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5LittleMonkeys

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  1. The upcoming 6th grade boy is fascinated with these decades so I'm looking at putting together a humanities study that will cover each. I know it's a long shot that there may be something already out there, but perhaps I could pull from different resources so that I'm not starting completely from scratch. What I'd like to cover: Literature and Poetry Movies Art Clothing\Decor\Food Daily Lives Inventions People Major Events Political\Social\Economic trends I'm not even sure what this would look like on a daily basis so would love ideas if anyone has done something similar. Not even sure if I would do all 3 decades in one year or spread them out. I've considered having him keep a journal and timeline in order to make connections between events, ideas, and people, but that really is as far as I've gotten. Thoughts?
  2. Example - The 11th Doctor loves bow ties and fezzes. Often, he can be heard exclaiming, "Bow ties are cool!" and "Fezzes are cool!" The child has bibliography cited for each episode that these quotes came from...how would she cite within the sentence? Thanks!
  3. Thanks! As the person evaluating this student's writing I'm trying to "teach" mechanics without squelching creativity. I think I like the hyphen.
  4. A light rain trickled through the fall leaves orange like a sunset hanging above my head. Thanks!!
  5. Freesia - have you begun using this yet? I've looked at the website and downloaded the samples and like what I'm seeing so far. I'm not seeing writing instruction...are you familiar enough with it to give more details?
  6. I'm using this right now with a group of highschool students ranging from 9th to 11th (the older ones were a bit behind in this area). Along with the Jill Pike Syllabus it is a full credit for an average or young student. The syllabus has the students go through Teaching the Classics over the first few weeks and also adds in work with To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, and Hamlet. Jill blended the additions of those three works with the WttW materials beautifully. WttW itself uses many short stories and poetry to teach and practice the skills. You could easily add in additional reading and writing assignments to further practice the skills covered. Combined, these resources have made an engaging, fun class for my students. Like the pp, I have LOVED teaching this program. I wish I could find another program just like it to move these students into next year!
  7. Greek History using History Pockets along with A LOT of supplement in the areas of recipes, art projects, dressing up as a favorite Greek god or goddess, D'Aulaire's, and some play acting of historical events. Medieval History using Project Passport (purchased a one time license) with similar supplements as above. Art - various resources- Meet the Masters, Discovering Great Artists, Dynamic Art Projects for Kids FIAR based classes - Read a book, do a craft or art project based on a theme, or literary element of that book. IEW style writing up to Unit 4 using mostly Aesop's Fables for re-writes. I incorporated a ton of grammar into this with the use of games and the dc LOVED it. Botany - no one resource - just a different experiment each week with an ongoing project for them to sprout and grow a bean plant at home and report on it's progress to the class each week. Sloppy Science Experiments - making slime, oobleck, silly putty, mentos and coke, density rainbows, egg drop experiments, walking on eggs, etc.
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    These are the 2004 Edition, comb bound books. Teacher Manual \ Student Text Workbook \ Student Test Workbook All books in very good condition, no writing on the pages. Asking $35 including s\h. Media Mail. Prefer paypal.

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    Teacher and Student books both in good condition. There was some pencil writing in the student book but I've erased it. Asking $35 including s\h. Media mail. Paypal please.

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    Excellent condition - Disc used once. Asking $28.00 including s\h. Prefer paypal. Non-smoking home.

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    Reduced to $10.00 Elegant Essay Writing Student Workbook. Fair condition. Contained some writing but I've erased...some pages it is very faint but still usable. Asking $12.00 including s\h. Media mail. Prefer paypal.

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    Reducing to $35 All programs in excellent, like new condition. Pages are clean, discs have only been viewed once. All together in a 1 inch binder with dividers. Asking $40 for the set including s\h. Will ship media mail. Prefer paypal.

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  13. I purchased one of the volumes of Implications of Literature for dd16 upon the recommendation of Cyndi. I agree with everything she says about it. :) Dd16 isn't using it exclusively...she has other whole books tied to her history, but I do like it for the additional genres, critical thinking questions, writing assignments and vocab work. It provides us with enough high school English work so that her whole books don't have to be analyzed as much and she can just enjoy reading them.
  14. Here it is on amazon. Not a bad price if you preview and decide you don't like it. However the TM is a bit more $.
  15. I'm using the 5th and 8th grade levels this year and plan to use the 9th grade level next year if I can find a good deal on Amazon. (mosdos no longer publishes the 9th grade level but there are oop copies floating around) We love these programs. I feel good about the different genres of selections they have. Something I wasn't very good at when I was pulling lit together on my own. And I like the fact that my dc are learning skills and topics that often get left out when you are just reading and discussing books. What I'm most pleased with is that my dc are having to really think about their reading in order to answer the critical thinking questions...these aren't your basic comp. questions. The exercises in the workbooks provide extended reinforcement of the literary elements being taught in addition to vocabulary work (no need for an additional vocab program). There are a few writing exercises that I don't assign since my dc don't care for creative writing prompts, and some of the extension exercises I skip since making a turtle out of clay or drawing a picture of a horse doesn't seem applicable to the study of literature to me, but other than that I don't find anything in the levels I'm using that I would consider busy work...and I have a pretty keen radar for work that doesn't have value. Between the text and the workbook you can find plenty of meaningful exercises. Now, I can't speak for the lower levels (3 or 4) since I haven't used those. The TM isn't necessary for using the program unless you want to spend 3 hours a day on literature...honestly there is so much packed into those TM's it was overwhelming to me. It just about paralyzed me from using the program at all, but once I put those aside and focused on what was in the text and the workbook I found a wonderful open and go, semi-independent curriculum. The TM is useful for answers since, as a pp mentioned above, some of the questions really make me think too, and I like to refer to the TM to see if my dc and I are on the right track in our thinking. The answers to the workbook are in the TM as well. However, I feel that even without the answers this could be a very do-able program. Even if you don't answer some of the critical thinking questions perfectly right you've still gotten your dc to stretch their brain and consider the different possibilities.
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    Complete First Form Latin from Memoria Press. Test 1 and 2 and lessons 1,2 and 3 were filled out in pencil. I've erased but the writing is still very faint. All books are in excellent condition except for the student text which has a few pages that are beginning to pop out of the binding. Asking $80ppd. Shipped Media Mail. Non smoking home.

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    Here is a link to the book I have. This is brand new...never used. Asking $10.00ppd. I ship media mail. Pm me if interested. Thanks!

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    Teacher's Guide 1\2 , Workbook 2, and Reader 2. The Teacher's Guide covers both levels (1 and 2 ) for 2nd grade. The workbook and reader are only for level 2...you would need to purchase level 1 of each. These books are in excellent, like new condition. Asking $35.00ppd. Will ship media mail. Please pm me if interested. Thanks!

    $35.00

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    Henle Latin I set with Guide to Units I-II. These books are in excellent, like new condition. Asking $30.00ppd. REDUCED TO $25.00 I also have the Mother of Divine Grace Syllabus if you are interested in working through the Henle more quickly. I purchased it used so it already had some pencil and highlighting marks, and the first 4 quizzes have been filled in with pencil. I will include this free if you want it. Pm if interested. Thanks!

    $25.00

  20. Emptied out all the useless kitchen\dining room things out of my hutch and bought baskets that will slide in to the bottom and organizers for the drawers. Now, my youngest 3 can store all of their individual school books in there...right next to where we do the majority of our school! I also have enough room to put pens, pencils, tape, glue, markers, scissors, math games...I don't know why I didn't do this years ago!!

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    2. Chris in VA

      Chris in VA

      That sounds great! I love beautiful storage! (Ok, that sounds dumb, but ykwim)

    3. Lizzie in Ma
    4. 5LittleMonkeys

      5LittleMonkeys

      One of the perks is that I ended up with 4 boxes full of stuff that I realized needs to go into a yard sale...so maybe I'll earn a little extra cash to buy more books! :)

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    DVDs and Workbook both in very good condition. Workbook may contain a few stray pencil notes - I erased the few I found, but it's possible I missed a few. Asking $100ppd. Will ship out media mail. Non-smoking home. Thanks!

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    Teacher's Guide is in excellent, like new condition. The workbook has lessons 2-4 completed in pen or pencil. Only asking $10.00ppd for the set. This would be an economical way to determine if this program would work for you. Pm me if you are interested. Thanks!

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    Teacher's Guide 1\2, Workbook 2 The Teacher's Guide is for levels 1 and 2, the workbook only for level 2...you would need to purchase level 1 workbook. Asking $25.00ppd. Will mail media mail. These books are in excellent, new condition. Pm me if interested. Thanks!

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