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Notebooking Pages Birthday Sale-a-bration

New Tool for your homeschool!

I am really excited for the launch of this new application at Notebooking Pages!  My son is very reluctant to hand write things.  I think he will enjoy using this tool to write essays and answer writing prompts.  I think I will use it, too.  I think that making my own workbooks is going to become easier using this!

Visit NotebookingPages.com to learn more about their memberships
and their new web-app, The Notebooking Publisher™

A Facebook Party

I am attending a Facebook party tonight. Notebooking pages is launching a new tool which will allow users to create their own notebooking pages and even allow for the student to type into the form and print it rather than to hand write their answers. I am thinking this new tool will be perfect for my reluctant writer.
If you want to join in the fun, you can stop into the page at 8 tonight. Here is the link.

iPad 2 Giveaway

I just entered to win an iPad 2 with a bunch of educational applications.  It would be a great asset for any homeschool, and it looks like the apps are geared toward younger learners.  Check it out here.

Sharing Homeschool Resources

Eight questions having to do with home schooling:
H/T to Allison at Totus Tuus Family and Catholic Homeschool
One homeschooling book you have enjoyed.
I couldn’t pick just one. 🙂
CHC’s A Year with God, Celebrating the Liturgical Year

Laura Berquist’s Design Your Own Classical Curriculum

Kimberly Hahn & Mary Hasson’s Catholic Education: Homeward Bound – for the Heaven not Harvard focus

One resource you wouldn’t be without.
The internet is, without a doubt, the most important tool in my homeschooling tool belt. There are public domain texts, great artworks, even textbooks available for free online. There are also homeschool support groups and homeschoolers from all over the world who are willing to share their homeschool journeys and encourage me in mine.

One resource you wish you never bought.
This one was easy for me: Math U See Algebra I. We had torrents of tears over this one.

One resource you enjoyed last year.
How about one for each student? I liked Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiologyfrom Apologia. It is a little on the saccharine side, but had fun experiments to do.
I also like Teaching Textbooks Algebra I which we took up half way through the the year after the Math U See fiasco.

One resource you will be using next year.
Systematic Mathematics Applying Mathematics My daughter used this several years ago and I found it was a very thorough math program. I will use it again with my son next year.

One resource you would like to buy.
A Kindle Fire for each child and one for mom, too.

One resource you wish existed.
I would like a faith formation program for my children that was neither too dry, nor too “fluffy.” Just good solid catechesis.

One homeschool catalog you enjoy reading.
I love the CHC catalog.
Tag six other homeschool bloggers!
Many have probably answered this questionnaire. If you haven’t please consider yourself tagged. I’ll look forward to your comment so I can come read your answers.