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21 responses to “Contact

  1. Jen in NSW

    January 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    http://www.livingmath.net/LessonPlans/C1PrintableBooklists/tabid/1046/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    I really shouldn’t do this… lead you to a source of a good book list. Your dh may not appreciate it. lol

    I would love to hear your opinion of the books and their interest to your boys if you have used any. I am particularly looking at the primary list for ancient mathematicians.

    Thanks
    Jen in NSW

     
    • Tracey

      January 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      Oooh more books. Hubby won’t be happy. But I am!! Heheheh

      I do have some of the books of this list. It’s probably more a personal preference thing as to which are good as there are lots of good titles on there.

      I particularly like the historical fiction type ones :-
      * Seeker of Knowledge (the boys loved this one)
      * What’s your angle, Pythagoras? + Pythagoras and the ratios (just bought this last one this week!) – both look great and I’m waiting for the right time to read them to the little men
      * The Librarian Who Measured the Earth (another popular one in our house)

      I also have The Warlord’s Puzzle (about tangrams) and Mummy Math. These were both fun.

      I have lots of Greg Tang’s books, like Math for All Seasons but these don’t seem to get much use as they aren’t really books to read but books to ponder the different number combinations.

      The absolute favourite Math book from this list is “How Much is a Million?” One boy or the other is always begging for this to be read. They also like Robert E Well’s books, “Is a blue what the biggest thing there is?” “How do you lift a lion?” etc.

      And just today I bought “Alexander Who Used to be rich last Sunday”. I just wanted to read this one as it’s mentioned so much. I got it for a $1 at the Lifeline Bookfest today.

      I’ve got “What’s Pi?” and “Think of a Number” too. These are both DK books. They are not the type of books you sit and read aloud though. They are more for reading little snippets here and there. I think they’d get more use as the boys get older and read more of their own stuff.

      I suppose my preference is for Math books that contain a story that shares something valuable like a part of history or a more clearer understanding of a topic.

      Hmmm…now I might just have to go and browse the rest of that website and see what treasures I uncover.

       
  2. bernadette

    August 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Tracey,

    I have been looking into timelines for my kiddlings and being in a rental over here, can’t do your awesome idea, just was wondering how it was going lately?

    Cheers Bernadette πŸ™‚

     
  3. Tania

    February 12, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    hi Tracey, just by to read your blog – very enjoyable. Not sure if you remember me from gymnastics, many moons ago. I may see you again sometime in the near future as we are more than likely moving down your way.

     
  4. Annette

    March 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Hi just wondering if you have or know where i can access a copy of science in the creation week? would love to use that but can only seem to access the ‘science in the ancient world’.?????

     
  5. Tracey

    March 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Science in the Creation Week was taken down at the end of last year and replaced with the next volume. It’s probably going into the process of being published I’m guessing. I can’t wait to see them in print. They are such wonderful books. πŸ™‚

     
  6. Jen in NSW

    March 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I am not sure where I have your email address stored but wanted to ask some questions about what the boys are experiencing at school. Would you mind contacting me, if you have time?

    Thanks
    Jen in NSW

     
  7. Katie

    June 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Tracey, I just downloaded the maths resource program with a secret plan to create a ‘dailies’ style series. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

    We have also got science in creation week, it looks great but we haven’t started yet (hubby is in charge of science)

    We are in our first year of homeschooling, so I have been reading your blog archives. I’d love to ask you some questions, but first I’d have to work out what to ask…

    Thanks for your work in maintaining this blog, it is a great blessing !

     
    • Tracey

      June 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      You are very welcome.

      Welcome to homeschooling by the way.

      Oh the Math resource program is one of my favourites as is Science in the Creation Week.

      Always happy to answer questions…if I can. πŸ™‚

       
  8. Esther

    July 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks Tracey for sharing. Very inspiring! My eldest is 4 plus and I’ve kinda of started our journey of homeschooling by simply getting involved with the HS association locally. HOwever there are many moments where I have great concerns that I might not be able to provide the learnings that my daughter would need to achieve and excel in the best that she can be. My family will be visiting the Gold Coast from NZ in Oct/Nov this yea to a Gospel event and I’m just wondering if I could actually meet you in person at all?

     
    • Tracey

      July 20, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Closer to the time, drop me an email Esther and we’ll see if we can find a mutual time that will work.

       
      • Esther

        August 7, 2013 at 9:46 am

        Thank you Tracey. I just did a test on the email icon on top and it doesn’t work.

         
  9. Amanda

    January 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Tracey,
    I too couldn’t get the email icon to work so I’m hoping this is a good way to contact you. My eldest is still a preschooler but we plan to homeschool and I love reading your blog and beginning to plan for that time.
    I know your little men are not so little now and you may be using manipulatives less and less, but I was hoping that at some time this year you might have time to do a post about the top 5 or 10 math manipulatives you own and how you use them. Looking at Edsco catalogues has shown me lots of shiny things that seem to only be useful for one topic, and I can see how a school teacher would get her money’s worth but maybe not a homeschooler! Math is an area that I’m a bit unsure about teaching (although I do love the look of Singapore Math and hope that will be our spine) and I don’t want to buy a whole lot of stuff that we’ll only ever use for one week per child.

     
  10. ellejay72

    January 23, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Hello, just wanted to mention another homeschooling read. (In case you wanted to start on a fifth shelf:) Karen Campbell’s ‘The Joy of Relationship Homeschooling’. I’ve really enjoyed her podcasts and her blog is called ‘That Mom’.
    Thanks for your blog, Tracey :).

     
  11. Tracey

    January 23, 2015 at 8:42 am

    No need to start a new shelf, I’ve already got that book. πŸ™‚

     
  12. monika durand

    April 30, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Hi Tracy, its monika, you advised me on the pro and cons of homeschooling recently πŸ™‚
    I though you might like this. There are some great character building books discussed, I have ordered a few already. Hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚
    http://www.deeprootsathome.com/are-we-starving-the-hearts-of-our-children/

     
    • Tracey

      April 30, 2015 at 1:43 am

      The character building books listed are excellent! I can say that because my boys and I have read most of their recommendations over the years. The Miller books were favourites when they were little. We loved the whole Little Britches series but the first and second books were our favourites. And currently we are reading through all of Bob Schultz’s. They are wonderful also. So many wonderful books to read and not nearly enough hours in the day. πŸ™‚

       
  13. monika durand

    April 30, 2015 at 2:14 am

    I will have too invest, I love the look of the Miller books.

    we recently bought the “What’s in the bible? with Buck Denver” DVD series, they are excellent. πŸ™‚

    I can see from you blog that your kids are so so happy!! you are a excellent mother and a fantastic teacher. you should be very proud of yourself πŸ˜‰

     
  14. masha

    May 19, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Hi Tracey,

    Thanks for your review of our Gold Coast Renaissance Faire!

    Staging the event was quite a challenge this year, with rainy weather in the lead-up to Saturday greatly affecting our ability to build and theme the event. Then, on Friday night, a wind storm caused extensive damage to the site, including the Children’s Garden and various games venues. Anticipating continued severe weather, a number of performers and exhibitors chose to cancel participation in the Faire.

    Nevertheless, our plucky performers and vendors delivered a terrific presentation. The Faire will return next year, brighter and better than ever!

    Kind regards,
    Masha Marjanovich
    Project Coordinator

     
  15. Mikelene

    December 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I live that your family are avid readers. I love reading too and am trying to instill that in my young boys. Do you have a book list or where do you get all your book ideas? My husband does not read so I am a little out of my league in choosing boy books.

     
    • Tracey

      December 19, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Hi Mikelene,
      No, I don’t use a book list. I gather book ideas from all over the place. Sometimes it’s from books I remember as a child. Sometimes it’s from book suggestions from others. Sometimes I google “book lists” and a look at them for inspiration. But most of the time I see books mentioned or recommended on homeschooling blogs and I just check out the blurbs of the books on Amazon. If I like them I buy or borrow them. Amazon is also a handy source. I always flick through the “customers that bought this item also bought” section. They often have related books. Also I check excellent book stores like “Exodus Books”. They are a Christian store with their eye on quality books so I’m confident that there is no brain numbing twaddling on their site. I’m always on the look out for books and I spend a fair bit of my time prowling around hunting up books so I’m bound to find plenty to read. As for choosing boy books, I haven’t really worried whether they were ‘girl’ or ‘boy’ books. My boys will generally listen to anything good because I haven’t made a gender difference between books. This year we listened through the Little House on the Prairie series and my boys loved it and they are traditionally ‘girl’ books. Generally I go on the idea that if I like the sound of a book and am excited about it, that excitement will be catching and everyone will likely enjoy it. I’ve also found that sometimes they don’t like the sounds of a book but once we start, they can’t help enjoying it, so I don’t let them turn down a book based on its blurb. Also, I don’t plan our reading out for the whole year. I just need a few book ideas to get us started and I can guarantee, by the time we finish those, I will have encountered other titles we want to read. So just start with one or two, and actively keep your eye out. Good books generally find those who are looking for them. How old are your little boys?
      Sincerely
      Tracey
      P.S. Feel free to email me privately by clicking the envelope at the top of this page. πŸ™‚

       

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