Some of the books I want to read with Heleyna this coming academic year are:
Fin M’Coul Geography: Ireland
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland Geography and Faith: Ireland
The Lady of Guadalupe Faith, History, Geography: South America – Mexico
Clown of God Faith and Golden Legend
The Holy Twins Faith, Geography (Italy) and history (end of Rome)
The Story About Ping Geography: China
Old Befana Faith, Golden Legend – traditions and Geography: Italy.
Grandfather’s Journey Geography and culture; Japan and America.
Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery Just a lovely book
The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane illumination, ink making, art.
Frog and Toad will make it’s regular appearance.
Alfie and Annie Rose stories and other stuff by Shirley Hughs.
Religion: Faith & Life: Our Heavenly Father
Maths: We are using Math U See Primer with the manipulatives. Hands on works better for Heleyna.
Hands On Thinking Skills with the manipulatives – attribute blocks.
I’ve just spent a lot of the bank’s money on equipment from Absorbent Minds. If you live in the UK I think this is the cheapest place to get Montessori equipment. Of course our lovely Government who keep talking about the importance of education have slapped 20% VAT on all items – because they really don’t want children educated that much. Watch out for P&P, but other than that it’s great.
Montessori equipment and Montessori-like equipment for reading and maths. Also for visual spacial development, thinking skills and geometry.