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Worship To Start Your Day

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Worship To Start Your Day

One of my favorite ways to start my day is to put on some worship music, and just ease into the morning, while sipping my coffee. When I was growing up, I had my collection of cassette tapes. You remember what those are, right? I actually found a cassette tape in a box the other day and had quite a discussion with the kids about it. In my late twenties and early married days, I had my collection of CD’s and even those are almost obsolete. Now, we play almost all of our music online or through the computer (think itunes, mp3’s, etc).

I love having worship/Christian music playing, but I often forget which artists I like or where to find their music. It almost makes me want to go back to buying CD’s, to make things less complicated. We listen on YouTube and Spotify, both of which are decent, IF I can remember who I like and how to spell their names. I thought I would write a go to list. If you have not noticed by now, I like lists. Check out these artists and let me know of any awesome ones that I forgot.

  1. Kim Walker
  2. Chris Quilala
  3. Matt Maher
  4. Jason Upton
  5. Chris Tomlin
  6. Chelsea Moon
  7. Jeremy Camp
  8. Casting Crowns
  9. Kari Jobe
  10. Colton Dixon
  11. Josh Wilson
  12. Third Day
  13. Dez Childs
  14. Brandon Heath
  15. Sanctus Real
  16. Steven Curtis Chapman

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I know that this list is not exhaustive and I will likely add to it over time, but it gives me a landing place. I would love it if you left me links to your favorite Christian artists in the comments.

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5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool

Links to the rest of the series: 5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool

Day 5: Utilizing Technology & Making Room For Fun

Different ways you can use technology in your homeschool. Creative ideas to bring more FUN to your day.

Utilizing Technology

There are so many ways that you can weave technology into your homeschool day.

Computer Station

At our computer station the kids can:

iPad

On the iPad the kids can:

  • transition to the next activity
  • play an educational game
  • access the internet

DVD Player

With our DVD player the kids can:

Portable DVD Player

With their portable DVD players, the kids can:

  • have some transition time
  • enjoy some quiet time
  • watch educational videos

Digital Camera

With my digital camera the kids can

  • record the things we do from their perspective
  • have a record of their memories
  • take pictures for their blogs
  • tell a story with stop motion animation

Xbox

With our Xbox the kids can:

  • transition to the next subject
  • burn off some energy
  • do PE inside when it is raining
  • enjoy music
  • watch educational videos

Television

With our television the kids can:

  • watch educational channels (like National Geographic, History Channel, etc)
  • enjoy some family time

Airport Express

With the Airport Express the kids can:

  • play music or audio books to any room in the house by attaching speakers

USB Flash Drive

With USB Flash Drive the kids can:

  • load their music to play on the XBOX
  • transfer documents between devices

Making Room For Fun

Our theme for this year is to have more fun WHILE we are learning new things. Here are just a few of the ways that I hope to accomplish that:

  • focus on their learning styles
  • follow their interests
  • find out what make each child tick
  • use manipulatives wherever possible
  • do more science experiments
  • get outside more and see God’s world
  • do hands on activities wherever and whenever possible
  • get messy and make art masterpieces
  • have music fill our days
  • get in the kitchen and make some yummy goodies
  • learn that hard work can also be fun
  • find learning experiences around every corner

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Christmas Caroling

The following links go directly to YouTube videos. I carefully chose renditions where the volume was decent and the recording was clear. They include a variety of artists. Enjoy!

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