY of a $25 Shopping Spree!
Wednesday: Teaching middle schoolers independence by using planners such as those from Well-Planned Day– With a GIVEAWAY of a Student Planner!
Thursday: Looking ahead to High School–planning now while they are in middle school — With a Special Offer of a Free Webinar!
For Day 1 of our Middle School series I’d love to share about the Bible Study my boys have been using this year from Grapevine Studies.
Specifically it’s the Level 4 New Testament Survey. I wanted my boys to get an overview of the whole New Testament as they studied the Bible this year. Each week they read a portion of Scripture, take notes on it by drawing Stick Figures and other graphics to help them illustrate what happened, answer review questions, and study deeper by using specific resources such as a Bible Dictionary (Vine’s), a Concordance, and a Topical Bible (Nave’s). It’s been different from other Bible studies they have done in that they are doing a lot of the study on their own. It’s more open-ended rather than being completely laid out for them. I really like this aspect since it is stretching them more. And I know they really enjoy the stick-figuring aspect!
Here are a copy of pages the boys did:
Make sure you include studying the Bible as part of your Middle Schooler’s learning!
Be sure go to the Grapevine Studies website to look at their free samples. They have Bible studies for all ages for use in all different settings! You’ll find what you’re looking for! (My elementary kids absolutely love the traceable Bible studies–we’re doing an Old Testament survey with them this year.)
Grapevine Studies has offered to giveaway a $25 Shopping Spree! Please enter through the Rafflecopter app below! Winner will be chosen on April 15 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.
Other wonderful bloggers from the Schoolhouse Review Crew are participating in the Blog Hop this week, so be sure to check them out!
Anne Marie @ Future.Flying.Saucers ~ Christian Worldview 101
Marya @ Suncoast Momma ~ Homeschooling Special Needs
Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break ~ Ordinary Homeschooling
Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Our Favorite Family Recipes
Dawn @ Double O Farms ~ Helping Your Struggling Learner
Gena @ I Choose Joy! ~ Homeschooling Middle School
Christine @ Our Homeschool Reviews ~ Free and Frugal Homeschooling
Monique @ Living Life and Learning ~ Homeschooling with Lapbooks
DaLynn @ For the Display of His Splendor ~ Diagramming the Proverbs
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I was so excited to see this series pop up in my newsfeed from TOS! Being new to this middle school thing as well, I’m always looking for ideas and suggestions. I look forward to reading your other posts and will be headed over to Grapevine Studies to check out their materials.
I would probably start with the Beginner Old Testament studies for my boys. We used the Birth of Jesus Study over Advent and they loved it.
Christy Denton says
Oh my goodness! This would be such a blessing! I’ve been trying to work on introducing my 3 year old to a biblical curriculum, and their traceable series looks amazing! With this gift card, I could even get 2 books!
Amanda N. says
I’d start with the New Testament Traceables for my 4 year old son that I want to start homeschooling!
Autumn Jones says
I think I would go for one of the Esther studies. I have always loved that story!
Tiffany DeOs says
I would get some of the traceables.
Lori H says
I would use it to purchase one of the survey studies. I have been looking at this company for a while and would love to try them out.