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  1. I really look forward to my first cup of coffee in the morning. A couple of months ago, I started forcing myself to unload the dishwasher and start a load of laundry while it’s brewing. Now, it’s a habit. I work for a few hours in the evening and I’ve started to immediately clean and straighten my kitchen as soon as I get home for the evening before I go and chill out. I think I may try adding in cleaning the bathrooms each morning after I’ve gotten dressed. Or maybe right before?
  2. I would definitely contact any school we were considering applying this way and discuss finances with them first, but it is interesting to hear what others think.
  3. We’re not done visiting schools yet, but I think she will wind up with two or three schools she is very interested in. I was thinking it might be wise to pick one of those and apply ED since those applications have substantially higher admission rates. However, I have wondered if that is simply because they take a lot of full-pay students during that period. It would be interesting to know how many ED applicants get financial aid at the schools she is interested in. I will have to see if that info is somewhere on the common data set website.
  4. My dd will be starting the application process this summer. I understand that early decision applications are binding. Does this mean that you can only apply ED to a school that you can afford to pay full freight to? What if it is a school that fully meets need and based on their online calculator, we can afford it? Is it still risky? Is there any way to get a better grasp on the actual costs prior to applying?
  5. The benefits for my ds’s program (leadership vs honors) have been scholarship money, early registration (very important at his school!), better housing, being grouped with the more serious students, being forced to join a club and to find volunteer work (which he loves, but wouldn’t have likely done without being required to). The only downside from my point of view is that he has to minor in leadership studies which puts an extra academic burden on him and removes the possibility of him minoring in something else that might be more useful to him.
  6. This is what my dd is doing. She has World History from all the Omni classes she’s taken, and Roman History from Lukeion, but as of this January (of her junior year) that’s it. So, right now, she is reading through all of Hakim’s History of US Books and then will take the SAT II subject test for History this spring. In the fall, she will take US Government at the CC. Like your dd, she has a ton of foreign language credits, so something had to give. She did have a lot of history in elementary and middle school, though, so we haven’t completely neglected the subject.😊
  7. My dd was also very interested in taking an A&P class this year and had taken chemistry and physics, but not biology. I contacted Apologia to see how necessary it was to take bio first since anatomy was being offered at our local coop and they strongly discouraged attempting anatomy without bio first. The coop felt strongly about students having bio first as well. In the end, she took A&P I at our local community college, loved it and excelled in the class. She’ll take A&P II this fall. She won’t take regular biology in high school because she won’t have time since next year is her senior year.
  8. Oh, I grew up in Putnam County. I haven't been back since I was a kid, but it was such a great place to live.

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    Many of the books for this set were purchased new and are still in new or almost new condition. If a book has an * next to it, it is either an ex-library book or a book that I bought used that is in good, but not new, condition. The set I have includes: 2010 IG - Notes in pencil on the 5 day schedule. No writing at all on the 4 day schedule. Pages bright and clean. Bible: International Children's Field Guide History: The Story of the World 1 - Ancient Times The Kingdom Strikes Back The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History The World of Columbus & Sons Augustus Caesar's World Readers: Mara, Daughter of the Nile Hittite Warrior Theras and His Town Archimedes and the Door of Science The Ides of April Black Horses for the King The Beduins' Gazelle* The Great and Terrible Quest Adam of the Road Shadow of a Bull Leonardo da Vinci Luther: Biography of a Reformer Mary, Bloody Mary The Phantom Tollbooth Read Alouds: The Golden Goblet God King The Trojan War The Eagle of the Ninth* Beyond the Desert Gate Flame Over Tara A Single Shard Otto of the Silver Hand* Master Cornhill I, Juan de Pareja The Westing Game The Shakespeare Stealer Catherine Called Birdy* The Second Mrs. Giaconda Two other books I have are The Bronze Bow and D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. Both have damaged spines, so I am throwing these in for free. The pages of the Greek myth book are still very nice and pleasant to look at. Both books are very useable, so you would not have to buy additional copies. There are 5 remaining books you would need in order to complete this core and they are: The SOTW Middle Ages, Mystery of the Roman Ransom, The Samurai's Tale, A Proud Taste of Scarlet and Miniver, Favorite Poems Old and New. I also own The SOTW 1 Activity Book in good condition and would throw that in for an additional $5 to cover shipping since they are so heavy. ASKING: $225 PPD Thanks for looking and feel free to contact me with any questions!


  10. From what you've described, I don't think it seems funny. It sounds like you are doing and have done the best you can for him. As long as there is some contact through relatives, and you feel he is safe, I think I would let things be until there is a clear message from him that he wants to be home with you. It doesn't sound like you really have much of a choice, anyway.
  11. My son just returned from Boy Scout camp and earned his camping, canoeing, geocaching and rifle merit badges. With the camping merit badge, he's ready for his scoutmaster conference to move on to Life Scout. He is so proud of the canoeing and rifle skills he learned at camp.

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    All three of these books are in great condition. All were purchased new last year, and are the most recent edition - 2010. ASKING $16 PPD Thanks for looking!



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    This set is in great condition. It is very recent -- 2010 -- and the books were all bought new and kept in very good condition. It includes everything except the body book for boys or girls. Price includes postage and insurance. Thanks for looking! Lisa



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    I bought this set a few months ago and decided not to use it. It is in brand new condition. Asking $45 PPD. Thanks for looking!



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    This set includes the lesson book, solutions book and student worksheets, as well as the geometry panels, drawing board, t-square, tangrams and 2 triangle rulers. Price includes postage. SOLD


  16. Thanks for posting this. It's a great resource. I was starting to despair in reading this thread since we've used SL since pre-k, but when I read through the 4-6 grade lists, we've read more than half of those books, many directly from SL, and many others as audiobooks or summer reading in our free time. So, I guess all is not lost. I would like to increase the level of discussion we have about what we are reading and I plan to listen to all the great links in this thread. ETA: I didn't realize how old this thread was. It was linked to a more recent one and I didn't catch that this conversation was over.
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