The Homeschooling Meme

August 18, 2006 @ 4:00 am | Filed under: Homeschooling

The Bookworm tagged me in her homeschooling meme, so here goes:

1) ONE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED

Only one? This is torture. So many have gripped me, moved me, inspired me. But if I must limit myself to one: Towards a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason.

2) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULDN’T BE WITHOUT

The Real Learning booklist.

3) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER BOUGHT

Right Start Math. I know it’s a great fit for some, but all that prep time! And with my kids begging to watch the Math-U-See dvds FOR FUN all the time, why did I even think I needed more math curriculum anyway? What can I say, it was an impulse conference purchase (several years ago).

4) ONE RESOURCE YOU ENJOYED LAST YEAR

Last year. Hmm. See, this is why blogs are a good thing. Let me check my archives. (Interjection from Rose: "Greek!") Aha! I’ve got it: Journey North. We joined with a group of online friends and had a ball charting photoperiods and deciphering clues to mystery locations around the world. Can’t wait to do it again next year.

5) ONE RESOURCE YOU WILL BE USING NEXT YEAR

I already told you about my plans, but let’s see, what haven’t I mentioned? Well, there’s this book, American Sign Language the Easy Way, which we’re using to continue our ASL studies.

6) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY

An audible.com subscription and then whatever device I’d need to be able to play audio books for all of us to hear, including in the car.

7) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH EXISTED

A really good weekly current events newspaper for kids.

8) ONE HOMESCHOOLING CATALOGUE YOU ENJOY READING

FUN-Books! I’ll take one of everything, please.

9) ONE HOMESCHOOLING WEBSITE YOU USE REGULARLY

Ambleside Online.

10) TAG FIVE OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS

The Deputy Headmistress
Spunky
Becky
Denise
Shannon

(Because I know all my Real Learning pals will get tagged by one another. Just in case, all of you consider yourselves tagged.)


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Comments

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  1. Such a clever way to name more than one book! 🙂

    I forgot to mention Fun-Books — love that catalog!!

  2. Fun! I’ll do it today when I get back from picking up college textbooks and birthday shopping.

  3. You’re invited to participate in “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective New School Years” to encourage new those needing a pep talk for the new year!

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

  4. I’m with you on the current events newspaper. Great idea!

  5. I just finished mine. It’s here:
    http://heartkeepercommonroom.blogspot.com/2006/08/homeschooling-meme.html

    And there is a weekly newspaper for kids, a good one.=) I shared the link in my post. Thanks for tagging me!

  6. Did it! Here it is:

    Meme

    Just don’t hold me to any of the books or curriculum, since I reserve the right to change my mind lol.

  7. Thanks for the questions. I finally got it done.

  8. We love Journey North too! We sent Monarchs down to Mexico and got responses back across the country and from the sanctuary location in Mexico.

    Recording the sightings is such a wonderful and natural way for kids to pay attention to what’s going on in their natural world.

  9. I’ve finally posted my response – and my own version of the meme!

    http://phatmommy.com/2006/08/30/an-unschooling-meme/