Monday, September 19, 2011

Home School meme.

Thanks so much Vicky, for tagging me for the home school meme.

One Homeschool Book You've Enjoyed.  

My favourite would have to be Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum.  This book would have to be the one that helped me the most when I first started home school. I would say this is the book that gave me the confidence that I could educate my children myself. 

One Resource You Wouldn't Be Without. 

I think the internet would have to be the one. I keep in touch with other home school families and have loads of bookmarks with resources. 

One Resource You Wish You'd Never Bought. 

Not really sure if I can think of one. I cannot think of anything we have bought and not used. There have been programs that I have bought and thought I won't get this again simply because the program hasn't been suited to my children's way of learning. 

One Resource You Liked Last Year. 

I loved the Tutor System. I will be using it again next year for Christopher I think. 

One Resource You'll Be Using Next Year. 

The Tutor System and The Phonetic Zoo. The Phonetic Zoo is a spelling program. Right from the start of home schooling, I have really struggled with how to teach the children how to spell. In May this year, I did a search for something new and came across The Phonetic Zoo. I bought it and we started it straight away. It is by far the best spelling program we have had. Tom and Amelia both said they hated this program but the results were fantastic. They really learnt words and remembered them. 

One Resource You'd Like To Buy. 

An I Pad or Android Tablet. 

One Resource You Wish Existed. 

I don't think there is any resource that I have wanted and haven't been able to find. I do wish though there were more home school families that lived close by. I really like the idea of doing activities with other home school families. 

One Homeschooling Catalogue You Enjoy Reading.  

I don't have any home school catalogues. 

One Homeschool Site You Visit Regularly. 

All the home school blogs that are in my reader. 

I am not going to tag any other bloggers since this meme has been going around a bit. If you want to do the meme and haven't been tagged, let me know in the comment box and I am happy to tag you for it. 

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