First Love Schoolhouse

Homeschooling with a Biblical Purpose

Our Vision

Our purpose in developing this homeschool community is to lead children in Biblical study and guide them as they gain wisdom through the study of His Word and His creation. The Lord has instructed us to develop and train up the youth in this generation to be kingdom ministers and citizen leaders.

The Vision of First Love Schoolhouse is three fold:

First, our purpose in developing this homeschool community is to lead children in the Biblical study and guide them as they gain wisdom through the study of His Word and His creations. The Lord has instructed us to develop and train up the youth in this generation to be kingdom ministers and citizen leaders.

Secondly, we will instruct and tutor students in a one room schoolhouse setting where all children can learn and grow together. They will learn at their own levels together, while helping other students in class to be successful as well. The techniques that were used in one room schoolhouses in the past (repetition, memorizing, reciting grammar, etc.) will be used in this classroom.

Finally, we will empower and support parents in their homeschooling journey by intentionally leading and guiding parents on how to homeschool their children successfully. Our purpose is to help parents gain skills in becoming effective educators with curriculum students can work with, both at home and in our classroom. Parents are the children’s teachers. We are here to assist and give a Christ-centered education and Biblical foundation.

Our Objective

This homeschooling setting is different from most classroom settings used at this time. The tutor and assistants lead a homeschool community of like-minded believers who want to train up their children as the Bible says, not as the world presents. This is a safe place for children to learn and grow spiritually together in the fear and admonition of the Lord, away from all that the world is trying to bombard this generation’s mind and hearts with. The desire to turn these children to God and away from the world is the most prevalent part of this school. We endeavor to:

  • Assist children in learning through the use of the classical learning method as was done in the early American one room schoolhouse
  • Give children a Biblical worldview through the teachings of foundational truths with a spirit-filled focus. 

Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:3

 

Daily

In order for a Biblical worldview to take hold in a child’s mind, it has to be taught to them as way of life. This is why it is important to keep the Christian faith within the fabric of all classroom materials. Teaching and presenting the word of God to children in engaging and interactive ways instills the love and desire to learn more and grow more in faith. Worshipping freely, praying strong and fervent prayers together, and retaining scripture gives children the foundation of knowing who they are in Christ and the ability to daily, walk in the ways of the Lord with confidence.

Children at the grammar stage learn best through practice, repetition, and memorization. From the youngest to the oldest, children can learn together at their level and still meet the needs of everyone’s learning styles in this early American school setting. By teaching the foundations of grammar and arithmetic to the youngest, the oldest can build upon it and expound on the same information.

As an example, by teaching to memorize skip counting the 2’s to all the children, each age group will be able to use that in different ways. The 5 year old can count items by 2’s, the 7 year old can find the missing numbers in a sequence (12,14, 16,_,_,22), the 9 year old can use if for multiplication (2×12- skip count 2’s 12 times) and the 11 year old can use it for division (12/2- skip count 2’s to 12). Children can memorize grammar and scripture this way. This model can be done in the schoolhouse and in the home.

The brain can hold a great amount of information, and by using this classical model of reciting and memorizing, the children are able to learn and retain what is being taught. Repetition is key, whether it’s on paper or orally to gain mastery in foundational learning. These skills can be used throughout the rest of their education.

3 Key Skills

  1. Memorization
  2. Repetition
  3. Recitation

Plan

  1. Who?
    • Children Ages 5-12

     2. What? 

    • General Studies: Arithmetic, Reading, Writing, History, Geography **Math provided by parents based on children’s needs;
    • Biblical Studies: Bible, Worship, and Prayer;
    • BOOSTS (Extra Curricular Activities): (Every Thursday 1 of these will be available for children to participate in- not required).
    • Music
    • Art
    • Science Lab
    • Dance, Life Skills, Home Economics

    3. When?

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    4. Where?

                    The Heart Church

                     6215 S. 107th E Ave

                     Tulsa, OK 74133 

    5. Curriculum

    • Biblical: Becky Fischer’s Kids in Ministry International
    • Grammar curriculum: Schoolhouse Teachers