List of materials and books to go with Heart of Dakota Little Hands to Heaven and My Father’s World Voyage of Discovery

Materials we’ve ordered:
Crayola white chalk and colored chalk
Royal green color coding labels value assorted colors 5 colors 420 stickers
Educational insight play foam combo 8 pack (it is common core related but I prefer toys over books as it’s more difficult to find non common core toys than books)
Crayola construction paper 240 sheets
Carson dellosa insect stickers(common core brand however these stickers were published prior to 2009)
Elmer glue
Crayola tempera paint 6 pack
Elmer glue sticks
Huluwa markers non toxic for toddlers 24 colors
Edukid toys tabletop magnetic easel and whiteboard
Crayola washable finger paint 6 count
Original stationary extra fine and glitter assorted and color kit (24 colors)
FMM lowercase funky alphabet cutter set
Lovestown wood log sticks
Alex jr 6 tots finger paints
McCormick colors for nature
Learning resources play money
Creativity streets dough cutters capital letters
American cards 5X7 cardstock
Happy sales giant muffin cups 96 pack
Plastic Easter eggs 24 pack hinged 6 assorted colors
Bluementhal Lansing company favorite findings 4 oz big bag of buttons multicolored
Melissa and Doug jumbo multicolored construction paper pad 12X18 with 48 sheets
Caron simply soft solids yarn gold colored 6 oz solid gold
Caron simply soft solids yarn super yellow colored 6 oz
School zone number 0-25
Amazon basics heavy weight ruled 3X5 index cards
Royal green kids colored round dots stickers 15 colors 16 sheets
Melissa and Doug triangular colored chalk
Ielek silicone muffin cups 28 pack(rectangle,heart and circle)
Kidsthrill us play money one sided 30 bills of $1,$5,$10,$20,$50,$100
Acerich ice cream sticks 200 count
Globe
World map
Melissa and Doug paint set
Triangular paint brushes
I’ve also ordered many other supplements like sponge letters,Lauri by Patch and lots more so she will always be learning and never a dull moment

Books:
Who Sank The Boat? by Pamela Allen(guessing and animals)/Picture Puffin(Umbrella under Penguin),1996
Racoon On His Own by Jim Aronosky (Raccoon,Picture Puffin(Umbrella under Penguin),2003
Sail Away by Donald Crews(Boats,Weather and Ocean),Greenwillow books,2000
The Puddle by David McPhail,Farar Straus Groux(Umbrella under Macmillan/McGraw Hill),2000
Busy Boats by Tony Mitton(Introduced to the Tony Mitton books from MFW All Aboard The Animal Train about trains. It has so much information on trains so I’m sure Busy Boats will be similar in theme!),Kingfisher(Umbrella under Macmillan and McGraw Hill)2005
Boats by Anne Rockwell (Simple sentence structure),Picture Puffin(Umbrella under Penguin),1993
(Row Row Your Boat by Iza Trapini-another excellent song book by Iza and we will likely order it in the near future.We love her books as well especially for rhyming!),Charlesbridge,2002
**Somewhere In The Ocean by Jennifer Ward (Counting,mother and child dsecriptive words and ocean life),Cooper Square Publishing
Why Are You Fighting Davy? by Brigitte Weninger (Character,resolving conflicts),North South,1999
The Deep Blue Sea by Audrey Wood (Learning the colors and more about the sea)The Blue Sky Press(Umbrella under Scholastic),2005
ABC I Like Me by Nancy Carlson(Character,self esteem, ABCs),Puffin Books(Umbrella under Penguin),1999
Click Click Quackity Quack by Doreen Cronin,Anthemum Books for Young Readers(Umbrella under Simon and Schuster),2005
The Bouncing Dancing Galloping ABC by Charlotte Doyle (ABCs),Penguin Publishing(Umbrella under Random House),2006
Eating The Alphabet by Lisa Ehlert(ABCs)HMH Books For Young Readers(Umbrella under Houghton MIffilin),1996
The Letters are Lost by Lisa Campbell Ernst,Puffin Books (Under Penguin,1999
Kippers A to Z by Mick Inkpen(Lots of learning ABCs),HMH Books For Young Readers(Umbrella under Houghton Mifflin)2005
Miss Spiders ABC by David Kirk(Insects and ABCs),Scholastic,1998
A Paddling Of Ducks by Marjorie Parker(Descriptions of groups),Kids Can Press(Umbrella under Hatchette),2010
I knew Two Who Said Moo by Judy Barrett(Lots of similar words),Anthemum Books For Young Readers(Umbrella under Simon and Schuster),2003
One More Twenty Mice by Claire Beaton (Counting to 20)Barefoot Books,2000
Count on Clifford by Normal Birdwell (Counting and finding objects),Cartwheel Books(Umbrella under Scholastic),1987
Lets Count It Out Jesse Bear by Nancy Carls (Poem),Simon and Schuster,1996
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert (Colors),Harper Festival(Umbrella under Harper Collins),1997
How Many Snails? by Paul Giganti Jr.(Observation),Greenwillow books(Umbrella under Harper Collins),1994
Shapes by Tara Hoban (Shapes and finding shapes),Aladdin Books(Umbrella under Simon and Schuster),1987
10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel(Counting to 10 and colors),Knopff(Umbrella under Penguin),1997
I Spy Shapes in Art by Lucy Mickelethwalt(Finding shapes),Greenwillow Books(Umbrella under Harper Collins),2004
The Ocean Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta (Ocean facts and ABC.I love his books especially regarding all the different topics he covers and has facts and teaches the ABC!Very informative series of books.I highly recommend these books by Jerry Pallotta!),Charlesbridge,1989
The Icky Bug Counting Book by Jerry Pallotta (Counting and science facts),Charlesbridge,1991
Just A Little Bit by Ann Tompart(Math Weight),HMH Books for Young Readers(Umbrella underHoughton Mifflin),1996
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (France),Puffin Books(Umbrella under Penguin),1998(original 1959)
Paddington by Michael Bond (Peru),Harper Collins,1998/2007
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle(Another favorite author I grew up and he continues to make good books for today’s generation. Animals and lift the flap),Philomol Books(Umbrella under Penguin),1995
The Crayons That Talked by Shane DeRolf,Random House For Young Readers,1997
Play With Me by Marie Ets (Character Patience),Puffin Books(Umbrella under Penguin),1976
In The Small Small Pond by Denise Fleming (Rhyming,Animals),Henry Holt(Umbrella under Holt Co),1998
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox (Differences),HMH Books For Young Readers(Umbrella under Houghton Mifflin),2006
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdore(Classic story),HMH Books For Young Readers,1985
Is Your Mama A Llama by Deborah Guarino (Rhyming and behavior),Scholastic,1997
The Oxcart Man by Donald Hall (10th century life)Puffin Books(Umbrella under Penguin),1983
Biggest Strongest and Fastest by Steve Jenkins,HMH Books For Young Readers(Umbrella under Houghton Mifflin),1997
Miss Fannie’s Hat by Jan Karon(Character),Puffin Books(Umbrella under Penguin),1976
I’ll Always Love You by Paeony Lewis(Unconditional love),Tiger Tales,2013
Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Loopshire (Rhyming),Random House For Young Readers,1960
All The Places To Love by Patricia Machlelan,Harper Collins,1994
Who Took The Farmer’s Hat? by Joan Nodset (Rhyming),Harper Collins,1998
Spring Song by Barbara Seoling (Season),Gulliver Books(Umbrella under Harcourt),2001
It Looked Like Split Milk by Charles Shaw(Shapes),Harper Collins,1998
The Giving Tree by Sheil Silverstein(Giving/Character),Harper Row(Umbrella under Harper Collins),1969
Joseph Had A Little Overcoat by Simms Tapback (Big to small),Viking Books(Umbrella under Penguin),1999

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Common Core

I am very against Common Core standards that the former president has put in place for schools to follow and this is one of the reasons I homeschool my daughter.Recently,I have received a homeschool catalog from CBD. I personally believe that every child should learn at his or her own pace not by standards set by the Board of Education. Just recently well looking at the Homeschool Resource Roadmap
I have found that MFW(My Father’s World) and by going through each grade level on their website as well that they use some CC(Common Core books) by Usborne to name one. I didn’t know this so as long as the curriculum for whatever grade level my daughter will be in at that time does not contain any common core books of any sort we will stick with them. If I see a common core book I’ll likely look for another curriculum unless I can find a relatively to practically no common core related content alternative to replace that specific common core book/subject. I am going through the entire roadmap and all my curriculum choices I have to date because I want my daughter to be free of common core curriculum as much as possible.I truly hope Common Core will be overturned in the near future. I don’t think it’s doing anyone any good at all.

Do you allow your kids to do common core curriculum and readings?I’d love to hear other homeschool parents’ thoughts on the matter!