"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Homeschool by Candlelight

Hi friends,

Yesterday we woke up to a chilly, dreary, rainy day. In other words, not a very good day for being motivated to school lessons.

So I decided to spice things up a bit and do school lessons by candlelight. At the mention of this, the children instantly became intrigued..and eager to get started.  :)

We lit candles everywhere. On the baker's rack..

On the piano..

Kindles were read by candlelight..

Copywork was done by candlelight..

Online readings were done by candlelight..

 And yes, even Algebra 1/2 was done by candlelight..   ;)
And I simply couldn't resist lighting my very favorite scented candle, Buttered Maple Syrup. Mmmmmm....

The soft glow of the candles and the wonderful scent of my candle were all it took to get things moving. It's amazing how switching things up a bit can ignite that motivational fire (pun intended!) in my children!

And basking in the glow of the candlelight reminded all of us of the Light of the World and one of our memory verses from last month:  
"Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.' " ~John 8:12

Have a blessed day, everyone!

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  1. I think it's wonderful that you're homeschooling your kids and lessons by candlelight sounds lovely. I light candles every night because for me, it's so relaxing at the end of the day. Also, I loved the beautiful verse you shared. Blessings to you... :)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Dee.
      Blessings to you, too.... :)

  2. How very fun! Smart Momma. I'm finding it hard to school as we are in the countdown to the darkest day of the year. It is hard to get motivated in the morning when the sun is not fully up until almost 10. Maybe I'll try this.

  3. I can't imagine all those hours of darkness, Kendra. I hope this helps a little.
    Have a lovely day!

  4. I love the idea of candles. The ones with the blue and white are beautiful. I should try that. The short days have been difficult for us to adjust to this year. Sunrise at 8:15 and sunset before 4:00 each minute of daylight helps.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Beth. Hope you have a super day. :)


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