4.03.2016

Mission Accomplished!

Since the summer of 2013, I've been on a mission.

As I wrote in a September post that year:

[I've become] deeply convicted that I am no longer to sell anything of value in terms of children's education - not curriculum, not other educational resources, and not even children's literature. Instead, I'm going to save and store everything I have worth keeping. ...I'm also working to find room in our budget to re-purchase copies of good material I've sold in the past, all of which I'll pack up into totes [for the girls to use with their children in due time]... I may end up with rows of totes stacked floor-to-ceiling, but I don't care.

Ultimately, I agree with Carole Joy Seid, who teaches that any parent can successfully homeschool with just a Bible, a library card, and a math book. But, since I've used curriculum of various sorts over the years and am able to hold onto it if I'd like, I've been on a mission to keep rather than resell the good resources we have; to regain solid material I'd previously sold; and to fill in with a few things I've learned of since launching The Homeschool Resource Roadmap. My goal has been to provide my girls with quality material to use with their children no matter what happens to educational resources over the next couple of decades. I obviously can't purchase multiple copies of most things, so they'll have to share. And they may each find some good resources to supplement what I've been able to collect; in fact, I'll be continuing to add more literature and a few other high school-level resources over the next few years. But my hope has been to gather a basic but complete "homeschooling trousseau" for all ages - a means of blessing my daughters and their husbands as they will undertake the task of educating their own children - so they won't need to add a thing if they don't want to.

And today I am thrilled to report that I have (almost entirely) accomplished what I set out to do! Yes, other than a few more high school-level resources - which I'll add during the girls' high school years - the trousseau is now complete!

In the coming months, I'll write some "planning" posts about each content area - i.e., sharing how I used and/or would recommend using these materials. And I'll continu to add to this list as I get new resources. For now, though, I'll simply share my inventory list:

BIBLE/CHRISTIAN LIVING

66 Books, One Story: A Guide to Every Book of the Bible - Reynolds, Paul
100 Most Important Events in Christian History, The - Curtis, A, Kenneth, et. al
131 Christians Everyone Should Know - Galli, Mark
Answers Books for Kids, Volumes 1-4
Bible Knowledge Commentary, The: New Testament - Walvoord, John F. & Roy B. Zuck
Bible Knowledge Commentary, The: Old Testament - Walvoord, John F. & Roy B. Zuck
Cat and Dog Theology: Year 1 - UnveilinGLORY
Child’s Story Bible, The - Vos, Catherine (2 copies)
Egermeier’s Bible Story Book - Egermeier, Elsie (2 copies)
How Should We Then Live? - Schaeffer, Dr. Francis
How Should We Then Live? DVD Series - Schaeffer, Dr. Francis
Leading Little Ones to God: A Child's Book of Bible Teachings - Schoolland, Marian M.
New Answers Book Set, Volumes 1-4
New Answers, DVD Series, Volumes 1-3
New Inductive Study Series, The - Arthur, Kay *
One Year Christian History, The - Rusten, E. Michael & Sharon O. Rusten
On This Day in Christian History: 365 Amazing and Inspiring Stories... - Morgan, Robert J.
Picture-Smart Bible, The: New Testament - Peters, Dan & Juanene
Picture-Smart Bible, The: Old Testament - Peters, Dan & Juanene
This Day in Christian History: 366 Compelling Events... - Curtis, A. Kenneth & Daniel Graves
Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions... - Meade, Starr

MATH

City Creek Press: Addition the Fun Way: Addition Book for Kids *
City Creek Press: Addition the Fun Way: Addition Clue Cards *
City Creek Press: Addition the Fun Way: Subtraction Cards *
City Creek Press: Times Tables the Fun Way: Times Book for Kids *
City Creek Press: Times Tables the Fun Way: Division Cards *
City Creek Press: Times Tables the Fun Way: Times Clue Cards *
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: 7,000 Multiplication Problems Practice Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: 10,000 Addition Problems Practice Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: 10,000 Subtraction Problems Practice Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Addition Facts Practice Book
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Decimals Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Division Facts Practice Book
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Fractions Decimals & Percents Math Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Factions Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Master Long Division Practice Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Master Long Division with Remainders Practice Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Mixed Fraction Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Multiplication Facts Practice Book
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Negative Numbers Workbook
Improve Your Math Fluency Series: Subtraction Facts Practice Book
Key to... Series: Algebra
Life of Fred: Statistics
Math Facts for Copywork - Queen Homeschool

READING 

Phonics/Skill Development & Practice
Amish Pathway Readers: Learning Through Sounds, Book 1 (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Learning Through Sounds, Book 2  (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Learning Through Sounds Teacher's Edition (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Before We Read Teacher's Edition (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Before We Read Workbook (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: First Steps Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Days Go By Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: More Days Go By Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Busy Times Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: More Busy Times Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Climbing Higher Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: New Friends Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: New Friends Teacher's Edition (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: New Friends Workbook (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: More New Friends Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: More New Friends Teacher's Edition (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: More New Friends Workbook (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Building Our Lives Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Building Our Lives Teacher's Edition (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Building Our Lives Workbook (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Living Together Reader  (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Living Together Teacher's Edition (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Living Together Workbook (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Step by Step Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Step by Step Teacher's Edition (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Step by Step Workbook (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Seeking True Values Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Seeking True Values Teacher's Edition (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Seeking True Values Workbook (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Our Heritage Reader (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Our Heritage Teacher's Edition (2 copies)
Amish Pathway Readers: Our Heritage Workbook (2 copies)

Literature/Literary Analysis
BOOKS, BOOKS, AND MORE BOOKS! - all levels, all twaddle-free *
All Through the Ages - Miller, Christine
Book Projects to Send Home: Grade 1 - Sanders, Lori & Linda Kimble *
Book Projects to Send Home: Grade 2 - Sanders, Lori & Linda Kimble *
Book Projects to Send Home: Grade 3 - Sanders, Lori & Linda Kimble *
Book Projects to Send Home: Grade 4 - Sanders, Lori & Linda Kimble *
Book Projects to Send Home: Grade 5 - Sanders, Lori & Linda Kimble *
Honey for a Child’s Heart - Hunt, Gladys
Honey for a Teen’s Heart - Hunt, Gladys
Invitation to the Classics - Guinness, Os & Louise Cowan
Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books - Reinke, Tony
Movies as Literature - Stout, Kathryn L.
Reader’s Odyssey, The - Luchsinger, Dena M.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Composition
Brave Writer: Help for High School
Brave Writer: The Writer’s Jungle
Cover Story Writing
Essay Styles for High School - Train Up a Child Publishing
Grading with a Purple Crayon - Luchsinger, Dena
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW): Student Writing Intensive A
Out of the Holding Tank - Luchsinger, Dena
Steps for Writing a Research Paper, The - Train Up a Child Publishing

Elocution/Speech
Jeub's Guide to Speech & Debate, 5th Edition - Jeub, Chris

Grammar
Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Truss, Lynne
King Alfred’s English - White, Laurie J.
Winston Grammar: Advanced Level
Winston Grammar: Basic Level

Penmanship
Inspirational Quotes: Inspiring Quotes for all Seasons - Stebbing, Barry
Pentime Penmanship: Grade 1, Book 1 (2 copies)
Pentime Penmanship: Grade 1, Book 2 (2 copies)
Pentime Penmanship: Grade 2 (2 copies)
Pentime Penmanship: Grade 3 (2 copies)
Pentime Penmanship: Grade 4 (2 copies)
Pentime Penmanship: Grade 5 (2 copies)
Pentime Penmanship: Grade 6 (2 copies)
Pentime Penmanship: Grade 7 (2 copies)
Pentime Penmanship: Grade 8 (2 copies)

Spelling
All About Spelling: Basic Spelling Interactive Kit
All About Spelling: Level 1
All About Spelling: Level 2
All About Spelling: Level 3
All About Spelling: Level 4
All About Spelling: Level 5
All About Spelling: Level 6
All About Spelling: Level 7
Natural Speller

Study Skills
Victus Study Skills

Vocabulary
Professor Charles Says...Learn English! - Sutherland, Charles W.
Rummy Roots Games: Vocabulary Building Games
Word Power Made Easy - Lewis, Norman

SCIENCE

Answers in Genesis: God's Design for Life Complete Series
Berean Builders: Science in the Ancient World 
Berean Builders: Science in the Scientific Revolution
Berean Builders: Science in the Age of Reason
Berean Builders: Book 5 *
Big Book of Play and Find Out Science Projects - VanCleave, Janice
Body of Evidence DVD Series
Creation Illustrated Magazine *
Discovering Nature Series: Every Herb Bearing Seed - Queen Homeschool
Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition
Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition Lapbook Journal
Friendly Chemistry
Go Science DVD Series, Volumes 1-6
Life of Fred: Chemistry
MEL Science *
Moody Science Classics Complete DVD Series

HISTORY+

American History
1620: Year of the Pilgrims - Foster, Genevieve
Abraham Lincoln's World - Foster, Genevieve
All American History Volume 1 Student Reader
All American History Volume 2 Student Reader
America’s Pioneers and Patriots - Emerson Caroline D.
Andrew Jackson: An Initial Biography - Foster, Genevieve
Child’s First Book of American History, A - Schenck Miers, Earl
Child’s Story of America, A - Christian Liberty Press
Finding a New Land - Christian Liberty Press
From Sea to Shining Sea - Marshall, Peter & David Manuel
George Washington's World - Foster, Genevieve
Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents Series - Venezia, Mike *
Guides to History Plus
 - Stout, Kathryn
History2U DVD Series (The American Testimony, etc.)
History of the American People, A - Johnson, Paul
History Stories for Children, 2nd Edition - Wayland, Dr. John
Light and the Glory, The - Marshall, Peter & David Manuel
Noble Rose Press His Story Paper Doll Collections
Our Presidents Rock - Turner, Juliette *
Patriot's History of the United States, A - Schweikart, Larry & Michael Allen
Patriot's Reader, The: Essential Documents for Every American - Schweikart, Larry
Sounding Forth the Trumpet - Marshall, Peter & David Manuel
State History from a Christian Perspective - Wisconsin
Stories of the Pilgrims - Pumphrey, Margaret B.
Story of the Thirteen Colonies, The - Guerber, H.A.
Story of the Great Republic, The - Guerber, H.A.
TruthQuest History: American History for Young Students II (1800-1865)
TruthQuest History: American History for Young Students III (1865-2000)
Turning Back the Pages of Time - Keller, Kathy
World of Capt. John Smith - Foster, Genevieve
World of William Penn - Foster, Genevieve
Year of the Horseless Carriage: 1801 - Foster, Genevieve

Civics
Civitas: The Government Card Game
Constitution Quest Game, The
Exploring Government
In the Constitution DVD Series
Our Constitution Rocks - Turner, Juliette *
We the People Fight Tyranny Game
WORLD Magazine *

Geography
Eat Your Way Around the World - Aramini, Jamie
Eat Your Way Through the USA - Pettit, Loree
Geography of the 50 States
How to Study the World - Prahl, Stephanie

World History
Annals of the World, The - Ussher, James
Augustus Caesar's World - Foster, Genevieve
Christians, The - 12 Volume Series
Mystery of History, The: Volume 1 - Creation to Resurrection
Mystery of History, The: Volume 2 - The Early Church and the Middle Ages
Mystery of History, The: Volume 3 - The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations
Mystery of History, The: Volume 4 - Wars of Independence to Modern Times
Noble Rose Press His Story Paper Doll Collections
Patriot's History of the Modern World, A: Vol. 1 - Schweikart, Larry
Patriot's History of the Modern World, A: Vol. 2 - Schweikart, Larry
Story of the Ancient World, The - Guerber, H.A.
Story of the Greeks, The - Guerber, H.A.
Story of the Romans, The - Guerber, H.A.
Story of the Middle Ages, The - Guerber, H.A.
Story of the Renaissance and Reformation, The - Guerber, H.A.
TruthQuest History: Beginnings - Creation/Old Testament/Ancients/Egypt
TruthQuest History: Ancient Greece
TruthQuest History: Ancient Rome
TruthQuest History: Middle Ages
TruthQuest History: Renaissance, Reformation & Exploration
TruthQuest History: Age of Revolution I (America/Europe, 1600-1800)
TruthQuest History: Age of Revolution II (America/Europe, 1800-1865)
TruthQuest History: Age of Revolution III (America/Europe, 1865-2000)
World of Columbus and Sons - Foster, Genevieve

ART

Artisan and Business Center Homeschool Art Program *
Artistic Pursuits: Early Elementary Book 1
Artistic Pursuits: Early Elementary Book 2
Artistic Pursuits: Early Elementary Book 3
Artistic Pursuits: Elementary Book 1
Artistic Pursuits: Elementary Book 2
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series - Venezia, Mike *
Masterpiece: The World's Greatest Paintings Art Collection *


MUSIC

Guitar
Bridges Guitar Repertoire and Etudes Preparatory Level
Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Book 1
Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Book 2
Hal Leonard Guitar Method Easy Pop Melodies
Hal Leonard Guitar Method Easy Pop Rhythms
Hal Leonard Guitar Method More Easy Pop Melodies
You're in the Band for Rhythm Guitar - Book 1 - Clo, Dave

Piano
4Him Songbook - Vocal/Piano
Ada Richter Piano Course, The - Book IV
Alfred's Piano Fun Book - Level 1A
Alfred's Piano Lesson Book - Level 1A
Alfred's Piano Fun Book - Level 1B
Alfred's Piano Lesson Book - Level 1B
Alfred's Piano Technic Book - Level 1B
Alfred's Piano Duet Book - Level 2
Alfred's Piano Lesson Book - Level 2
Alfred's Piano Solo Book - Level 2
Alfred's Piano Technic Book - Level 2
Alfred's Piano Theory Book - Level 2
Alfred's Piano Lesson Book - Level 6
Alfred's Piano Recital Book - Level 6
Bastien Duets for Fun - Book One
Bastien Piano Basics Performance Book - Level 2
Bastien Popular Christmas Songs - Level 2
Bastien Popular Christmas Songs - Level 3
Bastien Popular Christmas Songs - Level 4
Best of Melody Bober, The: Book 1
Broadway Favorites - Kotwitz, Kenny
Colonial Keyboard Tunes - Darling, J.S.
David Car Glover An Adventure in Jazz - Book 1
David Car Glover An Adventure in Jazz - Book 2
David Car Glover Jazz [etc.] On 88 - Level Three
David Carr Glover Piano Student - Level 3
David Carr Glover Piano Repertoire - Level 3
David Carr Glover Piano Student - Level 4
Easy Piano: The Best Praise & Worship Songs Ever
Faber FunTime Piano Christmas - Level 3A-3B
Faber FunTime Piano Christmas - Level 4
Faber Piano Adventures Lesson Book - Level 3A
Faber Piano Adventures Performance Book - Level 3A
Faber Piano Adventures Theory Book - Level 3A
Faber Piano Adventures Lesson Book - Level 3B
Faber Piano Adventures Performance Book - Level 3B
Faber Piano Adventures Lesson Book - Level 4
Faber Piano Adventures Performance Book - Level 4
Faber Piano Adventures Theory Book - Level 4
Golden Era of Ragtime, The - Esposito, Tony
Hal Leonard Best Praise & Worship Songs Ever, The
Hal Leonard Big Book of Praise & Worship, The
Hal Leonard Movie Favorites
Hal Leonard Piano Recital Showcase Ragtime!
John Brimwell's Teaching Fingers How to Play Pops - Issue 1
John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano - Teaching Little Fingers to Play
John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano - The Fourth Grade Book
Leila Fletcher Piano Course, The - Book 2
Little Keyboard Book, A - Darling, J.S.
Michael Aaron Piano Primer for the Early-Age Beginner
Nutcracker for Easy Piano, The
Selections from Disney's Princess Collection Vol. 2
Steve & Annie Chapman Songbook
Technic is Fun: Preparatory Elementary B - Hirschberg, David

Voice
America's 200 Favorite Praise Choruses & Hymns - Kee, Ed & Sarah Huffman
Geography of the Voice - Obert, Kerrie B. & Steven R. Chicurel
Great Songs from Musicals for Teens: Young Women's Edition
Oliver! Sing-Along Vocal Selections
Teen's Musical Theatre Collection, The: Young Women's Edition - Lerch, Louise

History/Appreciation
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers Series - Venezia, Mike *
Music and Moments with the Masters - Year 1
Music and Moments with the Masters - Year 2
Music and Moments with the Masters - Year 3
Music and Moments with the Masters - Year 4
Stories of the Great Composers - Montgomery, June & Maurice Hinson

Other
Fireside Book of Children's Songs, The - Winn, Marie
Fireside Book of Fun and Game Songs, The - Winn, Marie
Heart of the Artist, The - Noland, Rory
Hymns for a Kid's Heart, Volume 1 - Wolgemuth, Bobbie & Joni Eareckson Tada
Kids Hymnal, The: 80 Songs & Hymns - Elkins, Stephen
Passion Hymns for a Kid's Heart - Wolgemuth, Bobbie & Joni Eareckson Tada
Usborne First Book of the Recorder, The *


FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Mango Languages *

LIFE SKILLS

Abeka Keyboarding and Document Processing
Basic Economics - Cleveland, Paul & Clarence Carson
Early Childhood Education - 7 Sisters
Passport2Purity

HOME MANAGEMENT

Focus on the Family Complete Guide to Baby & Child Care
Girl's Guide to Home Skills, A (2 copies)
Lessons in Responsibility for Girls: Level One *
Little Keepers at Home Handbook (2 copies) 
Nanny Textbook, The: The Professional Nanny Guide to Child Care (2003) - Merchant, A.M.
Polly's Birth Book: Obstetrics for the Home - Block, Polly

HOMESCHOOL PARENT RESOURCES 

Theoretical Framework/Philosophy of Education
Better Late Than Early: A New Approach to Your Child's Education - Moore, Raymond S.
Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool - DeBeus, Karen
Christian Unschooling - Brown, Teri J.
Complete College without Compromise, The - Wightman, Scott & Kris
Chucking College - Ellison, Melanie
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling - Gatto, John Taylor
For the Children's Sake - Macualay, Susan Schaeffer
Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education... - Llewellyn, Grace
Homeschool: An American History - Gaither, M. 
Homeschooled Teens - Patterson, Sue
Homeschooling in America: Capturing and Assessing the Movement - Murphy, Joseph F.
Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity - Gunn, Colin, ed.
Joy of Relationship Homeschooling, The - Campbell, Karen
Love the Journey: Homeschooling Principles and Practices - Somerville, Marcia
Passion-Driven Education - Boyack, Connor
School Is Where the Home Is: 180 Devotions for Parents - Mellott, Anita 
Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace - Mackenzie, Sarah
Think Outside the Classroom - Crawford, Kelly
Underground History of American Education, The - Gatto, John Taylor
Unhurried Homeschooler, The - Durenda Wilson
Unschooling Rules - Aldrich, Clark
Weapons of Mass Instruction - Gatto, John Taylor
When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling - Sproul Jr., R.C.

Practical Helps
Blessed Is the Man - Coats. Lynda
Brain Integration Therapy Manual - Craft, Dianne
Checklist, The: A Homeschool Curriculum Guide - Downes, Cindy *
Far Above Rubies: Volume One - Coats. Lynda
Far Above Rubies: Volume Two - Coats. Lynda
Luke's Life List - Herzog, Joyce
Luke's School List - Herzog, Joyce
Record of the Learning Lifestyle, A - Notgrass
Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+La - Shelton, Barbara
Sue Patrick's Workbox System

Media
Biology of Behavior, The Craft, Dianne
Children of Caesar, The: The State of America's Education DVD - Baucham, Dr. Voddie
Class Dismissed
Homeschool Made Simple - Seid, Carole Joy
Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity
Self-Taught
Teaching the Right Brain Child - Craft, Dianne


GENERAL PARENTING RESOURCES

8 Great Smarts - Koch, Dr. Kathy
Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens - Tripp, Paul David
Blessing of a Skinned Knee, The - Mogel, Wendy
Element, The: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything - Robinson, Ken
Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service - Schwartz, Andrea
No More Perfect Kids - Savage, Jill & Dr. Kathy Koch
No More Perfect Moms - Savage, Jill
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic - Cline, Foster and Jim Fay
Parenting With Love and Logic - Cline, Foster and Jim Fay
Raising Godly Tomatoes - Krueger, L. Elizabeth


NOTES

Some resource listings are marked with an asterisk (* or *) because they require a bit of explanation:
*****

  • BOOKS, BOOKS, AND MORE BOOKS!: I've always leaned toward the use of living books, so I've collected crates and crates of literature - everything from picture books for toddlers to unabridged, high-level classics - all stored for the girls to use. I'll also be buying several dozen more books over the next few years to add to the collection;
  • Answers Magazine and Creation Illustrated Magazine: We've been subscribing to each of these magazines for a number of years. They do not contain time-sensitive content so I can save and pass on what we collect for as long as we subscribe;
  • Artisan and Business Center Homeschool Art Program: The girls took various classes - including Mixed Media Art, Wheel Throwing Clay, Mosaic Art, and Collograph Printing - through a program offered in partnership with the local technical college. Obviously, this was contingent upon the availability of the program;
  • Berean Builders: Book 5: This book has not yet been published, but will likely come out to complete the series in Spring 2017;
  • Mango Languages: This is a monthly online subscription program. The girls will have to purchase it on their own if it still exists when they need foreign language resources;
  • Masterpiece: The World's Greatest Paintings Art Collection: This is a collection of over 350 high-quality reproductions of various paintings, along with detailed notes about each artist and work. It was formerly published by International Masters Publishers (IMP) - given to us as a monthly gift subscription by my in-laws - but it now appears to be out of print.
  • MEL Science: This is a monthly subscription program. The girls will have to purchase it on their own if it still exists when they need chemistry resources;
  • New Inductive Study Series, The: Kay Arthur has written 31 New Inductive study guides, covering every book of the Bible. I have four so far, which I've been using in my personal Bible study, and will continue to add to the collection until I have them all;
  • WORLD Magazine: WORLD is also a magazine subscription, but its content is time-sensitive, so saving old issues wouldn't be helpful. If the magazine is still being published when the girls have families, I'll encourage them to subscribe; alternately, perhaps I'll purchase annual gift subscriptions for each family.

*****

  • Book Projects to Send HomeThese books are published by a subsidiary of Carson-Dellosa, which is actively aligning its resources to the CCS. I do not recommend purchasing any post-2009 Carson-Dellosa affiliated products, but these books were written in 2004, have not been updated since (and, thus, cannot contain CCS content), and appear to be available only on the used book market, if at all;
  • City Creek PressThe Usborne First Book of the Recorder and The Checklist: I purchased these resources several years ago, and I found them quite useful so I want to keep them for the girls. However, in recent years, all three publishers have chosen to correlate their materials to the common core standards (CCS). Because I cannot in good conscience promote anything with a connection to the CCS, I can no longer recommend them to others and suggest attempting to find something similar from non-CCS vendors and/or to purchase them on the used book market;
  • Getting to Know Series: Mike Venezia's books are published by Scholastic, which is actively aligning many of its products to the CCS. The company has not currently altered or correlated Mr. Venezia's books to common core and has no plans to do so, but it may be best to seek out pre-2010 editions on the used book market;
  • Our Presidents Rock, Our Constitution Rocks, and Lessons in Responsibility for Girls: Level One: I have attempted to learn each author's stance on the CCS. However, they have not replied to my queries so I cannot guarantee that these resources currently remain independent of the initiative. 
*****
I still can't really believe the task is done! While I'm certainly not in a hurry for my girls to leave the nest, I know I can't stop their growing-up process. So before I know it, there will be weddings to help plan and babies to celebrate. And I'm really glad I can offer this homeschooling trousseau as my gift to the girls and their families.

1 comment:

Holly said...

Wow...that's quite a nice list of resources!

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