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  1. JoyKM- I could have written your post! We are in the exact situation that you are in except that we are halfway across the country from all of our old friends. No family here either. I love your solution! Thanks so much for sharing!
  2. I hope that I have put this question in the right spot as it does pertain to homeschooling. So sorry if I didn't. We're about to begin our 12th year of homeschooling. I only joined Facebook in the first place because a homeschool social group we were in decided to use it to coordinate events. We have moved out of state and are no longer in the group. I am currently in 2 homeschool Facebook groups for information only ("It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School" and a local county group), but would love to leave Facebook altogether. Just curious if any of you successfully home
  3. Thanks so much for your input, everyone! I think that we will be taking off from outside events as well this first semester and will reevaluate again at Christmas. ☺️
  4. Just wanted to get some opinions on the coming school year. It seems like a lot of homeschool groups (co-ops, tutorials, and social groups) are LOOSELY planning to be open this fall. What are your thoughts on this? If they are, do you feel comfortable taking your children or are you planning to skip this year? As far as co-ops and tutorials go, my kids (high school) don't want to start and then possibly be interrupted if things shut down again and have to switch gears (in person to online) again. They seem to want to just do it all online this year. And, we could possibly plan
  5. Hi! I have a high school daughter and middle school son. Our typical path of learning is doing Charlotte Mason style up through 8th grade and then switching to a more Classical approach for high school. This has worked well for us so far. My question is about teaching geography. I have read most of the Well Trained Mind and have not noticed whether she recommends doing geography alongside all other subjects or doing it as a separate subject. I may have just missed that part, not sure. Anyway, what's the best way to teach this? Thanks so much for any advice you can give!
  6. Thanks so much, everyone! Good ideas to ponder before the big purge. 🙂
  7. Do you keep old homeschool books after you're done with them? I'm not really talking about curriculum so much, because those are always being updated with new editions, etc. I'm mainly interested in literature books and readers (history, science, etc.) -the pretty, illustrated books. I have kept most of ours from Pre-K up and would really love some reasons NOT to keep them now that I will have a 10th grader and 8th grader next school year, who will never read them again themselves. Haha!
  8. I have a 9th grade daughter who is a naturally good speller. We have been using dictation since the 3rd grade and are currently still doing it. She is in an online English class this year. I am trying to decide if I have her doing too much work on top of the class. Just wondering if there is any reason why I would still want to do dictation with her through her high school years? Thanks for any advice that you can give! 🙂
  9. Does anyone know if there are lab kits that can be purchased to go with the God's Design for Science curriculum? If not, how is the best way to do the experiments that are assigned? Thanks! :)
  10. After posting about possibly doing a World Geography year for my daughter starting 9th grade in the fall, I got to thinking about how to fit that in with world history, American history, government, and economics. So, my question is: Have any of you added American history to Mystery of History volumes 3 and 4 instead of doing a separate year of American History by itself. It makes more sense to me to do it that way, but not sure how. Each of those volumes of Mystery of History are 28 weeks long, so if we do a 35-36 week year, that would leave me with 7-8 weeks to work with each of t
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