I’m one of those weirdos that gets excited about buying school supplies. I get giddy with the smell of new crayons, the sight of clean un-crinkled pads of paper, the feel of never-opened textbooks. Call the guys with the straight jackets — I’m too far gone for help. 😉 Before the actual shopping is the almost-as-good, pre-shopping, making-of-the-list. The point where I sit down and research curriculum options, compare, and make my list of things to buy. My pencil and pad are better than chocolate! Well, almost. 🙂

So I’ve got my list and I’m ready to shop, shop, shop! Last year I bought most of our books online and I’ll probably do the same thing again this year. Princess will be going into second grade and Drama Queen will beginning Kindergarten. Their school year will probably look a lot like this:



  • Math/Language Arts: The Complete Book of Alphabet and Numbers
  • History: Follow along and participate in activities with Princess
  • Science/Art: A Great Big Book of Everything (Joint project with Princess. A book we are making together.)

You may notice that the handwriting, spelling, and science for Princess are all made by A Reason For. We’ve never used this before, but I ordered and looked over the brochures and these are something that I am really excited about. I’d definitely recommend looking over their website – at least for the language arts skills. I’m also considering getting Drama Queen a few of their readers.

In a few weeks all those school books will coming streaming in through the mail and they’ll each get stacked neatly on the shelf in anticipation. Ahh, the euphoria. 😉


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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!