9 Super Fantastic Resources for Net Safe Kids

I am not a computer expert that understands all the in’s and out’s of internet accountability, controls and resources! I am a mom who knows that I need to protect my family from the evil that is so easily available on the internet. I didn’t want the blessing of homeschooling to turn into a curse of misuse of the internet, or a pornography addiction and its evil influences.
Below are some internet accountability resources to help all of us protect our families.

Internet Accountability: Stop Accidental Exposure!

Did you know that according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, roughly 70% of children are exposed accidentally to pornography each year?

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Homeschool Grading: Don’t spend too much time grading your kids’ papers!

Homeschool grading helps you get your time back!
Homeschool grading should not take all evening. Don’t spend too much time grading your kids papers!
Honestly, I can hardly believe I’m writing this but it is true. If you are trying to get your 6th grader to write a perfect essay and so you correct every.single.thing. that you can find, re-write all the sentences, and re-arrange the content YOU ARE DOING TOO MUCH.
 
The curriculum we use (BJU Press Homeschool) comes with rubriks* to help us grade each writing assignment. There are points for content (Did the students get the point across in the essay? Did the ideas have logical progression?) and points for technical skills (Capitalization and punctuation, etc.) Those 2 scores are combined and a grade is assigned. This way both the student and the teacher know what is expected!
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Happy Thanksgiving! Avoid Unrealistic Expectations

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving day with your family and friends. God made us to be connected to people- so no matter what that looks like this year (In person, outside, Skype, FB, Duo, Zoom, etc.) I hope you take the time and make the effort to stay connected.

People do better when they are connected to people.

People do best when they are right with God.

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Delicious Baked (GIANT) Green Beans

Green beans hide as they get big enough to pick. At least mine do! Have you ever wondered what to do with those green beans that hid until they were GIANT?
I found a good crock pot baked bean recipe that cooked them into deliciousness!
Note: Don’t use green beans that are hard and dry or have a brown line down them, just the big ones.

 

DELICIOUS Baked Green Beans

Have you ever wondered what to do with those green beans that hid until they were GIANT? I found a good crock pot baked bean recipe that cooked them into deliciousness!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green beans
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 4
Author Homeschool Christian Mom

Ingredients

  • 4 cups large green beans cut into 1 inch lengths. Note: Don't use green beans that are hard and dry or have a brown line down them, just the big beans.
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp dark molasses
  • 2 tbsp favorite BBQ sauce (We like Bull's Eye Original.)
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water You can use the bean water!
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5-6 slices bacon uncooked, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Boil beans for 5 minutes to soften. Save 1/2 cup of bean water for recipe.

  2. Add beans, onion, molasses, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, salt, bean water, vinegar, curry powder, and Worcester sauce. Mix well.

  3. Pour bean mixture into crock pot.

  4. Cover bean mixture with the half pieces of bacon slices.

  5. Cook on high 6 hours or low for 9 hours.

  6. Alternative: Can cook, covered, in the oven at 250 degrees for 6-9 hours, adding water if it gets dry.

Recipe Notes

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I post recipes that our family actually eats! Why? Because no matter how good a homeschooling day you have, you (usually) still have to make something for dinner! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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