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A not so “Laconic Answer” and weekly review

For those who are following the AO lesson plans, I thought I would mention what lessons I try to teach my kids from the stories we read each week.  I hope that you will share your opinions of the stories as well and what your family has learned from the readings.  Sorry, no pictures… maybe next week.

Fifty Famous Stories Retold:  ”The Sword of Damocles”  

My girls had a hard time narrating this story probably because of the unusual names.  My guess is that narrations will get better with practice and as the names become familiar.  After reading this story, I took the opportunity to teach my kids the phrase, “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side”, and we talked about being content:

Heb 13:5  “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have.”

Phil 4:11-13  …For I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances may be. I know now how to live when things are difficult and I know how to live when things are prosperous. In general and in particular I have learned the secret of eating well or going hungry–of facing either plenty or poverty. I am ready for anything through the strength of the One who lives within me. Continue reading

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