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  1. All really good thoughts! Thank you ladies for your help!
  2. Wow, thank you to everyone who responded! Some great things to consider. Maybe the home idea isn't looking so bad! ;-) It's so nice to get input. I'd love anything more anybody has to say.... thank you so much to those who took the time to respond! I'm taking notes! I know when my 4 kids were younger if this was available I would have used it! Trick is to be affordable enough people want to take advantage of it and yet enough money to make it worth it. I would make $130 subbing in the local school district... that would not be possible doing "in home".
  3. I have this idea to start a homeschool "respite" business. It would be a place where moms could send their child for a day or two at a time say for instance when other kids in the family are sick, or mom just needs to focus on something else, but she still wants school accomplished. I would not TEACH as much as facilitate and oversee work being done. Has anyone heard of anyone doing this or have any of you tried this? I'm just thinking about all the ins and outs right now and am wondering if there are any BTDT people out there. I have googled and can't seem to find anyone who has done this. It may be way out in left field and not doable, but I'm just trying to think of creative ways to make an income. I am a licensed teacher so I do have that credential as well as almost 10 years homeschooling K-11th grade. My thoughts were to have a place, say a church, where we could meet. Or my other thought would be to go into people's homes, although that would make it difficult if mom wanted to get things done at home and kind of negate the "sick kids" benefit. Anyway... thoughts on this? Do you think it would work? What kinds of things do you think I need to consider? Thanks for any input you may have! I'd be particularly interested in people who have done this or know someone who has. Thanks!

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  5. Mine are older so no basket, but pretty much I require 45 min. a day of free reading, but it has to be books I approve. My oldest is 15 and my youngest almost 11... 3 boys, 1 girl and never did a copy of Captain Underpants or Junie B. Jones cross our door step! :-) But don't ask about the bazillion stupid cat stories (Warriors) that have been the main diet of my 11 y/o. :banghead:

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    Everything you need to teach Algebra 2 and Trig. Teacher's manual (which has a copy of the student text in it), full solutions key, tests and test answer key. Plus, instructional DVD from Math Without Borders as well as Geometer's Sketchpad. Everything is in good condition with no markings. Price is ppd for continental US. Cross posted. Shipped Media Mail.


  7. Well, it's at the beginning of Jacob's geometry so that's why I ask. He is my oldest so I've never taught geometry before so I don't know how much he'll be asked to do, but it's been on his first few assignments. Thanks! I will give him grace.... you learn so much with your oldest! Poor kid, I am always apologizing to him!
  8. My 9th grade ds just started geometry. I'm wondering how strict I need to be on him when he measures angles. He sometimes is 1-2 degrees off. What do you all do for grading? Do you allow them to be a little off? With triangles I get that he can be very accurate, but what about measuring angles in general? Is it important that he is spot on?
  9. Thank you for this! I had seen this, but couldn't see much of what is in it and the description doesn't say a lot. Helps to hear from someone who has it! Does it have fully worked answers?
  10. Yup, that's my back up plan. Just wondering if there was something else out there. Likely what I will go with though!
  11. So, my oldest ds used Dr. Callahan's plans for Jacob's Algebra last year. The one thing we didn't like is that the tests covered 3 chapters at a time. I really like to give test chapter by chapter. My dd is now taking this course this year and I'd like to have different tests for her. Is anyone aware of tests someone has made for Jacobs that is chapter by chapter?
  12. My "baby" will be 5th grade next year! Wow! Here's what I'm planning... History/Geography: Combination of Mystery of History and History Odyssey HOD style (we used HOD this year and loved it, but couldn't afford two sets for next year as I'm splitting my younger two up so I'm designing my own similar program) Science: Apologia Land and Flying Creatures Writing: IEW Ancient theme, Copywork and Dictation Spelling: AAS (but I may drop this as dictation is working well for spelling for him) Math: Math Mammoth 5/6, Life of Fred (finish decimals/percents and likely start pre-algebra... this kid is a math freak!) Literature/Poetry: various books and a literature response journal, Robert Frost poet study Grammar: IEW Fix It book 2 Distraction 101: How to look like you're working when you're not... and how to distract others so you are not alone in your "not working". :party: Bible: I'm going to teach all the kids the inductive bible study method. They will each get to choose a book we'll study, then they will have daily quiet times with assigned reading and we'll get together once a week for study together. Excited for this! Regular exercise Piano I think that's it!
  13. I just want to tell you about a great customer service moment I had with Pandia Press (History Odyssey). I used a couple levels a few years ago with my oldest. Now I'm going back and want to use them with my younger 2 boys. I bought digital copies, however I forgot I had one of them and ordered it AGAIN! Arrrrgggg.... realizing my mistake when I started to download, I contacted them and asked if there was any way they could look up my info, prove I already purchased it and instead apply my money toward a different download. They did just that AND told me to keep the new download because it had been updated since I bought it. I then asked them if the other ebook I had was updated and indeed it had been and they sent me that update as well. I really appreciate them working with me, helping me out... it was my mistake all the way! Just thought I'd let you know this is a great company and if you're looking for a history curriculum that uses WTM methods, and is all nicely laid out for you (and your child) check this out! Their timeline is gorgeous too!
  14. Thanks! I'll check this out for my Physical Science child... since Illustrated guides doesn't have PS yet.
  15. Here is the link for Apologia... sorry it took so long, I'm not on very often!
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