Homeschooling

We are coming back to homeschool after a year in charter school! For the 2019-2020 school year I’ll be teaching third, second, first grades and kindergarten.

In the past, we followed the Classical curriculum from  Angelicum Academy. I have sense pieced together my own curriculum for each of the girls using the Angelicum suggestions as a jumping off point.

I have our full curriculums listed out for each grade under this header, but as a snapshot, these are the books we use

  • Singapore Math
  • First Language Lessons
  • All About Spelling
  • English From The Roots Up
  • John Senior’s Good Books List
  • Science is Simple and Science from the Younger Years
  • History of the World
  • Draw Write Now

Our reasons for choosing homeschooling are laid out in my post, The Decision to Homeschool. This page is to discuss the resources we’ve used and how we like them. I have listed books/materials we’re using as well as books Ryan and I have read which have helped us with our education choices.

Parent Books

The Well Trained Mind by Jesse Wise and Susan Wise-Bauer — Mother and daughter homeschooling veterans give an exhaustive step by step guide to educating your child through a Classical method.

Poetic Knowledge by James S. Taylor — A defense of a traditional mode of thinking based on “first knowledge” rather than scientific methodology. It is an expansion and practical application of the maxim “what is in the mind must first be in the senses.”

The Last Child in the Woods by Ricard Louv — “Description of the human costs of alienation from nature.” An illumination of the lost to children to be separated from nature and the benefits found when a child is given more time outdoors than in.

Top Ten Myths in Education  by Larry E. Frase —  Two life long educators “expose the myths that retard educational improvement and suggest reforms that would cost the taxpayer nothing.”

The Lost Tools of Learning, a speech given by Dorothy Sayers at Oxford in 1947 detailing the need for Classical education and a full definition of the three steps included in the Trivium.

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