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I recently had the privilege of receiving a copy of Lads & Ladies of Wisdom to review. This is the newest project by Kathie Morrissey of The Character Corner. Kathie is a mother of eight children and she has been homeschooling for 28 years. She has a wealth of information that she loves to share with the rest of us about how to raise our children to love God and to become people of good character.
Lads & Ladies of Wisdom is an excellent tool for teaching character building to elementary aged children!
Each week of this curriculum has a memory verse which emphasizes a specific character trait such as self control, obedience, faithfulness, and dependability.
Specific key points are included for each week, giving the kids solid ways to apply what they’re learning for the week. These are wise words to remember such as “A foolish person has no control over his mouth” or “Foolishness brings sadness to parents.”
There are also suggested scripture verses to read for each day which help to reinforce what the kids are learning.
Kathie has included a variety of suggested activities to help the lessons stick. Some of these activities are very hands-on allowing the kids to get up and move while learning. There are also lots of games and object lessons to make the character building lessons more fun.
Because some of these activities are geared for younger children, Kathie has also created an activities & copywork companion book which includes activities which would be better suited for older elementary students. These include word searches, coloring pages, dot-to-dot, and copywork pages in print and cursive.
I suggest letting your child decorate a binder at the beginning of the year and placing all of their completed work inside it to create a handy reference and keepsake of the lessons. You could even take pictures of your children as they do the hands-on activities and print them out to include in this same binder.
Lads & Ladies of Wisdom includes detailed lesson plans making teacher preparation quick and painless.
This curriculum comes in ebook format making it easy to print only the pages you want to do with your children. In my opinion, the easiest way to use the curriculum would be to print off the pages one week at a time.
Lads & Ladies of Wisdom is 20 weeks of character building lessons for only $15!
The Lads & Ladies of Wisdom Activities & Copywork book is an additional $15.
Kathie has been gracious enough to give me two copies of the ebook to give away. If you have elementary-aged children and you’re interested in giving Lads & Ladies of Wisdom a try, please leave a comment below. On April 20th, I will randomly choose two people from everyone who enters!
Update on April 20th! We have two winners! Mia and Mary, check your email inboxes. I will be mailing you instructions on how to get your ebooks. Thanks to everyone who entered. Kathie has priced these books very inexpensively if anyone is interested in purchasing a copy. 🙂