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ASmith

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  1. I am in a similar situation with my DD that will be in 8th grade in the fall. She's been using TT for the past couple years, but midway through Pre-Algebra this year I realized she was retaining nothing and we switched to LOF for a while. While searching other options, I had her try some CLE samples and she really enjoyed it and for the first time didn't complain about math! To help make sure to fill any gaps before beginning 800 next year, I had her work through CLE's Math Development Skills sets. They have 3 available: Algebra; Geometry; Fractions, Ratios, and Proportions and they review material from 200-800. I had her skip all the 800 level sheets since it would be new material next year. You mentioned maybe even needing to review some of the 500 material, these booklets may be a good way to accelerate through some of that or at least pinpoint areas to work on. We've found them helpful as a review in general as well as to fill in holes to prepare for next year.
  2. Last year was our 1st year homeschooling after public school and we used Growing With Grammar and we liked it fine. After reading WTM over the summer and finding a cheap copy of R&S English 4 set, I picked it up to see if it might work for us this school year. I liked what I saw, so I purchased R&S English 3 & 5 for my 3rd and 5th graders. OF COURSE, I found a new (all inclusive) LA program weeks before starting school in August and just had to try it :lol: ! At first we were all in love but then we zoomed through all the spelling lists and had to find something new for that, and the writing wasn't what I thought so started supplementing that as well. We burned out quickly soon after. Sooo I pulled out the R&S English and decided to casually try it a few weeks before Christmas break. Turns out we all really like it and I should have used it from the start of the year! The English 5 looked a little advanced for my 5th grader so I am using level 4 for her. My question is am I OK to use English 5 (which I already have) next year for her 6th grade year or should I purchase English 6? The other option would be to start on English 5 after break and do what we can the rest of the school year...then finish English 5 the start of 6th grade or skip to English 6 the beginning of 6th grade? :confused1: Thanks!!
  3. The author is excellent about responding personally to emails! I have emailed her several times regarding placement and general questions about the programs and she is always very helpful and answers rather quickly.
  4. Kick in the pants 😆 we've been using TG&TB LA just over a week and so far so good...just wondering others thoughts on the program
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