Holy Week Classic Poetry – Maundy Thursday

Holy Week Classic Poetry Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday and we have another poem for you. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at some of the events that took place that Thursday before the crucifixion and at the meaning behind the word “maundy.”

On that Thursday evening, Jesus celebrated a final Passover meal with his disciples. This is known as the Last Supper. (Matthew 26:17-30)

Afterward, he washed the feet of his disciples. (John 13:4-20) This was a sort of hands-on lesson for them about

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Half Off Sale and Giveaway

Half Off Sale and Giveaway

Teachers Notebook is having a sitewide sale and we’re joining in the fun!

Today through April 19th, 2014, all of the products in our Warm Hearts Publishing shop will be half off.

That includes our puzzles, copywork, Reader’s Theater, and more!

On top of that 50% off, Teachers Notebook is offering an

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Holy Week Classic Poetry – Spy Wednesday

Holy Week Classic Poetry Spy Wednesday

The Wednesday of Holy Week used to be called Spy Wednesday. That’s because it is the day that Judas Iscariot (the spy) was paid 30 silver pieces to betray Jesus to the chief priests. (Matthew 26:14-16)

The betrayal and crucifixion of Jesus were horrible events in that time in history. But, as the poem today suggests, God can bring good from evil. Jesus was resurrected 3 days after his death on the cross. He opened up the gates of Heaven for us. Those are the

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Holy Week Classic Poetry – Holy Tuesday

Holy Week Classic Poetry Holy Tuesday

Some people think that Jesus spent a good deal of time on Holy Tuesday teaching. (Matthew 21 through 25) It’s more than likely that he did. And while some people listened to his teachings, like his disciples, others were not so receptive. People like the Pharisees and Sadducees, for example, did not listen to what Jesus taught.

Being a good listener is an important part of being a good Christian. We should “listen,” so to speak, to the teachings of Jesus in the Bible. We should listen to

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Holy Week Classic Poetry – Fig Monday

Holy Week Classic Poetry Fig Monday

In the past, the Monday of Holy Week was referred to as Fig Monday. It alludes to the time when Christ cursed the fig tree that wasn’t producing any fruit. (Matthew 21: 18-22)

The last verse in this passage is an especially powerful one.

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

What an incredible promise that is! How kind and generous is our God to listen to and answer our prayers!

But the cursing of the fig tree isn’t the

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Holy Week Classic Poetry – Palm Sunday

Holy Week Classic Poetry Palm Sunday

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday. It is the day we celebrate Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. (Matthew 21:1-11)

The poem we’ll begin with is aptly named “Palm Sunday.” It was written by John Keble in the 1800′s. Keble was a theologian and poet who was educated by his father. He was educated so well, in fact, that he received a scholarship to his father’s college, Corpus Christi, in Oxford, England. He was later

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Holy Week Classic Poetry Series

Holy Week Classic Poetry intro

Holy Week begins this weekend. It is the beginning of the end of Lent. Our time of fasting is nearly over. Pretty soon we’ll be able to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ with an Easter feast both physical and spiritual.

Holy Week is a good time for spiritual reflection. It’s an opportunity to take a week off from the busyness of our lives to contemplate the

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10 Funny Quotes about Teaching

10 Funny Quotes about Teaching

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Are you ready for a day of jokes and pranks?

How about some teaching humor to get your homeschool day off to a good start.

I have a found a few funny quotes about teaching that you might enjoy. While some may have been intended for classroom teachers, you need only insert the word “homeschooler” to get the full benefit of the humor.

These funny quotes you’re about to

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Simple Drawing Activities to Do with Your Preschooler

Simple Drawing Activities to Do with Your Preschooler

Drawing is an activity that is very beneficial to preschoolers. It helps them develop some important skills including hand-eye coordination, problem solving abilities, and find motor skills. It also prepares these young children for writing and provides an expressive outlet for creativity.

There are some very simple drawing activities that you can do with your preschooler that take very little time and resources. They are so easy to do, in fact, that they can be

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Music Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Music Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I don’t think that children are ever too young to learn about music.

I exposed my daughters to music in a variety of ways from the time that they were infants. I played recordings of classical music and children’s songs for them. I let them play with age appropriate musical toys. I clapped with them. We did lots of fun music activities together.

The results of this is that now I have two daughters who love to sing and/or play instruments. One has even cantored in church on Sundays.

You too can inspire a love of music in your children from an early age. You don’t have to

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