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Everything posted by DarlaS

  1. Martin Cothran is awesome, but Les Mis vs. Shrek is not his best talk. I heard him speak at Cincy. Loved him in the panel led session.
  2. Thanks! My two youngest will be 6th ad 9th this fall. They both want to do biology, but this is something I would seriously consider (along with a good text) for both grades if our fall looks to be as busy as I think it will be.
  3. What grade level is this environmental science? Tell me more, please! (I am clearly not doing the "no buy" thing lol!)
  4. My two year old 8.9" kindle fire is inferior to the newer lighter tablets. I'm not sure about the newer kindles. They are supposed to be a lot better. I went with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7"). I think it's a nice tablet, but I can't seem to get it from my 10 year old for very long. He has spent HOURS doing duolingo and playing chess online with it. Thinking of getting another or maybe a 10" one (for him): http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-10-1-Inch-Black/dp/B00JKCH4X0/ref=cm_rdp_product
  5. My plan for the next year (and beyond) is to not bring in more than I send OUT. Ideally I'd like to purge 2+ items for every new item.
  6. I did get the tests. I am using them, for sure. Not sure exactly how they well get used, or if I'll use every single one, but they will get used.
  7. :iagree: Sensory issues are not fun. I can't stand the sound of eating certain crunchy things. If my husband gets a bowl of cereal and sits beside me, I will suddenly abandon my breakfast, and go hop into the shower. It keeps me from stabbing him with an eggy fork. :willy_nilly:
  8. :iagree: I check for keys, phone, kids, purse, debit card! lol!
  9. Always? Know yourself. If I did not always put my keys in the same place, without exception EVER, I would lose them. Make this a rule for anything important. You might be surprised how few things there really are that you CANNOT lose. Sure, it's irritating to misplace a book, but it's not life-altering. The checkbook? That's a problem. My house has clutter. None of that clutter contains anything that could be important (bills, keys, phones, credit cards, money...). Those things all have a place.
  10. That was the first book I thought of when I saw the title of this thread! lol!
  11. As a teen if I had worn that dress? There's no way I could have done anything but stand there without flashing someone my underpants. It would have been inappropriate on me at any event for that reason--no matter what the dress code said. I'm 5'6" and have long enough arms. I just have a long torso. I have never been able to wear fingertip length dresses at *any* weight, and never needed anyone to tell me that. I just don't go there--and I am NOT a conservative type. I just think it's common sense to keep underwear... you know... UNDER something. ETA: I have a teen dd. If she wanted to wear short shorts or a top that accented her (relatively new) bustline, I would not have a huge problem with it. As long as it fit her properly and her (hipster) underwear were covered.
  12. Yeah. Every year or so, I consider going back to it and every year I talk myself out of it. I just bought it to give it a good looking over. We have other subjects. I think Saxon will simplify my life.
  13. Thanks for checking! I just ordered the book and the solutions manual used from amazon. I will wait and see if the solutions manual contains the answers and if it doesn't, now I know what does. Don't need it til fall anyway.
  14. The test packed does contain an answer key, right? I was only planning to get the student book, the solution manual and the test packet (not the homeschool packet).
  15. I am going to go ahead and get them. I am strongly leaning towards Saxon for this child now. What we're using now is quite mastery, and she's easily bored with repetition. Can't think of a better way to make someone nuts. :tongue_smilie:
  16. We have one who would LOVE to sleep on our bed. He's an 85 lb German Shepherd and belongs to our 17 year old. I used to let him sneak up on the bed from time to time when dh isn't home. I stopped doing that because it gets him into trouble (He just gets shooed off.) when dh IS home. I let him sleep on the sofa during the day and evening though, often curled up next to me while I read etc. He's so very sweet and snuggly. Who knew German Shepherds were such cuddlers? :001_wub: At night, he sleeps on a dog bed in ds's room instead, and occasionally sneaks into our son's bed. (DS needs a bigger bed, I guess. :tongue_smilie: )
  17. Thanks! I had actually pulled up that scope and sequence and didn't read far enough to see it had the info I was looking for. Ooops! That's a LOT of tests. I wonder what the idea behind that is? :huh: Good to know I can take them or leave them. If I switch my dd to Saxon, I might just do every other one or so.
  18. :iagree: And only after the victim somehow proves his/her worth in some way, and the bullies realize he/she is not so bad after all. :glare:
  19. How many tests are there? It's been a while since I used Saxon. Is it every five lessons (like I seem to recall from the middle school books) or ten? I can't find the info at any online site that sells it... Thanks!
  20. It appears in this situation the teen had never been behind the wheel. That's TEACHING which is not the same as supervising. I am assuming a student driver would have to demonstrate basic competence (not running into buildings and stuff) to get the permit? I would not want to teach someone to drive from scratch, and I am a competent adult driver (with 25+ years on the road). I am more than happy to pay the driving school.
  21. Well, that's a questionable idea, for sure. :001_huh: Glad it's not legal here, even if it would be convenient and my oldest is a good driver.
  22. Okay... Is it even legal in some places for older siblings to teach the younger ones to drive?! It sure isn't here. You have to be the parent or legal guardian.
  23. We love CAP here too! Well... I do anyway. We are using Fable. My son has not been the creative writer, but did really well with his recent amplification assignment--on his own too! No prompting from me at all. (He's ten.)
  24. I am an INTJ who has had two midwife assisted births. I have killed kefir grains. Not all that easy to do, I might add. This is beginning to sound like some kind of "six degrees of separation" thing. :tongue_smilie:
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