Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Curriculum Meme

I'm such a follower ... I almost did this meme yesterday when Mama Squirrel posted it (unbidded, even). But look, Brandy tagged me anyway. And, so, here is some content ;)

ONE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED

Dr. Perrin's (free download!) booklet "An Introduction to Classical Education" ties the best parts of The Well-Trained Mind and Wisdom & Eloquence together.

ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT

We love, love, love the Mathematics Enhancement Programme. I wrote about it here. M-girl is almost done with Year 1 and it has given her such a solid foundation in addition, subtraction, equalities and inequalities, with variety and logic problems thrown in. Did I mention it is free for the printing? If you ask any of my three children what their favorite subject is, it's math.

ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER BOUGHT

I somehow ended up with three phonics programs: Alphaphonics, Phonics Pathways, and The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading,  I would keep Ordinary Parents Guide and not purchase the other two. Probably because I tried to start teaching M-girl too soon.

Oh, and Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready.

ONE RESOURCE YOU ENJOYED LAST YEAR

"Last Year" is now. We've enjoyed Covenantal Catechism. We enjoy the songs, Bible Memory, seeing God's unfolding Line of Promise, and the discussion the curriculum has provided.

ONE RESOURCE YOU WILL BE USING NEXT YEAR

We're going to move to Song School Latin and Latin For Children for M-girl. We've liked Prima Latina a lot (and N-boy will use it next year, R-girl the year after), but I like where the Classical Academic Press's curriculum is going a lot better than finishing with Henle in the Memoria Press sequence.

ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY

The Homeschool in the Woods History Through the Ages timeline figures ... Oh, and I drool over The Lost Tools of Writing, but I'm waiting patiently.

ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH EXISTED

I'm pretty good, really. I'd like to have had a Classical Education myself ...

ONE HOMESCHOOLING CATALOGUE YOU ENJOY READING

The Rainbow Resource Catalog .... ha! No, I do enjoy Memoria Press' The Classical Teacher.

ONE HOMESCHOOLING WEBSITE YOU USE REGULARLY

The Well-Trained Mind Forums It is a rare day that the Hive doesn't know or hasn't used something. There is a collection of very knowledgeable people there.

TAG FOUR SIX FIVE OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS It has long been my personal policy here at ladydusk to not tag others, but there are a few of you who know who you are!

4 comments:

  1. If you bought the Homeschool in the Woods figures, you could even use them now- my youngest ones color a print out while I am reading about history (or science if it deals with a person). Great way to keep them busy! :) Make sure you buy the cd.

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  2. I know. We have pictures that align with Story of the World already, though.

    It just hasn't yet been a priority, and they're *so* expensive!

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  3. WOW! So glad I tagged you because there were a whole bunch of links in there I'm gonna check out. I always thought I would take the CAP route for Latin, but then this Visual Latin thing started and I thought: why not? So far we like it, but I do wonder, since it is still being developed, where it will take us. We may have to take the CAP route at somet point (which might be ideal anyhow).

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  4. Hi Dawn,

    I have not visited in a while so I thought I would stop by and say "hi" - blessings to you and your family as you continue your home education journey this year. :-)

    Blessings,
    Deb
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