Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blog Cruise: These Are A Few of My Favorite Things



This week's Blog Cruise question asks, "What are your favorite resources for the ages and grades that you are teaching?".This is a great opportunity to share links to favorites without needing to find the time for full reviews!  Here is my current list, always changing as I discover more great products.

TruthQuest History
(I like for grades 3-12, Egypt through Age of Revolution III)

Teaching Textbooks
(My favorite for grades 3-7)

Life of Fred Algebra & Advanced Algebra
(We've used this for grades 9 & 10)

Sonlight Core 300
(Currently using for grade 10)

(high school)

Scribblenauts DS Game
(Spelling practice! My grades 3-10 all enjoy it)

StartWrite Handwriting Software
(Grade K-12, using for 3-8th grade. I printed off Narnia quotes to go with our Narnia unit study.  Love the flexibility!)

Homeschool in the Woods Timeline Book & Figures
(Have used this for years, grades K-12.  LOVE this, awesome quality!)

Good books!  I love to read and I want my kids to love to read, so I can't leave a favorite resource list without mentioning BOOKS.  I am a proud bibliophile and I'd like to encourage that in my children, so I saved some money from my school budget to allow them to go to the bookstore and choose their own books.  I have a love affair with my local bookstore and I'd love to pass that down to my children.  My all-time favorite resource has to be real, living, yummy, lose yourself in another world books. 
 
What is your favorite resource?  Please share in the comments section. I'd love to hear from you!



11 comments:

Heidi said...

I might just have to pick up Scribblenauts. I had been eyeballing it a while ago wondering if it might help in the spelling area. I think I recently saw it in the Scholastic Book Club catalog! Off to go look...

Debra said...

Oh, of course. I just posted the same title...

Okay, well, minus the "Blog Cruise" part.

Yikes.

TerriG said...

My kids lent out scribblenauts, I'll have to fetch it back, I remember being fascinated by it.

My favorite homeschool things:
Sonlight K, 1, 2
Math U See
Prairie Primer
Schoolhouse Rock

Michelle Smith said...

Thanks for sharing your favorites. We just started with Life of Fred math this year and so far we like it. I'm still mulling over my favorites. :)

Firefly Mom said...

The online workshops through the Lukeion Project! The husband & wife team were archaeologists and worked on ancient Greek and Roman sites (including Troy) and now put on workshops for middle schoolers and full on classes for high schoolers. (They also homeschooled their own kids). My son has taken 4 - 5 of them so far, and has loved every one.

Elinette said...

We are looking to begin our journey with Sonlight next year. Glad to hear it's one of you favorites.

Stopping by on the blog walk.

Anonymous said...

Just out on my blog walk this morning...you have a lot of the same favorites as I do! My son, 10 at the time, came to me and told me that his spelling was improving because he was playing Scribblenauts! If he didn't spell things correctly, he couldn't get the item! Who knew? :)

Guiding Light said...

Hey there. I haven't checked in to this weeks blog cruise...guess I should get on that, huh? LOL Love your post tho!

All American x5 said...

Stopping by from the blog walk.

I have been looking at Life of Fred and it seems to be a great selling homeschooling item.

Great blog.

Now following and looking forward to reading your reviews.

Kimberly said...

We love Teaching Textbooks too!
A question for all of us, did we all have the song "My Favourite Things" going through our heads when we wrote our blog post titles? LOL.

One gamer mom to another,
Kimberly

Vickie said...

I just looked up Scribblenauts for my iTouch...woohoo!!! I'll have to check into this for the kids for Christmas too.

Great post!

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