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    Hello, WTM Friends! Four years ago I posted an announcement here on WTM for the beta for our online violin program, Practice Monkeys. Over the past 14 years, this community has always been my go-to for homeschooling classically for our home. As families join our classes, I am always delighted to hear when someone was recommended from these forums. These forums are like my home-town in homeschooling. 🙂 My little violin classes have expanded very nicely and our families wanted other programs, so that now we have program offerings in Piano, Guitar, Cello, and Self-Defense, as well as a Great Books High-School Humanities program that is in beta testing this semester. Our music programs are based on the Suzuki Philosophy of music education and our piano program is developed from Haruka Kataoka’s original style of teaching the Suzuki Piano curriculum specifically. Our Self-Defense program is based on Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, and so they are classes in wrestling with the aim of defending oneself against a larger opponent. The Great Books Conversation Humanities Program is based on Mortimer Adler’s study of the Great Books of the Western World entitled: The Great Ideas Program. This semester we are offering an introductory deal for our programs: 50% off for the first two months of tuition. The deal will extend through St. Patrick’s Day, the 17th of March. Please email me with any questions you may have. We look forward to serving more of our community here. Sarah Van Kleeck www.practicemonkeys.com practicemonkeys@gmail.com

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    Five months ago I posted my new Online Suzuki Program that was in BETA form. Five months later we are in serving families in four different countries and all the way across the US. Our online program is bringing Suzuki Violin education to areas where there are no Suzuki teachers or any violin teachers at all. And with a family subscription, families are enrolling multiple children in our classes. Suzuki Violin Education that is truly affordable for families. And now we have a partnership with Homeschool Buyer's Co-op for 50% off our regular subscription for our Video-Only program, too. Several of our families found out about our program right here, through word of mouth, on WTM forums. If this program can help you in your educational goals - sign up for a week of free lessons and check us out. We'd love to serve you. :) From our homeschooling home to yours - www.practicemonkeys.com Sarah Van Kleeck

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    Hello Friends! I've just launched my ONLINE Violin school! Check it out! I'd love to help your kiddos learn the violin! Our class subscription is for family, too! Come on over! - I have a FREE help class each week. Here is the sign-up for that. Would love to meet you! www.practicemonkeys.com Sarah Van Kleeck 9-year member of WTM Homeschooling mom of 8 Suzuki Violin teacher for 26 years

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    I am a long-time WTM homeschool mom (joined this community 9 years ago!!) and thought I'd post here in case any Suzuki parents are soon-to-be Suzuki parents are interested in taking part - I have taught Suzuki violin for 26 years, and over the past two years have developed an online program that will provide both excellent string instruction and convenient support to busy parents of Suzuki violin students while also helping families cut down on the expense of private violin lessons. I am not ashamed to say that I have tailored the program to homeschoolers. Well, because I am one. And I know what would help ME. Lol. I am currently in the BETA stage of development, and as such am enrolling students in a three week trial of my online classroom, beginning January 8th, 2018. The BETA is free, I am just asking for an exit interview and a review to help us improve the program and make it the best it can be. Our official launch for the program is scheduled for February 5th, 2018. This is our BETA video ( ) that went out on social media this weekend. Sign up for the BETA at (www.practicemonkeys.com) . Go to (www.facebook.com/practicemonkeys) for more info on the program. Feel free to share with anyone to whom it may bring value! Thank you!! Sarah

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    All prices do not include shipping. I will estimate shipping based on your zip code and let you know. I take paypal, and am also willing to swap, as I am looking to switch to Saxon Math (all levels through Algebra). I prefer workbooks to be clean with no writing. I am also looking for Fallacy Detective, Apologia Elementary series (Jeannie Fulbright), and First Form Latin materials (2nd, 3rd and 4th as well). I would also swap for any new workbooks from Explode the Code series - except the 1/2 books. RS Manuals A-C, $30 each Transition Lessons - $10 MP Kindergarten teachers manuals and workbooks (the first one is written in for the first 10 pages or so). I also have SRA Phonics and the blue and red readers. This package I will probably sell for $50. If you want the readers, they will be an extra $35. SRA phonics would be extra if you wanted those. ($10 each for the new ones, $2 for the one with some pages missing) Living Memory - $25 (this is the bound version I bought from Lulu) Miquon workbooks - all colors available. Orange has a few pages already done. I will sell these for $4.00 each. HOD Manuals - Little Hearts, Little Hands, Bigger Hearts, and Preparing. All manuals $25. Getty Dubay Italics - Teachers manual ($5), Science copywork ($10), Character copywork ($12) These are brand new. Alpha Omega math for grade six. Almost complete set, no writing except a little in the first one. - $18 for the whole lot. Sequential Spelling DVD - Level 1. $15, includes the book and DVD

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  6. I have Living Memory and Grammar Recitations by Cheryl Lowe and some of the MP instructors manuals for grades K-4. I just didn't like all the Greek myth memory. Seemed like a waste of time to devote that much memory to myths, when there was little to no history and science memory. So I just bought the Classical Conversations Foundations manual and it's all there for me. I'm not in love with the skip-counting, but everything else is great, and laid out very well. It's working well for us, and surprisingly, not as difficult as I thought all that rote memory would be. My 1st grader is doing
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    Some shelf wear. A few pencil markings. $30 plus shipping. Transition Lessons - $10

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  8. I have an inkjet printer, Canon MX410. It is an all-in-one, so I am able to copy and all that, but all the ink just comes out of the cartridges, so I guess I am assuming that copying is the same price as printing. I'll look up the difference between inkjet and laser, though. That's something I had not considered. Thanks also for the comment about the drum having to be changed on some copiers. I can see how that would really rack up the price. Also, I'd want decent quality, which might not be available in cheaper copiers. I do print and copy alot, though, as many of our workbooks are now
  9. What are the differences? Is toner cheaper? For a family that prints/copies alot, would a copier be cheaper to run than a printer per sheet? I have to add that I already have a printer, and really like it, but we do go through quite a bit of ink. I was just playing around with the idea of getting a copier next time around. Anyone have experience?
  10. You can add Professor B to the list.
  11. I just found out that Professor B has a new pricing schedule, along with a 30 day trial. They do have a monthly payment type of plan, but it is much more expensive than their new price, which is $100 for three years of one level. They just don't have it up and published on their website yet. You have to call to set it up. I was so glad for this deal, as it makes the program the price of the CD again. One level covers three grades, with the printable workbook included. Just wanted to spread the word - I found out through a review on a blog, called, and took advantage of the deal.
  12. I'm looking for a solid history program for the next few years, and I need some help in thinking this through... I'll give a little insight into what I'm trying to accomplish this year. I'd like to start with ancient history this year with my three kiddos (4th, 3rd, and 1st). I'm not concerned about a 3, 4, or 5 year cycle. I want it to be fairly easy to implement, effective, and hopefully come with a solid memory program. I was hoping to not have to come up with the memory sentences on my own, but am not scared of doing that if I have to. I'm considering: VP online self-paced courses,
  13. For grammar, I like the ACE English PACE's. It tackles grammar really thoroughly between 4th and 8th grades in a non-taxing way for me. I like it because it does diagramming and word usage and covers verb forms, regular and irregular, as well as all the other bells and whistles you can imagine come with our non-simple, fraught-with-exceptions English language. For a work-text type, it's quite good. Very teacher friendly because it's meant to be an student-led kind of curriculum. I've been happy with it. It's a subject I don't have to plan. Whew! Now onto other planning... ;). Like wri
  14. I love WTM '99 edition. I really learned alot about strategies for evaluating curriculum from that edition. I keep it close at hand for a good refresher every now and then. As for PHP products, I've tried several of them and the presentation of the material just don't fit me or my kids. Doesn't stop me from achieving a WTM education, though.:)
  15. My 7yo son does this. But he an exceptional reader. At first I tried to get him to stop skipping words by telling him he was skipping words, but that just frustrated him. So when I realized he was skipping words because he just read so fast, I required less reading aloud from him, but when I do listen to him read aloud (which is every couple of days now), I just ask him to slow down and speak clearly, as opposed to pointing out that he's skipping words. It's honestly just a different way of saying the same thing, but he responds to it better. In fact, he usually corrects his skipped words now
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