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  1. Lori, this is so incredibly helpful. Thank you so much! I am intrigued with Grammar for Writing. I'd like to see more. I'm glad there is an option to request a sample. I know my comment on the content for AG has raised interest. AG is a wonderful curriculum, and it would be my first choice to use. I simply don't feel comfortable using their sentences from topics that seem sort of hot in our society today. I'm sure others would have no problem using them at all. I spent most of the day yesterday comparing and contrasting my list of possible choices, and I ended up selecting
  2. Wow, Heartsjoy, thank you for detailing your answer. You are the second person to recommend EG. I will go back and give this a look. It is so interesting to see how you paired EG with Shurley English. This, to me, is a sign of a true homeschooler. :) When my children were young, I remember trying to tie parts of our schooling together. That was part of the fun back then! I appreciate your feedback.
  3. Ellie, this is exactly the kind of feedback I need. Thank you!!! The notes I made beside each curriculum were intentionally brief. I used EG many, many years ago. I listed it as a possibility because they have high school level books. I just remember so many lessons- the books are thick. I am concerned that the students would not connect the dots as well as they might with one of the other named programs. I do want diagramming instruction. That is pretty important to me if I can something that can be scheduled for my co-op. I am also leaning away from Winston Grammar the
  4. I'm on the hunt for a grammar curriculum to use next year with the English class I teach at our local home-school coop. This will be roughly for 8th-10th grades. I love AG, but in this co-op where I teach, I don't think some of the content would be accepted favorably by parents. The scope, sequence, and structure (for scheduling) of AG would work beautifully for my classroom if only the content were a better fit. This is what I'm looking for- a grammar curriculum that: Fits a one day/week class (Monday) meeting... HW is done at home throughout the rest of the week Is logically o
  5. I'm on the hunt for a grammar curriculum to use next year with the English class I teach at our local home-school coop. This will be roughly for 8th-10th grades. I love AG, but in this co-op where I teach, I don't think some of the content would be accepted favorably by parents. The scope, sequence, and structure (for scheduling) of AG would work beautifully for my classroom if only the content were a better fit. This is what I'm looking for- a grammar curriculum that: Fits a one day/week class (Monday) meeting... HW is done at home throughout the rest of the week Is logically o
  6. I'm on the hunt for a grammar curriculum to use next year with the English class I teach at our local home-school coop. This will be roughly for 8th-10th grades. I love AG, but in this co-op where I teach, I don't think some of the content would be accepted favorably by parents. The scope, sequence, and structure (for scheduling) of AG would work beautifully for my classroom if only the content were a better fit. This is what I'm looking for- a grammar curriculum that: Fits a one day/week class (Monday) meeting... HW is done at home throughout the rest of the week Is logically o
  7. Sue had a wonderful time at the birthday party last week. Would you all please help me know where "last week" fits on the diagram for this sentence? It seems that it modifies the verb. Had last week. Thank you for the help!
  8. Woo Hoo! Y'all are wonderful! I have just discovered your replies, and I will take some time to think through each one. It will be tomorrow sometime before I'll have a good chance to do that. I truly appreciate your help!
  9. Ladies, would you brainstorm with me? I will be teaching a Shakespeare unit to 7th-8th graders at my local homeschool co-op this coming year, and the sky is just about the limit for what I can do. This will be a Monday-only class, and the Shakespeare part should last about 30-40 minutes each Monday. Students will complete homework Tuesday-Friday to hand in the following Monday. My class will also be learning a variety of sentence constructions and writing short paragraphs with them as well as working through Jr. Analytical Grammar Mechanics at the same time. I would certainly want to i
  10. Life is all about relationship. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit live together to love and support each other- one heart, one purpose. The chief purpose in our life is to glorify them; anything short of this is a form of religion. Religion is completely different from relationship. Religion is man seeking fulfillment to life in his own way. For one, religion may be service to mankind or finding oneness with the beauty of the earth. There are an infinite number of options to choose from. Any of these may make one feel good about himself, but none of them equal intimate frien
  11. We live in the country and use Exede satellite internet. Over the 6.5 years we've been with Exede, they have only improved their service. Although Charter cable internet was our favorite at our former residence, we are generally happy with it. Currently, we have 100 GB to use each month, and we usually make it 3/4 of the month with that. Afterwards, we still have functional internet, yet competition for bandwidth becomes noticeable at peak times. There are five of us almost always online. Four of us are schooling (high school and college) because of being home. It is even raining (st
  12. I need a Bible study resource for ds to use with the New Testament. Currently, he is working through the Old Testament using Taking the OT Challenge. You can click on the link to see it. I like this book's simplicity. It works through the OT with daily readings and very brief thought questions to help the student "chew" the passages read. Why didn't the author write Taking the NT Challenge????? https://g.co/kgs/zPeYuL Any ideas? It is important to me that the resource is simple to use, reads through most/preferably all the text, and offers a method by which the text can be
  13. Wow! Thank you all so much for such wonderful ideas! I had to be away for the afternoon, and I'm just now reading most of the comments. I will have to review them tomorrow because I'm just to tired to process everything now. If I have follow up questions, I'll post then. I REALLY appreciate your help!
  14. Thank you, Prairiewindmomma. I just checked. There is no Meals on Wheels where he lives. I've just called and left messages with three councils on aging in my area. Hopefully someone will call soon. I appreciate your suggestion!
  15. Ladies, he has Type II diabetes but is generally quite healthy. He has had a recent setback, though, and he just doesn't want to have to cook for himself anymore. I know there are food plans that make meal prep easy. These companies send you everything you need for a meal, and you only have to provide minimal effort to have one ready. He is in a very small town. There is a super Walmart, and a few grocery stores, but that's it. There is no Whole Foods, etc... However, I'm open to shopping where I live which has specialty stores and then shipping to him. I need to consider all options.
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