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  1. I started a Keto diet. I know its so cliche but I would eat carbs, not sugar as much but with my calories I was maintaining my obese lifestyle. I was reading a cookbook sample on Amazon and she stated she started with reddit r/keto forum so I went there. Went to the FAQ, went to the Keto calculator, added the Carb Manager app onto my phone. and the first week I lost 9 pounds. I haven't been under 200 since before my son was born (2017). I do not come close to meeting their recommended fat, but I do eat less than 20 carbs per day, most days I'm at 1000 calories or less and I actually drink water and also eat lots of protein. I weigh all of my food and just cook for the family but just change a few things so I hit my macros. Instead of barley pancakes with the kids I use coconut flour for mine (no syrup or sweeteners), Instead of tuna fish or salmon salad sandwiches I just put mine on a bed of spinach. I eat lots of egg scrambles, we have burgers just no buns for me, I chose vegetables over grains or potatoes and its been a pretty easy transition. I also eat Halo Top Ice cream, when they have a treat and its delicious. Instead of our plethora of asian cuisine on rice I just use veggies or cauliflower rice. I have no gym in my town, I live in rural area in Alaska so walking means moose and bears plus a gravel road and lots of interesting people - I would have to take my kids with me and that isn't safe plus we winter means 5 hours of measurable light and snow... I needed to make a lifestyle change and I think this is it. We have Amazon Prime and started doing some of the fitness videos ( Zumba, yoga, 15 minute work outs) this week. Good luck on your journey!
  2. Math: MUS Beta, (currently in Alpha) LA: Spelling: AAS 1 Phonics: AAR 2 Grammar: ? Handwriting: ?, we have been doing HWOT but thinking of Zaner Bloser switch Science: My Pals are Here 1a/b (November to April), nature journals the rest of the year Art: Currently do art illustration with a read aloud book but may look into something more formal Social Studies: ? Language: Mango Homeschool (otherwise Latin with MP) *We will homeschool part time in the summer covering phonics, spelling, math, science journals, art with read aloud.
  3. Evan Moor has homeschool bundles that you could check out to see what they recommend. It would take a couple of publications to equal a well rounded curriculum. We subscribe to their online library called teacherfilebox because we use history pockets, daily activities, never bored kids books, high frequency words and everyday literacy activities plus seasonal and unit study activities especially to follow up a documentary or interest for kinder and 3rd grade. They do have interactive lessons for some subjects and they have a very thorough sample to review as well as a trial membership to their digital library.
  4. *We homeschool all year and roll into the next curriculum Math - MUS Delta (starts July), Epsilon (January) *fav class LA - WOL 2b, 3a *fav class AAS 3, 4 Editor in Chief 1 (currently in beginning series and used mostly for punctuation) WR 2a/b (does not enjoy fable/narrative 1 but if we can’t come up with a writing program we will continue) Social Studies: ? Currently in History Odyssey and GeoMatters US Geography (dislikes both). Science: My Pals are Here -We decided on exposure vs mastery for bookwork (Nov-April). During months with light we spend time outside learning native plants and wildlife, being able to identify the salmon and fish we catch, identify rocks as we beach comb as well as types of aquatic plants and life. Foreign Language: currently in Latin but has requested Spanish. Sports: Basketball and Native Youth Olympics. Music: needs to choose an instrument
  5. We love AAS it’s very thorough and even for an older child starting at level one was very remedial it created a great cadence of learning and expectations. We also identified that the multi sensory approach was the best as we often tripped over our letters. (Oral spelling: Niece/written: nicec -does not see a difference) After leaving ps in 2nd grade where there was no spelling and trying out Spelling You See, Building Spelling Skills - Evan Moor and a public school hand me down (HMH or Pearson). This was our first kiddo that wasn’t a natural speller but a phenomenal reader. Our oldest competed in spelling bee’s at 3rd grade placing in districts and going to state competitions - he was in A beka curriculum.
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