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  1. Sorry I can't comment on Shormann Algebra 2 because my son just started it, but I was very pleased with Shormann Algebra 1. It is a great program for us because I am not a math person and each homework assignment is graded as soon as the student finishes and submits it. There are helps for all the problems and the student can always go back and watch the lesson or parts of it again. If the student follows the program as intended it works very well, imo. There is a lot of information for the parent to read through before starting, but I found it very helpful. It seems like all the bases h
  2. We will be using Dave Raymond's American History. I also bought American's Founding Fathers and The American West from The Great Courses as a supplement if my son wants more.
  3. Yes! It is feeling monotonous here, too. We don't do all the discussion and my son will not refer to his cards when he isn't sure about something, so I think we need something different. He wants to keep going with the series though, which I find strange. Hopefully someone will chime in to help us out!
  4. We've been using Fix It Grammar since my son was in middle school, but I am looking into Easy Grammar book 10 for next year. Has anyone used both who can compare them for me? If we stick with Fix It, he'll be in book 5.
  5. I'm pretty sure next year is the first year they are offering chemistry.
  6. Does anyone have their kids take French with Sally Barstow through Aim Academy? My son wants an online class and this one looks promising.
  7. I'm considering it a lab science since there is so much observation.
  8. I'd love to hear about this, too. I'm planning on using it eventually, but my son really wants to take their astronomy course next year, so that's the plan.
  9. Yes, two years of W & R and I was very pleased. I've signed my second son up for it for next year and am trying to figure out which class to sign my oldest up for because we can only choose one.
  10. We are similar to you! We'll be doing Breaking the Barrier Frecn 2, Dave Raymond, and I'm thinking about SA Rhetoric 1 and American Lit. Has your child done all the Writing and Rhetoric books?
  11. Same here. Two strong-willed people in the house is two too many! I remember telling him when he was challenging me at five, "You are not going to win. I am always going to win." He's really wearing me out now, though. Besides the strong will, we are dealing with ADD. We've never had him tested, but it runs in my family and 99% sure he has it, too. I've always thought so. I took a look at that podcast you mentioned and thought, "Yep. That sums him up to a T." Not many people I talk to can relate to what I'm dealing with.
  12. This has been our experience with our son since he entered the world.
  13. Competition has been very valuable for DD as a motivator. She's found how she "places" in the intelligence pecking-order. It's been eye-opening to her. This would be great for my son since he thinks he is super smart. 😳 It's been good for her social life, too. There aren't many homeschoolers we know in the area that are her age so going to a b&m school opened up more opportunities for friendships. It's not a panacea, but it's better. The good thing about where we live is there is a large homeschooling community, so the available activities and social opportuni
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