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Foundations Bible Study
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Has anyone used Foundations Bible Study by Anne Elliott? Like actually used it through a volume? I’m just trying to decide if I want to just begin reading through the bible with my kids, for 10-20 minutes a day, or if I want a bit more guidance. But truly, I don’t want Scripture McNuggets. I don’t want Bible to become a “School Subject” to be checked off a list. It is the MOST living book of all the living books! I don’t want to get in between the kids and the Bible. But I want them to have a little guidance, a bit of background – context and scaffolding, if you will. I also want to do it with all of my kids together, 4 of them still at home, ages 7.5, 9, 11.5, and 14. Thoughts?
I’m listening in on this because I’m in a similar boat–no Scripture McNuggets wanted!! I’ve read Vos’ Children’s Bible through 3x with my almost 7 year old and we need something new, but I’m extremely skeptical of…everything. I detest materials that don’t treat Scripture with dignity (the majority of VBS and Sunday School curricula, for example). We already read Scripture together at morning devotions, but I’m not sure if he’s ready to just plow through the Bible during lesson time.
I saw on someone’s blog (can’t remember!) where the momma has her kids listen to a portion of Scripture on a tablet or smartphone or something every day. That piqued my interest but am not sure what to add to that for context and scaffolding either.
Sorry I can’t offer anything else other than a “me too!” 🙂
I am using it loosely with my kids. We love the Bible drill preferences and do Bible journals inconsistently. We are finishing up book 2 (just finished John and starting acts after we review). Sometimes I break the passages into smaller sections as she often recommends a whole chapter at a time and that’s a bit much for my kids, especially in the Gospels. It has taken me longer to get through a guide because of this.
I think it’s very straight forward and she definitely takes the Bible seriously. I would love to do her world history curriculum when we do world history in another year.MonicaParticipant
I just spent some time going through the Foundations samples and I like it very much. Looking forward to what others have to say.
For what it’s worth, I’m not sure I ever met (even online) someone else who had actually used it. Not sure why? It just seems to be less popular. Not sure why. Anyway, I hope you guys like as much as we do!
I guess my real question is: do i use a curriculum at all? do I just let the Word stand on its own? I read the blogger Karen DeBeus frequently. She writes at Bible Based Homeschooling and Simply Living For Him. I like her a lot. She’s the lady with the free ebook about using the Bible as her main textbook for a full year of school. (Really cool, btw.) She’s recently embarked (in Oct, I think) upon a journey to just read the whole Bible with her family, however long it takes. She reads ALL of it. She’s maybe censored a very few sentences, she said. She’s been just reading a commentary before hand, but then just reads and discusses with her kids. Sounds great and I’m so tempted. But I’m just wondering if a little extra help might be useful…I’m really torn. Out off all the Bible study/curricula out there, I like Foundations the best bc it’s all ages together with no fluff or busy work. I’m just wondering what direction to head.
I like Karen DeBeus too. I could see doing that when my kids are a bit older. Right now (they are almost 9, 6, 4 and baby) I like reading straight through the Bible, but I am not ready to wade through all the Levitical laws with them. We are also not doing all of the epistles either. I think Foundations is a great resource as a starting point. We like how the Bible drills have a theme each day. My 4yo’s job is to say, “Ready, set, go!” and then to listen for the word theme when whoever finds it reads the verse. I also do use their memory work. This year (Foundations 2), we’ve been memorizing a bunch of OT prophecies about Jesus, and it’s been cool when we come across them in one of the Gospels or when reading something else (Hero Tales, for example, we are doing at bedtime).
Thank you, Mama_Nickles! I guess I just need to really pray and seek God on this!
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