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  1. Actually, I just saw that she has a link to get the worksheets in the descriptions of her videos.
  2. My friend (and fellow homeschool mom) is a physical therapist and she loves talking about posture! She has a YouTube channel and a bunch of the videos are teaching about posture. She started working on a whole class for kids with worksheets and everything, but I don't think it's finished yet. Here's one of her videos to check out:
  3. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and ideas with me! It really helps!
  4. My 5th grader is behind in math partly due to her dislike/struggle with math, partly due to too much jumping around to different curricula trying to find the right thing, and the resulting overall lack of consistency. Her skills are a little all over the place. She has gaps we need to fill. I do believe she will be able to catch up. I think I have finally figured out that she does better with paper/workbook style math, and with no computer/screen component at all. I am now mainly looking at CLE math or Learn Math Fast. Or maybe both? For the diagnostic tests for CLE, she di
  5. We really like the online live Latin classes through Veritas Press. They go through Wheelock's Latin (a college level textbook) in 2 years. I tried to do it on my own and it just wasn't working. The teachers are engaging and it provides the expertise and accountability that we needed. The only downside is the $$. If you want it to be 3 years, I think they also have a Latin Transition class that would be taken before Latin I and II.
  6. Hello! I would love some curriculum help/ideas/resources for 10th grade history. School is starting and I need to decide! My daughter went through classical-style history cycles starting in elementary, and then in 8th we jumped to high school US History. In 9th she did World History. I'm planning American Government for 11th grade. Not sure about 12th grade yet, but here's what I'm debating about for 10th: -Geography -British History -Medieval History (This is what she would have done in 8th grade if we hadn't jumped to US History) What do you think? Or is there som
  7. As far as I know, the textbook content has not changed. I would say the first edition would work well for your situation. One of my kids started in Alg I v. 1.0 and moved to v. 3.0 and I am pretty confident it was all the same content. You could confirm with a phone call or email. I have found them to be great with answering questions.
  8. E-courses through the public high scbool could work. It just depends how they are done and if you think that would match well with your kids. I would definitely look into it! I was going to say that Teaching Textbooks has worked out well for us for Pre-alg (and 6/7). Just make sure you get the 2.0 or the new online streaming version (prob. officially coming out next month). The big positives for me and our situation: - They rarely need my help - Immediate feedback for each problem (This is huge for my not so mathy girl) - The computer grades it and keeps a gradebook. -price is n
  9. I would agree with this. I only have experience with books 4 and 7, but we like them both. In book 7 they are writing 6 paragraph essays and learning to write a research paper. You could even try books 6, 7, 8 & 9, but I think either way he will be fine in public school.
  10. I want to spend 1-3 weeks on electricity to finish off science for my 5th grader. Any favorite resources? Something easy to plan/implement would be awesome.
  11. I started using W&R mid-year this year. I started my 5th grader on book 4 and my 7th grader on book 7. That has worked well for us. I think you could start at a lower level and go through 3 books in a year if you wanted. And you can definitely skip things if you don't think your student needs that particular activity. Or some things can be done orally instead of written. I wrote a little more in a response to this post: http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/640647-writing-rhetoric/ Let me know if I can answer any questions.
  12. We just started homeschooling in Jan. coming out of a classical private school. I started my 5th grader in book 4: Chreia & Proverb and my 7th grader in book 7: Encomium & Vituperation. This has worked out well for us. I think you could do one book all together if you wanted, but I agree it isn't really necessary. I would say I spend 5-15 min per kid and they each spend about 30-45 min working on the writing.
  13. I asked the same question (on this forum) and based on the answer I did buy them. I do think they are helpful and I think I would buy them again, but I don't think they are absolutely necessary. I find having the answers (or sample answers) very helpful. They also include sample paragraphs which help give my son a better idea of what they are looking for in the assignment. And I almost forgot about the dictation, but that is not a large part of the program as far as I can tell so far (and you could just use something else).
  14. I might be able to help a little because I have a 5th grader and a 7th grader and we just started using Writing and Rhetoric. You might get better info from someone who also has experience with IEW, though. I get the impression IEW is much more structured and does a more traditional type of writing instruction. (Not sure if I am correct on that?) I'm pretty sure I heard that they have a list of "banned words" and I have never been a big fan of that method, personally. I just started homeschooling in January and have only been using Writing and Rhetoric for maybe a month. Before that, m
  15. This is pretty much what we do, too. I do have end-of-year goals and if we have not reached those goals we will likely finish up in the summer (that might be a couple of subjects for us). I'm new to homeschooling, though, but this seems to work so far.
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