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:
I am especially interested in the Genevieve Foster books.
And then there is this site, more oriented towards schools:
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.
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?)