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  1. Thank you for your replies. She has decided to take Spanish and not work quite so hard!
  2. I remember seeing that TarynB, but wasn't sure how to find it. Thank you!! It figures that my husband is from Oklahoma (we now live in Tennessee), but is a University of Oklahoma fan and does not care for O State. I can hear it now if she takes this course!!! :lol:
  3. My dd is starting 11th grade in the fall and wants to learn German as her 2 credits for foreign language. We did the Latin First Form series in elementary and middle school (all four of them), so I was hoping she would choose a Romantic Language. I don't know anything about German, so we need to do something without me. Are my options only Rosetta Stone or an online course? She prefers to do something more self-paced as she will have 2 demanding co-op courses this year, but I know she should get used to juggling her subjects before college. Any thoughts?
  4. We did General Science this year and never got a kit. Everything was normal household stuff. Sheri
  5. My dd did O1 primaries this year. There is a benefit of having a teacher who really knows the subject matter and seeing historical places where they are filming on location. That last part is probably not so much a factor with O III secondaries. I did the course mostly side-by-side with my dd to get a feel for if I could teach next year myself. (Omnibus has been intimidating to me.) The games for reinforced learning got on my nerves a little. There were also lots of computer glitches. Maybe it was because we were using Safari, and they recommended using Firefox. There are no required writing assignments unless you require them and grade them yourself. There is also no discussion, but you can pay for a separate discussion class if you don't want to do it yourself. All grading was done with multiple choice quizzes, and multiple choice mid-term and final. No books or any part of the lessons can be skipped. You are locked out until you complete each and every portion. Overall I would recommend the class. They should have a few lessons online for you to see for free. Sheri
  6. I was ready to drop Latin after this year as well (7th grade). We use the First Form series. My daughter has gotten through Third Form, but it hasn't really been that bad. Two days of the week we watch the lesson and take quiz or unit test. For the other three days, we set a timer and work no more than 40 minutes together, then she does her worksheets and any studying. My husband encouraged me to finish with Fourth Form and be done. We will do our best this year keeping the same time constraints. If we don't finish the book, so be it! No one in my home is interested in reading the Classics in Latin. We will get the benefit of grammar, logic and vocab. and move on. My dd wants to do Spanish in high school, so that is what we will do. It should be pretty easy.
  7. I did not do any outlining outside of WWS1 and first half of WWS2 (I wound up splitting WWS2 because we had so much other coursework to do), but I think it would be better to do some. SWB's outlining lessons are not always cut and dry to someone who has not been exposed to it before. For my next dd I am going to do outlining in history and science before starting WWS1 so she has some background in it. Sheri
  8. I just checked Amazon and they are saying WWS3 will be available this November. Most of the time PHP puts the first 10 weeks online close to release date. Sheri
  9. She has Kilgallon, Sentence Composing for Middle School noted to do in fourth grade if you have completed WWE3.
  10. I love SWB's approach to history and the Great Books in the WTM, but I want a distinctively Christian perspective, and I want it to be easy to follow (minimal prep time). Of course I would not mind figuring out which books to use from a list, etc. as I get started each year. I also am only homeschooling 2 children in two different phases in the history cycle, so I am not concerned about using it for multiple children. Does such a curriculum exist? Sheri
  11. I love R&S for grammar. For writing I think I would go back to WWE4 and make sure narration and dictation were under control. Your 7th grader will probably go through it pretty fast unless they need work here. WWS1 assumes you have this down. Sheri
  12. I have only done the Omnibus I Primaries self-paced online course with my dd this past school year. I did not have the time to read all of those ancient, long books, but wanted my dd to learn from the course, so I bought the online course. They offer early discounts each year. I think it was well worth it. I sat through nearly every class with her and read as much of the books as I could. We still had good conversations together, but the teacher had the background expertise that I did not. However, if YOU are doing this for self-learning, your goal would be to do all the reading yourself and go through the discussion questions. You could write them out, I suppose or sort of talk to yourself about it. :001_smile: I do think if money is an issue that you could really benefit doing it yourself. Be sure to get the CD ROM that has the teacher edition for the answers! Most of the time there is not a huge issue with having a different publisher, but page numbers will be different. I think this is more important with the live online classes so that the class will be on the same page (so to speak). I applaud your desire to be self-educated. Omnibus is a large time commitment since it is three one credit courses if you do both Primary and Secondary Books. I decided to just do primaries for my dd in 7th grade because with her other courses, I did not want to overwhelm her. It worked out well! Blessings, Sheri
  13. Susan, I am curious as to why you didn't recommend any of the Classical Composition books after WWS3. Sheri
  14. Susan, My dd is 13 and has written several (over 100 written pg.) books on her own. (Creative Writing) I have read very little of these, because she will not let me. (I think she is afraid I will correct everything!) I did read a page that was left up on the computer one day. It was pretty good. She hated WWS1 and now hates WWS2, but I feel like she needs to learn how to write these kinds of papers with documentation, etc. Am I doing her a disservice by keeping her in this program? Your WWS books seem so logical and perfect for me, but I am not the student of course. I don't care for IEW. Any suggestions? Thanks, Sheri
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