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Enjoy this week’s roundup of selected stories from God’s World News—the unique Christian current events program for kids. Help your children learn to read age-appropriate news stories critically, to sift for the truth, and to relate knowledge and biblical wisdom to daily life.

Open: Liberty Museum!

A new, larger museum has opened at the Statue of Liberty. Now the millions of people who visit the famous landmark every year can get the inside scoop on America’s favorite statue. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/4108

The Statue of Liberty Museum, set to open Thursday May 16, 2019 on Liberty Island, is shown in this photo, in New York, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

 

Cuba’s Food Crisis

Cuban government officials plan to limit how much chicken, eggs, rice, beans, and soap people can buy in the face of widespread shortages. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/4107

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2009 file photo, an employee works in a government food store with empty shelves in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban government said, Friday, May 10, 2019, that it will begin rationing chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)

 

Troubled Waters

Indonesian authorities sank 51 foreign fishing ships they had seized operating illegally in their waters. The sinkings were a warning to other countries. “Stay out of our waters!” Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/4104

Workers flood the cargo bay of a Vietnamese-flagged boats with water to sink it in the waters off Datuk Island, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Authorities sank 51 foreign fishing boats caught operating illegally in the Indonesian waters as it resumed its tough stance against poaching in the country. (AP Photos/William Pasaribu)

 

San Francisco Bans Face ID

San Francisco supervisors voted to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5350

FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, demonstrators hold images of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos near their faces during a Halloween-themed protest at Amazon headquarters over the company’s facial recognition system, “Rekognition,” in Seattle. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. Studies have shown error rates in facial-analysis systems built by Amazon, IBM and Microsoft were far higher for darker-skinned women than lighter-skinned men. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

 

Kids’ Alexa

Some folks worry that the kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it—even after parents try to delete the conversations. Now privacy advocates and members of Congress want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Echo Dot Kids Edition violates the law. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5346

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo a child holds his Amazon Echo Dot in Kennesaw, Ga. Amazon met with skepticism from some privacy advocates and members of Congress last year when it introduced its first kid-oriented voice assistant , along with brightly colored models of its Echo Dot speaker designed for children. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

 

Aasia Bibi Takes Refuge in Canada

Aasia Bibi spent eight years on death row in Pakistan until being acquitted. Now the Catholic who was falsely accused of blasphemy against Mohammed is safely out of the country and reunited with her family in Canada. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5347

FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2010, file photo, Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, listens to officials at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani media say Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has left Pakistan for Canada to be reunited with her daughters. Wilson Chawdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association told The Associated Press on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, he received a telephone text message from a British diplomat stating simply that “Aasia is out.” (AP Photo, File)

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy this week’s roundup of selected stories from God’s World News—the unique Christian current events program for kids. Help your children learn to read age-appropriate news stories critically, to sift for the truth, and to relate knowledge and biblical wisdom to daily life.

A Whopper of an Idea

Burger King added a new item to its menu in a test market: a meatless burger! The fast food chain tested no-beef burgers in 59 Burger Kings in St. Louis, Missouri. The “Impossible Whoppers” were a hit! Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/4094

In this Thursday, April 25, 2019, photo a customer takes his order from the drive through window at a Burger King in Redwood City, Calif. Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, reports financial results on Monday, April 29. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

 

Found: Stolen Bible

A 17th-century Geneva Bible stolen from a Pittsburgh library has been recovered. It was among more than 300 rare books, maps, and atlases discovered missing from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh last year. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/4091

FBI supervisory special agent Shawn Brokos shows the recovered 1615 Breeches Edition Bible during a news conference, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The Bible was stolen from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh in the 1990’s. It was traced to the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

 

Japan’s New Emperor Ascends

On May 1, Japan witnessed a rare handover of its Chrysanthemum Throne by a living emperor. New Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne on Wednesday. His aging father Akihito abdicated Tuesday night. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5337

Japan’s Emperor Akihito, left, with Empress Michiko, second from left, and his son Crown Prince Naruhito, second from right, and Crown Princess Masako, right, arrives for the ceremony of his abdication at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era. (Japan Pool via AP)

 

Cyber-Threat: Inactivity

A new study finds that computer usage correlates with increased inactivity in Americans. People spend close to a third of their waking hours sitting down. That inactivity increases health risks. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5332

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, students work on computers at an elementary school in Beaver, Utah. According to a study published on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

 

Samsung Delays Galaxy Fold

The highly anticipated release of Samsung’s foldable phone has been delayed. The folding phone has breaking issues. This public launch push back is a setback for Samsung and the smartphone market generally. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5333

FILE – In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a model holds a Samsung Galaxy Fold smart phone to her face, during a media preview event in London. Samsung is pushing back this week’s planned public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking. The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday. Instead, it says it will to run more tests and announce a new launch date in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)

 

 

 

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Enjoy this roundup of selected stories from God’s World News—the unique Christian current events program for kids. Help your children learn to read age-appropriate news stories critically, to sift for the truth, and to relate knowledge and biblical wisdom to daily life.  

Open: Shipwreck!

An ancient shipwreck near the Greek island of Alonissos is open for exploring. The Peristera shipwreck will now become the first ancient shipwreck accessible to the public in Greece. Even folks who dive just for fun can swim up and take a peek. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/4006

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 7, 2019, divers visit a 5th Century B.C. shipwreck, the first ancient shipwreck to be opened to the public in Greece, including to recreational divers who will be able to visit the wreck itself, near the coast of Peristera, Greece. Greece’s rich underwater heritage has long been hidden from view, off-limits to all but a select few, mainly archaeologists. Scuba diving was banned throughout the country except in a few specific locations until 2005, for fear that divers might loot the countless antiquities that still lie scattered on the country’s seabed. Now that seems to be gradually changing, with a new project to create underwater museums. (AP Photo/Elena Becatoros)

 

Fresh Food for Fido

U.S. pet owners are feeding more and more fresh food to their dogs and cats. Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days, he’s getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach!  Is this a good idea? Or is it taking pet care a little too far? Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/4000

In this March 15, 2019, photo Dr. Lindsey Bullen pets Benko, a golden retriever with weight issues, during a visit at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Cary, N.C. Bullen says she gets several questions a day from clients interested in fresh and homemade pet food. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

 

Will Experts Endorse Low-Carb?

Fans of low-carb eating are hoping for changes in the new U.S. dietary guidelines. They say low-carb’s inclusion could influence what nutrition advice doctors give—and shape government food programs like school lunches. But does low-carb work for everyone? Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5236

   

 

Colleges Say Failure Is Normal

On many college campuses, instances of stress, depression, and other mental health problems are rising. Experts say today’s students are facing very different challenges from what their parents did. Now a growing number of U.S. colleges have begun teaching an important life skill: how to fail. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5237

In this March 5, 2019 photo, panel members, from left, Angela Giordano, Natalie Baucum, Mike Duggan, Fred Ledley and school counselor Peter Forkner participate in an event at Bentley University, in Waltham, Mass., where professors and alumni shared some of their worst setbacks to illustrate that even successful people sometimes fail. A growing number of U.S. colleges are trying to “normalize” failure for a generation of students who increasingly struggle with stress, anxiety and the ability to bounce back from adversity. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Spike in Dolphin Deaths

A Greek marine conservation group is reporting a “very unusual” spike in dolphin deaths in the Aegean Sea. The deaths coincide with military drills in the area. Researchers want to know whether nearby countries are following international rules about sonar and other undersea noise-makers. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5240

In this photo provided by Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation members of Archipelagos institute carry a dead dolphin at a beach of Samos island, Aegean sea, Greece, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. A Greek marine conservation group says a “very unusual” increase in Aegean Sea dolphin deaths over recent weeks may be linked with recent Turkish naval exercises in the area. A total 15 dead dolphins have washed up on the eastern island of Samos and other parts of Greece’s Aegean coastline since late February, according to the Archipelagos Institute.(Bre-Anne Smith /Archipelagos via AP)

 

 

 

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Homeschooling comes in many shapes and sizes to fit all the different types of families who homeschool. For busy families with fast-paced lives, online curriculum is emerging as a game-changing homeschool option. Here are five reasons why more and more homeschool families are making the switch:

Online curriculum offers automated grading that frees up parents.

Choosing an online curriculum means freeing up your day to focus on what matters. Rather than grading multiplication questions, you can spend quality time with your child. Rather than painstakingly grading spelling words, you can spend time looking for engaging ways to incorporate topics that have sparked your young learner’s interest.

Online curriculum allows for shorter homeschooling days.

Because there is no set up or tear down time with an online curriculum, all you need to do is log in and begin! This freed-up time can be used for creative play, extracurriculars, or, as your child gets older, real-world career experience.

Online learning takes “work at your own pace” to the next level.

With any homeschooling program, you have some flexibility when it comes to completing curriculum at your own pace, but what about kids who work at a significantly faster pace than normal? With traditional print curriculum, you need to buy new products each time your child advances, even if it means buying years of curriculum in only one school year!

However, with a monthly or yearly subscription plan like the one offered by Monarch, students have access to all main subjects from 3rd grade all the way up to 12th. Even if you finish a course in record time, you can begin the next course without any additional purchases.

Parents can also mix and match the grade level of courses to accommodate subject areas where a child may be struggling or excelling. For example, parents can easily assign 3rd grade or 5th grade math while their child completes 4th grade lessons for all other subjects.

Online curriculum is an organizational dream.

With typical homeschooling, you are on your own to keep track of which subjects you’ve covered in each year for your children. Saving examples of work can be a tedious task, often resulting in mountains of messy paperwork or overflowing file cabinets.

With an online curriculum like Monarch, organization becomes a breeze. You can view and print daily, weekly, quarterly, and yearly grade reports. Monarch also stores all records for 7 years after a child finishes the program, so samples of work and past grades are effortlessly accessible.

Online curriculum is designed for busy, beautiful lives.

If online curriculum sounds like a perfect fit, we don’t want you to miss another moment! Visit discovermonarch.com and use promo code MON30TTD to unlock your free Monarch account today.

 

AOP Homeschooling Logo Founded in 1977, Alpha Omega Publications is a leading provider of PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to homeschool families worldwide. AOP follows its mission every day by creating and providing quality Christian educational materials to thousands of students through curriculum, support services, and an accredited online academy. Visit Alpha Omega Publications online or call 800-622-3070 to learn more.

 

 

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Before you can start homeschooling, there are lots of options to sift through. The decision of whether to take the route of Accredited or Independent Study is one of many that every homeschool parent has to make. There are benefits to both programs. Let’s break it down.

What’s the difference?

Homeschool accreditation is a way to ensure your child’s education and schoolwork is being evaluated against a set of established standards. Abeka’s Accredited Program is only offered for Abeka Academy students. It helps parents keep track of their child’s progress by reviewing and grading their work and providing official documents such as report cards, transcripts, and a diploma upon graduation. In some situations, choosing accredited will help you meet state or college-entry requirements more easily. Your second option is Abeka’s Independent Study program. Homeschool families who choose Independent Study through Abeka will still receive all the materials and videos needed to homeschool, but they will have more flexibility over schedules, reports, and deadlines associated with their child’s education.

How the Accredited option works

If you decide to use Abeka’s Accredited program, you will have to make sure your child watches all video lessons and stays on a predetermined schedule. For some subjects and grades, your child will be required to call into Abeka for an evaluation. You’ll also be required to send tests and quizzes periodically for evaluation and return required course work within 6–12 months of your start date. Keeping up with all of this might sound overwhelming, but don’t worry—Abeka provides all the necessary materials to submit everything successfully, including an easy-to-use, online dashboard with important due dates, test dates, and quiz dates.

How Independent Study Works

You have a lot of options if you choose Independent Study. You’re not required to submit anything to Abeka and you have the freedom to create a schedule that works best for your family; however, you will be responsible for keeping track of your child’s studies, grades, and other necessary documents, and you will still need to finish within 12 months of enrollment. An Independent Study enrollment is a flexible option that’s ideal for a family who prefers less structure and more autonomy. Parents who have children with learning differences may choose Abeka’s Independent Study Program so they can add extra time for their child to learn specific concepts. Some families prefer to homeschool year-round and take breaks to travel throughout, so having flexibility is critical. We highly recommend researching your state’s regulations to be sure you’re following the rules and guidelines for homeschooling your children, no matter which option you choose.

How do I choose?

The beauty of homeschool is that you can do what is best for your family. What works for one family isn’t necessarily going to work best for you, so try not to compare your situation to others. Think about your lifestyle and your child’s needs. Does structure work well for your family? Or do you thrive in a more flexible environment? Consider whether certain subjects pose a challenge or may take extra time. Pray about it, and if you still have questions, call or email us. We will do our best to help.

FAQ

What’s the price difference?

There isn’t one! With Accredited and Independent Study, you get the same textbooks and the same lessons for the same price.

Does this just apply for Abeka Academy? What if I’m doing Parent-Led?

You can only do the Accredited Program for full-grade, full-year Abeka Academy (online streaming or DVD video lessons), for one semester enrollments or for individual courses in grades 9-12.

Can you switch between Accredited and Independent Study at any time?

This is a decision you’ll have to make at the time of initial enrollment. You can switch for free within the first 30 days. After that, you’ll have to contact customer service for details on switching fees. However, you’ll have the option to switch when you enroll for the next school year.

What about college?

In some situations, the Accredited Program makes it easier to meet college requirements. However, there are colleges who will recognize Independent Study—just be sure to keep records of projects/tests showing progress, courses taken, days spent schooling, extracurricular activities, and grades. We recommend that you have your child take the ACT or SAT since it’s required by most colleges.

Does where I live have anything to do with it?

Different states have different rules and regulations when it comes to homeschooling. We recommend researching ahead of time and make sure you’re complying with the education laws where you live. HSLDA is an excellent resource when it comes to state homeschool regulations. No matter the laws for your state, it’s extremely important to keep records of your child’s schooling. If you have any questions regarding our Accredited and Independent Study Program, feel free to contact us.  

 

 

 

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Enjoy this week’s roundup of selected stories from God’s World News—the unique Christian current events program for kids. Help your children learn to read age-appropriate news stories critically, to sift for the truth, and to relate knowledge and biblical wisdom to daily life.

 

New Gerber Baby

One-year-old Kairi Yang from North Carolina is Gerber’s 2019 spokesbaby. This year’s contest had the most entries ever—544,000. Contest officials said the winner has “the look of wonder in her eyes.” Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/3966

This undated photo provided by Gerber shows Kairi Yang from Hickory, N.C. Kairi was chosen by Gerber as the winner of its ninth annual photo search. In an interview on NBC’s “Today Show,” Kairi’s parents said they are Hmong, and their family had immigrated to North Carolina from southeast Asia. (Courtesy of the Yang Family/Gerber via AP)

 

Race Against Bugs

Loggers are cutting down ash trees in a race against a fast-spreading beetle called the emerald ash borer. The non-native bug is chewing its way through trees from Maine to Colorado. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/39638

FILE – In this file photo dated Saturday Aug. 23, 2003, Seagulls mill around in search of food as a whale is hauled onto a fishing boat after it was killed in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Iceland. Iceland’s whaling industry will be allowed to hunt up to 2,130 whales over the next five years, it is revealed Saturday Feb. 23, 2019, under a new rule issued by the Nordic nation’s government. (AP Photo/Adam Butler,FILE)

 

Goodbye, Mr. Merryman

Jerry Merryman was one of three men who invented the handheld calculator. He designed the circuits for the new invention in just three days while working for Texas Instruments. Mr. Merryman, 86, passed away February 27.  Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/3972

CORRECTS AGE TO 86 INSTEAD OF 68 – This 1997 photo taken by Phyllis Merryman shows Jack Kilby and Jerry Merryman, right, at the American Computer Museum in Bozeman, Montana. Kilby, Merryman and James Van Tassel are credited with having invented the handheld calculator while working at Dallas-based Texas Instruments. Merryman died Feb. 27, 2019, at the age of 86. (Phyllis Merryman via AP)

 

Sinking Sand in Iran

The area around Tehran, Iran, is literally sinking. Stressed by a 30-year drought and hollowed out by excessive water pumping, the parched landscape near Iran’s capital has begun to open in massive sinkholes. Read more: http://teen.wng.org/node/5204

This frame grab from an Aug. 8, 2018 video provided by Iranian Students’ News Agency, ISNA, shows an aerial view of a massive hole caused by drought and excessive water pumping in Kabudarahang, in Hamadan province, in western Iran. Some sinkholes formed in western Iran are as deep as 60 meters (196 feet). (ISNA via AP)

 

Granny Jela’s Cooking Show

An unlikely celebrity is cooking up traditional Serbian food on YouTube. Granny Jela (69-year-old Jelena Petrovic) has put her life-long experience to good use by launching an online cooking tutorial from her home kitchen. Fans are eating it up. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5206

Jelena Petrovic places the tray with food into the oven in her home in Jagodina, Serbia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Serbs looking for ideas are increasingly turning to the Balkan country’s hit chef Granny Jela, an elderly lady who has put her life-long experience to good use and launched an online cooking tutorial. Jelena Petrovic’s YouTube channel and blog dubbed Granny’s Kitchen have had over 50 million of views and nearly 150,000 subscribers who check in daily for a new recipe of home-made food. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

 

Coyote Fur in Demand

Coyote fur is high fashion, and demand for pelts continues to grow.  The animals’ pelts provide lush trim on the hoods of stylish winter parkas. Read more: http://teen.wng.org/node/5202

In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, a woman in New York wears a Canada Goose coat with a hood fur trimmed with coyote fur. Coyote pelts are in big demand to provide the lush, tawny-tinged arc of fur on the hoods on Canada Goose coats and their many global imitators. Canada Goose parkas are credited with the uptick in demand for coyote fur. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

 

 

 

 

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For homeschoolers, a more exciting sign of spring than blooming flowers, warmer sunshine, and the arrival of daylight saving time is graduation planning.

Our minds fill with so many thoughts from the practical logistics of the day to the whispers that you might be “less than” and have passed that failure on to your graduate.

Do these thoughts plague you? If so, take courage because every other homeschool parent wrestles with them as well!

Did I teach enough?

Don’t worry. Every homeschool parent has that question. In fact, I asked that of myself when each of my three children was preparing for graduation. We go through mental and actual checklists of typical college prep subjects. We forget the only checklist that matters is God’s. If we have teach our children about Jesus and his salvation, we have completed the necessary checklist. He sees the earnestness of our efforts through the years and will grant increase to our efforts. God will add all other needed things, and we will be amazed at how it all fits together. (Matt. 6:33)

What about a graduation ceremony?

Homeschool groups, co-ops, and state organizations have formal graduation ceremonies. Some families have a special celebration with family members and friends. Some, as in the case of my youngest, just move onto the next phase of life. Don’t worry about what others are doing or what is considered tradition. Have a family discussion about how to celebrate, or not, this life transition. Let your graduate make the call.

What next?

Our society, even the homeschool society, assumes our grads are going to college. But, how about our kids who are not going to college? There are many reasons a high school graduate may not head directly to college, or even go to college at all. Is a plan in place? Have you talked with your teen about the non-college options? Are you ready to answer the question about why college isn’t in the future plans?

What about me?

My youngest finished high school in 2000. Not only was my son making future decisions, but so was I. What would I do now that I was no longer homeschooling? I chose to remain in the homeschool community to help parents who are starting their homeschool journey. I also helped homeschool my grandkiddos. You will have many options if you look around for them. Yes, life will be different. You are entering a new season of your life. Talk with God about where he wants you to go next. He really will meet you in the moment.

Spring is a time to look forward. Look forward to flowers, sunshine, daylight saving time (well, maybe not so much), and graduation. Make the most of this season of change. Celebrate the journey behind you and anticipate the one ahead. Enjoy every minute as you look forward to the new path God has for your child . . . and you.

This article was originally published on our Homeschool Launch Blog.

 

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A New Outlook On Art

My 15 year old daughter spends part of most evenings drawing in her journal– looking for ideas online to create a personalized book chronicling her thoughts, activities, and more. Often she calls me in to show me her new idea or drawing and to see if I like what she’s working on. (I always do!) 

 

This love of art wasn’t always characteristic of her, though. For years, she claimed she had no artistic ability and would hardly draw a thing, being more afraid of failing than excited to create something new.

 

That all changed, though, when she and her sister joined some of their closest friends to walk through the Creating a Masterpiece course together. Each week, they got to hang out with  their besties and create something amazing! I had no idea what that small investment at a Teach Them Diligently event that year would do for her in the days to come.

 

I can’t tell you how thankful I am for the time spent and the money invested in Creating a Masterpiece all those years ago. It proved to be life changing for my daughter as it unlocked a creativity in her she didn’t even realize she had. I hope you’ll read on to learn more about this incredible resource for your homeschool and why adding it into your normal routine would be a great thing for your children. I also hope you’ll pick up your own copy to use with your children. I promise you’ll be glad you did– and that thankfulness will only grow as your children do and you realize even more how profoundly impacted they were by taking the course. 

 

Creating a MasterpieceProud Students

Students work on a piece of artwork that eventually becomes a “masterpiece”! Even first graders know that they usually leave Hidden Acres Art School (Sharon’s studio name) with a project they are very proud of. It may take many weeks of work, but they know their projects will grace the walls of their home. Students are often proclaiming, “I didn’t know I could do this!”

Sharon pushes her students to work on projects that bring a sense of pride and purpose, so they are not easily discouraged. “Every project needs to build up the student! My goal in teaching is to see each child gain a confidence they never had before. This confidence will translate to every other area of life,” Sharon states.Creating a Masterpiece

Well Rounded Artists

Students are treated as young artists to learn confidence and skill, and gain everything possible to succeed. At first everyone in class is taught the same project.  After learning to imitate the art media Sharon does, they are then turned loose to create their own paintings. Children are encouraged to try all types of art media. and become well rounded artists.

 

There are many life lessons learned through art:

– Students learn how to solve problems.
– Students learn how to follow instructions.
– Students gain a longer attention span.
– They learn to “never give up”!
– Through art they grow intellectually.Creating a Masterpiece– Students learn how to make wise decisions.
– They learn the importance of committing to a task and following through to the end.
– Students learn to be creative.
– Students learn how to express themselves through art.
– They learn how to create strategies.
– Students learn to receive constructive feedback.
– They learn the importance of dedication.
– They learn the importance of accountability.
– Students learn how art is a way to worship and praise our creator.
– They learn how to shape our culture by expressing their worldviews through the arts.

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Sharon Hofer, the lady behind “Creating a Masterpiece” teaches 180 homeschool students weekly. Her studio is filled to maximum capacity and her waiting list has several hundred students. But you can welcome her right into your home through this video course.

 

 

 

 

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About David and Leslie Nunnery

Leslie Nunnery and her husband David founded Teach Them Diligently, the nation’s premier source for gospel-centered homeschool events. With seven years of homeschooling experience from preschool-high school and a passion to encourage and equip homeschool families, this mom of 4 shares her know-how and insights weekly through Teach Them Diligently media and on TeachThemDiligently365.com.

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