Friday, March 24, 2006

Warning: Curricula talk in this post.

So I finally got around to ordering the last of this year's curricula last week. This is the first thing I have received: How to Speak Politely and Why by Munro Leaf. This is such a sweet book. And no, it isn't too young for my kids. I think all of us, no matter what our age, can be helped by this book. My own usage of our language (yeah, wanna, gonna, etc.) needs some improvement.

Here's what's coming, in no particular order: CW Homer Instructor's guide and 2 workbooks. I know, I know, it hasn't been long since I bought Classical Composition, and never used it. I just do not feel confident in my study of progymnasmata/rhetoric/socratic dialog enough to teach this one. The point of using CC instead of CW was that we could get through all 14 progym. in 2 years. I guess I am just going to have to let go a bit, and go with CW, where with the help of the workbooks, I think I can do this. Now, does anyone I know need CC? I have enough for 2 students.

I bought an extra workbook for MathUSee Epsilon. I had thought the kids would breeze through this, and they could just share the textbook like they have in the past, but not so. They are really struggling right now with multiplication of fractions.

I also ordered the bundle for Latin for Children Primer B, and an extra activity book. Kids have watched the last video lesson, and are reviewing Primer A now. We will take MomBob's advice and do the chant cd all the way through this week for our end of the book review.

Also put in an Amazon order. Henle Latin Grammar, How to Behave and Why, also written by Munro Leaf, and Logical Thinking Skills, a book recommended by Jill, OK in VA, aka Crib Chickie Extraordinaire. Hopefully, this will do it for buying books for a little while. We have tons of good fiction and literature choices in the basement library now, we just need to get through the texts asap now.

1 comment:

Maribel said...


I just found your blog, and read your post on curriculum. You mentioned you are buying "Logical Thinking Skills". Do you know what age it's geared to?

thank you,