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    Homeschooling Meme

    August 31, 2011 by Brandy Vencel

    I don’t think I’ve ever done one of these, but Mama Squirrel tagged me, and I was so flattered I had to play along…plus I think the questions are fun. If you have a chance, read Mama Squirrel’s answers at the link above. She compared her 2006 answers to today, which was interesting to me!

    1. ONE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED

      Just one? Well, my all-time go-to resource is Charlotte Mason’s sixth volume, Towards a Philosophy of Education. Might I pick a second? My favorite education books ever is Poetic Knowledge.

    2. ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULDN’T BE WITHOUT

      My wall timeline. It is a project we enjoy year after year.

    3. ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER BOUGHT

      Are you going to hate me that I don’t have one? I have never had the money to buy many resources, so the main extras we have are things that I have test-driven for publishers for free.

    4. ONE RESOURCE YOU ENJOYED LAST YEAR

      Hmmm. I don’t think I’d call this our Number One Favorite, but what comes to mind first is Bob Parson’s Simply Draw {reviewed here}.

    5. ONE RESOURCE YOU WILL BE USING NEXT YEAR

      Goodness! Why does this feel so hard all of a sudden? Oh! I know: Visual Latin. Love it already.

    6. ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY

      I have a whole list of things I wish I could add if I had double the budget. My oldest is trying to teach himself to draw birds, so I think number one on my wishlist right now would be a copy of John Busby’s Drawing Birds.

    7. ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH EXISTED

      The fabled Ambleside Year 12.

    8. ONE HOMESCHOOLING CATALOGUE YOU ENJOY READING

      Veritas Press and The Classical Teacher from Memoria Press.

    9. ONE HOMESCHOOLING WEBSITE YOU USE REGULARLY 

      Shock: Ambleside Online. I also like to look at Charlotte Mason Help and my beloved CiRCE Institute.

    10. TAG FOUR SIX FIVE OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS Don’t fail me, people! I tag Mystie, Dawn, Silvia, Naomi, and Heather.

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    9 Comments

  • Reply Anonymous September 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    My boys taught themselves how to draw birds last year from a few how-to’s I got off the internet, and from a field guide, and from lots of time spent drawing. This was on their own initiative and they are still going strong after about 18 months of birds and bird watching and bird drawing. Just wanted to say that you may not need to buy a certain book, but can probably find what you need on the ‘net and local field guide.

    By the way, I have your blog bookmarked and read now and then. I enjoyed the quotes from the modesty book a little ways back.

    By way of the CMning site,
    JoyH

  • Reply Naomi September 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I just posted to your Google+ but I suppose this is the more proper place for it! I finally got around to posting my Meme. Here you go! http://livingcminca.blogspot.com/2011/09/homeschool-memehttpwwwbloggercomimgblan.html

    Thank you for tagging me. It’s fun connecting this way!

  • Reply Brandy @ Afterthoughts September 2, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Jeane, Of *course* I am interested! I’m hopping over to your place during naps. πŸ™‚

    Deb, Thanks for coming over and linking and such. I am honored. Tell me: did you use CM style all the way through? Is there a category on your blog about that? I’d love to read about what you did in the upper grades!

  • Reply Mystie September 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Here you go.

  • Reply DeeJae (Deb) September 1, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Hi,

    I just recently came across your blog and I’m visiting here for the first time over the past few days. I admire and appreciate all you are doing, your homeschooling philosophy is similar to my own.

    My youngest daughter, the last of two, graduated high school from our homeschool this past June. So as my homeschooling years of formal education have come to an end, I hope to be “educating” along side my daughters in a whole new way as they venture out on their own with their lives and a family of their own some day.

    Even though my home educating is different now I hope to stay involved with homeschoolers. I’ll always be interested in education. It’s so much a part of me and my life. I wish I would have come across your blog sooner. I have enjoyed your blog and have linked your blog in my side bar of my personal blog. I love to promote others of similar homeschooling style. I hope that is ok. πŸ™‚

    God’s blessings in your learning journey.
    DeeJae (Deb)
    altered heART works
    Let a Woman Learn
    Seven Pillars Book Nook

  • Reply Jeanne September 1, 2011 at 12:01 am

    My answers here:

    http://ohpeacefulday.blogspot.com/2011/08/homeschooling-meme.html

    If you’re interested, that is…

  • Reply dawn August 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Haha … my husband would appreciate it if I’d clean his first πŸ˜‰

    Trust me, you’d rather I didn’t clean your house, it’s probably cleaner than mine.

  • Reply Brandy @ Afterthoughts August 31, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    And I was just getting ready to ask you to fly out and clean my house. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply dawn August 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Your wish is my command.

    Well, sometimes. When it’s reasonable. πŸ˜‰

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