The

Homeschool

Oasis

 

Online Catalog

  

Resources created by Barb Shelton (and a few others)

     

  

     

Dave and Barb at their booth at the

Valley Home Educators Homeschool Convention in Modesto, Calif.

(July 26, 2013 ~ the day she turned 61!)
  

 

     

  

  

Please read this

IMPORTANT INFO

about how payment works!

  

  

  

  

      

  

 

Clickable Index

of all the resources on this page

  

 The Homeschool Course and Foundation of Homeschooling Workshop Duo are listed in several sections as they are the core of Barb's message, and fit into more than one section, and we don't want them to be missed if someone comes here just looking in one or two sections.
  

  

hOMESCHOOL MOMS OASIS MINISTRY (in Barb's Home)

  

Homeschool Moms Oasis Payment:  by Barb Shelton

 

 

  

 

  

help with organizing your home!

  

  

  

+   The Home Organization Workshop Duo:  by Barb Shelton

  

"Creative Flexible Home Organizing"

+

"Papers and Records and Files ~ OH MY!"

  

 

  

HIGH SCHOOL HOMESCHOOLING

  

  

  

  Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la by Barb Shelton

 

  

+   The High School How-to Workshop Duo: by Barb Shelton

     

 

            "High School Organizing, Record-Keeping & Frameworks"

+

"Creating High School Classes"

 

  

 

Forms to help you plan & document High School

They accompany the book Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la

 

 

High School Record-Keeping Forms

 

Class Plan Forms   /  ACS's & TAS's

 

High School Learning Guides Forms

 

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     

 

    All 3 of the (above) High School forms sets by Barb Shelton

    

  

Homeschool Course / "A Season of Re-Education" offered by Barb Shelton

of Homeschool Oasis

     

Because this course must be thoroughly understood before signing up for it,

it can only be purchased on the page that presents and explains it, linked above. 

   

If you are not signing up for the whole course, you may purchase just the

Course Syllabus here on this page.  If you are signing up to take the course, there is no

need to purchase it separately as it is part of the Course Start-up Packet

  

   

  

For PARENTS with CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

  

 

The resources in this section are listed in alphabetical order:

  

  

  Beauty for Ashes:  REDEEMED!!! by Barb Shelton

  

  

  Connecting Hearts ~ Now and Forever by Barb Shelton

  

  

+   (The) Foundation of Homeschooling Workshop Duo:  by Barb Shelton

 

"The Heart of True Education"

+

"Preparing Heart 'n' Soul 'n' Guts NOW to Homeschool to the END!!!"

  

  

  God vs. Caesar: Obeying the Governing Authorities

         by Barb Shelton

  

  

Homeschool Course / "A Season of Re-Education" offered by Barb Shelton

of Homeschool Oasis

     

Because this course must be thoroughly understood before signing up for it,

it can only be purchased on the page that presents and explains it, linked above. 

   

If you are not signing up for the whole course, you may purchase just the

Course Syllabus here on this page.  If you are signing up to take the course, there is no

need to purchase it separately as it is part of the Course Start-up Packet

  

  

  Hunting & Fishing for the Ultimate Homeschool Dad

         by Dave Shelton

  

  

  My Journey in Search for the Way by Marilyn Howshall

  

  

  Our Story ~ of and by Dave and Barb Shelton

  

  

  Purity and Integrity in Romance and Relationships by Barb Shelton

  

  

  The Great Escape by Geoffrey Botkin

  

  

  

For PARENTS with CHILDREN AGE 12 & Under

  

  

  

Homeschool Course / "A Season of Re-Education" offered by Barb Shelton

of Homeschool Oasis

     

Because this course must be thoroughly understood before signing up for it,

it can only be purchased on the page that presents and explains it, linked above. 

   

If you are not signing up for the whole course, you may purchase just the

Course Syllabus here on this page.  If you are signing up to take the course, there is no

need to purchase it separately as it is part of the Course Start-up Packet

  

  

ON Real-Life Homeschool Learning & Organizing Tools

                               for Younger Children (age 4~12) by Barb Shelton

  

  

  The Make-My-Own Phonics Book by Barb Shelton

  

  

  Home Grown Kids by Dr. Raymond Moore

  

  

   P

Of Interest  to HOmeschoolers

  

  

  

Homeschool Course / "A Season of Re-Education" offered by Barb Shelton

of Homeschool Oasis

     

Because this course must be thoroughly understood before signing up for it,

it can only be purchased on the page that presents and explains it, linked above. 

   

If you are not signing up for the whole course, you may purchase just the

Course Syllabus here on this page.  If you are signing up to take the course, there is no

need to purchase it separately as it is part of the Course Start-up Packet

  

  

  Beauty for Ashes:  REDEEMED!!!  by Barb Shelton

  

  

+  (The) Foundation of Homeschooling Workshop Duo by Barb Shelton

 

"The Heart of True Education"

+

"Preparing Heart 'n' Soul 'n' Guts NOW to Homeschool to the END!!!"

  

  

  God vs. Caesar:  Obeying the Governing Authorities by Barb Shelton

  

  

   Hunting & Fishing for the Ultimate Homeschool Dad

               by Barb's husband, Dave Shelton 

  

  

  

    For ALL Parents, hOMESCHOOLING OR NOT

  

  

  

  Connecting Hearts ~ Now and Forever by Barb Shelton

  

  

 Our Story of/by Dave & Barb Shelton

  

  

 Purity and Integrity in Romance and Relationships by Barb Shelton

  

  

  

      

    

ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING!

  

  

  

 WITHIN THE US ONLY OF COURSE

 

 

Miscellaneous Fees:

  

If you live OUTSIDE the U.S.:

  

Email Barb to request a quote on shipping

 outside the US.  Please state your full address

and which resources you want.

  

 

 

Homeschool Moms Oasis Ministry

           

  

Homeschool Moms Oasis - These take place at Barb's home. The base price is $20. If you have purchased any of my materials that are appropriate for a particular Oasis you are attending, you get a $5 discount, making it $20.  So choose the right option for you below, and pay by PayPal, if you like.  You are also welcome to pay by cash or check at the Oasis.

 

 

Payment Options

  

 

        

 

ORGANIZING HELP!

           

    

The

"Let's get this place in order!"

Home Organization

Workshop Duo

  

by Barb Shelton

 

 +

     

  

Together, these two workshops (below) present a wide and

wonderful gamut of ideas and practical tools for organizing every area of

your home ~ from sorting through and organizing massive messes to what

to DO with everything so that you can find, access, and USE your stuff!

   

 

 

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBLE HOME ORGANIZING - by Barb Shelton

How do you feel when the main work places or storage spots of your home are disorderly ormessy? How do you feel when they are in good working order?  ...  This pictorial tour of Barb's home and life ~ with lots of explanations along the way ~ will help and inspire you to make the most of what you have, organize it better, set up "centers" in your home that will help you function more efficiently, and thus create more order and peace in your home, which are part of the foundation of a peaceful homeschool.

  

  

...and...

 

 

PAPERS AND RECORDS AND FILES ~ OH MY!!! - by Barb Shelton

Are papers, stacks and piles eating you alive ~ or at least eating too much of your available living space?  Does it take you too long to find a needed document?!? … To the rescue, this workshop!!!  Learn how to create order in your work/office space, computer area, and desk; transform overwhelming piles into under-control files, bins, and notebooks, deal with mail and incoming papers; and saving and organizing memories, keepsakes and heirlooms!   

  

  

  2 Audio CD's  /  2 hours /  6-pages of Handouts  /  Access

to all 330 workshop PowerPoint slides:

                          

All for $15.00

                          

 

  

 

 

 

   

From a homeschool mom:

  

      "I took a look at your new on-line catalog.  I noticed you've added a few new really great resources!  Marilyn Howshall's Lifestyle of Learning material introduced me to your "Homeschool Oasis."  I love that name!  Your ministry has truly been an oasis for me!  That had to be about 13 years ago, and I started using your material on setting apart a "season" to renew my mind a year or so later.  Over the years we kind of flip-flopped around in homeschooling styles, but this year I decided to go back to my first loved style as presented in Wisdom's Way of Learning with Homeschool Oasis support and resources.  I'm once again, after 15 years of homeschooling, very excited about homeschooling my boys!"

  

~ Paula; homeschooling 3 remarkable sons for 15 years

  

  

 

 

HOMESCHOOLING through HIGH SCHOOL

    

 

  Here's just a TASTE of what's represented in these resources!

(Click on each picture ~ on this whole page ~ to see a larger view of it!)

 

 

 

ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING!

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

Senior High:

A Home-Designed Form+U+la

  

by Barb Shelton

  

       

(Click on the apples to go to the reviews/comments.)

        

Review by Julie Lofurno      Review by Dawn Stringer

   

"Four Things I Like Best About Form+U+la" by Sue Howe

   

Comments from several happy readers

  

   

The tendency at the high school level for those just starting out, and even for seasoned homeschoolers who, up until high school, have taken a more creative approach, is, as one homeschool mom said, to "just buckle down, take the textbooks by the horns and just DO it!" She sadly added: "The joy went right out the window!" This book is oozing with inspiration and practical HELP to homeschool through high school with joy!!!  It contains: record-keeping ideas, what to do about requirements, how to translate real-life learning into senior high classes and credits, how to set up your own high school Master Framework Plan, class "plans" for many classes, masters for transcripts and diplomas, creative grading guidelines, learning guides for many subject areas, and complete how-to's for setting up a student notebook.  ...  Note that there is also an e-book version available; see further down.

  

  

 

 

**************************************  OPTION A **************************************

Softbound Book  /  425 pgs.  /  $24~$28

 

(The "perfect shape" is now gone,

so please select an option for $28 or less.)

  

Printed book:  3 quality options:  (Choose one below!)

  

  (PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)       

  

 

**************************************  OPTION B **************************************

eBook  /  425 e-pages  /  $15.00  

NOTE:  This item will not be sent in the mail; you will be emailed a

link to a page with links to the sections of the book.  (It's too large to fit into

one document file.)  So be SURE to include a correct email address.

  

FYI:  We have only a small number of actual

printed Senior High Form+U+la books remaining, and once

they are gone, we will not be reprinting. The cost to print, ship,

and store books is too burdensome to be able to continue

doing so.  However, we are working on making it a

"print-on-demand" book on Amazon.

  

 

 

  

  

 

                 

The High School How-to Workshop Duo:

by Barb Shelton

        

"High School Organizing, Record-Keeping & Frameworks"

+

"Creating

High School  Classes"

 

(For those who like listening to a human voice in addition to reading a book.)

 

+

 

For parents with high schoolers now or coming up soon.

    

Barb's recommendation is to start reading and thinking all this

through at least 2 years before you plan to start high school.

  

  

  

 

Both workshops are based on Barb's book:

 

Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la

 

  

  

High School Organizing, Record-Keeping & Frameworks: (by Barb Shelton) Practical help for SETTING UP and ORGANIZING your high school experience, customizing it to fit YOUR teen(s)! You will find out how to determine what kind of a framework to choose for high school that fits your and your student's needs, priorities, and styles, plus how to organize and document ALL your student's learning experiences, including traditional, natural, non-traditional, real-life learning! 

     

...and...

 

 

Creating High School Classes: (by Barb Shelton) Three approaches to creating classes, plus ideas for creating classes are presented via classes that Barb created for her own children, and her approach, principles, ideas, and experiences in doing so.  Here's how to pull together all your student's learning experiences, from traditional to natural to lessons (like music) to sports to life experience ~ and certainly any combination thereof ~ and turn them into wonderful classes. Many ideas for what to do for many learning experiences too.

  

  

 2 CD's  /  2 hours total  /  8-page Handout + access to 22 more pages online  /  $15.00

  

(PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

      

 

 

 

  

  

 

High School Forms

 

Available in individual sets

or order all three together and save $5.00!

          

All 3 sets of High School Forms

 

Includes:

 

High School Learning Guides Forms

 

High School Record-Keeping Forms

 

Class Plan Forms (ACS's and TAS's)

 

(See descriptions of individual sets below.)

  

$25

  

(Save $5 off the regular $30 price!)

  

 

 

These forms accompany Barb's book:

  

Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la

   

  

 +    +  

   (PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

      

  

 

 

 

  

   
 

  High School Learning Guides Forms 

  

by Barb Shelton

 

 
     

These forms accompany

Barb's book:

  

Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la

   

 

These are the 45 Learning Guides Forms in section 4 of the book Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la plus twice as many ~ 90+ in all!!!  These are to help your student get more learning value out of any experience, and/or document it.  Here's how I create these:

  

1) Start with an experience or learning opportunity: a field trip, a concert, babysitting, considering feasibility of moving out on own, housework skills, a TV documentary or movie, an art show at the library or mall, computer activities (of a valuable nature), interviewing a police officer,  attending to a play, doing a room make-over

 

2) Think through what you want them to discover, learn, notice, find out, know, or particularly remember or be aware of experiencing.

 

3) Make this into a search-it-out format and/or a chart that will accommodate, enhance, and bring out what you want them to document.

 

If you don't want to do this yourself, and would like to have them all done for you, then this CD is for you!!!  The forms are cCompletely customizable ~ edit to your specifications and needs!  Tutorial included on the CD to show you how to edit them. Here are the forms:

 

1 Action Verbs to Take You Through Life  ●   2. America the Beautiful  ●   3. Armor of God  ●   4. Book Report  ●   5. Book Syn­opsis Re­port  ●   6. Child Care Check off Sheet - Blank  ●   7. Child Care Check off Sheet - Sample  ●   8. Christian Denomination Study Guide  ●   9. Christian Religion Types Worksheet  ●  10. Christmas Gift Planner  ●   11. City Council Meeting Search-it-out Sheet  ●   12. Come and Drink Study  ●   13. Commune with Me Guide - large & small versions  ●   14. Concert Performance Record  ●   15. Conversation Starters  ●   16. Cooking Terms  ●   17. Cover: Special Memories with My Friends; Use as Template  ●   18. Creation Sci­ence Research Report  ●   19. Dance Notebook Outline - Template  ●   20. Dance Terms  ●   21. Decade-at-a-Glance Form  ●   22. Dinner Making Schedule  ●   23. Dinner Planner  ●   24. Dog Report  ●   25. Elected Officials and Their Func­tions  ●   26. Family Heir­loom Album page  ●   27. Family Meet­ing Guide  ●   28. Family Traditions Notebook  ●   29. Field Trip Re­port – Jr./Sr. High  ●   30. Fi­nance Record  ●   31. Fort Clatsop Museum Search-it-out Sheet  ●   32. Friend Scrapbook Page  ●   33. Friend Scrapbook Com­ple­tion Page  ●   34. Gift Box Ideas  ●   35. God’s Actions Study  ●   36. Ground Rules for Studying Other Religions  ●   37. High School Days Memory Booklet  ●   38. Home Maintenance & Repair Job Log  ●   39. Home Report  ●   40. “Let” Word Study  ●   41. Living Expenses Comparison Study  ●   42. Location Data Sheet  ●   43. Month of Dinners – Blank  ●   44. Month of Dinners - Sample and Instructions  ●   45. Movie Critique Analysis  ●   46. Music Appreciation Worksheet  ●   47. My Top 10 Bless­ings  ●   48. Name Study  ●   49. Notebook Section Dividers (Basketball - Use as Template)  ●   50. Occupational In­terview  ●   51. Office and Business Skills List  ●   52. Open Line and Mind  ●   53. Organizational Skills Job List  ●   54. Person­al Healthful Living Planning Sheet  ●   55. Play Critique and Analysis  ●   56. Plot Whole­some­ness Evaluation  ●   57. Poet Synopsis  ●   58. Prepositional Phrases Practice  ●   59. Purity of Heart Interview Form  ●   60. Quilt of My Life – Template  ●   61. Religions of the World  ●   62. Room Make-over To-Do List  ●   63. Scientific Imaging Techniques  ●   64. Scripture Verse Study  ●  65. Tape Report  ●   66. Tel-Med Proof of Completion  ●   67. The “Mother Heart” of God  ●   68. This is  Me: Level A - Baby  ●   69. This is  Me:  Level B - Child  ●   70. This is  Me: Level C - Adult  ●   71. Three Levels of Learning Chart  ●   72. Tick Game Rules  ●   73. Tick Score Sheet  ●  74. U.S. Map Check-off Sheet  ●  75. Virtual Dissection Record  ●  76. Virtues Booklet  ●   77. Viscosity Com­parison Chart  ●   78. Vocabulary Quiz Sample & Key  ●   79. Vocabulary Quiz - Template  ●   80. War Report  ●  81. Wisdom’s Seven Pillars - 2 Blank Charts  ●   82. Wis­dom’s Seven Pillars for a Successful Life Worksheet  ●   83. Word Alive Study - Work-on-by-hand Version  ●   84. Word Alive Study: Work-on-computer Version  ●   85. Word Study on Education  ●   86. Word Study on Knowledge  ●   87. Word Study on Learning  ●   88. Words of Wisdom Quiz  ●   89. World Magazine Report  ●   90. Worldview Intro: Christianity vs. Humanism  ...  Plus there's a BONUS SET of  Lab Science Book forms: 91. God’s View of Science  ●   92. Lab Experiment Record  ●   93. Lab Experiment Record Sample: Fire Foam  ●   94. Lab Field Trip Report  ●   95. Microscope Sketch  ●   96. Nature Sketch  ●   97. Science Clipping Records  ●   98. Scientist Interview Form 

  

1 CD  /  98 forms  /  $12.00

  

(Also available as part of a set of all three sets of forms for less!  See a little further down.)

     

(PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

      

 

  

  

 

  High School Record-Keeping Forms  

 

by Barb Shelton

 

 
     

 

These forms accompany

Barb's book:

  

Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la

   

 

These are the High School Record Keeping Forms found in Section 3 of Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la. Completely customizable ~ edit to your specifications and needs!  Tutorial included on the CD to show you how to edit them.  Here are the forms included in this set: 

 

1. Affidavit of Homeschooling  ●  2. Art of Living TAS  ●  3. Class & Course Titles in Boxes  ●  4. Class Content & Hours Record - 1-column  ●  5. Class Content & Hours Record - 2-column  ●  6. Class Content Record - 1-column  ●  7. Class Content Record - 2-column  ●  8. Credit Completion Bar Graph - 100 hrs.  ●  9. Credit Completion Bar Graph - 120 hrs.  ●  10. Credit Completion Bar Graph - 150 hrs.  ●  11. Grading Criteria: Algebra   ●  12. Grading Criteria: Baseball: P.E.  ●  13. Grading Criteria: Building Family Relationships  ●  14. Grading Criteria: Current Events   ●  15. Grading Criteria: English Composition  ●  16. Grading Criteria: Gourmet Cooking  ●  17. Grading Criteria: Hunting  ●  18. Grading Criteria: Lab Science  ● 19. Grading Criteria: Music Appreciation  ● 20. Grading Criteria: Nutrition & Health  ●   21. Grading Criteria: P.E.  ●  22. Grading Criteria: Performing Arts  ●  23. Grading Criteria: Religions of the World  ●  24. Grading Criteria: Self Esteem and Understanding  ●  25. Grading Criteria: Spelling & Vocabulary  ●  26. Grading Criteria: Tact, Grace & Social Skills  ●  27. Grading Criteria: Tap Dance - Fine Arts  ●  28. Grading Criteria: Typing  ●  29. Grading Criteria: WA St. History & Government.  ●  30. Grading Criteria: Word Processing  ●  31. Grading Criteria: Your Own St. His­tory & Gov't.  ●  32. Grading Criteria Template  ●  33. Jr High Weekly Plan  ●  34. Master Framework Plan for Carlianne’s High School  ●  35. Permission ID Form - Carlianne  ●  36. Student's Week­ly Plan – Generic  ●  37. Tally Worksheet  ●  38. This Is Me - Level C: Teen-Adult  ●  39. Tory's Post-High-School Academic Plan   ●   40. Transcript - 1-column, Generic  ●  41. Transcript - Tory's  ●  42. Transcript Alternative  ●  43. Weekly Assignment Plan – with Boxes to fill in  ●  44. Weekly Plan – Blank

  

1 CD  /  44 forms  /  $8.00

  

(Also available as part of a set of all three sets of forms for less!  See a little further down.)

     

(PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

      

 

 

  

 

  Class Plan Forms

(ACS's and TAS's)

  

by Barb Shelton

 
     

 

These forms accompany

Barb's book:

  

Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la

   

 

These are the Class Plans and Check-off Sheets ~ also known as the ACS (Assignment Check-off Sheet) and TAS (Task Analysis Sheet) Forms ~ found in Section VI-D of Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la.  Completely customizable ~ edit to your specifications and needs!  Tutorial included on the CD to show you how to edit them.

  

The forms included in this CD:  1. Blank Template for a 120-hour Class  ●  2. Hours Check-off Chart Options  ●  ACS’s (Class Plans) for:  3. Algebra I - (Saxon Table of Contents)  ●  4. Algebra II - (Saxon Table of Contents)  ●  5. Art and Crafts  ●  6. Building Life Relationships  ●  7. Business & Office Skills  ●  8. Child Care, Training & Development  ●  9. Choreography & Production  ●  10. Christian Ethics (at a Christian School)  ●  11. Computer Survey  ●  12. Consumer Math  ●  13. Educational Foundations  ●  14. English I (Composition + Grammar)  ●  15. English II (Lit + Speech)  ●  16. English III (Vocabulary + Study & Research Skills)  ●  17. Fine Arts Survey  ●  18. Health  ●  19. Home & Life Management Skills  ●  20. Lab Science Survey  ●  21. Occupational Education  ●  22. P.E. – Basketball  ●  23. P.E. – Soccer    ● 24. Physical Education   ●   25. Social Studies   ●   26. Spanish    ●    27. Spiritual Conferences & Meetings  ●   28. Spiritual Studies   ●   29. Typing and Keyboarding  ●  30. U.S. History, Government and Geography  ●  31. World History, Problems, Leaders & Geography   ●   32. Washington State History and Government   ● ● ●   TAS’s for:  33. Art of Living   34. Carpentry  ●  35. Child Care Check-off Sheet    ●  36. Computer   ●   37. Gourmet Cooking   ●    38. Home Maintenance & Repair   ●  39. House­hold Skills ●   40. Personal Organization   ●    41. Scrapbooking Skills Checklist    ●    42. Stamping Skills Checklist  ●    43. Vehicle Maintenance   ●   44. [Bonus Learning Guide:]  Interview with a Child-Raising Expert

 

1 CD  /  44 more-detailed forms  /  $10.00

  

(Also available as part of a set of all three sets of forms for less!  See a little further down.)

     

(PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

      

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

From a homeschool mom:

      "I am so happy that you have these new resources.  I have 2 in high school this year and I am using information from your book and it is going well.  I wish I would have known about this when both of my children were younger.  It has been so much more enjoyable to homeschool them this past year or so which I know comes from letting them learn by doing things they are interested in and turning real life things into credits.  I can't thank you enough!"  

~ Dedra; homeschool mom for 7 years

    

  

 

 

FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

 

 

  

Homeschool Course Syllabus

+ 7 Worksheets

for Barb Shelton's Homeschool Course: 

"A Season of Re-education"

 

 

 

This is the syllabus needed to complete Barb Shelton's Homeschool Course.  It comes in two versions:  a do-on-your-computer e-book, which you open up and type right on your computer, or there's version that you can print out and write in by hand.  You have much more flexibility doing it on your computer as the space needed for your answers just expands as you type, but some prefer a printed version. 

  

Because this course must be thoroughly understood before signing up for it, the course can be purchased only on this page that presents and explains it: Homeschool Course / "A Season of Re-Education". And YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE THIS HERE IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR THE COURSE as a Course Syllabus is included in the Course Start-up Packet.) 

  

Here are the "Personal Studies for Parents" that are included in above Syllabus:

  

Word Alive Study on: [YOUR CHOICE OF A WORD] 

  

Scripture Study on: [YOUR CHOICE OF SCRIPTURE VERSE] 

  

Word Study of the word "LEARN" 

  

Study of the word "EDUCATION"  

  

Study of the word "KNOWLEDGE"  

  

Soft Answers to Hard Questions worksheet

  

Personal Self-Questionnaire for Homeschool Moms

  

 

Course syllabus  /  E-book  /  $6.00 either version

  

(NOTHING IS SENT IN THE MAIL; YOU WILL BE SENT A DOWNLOADABLE LINK.)

Specify version: Online (to type in) or to Print out & write in:

 

  

 

 

 

 

The "Foundation of Homeschooling" Workshop Duo:

    

by Barb Shelton

  

"The Heart of True Education"

 

plus

 

 

"Preparing Heart 'n' Soul 'n' Guts NOW

to Homeschool to the END!!!"

      

 +  

   
The Heart of True Education (by Barb Shelton) True education is so much more than mere academics! And until we understand what it really is, we will operate out of fear rather than wisdom. Before you go one more inch on your path of homeschooling, make sure you are headed in the right direction!  In this workshop Barb will help you discern ~ and encourage you to follow ~ the voice of the Lord for your own family over the many loud voices of the world. And because the primary purpose of true education is "preparing us for the works God has prepared beforehand that we may walk in them," what's "right and best" will be different for each family and each child. A generic, one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter education does not, indeed, fit all! Broadening your view of "education" and getting a scriptural "God' eye view" of it is essential to making homeschooling all that it can be! You will save yourself hundreds of dollars in unused, misused or overused curriculum, and years of frustration! Too many people find out too late that they were on the wrong path! With vulnerability and humor, she offers much spiritual and practical encouragement, research, examples, and scripture verses that will release you from fear and intimidation of homeschooling through high school and help keep you from missing out on God's richest blessings for you and your student!  The two tapes total about 3 hours. Handouts are included. You are free to share this with your support group!  

  

 

...and...

 

 

 

Preparing Heart 'n' Soul 'n' Guts NOW to Homeschool to the END!!! (by Barb Shelton) Does the thought of homeschooling through high school give you the shivers every time you think of it? Whether high school is still several years away or you're already DOing it, you don't have to continue to be plagued by fear any longer! Deal with the myths, intimidations and misperceptions head-on, and once and for all! It takes some time to go through this process, so do yourself a favor and get thinking about it EARLY ON.  The focus for this workshop is high school concerns ~ which are best to get OUT of the way as early on as possible ~ we will NOT be focusing on "high school how-to's."  It is the fears at this level that are delved into, like the diploma issue, can I do this, will my child be missing out. With these fears dealt with (a clean swift "death blow") you will be free to approach high school with vision and confidence!

  

  

 2 CD's  /  2 hours total  /  8-page Handout  /  $15.00

  

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Connecting Hearts ~ Now and Forever

  

by Barb Shelton

  

   

     

As we look at all the many components of this topic ~ how to prevent rebellion, communicate, etc., remember that the how-to’s, steps, and signs are all for nothing if we do not have our children’s  hearts.  I am amazed at how many people do not have good, healthy, flowing  relationships with their kids, and yet they assume this is normal and natural ~ and that it’s OK ~ for disrespect to reign in the home.  Well, indeed it *is* "normal"; but it's sure not God's "norm"!  He has SOOOO much MORE for His precious people!!!  This is a good place to start!

 

1 CD  /  1 hour  /  2-page Handout  /  $8.00

  

(PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

      

  

  

Our WHOLE family at Carr and CJ's wedding in Summer of 2013

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

"Our Story"

of and by

Dave & Barb Shelton

 

     

   

       

  

In this one hour session Dave and I share "our story."  It is not so much a "workshop" as it is a testimony of God's amazing power to work, even when He has only extremely lumpy and imperfect clay to work with, and even when the clay does NOT want to be worked with!  We have now been married for 26 years (as of fall 2001), but ours is NOT a "they got married and live happily ever after" story.  Of course, very few seem to have stories of that nature.  Several years ago we came very close to divorce, even being separated for six months.  Our story is not simple, not easy to hear, nor will what happened with us be true for ~ or work with ~ other couples in similar (sinking) boats.  But we KNOW that nothing is impossible with God!!!!!!!!  And we love to tell what He did to save our marriage from the brink of hell, and redeem it to the point of not being able to recognize it from our earlier years.  Some will come away with renewed hope for their own situations, others will have further insight for how to keep their marriages from drifting into the "danger zone," and others will come away simply saying "Wow!!!  GOD IS AMAZING!!!"  And, of course, you will know "us" a little (lot) better in the process.  (1 Kleenex included.)

 

1 CD  /  1 hour  /  2-page Handout  /  $8.00

  

(PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

         

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

Purity and Integrity

in

Romance and Relationships

 

For parents of ALL children, and their teens

  

by Barb Shelton

 

     

In this workshop, Barb shares the "heart 'n' soul" of this message; not a format or formula, but the *heart* issues involved. We do not promote or unpromote "courtship," "betrothal" or any approach; we simply want to get kids and parents to see the need for getting God's heart on this matter and attain to simple purity and integrity ~ and wisdom ~ in how they approach relationships with the opposite s_x*. 

  

  

1 CD + 1-page Handout  /  1 hour  /  $8.00

  

(PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

      

ABOVE: Chrissy getting her engagement ring from Tory (our son and middle

child)! Read their wedding story here, and Tory's heart before marriage here.

  

ABOVE LEFT:  Sharnessa and Sam on their Wedding Day in 2000 (See A Fairy Tale Wedding)

  

ABOVE RIGHT: Engagement photo (by Jessica Lemmons) of Carlianne (our youngest) and CJ

 

      

 

  

  


  

Beauty for Ashes:  REDEEMED!!!

 

For parents with children of all ages

  

by Barb Shelton

 

     
Let's pull the spiritual cobwebs off the word "redeem" and get it actively working in our lives on a regular basis!  What does this word *really* mean?  WHAT all can God redeem?  HOW does He do this?  How do we know what HE does and what WE do?  On this tape you'll find out why this word is one of Barb's "Top 5 Favorite Words of All Time," what God has redeemed in her and her husband Dave's 27-year marriage (they will share a "sweetened condensed" version of their testimony, which includes a six-month separation several years ago), and how to get this wonderful and powerful word working in YOUR life - in whatever areas are in need of God's REDEEMING power!  Two "short but sweet" verses that have carried Barb through many dark valleys are?  "Nothing is too difficult for Me [to redeem]!" and "My power [to redeem] shows up best in weak people. 

  

    

1 CD  /  1 hour  /  1-page Handout  /  $8.00

  

(PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

      

   

 

 

  

  

 

    

God vs. Caesar:

Obeying the Governing Authorities

 

For parents with children of all ages

  

by Barb Shelton

 

     

Are you among those who have a superficial and possibly incorrect  perspective on "obeying the governing authorities"?  With our culture moving in the direction it is ~ away from God ~ it is vital that we gain a correct view of it, as anything but God's perspective will ultimately lead us away from peace and walking in His perfect will for us.  Many of our freedoms are being eroded away, people right in our own "land of the free" have been put in jail for homeschooling, having Bible studies in their home, talking about God or sharing the Bible in school.  Going to jail for our faith is of grave concern, but what our first concern should be what would God have us do?  We must act out of "conviction", not merely "preference."  This workshop will help you get to that place by revealing the underlying issues and what God's Word has to say about them.

 

1 CD  /  1 hour  /  1-page Handout  /  $8.00

  

(PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

      

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

Hunting & Fishing

for the

Ultimate

Homeschool Dad

(Click either of these two hunting and

fishing pictures of Dave to see a larger one.)

  

by Dave Shelton

 

     

Being the provider for and the head of the family, a husband and a dad - AND a HOMESCHOOLING one at that - can seem like "Mission Impossible." But God doesn't call us to something that He doesn't also equip us for.  The problem is usually not in the equipping, but in understanding what God even wants in the first place!  Do you know what God's blueprint for the "Ultimate Homeschool Super-Dad and Husband" is? Hint: There *isn't* one! If God made all dads alike, then He wouldn't have had any reason to create YOU.  Of course, He does have a few "specs" that apply across the board, and they are not unattainable!  In fact it can actually be fun if you start out by seeking God's definition, for you personally, and then trust that He will be "faithful to complete the work He began in you."  God put unique things into each man that He has a specific purpose for and wants to impart to his own family. Dave shares insights, encouragement, and many good hunting and fishing stori--  uuuh, we mean, many good insights for dads striving "to be all that they can be"! ~ especially in their own homes! 

      Dave has been a police officer for 35 years, (see picture below, with son, Tory), Barb's husband for 38 years (no small feat, according to Barb), and the "wind beneath Barb's and their homeschool business' wings" for the past 20 years, (all the above year-amounts are as of Autumn 2013), so he has a wealth of experience from which to share.  He's also been hunting and fishing for much longer than any of these, so if a good hunting story accidentally slips out here 'n' there, oh well!!!!!  (Dave ~ aka "Dad," "Grampa," and "Hon" ~ is actually, really, and truly as neat, cool, and wonderful as portrayed in these pictures!!!!!!!!)      (WARNING:  Dave's comfort (and expert) ~ zone in in the arenas of being "Dad," "Grampa," husband, policeman, fisherman, and hunter.  Being a speaker takes him way OUT of that comfort zone, even though he does a good job of it.  So the warning is just that, in this talk, he reads his notes, but know that it comes directly from his heart ~ and is validated by his life! ...  (This and one other conference in 2003 were the only two times I could get him to do a workshop, after which he retreated back to his comfort zone of the wonderful life of loving his family, so I was glad to have this workshop by him.)

 

  

     

 

1 CD  /  1 hour  /  2-page Handout  /  $8.00

  

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The Great Escape

 

by Geoffrey Botkin

  

  

[From the back of the book:]  "What is behind today's raging political corruption, mass illiteracy and cultural disintegration?  The research points to the public school system ~ the origin of the worst ideas and most destructive influences in our society.  The research also says that the destructive influences are about to become much worse, as the public school system trades its academic mandate for a federal position as a bureaucratic employment agency run by economic and social engineers.  Government officials have proven themselves unresponsive to the complaints of teachers and parents, and powerless to stop the insanity.  The only solution left is in the hands of parents, and parents alone. To Protect their children from the new demands of the federal system, parents must withdraw their children and assume complete responsibility for their education.  Parents who are concerned about their country and their children are leaving the system in record numbers.  You can too, and this book will show you how and why to do it immediately."  (NOTE:  This book used to sell at $10, but it was stored in a moist place, so the two staples binding it have rusted just a bit ~ thus the $2 discount!)

 

 

 Softbound Booklet; stapled binding   /  78 pages  (5½" X 8")  /  $8.00

  

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My Journey in Search for the Way

 

by Marilyn Howshall

  

 

  

        [WRITE-UP FROM THE LOL E-STORE:]  This book contains the personal account of Marilyn’s homeschool journey. It is a testimony of the grace of God and His faithfulness to perform His promises when a heart and life are submitted to Him. Each of the chapter titles and accompanying Scripture passages represent the seasons God lovingly brought her through.

        Marilyn’s journey began with a groping wandering in many directions until she found the path or ‘roadway in the wilderness’ on which the Lord wanted her to continue her journey. The landscape changed many times throughout her wilderness search and the adventures along the way were many and varied. However, each played a part in God’s plan to bring her into her ‘promised land.’ In the midst, He was faithful to show her a ‘door of hope’ through which she would enter more fully into His plan for her and her family.

        One of the lessons she learned was that He did not want her to be ‘planted’ in the wilderness, but rather each step of obedience would lead her closer to her promised land of righteousness, peace, and joy in her homeschool and family life.

As the message unfolds, you will learn how the Lifestyle of Learning approach developed and the specifics of Marilyn’s own self-education that resulted in her ultimately surrendering all to follow the Lord in her homeschooling endeavors. Many moms will relate with this story.

        (Most of the Lifestyle of Learning resources are in digital format.  However, we (Dave and Barb) have several hard (actual hold-in-your-hand) copies of this book.  We will continue to send this as long as our supply (which started out at 60) lasts.  Once they are gone, we will be linking you to the e-book format of this book at the Lifestyle of Learning online catalog.)

 

 

 Softbound Booklet; stapled binding   /  64 pages  (5½" X 8")  /  $5.00

  

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FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN AGE 12 & UNDER

              

  

   Just a small sneak preview of what's in this resource!  Click on each picture to see a larger view of it.

     

  

  

 Real-Life Homeschool

Learning & Organizing Tools

for Younger Children (age 4~12)

  

by Barb Shelton

  

 

on

     

       

A huge, rich treasury of creative ideas to teach, activate, and facilitate real-life learning

that are effective, easy, inexpensive, and non-burdensome, including:

                                                    

 

Forms to use as learning guides

with your younger kids!

         

Helps and forms for you to help

your kids make their own special

interest (to them) notebooks!

         

Real-life activities and projects

to do together ~ or for kids to do on

their own or with each other!

      

Learning tools you ~ and your kids ~ can easily make, which are

actually part of the learning process!

         

   How to determine which types of records YOU do and don't need!

         

10 reasons you may (or may not) want or need to keep records

(I help you decide!)

 

      

  

   

 

  

   

This CD oozes with practical help for organizing homeschool, chores, and life, plus how to set up a flexible lesson plan based on a healthy balancing and weaving of your child's own interests, real-life experiences and their academic needs, and how organize it for/with your child. You'll also get ideas for getting and keeping your home and homeschool in order, your day running smoothly, your stuff (including kids' jobs) organized. 

     

This CD contains three sections:  Booklet Building, Real-Life Learning Tools, and Organizing Homeschool, Chores, & and Life.  Each of the three sections starts with a chapter explaining the concepts and approach for that arena. And each form within each section has an explanation of that form, plus samples and/or ideas for how to use it.  Just scroll down to the next page after the form. There are two lesson plan format-charts (masters) for two age-span levels that cover up to two weeks of learning. I used these for many years with my own children, and they are not at all overwhelming!  In fact, they are simple, yet detailed and thorough!  

 

These are the forms and (most of) the text found in these three resources by Barb: The Booklet Building Book, The Homeschool Jumpstart Navigator, and the “Real-Life Homeschool Record Keeping” seminar. Use as-is or customize and edit to your specifications!  (My understanding is that the PDF files, which we recently added, are not customizable; however you can open and print them.)  Here are all the forms listed within the topic they are in:

 

  

Booklet Building Forms: [46 forms]  A Week In My Life, All About My Family, Alphabet, Around My Town, Art Media, Buds-To-Blossoms” Book, Child Care Tips, Clouds, Coins, Color Creating, My Favorite Cooks & Recipes, Dance Notebook Outline, Days Of Creation, Energy Forms & Sources, Favorite Books, Field Trip Report, Four Seasons, Friend Scrapbook, Family Times, Healthy Living, Holiday Tradition, Homeschool Memories, How-To-Make A [?]” Book, Count­ing, Lego Creations, My Favorite Things, Name Meaning Book, Planet Data, Poetry, Pressed Flowers, Rainbow Of Colors, Rooms Of My House, Safety Rules, Scripture Book, Seeds, Special Memories with my Friends, Sticker Story, Summer Fun, Super Dad, Textures, Things I’ve Made, This Is Me, Tree ‘N’ Leaf, Wise Sayings” Book

  

Real-Life Learning Tools: [48 forms]  2-Dimensional Shapes, 3-Dimensional Geometric Shapes, Abbreviations, ABC Bible Memory Verses, Real-Life Learning Activities & Recipes, Animal Baby Names Quiz, Baby Bootie Cake, Color Wheel Lesson, Commune With Me, Energy Forms & Sources, Finance Envelopes, Finance Record, Floating Objects Experiment, Geometric Shapes, Letter Lines Template, Math Practice at Fabric Shop, Math: Reducing Fractions Practice, Multiplication Practice for 2’s, 3’s, 4’s & 5’s, Multiplication Tables, Music Terms Cross-match Quiz, My Time with God” Guide, My Top 15 Blessings, Nature Sketch, Prepositional Poem, Roman Numerals Practice, Rubber Egg Experiment, Science Experiment Record, Spelling Quiz Template, Super Dad, Record-Keeping, Units of Time Worksheet, Units of Time, Vocabulary Quiz Template  + a "Smorgasbord Treasury of Learning Tools" which includes directions, recipes, and ideas for science, art, and cooking projects and masters that you can duplicate for your children in math, science, finances, telling time, cooking, art, keeping memories, vocabulary, spelling, music, and abbreviations, and more!

  

Organizing Homeschool, Chores, & and Life:   [36 forms]   10-Day Homeschool Lesson Plan, 10-Day Homeschool Lesson Plan, Camp Project Planner, Camp Project Planner, Check-point Agenda for Mom & Child, Child's Daily Check-off Chart, Child's and Family Job Charts, Child's Reading List, Blank Daily Schedule, Daily Report, Flexa-Schedule, Homeschool ID Cards, Homeschool Report Card, Homeschool Time with Younger Child Planner, Major Trust Demerit, Message Center Record, "I Remember “ page, My Homeschool Hopes & Ideas, Our Homeschool Vision & Goals, Permission & ID Form, Proj­ect Ready Planners, Reading Records, 10 Reasons to Keep Records, Tick Game Rules & Score Sheet (Math), Time Card, Vision, Goals & Focus Planning Sheet  

  

     

Book-on-CD  /  130 forms + explanations and many samples +  /  $28

  

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   Just a small sneak preview of what's in this resource!  Click on each picture to see a larger view of it.

 

  

  

  

 

 

Home Grown Kids

 

by Dr. Raymond Moore

 

   

 

  

"Raymond and Dorothy Moore have prepared this influential book to show how, by using the everyday resources and experiences of your own home environment, you can truly enjoy your child and give him or her a wholesome, first-class education that neither stifles creativity nor hampers character development." 

 

From Barb:  This was THE very first book I read about homeschooling ~ waaaaaay back in 1982 ~ and it turned my life upside-down, and my thinking inside-out in the three days it took me to read it!  There is much practical help and many ideas for how to bring your children ~ of various age groups ~ alongside you to learn as you live life!

 

Book: Soft cover  /  233 pages  /  $10.00

      

 

  

 

  

    

The Make-My-Own Phonics Book

   

by Barb Shelton

  

      

 

     

This book is by Barb Shelton and your child!  (See lower right corner of the cover!  For a larger picture, just click on it!)  It is a tool that any parent can use easily, designed to help you help your child learn to read in a relaxed, logical, life-related manner. It presents three easy framework options which you can use to help your child discover, one bite-sized step at a time, the basics of phonics. Just the right size for the budding reader to work with, it's bound at the top for easy writing for both "lefties" and "righties." The sounds are presented in alphabetical order for quick access. On each page are two charts, each with a different sound or phonogram, with 7 spaces in which the child can write in words as they are discovered in real life and as the child is read to. Click here to see 2 sample charts from the book

  

         Book: Comb-bound at top  /  89 pages  (5½" X 8")  /  $11.00

  

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