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  1. I have one who delights in tormenting me. But I know he adores me too. And... well..... I don't really get it either, except I think he loves having POWER over his mama. I am am working on keeping my cool. I am trying to chuckle at his antics and hoping they diminish when they get less of a negative reaction.
  2. Is there a similar assessment for FLL? I would love to have that info too! Thanks again!
  3. Ours is 3RAcademy. All three of our student's names start with an R!
  4. Thank you all for the wonderful advice. We are going to start with the assessments for today's language arts:)!
  5. My dd is starting 4th grade tomorrow (and no I am not ready)! She hasn't had any formal writing experience, but she reads above her grade level. Should I just go ahead and try level 3 or 4? Are there any sort of assessments available? Do I need the text and the workbook? In the sample of the workbook it seems like there are directions for the instructions. Ack! I am so overwhelmed.
  6. Susan, I see what wapiti means about the font size. Although it looks great on my screen, when printed it was TINY. This curriculum looks wonderful, aside from the tiny-ness of the print! I printed it out to let my DD try the first exercise. I imagine she will want to read all the books after enjoying the excerpts! Thanks, and thanks also because this board is such a blessing! Shari
  7. Amy! Thanks, I appreciate your input. (I should have said that before!) I keep re-reading all these posts and mulling it all over. I assume that we wouldn't be ready for ALL or WWS. It took me some time to figure out what they were! Didn't there used to be a decoder around here for all these acronyms? I could have sworn there was, but I couldn't find it! I am going to take another look at FLL and WWE too. Anyone have experience with Shurley English? I like that is has both Grammar and Writing... and jingles =).
  8. any suggestions for English Grammar?
  9. Hello All, We are just starting to educate classically with the help of CC Foundations this year and although my daughter is nine, we opted not to start CC Essentials until next year, as a 5th grader. However, I want to be sure that we are preparing adequately for the Essentials. I have been advised to worry more about writing than diagramming. I confess we haven't done much formal writing at all. And we've only done a very laid back English Grammar program. We are considering doing IEW Student Writing Intensive A, which would be a big splurge, but sounds wonderful, however it doesn't include English grammar. Or we are considering Shurley English (3?) in it's stead. Those are the faves at the moment. Also thought a bit about FLL and WWE. Is Outlining a skill they need for essentials? I was told not to worry about diagramming before then, but to focus on writing. Do you have any advice on preparing for entering Classical Conversations Essentials as a 5th grader? Thanks! Shari
  10. I was just wondering what little ones favorite building sets and educational games are. Legos? Magnetix? I have no clue on pre-reader educational games. I am sick of Candy Land! I have DD2 and DD4 (5 in march) and DS7. I really want to find some things that would work for keeping tthe boys working quietly while reading aloud. And for playing together as a family. Thanks for your ideas! Shari
  11. They do like to sing, but not if the CD is annoying!! I just keep thinking of the Awana Sparks scripture cd --- oh the annoying fake sounding children's voices, and the not so catchy tunes.:crying: Whereas the kids singing on the Steve Green's Hide em in Your Heart are really enjoyable --and the songs catchy. My kids just start singing them at random! Anyone tried the Math-U-See sing-a-long with their little ones?
  12. Thanks all! I can't believe I missed the placement tests link. We will take care of that when she gets home today. =) And sounds like we will just need one set of blocks for starters. One more question- anyone try the Skip and Count CD useful? I have 2 preschoolers too.
  13. Hello, My daughter is in 2nd grade and I'm about to take her out (Nov 1). I really want to be ready to start working on Math and making it fun. I believe that Math U See would be a good fit. Although she has a grade of "excellent" in math, I am really don't think she has a firm understanding. I am not sure what I need to buy. 1. Which level would she need? Should I just start from the very beginning with the Primer? (I have a Pre-K guy too and will be ready for that stuff before long!) I can't seem to find anything on their site to help me in selecting (tell me if it's there--I can be blind as a bat). 2. Do I need the 'completer set" of blocks from the get go? I also saw where they are coming out with fancier books! I wonder if the price is going to shoot waaaaay up. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!! Shari
  14. Was this the same day you took your child out?
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