After much pondering and reconsidering and taking items off the list and adding items to the list. I present to you this year's homeschool purchases.
From Rainbows Resources
Singapore 2b and Singapore 4b workbooks - These are for Arwen and Kali. We already have the home instructor's guides and textbooks for this level and the sets for level A
Sequential Spelling Book 1 - spelling is still a problem around here, so I am going to try this program with all 3 girls.
Writing with a purpose series (Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Persuasive) - I have had the hardest time deciding whether or not to get these books. We have been on an academic writing kick since doing K12. I am not sure how useful these will be. They might turn out to be dust gatherers.
History Odyssey Level 2 Modern - to use in conjunction with SOTW 4
Writing Strand 4 and 5 - level 4 for Kali and Level 5 for Sierra. I am very hopeful about this program. I looked at it once back when I first read The Well Trained Mind and I thought level 3 looked really boring and pointless. The higher levels look better and I really like that they are self teaching. I also like they include both creative and academic writing. Notice that I am buying 2 writing programs. I am not sure if I will use both or just keep one as a back up... Luckily they are both inexpensive. Even buying both, I am spending less than other writing programs.
Reading Strands - I have never used a literature program. I just have the girls read books or we listen to them or I read them aloud. I am hoping this book will give me ideas for discussing and analyzing literature.
George Washington's World
Abraham Lincoln's World
Story of the World 4 Activity Guide
From Homeschool Buyers Co-op
From an independent homeschooler seller
Growing with Grammar
Coming up: My plan for using these purchases and other curricula that we already own this coming school year...