Is it weird that I'm all giddy when I find sweet new homeschooling resources?
I'm so excited about the latest homeschooling goodies that I just snagged, and thankful I don't have the pressure to get them back to the library. How do those due dates come around so fast anyway?
- Magic School Bus: The Complete Series – These shows are so well done that all ages enjoy them, and what great mini science lessons! “Ride with Ms. Frizzle, teacher extraordinaire, and her enthusiastic students as their Magic School Bus takes them on cliff-hanging field trips inside the human body, back to prehistoric times, far out into space, and everywhere else in between!” There was no way we could get through them before they'd be due at the library so I bit the bullet. I didn't think they were all that expensive for the complete series, though…
- 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum – I've been thinking a LOT lately about not only next fall, but next semester since I've had a few months now to get into this homeschooling groove. And as much as all of you reassure me, I'm still constantly wondering if I'm covering enough or covering the right stuff, and if not, I want to know what my best options are. This book explains what each resource is like and which type of child it would work best with. The details covered are amazing, so you can really feel like you're making a good choice for your family. I tried checking it out at the library but ended up just buying it because there's so much info in there and I am an underliner! I love having an updated version, since it seems like quite a few of the homeschooling books out there are really outdated.
- The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition) – I've skimmed this one in the past but now want to get into it and see what I missed. (Here's the one I read more thoroughly last spring/summer: Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education, and along with the help of some in-real-life friends and all of you, I based a lot of what we're doing on that.) I also tried checking this one out at the library, but again, there was too much info that I needed to underline and refer back to.
- Heroes in Black History: True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes – As much as I loooooove the Story of the World books for teaching history, I thought this was a great book to supplement with and also get them reading more on their own. The chapters are very short and interesting for all ages. I've only just started it but like it so far – there was enough here that I needed to have it on hand rather than have the pressure to return it before it was due.