1) ONE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED
Well, I was going to put a photo of my homeschool book bookcase here to point out the difficulty I might have with "one" book, but... I couldn't get the bookcase to fit in the frame! Actually, that's probably not as bad as it sounds, because it's a tall skinny bookcase, and there's not a lot of room to maneuver in the little piece of hallway where it resides, but still... I've collected a lot of books over the past 10 years. For instance, I have all 3 editions of The Well-Trained Mind. Does that sound nutty? I use it mainly for the resources.
Since I have a hard time following directions, here is a list of some of my favorite homeschooling books:
(I love this book. It is like having a good friend at your elbow telling you to relax, that it's going to be okay, really.)
Better Than School: One Family's Declaration of Independence by Nancy Wallace
The Latin-Centered Curriculum by Andrew Campbell
Hard Times in Paradise by the Colfaxes
How Children Fail by John Holt
Homeschooling Our Children Unschooling Ourselves by Alison McKee
Pretty dang unschooly. With a little classical thrown in for good measure.
2) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT
Er... one? Well... if I was stranded without all my stuff, what I would absolutely want most would be a library card. So I guess the one resource I wouldn't be without is ACCESS TO BOOKS, and lots of them.
3) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER BOUGHT
Hmmm... Off the top of my head, I would say the IEW writing curriculum. I don't know how I thought I could get past my deep aversion to teaching "dress-ups.
4) ONE RESOURCE YOU ENJOYED LAST YEAR
Gee, that's tough. There were some good books last year, but I think one of the "resources" we most enjoyed last year was the Lego unit I blogged about here.
5) ONE RESOURCE YOU WILL BE USING NEXT YEAR
Would that be this year maybe? Because I can't plan to the end of the week, much less know what we'll be using next year!
A few resources from this year...
Rosetta Stone French and Japanese
Holling C. Holling books
A really good voice teacher
6) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY
Does anybody have a schoolroom/art studio/home library space for sale, cheap?
7) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH EXISTED
A schoolroom/art studio/home library space you could unfold and attach to your house. Like the TARDIS -- bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
(This sounds like a good excuse to stick in a Doctor Who Youtube montage.)
Actually, Doctor Who has led to some good discussions in our house, so I guess it counts as one of my favorite resources, right? (Just smile and nod; it's easier that way.)
8) ONE HOMESCHOOLING CATALOG YOU ENJOY READING
Sonlight (although I don't like their new catalog as much as I liked the old format) ... Emmanuel Books... Montessori Services... (I guess that's technically not a homeschool catalog, but that's what I use it for, so I think it counts.)
Ok, so -- tag, you're it! If you haven't already done the meme and you'd like to, consider yourself tagged!