Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Scholastic wish list

Every now and then I go through the Scholastic flyers on line and make up a wish list to look up at the library.  Here's my list from the March & April flyers for "Elf" (Pre-K) and "See-Saw" (K-1).  If the library doesn't have it and I really want it I can ask them to order it and sometimes they do.

1001 Things to Spot on the Farm
A Caterpillar grows up
A First Book of Mapping Skills by Scot Ritchie
a nap for zap
A sunflower grows up
A tadpole grows up
A tree is a plant
Adding It Up by Rosemary Wells
An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Down the Drain! by Robert Munsch
Duck on a bike by David Shannon
Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway
Follow That Map!
Froggy learns to swim by Jonathan London
Froggy plays soccer by Jonathan London
Froggy rides a bike by Jonathan London
Grow Flower Grow
Honey Helps by Laura Godwin
How Long or How Wide?  A Measuring Guide by Brian P. Cleary
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns To Listen by Howard Binkow
I can cooperate by David Parker
I care about others by David Parker
I did it, I'm sorry
I love it when you smile by Sam McBratney
I love my shadow (I’m Reading Now)
I tell the truth by David Parker
I wonder why stars twinkle
I wonder why trees have leaves
I'm a good friend by David Parker
Let's all be water wise (Kid Guardians - Planet Earth Patrol)
Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
Lucky Duck (Phonics Tales)
Magic School Bus gets recycled
Miriam’s Cup: A Passover Story by Fran Manushkin
Mouse's First Spring
My Daddy Snores by Nancy H. Rothstein
Not Norman A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett
One Rainy Day by M. Christina Butler
Oops-a-Daisy!  by Claire Freedman
Rise and Shine by Tim Warnes
Saving Energy (Green Kids)
Saving Water (Green Kids)
Skippy Skunk (Phonics Tales)
Someday by Alison McGhee
The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog by Ana Martín Larrañaga
the day duck's truck got stuck
The Easter Story by Heather Amery
The Human Body Inside and Out by Andy Morrison
The Light of the World The Life of Jesus for Children by Katherine Paterson
The One-Armed Cook by Cynthia Stevens
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick! by Lucille Colandro
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly pictures by Pam Adams
Thump, Quack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
To sleep count sheep
Tough Trucks by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
We’re Going on a Nature Hunt by Steve Metzger
What's it like to be a fish
Will You Read to Me?  by Denys Cazet

Posted on an old blog Mar. 7th, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Homeschool Curriculum

I was talking to my sister tonight about homeschooling and put together a quick list for her of some of the curriculum I'm familiar with.  There really is so much to choose from so these are just some that I've personally seen or researched.

Abeka  This is good for science, I'm using the Grade 1 level with my JK son.

My Father's World This is also very nice.  I have the Kindergarten stuff on loan right now but opted against it and am using Weaver instead.

Five in a Row I have this but haven't used it yet.

http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/teacherslounge/styles/weaver.php  and http://www.aophomeschooling.com/weaver/overview.php  This is the curriculum I'm using.

Tapestry of Grace  Looks great but seems like a bit of work.

Sonlight  This is a fairly popular one.  I don't buy their stuff but do enjoy the newsletters and will sometimes use their book list at the library.

Vision Forum  I've listened to several of their CDs and have really enjoyed them.

http://www.ochec.org/  "Ontario Christian Home Educators Connection"

http://www.eho.org/  This page looks a little busy but might have something of interest

Posted on an old blog Mar. 5th, 2009