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  1. Tell me about it! I just had boys before she came along, and none of them ever wanted to do this. 😄
  2. I did a search last night and found a whole bunch of archived topics here that answered my question. A number of people called it Math for Liberal Arts, and I also found some who called it Applications of Mathematics. I think I would go with something like that. Thanks!
  3. What if he's already done algebra 1 and geometry? Won't it look weird to have a "Math 3" after that? That's why I'm asking. Unless I change all the course titles, which I could do.
  4. If you use Mathematics: A Human Endeavor by Harold Jacobs in high school, what do you call it on a transcript?
  5. Thanks, that's helpful. I had also thought maybe I would let her copy it instead of doing it on her own. So far this week, she is content to let me write it down, but we'll see what happens.
  6. Good for you! That sounds amazing, and a big commitment on your part. Sounds like it's working really well. 😄
  7. For that age, I just have my kid read an article about whatever they are researching (or a portion of a book) and then basically write a narration. If capable, you could have her take notes from the source. I begin requiring more than one source closer to age 11-12, but that all depends on the ability of your student.
  8. I'm doing WWE 1 with my first grader, although loosely. My question has to do with narration. She wants to write down her own narration instead of having me write it down. I'm not sure why I wouldn't let her try if she wants to, but how do I handle the spelling and such? Should I watch her and require her to write it down correctly, like I would with dictation?
  9. I attempted Jump In with my then-8th grade son. We only used it for the first chapter. I think he is a natural writer, although I'm not entirely sure of the definition of natural - I came to that conclusion because if I give him an assignment like, "Tell me about the bacterial colonies you were reading about in biology," he'll come up with something great, but if I try to use curriculum with him that breaks writing down into steps, he flounders and has no idea what to say and his writing becomes pretty bad. I'm not sure if that makes him a natural or not. I did really like Jump In in that the steps and the assignments were very clear. I liked the way it was set up. My son has always typed his writing assignments and did with Jump In also; you don't need to write in the book. I can't speak to the kinds of writing prompts because we didn't stick with it that long.
  10. My kids especially forget grammar over the summer. Other things not as much, but definitely grammar. So, I would also suggest giving it more time.
  11. I think it works, at least, I've done it before, especially in science and history where you can be more interest-led. One year, even though I had lots of science resources at home, I just wanted to try a new shiny program that had just come out, so I went for it. We had a fun science year and I didn't regret it. So I think it works.
  12. Oh, somehow I missed that The Book of Astronomy in the title IS the Memoria Press one. Ha. Oops. Sometimes when a kid is interested in something, no book about it is boring. When my oldest was in elementary, he read the God's Design books for fun. He loved them, and I've heard a lot of people say they are dry and boring. So maybe it'll be fine for him. 🙂
  13. Probably Signs & Seasons could be done in junior high, but I'm not sure I'd attempt it for elementary. Your son does sound ahead of his age in this area, though. The only other books I can think of to recommend are Tiner's Exploring the World of Astronomy, The Astronomy Book from Master Books, and I also have God's Design Our Universe, but it's not nearly as engaging as the others or the Apologia books. Would the MP Astronomy not work for him?
  14. I looked at the description of it at CBD and there's no age or grade level on it, so maybe that's why.
  15. Is the Apologia elementary astronomy book too young for him? My son adored that book in 4th-5th grade and still won't give it up (keeps it in his shelf so I can't put it with the other science books).
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