Curriculum Sale Blog Hop

Today I am joining Jessica at Shower of Roses for her 3rd Annual Curriculum Sale Blog Hop. I hope that you are able to find something you need to bless your family this school year. Please ask any questions you may have. All prices are for the items only. I will add shipping based on the weight of the items and the zip code. When I get your information, I will send you quotes for media mail and priority mail, so you can decide what’s best for your family. All items will be sold on a first contact basis. I will let you know if an item is pending when you contact me. I will also come back and update this post as items are pending or sold. Payment can be made through paypal.

On to the books:

* Home School in the Woods Time Travelers New World Explorers CD (Gr. 3-8) – Like new, minimal light marks on CD underside, works well. $18 (SOLD)

* Faith & Life Book 3: Our Life with Jesus, Revised Edition, Textbook – used condition, some marks on cover. $5

Faith & Life Book 3

* Faith & Life Book 4: Jesus Our Guide, Revised Edition, Textbook,  Activity book, & Teacher’s Manual – textbook is used & has some marks on the cover, activity book has some erased writing on the first couple of pages, teacher’s manual has some shelf-ware but looks great. All three for $20 (SOLD)

* Getty & Dubay Italic Handwriting Workbook, Level F – some shelf-wear, but no writing. $5 (SALE PENDING)

Getty & Dubay Itallic Handwriting

* Artistic Pursuits – Cover says Grades K-3 Book Three, however it has lessons 1-23 from Book Three and lessons 24-32 are from Book Two. This book was bound incorrectly, but if you haven’t done book two yet, it would still be a great book with great lessons and activities. $20 (SOLD)

* Artistic Pursuits – Grades 4-6 Book One – The Elements of Art and Composition – Edges show a little wear, but otherwise great condition. $28 (SOLD)

* Singapore Math, Primary Mathematics, Teacher’s Guide 6B For U.S. Edition and 3rd Edition by Singapore Math, Inc. Used condition. $10

Singapore Math 6B Teacher

* Singapore Math, Primary Mathematics, 6A Textbook, some wear, $7; 6A Workbook, never used, $9  – BOTH for $15 (SOLD)

* Singapore Math, Primary Mathematics, 6B Textbook, some wear, $7; 6B Workbook, never used, $9  – BOTH for $15 (SOLD)

* Math-U-See, Zeta, Teacher’s Manual. Comb binding has some broken pieces, but the book is still usable. The pages show a little wear. $10 (SOLD)

* All About Spelling, Level Four, shows some wear on edges. Includes book, word cards, sound cards, key cards, phonogram cards, lists & some pages from the student packet. $28 (SOLD)

* Apologia, Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology – Page 147 came torn from the publisher only we didn’t realize it until we got there. A third of the page is missing, however page 148 is a blank page and 147 is a project. The only thing missing is one photograph. No text, instructions, or materials are missing. The ability to complete the project is not hindered in any way. The rest of the book is in really good condition. $28 (SOLD)

* Geography A Literature Approach: A Guide to Using Holling C. Holling Books, 1995, Beautiful Feet Books. Some check marks and writing inside, some erased, one page has a green mark on it. $2 (SALE PENDING)

Holling C. Holling GeographyGeography

* My Path to Heaven: A Young Person’s Guide to the Faith, Sophia Institute Press. Great condition. $5 (SOLD)

* The Aeneid for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church, shows some wear. $3 (SOLD)

* Lingua Mater Intermediate Language Lessons, Emma Serl, Hillside Education. Lesson 103-105 are on one page that got wet w/water and are wrinkled, but legible. Some stray marks, but otherwise good. This book has 300 lessons in it and is designed to be used over the course of 2-3. (Gr 4-6) Retails for $46.95, asking $20 (SOLD)

 

Thank you! I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has to offer!

First Day of Homeschool

Let’s try this again. I’m a little less stressed than I was last night (or early this morning) when I apparently deleted my entire post about our day. I still have no idea how I did it, but life goes on.

Our first day this year went very well. They enjoyed their new school supplies – personal dry erase board, notebooks, long floppy erasers, and a little gift. LegoFan got a box of erasers shaped like puzzle pieces (He loves the Autism Speaks logo!); and Diva got a mini notebook and pen, decorated with butterflies.

Then we had one of their favorite dishes for breakfast: French Toast! While I”m sure it has a bit too much sugar on it, I didn’t hear any complaints!

Then, before the academics began, we started both our year and the day with a little scripture. We decided that we would read one Psalm a day, in order, and the Proverb chapter that coordinated with the date. (We actually skipped #5 as I did not feel it was appropriate for young kids getting ready to start school!)

On to academics! For history we do <a href="Click here to visit RC History.” target=”_blank”>RC History and love it! I cannot say enough good things about this program. We have completed Volumes One and Two; and are currently working on Volume Three.  It’s great to know that all the living books suggested in the program have been pre-screened; so I’m not afraid to give either child any book on the list. We are working at the Grammar Stage now, but it’s set up so that we can spiral back through and delve deeper into history as the children get older.

This week, so far, they have done two map exercises. I don’t expect them to know how to fill everything in at this point so we talk about it and they fill in the important boundaries, names, rivers, etc. Then they get to color! We use Knowledge Quest’s Blackline Maps for the ancient world and the Americas.

We also learned a little bit about a couple of saints from the same time period. One was St. Anthony who is said to have been blessed by a visit from the Infant Jesus.

The second one was St. Hyacinth who was saving the Holy Eucharist from and invasion when he heard the Blessed Mother call out for him to save her statue as well. Apparently, this statue was much too heavy for him to carry, but it became miraculously weightless as he carried it out of the church. All were safe from the attack.

Science is Exploring Creation Through Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day. We’ve been through their Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1, and Zoology 2 courses as well. The kids enjoy the short lessons and activities; and I enjoy the fact that God and His creation are at the center of the program.

For Language Arts, Diva is finishing up with First Language Lessons of the Well-Trained Mind, Level 4; but since there is no Level 5, we had to find something else for LegoFan. What we found was Lingua Mater. We haven’t started it yet, so I’ll have to report on that a bit later.

Our spelling program is also amazing: All About Spelling. This program works great for LegoFan who had Asperger’s and ADHD; as it is a multi-sensory program. He gets to learn to spell words through magnetic tiles, color-coded cards, speaking, and writing. Diva likes all the different activities too. In fact, this program has eliminated many of the, “Mama, how do you spell…?” questions.

Math is Singapore Math. The spiral format, again, is great for LegoFan as he gets just the right amount of one topic and then moves on to another one. With each book, they delve deeper into the various skills.

We are also doing Art (Artistic Pursuits), Music (Classics For Kids – Free online course), Religion (Faith and Life), French (a free program from the BBC), Geography (using Holling C Holling’s books), and an introduction to Shakespeare. It’s a full year, but the kids and I are looking forward to it!

We found, and are following, a curriculum put together by Michele Quigley and Kathryn Faulkner called Mater Amabilis. I wish I would have found this curriculum earlier.

But back to our day… after the academics were complete, we had a dinner of the children’s choosing – pizza!

All in all, it was a very good beginning to our school year. After their prayers, they each told me that that they enjoyed their day; and that they were looking forward to more. That sounds like a first day of school success!

This post is being linked to Building Our Homes Together and Women Living Well – hop on over to see what these other ladies are doing this week! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links; and they are all for books we have actually used and enjoyed.