FREE Character Counts Justice Planner

I personally look forward to the new Character Counts Planner and character study that Felice creates for us each month.  We tend to use these studies before we start our homeschool day in the morning. We love how there are always a lot of activities that are great for the whole family to work on together.  This month’s character trait is Justice.

justice character planner text on image of books and hour glass and gavel.

There are many in this world today that want everything to be fair and equal, balanced and just. How do we encourage our children to stand up for what is honorable, just and true without giving up their own rights? It sure is something to think long and hard on in this day and age. As we have all seen with the shut down in many areas of our country, there hasn’t been a lot of justice going on. It is important to teach our children to stand up for what is right. Many of our liberties were taken away in the hopes of staying safe during this time.

In the meantime, how can we teach our children about Justice?

Justice can be taught in several different ways. This planner will cover a few different ways to teach justice and honor.

  1. Being just is also being honorable. When you act justly and right, you are acting in an honorable way. Acting just and being called to justice is following through on God’s plans for us.
  2. Being just is loving your enemies and doing unto others as you would have them do unto others. Talking with our children about being just and honorable will show them that being self-centered is not how things work.Teaching our kids how to play fairly, and include others can help them choose right decisions.
  3. Justice also pertains to the law and rules that are set in place for us. You can dig very deep into this while discussing unjust things in the world, and how laws are put into place to protect and bring about justice. There are also many examples in the media today, where justice needs to be served and isn’t. Or where people are fighting to change things and make them better. These are all great things to discuss and talk about with your children.

What’s in this month’s planner?

The Character Counts planner this month will help you to plan out a 4 week study on the character trait of Justice and Honor. It will help you teach and guide your kids on how to learn how to be just, and live a life of honor. As always, it comes with lots of practical applications. The planning is already done for you, which makes it completely open and go. There is always lots of room for personalization and customization for your children and family too.

Check out what’s inside:

  • Character Quality Family Checklist Worksheet
  • 4 Week Study Guide on Justice/Honor vs. Injustice
  • Analyze and Evaluation Sheets
  • Character Study Worksheets for Kids
  • Character Trait Planning Worksheets
  • Journaling Pages
  • Activity Sheets on the Character Trait of Justice
  • Laws vs. Rules Definitions and Worksheets
  • Printable Quotes and Bible Verses on Justice and Honor
  • Justice Blueprint
  • Family Goals
  • Family Activities that Demonstrate Justice and Honor
  • Certificate of Completion

Our character planners are not dated on purpose!  You can use them at any time.  I like to keep them all together in a character training binder. They would be great to pull 0ut when you are dealing with a certain issue that needs to be focused on.

The directions on how to download your free Character Counts Planner are sent in each weekly ezine. The planner access information is always located at the bottom of each email. If you are not signed up, you can sign up HERE.

 

FREE Character Counts Patience Planner

My family looks forward to the Character Counts Planner and character study each month.  We like to use these studies during our morning time in our homeschool. Family time is so important right now, and there are some great activities in here to do with the whole family! This one is very timely for the season that we are living in and is all about how to practice patience.

character counts: patience character planner text with image of hour glass on a board game.

Learning to practice patience is something that we are all having to do right now. Its not really optional at the moment. We are waiting in line at the grocery stores, waiting for our activities and classes to reopen. We find ourselves waiting for packages to come in the mail that have been delayed. This is a difficult time for our society that is used to all of this instant gratification. How much longer are we going to have to wait for the world to be normal again?

Now is the perfect time to practice patience.

I have noticed that my children are having a very hard time with this as well. They don’t understand why we can’t just run to the store to get a treat, or a favorite food that may not be available. And needing to ration toilet paper in a house with 4 girls? Well, that’s a character quality in itself!

Then there is the waiting for life to be back to our regularly scheduled routine. Just the other day, I was asking my 12 year old why her dance bag was such a mess and exploding all over her room. I told her she needed to clean it out and clean it up. She broke out in tears and said, “Why does it even matter? It’s not like I will be dancing for 86 years!” 

86 years! It took everything in me, not to explode in laughter. Instead, I wrapped her up in my arms realizing how difficult this was for her to understand. She dances a few times a week, it is her release, and her passion. The weekly schedule is no longer. I am sure for her it does feel like it has been 86 years! Now is the perfect time to focus on the character trait of Patience, as we don’t really have a choice in the matter. We are all in this together, and we will be working on practicing patience even if we don’t desire to grow in this trait!

What’s in this month’s planner?

The planner this month will help you to plan out a 4 week study on the character trait of patience. It will help you teach and guide your kids on how to practice patience with lots of practical applications. The planning is already done for you. Which makes it completely open and go. Yet there is lots of room for personalization and customization for your children and family.

Check out what’s inside:

  • Character Quality Family Checklist Worksheet
  • 4 Week Study Guide on Patience
  • Analyze and Evaluation Sheets
  • Character Study Worksheets for Kids
  • Character Trait Planning Worksheets
  • Journaling Pages
  • Activity Sheets on the Character Trait of Patience
  • Printable Forgiveness Quotes and Bible Verses
  • Patience Blueprint
  • Family Goals
  • Family Activities that Demonstrate Patience
  • Certificate of Completion

The character planners have no dates on them.  You can use them at any time.  That’s why they would be great to pull out when you are dealing with a certain issue that needs to be focused on.

The directions on how to download your free Character Counts Planner are sent in each weekly ezine. The planner access information is always located at the bottom of each email. If you are not signed up, you can sign up HERE.

Unexpected Homeschooling FREE Resources and Encouragement

Unexpected homeschooling? Yes, many find themselves in this situation. What a time we are living in right now. My kids and I were just talking about how this moment will go down in our history books. I can see them telling their grandchildren stories about “social distancing,” and the “virus.” It almost doesn’t seem real at times and can be overwhelming and scary to all of us.

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Unexpected Homeschooling:

Many families are facing financial difficulties. Other families are being moved to work at home, and everyone in America is homeschooling! Our schedules are out of sorts, extracurricular activities are postponed and we can’t even meet together for weekly worship. People are watching the news and the endless updates and sometimes it feels overwhelming. We understand and feel that everyone needs to be encouraged.

Our podcast hosts have been busy creating some amazing resources for those suddenly thrown into homeschooling. They are offering lots of freebies and coupon codes, as well as tons of encouragement, especially with homeschool conferences being canceled. Check out this great list from our Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Show Hosts and please share it with your friends who have found themselves unexpectedly homeschooling.

Encouragement and FREE Resources from The Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and Media Angels:

Media Angels Membership Website: two great discounts!

Felice Gerwitz has over 100+ resources on this membership website. Highlights are all of the Media Angels Publications in electronic format, including five books noted in Cathy Duffy’s 100 and 101 Top Homeschool Picks. Felice is the owner of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and hosts Vintage Homeschool Moms – and created a podcast to remind us to “Be Not Afraid,” here.

The Creation Bundle with great audios and classes  for 50% off: CREATION50

And the Premium Membership Bundle with great Ultimate Homeschool Expo audios for 30% off
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Making Biblical Family Life Practical:

Hosted by Hal and Melanie Young from Raising Real Men – when you sign up for their email list through this link:  Make Getting Stuck at Home a Good Thing – you will receive 5 great practical workshops to help during the time at home, 50% off downloadable character-building audiobooks and 30% off the CD version, plus $10 off the Craftsman Crate, a perfect way to keep teens busy!

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast:

Hosted by 7 Sisters Homeschool has lots of encouragement for you:

How to manage *Temporary Homeschooling* a high schooler.

Schools Closed? How to have fun while schooling at home.

43 Things to Do to Homeschool during the Pandemic

The Homeschool Sanity Show:

Hosted by Melanie Wilson our resident psychologist, has a timely podcast on the state we are in right now:

How to Trust God With the World

Melanie is also the author of  Grammar Galaxy, a complete elementary language arts curriculum that kids beg to do. It requires one text per family and one Mission Manual (workbook) per student. No teacher manual is required. She is offering 10% off now.

Homeopathy for Mommies:

Sue Meyer, ND, CCH  has free homeopathy printables in her VIP section to help keep families healthy. You can sign up for those free resources HERE.

The Family Renewal Podcast:

Israel and Brook Wayne are offering a free download of The History of the Homeschooling Movement.

More Media Angels Resources:

Media Angels is offering the How to Homeschool Blueprint . Each week you can join live for free with Felice and her friends who are experts in the homeschool community. Now is the time for you to ask your questions within the group. This is perfect to address your specific home and parenting needs. We will welcome everyone with open arms during our one-hour sessions each week (4 weeks) for a short teaching plus time to ask your questions. You will also receive the How to Homeschool Blueprint book when you register.

Homeschool Webinar | Ask Your Questions Online.

 

Finish Well Radio:

Meredith Curtis has an encouraging blog post for homeschooling:

Start Your Homeschool Adventure with Confidence and Joy

They also have a free cheat sheet for homeschoolers and free reading list for Middle School and High school on their website Powerline Productions.

Homeschooling With Technology

Hosted by Meryl van der Merwe from Funda Funda Academy. Right now they are offering:

All regularly priced teaching resources and web-based unit studies are 50% off with code COVID19 until life returns to normal.

 

Hosted by Felice and Northwest Rock and Fossil. They are offering 15% off all kits and books (excluding seconds) using code SPRING2020 at checkout.
They have also continued their sale on their Vimeo classes, up to 70% off HERE.

 

Soft Skills 101 – Life Skills For A Digital Age:

Lisa and Dr. David Nehring are the hosts from True North Homeschool Academy. They have an encouraging blog post for this time:

Coping During a Crisis

They are also offering a 4 day workshop on Life Skills: Finding Balance for only $19 (starts on Tuesday)- it’s part of their year long class on Life Skills, beginning in the fall.

 

More FREE Resources from our Network:

If you are wanting to be in the loop on our newest content, sign up for our ezine. Each week we send out links to the new podcasts and encouragement for homeschooling. You will also receive a FREE Character Trait Planner and Family Study each week. There will be a new character trait theme each month. You will enjoy these easy open and go studies that require no planning on your part! You can sign up for the email newsletter HERE.

 

FREE Character Counts Decisiveness Character Planner

We hope you are enjoying the brand new Character Counts planners Felice has created as a bonus freebie for our subscribers. These are great to work on as a family in family Bible study time, or in the mornings during homeschool morning time.

superhero kid and parent with text overlay Character counts decisiveness character planner.

The character trait for this month’s planner is the trait of Decisiveness:

This four week open and go character study planner will have your family studying Decisiveness vs. Indecision and Confusion. Decisiveness is the ability to make a good decision based upon sound knowledge. It also includes making decisions with clarity and conviction. Children and even adults can struggle with making decisions and figuring out solutions to problems. Sometimes there is only one right answer, and other times there are many different options to choose from! It can be overwhelming and hard to decide what to do. This is an important life skill to teach our children and it can begin at a very young age, like choosing what color cup they want to drink out of.

This planner will help you and your children to practice being decisive and to learn how to make wise decisions. You can practice this by role-playing with your children and by creating a decision making road map together. This planner is wonderful because it is an open and go planner. All the hard work of planning what to teach is already done for you. It is a planner on how to teach the character trait, and a character study. It includes many worksheets for you and your children to work on together.

Let’s take a look at what’s inside:

  • Character Quality Family Checklist Worksheet
  • 4 Week Study Guide of Decisiveness vs. Indecision and Confusion
  • Analyze and Evaluation Sheets
  • Character Study Worksheets for Kids
  • Character Trait Planning Worksheets
  • Journaling Pages
  • Activity Sheets on the Character Trait
  • Decision Making Blue Prints
  • Family Goals
  • Certificate of Completion

Directions on how to download your free Character Counts Planner will be sent to you in our weekly ezine. The planner access information will be located at the bottom of each email.

If you are not signed up as a subscriber yet, you can do that HERE. You will receive a new Character Counts Planner in your inbox every month!

 

FREE Ultimate Christmas Planner and Countdown Printables

Can you believe that it’s already Christmas time? I am blown away by how fast this year has flown by. It seems like we were just planning goals and resolutions for the New Year. Then summer was already here and back to planning and organizing a new homeschool year. Now Thanksgiving is over and it’s already Christmas time. I guess that’s what happens when you are busy raising a family, homeschooling and living life!

FREE December Planner and Christmas Countdown Printables

Christmas is truly my favorite time of year. It is finally cool enough to break out sweaters and boots here in Florida, which makes it feel nice and cozy. We love listening to Christmas music, decorating our home, and looking at Christmas lights as a family. We try to do a very light school work and focus on spending intentional family time together. I like to pick some baking and treat making projects that become a yearly tradition that we always do together. We also hit the craft stores and I let my girls pick out some nice crafts to work on. We will turn on Christmas music and spend an entire afternoon painting and enjoying one another.

The Christmas season is always hustle and bustle with running everyone around from one event to the next. It gets even busier when you have children that are performing in holiday Christmas plays, musical recitals or dance events like the Nutcracker. Slowing down gets harder to do when there is so much going on. It’s important to try to be intentional with slowing down as much as possible and enjoying the season. Spending time with your family and keeping our focus on Jesus and the gift that He is to us is what I try to prioritize.

The Ultimate Christmas Planner will help:

This month’s planner will be very helpful to keep you on track this busy season. When things are planned out and organized your time will be freed up to focus more on your family. In this planner you will find the frame work for planning out your holiday gift giving, your meals and even your holiday parties. This packet is full of encouragement, beautiful prayer cards and Christmas scripture quotes that have a beautiful Christmas theme. These are great for hanging up around your home for some sweet holiday décor.

The same organization freebies and homemaking, homeschooling calendars are also included for you, along with extra Christmas planning tips and tools in this 80 + page printable pack. My children always look forward to the free printables that were created specifically for them. They are super excited for the scripture chain countdown, we did it last year and they really enjoyed it! It’s not too late to start the Christmas count down either. We got behind this weekend with Thanksgiving being so close to the first day of Advent this year, that I was just able to get our printables printed out to work on at home with my girls. Since I have 3 daughters I am using this with it works out fine to double or “triple” up if you miss a few days!

Included in this month’s printable pack is:

  • Christmas Craft Ideas
  • Christmas Gift Ideas and Lists
  • Baking and Recipes
  • Planner for School
  • Stress Free Holiday Prep
  • Last Minute Holiday Prep
  • Countdown for Holiday
  • Holiday Planning Check Off Lists
  • Journal
  • Scripture Copywork
  • Activities for Kids
  • And much more!

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You can receive this printable pack and a new freebie bonus pack each month by clicking HERE to sign up now!

 

FREE Summer Staycation Guide and Printables

Summer is here and for many of us that means you are ready to start planning some type of summer vacation. A vacation is a great way to take a break from the long school year, to relax with your family without having to teach.

This month's FREE subscriber bonus is just what you need to plan an amazing memory filled staycation for your family with our FREE Summer Staycation Guide and Printables. #summerfunathome #staycation #staycationguide

Summer vacations can be costly though, and unless you have been financially planning for one for a very long time, they can be hard to do last minute. They are even harder to do when you have a large family and are a one income family on a budget. If you have been wanting to plan a vacation with your family, but are nervous of the cost, you should consider taking a staycation instead! This month’s FREE subscriber bonus is just what you need to plan a fun, memory filled staycation for your family with our FREE Summer Staycation Guide and Printables.

You don’t have to leave home or spend money on an expensive vacation for your family to have a good time together. Some of the best memories can be created in your own hometown, supporting local business, exploring the city you live in, and relaxing right in your back yard. Summertime is great for making memories with your family and this guide will help you with your planning. There are over 50 pages of planning helps, crafts, activities and projects to help you create some amazing memories with your family this summer.

Included in this month’s printable pack is:

  • 100’s of Staycation ideas
  • A Staycation planner
  • Printable staycation brainstorming idea list
  • Fun Activity Sheets
  • Summer Activities that kids will love
  • Backyard Events
  • Party Planning Printables and Ideas
  • Encouraging words of wisdom and advice and so much more!

We hope that this guide is helpful to planning a frugal staycation with your family and creating some wonderful memories this summer. Please let us know in the comments which ideas you liked the best, and what your favorite staycations are.

You can receive this printable pack and a new freebie bonus pack each month by clicking HERE to sign up now!

These are only available for a limited time only!