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  1. I'm trying to find something that will track google searches (specifically) and a general filter that blocks inappropriate pictures. Ones that I have tried do not block things such as "bikini" or b**bs" if searched. Any help for me? I can't believe there are not filters to block sexual images (I know bikini is something that is tricky as not necessarily considered porn...but can be abused by boys). Qustodio showed me google searches but caused the computer to constantly crash and not work correctly. Thanks for any help. Definitely need something for Apple products.
  2. How many of you do the 4-year history cycle for high school? I always thought I would but now see that what is required is only World History, American History, and Gov/Econ. I know I can do beyond that but with the CA charter school was told any other history would be listed as an elective. My daughter is ready to do Ancients next year and I'm not sure if I should go forward with it. She did history cycle 3 (freshman year) and history cycle 4 (sophomore year). I am counting that as Early Modern/American 1 and Modern/American II. Hopefully the charter school will except that (we are putting her in the CA charter school this coming junior year for various reasons). I'm wondering if maybe I should do a full year of US History or World Geography, etc. I guess I always thought we'd do the 4-year but doesn't seem like many people do. I guess officially her high school requirements are met so anything we do beyond is our choice and not a big deal? Hope this make sense!
  3. Hi- I'm looking at some possible classes for my upcoming 9th and 11th graders. Just wondering your experience with WTM Academy. I think we will do the delayed classes so we have a little more flexibility in our schedule. I know this sounds bad, but is it really rigorous? I'm not sure what my kids can handle. 🙂 Of course, I don't mind if they are pushed a bit.
  4. I’d like to do this. They don’t care where the sample came from? I guess, who sees the sample? Seems wrong. 😕 I just need simple, workbooks for some subjects next year. I like CLE language arts (from what I’ve seen; I’ve never used). I guess it’s only one part of the ELA so I could use samples from other stuff.
  5. Following along. I have a struggling 6th grader and don't know where to go from here.
  6. I'm looking for language arts for my 2nd grader (and maybe 5th grader/7th grader) for next year. I see Master Books, CLE, and Good & Beautiful recommended. Is there anything like these that are secular (since we are with CA charter schools). I would love an engaging but more workbook style book for LA. Thanks!
  7. Now this would be great! No LAX though. 😞 I wonder if they will have that sale soon. Ack. I could get there from SFO for $900 for two. I like that better that $1300 but we'd still have to get to SFO. By the time I book separate tickets, etc., I'm not sure it is worth the cost difference. BUT, thanks for the heads up. I signed up for notifications from LAX. So far no Germany. :P
  8. Where did you fly from PeppermintPattie? I’m in Los Angeles. Lufthansa would be great but they are high priced right now. How soon before your trip did you book? I’ve been watching FRA, MUC, and Berlin. You paid less than $650 on Lufthansa?! The trip is 5 months away so I’m nervous about booking already. But if tickets go higher than $650 then we may not be able to go. Tight budget! The cheaper tickets don’t allow cancellation.
  9. Hi! I'm planning a trip for myself and my husband in September. We will go to Augsburg (grew up going there), Munich, Berlin, Wittenberg, etc. I am wondering tips on what you think is an average good deal on flights to Europe. It looks like London is around 400-500 from LAX. I found tickets for $650 on Singapore Airlines to Frankfurt. I was hoping fo $500 (or less!) each but don't know if that is realistic. Also, if you live in Germany or visited one of the places mentioned, I'd love any tips on places to stay (hotels, areas) and favorite things you did. I haven't been to Germany in 20 years! Thanks!
  10. Why wouldn’t exponents/powers of ten be covered? This is suppose to be the US edition placement test. Same one on SM page as well as Sonlight and MFW. Weird!
  11. Where does SM teach this concept? This picture shows questions from placement test 5a. I can’t find a lesson about this in 5a...or any of the other books. Any ideas?
  12. Thanks for your input. I have heard about gaming the system but how exactly? The 3.0 allows for the parent to turn off hints and you can do only 1 try vs 2 tries. Though I'm not sure how that games the system. Is it just guessing and asking for hints, etc? I'm asking because the child I want to use the pre-algebra with will figure out a way to game if there is one. The reason I would use TT is for the online aspect where I don't have to grade and there is a teacher explaining the lesson. I am hesitant to not have the child use a book or write down problems, etc.
  13. I'm wondering this, too. I don't like that the 3.0 is an ebook. I like actual texts. I'm not familiar with TT though so not sure how much you actually need the textbook?
  14. So, we do not need to buy the book? Do they work out the problems on paper and then just type it in? I know there is an ebook but not sure how often it is used or if the video is just watched and questions answered online.
  15. What is your reasoning for using Saxon 1/2 vs Saxon 8/7? Does 1/2 review basic concepts? It may be less intimidating than the large 8/7. Though I'm still thinking about using MM 5,6.
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