Thursday, January 25, 2007

A Homeschool Resource Meme

It's been some time since I have been tagged so here goes:

  1. One Homeschooling book you have enjoyed: So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It by Lisa Welchel. She was the speaker at the last women's convention I went to with my church in MI. She was not only very funny but a great inspiration to continue my homeschooling endeavors.
  2. One homeschooling resource you wouldn't be without: Our local library. There are so many things that I have gotten there that have convinced me that you don't need to buy it all when it's there for free. Especially when there is something that I am considering buying and want to check it out first.
  3. One resource you wish you had never bought: ABeka Kindergarten 5. I started Jozie with K4 when she was 4 and thought the natural progression would be K5...I was wrong. K5 was almost the same as K4 but it went a little faster and added some more "meat" into it. Had I realized this at the beginning, before I got it, I would have gotten first grade instead!
  4. One resource you enjoyed last year: My homeschool group, HSLife. We went on so many field trips that we never would have thought about doing on our own and had a great time learning new things with them. We have also made a few friends that we are sure to have for a lifetime.
  5. One resource you will be using next year: Well, if we do end up being able to homeschool next year, we will be changing our curriculum - again! I have decided to be eclectic in my approach next year and I have found a new history curriculum that I am really looking forward to called Truth Quest History. It looks like a lot of fun for the kids and pretty easy for me. I just didn't think what they were doing this year has enough and want them to get more out of it.
  6. One resource you would like to buy: I'd like to have a laptop computer for each of the kids so they can work online and not have to fight over the computer with each other and me! :)
  7. One resource you wish existed: I'd like to have a free pass to travel for homeschooling! Where everything you need from gas to lodging to entrance fees are waived because what you are doing is for the education for your children. Hey, nobody said that I can't dream! :)
  8. One homeschooling catalog you enjoy reading: does the library catalog count? :)
  9. One homeschooling website you use regularly: ebay! I find most everything I am looking for, even though I don't always buy them. :)
  10. Tag other homeschoolers: Ok, Jamie tagged me and she tagged the only other homeschooler, Amie, that I would have tagged so if you are a homeschooler and you are reading this than you are tagged and leave me a comment so I can see your Homeschool Resources! :)

1 Comments For Risa:

Princess Ruby said...

Ugh, I haven't bee to the library in forever and a day. BUT, we'll be doing an in depth study on horses soon and I know we'll need to utilize their resources. Sometimes it is too difficult to take 3 kids and by the time Zach gets home I feel so sick. I have enjoyed reading some of Lisa Welchel's books. Like your idea of free travel...I wish! We could count traveling home as free. Did you know in Alaska they pay you to homeschool? I think we have it on Zach's dream sheet...although I'm afraid to go there because I hate being cold!