Monday, May 18

Family Scripture Study - VISUAL WORKSHEETS


As I looked at my teenagers half asleep on the floor
 I decided it was time for a change.
Here is my attempt to 
"Raise the Bar" on our Family Scripture Time.


We are at The Book of Enos - so this is where I will start:
  1. We are sitting at the table
  2. A basket by the table makes it easy to store Scriptures and Scripture Pictures and Colored Pencils/Pens
  3. I grabbed a picture of Enos & put it on the table
  4. I created this simple doodle page (to help the hands on learners:) - and set copies on the table also
free printable

Saturday, April 18

Digital Nature Photography



5 Stars

This Photography book is beautiful.  Do you want to learn how to take amazing pictures?  Do you want to look at amazing pictures?  Look no further:).  

This book is for all levels of experience.  The beginner can really get a great footing, while the advanced photographer can find amazing tips to fine tune their knowledge.  Easy to read and full of great ideas and advice I found this book a keeper.

The author's phrase, "we must become adept in dealing with both the aesthetics and the mechanics of photography"  really encapsulates the content of this book.  Half of the book helping the reader to better develop the mechanics of their camera.  While the other half guides the reader in how they think and look while they are taking pictures.  He talks about using your inner vision to catch the moment, as a poet or artist would do.  I love the tips I learned from this section.  

As a beginner I felt this book was a great ground base for me.  Yet I am impressed by the extent of knowledge and information contained.  It far exceeds my beginner level.  One of the main reasons I liked this book was that it was motivating.  Now I want to go and capture some nature;).

My only complaint with this book is the font size was a little smaller than I prefer.  Overall, an excellent resource for every person wanting to improve their game in the field of photography.
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, April 5

MEMORIZE a Scripture a MONTH

Light of the World


NEW FIND:)  
 -  amazing printable pages to help teach us and our kids scriptures - go check them out on her blog!  

GO HERE for the FREE PRINTABLE:  http://www.kristendukephotography.com/

I have started using the coat closet door to post all the scriptures we have and are memorizing.  That way it is easy to review and fun to watch the door fill up.  I simply put the pages in sheet protectors and tape them to the door with painters tape.  At the top of the door put a fun sign that said - "Scripture Power".


Memorize Scriptures

Sunday, March 29

HE LIVES


BECAUSE HE LIVES
Celebrate this Easter and include watching this video



BEAUTIFUL -

Monday, March 23

5 Stars

Ada's small world blows up as the war hits close to home.  This amazingly beautiful story was well worth reading.  I loved it up to the very last word.  Ada and her brother Jamie thought they understood how to live until a surprising chain of events throws them into an unknown world.  Have fun experiencing life with Ada.  This book contains adventure, discovery, and love.  I am so happy I own this one!

This is a perfect read and gift for any girl 12 years old and up.  Kimberly Bradley is a fantastic author.  You need to read her book "For Freedom" another great read.

Acing the ACT


5 stars -

This is an excellent book for your teenager!  Looking for a gift for a niece/nephew/grandchild or your own sweet kid?  Give them a little encouragement and a great tool.  My favorite thing about this ACT prep book is the size.  So many of the ACT study books look like a mountain of pain.  In fact they even weigh enough to give you pain.  This little paperback says, "You can read me in a weekend - easy".  Teenagers have so much on their plates that the ACT can be overwhelming.  I love that this small book is exactly that - small, concise and encouraging.  From the first page the author gives an upbeat intro that makes you think - I can do this - and I can do it well!:)    Organized into simple sections such as english, math, reading and science this book cover's it all - even the essay writing.  I think a great bonus this books offers is the chapter called M Card: what to memorize.  You mean I don't have to memorize everything?  This book ranks high for me - and my kids. The author knows her stuff, and she puts it in simple easy to read lingo.  Definitely a book worth owning.   
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.