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Monday, January 29, 2007

For Sandi

Since Sandi tagged me with a homeschool resource tag I am happy to oblige with answers. :+)


1) ONE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED
The Well Trained Mind


2) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULDN’T BE WITHOUT
The Bible :+) But if you are specifically talking about curriculum it would be Math U See.


 


3) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER BOUGHT
Saxon Math


5) ONE RESOURCE YOU WILL BE USING NEXT YEAR
The Story of the Ancient World, Nothing New Press


4) ONE RESOURCE YOU ENJOYED LAST YEAR
The Story of the Great Republic, Nothing New Press


To Sandi, I wish I could have a cleaning lady!! :+)


 


7) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH EXISTED
An Omnibus with books that were not so intense for our younger children. Omnibus starts in the 7th grade and some of their books choices are books that most adults have not read yet. That does not mean we should not study them. I just wonder how much they are actually taking in when with a little more life experience they would be much more rich and worthwhile. At 36 I am only just now reading Plato and finally finding it valuable. Should we read books just to have read them or do we want our children to glean from them? I also feel that some of the choices have subjects that I don’t really feel my 7th grader needs to know about yet. It would be nice to have more age-appropriate literature but with the Omnibus guide to help teach/use them. With all that said, we will use Omnibus, but on a later schedule.


 


You wrote: “A Story of the World-type history curriculum from a Reformed point of view.”


I would say there is. Nothing New Press offers many wonderful titles that are from a more reformed perspective. These are Christine Miller’s books and I have used many of them. They are gems!




8) ONE HOMESCHOOLING CATALOGUE YOU ENJOY READING
Veritas Press Catalog - How can one not? :+)

9) ONE HOMESCHOOLING WEBSITE YOU USE REGULARLY


Since I am going on a Well Trained Mind Message Board sabbatical, I will have to say the homeschool blogs out there. (Many of which are in my sidebar!)

So, fellow blog readers, what would your answers be to these questions? It is funny that the question regarding the one resource you wish was available, I really really had to think about it. Doing what I do, I see a LOT of curriculum and resources. I was thinking, is there *anything* that has not yet been done? But that was my cynical side coming out--there are some very lovely newer resources coming out and it is a real blessing to see them cross my path. :+)


5 comments:

hugabunchmom said...

Great to see answers for those questions. My daughter and I laughed at Saxon Math being a regret for you, it has been for us as well. I had found so many good reviews for it, but it just didn't work for us. I hope school is going beautifully for you and yours!

Anonymous said...

How can one not like the VP catalog? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS!


Sorry, my friend...couldn't resist.


I wish I had a cleaning lady, too. Those were the days.


Love,DI

Sandi said...

for taking the time to do this. I am definately going to check out Nothing New Press.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I am with Di on the VP.

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<br>But I am in total agreement re: Saxon, and TWTM.

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<br>And there was a question I had, but now I can't remember it--you know I am 49 years old--and I'll have to go back and read your post and remember to ask the question!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why the TWTM sabbatical?


Not that I have room to talk. It's almost Lent, and YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.