Thursday, August 17, 2006

Homeschooling Meme from the Bookworm

The Bookworm tagged me with this fun meme, which she made up after participating in the recent book meme that's making the rounds. Thanks, Bookworm -- this was fun!


1) ONE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED

(ONE????
Here's my overlong list.)


Books that convinced me I could handle homeschooling
:

Family Matters, David Guterson
Better than School, Nancy Wallace
Catholic Education: Homeward Bound, Kimberly Hahn and Mary Hasson
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, Laura Bergquist

Books that influenced my style of homeschooling:

All of the above, plus:

How Children Fail
, John Holt
Teach Your Own, John Holt
School Proof, Mary Pride
A Charlotte Mason Companion, Karen Andreola
Real Learning, Elizabeth Foss


Books that nourish me, especially when I'm feeling burn-out:

All of the above, plus:

A Catholic Homeschool Companion
, ed. by Maureen Wittmann & Rachel Mackson
Homeschooling with Gentleness, Suzie Andres
Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves, Alison McKee
101 Devotions for Homeschool Moms, Jackie Wellwood
Seasons of a Mother's Heart, Sally Clarkson


2) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT


My computer and the internet


3) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER BOUGHT


Singapore Math (Nothing wrong with it ... just not a good fit for us ....)

4) ONE RESOURCE YOU ENJOYED LAST YEAR

My Temple of the Holy Spirit

This is no longer sold individually (our copy was given to us by a friend who no longer homeschooled.) The girls really enjoyed using this as a springboard for an investigation of the human body. We made life-size skeletons (traced onto poster board) and then added various systems: 3-d lungs made from felt and stuffing, things like that. We all thoroughly enjoyed it, and their skeletons were on display all year.


5) ONE RESOURCE YOU WILL BE USING NEXT YEAR

Historical fiction (esp. WWII) and saints' biographies

6) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY

Catholic Mosaic, by Cay Gibson

7) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH EXISTED

Free, in-home tutoring for any subject in which I feel inadequate, provided by a saintly nun, priest or brother, at hours which are extraordinarily convenient to me.


8) ONE HOMESCHOOLING CATALOGUE YOU ENJOY READING
ONE???

Catholic Heritage Curricula
Emmanuel Books
Dover Publications
Rainbow Resource

9) ONE HOMESCHOOLING WEBSITE YOU USE REGULARLY

4 Real Forums


10) TAG FIVE OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS


By Sun and Candlelight
Cirque de Moi
Family in Feast and Feria
Sweetness and Light
ATypical Homeschool

2 comments:

Maureen said...

You're invited to participate in "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective New School Years" to encourage new homeschoolers or those needing a pep talk for the new year!

Just share what works in your home,,,,we're always learning from one another.
Maureen

Dawn said...

Thanks for tagging me, Karen! It was fun! :)