Friday, September 23, 2011


Here are the books we are using this year.  I'm really loving them, I'm sure I'll share more throughout the year, but thought I would give you an overview today.  Many of these books are just amazing books to have, if your homeschooling or not, so I thought I would share.  I tried to link these but I couldn't get it to work!  Maybe I'll re-post it with link if I can figure it out!

(Karter and Isabelle)
MathArts: Exploring Math Through Art for 3 to 6 Year Olds
MaryAnn Kohl, Cindy Gainer
My First Math Book
David Clemson


Language Arts (Reading, Spelling, Grammar, Handwriting, Writing)
Museum ABC
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading
Jessie Wise, Sara Buffington
The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading: Audio Companion to Lessons 1-26 (Audio CD)
Jessie Wise, Sara Buffington
Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling
Dolores G. Hiskes

Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing
Karen Benke
Spelling Workout Level C Pupil Edition
Phil Trocki
The Complete Writer: Writing with Ease
Susan Wise Bauer
The Complete Writer: Level 1 Workbook for Writing with Ease
Susan Wise Bauer, Peter Buffington

Science (Chemistry)
Adventures With Atoms and Molecules: Chemistry Experiments for Young People
Robert C. Mebane, Thomas R. Rybolt
The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, 3rd edition
Charles Taylor, Editors of Kingfisher

History (Late Renaissance-1850)
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance
Susan Wise Bauer
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 3: Early Modern Times
Susan Wise Bauer
The Usborne Book of World History
Anne Millard
The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions
Susan Meredith
Stories from Around the World
Heather Amery
Another Trip Around the World, Grades K - 3
Leland Graham Ph.D., Traci Brandon M.Ed.
Peoples of the World (World Cultures)
Anna Claybourne

Maps - The World and United States
Karen Sevaly

Coloring Book of Great Composers: Bach to Berlioz
David Brownell, Nancy Conkle

Doing Art Together: The Remarkable Parent-Child Workshop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
M. Silberstein-Sorfer
Drawing with Children
Mona Brookes
Start Exploring: Masterpieces: A Fact-Filled Coloring
Steven Zorn

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready
June Oberlander

General Reference Books
What Your Preschooler Needs to Know: Get Ready for Kindergarten
Core Knowledge Foundation
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning
E.D. Hirsch Jr.
What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education
E.D. Hirsch Jr.
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second Grade Education Revised
E.D. Hirsch Jr.
What Your 3rd Grader Needs To Know
E. D. Hirsch Jr.
What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of A Good Fourth-Grade Education
E.D. Hirsch Jr.
The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Your Child Needs to Know
E. D. Hirsch Professor of English

1 comment:

  1. That's amazing, Callie! It sounds like the kids are really enjoying it. I like the sound of Karter's curriculum -slow and steady gets me ready - so cute and sounds fun.
    You're doing such a great job!