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What should I spend them on? I think I'd like something homeschooling related.

 

I have the 2004 edition of TWTM. I don't feel I need to own the newest edition at this point. I can get it from the library if I want it (and I have).

 

I have The Latin-Centered Curriculum. (Thank you to whoever posted that on Paperback Swap! And in like-new condition too!)

 

I have read numerous how-to/about homeschooling books, so I don't need more of those.

 

I would like Liping Ma's book, but it's not on PBS.

 

Actual curriculum/textbooks/workbooks would be fine too. I just want to spend my credits!

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I'll be :bigear: as I have 2 credits, too! LOL

 

Have you read And The Skylark Sings With Me? It's pretty good--a memoir of a first year homeschooling dad and his gifted daughter (more of an unschooling bent, I think).

 

How about Pocketful of Pinecones and its sequel? Love that one.

 

Don't know if they are available.

 

Is there a period of history you'd like to know better? Maybe something to flesh out something you have to teach coming up but may need more info on?

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I'll be :bigear: as I have 2 credits, too! LOL

 

Have you read And The Skylark Sings With Me? It's pretty good--a memoir of a first year homeschooling dad and his gifted daughter (more of an unschooling bent, I think).

 

How about Pocketful of Pinecones and its sequel? Love that one.

 

Don't know if they are available.

I looked up the Skylark book--doesn't look like something I'd be interested in.

 

Pocketful of Pinecones looks interesting, but not available at PBS. It's been a while since I read A Charlotte Mason Companion, and it looked promising, but since then I discovered TWTM and decided the Charlotte Mason method wasn't for me. :) Even though I like some aspects of it, I'm afraid I'd relax too much. I have too much trouble with that already.

 

Is there a period of history you'd like to know better? Maybe something to flesh out something you have to teach coming up but may need more info on?

 

We are working on ancient history right now. We're using SOTW 1 and are a little behind. We'll probably just read the chapters and not do much of the activities until we catch up. I've had my fill of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. :) The next chapter is ancient China. Looking at the table of contents, coming up is Africa, more Egypt, Phoenicians, Assyria, Babylon, Greeks and Romans. Middle Ages is next year <--my favorite period of history.

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How about picking a couple of history supplement books from this list:

http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/history.htm

Thanks! Here's the list for Middle Ages in Europe:

Adam of the Road by Gray (SL)

Adventures & Discoveries of Marco Polo 1300's (Landmark) (medium)

Augustine Came to Kent by Willard (medium)

Brendan the Navigator by Fritz (medium)

Cadfael series by Peters (adult) (older)

Chief of the Cossacks (Landmark) (medium)

Crusades by Anthony West 1100's (Landmark) (medium)

Door in the Wall by de Angeli (SL)

The Dragon and the Raven: Or the Days of King Alfred by GA Henty (older)

Fall of Constantinople (Landmark) (medium)

Gabriel and the Hour Book (a lovely OOP book) (older)

Genghis Kahn & the Mongol Horde by Harold Lamb 1200 (Landmark) (medium)

Great and Terrible Quest by (medium)

Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanore Jewett (older)

If You Lived in the Days of the Knights by Ann McGovern

In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce by GA Henty (older)

Innocent Wayfaring by Chute (older)

Ivanhoe by Scott (older)

Jackaroo by Voight (older)

Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley

Joan of Arc by Nancy Wilson Ross 1400's (Landmark) (medium)

King Alfred the Great by Johnson (older)

King Arthur & His Knights by Mabel Louise Robinson 500 AD (Landmark) (medium)

Knights & Castles in Usborne's Time Traveler set (picture)

Magna Charta by James Daugherty 1215 (Landmark) (medium)

Making of a Knight (Veritas) (medium)

Medieval Feast by Aliki (picture)

Minstrel in the Tower by Skurzynski (SL)

Mongols by Nicholson (older)

Otto of the Silver Hand by Pyle (a big favorite)

Parcel of Patterns by Walsh (SL)

Pendragon series by Lawhead (older) (preview)

Red Keep by Allen French (older)

Robin Hood by McGovern (SL)

Robin Hood by Pyle (older)

Saint George for England: Hundred Years War by GA Henty (older)

Scottish Chiefs by Porter (older)

Secret Beyond the Mountains by Ritchie (older)

Sign of the Green Falcon by Harness (older)

Sir Gewain and the Green Knight by Tolkein (older)

Son of Charlemagne by Willard (older)

Sons of the Steppe by Baumann (older)

Story of King Arthur by Howard Pyle

Striped Ships by McGraw (about the making of the Bayeaux Tapestry) (older)

Sword in the Stone (various versions)

Trumpeter of Krakow by Kelly (older)

Viking Raiders in Usborne's Time Traveler set (picture)

Vikings by Elizabeth Janeway 800 AD and on (Landmark) (medium)

We Were There With Richard the Lionhearted (medium)

White Stag by Seredy (medium)

William the Conqueror by Thomas B. Costain 1040 AD (Landmark) (medium)

Winning His Spurs: Crusades by GA Henty (older)

Writing on the Hearth by Harness (older)

Wulf the Saxon: Norman Conquest by GA Henty (older)

 

Any recommendations? I'd like a Robin Hood book, I think. Anyone have a favorite for a read aloud?

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Adam of the Road is very good--

Do you have Castle Diary and Pirate Diary? Both keepers--probably not available, tho, and easy to find in the library.

 

PPS just seems to go thru phases--I can never find Sonlight books there. Any of the Laurie Carlson (think that is her name) books--Old Testament Days, Colonial Days, etc. are good activity books.

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I picked The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (There so many different printings, but I assume the text is the same. I picked one with a nice looking cover).

 

Still looking for another book. Maybe King Arthur stories.

 

Are we friends on PBS? Calicokat there too.

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What should I spend them on? I think I'd like something homeschooling related.

 

I have the 2004 edition of TWTM. I don't feel I need to own the newest edition at this point. I can get it from the library if I want it (and I have).

 

I have The Latin-Centered Curriculum. (Thank you to whoever posted that on Paperback Swap! And in like-new condition too!)

 

I have read numerous how-to/about homeschooling books, so I don't need more of those.

 

I would like Liping Ma's book, but it's not on PBS.

 

Actual curriculum/textbooks/workbooks would be fine too. I just want to spend my credits!

 

I just noticed that there are several Ruth Beechick books listed.

 

I recently picked up a book of Easter stories and a collection of fantasy work that may have inspired Tolkien.

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