We usually begin our school days with Bible Study Time. I. love. this. time. To me it is just one of those times that makes homeschooling so precious - just me and my kids, the word of God - good things, eternal things. Each child has a folder that has both copy paper and lined notebooking pages. We are working through the major Bible stories chronologically. Right now I am reading straight from the Bible. In the past, because of the age range of my children, I have used Bible story books. Now, they just seem ready for straight-from-the-Bible-reading . I read a passage from the Word and have them draw a picture or write a dictated sentence about what we are reading. If the picture/writing is more involved, then the next day, I reveiw our past readings with them while they finish up their page. On the occasions, when I choose for them not to do a picture for a particular reading, I have them go back to a previous picture and add color or detail to it. Afterwards we sing one of the songs we've learned from hymn study.
Then I pray with them and our day rolls forward.