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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

So, homeschooling!

I have been very busy trying to catch up with my work responsibilities. It has been very rewarding doing so! I love getting caught up on things I need to. Now if I can only paint my house, put in a new floor, scrub the cabinets, etc...  I *will* get to it! I am determined to get the painting done, but it will not be this month.


In my role as a TOS Review Mistress (not my official title - grin) I am asked all sorts of questions via email and some of them are really interesting to answer. I was approached by a bookstore looking for titles for their soon-to-be homeschool section. I could have just directed them to Rainbow Resource and then left them to be completely lost in the phonebook that is their catalog, but I wanted to share my top favorite resources. I have listed a lot of them on the sidebar of my blog, but it has been a long time since I have updated that. (Sheepish chagrin.) I thought I would share the list I sent them, plus a few more I forgot. :+)

Products from Homeschooling in the Woods
www.Homeschoolinthewoods.com
Timeline figures
Timelines
Time Traveler Units

Bright Ideas Press
www.brightideaspress.com
Mystery of History – The best!! :+)
Geography
Science Books

Italic Handwriting Series
http://www.cep.pdx.edu/titles/italic_series/index.shtml

Start Write Software
www.drawyourworld.com

Math U See
www.mathusee.com

Nothing New Press History Titles
www.nothingnewpress.com

Phonics Pathways
www.dorbooks.com

Lamp and Quill Bible Resources
http://www.lampquill.com

Charlotte Mason resources
http://www.charlottemason.com
Story Starters
Pocket Full of Pinecones
Charlotte Mason Companion

Educators Publishing Service
http://www.epsbooks.com
Wordly Wise
Explode the Code
Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Spelling Workout Series
http://plgcatalog.pearson.com/program_multiple.cfm?site_id=12&program_id=836&searchType=Title&searchTerm=Spelling%20Workout

Master Books – (Creation Science Resources)
http://www.nlpg.com/store/MB.htm

Apologia Science
http://www.apologia.com
Love their science books!

Rod & Staff English Grammar, Math, etc.
http://www.rodstaff.com

Veritas Press
www.veritaspress.com
History, Wonderful Literature, Great Books Study. All sorts of goodies here.

Knowledge Quest Maps
www.knowledgequestmaps.com
Blackline Maps
Timelines
Geography

Peace Hill Press Titles
www.peacehillpress.com
History
Grammar
Phonics & Reading

Common Sense Press titles
http://www.commonsensepress.com/wordsmth.htm
Wordsmith Series
Learning Language Arts Series
Great Science Adventures Series

Total Language Plus
http://www.totallanguageplus.com
Wonderful literature-based grammar/spelling/vocabulary language arts program.

Rosetta Stone
http://www.rosettastone.com
Foreign Language

Tell Me More
http://www.tellmemorestore.com/magnum.asp?pg=homeschool
Foreign Language

Spelling Power
http://www.castlemoyle.com

Harmony Fine Arts
www.harmonyfinearts.com
Art and Music Curriculum

Draw Write Now
www.barkercreek.com

Getting to Know The World's Greatest Artists/Composers/Presidents
www.gettingtoknow.com
Fantastic artist/composers/presidents books as well as a neat art curriculum.

Birdcage Press Art Games
www.birdcagebooks.com
Beautiful art games

Memoria Press
www.memoriapress.com
Latin, French, Logic and Rhetoric Materials

Beautiful Feet Books
www.bfbooks.com
Gorgeous literature books, History Curriculum, and Science

Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles
http://www.amazon.com/Homeschooling-Methods-Seasoned-Advice-Learning/dp/0805440178
This is the single book I recommend to someone just starting out. It helps define the kind of homeschooler you want to be - or helps you figure out what kinds of things might appeal to you. It is a great place to start.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com
For encouragement, of course!

The Old Schoolhouse Store
http://www.theoldschoolhousestore.com
They sell a lot of wonderful titles that it would take too long to link to individually. I really like the titles from American Home School Publishing they offer that are hard to find anywhere else like: The Forgotten Daughter, The Spartan, Lysis Goes to the Play, Theras and His Town, Twelve Bright Trumpets, etc. And always free shipping!

Salem Ridge Press
www.salemridgepress.com
A smaller homeschool publishing house that offers wonderful Christian historical fiction; both world history and church history. We are right now reading one of their most exciting books, The Sign Above the Door. Check them out! I love this company!

Purity Resources from Generations of Virtue
http://www.generationsofvirtue.org
This is a wonderful ministry with beautiful quality products. I really love their message.

Isn't it nice to like what you use? What are some of your favorite companies? Have I missed any you would say absolultely *must* be here? :+)

2 comments:

JenIG said...

I didn't see any fudge brownie companies....

an *essential* for a truly productive school day.


love and miss you my loverly friend!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kate,

Thank you for introducing me to some new companies! I am always looking for high-quality literature, and a few of these publishers seem to fit the bill.

Blessings,

Lisa Winton

http://thewintons.blogspot.com