Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Books, Books, Books

**For those of you joining me from the AtoZ Challenge, welcome! I'm homeschooling through the alphabet.**

Even in this digital age, it is impossible to homeschool without books. 

B is for Books

Books. Books. I am surrounded by books. In fact, there are days when I think I could qualify for an episode of Hoarders simply because of the books in my house.


We have textbooks for grammar, math, and science. For history, though, we use a variety of books: children's encyclopedias, biographies, living books, historical fiction. There are so many good books out there to help teach a multitude of concepts.

One reason I am surrounded by books is that I keep books from each year to use with the younger ones when they get to that level. Now that The Boy is in 7th grade, I have books from kindergarten to 7th grade. It does have its benefits. Each year, I only have to purchase books for The Boy, along with some consumables for the younger ones. 

Another reason I'm surrounded by books is that Ballerina is a bookworm. I can't keep her in books. She reads at least 1 chapter book a day. Thankfully, we have a very good library.

I mentioned the library. It's such an incredible resource. Since the money tree in my backyard hasn't yet produced a crop, I couldn't possibly afford all of the wonderful books on any given subject we might be studying. Our library gives me the ability to reserve books online from the comfort of my home; then all I have to do is stop by the library and pick them up. It's perfect for a busy mama!

What is your favorite book?
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