Come February, my homeschooling steam starts running pretty low. That's when I start planning for next year, in order to get that "big picture" in front of me again. Figuring out what books I need to buy, what additional resources I need to line up, and etc. This is the stuff I love. I could plan and research forever.
In searching for Marco Polo resources tonight, I came across a wonderful film called In The Footsteps of Marco Polo I will definitely be using this as part of our Marco Polo geography studies, but I am wondering what else to do. I like this Marco Polo book, by Demi, but I am still searching for blank maps of that area similar to the ones BF books has for the Holling books. Does anyone know if one exists? You would think, considering how many people study Marco Polo's travels that someone would make one. Hmmm... maybe that's a summer project for me to do.
I have also been getting all the AO books for year 3, that are available, downloaded to my kindle. I like actual books best, but boy! you can't beat free books. I love my kindle for getting all those free or cheap classics, but as far as buying regular priced books on it; no thank you. The way I see it, a kindle book is just on loan. If you can't give it away, sell it or loan it out to whoever you want, than you don't really own it.
Speaking of kindle books; a book I have recently fallen in love with (and have on my kindle) is Grammar-Land. What a great little book! I am definitely going through this with Anna next year. I also love the fact that you can get free worksheets to go along with it. I already have them all printed out and hole punched. How's that for planning ahead?
I am tired. I know I should go to bed, but Dave is working late- again. Blah. After spell-checking my post, I know I need to go to bed. This might be a record amount of typos for me. I think I even spelt "year" backwards.