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    Always homeschooled, influenced by the WTM, CM, LCC
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    Virginia, beautiful Virginia
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    I like to read, write, draw, garden, I'm thinking about knitting...
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    Teaching Cursive: This Method Works created by Linda L. Corson I can buy this new from the publisher with for $35 including shipping -- if you have a used one for less that $25, please let me know!



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    Paragraphs for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach by Don and Jenny Killgallon I can buy it new with Prime shipping for $32 but if you have a good useable one for less that $25, please let me know!



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  4. Why is 42 not an option?! I voted for 9, because it really is my favorite number. :laugh:
  5. We own that Fall Out Boys CD and have I personally have listened to it in the car repeatedly. I even commented on that song to my kids: "This song makes no sense -- I can work a miracle, SHE wants to dance like Uma Thurman, and I can't get YOU out of my head??" I had NO idea of that next line. NONE. I just looked at the Centuries lyrics (because I do like the way that song sounds)...there are a few lines in there that I don't care for either (Come on, come on and let me in/The bruises on your thighs like my fingerprints). Bah. I have no recommendations. I think we are going back to lyric-less classical music, which was even considered risque in its own time...
  6. I'm interested as well. Every once in awhile my kids go through a manga phase and I look into Japanese -- here is my Pinterest board for it. My dh recently said if TWO of the children actually learn it (he studied it in college), he will take the family to Japan.
  7. I will be back in Arizona in a few weeks, after 5 years in the swamps of Virginia! Okay, we're coming out of swamp season now -- I'm going to miss the autumn weather with the leaves changing colors and the magical walks in the woods during the winter snowfalls! BUT I'm excited about returning to the East Valley. While I consider myself a classical educator, I'm actually contemplating BookShark 5 this coming year for my 10 & 13yo...
  8. Power Hour from a blog post on Forever, For Always This coming fall I'll have 10th, 7th, 5th, and K -- school together time is just hard. But after reading this post and thinking about the title Power Hour, I'm feeling inspired!
  9. Years and years ago I had a homeschooling friend who was mentored by Carole Joy Seid (via phone I think, although maybe they met in person also). I remember CJS recommended a math curriculum that was domino based and lots & lots of good books.
  10. How many of you have actually gotten to the sentimental part -- photos/scrapbook/paper trip mementos? My house is decluttered and staged. I got rid of SO MUCH by asking "Do I want to unpack this?" before I read the book. Now I'm bored and contemplating opening my 3 unorganized plastic bins that all contain photos/scrapbook/paper trip mementos. When we were cleaning & decluttering, I just said I'll deal with those after we move. But now I seem to have time (nothing to clean, no school going on) in large chunks between getting everyone and the dog out of the house for a showing. I could start on those bins. In a controlled way! But I'm afraid nothing will spark joy and yet I'll just keep it...because it is a physical photo. I don't have any new physical photos since...oh, I don't know 7-8 years?? And the years since then are on 2 defunct Apple computers that we haven't attempted to get the photos off of yet. Just thinking out loud here...
  11. Donate any of the clothes that don't bring you joy! Or you can't part with any that way (baby clothes can fall into that sentimental category!!) by some other criteria -- if I was shopping for a new baby would I buy this particular piece?
  12. The Great Latin Adventure might be the perfect fit -- I used it with two of mine when they were about 12 and 9. The older one had done (or was doing) CLE 6 English, and she did both levels of GLA in one year. My son took 2 years to do the program and I did it with him. I wish I had not recycled the student pages now -- I just did it as part of my great homeschool clean out (and these two particular kids are now 18 and 15!) -- so I could more accurately describe the grammar and layout. I don't remember it being Lesson 1, Lesson 2 like CLE but there was definitely a solid followable structure that I appreciated. My 18 went on to do MODG Henle program (both years) and GLE gave her the foundation she needed to do Henle on her own. My 15 did Memoria Press First and Second Form with a coop, and then jumped into an online Latin 2 class with the 2nd half of Wheelock's. They both had a solid foundation of Latin from GLE. We had started with Latin for Children, tried to get through it twice and gave up. I did like the LfC ending chants (probably because I learned them first) but GLE was the first Latin program we actually got through!
  13. My husband wouldn't let me buy the book either -- he said I would just declutter it when I was done reading it. And he's right. But I'm so glad I borrowed it from the library!
  14. Awesome joy sparking! I gave away my shelf-worthy matching Philo and Josephus books last week. They looked fabulous on the shelf in my previous house, but hadn't been unboxed in 5 years. I did not miss them. And if I put them out and someone came over & DID ask if I'd read them...I'd have to say no and feel guilty. So, off to new homes they went!
  15. I just wanted to say that I :001_wub: flashcards. And the Great Latin Adventure -- both my now 18yo and now 15yo went through 1 & 2. When I was going through my saved homeschool stuff, I finally recycled their student pages because I really didn't want to unpack them after we move (posted about that in the KonMari thread), but I did spend a bit of time reminiscing about how much we had all enjoyed/learned with the program! Slache -- your plan for Greek sounds great! The more invested you are in the language, the more your kids should learn! And I do hope you will produce a curriculum! A few of my kids enjoyed Elementary Greek (I taught 1 & 2 at a co-op) and my 15yo went on to do year with Athenaze via the Lukion Project, but EG wasn't a good fit for all of them.
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