Getting new books is always a time for celebration, but when they are in a homeschool, the excitement for mom I would say is greater! It is a step closer to our well-planned year coming up,in sha Allah, and looking at all the opportunity for learning is always exhilarating. Add in that these are all at rock bottom prices… well, I’m geeked out, obviously!
We’ll start with the only book that was actually on my list. I’m a little sad I couldn’t find more books at this used curriculum sale that were on my list, but it’s always hard to find high school level materials used. I’m trying to get ready for this upcoming school year, and Amazon has some great prices, so there’s still hope in my frugal heart to get some good deals.
My plan is to have Care Bear take an AP US History course using HippoCampus. The American Pageant: A History of the Republic Advanced Placement Edition is one of the suggested books for the course. I narrowed it down to two main choices, and alhamdulilah, I found this book at the used book sale! It is one edition back from the exact one suggested, but most times that doesn’t make a huge difference.
I’ve had my eye on the Daily Spark books for a while, but haven’t picked any up because it hasn’t really fit into our homeschool. At $1, I figured I could give it a try and see what happens with the Journal Writing edition. I’d like to ignite an interest in writing in Care Bear because I think she can be really good at it if she let herself just flow with it.
I told myself before the sale that I wasn’t going to pick anything up for Little Miss. Well, I wasn’t able to find IEW set I was really hoping to get, so I had a little more money to play with. I’ve heard great things about Mudpies to Magnets: A Preschool Science Curriculum, and I was surprised to see activities labeled as young as two years old. At $2, how could I not pick it up?
I’m a Well Trained Mind fan, so I’ve heard of this book quite a few times over. At $3, it was quite a bargain, and even though I don’t plan on using it for at least a year, I couldn’t walk away. The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading is a step by step, day by day guide to working with your child in the area of phonics. The book assumes the child already knows their alphabet, so obviously there’s a few steps that need to be taken care of before starting this book.
This book is just for fun with Little Miss. I don’t think Usborne sells this exact book anymore, so it was fun to pick it up for such a low price. I’m trying to build a little collection of activity books I can pull from to make the preschool years fun for my little ones, in sha Allah.
Our home library is growing, masha Allah! I’m trying to balance between having a good amount of items to use as resources, and becoming a hoarder… we’ll see where I end up, hehe.
What books have you picked up lately, or would you recommend?