What shall we do today? Field Trip Ideas

3B690F30-4B29-4A45-9336-16687409ACA6 C582B6FF-0EEA-48CD-B5F5-BF50BC4E7DA4 B438065A-1B78-406A-9BB9-63CD0DCD4017 50D0E202-8976-4C3A-B229-C7667D39E790“What shall we do today ? “ was a frequent question in our home when the children were young.  Taking advantage of all the cultural activities the area has to offer gives you “something to do”.  I was brain storming field trip ideas the other day and made a list and thought I would share it with you. Put them on your bucket list..I know people, myself included that have not been to all of them yet and I have lived here almost 30 years !

In no particular order

1. Frazier History Museum
2.Perryville Battlefield Re-enactment- it is in the fall
3.Fort Harrod
4. Boonesborough
5.Falls of the Ohio
6.Frankfort Capital – spring blooms are lovely on the Capital grounds
7. Squire Boone Caverns in Indiana
8. Toyota Plant
9. Louisville Slugger Museum
10. Muhammad Ali Center
11. Mammoth Cave
12. Natural Bridge
13. Newport Aquarium
14. the Ark Adventure
15. The moon bow at Cumberland Falls
16. Big Southfork Railway
17. Drive around town looking for Galapallooza horses
18. Churchill Downs
19. The Belle of Louisville
20. Ky Arts and Crafts Museum
21. Little Loom House
22. Locust Grove

23. Kentucky Horse Park

24. Rebecca Ruth Candy Tour

This is not a complete list by any means, just places and things to do that tourists love and that we as “locals” often miss about our state and city. Go outside and check them out. River City Field Trips group does an excellent job of planning and coordinating trips, look them up on facebook.

I have “Kids Love….” books in stock
The Kentucky Adventure which is a coffee table book full of beautiful photos of scenic Ky- I have these in stock, New Song uses them when they do the state history course. There are Bios about Daniel Boone and others from KY…Do you know if there are any Presidents from here? Who is Henry Clay?

Ky is known for Bourbon ( worldwide acclaim), horses, the Bats, Churchill Downs (worldwide fame) and goldenrods (Bless you )

Have a good time exploring our very scenic, rich in history state!

Karen at the Kurriculum Korner

Which Timeline Should I Use?

What About Timelines?

Which Timeline Should I Use?A question I often receive in the Kurriculum Korner store is, “What timeline is best for me?”   I really like Map Trek, a set of historical outline maps published by Knowledge Quest. Just as maps help our students understand the WHERE of history, timelines help us understand the WHEN and IN

WHAT ORDER of history. But here’s the problem with timelines…

Most homeschool parents decide that they will make one themselves. Certainly, it can’t be too hard (it’s not and there are instructions on how to do so at the link below!). But for those that would rather not hassle with making one, the next big decision sets in… which format should I choose – a wall timeline, a book timeline, timeline software or maybe even a mobile app?

Here’s some great news! I am sending you a link to an article by Terri Johnson that breaks down the process and makes the decision easy for you. If you have been putting off a timeline purchase because of indecision, read the article below. If you aren’t in the market for a timeline, just delete this email (or better yet, save it in a special place where you can find it again when you decide that you do need one after all.) 🙂

Which Timeline is Best for Me?
By Terri Johnson

The question I receive most frequently, I believe, is which timeline will best suit my students’ needs. Choosing a timeline is an important and subjective decision and a tough one at that, with so many great options to choose from. However, I do believe that every home educating family needs a timeline, particularly if you have students in 4th grade or higher.

Perhaps you are the crafty type. If so and if you would prefer to make your own timeline, I would love to show you how I made mine.

Read the rest of the article here:


In honor of Constitution Day- HISTORY is 20% off this week

Don’t Forget- In Honor of Constitution Day (the 17th)- all HISTORY is 20% off this week…

Here are some new things:
Saxon Algebra 2;
Smarr Literature for High School with all the readers;
Apologia Biology 2nd ed/Gen Science2nd ed/Physical Science 2nd ed;
Spelling Power and Activity Task cards;
Fun with Nature- take along guides for nature studies;
Rod and Staff Math and English;
Pathway Readers;
Phonics Pathways;
Learning at Home Ann Ward;
A whole shelf of Critical Thinking, a whole shelf of Anatomy, a whole shelf of Shurley English;
Teaching Textbooks Algebra and Pre Calculus;
A History of Art;
Oak Meadow syllabus for grade 2;
about 25 Joy Berry Character Development books- teasing, sharing, etc;
a big pile of Highlight’s “Which Way USA?” a series of books each one about a particular state- travel info, puzzles, what they are famous for, most have a state map with them- 50 cents each or deals for quantities;
Sister Wendy Painting;
Drawing with Children;
piano books;
Of Places- ABeka;
Science Bingo;
My Fathers World Countries and Cultures- 1st and 2nd ed and a lot of the books that go with it.
There are bout 150 books on the 50 cent rack—
Pre made slides and a microscope for high school biology;

and tons more– we have expanded into another room—if you have not been out a history sale is a great reason to visit- the shelves are full!

See you soon- map on the website for directions,

Karen at the Kurriculum Korner
Wed and Thurs 1-5pm
6400 Clore Lane, Crestwood, KY 40014
cash, checks and paypal

News from the Kurriculum Korner

Still have been very busy for late summer, early fall! I have been mailing things all over the country.  It is fun to see where things are going and what is popular in different parts of the country.
Here are a few of the new items in the shop: Modern Curriculum Press phonics cards; Brainbox; Language Smarts C; The Un Halloween Book; Month by Month Phonics for 3rd grade; Math U see Primer and others; a whole shelf of Usborne Science books; Sister Wendy- art history; Oak Meadow 2nd gr Syllabus; Which Way USA- fun state booklets from highlights, most with state maps that highlight tourist, historical sites; Sonlight readers for several levels– 3-4 boxes of them!; judy clocks; teacher plan books; Several Jean Fritz history books (one of my must have’s); You can Change the World; Window on the World; Considering God’s Creation with a student book; God’s Way of Handling Money for kids; the Brown Prentice Hall book for Mrs Goodlett’s Class at CEC; Ecce Romani for Mrs Essa’s class at CEC; Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes World Masterpieces for Mrs Erickson’s class at CEC; Drawing with Children; Of People and Of Places and much much more!!
There is a grey shelf that gets moved out front that has about 150 books on it that are 50 cents each!
Come see what you can save money on- do not purchase teacher eds until you check here first.
See you soon, open on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s 1-5pm.

News from the Kurriculum Korner!

Here is just a small portion of what is new this week at the Kurriculum Korner! Tell your friends about the shop! These are your items, lets find them all new homes!!
Winter promise- Timelines in History- unopened, unused;
MFW Exploring Countries and Cultures teacher guide and some of the books that go with it;
Starting points by Quine and the set of books that go with it
Land Animals, Botany by Fulbright with Botany Journal book-unused;
American History and Eastern Hemisphere Sonlight books ;
Story of the world activity books;
Apologia General Sci and Physical Sci, 2nd eds;
Apologia Human body and Marine Bio;
Latin for CEC;
Balancing the Sword Bible Study;
lots of Abeka (not 1st grade though- sorry) and BJU;
Rod and Staff Math, English and Spelling;
BJU MAth for Pre Cal, Algebra 2 and Geometry;
Saxon Geometry;
Thinking Toolbox;
D’Aulaire’s- Leif, Franklin and Columbus;
HA Grueber- Story of the 13 Colonies;
Sonlight- Story of the USA vol 1,2,3,4;
Mathtacular 1,2,3,4 dvd’s with workbook and key for 4th;
Drive thru History Foundations and Rome and Greece;
All About Spelling level 1, 2;
Hillyer’s Child History of the World;
Sonlight One Yr Condensed World History and a pile of books that go with it and a Markable Map;
Christian Heroes series- about 6 of them;
Dear America Series- 12 of them;
Geosafari Game and a pile of cards!
Sister Wendy Beckett- Art!!

Do not bring me any more- if you come with them anyway, I may send most of them home. I got 15+ boxes last week and I am overflowing!
So much great stuff!
Do not buy new- come see what’s here —
See you soon,

Karen at the Kurriculum Korner
Wed and Thurs 1-5pm
6400 Clore Lane, Crestwood, KY 40014
cash, checks and paypal

Kurriculum Korner is open this week—

Open this week- ! hope I am busy~ come see me for all your gently used curriculum, reading books for summer, practice math skills books, biographies of famous people- sower series, history, scientists, art ~ how to draw, what to draw and creative writing for when it is “too hot” outside and the kiddos want to stay in.
see you soon 1-5pm Wednesday’s and Thursday’s.
New things arriving weekly- only a small portion is listed online. If you don’t see it, please ask. Please remember, I am closed on Wednesday the 4th of July.

Here are a few of the new things…

Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2- not the newest edition, Teaching textbooks Algebra 1- not the newest edition;
MUS Primer, Gamma and Epsilon full sets, others just Teacher sets, also Fraction overlays and Decimal inserts;
Macauley City, Pyramid;
Mr Pipes;
Johnny Can Spell;
Rod and Staff- English, Math, Spelling;
Grammar Songs (cassette);
Simply Grammar, Serl’s;
Classical Conversations Foundations Guide;
IEW Writing Intensive – group A, Group A Continuation Course, Teaching Writing Structure and Style;
Story of the World on Cd vol 2 and 3;
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia;
CEC Books for English Lit, Latin, World Masterpieces;
Fallacy Detective;
Progeny Press Guides;
First Favorites Memoria PRess;
Five in a Row- vol 1,2,3 and Character study all in one Book!!!
Atelier Art 4,5;
Artistic Pursuits high school book 1;
More literature than I have room for.. science experiments for summer fun, math workbooks and quiz books for keeping up skills,

Boxes and Bags and Crates OH MY!

Convention was last week and some people cleaned off shelves before they went! I have a ton of new things~ come see me before you buy new. More and more will arrive every week, so if it is not here now it will be at some point.. Here is a short list:
Serl’s Primary and Intermediate Language Lessons;
A Charlotte Mason Companion, Cindy Rushton’s A Charlotte Mason Primer, Simply Grammar;
Ecce Romani I,II & III for Mrs Essa’s class at CEC;
PH World Masterpieces for Mrs Erickson’s class at CEC;
Saxon 54,76 and teaching cd’s for 76;
A large box of Christian Liberty Press- Pioneers and Patriots, Children of the Covered Wagon, History Stories for Children etc-;
Shurley English teacher guides;
The Children’s Homer;
Christian Liberty Press Preschool;
Totally Tut Math game;
Teacher eds and STUDENT workbooks for BJU English 2,3,4,5- WOW!!
Apologia Chemistry 2nd ed;
All 5 of the Christian Liberty Press NATURE READERS;
Classical Kids, Colonial Kids, Underground Railroad, Old Testament Days- all great IDEA books- making learning fun!;
DIVE for 76 4th ed;
Word Play Cafe-;
Green Thumbs- teaching children gardening;
Mary Ann Kohl- Mud Works- fun BOY book- lets get messy!:
a big pile of getting started in home schooling reference books

Come see me- save some money- map is on the website, along with hours and other information.
See you soon!

A few more New Things to entice you to visit!

Have a couple of other enticements!
1.)Teaching Company- How to be Super Star Student – vhs, excellent program!;
2.) G Foster- A Caesars World (also have Geo Washington’s World);
3.) Story of the World vol 2 audio cd’s
4.) Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
5.) Comstock- Handbook of Nature
6.) NOEO Physics II
7.) Prima Latina
8.) HWT Wooden Letter pieces, capital letter cards, stamp and see screen
9.) SOS subjects- not the whole level for 7,8,9
10) Harp and laurel Wreath

and way more than I can list. If you are buying teacher editions new, especially teacher editions, I can save you a lot of money and who doesn’t like/need to save money!!
Re opening tomorrow- Wednesday the 15th for regular hours on Wed and Thurs afternoons. If those hours do not work for you, please contact me and we can make other arrangements…
See you soon,

Prayer Request and News about re-opening the shop

Hello everyone!

First – Prayer request: I am having gallbladder surgery Monday the 30th. I had an “attack” a few days before New Yrs. I have since had a work up and a very strong recommendation to have it removed (not just 1-2 stones a “gravel pit”). So.. I am asking for prayer for my health, kids away at school that cannot be here piece of mind and comfort, physicians ability, etc. After my auto accident a few yrs ago, I really don’t want to spend ANY time at the hospital but also want to head off further problems..

Second- It is time to think about re- opening the shop. I have been very busy selling online since I closed in Nov. Last year was the shop’s biggest yr yet!!  Some of you have had some rather large checks over the last year and I appreciate your sharing your books with me and hope to continue our success in finding them new homes.

Regular Hours will resume Wednesday February 15th 1-5pm.

Third- Please visit my website- www.kurriculumkorner.com there is a map there, connection to my online list of things for sale, connections to recommendations for curriculum from me, connections to favorite blogs, advertisements for sales I come across etc..

Here are a few of the new things I have received since Christmas:

Mystery of History 1& 2;
Shurley English 1-4;
Teaching Textbooks 4- also have a copy or 2 of Algebra 1 but it has been revised;
Easy Grammar;
tons of Literature;
Apologia Chemistry 2nd ed- used at CEC – please do not wait til July- they will be gone and you will have to purchase new;
Apologia Land Animals- brand New;
MFW Exploration to 1850 – almost a complete set- all but the student pages and the Bible study book;
Studying God’s Word- Christian Liberty Press- several levels;
Fallacy Detective;
Veritas Press guide books;
a few Progeny Press guides, along with some Veritas and TLP;
Muzzy- French, German and Spanish all vhs;
BJU Phonics 1;

Math U See Alpha full set, Beta teacher set;
Comstock’s Handbook for Nature Study;

FIAR story discs;

Charlotte Mason Companion and A Charlotte Mason Education;
Pocketful of Pinecones;
some Singapore Math;
full sets of Saxon 1,2,3 including brand new workbooks;
Saxon Physics and Calculus;
Moody Science VHS’s;
Winston Grammar;
some DIVE cd’s;
How to be a Superstar Student- vhs- Teaching company. Have a few other selections of theirs also- Art, Calculus;
Family Math;
full but older sets of Abeka- Language, New World History, some workbooks- math, penmanship;
Bonnie Erickson’s English class at CEC textbook- Prentice Hall World masterpieces- don’t wait until July!;
Anatomy and Physiology coloring books used in Apologia;
Rod and Staff English pieces-3,5,6;
Movies as Literature;
BJU English teacher eds and Math teacher eds;

as you can see, way more than I can list- regular hours resume on the 15th of February to make sure that I have recovered..
Call me if you need something before that, I will be here!  It may take me a few days to respond- depending on recovery time.  Thank you for all your support and prayers!