Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Homeschooling Meme

Mrs. Happy Housewife has tagged me for this meme, which was started by Bookworm. Oddly enough, my answers look a lot like Mrs. Happy Housewife's. That must be why I enjoy her blog so much.

1) ONE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED
Charlotte Mason's series on education. What else?

2) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT
The Internet. Ever so much easier than using a dictionary, set of encyclopedias or the library. (We still use the library and dictionaries, of course. But only when we have to. And I haven't seen the inside of a paper encyclopedia lo, these many years.)

3) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER BOUGHT
Personal Help for Girls (it just didn't work for us)


4) ONE RESOURCE YOU ENJOYED LAST YEAR
A good friend living across the street who taught my kids drawing in exchange for me teaching her kids piano. They are moving out of state this coming Monday. There are a lot of long faces around our house.

5) ONE RESOURCE YOU WILL BE USING NEXT YEAR
The Pilgrim's Progress audio book (It is an amplified version. We were unsure of whether we would like it since it is not necessarily the original text, but we listened to audio samples and liked them and purchased it. So far, pretty good.)

6) ONE RESOURCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY
Norms and Nobility by David Hicks.

7) ONE RESOURCE YOU WISH EXISTED
A device that makes it so you can use the Find (on this page) function with paper books. I've gotten spoiled with that little online tool. You know, click on Edit, then click on Find (on this page) and it pulls up a little window. You type in the word or phrase and hit search. It finds what you are looking for quickly and painlessly. I can't tell you how many times I have searched a regular book for a quote and wished the book had that button. Must be a postmodern thing.

8) ONE HOMESCHOOLING CATALOGUE YOU ENJOY READING
I really don't read them. I collect them, thinking I will need them, and then I end up going online to look for what I want. I did enjoy the Elijah Company catalog while it was around, though.

9) ONE HOMESCHOOLING WEBSITE YOU USE REGULARLY
Ambleside Online.

10) TAG FIVE OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS
Javamom

Dawn at Excelsior Warriors

Athena in a Minivan

HowGreatADebtor

Phyllis

5 comments:

HowGreatADebtor said...

Hi Mother Auma :)

Thanks for the tag... I'll follow up tomorrow, I hope.

Monday, Aug. 28 was going to be our official first day of school, HOWEVER, I mentioned casually to my Better Half that we won't get the trim on the house painted after we start school and he issued an ultimatum:

NO SCHOOL UNTIL THE TRIM ON THE HOUSE IS PAINTED. Paint buckets, here we come!

Where has the summer gone?

athenainaminivan said...

I am doing this today. Thank you for the tag. I love the new blog. I just could not get Homeschoolblogger to let me log in and make comments. I am glad you switched.

Mother Auma said...

Yay! I'm glad you can get in here. I like reading your comments. :o)

Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Our answers are a lot alike. Um, great minds..., right?

Phyllis said...

I finally saw this and did it. :-)