We were given the opportunity to choose a review product from the Home School Adventure Co. The choices were Philosophy Adventure, Mere Christianity Journal, Philippians in 28 Weeks, and The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions. I was really drawn to Mere Christianity and Philosophy Adventure. I’ve heard quite a bit about Philosophy Adventure. But the boys have been really busy this spring – so I thought I’d try Philippians in 28 Weeks.
Our town just started a new AWANA program. The boys are helping when they can. I thought it would be good for us to focus on a section to memorize at home. When I was in High School, I attended an A.C.E. Christian School. One of our daily tasks was to read over 6 verses in the Bible, over and over, until we could recite it on Fridays. We worked through the book of John this way. it has always been a help to me to have those words in my heart. So between my AWANA passion and my memory of school – we have a joy in memorizing scripture.
This program is actually pretty simple. So simple, that it is brilliant. Read the entire book of Philippians every day for 28 days. Then, each week – focus on 6 verses to memorize. There is a journal to write down what the verses mean to you, and you work through the journal throughout the month. Simple steps: 1. Read 2. Record 3. Repeat 4. Review 5. Recite. The beginning of the book gives the history of how these were created, exactly how to use them, and also gives a scale on how to give a grade. It is a very quick start up for the teacher and the student. I had the PDF version and could print the cards for the boys.
Another helper in the program is the Log. I wish we had stayed more active on writing in the boxes daily with this sheet. The Memory Cards and Log make it simple to use every day, and track progress. You can see what your kiddos are doing. We used this with High School and Middle School (and mom and dad). It can be done independently, so the Log helps us all to see where we are.
I think the print edition would be great – as we are not always good at printing PDF’s. The accountability on the crew helps us keep on track, otherwise, print is better for us.
The challenge to read the entire book every day for 28 days? Weeeeeeell, I can’t say that we did. Sorry. We’ve had the download since the end of February. I’d say in the last two months – we’ve read Philippians 3-4 days a week. But not the entire book. I’d read chapters 1 and 2 or 3 and 4, or just a single chapter. My son Jon did the same. A chapter a day. Reading through it so many times, the verses have imprinted on our memory. We can read the book now and know the words. I used my Bible App to record my notes, my boys used their notebooks. We did enjoy the journal as a guide, I think it would be the highlight of the printed version.
What is amazing, with the Word being a living document, every day we read it, we could use the passage in the day. My husband and his friend started reading it on their prayer morning/coffee times. I am going to keep working on it, until the whole thing is put to memory. I think we could all say the first chapter now, and a few passages from the other chapters.
If you are looking for a homeschool Bible memory program, looking for the product to be created with logs and memory cards – this would be great. Independent, ready for Middle and High School.
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