{Our Books Are Here!}

Friday, May 29, 2009

We've been slowly collecting the books we need for our new school year. So far, we've schooled lightly, year round. So now that we finished up last years curriculum, we're ready for our new books. I've also been buying used texts as much as possible. (And recently found HomeschoolClassifieds for really great deals on used homeschooling resources).

Yesterday, all the consumables and books I couldn't find used arrived. It's always such an exciting day! The box gets ripped open like its Christmas morning and books are scattered everywhere as Belle and Boo check out all they'll be learning in the next 12 months. I hope they always feel this way about learning. Whenever a box arrives, I know this is one reason why we homeschool.

Belle decorating her new History Notebook cover.

Here's what we are using this new year:

Belle, 1st grade (but using Adventures in My Father's World):

::US History & Geography: Exploring American History & Pioneers and Patriots with My Father's World Teachers Manual -this also includes Bible (all via Homeschool Classifieds)

::Science: Apologia Exploring Creation with Botany (via ChristianBooks when Apologia went on sale & offered free shipping)

::Music: Celebrate America CD & Intro to Tchaikovsky & the Nutcracker Suite (via My Father's World)

::Math: Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 2A & 2B

::Language Arts: Primary Language Lessons (Homeschool Classifieds) and Spelling by Sound and Structure (MFW)

Boo is 3, but he is one-third of the way through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons! It is such an amazing book, if you have never tried it.

Mr. Smarty does a lesson with Boo in the evenings or on the weekend.

Just found this graffiti on our little school table...how can I get mad at that?

Speaking of graffiti...my mom cleaned her students' desk of graffiti for the last time yesterday. I know it was a bittersweet task for her, but I am so selfishly happy for her retirement...we have years of math to learn here and we're hoping she can substitute teach more often in our home school now! Congrats, Mom!

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laytonfamily said...

Hi - (I found you thru Joy's blog). we absolutely love when UPS stops to drop off curriculum boxes! Even now when I order Magic School Bus dvds - my son jumps up and asks if he can watch them right then rather than along with our lessons. I love the excitement and desire to learn more.

care said...

wow -- you are ahead of things. I need to start looking for my curriculum soon! What do you have to say about the spelling book?

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

re:spelling by sound and structure looks great-really do-able. it is 2 workbook pages/week and a quiz of about 10 words at the end of the week. haven't started it yet, but Belle liked the look of it, too!
i'll let you know what we think after a few weeks.

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Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

My lil man is 3 too and I need to get him that workbook! He really is ready (I'm the one who has been holding back and unsure if I should start this soon) Thanks for sharing this! And I just love the graffiti on the school table!!

Carin said...

Sounds like you have some great resources there. How great they are so excited when those packages come. Congrats to your mom.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Everyday that I hear more about homeschooling I am swayed more...that is great that your kiddos have such a passion and excitement about learning.