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What's the best book/product buy you've bought as & for a HS mom?

Posted by on Jun. 8, 2012 at 4:53 AM
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I hardly ever shop online, but I'm looking for some really great book(s)/product(s) that'll help me on my HS journey. Any recommendations?

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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jun. 8, 2012 at 8:30 AM
Our iPad. It completely revolutionized our HS.
JKronrod
by Bronze Member on Jun. 8, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Spelling Power by Beverley Adams-Gordon.  Insanely expensive for a book ($60?), but I've used it for two of my children, and expect to buy another copy soon (mine's completely fallen apart from hard use over the years) to use with my last one.  It goes from K through college, and brought my daughter (who takes after her mother in the spelling department -- i.e., really, really bad) up to speed in spelling. 

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jun. 8, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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a laser printer-- Seriously, the best thing ever.

Half.com (a part of Amazon) is a great resource for books. I make my own curriculm, still, so I don't have any specific book to suggest,  really.



Danielle163
by on Jun. 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Books--Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp. Also, all of the Danica McKellar books (especially if you struggle with math starting around middle school--I needed a refresher course on quite a bit of that stuff as I've been out of school awhile. And I really bombed at Algebra-LOL). She has a new book coming out in August, I believe, for Geometry. The Joy Hakim series A History  of US for United States History.

Products--Singapore Math andTeaching Textbooks.

Amazon.com has used books, some for as low as $4.00 (includes shipping).

Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jun. 8, 2012 at 10:43 AM
iPad for sure. Best HS book was the well trained mind by Susan and Jessie wise Bauer. Curriculum was all about spelling. Manipulatives for math from mathtacular.
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oredeb
by debbie on Jun. 8, 2012 at 3:35 PM

 huge paper cutter from a public school

extra large chalkboard from a public school

christian liberty nature readers

chotovec82
by Bronze Member on Jun. 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Best things I have bought so far are:

brainpop.com

abcmouse.com

printer

I haven't been homeschooling long tho and my kids are 6, 4, 2.  

lucsch
by Bronze Member on Jun. 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM


Kindle--my favorite!

internet for support and informational groups like this


Books that have helped me:

Educating the Wholehearted Child

Charlotte Mason Companion

6-volume set by Charlotte Mason

The Well-Trained Mind

Home Learning Year by Year

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully


Homeschooling books/publishers:

CLE (Christian Light Education)--has the best math out there (in my opinion). If I had to choose one publisher and had to do a workbook based program, I'd go with all CLE. We only use their math, though.

R&S also has some great textbooks for English and math.

HOD (Heart of Dakota)--pulls living books together in an easy-to-implement way and puts Christ at the center of it.

Apologia for Science

Pentime for handwriting

MommaTasha1003
by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM
i <3 The Well Trained Mind!
awilliams77
by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 6:36 PM
How do you find educational apps for the ipad? My job provides me with an ipad to use over wifi at work and home and I can install apps. My son already put Mad Libs and Oldify on it!
He's 12, a rising 7th grader, who likes science and technology. Suggestions?
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