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Wear the old coat and buy the new book. --Austin Phelps

Monday, February 05, 2007

Homeschool Meme...I've been tagged

I read the Writing and Living blog and was tagged. Here is a fun meme for a homeschooling blog.

ONE HOMESCHOOL BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED:

Well, there are two actually. I can't choose just one. The first one is Well-Trained Mind. This book started me on the road to classical education. Then came my most favorite book about homeschooling: The Latin Centered Curriculum (Homeschooler's Guide to a Latin-Centered Classical Education).


ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT:

The internet. Honestly, I can't imagine trying to homeschool without the internet.

ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER BOUGHT:

That sure is hard to narrow down! I had to do some experimentation in the beginning days of homeschooling. I bought MANY things then that I wish I had never bought. I try to hold back now from too many unnecessary purchases. I consider our goals now before purchasing but every now and then I'll fall prey in a desperate moment. Such as the other day when I thought ABeCeDarian would be the answer to my problems. It wasn't and Sweet Pea 2 is trucking along with good ole Spell to Write and Read.

ONE RESOURCE YOU ENJOYED LAST YEAR:

Story of the World CDs...my boys listen to these almost every night when they go to bed. I can't BELIEVE the information that they have gleaned and RETAINED from listening to these.

ONE RESOURCE YOU'LL BE USING NEXT YEAR:

Latin Book One...this is an out of print Latin text. I'm excited about this because it brings translation into our studies. We are doing some now in Latina Christiana I and I had planned on going on into Latina Christiana II, but have decide to use Latin Book One over two years. I think it will bring some fun into our Latin studies.

ONE RESOURCE YOU'D LIKE TO BUY:

I can't think of any right now. The only thing that might interest me is a piano teacher who comes to my house. I'm not really in the market for a piano teacher, but if I had to choose, I think I would choose that.

ONE HOMESCHOOL CATALOG YOU ENJOY READING:

I really don't read homeschool catalogs anymore. I know our goals, I know where we are headed, so I don't really see a need to read many catalogs anymore. The one catalog which is more of a magazine that I LOVE is the one from Memoria Press. I drop everything the evening that "magazine" arrives, pour a cup of coffee, and snuggle in my bed to enjoy it.

ONE WEBSITE YOU USE REGULARLY:

Well-Trained Mind.com I don't follow WTM any more like I used to, but I still get some good information from other moms and dads in the areas I'm looking for.

TAG OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS:

Tag! You're it!

3 Comments:

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Wife/Mom2DDand2DS said...

Love your choices...

 
At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Gina said...

I have tried and tried to get a Google account and it won't work. Sorry for leaving a knitting comment here.

I made Kitty Pi for my cat who is also named Jazz. It took him a month or so to warm up to it but now he loves it. Quite often he lays on top of it. Consequently the sides don't stand up like they used to.

Homeschooling related...I'm seeing Susan Wise Bauer speak this weekend. We don't follow WTM much anymore either but I'm thrilled to finally hear her.

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Pensguys said...

Thanks, Gina for your comments....I'll take'em where I can get'em. :)

Yep, next up is another Kitty Pi.

 

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