Friday, September 16, 2011

Rare Event Here: Homeschooling Meme

1.  One homeschooling book you have enjoyed -

I'm cheating: it's a six volume set which technically you could format into one humongous book:  The Original Homeschool Series by Charlotte Mason

2.  One resource you wouldn't be without -

One? Be serious!

Cyberfriends who either get autism, get homeschooling, or get what it means to have a relationship with Christ

3.  One resource you wish you had never bought -

Computerized homeschooling software I used over ten years ago, so long ago, I cannot remember the name of it

4.  One resource you enjoyed last year -
It's a tie between my Mac (I've joined the dark side of the force) and the authors of unpublished framework papers (the basis for a book to be published somewhere over the rainbow) who helped me better understand Charlotte Mason's ideas

5.  One resource you will be using next year -

A local Charlotte Mason study group - What a blessing that I've not had in all these years of homeschooling until now

6. One resource you would like to buy -

iPad version whatever

7.  One resource you wish existed -

I will quote my friend Nancy Kelly about a resource that I have wished a long time ago and will exist sometime in the near future:

Non-profit ChildLightUSA Developing New Mason Curriculum  
Dedicated to recovering and promoting Charlotte Mason's educational theories and practices, ChildLightUSA is developing a curriculum meticulously modeled after what Mason describes in her six volumes. A seven-member Design Team is changing the current paradigm of education, collaborating on a rich, modern and flexible K-12 Mason curriculum. This new curriculum will feature Mason distinctives such as 18 subjects per grade level for use in various educational venues including public, charter, private and web-based learning communities. The projected release date is fall of 2012.

8. One homeschool catalog you enjoy reading -

None but I do find books reasonably priced at Paperbackswap, Librivox, Baldwin, and Best Web Buys.

9.  One homeschool website you use regularly -

Even though we are piloting a different Mason curriculum right now, I still go back to the old standby
Ambleside Online for information and to help other homeschoolers.

10. Tag six other homeschoolers -
Queen Mum
Black Pearl Academy
Mrs. C

1 comment:

Nancy Kelly said...

Thanks for playing, Tammy!

Admiration, Hope and Love,