Friday, August 18, 2006

Homeschool Meme

I'm allowing myself to consider myself tagged by Becky at Farm school since I'm in the mood and it's awfully quiet around here with John still in Taiwan...

Homeschool books I actually enjoyed reading:
For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum by Laura Berquist
Homeschooling with Gentleness by Suzie Andres

Resources I won't live without:
A CD player, or three. (I'm outright copying Becky on this one - audio materials have been a HUGE blessing around here!)
Bethlehem Books
The booklist from the back of A Landscape with Dragons
Vision Series
Henle Latin
New Advent
Lyrical Life Science
Faith and Life Series

Resources you wish you had never bought:
Audiomemory Math
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Resources you enjoyed last year:
IEW's Phonetic Zoo
Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization (hate the name, love the program)

Resources you'll be using this year:
Math-U-See - after a 5 or 6 year hiatus (in which I still used a lot of the manipulatives and teaching ideas) we're jumping back into this for the 1st thru 5th grade bunch.

The Baltimore Catechism on audio - which my father-in-law is recording for me and which I will share on love2learn when it's ready. My kids seem to do really well with memory work on audio.

The Compendium Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Resources you'd like to buy:
Stanley Jaki books
Leonardo da Vinci's notebook
Tintin books
Rosetta Stone German

One resource you wish existed:
A Rosetta-stone type Latin program with ecclesiastical pronunciation and lots of cultural, historical and musical components. AND beautiful illustrations and reproductions of classical art.

Homeschool catalogs you enjoy reading:
Emmanuel Books
Catholic Heritage Curricula
Michael Olaf Montessori
Sophia Institute Press

One homeschooling website you use regularly:
Various Catholic homeschool blogs - most of the sites I visit aren't strictly aimed at homeschoolers.

I'm sure I'm missing some - I may add more later. I tag 1st grade Mom, Maureen Wittmann, Mrs. Darwin, Ana and Nutmeg. If they happen to see this post. :)


nutmeg said...

Got it. :)
You can see what I wrote at my site....

Blessings to you!

Becky said...

Thanks for playing! We are so fond of Bethlehem Books, but haven't heard any of their audio offerings. Something new to pester the library about!

MrsDarwin said...

Thanks for tagging -- I'll do my best to get to this soon!

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Allright-- tagged. :-) Thanks.
I will get to it. Suffering from "car-lag" and cannnot sleep.

2nd grade mom said...

Here's mine: Homeschool Meme.

I tag Nancy C. Brown, WFJR, Cindy of Dog Day Afternoons, Mary G, Karen Edmisten, if they see these comments.