It’s that time again! Time to share what you’ll be using in your homeschool this year. I think all homeschoolers love to read and talk about what other homeschooling families are using in their schools. It’s a great way to find out about something new or connect over a favorite shared curriculum choice.
I wanted everyone who visits throughout the year to have a way to easily see what we’re using, so I added a new page to my menu bar, rather than writing a blog post about it. So, you can visit my page, 2010-2011 Curriculum to see what we’ll be using this year.
Before I get to the link-up, I just have to share a funny little story. Do you remember the toads we kept for a year or so? (I didn’t realize that it’d been more like two years for the female until I went to look up that link. The male showed up a little later.) Well, we released them this spring to go and fend for themselves. (You wouldn’t believe how expensive crickets are and we couldn’t catch enough wild ones to keep the two toads fed.)
She won’t leave!
I had Brianna take them to the woods at the end of the road back when we let them go. Brianna went back to check a couple of times that day and the female was still there. The last time I’d told Brianna to just bring her back if she was still there and we’d keep her. She was gone that time. Three different nights, though, in the last couple of weeks or so, we’ve come home to find the toad in front of our garage door! While we’re not 100% sure it’s her, but we’re fairly sure, because the toad has been really tame.
We used to joke and say that once we let her go we’d probably go to the door and find her sitting there waiting to come back in because she had a pretty good life — climate controlled home, steady food supply, and safety from predators. We didn’t expect that she really wouldn’t leave. If she shows up again, we may just have to bring her back in. I’ve still got her tank; I’d just have to clean it out a bit.
Okay, so that’s my funny story. Now, I can’t wait to peruse your homeschool bookshelves. Just link directly to your curriculum post (or your regular Weekly Wrap-Up post, if you’d prefer) so that people can find it easily and be sure to link back here in case your readers would like to join in the fun.