Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Craft Room Organization - Paper

I've got a whole craft room redo coming but wanted to give a couple of sneak peeks at some of my organization solutions.Here is how I store my cardstock:
8.5 x 11 sheets are stored on their sides in Flyt magazine holders from Ikea.
I use 3-tab manila folders to divide my colors and distinguish which company they are from. I cut a little tab with Stampin Up bread label punch and adhere it to the side of the folder. The folders also hold all of my scraps for that color.
Generic cardstock is also in magazine holders, but I don't label it. This is also where my heavy cardstock for card bases and alcohol marker cardstock lives.

12x12 cardstock and patterned paper lives in plastic 12x12 paper holders. I have a bunch of the old Cropper Hopper version and recently was able to get my thin CH sleeves organized into similar holders from StorageStudios (sold by A.C. Moore).
More sneak peeks (and an amazing new craft room reveal) coming soon!

Craft Room Organization - Die Cutting

I've got a whole craft room redo coming but wanted to give a couple of sneak peeks at some of my organization solutions. Here is how I store my cutting dies:
Basic shapes, like circles, stars, scallops, labels, are in this little drawer. I think I got it at Staples years ago. It came with little hanging double-sided CD sleeves. I put a little piece of thin magnet sheet on a piece of cardstock in each sleeve to help keep the dies secure.
My larger dies of various shapes, like scenery, cover plates, edges, borders, etc., are in plastic storage sleeves in this basket.
If I have dies that coordinate with a stamp set, they go in the stamp sleeve or stamp case with those stamps and are stored elsewhere.
More sneak peeks coming soon!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Homeschool Reading List - 12th Grade Modern History

Here is the reading list I put together for my 12th grader. That year they were studying modern American history (1877 to the present) so quite a few of these titles fit with that time period. You'll also notice quite a few poetry selections just for exposure. (+ means any title by that author) Enjoy!

Title Author
1984 Orwell, George
Against All Hope Valladares, Armando
All Creatures Great and Small + Herriot, James
All the King's Men Warren, Robert Penn
American Leonardo Mabee, Carleton
Brave New World Huxley, Aldous
Diary of a Country Priest + Bernanos, George
Divergent + Roth, Veronica
Dream Thief Lawhead, Stephen
Every Living Thing Herriot, James
For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway, Ernest
Gone with the Wind Mitchell, Margaret
Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Green Mansions + Hudson, William H
Heart of Darkness + Conrad, Joseph
In This Sign Greenberg, Joanne
Inherit the Wind Lawrence, Jerome
Invisible Man Ellison, Robert
Looking Backward Bellamy, Edward
Lord of the Flies Golding, William
Lord Peter + Sayers, Dorothy  
Master and Commander O'Brian, Patrick
Murder on the Orient Express Christie, Agatha
My Antonia Cather, Willa
Night Wiesel, Elie
Of Mice and Men Steinbeck, John
Old Creole Days + Cable, George Washington
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich + Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Dillard, Annie
Poems Lewis, C.S.
Poems Keats, John
Poems Byron, Lord
Poems Shelley, Percy  Blythe
Poems Scott, Sir Walter
Poems Wordsworth, William
Poems of Coleridge Symons
Ramona Jackson, Helen Hunt
Scott's Last Expedition Scott, Robert
Short Stories and Tales, Complete Poe, Edgar Allan
The Age of Innocence Wharton, Edith
The Caine Mutiny Wouk, Herman
The Catcher in the Rye Salinger, J.D.
The Contender Lipsyte, Robert
The Cross and the Switchblade Wilkerson, David
The Cruel Sea Monsarrat, Nicholas
The Death of Ivan Ilyitch Tolstoy, Leo
The Fairy Tale of My Life Anderson, Hans Christian
The Giver Lowry, Lois
The Good Earth Buck, Pearl S
The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck, John
The Man Who Was Called Thursday Chesterton, G.K.
The Necklace and Other Stories + DeMaupassant, Guy
The Nine Tailors Sayers, Dorothy  
The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway, Ernest
The Power and the Glory + Greene, Graham
The Trial Kafka, Franz
Things Fall Apart Achebe, Chinua
To Kill a Mockingbird Lee, Harper
To the Lighthouse Woolf, Virginia
Unbroken Hillenbrand, Laura
Walden Thoreau, Henry David
War and Peace Tolstoy, Leo
War of the Worldviews DeMar, Gary
Witness Chambers, Whittaker

Homeschool Reading List - 11th Grade Early U.S. History & American Literature

Here is the reading list I put together for my 11th grader. That year they were studying American history up to 1877 so quite a few of these titles fit with that time period. (the + means any title by that author) Enjoy!

Title Author
A Death in the Family Agee, James
A Doll's House Ibsen, Henrik
A Handful of Dust Waugh, Evelyn
A Single Pebble Hersey, John
A Town Like Alice Shute, Nevil
Abraham Lincoln Sandburg, Carl
All Quiet on the Western Front Remarque, Erich
Amazing Adventures of Father Brown Chesterton, G.K.
Americanization of Edward Bok Bok, Edward
And Quiet Flows the Don Sholokhov, Mikhail
Babbitt Lewis, Sinclair
Bleak House Dickens, Charles
Borden of Yale Taylor, Mrs. Howard
Captain Cook's Explorations Cook, James
Charterhouse of Parma + Stendahl
Crime and Punishment Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Cripps, the Carrier Blackmore, Richard
Darkness at Noon Koestler, Arthur
Darwin's Black Box Behe, Michel
David Copperfield Dickens, Charles
Death Comes for the Archbishop Cather, Willa
Diary and Autobiography of John Adams ed. Butterfield, L.
Doctor Zhivago Pasternak, Boris
Education of Henry Adams Adams, Henry
Emma Austen, Jane
Erewhon Butler, Samuel
Fathers and Sons + Turgenev, Ivan
Four Voyages to the New World Columbus, Christopher
Frankenstein Shelley, Mary
From Basic to Baghdad
How I Found Livingstone Stanley, Sir Henry Morton
Les Miserables Hugo, Victor
Life of George Washington Irving, Washington
Life on the Mississippi Twain, Mark
Little Novels of Sicily Verga, Giovanni
Look Homeward, Angel Wolfe, Thomas
Lord Jim Conrad, Joseph
Martin Chuzzlewitt Dickens, Charles
Master of Ballantrae Stevenson, Robert Louis
Miracle at Philadelphia Bowen, Catherine
Moby Dick + Melville, Herman
North and South Gaskell, Elizabeth
Oregon Trail Parkman, Francis
Our Mutual Friend Dickens, Charles
Poems Dickinson, Emily
Poems Frost, Robert
Poems (The Works of…) Rossetti, Christina
Pygmalion Shaw, George Bernard
Raven: a Biography of Sam Houston James, Marquis
Rob Roy Scott, Sir Walter
Scaramouche Sabatini, Rafael
Servant of Slaves + Irwin, Grace
Sevastopol Sketches + Tolstoy, Leo
Sons and Lovers Lawrence, D.H.
The Brothers Karamazov Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
The Cherry Orchard Chekhov, Anton
The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas, Alexandre
The Covenant + Michener, James
The Crisis Paine, Thomas
The Fault in Our Stars Green, John
The House of Seven Gables +  Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Journal of George Fox Fox, George
The Journal of John Wesley Wesley, John
The Last of the Mohicans Cooper, James Fenimore
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd Brainerd, David
The Life and Voyages of Columbus Irving, Washington
The Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell, James
The Mill on the Floss Eliot, George
The Picture of Dorian Gray Wilde, Oscar
The Red and the Black Stendahl
The Song at the Scaffold von Le Fort, Gertrud
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Stevenson, Robert Louis
The Virginians + Thackery, William 
Uncle Tom's Cabin Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Up From Slavery Washington, Booker T.
Villette Bronte, Charlotte
Washington Square James, Henry
Wuthering Heights Bronte, Emily

Homeschool Reading List - 10th Grade World History & British Lit Theme

Here is the reading list I put together for my 10th grader in addition to the books suggested by My Father's World. That year they were studying  world history and British literature so quite a few of these titles fit with that time period. (the + means any title by that author) Enjoy!

Title Author
A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Irving, Washington
A Man for All Seasons Bolt, Richard
Ballad of the White Horse Chesterton, G.K.
Barchester Towers + Trollope, Anthony
Barnaby Rudge Dickens, Charles
Bulfinch's Mythology: Age of Chivalry & Legends of Charlemagne Bulfinch, Thomas
Candide Voltaire
Chivalry + Cabell, James Branch
Cyrano de Bergerac (GN) Rostand, Edmond
Gargantua and Pantagruel Rabelais, Francois
Hamlet Shakespeare, William
Henry IV Shakespeare, William
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther Bainton, Roland H.
Hidden Figures Shetterly, Margot Lee
Ivanhoe Scott, Sir Walter
Jane Eyre Bronte, Charlotte
Kenilworth Scott, Sir Walter
King Lear Shakespeare, William
Lorna Doone Blackmore, Richard
Macbeth Shakespeare, William
Middlemarch Eliot, George
Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare, William
Murder in the Cathedral Eliot, T.S.
Nicholas Nickleby Dickens, Charles
Old Curiousity Shop Dickens, Charles
Paradise War (trilogy) Lawhead, Stephen
Pere Goirot de Balzac, Honore
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Twain, Mark
Poems Burns, Robert
Prisoner of Zenda  Hawkins, Anthony Hope
Rabble in Arms + Roberts, Kenneth
Selected Poems Milton, John
Sense and Sensibility + Austen, Jane
Shakepeare's Sonnets Shakespeare, William
Tales of the Alhambra Irving, Washington
Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare, William
The Betrothed Manzoni, Alessandro
The Black Tulip Dumas, Alexandre
The Divine Comedy (GN) Dante
The Help Scott, Kathryn
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hugo, Victor
The Man in the Iron Mask Dumas, Alexandre
The Once and Future King White, T.H.
The Roots of the Mountains Morris, William
The Scottish Chiefs Porter, Jane
The Talisman Scott, Sir Walter
The Three Musketeers Dumas, Alexandre
The Travels of Marco Polo Polo, Marco
The Vicar of Wakefield Goldsmith, Oliver
Twenty Years After Dumas, Alexandre
Vanity Fair Thackery, William Makepeace
With Fire and Sword Sienkiewicz, Henryk

Homeschool Reading List - 9th Grade Ancient History Theme

Here is the reading list I put together for my 9th grader in addition to the books suggested by My Father's World. That year they were studying ancient history so quite a few of these titles fit with that time period. (the + means any title by that author) Enjoy!

A Pillar of Iron + Caldwell, Taylor
Alas, Babylon Frank, Pat
Antony and Cleopatra Shakespeare, William
Ben Hur + Wallace, Lew
Bruchko Olson, Bruce
Byzantium Lawhead, Stephen
Catherine of Siena Undset, Sigrid
Daring to Live on the Edge Cunningham, Loren
Doctor Faustus Marlowe, Christopher
Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ Guyon, Madame Jeanne
Four Horsemen of Apocalypse Ibanez, Blasco
Foxe's Christian Martyrs by John Foxe ed. Berry, W. Grinton
Gods and Kings series Austin, Lynn
House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga Lawrence, D.H.
I, Claudius Graves, Robert
I Dared to Call Him Father Sheikh, Bilquis
Is That Really You, God? Cunningham, Loren
Jerusalem + Lagerlof, Selma
King Solomon's Mines + Haggard, Henry Rider
Kisses from Katie Davis, Katie
Lalla Rookh Moore, Tom
Last Days of Pompeii Bulwar-Lytton, Lord Edward
Lord of the Rings Tolkien, J.R.
Mythology Hamilton, Edith
Oedipus Rex Sophocles
Peace Child Richardson, Don
Quo Vadis Sienkiewicz, Henryk
Sohrab and Rustum and Other Poems Arnold, Matthew
Taliesin + (series) Lawhead, Stephen
Tartarin on the Alps Daudet, Alphonse
The Greek Way Hamilton, Edith
The High King (The Prydain Chronicles +) Alexander, Lloyd
The Hobbit Tolkien, J.R.
The Hunger Games (1,2,3) Collins, Suzanne
The Lost Queen of Egypt Morrison, Lucile
The Narrow Road Brother Andrew
The Robe Douglas, Lloyd C
The Roman Way Hamilton, Edith
The Snow Goose Gallico, Paul
The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs Morris, William
This Present Darkness Peretti, Frank
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