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Colleen in SEVA

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About Colleen in SEVA

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    Doula and homeschooling mom to 5 young men, member of WTM boards since 2003.
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    VA - Hampton Roads

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  1. Any other thoughts? Perhaps from someone who has used it recently? :) :)
  2. I'm looking for input from those of you whose kids did The Rainbow Science for middle school. My oldest DS has completed the red physics section, and is just getting started with the yellow chemistry section. All of my younger boys are doing life science this semester (at home, and 1 in a class at co-op). I am also teaching a life-science-themed memory class, so it would be helpful to have all my kids on the same general topic. Would it be ok if we put the yellow chem section on hold and he completes the blue biology section now? (I did e-mail them directly, but I'm still waiting on a
  3. ?? :) I hope to find some as well! :)
  4. THANK YOU (yes, I am shouting that, tee hee) to all who have replied. I have been reading with open ears, as high school looms on the horizon in this house. PS -- I had to giggle at the comments of "Well, I *only* have five kids..." -- only in wonderful places like this can I feel like I have a *small* family! :)
  5. Depends on the kid... The first year my oldest son (the Mythology lover) took the test (he was 9), he chose to do take several of the additional ones (the basic 30, the extra 10, the African 10, the Norse 10, and the Native American 10). He ONLY missed ONE question on the Norse section (!!!!!), but because of that he got a silver medal instead of a gold. He was THRILLED with the silver medal, and was proud to tell the grandparents that he had completed the sections of the test "for teenagers" tee hee. I didn't point out to him at the time that if he had only done the required minimum then he w
  6. :iagree::iagree::iagree: The math snob in me turned my nose up at certain programs for YEARS because if their non-challenging, drill-and-kill, etc. reputation. And then out of desperation during pre-algebra, I took my oldest to a homeschool store and told him to pick whatever one he wanted. He chose Saxon. At first I was embarrassed to even tell people we were using it. LOL!! It has made SUCH a difference in his speed, confidence, and overall preparedness for algebra! I had written off the constant daily review as "too much", but now I can see that it was exactly what he needed to internal
  7. A friend of mine is thrilled with membean, but her kids are a little older.
  8. FYI: Don't read about it on Wikipedia if you don't want to know the twist at the end. :/
  9. I don't have kids old enough to give any advice on what you should do, but I beg you to please not take a year off. I did this with my oldest, and it took a year and a half to catch him back up. Please learn from my mistake. :)
  10. The dates on the Mythology page are not correct. I was hoping someone else would point it out. :)
  11. So... it seems that my estimate of around 2-4 hours would be reasonable? Obviously there will be outliers on both ends of that, but a "normal" (gosh I dislike that word LOL) late elementary student can reasonably read it in that amount of time, though not necessarily all at once. Agreed? :)
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