Don’t Tempt Me!

I took some time tonight to go through some of the e-mails I’d been saving, adding them to my long list of “homeschool resources.”

Here is a site with some lovely old books:

Beautiful Feet

I am especially interested in the Genevieve Foster books.

And then there is this site, more oriented towards schools:

Tool Factory

There is more cool software on Tool Factory than I could use in a lifetime. And I can’t find any of it used.

I cannot, however, afford to buy anything right now, as we *really* want to buy a new house, so every dollar counts. (Also, we are on a very high-veg, low-starch diet right now, and it is much more expensive than it should be. I don’t know enough about farm subsidies to have a strong opinion, but it does seem to me we could subsidize healthier — er, more healthful — crops, at least.)

So here is something free.

Short videos on study skills and time management from McMaster University.

I have not had a chance to look at any videos, but the list is appealing, at least.

In other news:

I have a brand new niece — woo hoo! I am thinking that we will try to take many homeschool field trips to her house, and play with her and carry her around so her mama can catch a nap. Or at least, that is what I’d like to do.

The Folk of the Faraway Tree is killing me. My husband does the funniest voices — he should have done puppets on Mr. Rogers. I sit in my office and listen to him read to Victoria.

Violet’s bedtime reading has been Lord of the Rings. She tried it last summer but couldn’t quite get into it. But now . . . She’s Into It. They just finished the 1st volume, so we watched part of the first movie. Of course she is full of observations about what’s been left out, and she tries very had to tell us that the movie is Not That Scary. I wish I could take her to see it on the big screen — scared me half to death!

I am not reading anything — I read the last two Harry Potters and Wuthering Heights recently, and now I am stalled out again. But I don’t want to buy any books! (Oh, did I mention that I am avoiding the library for the fines?)



Filed under Curriculum, Family Fun

3 responses to “Don’t Tempt Me!

  1. I think the Genevieve Foster books might be good for Victoria, but I don’t know if Violet will find them satisfactory.

    Rose LOVED the first volume of LOTR but somehow we never continued on with the next part. I doubt she could handle the movie. I wish you bought a house next door to us so our girls could discuss LOTR and … well lots of things. đŸ˜‰

  2. There is lots of free reading material on the internet, though it’s not as convenient as a book. I also purchase “used” when I can. As long as “used”, plus shipping, is several dollars less. I also go to the second-hand book store. The problem with that is that they don’t usually have what I want, and I buy something else. I prefer the library that allows renewal online. I hope you find the home you want.

  3. Laura

    the library will let you add teacher status to you card, and then the only thing that will have fines are DVDs, and you can have up to 50 holds instead of only 10. Just ask at the info desk.

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