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  1. Look up the lexile levels of books, put lots on hold at the library and enjoy your child's enthusiasm. http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/reading_levels.htm is a great source of help. Look up the lexile levels of books. My child enjoyed reading through an entire series of books, say all Harry Potter books or the entire series of Unfortunate Events. Then we would see the movie (s). Have you read Charlotte's Web, tried a Shakespeare play or some poetry? My children loved all sorts of myths and folk tales from all cultures. Folk tales from Russia, Turkey, China and Japan were their favorites. Have fun and good luck!
  2. Use the book English From the Roots. There might be 2 volumes, I can't remember. I found pictures and showed them with the roots in the book because little kids can't do all the writing that the book asks. But the book is excellent for its list of roots and explanations. And there is no reason why you can't read it to your child. They can act the words out or do little crosswords or sometimes I let my child illustrate the word. Good luck!
  3. Learn the songs that go with each interval: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~bhammel/theory/resources/macgamut_theory/songs_interval_recognize.html Post the interval on a paper with the song name next to it. Each day spend five minutes playing the interval on the piano and having your son identify it by singing the interval back to you and also singing the song that goes with it. He will learn them in no time. Remember to play them in reverse order too, not just bottom note then top or whatever. Good luck!
  4. 1 - We did all EPGY math courses and had great success. My child did the minimum daily requirement of 20 minutes or whatever and then if they wanted I would let them go on. But, remember the rule is to stop before they want to stop so that they keep on enjoying it. 2 - I had two kids do EPGY and both had different courses, tailored to how they answered. I know one kid would do 120 questions in a day and the other would do 80 and they would be at the same point at the end of the day. 3 - We always listened to the lectures and I had my kids write the title and notes in their notebook each time. 4 - We finished all courses except 2 high school ones within the 3 months. Good luck!
  5. I can relate to all those posts above. I have read through many of them and have experienced the difficulties with school administrators and teachers. I am a teacher myself and cannot believe how un-public the public schools are. They are supposed to be able to handle all sorts. That is why we homeschool and I am reminded by your posts that the difficulties we face are better than those we would face by being in school.
  6. I have used Junior Great Books since Grade 2 level and we love it. We are now finishing Grade 7 (and will be starting A Christmas Carol soon). We read the stories together and follow the teacher guide for discussion. The literature is excellent and we always enjoy the activities and thoughtful questions that provoke different perspectives on the issues in the stories. Highly recommended, even with a couple of kids.
  7. Hi, new here, my kid has taken every math course except geometry, and l.a. up to grade 7. What is the open enrollment program you are organizing and to whom is it open? Thanks
  8. Hi, my ten year old has completed EPGY Precalculus with Trigonometry and every other EPGY math course that they offer. He has also done up to grade ten in vocabulary workbooks with me at home (and up to grade 7 with EPGY language arts). We home school because he is quite talented in music and sports yet we want him to have a transcript. I would like to know if anyone has any advice as to where we can go on in math. Do we go on with the EPGY geometry course or does anyone have experience in this regard? Thanks.
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