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So in typical, ooh shiny thing fashion, I was reading a book where the author was talking about training your children in the ways of god and was talking about books about character training.   This was the last thing I read before going to bed last night.   So of course, the first thing I do when I get up this AM is start looking for books on ebay and amazon.   I’m not finding much.  Then I remember that Catholic Heritage Curriculum has a bunch of preschool stuff that I’ve been drooling over.  Does this sound like anyone else?  Am I the only one that does this?

Anyway, so I buy a bunch of stuff from them for my soon to be 3 year old.  I purchased the Preschool/Kindergarten lesson plans and a bunch of books that are very, well, it can be school without feeling like school.  Specifically, I bought:

Devotional Stories for Little Folks
My Jesus and I (Teacher’s Guide)
Who Am I? Religion Series (Teacher’s Manual)
My Jesus and I (Booklet)
I Can Find Numbers and Shapes
I Can Find Letter Sounds
Who Am I? Religion Series (Workbook A (age 3))
Mother’s Little Helper
Making Music Praying Twice (Complete Set of 5 CDS, 5 Songbooks, and Teacher’s Manual)
Little Book of Saints (Volume 1)
My Little Missal
Eloise Wilkin Stories

As you can see it is mostly storybooks that I can read to DD while I am nursing the new baby.  There was another set of books I wanted, but they are currently out; I’ll have to get them next time.  I also got out Little Saints: A Catholic Preschool Program.  I purchased that last summer, but it was a little over her head.  I think she will do fine this year, though.

The other thing that I finally got off my butt and did was figured out my Artist and Composer schedule for the year.   I always wanted to have more of an appreciation of art & music but wasn’t really taught much in school.  I found some awesome artist board books at the library and I have a set of CD’s by Masters of Classical Music and figured we’d just look and listen to a different person each month and maybe talk a little about them.   As she (they) get older we can do more, but she is only 2-1/2 :).   Frankly, I’m looking forward to being able to identify music by composers myself!   I’ll share that schedule & any resources I find later.

Does anyone have a good preschool resource for Michaelangelo and/or DaVinci? Those are the only two I wanted that I can’t find anything for.

4 Comments on Homeschool Curriculum 2010-2011

  1. jen
    16 July 2010 at 9:32 AM (13 years ago)

    So while putting together this schedule, I decided that I would prefer to use the Hands on Homeschool I bought a while ago and save Little Hearts for next year. I figured HOH would be easier while we have a little baby around and I MIGHT even get through it. Anyone else ever hold off on certain materials when they looked at the amount of work involved?


  2. StraderSpiel
    9 July 2010 at 7:55 AM (13 years ago)

    Veritas Press has some great books on the great artists that they include with their Kindergarten program, but a good book can be enjoyed at any age!

    As for composers, have you seen Classical Magic? I have all 3 volumes and if you are wanting to learning the composers yourself, there really is no better product. Each book comes with a CD and puts lyrics to the most famous classical themes that include the name of the composer and the name of the song. The book has a biography of each composer as well. We use it all the time in our homeschool. I can’t recommend it enough!


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