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  1. My 7th grader reads a good bit on his own and we do some reading comprehension/vocabulary stuff. I feel like we need some lists to just read through together to work on this. Suggestions?
  2. We did Dancing Mat last year with my 7th grader so I'm looking for something different this year. I see Typing Pal is on Homeschool Buyers Co-op for up to 5 students so I'm leaning toward that. Any other suggestions?
  3. I'm wanting to add in a Geography study for my kids (K, 2nd, 4th and 7th). We use SOTW for history so this is extra and will only be one day a week. I'm okay with it taking longer than one school year. I don't want a big curriculum that has tons of projects, I'm mainly looking for a good spine with country info., maybe maps, pictures, etc to use with the resources I already have. I'm looking at Memoria Press Geography but I'm unsure on which one to get and would like other suggestions.
  4. Has anyone used this after using SOTW 1-4? We are currently doing history as a family and that's what I'm leaning toward for next year. My oldest is going into 7th and we will be using SOTW vol 2. I do have him do more writing, assign the questions and make sure his reading list is appropriate for his ability. I'm tempted to buy her high school books and read myself but was curious if anyone has used them for 7th grade and could offer a review.
  5. I'm just seeing this but thank you so much for writing this and the encouragement.
  6. Thank you for the suggestions. ❤️
  7. I've tried searching the forums but I'm not having much luck. My oldest is finishing 6th grade and I had planned to start Latin with him this year but it didn't happen. I really lack the motivation to start and consistently do it. Advice? Forum threads, Articles or podcasts that really motivated you to put forth the effort? We have GSWL and that's what I would start with next year if we do it since I already own it. Thanks.
  8. Thank you so much for all of these resources ❤️
  9. Anyone know where I can see samples of this?
  10. I can’t find any sample pages or reviews for the Spanish.
  11. Is it possible to start both of these the same year with no previous experience? If your answer is no, Which would you begin with this year? My 6th grader has no preference but I’m wanting to do both. I was thinking GSWS and MP First Form.
  12. Thank you. He has great penmanship so I'm not worried about that and honestly, he's a decent speller. I looked at Spelling Workout and it seems to cover several things that he will probably like. Writing was a complete guess, since we haven't done much. IEW is popular among most people here so I showed him a few reviews and a video and he said he wanted to try it. I saw that Fix it is a free download on Homeschool buyers co-op so that's why I thought we could try that. I'll take a look at Easy Grammar, thanks for the suggestion. Thank you. My son also seems to really do better with very clear expectations and directions. He's really wanting more independence so he doesn't have to wait on mom to do certain things. I'm trying to keep that in mind as I look at things.
  13. My oldest is going into 6th grade and we have not done much formal LA. He does read good books daily but is not an avid reader. He hasn't had much formal grammar, writing, etc. We have used Spelling Wisdom in the past but not consistently. We used Bravewriter last year but he was not a big fan. I started noticing gaps last year and unfortunately so did he. He would come home from co-op or church and say things like "everyone else in my class knew a certain word but him." He now thinks that he is not very smart and he really is. I try not to get caught up in that but when we talked about this year, he wants "something more." My plan that I'm thinking is SWI B by IEW (I just bought this after my son watched a video on it and said he liked it), Grammar (maybe fix it), Spelling (Spelling Workout). I started looking over the 6th grade planning threads and noticed a lot of people do an all in one LA like R & S, ELTL, LLATL, etc. I looked at a few samples and see lot's of things that he hasn't covered. Would you suggest I just pick something like that to cover everything and just add the IEW for writing? I'm feeling really lost about how to approach this year. Thanks.
  14. Can anyone tell me if I can use the current edition of the student activity book with the 1st edition manual and readers? I realize the pages may not match up but I don’t mind figuring that out so I don’t have to order a new set.
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