Thursday, February 9, 2012

Planning for next year, already

     Come February, my homeschooling steam starts running pretty low.  That's when I start planning for next year, in order to get that "big picture" in front of me again.  Figuring out what books I need to buy, what additional resources I need to line up, and etc.  This is the stuff I love.  I could plan and research forever.
     In searching for Marco Polo resources tonight, I came across a wonderful film called In The Footsteps of Marco Polo I will definitely be using this as part of our Marco Polo geography studies, but I am wondering what else to do.  I like this Marco Polo book, by Demi, but I am still searching for blank maps of that area similar to the ones BF books has for the Holling books.  Does anyone know if one exists?  You would think, considering how many people study Marco Polo's travels that someone would make one.  Hmmm... maybe that's a summer project for me to do. 
     I have also been getting all the AO books for year 3, that are available, downloaded to my kindle.  I like actual books best, but boy! you can't beat free books.  I love my kindle for getting all those free or cheap classics, but as far as buying regular priced books on it; no thank you.  The way I see it, a kindle book is just on loan.  If you can't give it away, sell it or loan it out to whoever you want, than you don't really own it.
     Speaking of kindle books; a book I have recently fallen in love with (and have on my kindle) is Grammar-Land.  What a great little book!  I am definitely going through this with Anna next year.  I also love the fact that you can get free worksheets to go along with it.  I already have them all printed out and hole punched.  How's that for planning ahead? 
     I am tired.  I know I should go to bed, but Dave is working late- again. Blah.  After spell-checking my post, I know I need to go to bed.  This might be a record amount of typos for me.  I think I even spelt "year" backwards.


  1. Came upon your blog through and an Ambleside yahoo group that I mostly lurk into. I have learned so much from the veteran home schooling families there. I have a 9 yr old and just turned 5 yr old twins, all boys. You have a lovely blog. I too love the rhythm ideas of Waldorf. We do not follow any particular curriculum--- a little of this and a little of that. I have your blog book marked and look forward to following. Our family has a blog too. It has been a little neglected over the last 6 months. I have missed blogging and hoping to get more posts up with more about our home schooling journey. Thank you and many blessings.

  2. Forgot to give the link to our blog:

  3. Thanks! I checked out your blog. Your boys are very cute. :)