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  1. It's more of a music history course, but you may want to look into Professor Carol's Exploring America's Musical Heritage, which is targeted to middle schoolers. Good luck! (Oops - someone else also recommended this on the other music thread! Didn't mean to duplicate!)
  2. Thanks for adding that point, 8! Now I really want to read The Green Gables Letters, too.
  3. Oh, I didn't think you were critical, either. Just wanted to add some information that many people don't know. Best wishes!
  4. It usually takes 30 - 45 minutes, depending on the day. My kids don't give me push back, but that's because they've never known school without it. But, here's my top secret: We always do it during morning snack, and that keeps them happy. Isn't "If" a great poem? I'm so glad that you've discovered it! I'm hoping that for my kids it will be a lifelong encouragement. Have fun!
  5. Some positive thoughts about reading the books of Louisa May Alcott today: A very important point to remember is this: We owe much of our 21st-century values to the courageous reformers of the 19th-century, such as Louisa May Alcott. She was a strong abolitionist and supporter of women's rights. LMA was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts when women were given a limited suffrage there. Her family refused to wear cotton because it was produced by slave labor. She never married, so she certainly didn't see women's rights as pertaining to housewives only. She was fi
  6. We will never stop - because I myself still memorize poetry! My eleven-year-old daughter's current favorite is "If" by Rudyard Kipling. We also use the SCM memory box system for poetry - and for everything else! Grammar definitions, science facts, historical points - if it's worth remembering, it goes in the box. The memory box system really works.
  7. (Sorry it took me so long to reply!) No chance of armadillos where we live. I think we've narrowed it down to a squirrel or raccoon - but you're right, it could be a cat!
  8. How lucky you are to have such a great father! Thanks anyway!
  9. Squirrels! It's amazing how those little creatures can do so much damage. I do have a roll of chicken wire sitting around. I'll try that. Maybe I can get the kids to help. Thank you! (I feel for you, too! It's so disappointing to nuture starts inside the house for a month or so only to see them destroyed when you finally plant them outside.)
  10. I did weight the tulle down with rocks, but it wasn't enough! I like the idea of the rigid row covers. That might work. Thank you!
  11. Do you have a source for the electric fence? All my usual sources don't seem to have anything electric. Thanks!
  12. I'll look into a fence with an electric wire for next year. Thank you!
  13. Whatever the critter is, it's not even eating the plants. It's just digging them up. I'll definitely look into Repel All. That just seems like the easiest thing to do for this year. Many thanks!
  14. It will probably have to come to that. I'm just trying to avoid adding another project to my husband's to-do list. Sigh - it probably would never get done. Does anyone have a source for an easy-to-install fence? Does the fence need to be like a covered cage to prevent raccoons from climbing in?
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