Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The King's Daughters and Other Stories for Girls is used for the character study in Training Daughters to Be Keepers at Home book. It is character stories from another time period. So far the two stories we have read instill that chores are a pleasant part of life and that they help lift our spirits and make life more enjoyable. There are several stories in the book and it is also available as a free download on Gutenberg. The stories are about 7 pages long (when copied and pasted into a word document) and simple to understand with nice line drawings throughout the story.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Training Daughters to be Keepers at Home

For a post on this book and another series I plan to use with my girls click here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Living Books Year 5

One box of books has arrived and I've spent a lot of time trying to decide what I still need to order. Today, I ordered the Living Books Curriculum Grade 5 Teaching Guide. I ordered the instant download so that I could begin looking through it to see what I still needed to purchase. Many of the books for Grade Five are available through Rainbow Resource, while others are available at my library. I'm also trying to use the Bluedorn's Teaching the Trivium Method. The two actually mesh more than you might think, even though Teaching the Trivium is a classic style of home school. For your convenience, I'm listing the books available through Rainbow Resource that are required in Grade 5. There may be more, but I didn't check to see if they had books that are available at my library.

Old Fashioned Farm Life
World in a Drop of Water
Joseph Haydn: The Merry Little Peasant
Mozart: Wonder Boy
Prudence and the Millers + workbook
I, Juan De Pareja
Handbook of Nature Study
Bible Smuggler
Man Who Laid the Egg
Thunderstorm in the Church
Exploring the World of Physics
Sowers-George Frideric Handel
Who in the World was the Forgotten Explorer?
Shakespeare Stealer
Helen Keller

In addition I ordered:
Training Our Daughters to Be Keepers at Home (for handicraft)
Mr. Pipes & Psalms & Hymns of the Reformation