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    Always homeschooled, influenced by the WTM, CM, LCC
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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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    BOOKSHARK 5: Eastern Hemisphere $300 Full Grade Package with History (Read-Alouds & Readers), Language Arts, Spelling and Science! You just need to add the consumable pages and math. For more information about BookShark: http://www.bookshark.com/level-5/full-grade/level-5-full-grade/ D-Ring 3-inch Binder with Tabs History 5 Instructor's Guide Language Arts 5 Instructor's Guide Science 5 Instructor's Guide Markable Map Markable Map Markers Calligraphy Kit Sequential Spelling, Volume 1 Books (all in good or excellent condition): Where the Mountain Meets the Moon I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade A Long Walk to Water Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions A Moment Comes Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum The Master Puppeteer The Horse and His Boy Journey to Jo'burg Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze Seven Daughters and Seven Sons The Land I Lost All the Small Poems Daughter of the Mountains Shadow Spinner Call it Courage Henry Reed, Inc. House of Sixty Fathers Water Sky The Kite Fighters The Big Wave The Cat Who Went to Heaven Just So Stories A Girl Named Disaster Wild Orchid King of the Wind Around the World in Eighty Days Ali and the Golden Eagle Li Lun, Lad of Courage Red Sand, Blue Sky Born in the Year of Courage Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes Fun with Easy Origami Habibi Rickshaw Girl Breaking Stalin's Nose 52 Days by Camel: My Sahara Adventure Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk to Freedom Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? Gandhi: Young Nation Builder Mother Teresa Homesick The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls The Boy's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up You Food and Nutrition for Every Kid Improve Your Survival Skills Understanding Your Brain Blood & Guts: A Working Guide to Your Own Insides Usborne Internet-Linked Complete Book of the Human Body Seven Wonders of Medicine It was a fabulous year for us!


  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. I picked it up at the library after seeing this thread, because no one can have too many books on minimalism checked out at one time...right? In the intro she says: Voluntary simplicity is the act of embracing minimalism. Note the word "voluntary." Yes, you have a choice. Do you want to live with clutter, with things you don't need or use? In light of reading the Marie Kondo book (which I had to return to the library), this struck me. I really DO have a choice about how I live. Right now my house is spotless (staged & on the market) and living is easy, in a sense. There isn't much to put away...except library books! And I wonder just what is in those boxes in the basement that I packed up because I knew I wanted to move them! A quote from chapter one: Beautiful things should be used and seen. If something is far too precious to be used for its intended purpose, what is the point of owning it? Food for thought. We recently inherited some china from dh's aunt. I put it into our glass front hutch as part of the staging. Looks great there. But then I was thinking about it. I don't want to look into the hutch and see it forever. I want to see the giant glass mug filled with marbles and glass stones that the kids play with. We don't do "holidays" with fancy dishes. And I don't want burden my children with a box of fancy china that they feel they need to store for...what? Anyway, I mentioned eating off the china to dh and he thought it was a great idea -- his aunt kept the pieces she actually uses (and eats off daily!) and gave the rest to us. So it isn't even a complete set. Anyway, that is as far as I got -- but I'm enjoying it. I haven't gotten to the practical part yet though! A side note (not from the book): I read recently that instead of saying "We can't afford it." to the kids, say "How can we afford it?" I like that -- it puts the emphasis on what you are spending money on and are you willing to change or not to get the desired item. I think this book walks on same path -- changing the way you approach your cluttered-feeling life. So, have you read it??
  11. I hope you got a great start on your projects, and that your kids had a great first day! :laugh:
  12. I started it with my dd5 -- she did pretty well with memorizing the phonograms until we got to OU (I think) -- she really couldn't read the spelling words though (although she began memorizing them). I put it away, along with ALL the school books, until after we move. I do plan to use it again though! It was like Spell to Write and Read by Wanda Sanseri, which I used to teach spelling to my 3 older ones...but without the need for teacher training!
  13. I downloaded it too -- I :wub: geography. Thanks to for d-map link, pinned that to my geography board!
  14. I've been wondering about this myself. Jennifer, you wouldn't recommend just buying the Reading Roadmap w/o having gone through Teaching the Classics?
  15. I haven't had a toddler in a few years now, but I remember each one of them going through the phase!! Occasionally I was organized enough to have specific special toys that toddler only got to use with a specific sibling -- so while you're doing AAS w/ Big Sib #1, toddler gets to do playdoh with Big Sib #2...then you switch (or later in the day) and toddler gets to play action figures with Big Sib #1 while you do AAS with Big Sib #2, then you all do a quick School Song Latin review (no writing -- just singing, actions, flashcards, possibly bingo with cheerieos as tokens, etc). And as Amy said, you are accomplishing a lot already! Now I must go read some on The Planted Trees... :laugh:
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