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About parias1126

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  • Birthday 11/26/1973

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    Charlotte, NC

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    Certified Online Personal Trainer and Health Coach
  1. We are doing CTC this year with my 12 year old daughter (6th grade) and we absolutely love it. We also did Bigger a few years ago which all my children loved. She had gone to public school for a couple years and came back home this year. She begged for HOD. I love it because, it took about half the year after coming back home, at the age of 12, and she is pretty much mostly independent. She just follows box by box and if she has questions, she comes to me. I check all her work when she is finished. We do sit down and do the narrations together and discuss all the books she's currently reading.
  2. I'm looking to put together my own inventor/scientist study for my son who is 11. Have any of you done this? I would love for it to be in chronological order so I've been scouring the Internet looking for a list such as this. I want to add interesting books as he is ADHD and really needs to be interested in something to be able to focus. He is not the best reader (mostly comprehension is where his issues lies even with all the narrating we've worked on). He learns best with videos and the self-guided approach to learning so that he doesn't feel overwhelmed. I would love links for Netflix movi
  3. I can not watch her. Ugh! My favorite is Cathe Friedrich. She is awesome and most all her workouts are "advanced" which is what I need. She really really works you! I also love Kelly Coffey Meyer, but use her on lighter days since most of hers are not as intense as Cathe's workouts.
  4. I was on the GWG website the other day and I noticed they had something calling Digging into Diagramming I think. You might want to check it out. :)
  5. Thank you for all your replies. I ended up just purchasing CLE 5TH grade last night. It's what we've used in the past and what we're used to. I love that I'm be able to sit right with her if she should need me too and also that it will have some review to help boost her confidence. We will take our time with it and do the things we feel she needs to review and be just fine. :)
  6. I found the group when I searched on FaceBook! Thank you so much!
  7. Oh, how excited I was to see a workout post here on WTM! I haven't visited here in almost two years because I took a break from homeschooling to work on ME. I've since lost over 150 pounds, have become a certified personal trainer, certified health coach, and lifestlyle modification coach (all online and from home). I will be bringing my DD12 home again after accomplishing all this. I will definitely be posting my workouts here! When do you all fit your workouts in in between homeschooling time? Do you get up extra early, get it done, and then homeschool time? I'm trying to figure out when
  8. We are in the process of doing the Saxon placement test. It's nothing but tears. I'm not sure I'll be able to give her another placement test after doing TT and Saxon. I'm at a loss honestly. When doing the placement 6/5 on Saxon, the question states: Use digits to write eight hundred eighteen thousand, eighty. Her answer reads, "8,018.80". Then another further down the page, "What are the next three terms in this couting sequence?" 2,700, 2,800, 2,900.... Her response is "21000, 21100, 21200". It's looking like she needs to go back to 5th grade math. I'm really not happy with myse
  9. My DD12 is an upcoming 6th grader. My lineup so far is: Heart of Dakota CTC (History, Science, & DITHOR) R&S English 5 Math will be either TT6 or Saxon (taking the placement test now) I'm not sure if I need a formal writing curriculum. I'm thinking she will get enough already with her other subjects for now. I'm wondering if I should be using a Spelling curriclum (she is a natural speller) or Vocabulary this year. Either way, what would you suggest for Spelling or Vocabulary at this age?
  10. Do you have a link to the Facebook group? This would be so helpful.
  11. Yes, she's taken the placement for TT6. She got a few wrong, but according to the test she isn't far behind. I may pick up a couple CLE books to get some extra practice or find some worksheets online to work with her over the Summer. I've also thought about some Summer Tutoring.
  12. I had previously homeschooled my children for thirteen years. I have even graduated my oldest child who is now 21. Six weeks into our homeschool year close to two years ago, I decided to put my children in the public school. I do truly believe that every child is different and does well in different environments, although, between all the bullying as well as not much social interaction, I'm not a happy mama! It's funny the biggest question I got for YEARS is, "Don't you worry about social interaction?" In the public school, my children don't get to speak to one another. Even in the cafeter
  13. I think I've finally narrowed down most of what we are going to do for 6th grade after having my DD in the public school for the last 2 years. I was able to find most all of HOD CTC used today at the Homeschool used book store. Yay for me! I just ordered the guide from HOD as well which was about the only thing I couldn't find used. I figure this will be easier than trying to put together my own literature study and she just loved the HOD books when we did Bigger a few years ago. She has so many fond memories of HOD. Anyawy, I'm only going to use HOD for History and Science. I will not
  14. We have just recently come off a break from homeschooling. I had put my children in school for the last two years to work on myself after homeschooling for thirteen years. When I had decided to put them in school, my children were doing HOD Bigger. There was a lot of involvement from me and it was almost overwhelming, but my children continulously talk about the things they learned, the literature and biographies they were able to read, etc. (specifically my daughter who I'm bringing back home this year for 6th). I have been searching high and low trying to figure out what to do for Histor
  15. Thank you! I'm not sure I'll use it, but just ordered a "used" copy for only $7.00. Figured I don't have much to lose for only $7.00. :)
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