June 9th, 2014

I want to encourage you all to enjoy the glorious summer God has provided us.  This is a great time of year to spend with your family experiencing wonderful new things/places.

If you are looking for ways to continue your schooling while having great fun, we may have just the thing.

Swimming School

Swimming is a great way to cool off and rejuvenate.  This unit study will allow you and your student to investigate all aspects of this wonderful part of summer.

Road Tripping School

Got big vacation plans? This unit study is a great companion to take along in the car.

Whatever your summer plans, be safe and take time to enjoy each other.

December 12th, 2012

We believe learning can be fun and we have designed our products to prove it.  As a gift to you all, now through 12/31, we are offering massive discounts on ALL of our products.  Everything we sell is 50% off the regular prices.

Please click Our Catalog to see a complete list of our products.

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July 17th, 2012

The renovation process has caused an issue in our ordering system.  The FAR and BITM shopping carts are working fine, and can be ordered with the simple click of a button.  The problem lies in the cart for our smaller unit guides and novels.  As we work to fix the problem, please feel free to send all orders or requests for these products to FARauthor@aol.com.

July 17th, 2012

Our website is currently undergoing revision and updating.  We hope this will greatly improve the quality, ease of use and overall experience of this site.  Unfortunately, there will be a few minor snags that may occur during the update process, please forgive us for any problems you find and know we are working as fast as we can to fix the bugs.

We will notify you of any particular areas that are not functioning properly and ask you to let us know of any you errors you find. Thank you.

July 14th, 2012

In case you haven’t stepped outside recently and don’t know, summer is here.  Now is a great time to consider what curriculum will meet the needs of your family.  It is also a perfect time to take advantage of our summer sale.  Until 8/15/12, Far Above Rubies & Blessed is the Man are both available for only $45.00 each, and (if you live in the US) we pay the shipping.  In addition all of our other items have been discounted 10%.

So pick up your election guide “Of the People” or beat the heat with “Swimming School”.  Is your family traveling this summer?  Take “Taking it on the Road” along and make your trip educational as well as fun.

These items and more are 10% off right now!!!

As an additional bonus, with a purchase of $20 of more, you will receive as a free gift, an e-book copy of “With My Very Life”, the first installment of our Pony Express Trilogy

These amazing deals will not last long, so order TODAY!!!

July 13th, 2012

UPDATE: Our website technician has been working on the problem and believes it to be fixed.  Feel free to use the “Add to Cart” buttons, and please notify us if you have any problems.

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April 9th, 2009

All the Letters, All Year Long

Reviewed by Lisa Hodgen of Me and My House Ministries

Many years ago, with my girls that are now grown and have families of their own, we used a Bible-based unit-study curriculum for girls. We primarily picked this curriculum because it used many of the books that were my required reading for my girls anyhow. The curriculum was Far Above Rubies; the author, Lynda Coats.

Now, Lynda has written another unit study curriculum at the other end of the spectrum, a phonics program for beginning readers. Lynda calls All the Letters, All Year Long a “Comprehensive Unit Study with Total Immersion Phonics for Beginning Readers”. When Lynda says “total immersion” she isn’t kidding. She provides plenty of suggested activities for more subjects than you can probably think of, so no family should ever lack for ideas of what to do next.

The premise of All the Letters, All Year Long is that the child will work on learning the basic sound of one letter each week. And through that letter he will learn about many areas of life; he will be immersed in it.

This is a true unit study with activities for language arts, Bible, character and manners, daily routines including chores, hygiene, clothing and food, geography, history and social studies, science, exercise, games, arts and crafts, and field trips included for each letter. There are places to go, books to read, shows to watch, activities to make and do. Each activity will reinforce the phonics lesson further.

Like most unit studies, All the Letters, All Year Long is quite flexible. If your child doesn’t need to spend a whole week on each letter, don’t; or if you choose to spend longer on a letter, do. Since this is primarily a reading program, only the language arts and Bible activities are necessary. The others are all to be added as you choose. This program was designed for you to have fun with your students and help them enjoy learning.

Lisa @ Me and My House Ministries
Discipleship for Life!

December 3rd, 2008

If your children love to read about pirates and treasure hunts, here is a unit study that is sure to fascinate them. You can read more and purchase it at the Pirates page. Enjoy!

August 22nd, 2008

We just received a new review of the unit study, Swimming School… In and Around the Pool. Enjoy!

Reviewed by Felice Gerwitz, author/publisher Media Angels, Inc. www.MediaAngels.com

Swimming pools are something commonly found in Southwest Florida, where I reside, so when veteran author Lynda Coats came out with her new unit study on this topic I was very interested.

What a find! This study contains all kinds of information, links, and is more than just a safety manual. While she has some great website links on safety, what really intrigued me was the thoroughness of this unit.

Not only was there lots of information about swimming pools in general but also information about the structure and how they are built as well. This unit can be used again and again.

As she states, there is more information than you will need to use. But, be ready to spend more time than you plan to…my children wanted to learn more and this unit created what I like to term “off-shoot-learning” …it sparked interest in many related topics — exactly what I believe a good unit study should do. I highly recommend this unit study.”
Felice Gerwitz, author/publisher Media Angels, Inc. www.MediaAngels.com

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July 10th, 2008

and not just here on my blog. Within the last few weeks, I have written four new unit studies, all of which are now for sale on this website. These are mostly aimed at middle school and above as most unit studies are for younger children. However, I have carefully included enough activities to allow younger siblings to join in for the most part. We will also be carrying studies for younger children on an affiliate basis for other publishers, including some of you. All of our material is from a Christian perspective and includes Bible lessons. Read on for details on the individual units.

Green for a Day — Or a Lifetime
It has always bothered me that material written for children on caring for the environment are always filled with New Age, and Mother Nature nonsense. This unit study is the answer to that problem. It approaches protection of the environment from the Christian perspective as the job of those designated by God to have dominion over the Earth. Thus, students learn respect and the need to care for the Earth without the New Age tones.

In the Swim for School
If you want to start back to ‘school’ while your children think it is still summer (maybe because it is) and want to spend their days in the pool, all of you will love this unit. This unit study allows you to keep little (and not-so-little) minds active and learning a variety of subjects while investigating everything related to swimming and swimming pools. Prolong the swimming season without giving up those valuable days of schooling.

Of the People, By the People, For the People
It is not too late to use this election season to teach our children about the process of electing our President. Activities include reading biographies of Presidents, watching election results, playing games about elections, and actually helping in political campaigns. The study is written in such a way as to allow for independent study where appropriate but also lends itself well to the family working together, particularly on the many projects that are included. Many of the activities can also be used for state and local elections as well.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Drawing upon the excitement of the movie, this unit study examines the truths and myths about pirates, bringing the Bible to bear on their lives and activities. Students will also learn the history and geography of the islands in the Caribbean and the countries of Central and South America that border it. All ages can have fun with the living books, videos, games and hands-on projects included here.

We also offer several new unit studies by other authors. All of these have been carefully reviewed and meet our standards in all areas. I will post my reviews of those here very soon.