Tuesday, May 25, 2010


My first set of books have arrived for the next school year. I am not sure who is more excited me or him. It is so much fun getting new school supplies! Little Bit was so happy to see the new Apologia Zoology and Astronomy books. I had originally told him that he could pick which one he wanted to study and my 6 year old made a valid argument for doing both. He wanted both books and asked why couldn't we study both since they were different subjects. I couldn't argue with that logic.

I also received two of the Horrible Science books. I am shopping around for the Horrible Histories set of books. He loved the Science books, he sat down and read for a hour and half plus he took the books to bed with him! Any book that will encourage so much reading, I like. They are funny, informative, books with comics, little experiments and fun facts.

Here is the list of what has arrived so far. I have a few more books to order next month and we will be ready to start 2nd grade.

Apologia Zoology Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day
Apologia Zoology Journal
Apologia Astronomy
Apologia Astronomy Journal
Horizons Penmanship Workbook 1
Singapore Intensive Practice for 2A
Singapore Extra Practice 2 (this looks diffcult and will be done after 2B)
Apologia Who is God
Words are Wonderful Vocabulary Workbook 1
Words are Wonderful Vocabulary Workbook 2

Misc. Books
Kingfisher Questions and Answers about Birds (1.99 on clearance)
Dictionary of Archeology (On clearance for .99 and he likes Indiana Jones)
Flying and Floating Science Facts (.99 on clearance)
Paul Revere's Ride (1.99 on clearance)
Horrible Science Ugly Bugs
Horrible Science Shocking Electricity

Other than the Horrible Science books, which came from, all the other books came from I love the clearance section on christianbook, they have the best deals.


  1. Looks like a great year. We're doing zoo 1 this year too. We've done astronomy in the past and it was awesome.

  2. Thanks for the idea of Horrible Science. I have never heard of those and I have an 8 yr old ds and he loves anything silly, yucky, goopy, etc...

  3. Such great books you have here, and how fun they all look. Thanks for sharing on the NOT Back-to-School blog hop.

  4. Hmm! Horrible Science? Sounds Wonderful! I will be checking into those for sure. We are doing the Astronomy right now. We are reading it "conversationally". It is wonderful and I can't believe how much the kiddos retain. Thanks for all the great suggestions. I hope you have a great school year!

  5. We're using some of these also,... I haven't started ordering anything yet, though. I really need to get on that! We're planning on starting August 30, so I'm running out of time! =P

  6. Looks like a lovely plan. I just recently ran into the Horrible books. They are really neat--have fun with your little one.