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  1. I seem to have lost leverage when I did this. And to be honest he knows very well I’m learning it too. Maybe I can retell same thing in a more positive way.
  2. Yes head of AOPS or the person who does those videos is certainly his favorite :-). Andrew Pudewa is next in line. We took a pottery class and the teacher was half native american whose grand parents lived in our area so when he talked about anything pottery or history of this area we could see how passionate he was.
  3. He doesn't seem to have mcuh of a problem with the materials itself and so far he has the independence to do his work within day in whatever order he likes. I'm hesitant to give more freedom as i see with him the more choices he has the more he is lost. BUT i see your point about parameters and i will try to add it in slowly. It's all him. We're always talking through whatever questions he might have since he wants to know why we're doing something the way we're doing. Some of his religious questions had me for a spin but this one is defnitely more mature than any
  4. Even on one of the bad days my DS says he prefers HS than going to school BUT just wishes his schoolwork is same as PS. As i think out loud my DS might want the best of both the worlds very less schoolwork like PS, lot of breaks and reading time (he loves reading) like @home. PS was an easy ride for DS and HS is making him think. We did adjust his schoolwork to reflect some of the changes he would like but complaining never really went away. Dynamic of our relationship during school is something even i would like to sort out before taking deep dive into next grades. What he said in
  5. See I do have the look but in this case I wasn't even sure and was caught off guard. This is true for us we we discuss a lot of things and if they still have questions we've something called interest time in our house where they can research about a topic of interest and let me know of their findings (great alternative to passive tv time) This is stark contrast to our area where we hardly have private schools and generally everyone prefers public schools which have a good rating. My DS is above average but didn't get into gifted programs hence what
  6. He isn't struggling but constantly keep on comparing how little he had to do in school ( 2 pages a week for math). We did talk about it a lot changed amount of work he needs to do. Everything was easy for him at school and now he have to put a little effort which he capable of and actually enjoys once he gets into it. Not sure about pre teen hormone since this is the only place we are rubbing off everything else is completely normal. He never questions my role as a mother it's only when it comes to teaching he has a problem. I'm learning math in a very different
  7. Hi, This is our first year of homeschooling and it’s been a roller coaster ride for us. It is something I’ve wanted to do for a while but never had a reason to do so until this year. My DS (just turned 10)recently asked “what made me think I can homeschool when I don’t even have a minute of teaching experience” This brought out the feeling I was having that I do NOT bring anything to the table as their teacher. We mostly follow scripted curriculums ,do read aloud and for science very light unit study approach. I didn’t study here so all this is new to me too hence I do scripted cur
  8. This is exactly what we love too!! If we stick with this curriculum then i have to ad something to matchup to it's grammar which seems advanced to me. I was looking at MCT for grammar route but town level doesn't seem to be in line with lightening lit grammar. I'll check out Sonlight readers package and see. I feel the same way. This looks interesting i checked out the discussion area and we would love to have conversations like those. Book list in lightning lit is awesome and I loved that my DS has a chance to read/reflect and discuss those. We
  9. I'm thinking for next year and want to get some recommendations. We're using level 4 as below. Writing - We don't use the writing part at all ( instead we do IEW level A DVD set (older version)) Grammar - He isn't retaining much from it and there isn't much review .I strongly feel he needs a proper grammar book. Reading Comprehension - This seems to be the only part we're using along with book discussion. My DS loves to read and enjoys most of the books he would be totally fine if we continue but i'm worried we will end up supplementing a lot. I wonder if we are
  10. Thank you Kirsten for sharing your expereince. So far we have done them in parallel (BA online and SM workbook) and it's been working well for us so i'm looking forward to continue with same format book and online. It's reassuring to know that BA 5 should be enough for AOPS. I might read up more and see what others might be using.
  11. Did anyone use Understanding Pre Algebra by Critical Thinking co? Right now my child is doing Singapore Math Standards 5 along with BA 4 and should be done by Summer. He will continue on BA5 for rest of the year or longer if needed. I can't seem to decide if i want to continue with SM6 since i heard it's mostly a review and also SMLive states kids can move from SM 5 to pre algebra. My child is mostly independent with math if he doesn't understand anything we go through it or he watches math antics videos. We love everything by critical thinking (he started Balance Math teaches Algebra re
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