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  1. Nan, I am glad to hear an update on your son. Good job to both of you! 😊 I returned to teaching in the local high school in 2014. I printed Nan’s advice and put it in a file. Every year when I clean out my desk, I come across that paper, read it and re-read it. It is crinkly and worn now, but I treasure it. As a 9th grade teacher with a high-stakes testing subject (English), it was just the advice I needed to console both my students and their parents. I also shared it with my coworkers. Now I teach upperclassmen (History & Government), and I am happy to see that Nan is still right - not just about her own kids and homeschool kids, but this advice is good for public school kids as well. My own son decided to try high school, stayed, graduated and did very well and is thriving in college. This is the son who didn’t read until he was 10, who I am certain would have been streamed into special programs and labeled when really he just was just a slow bloomer. Homeschooling didn’t just save him from the frustrations he would’ve experienced; it allowed him to blossom in his particular strengths - which he is now pursuing in college. My husband and I are forever grateful for the blessings of homeschooling.
  2. Just found this thread and spent the last hour trying to read it all but skimming a lot due to time. Great thread! I pulled up a few links - but not all yet - and so far I love the examples I see of Kilgallon. I've never even heard of that book but I really like it! Thanks for a great thread!
  3. This is awesome! Thank you! I'm clicking away already. :)
  4. Snake hunt - in my house

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    2. SGPS


      I really hope good things for you. Personally, I've never had much luck with reptiles leaving my house that conveniently. My hope for you is that you don't have my luck. lol

    3. loftmama


      You guys are too kind. Didn't sleep a wink. Really miss sleep. :)

    4. SGPS


      Comfort yourself with the thought that it's not deadly. lol

  5. Ok, I got tears in my eyes when I saw that he won! It reads like a story... Congratulations! Now if I could just follow along with your curriculum in the future, I think we'd be golden! :)

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    For Sale, Priced between $1 and $10 + Media Mail Shipping from Texas 1) Saxon Math 2 Teacher’s Edition, by Nancy Larson, Spiral-bound, ISBN - 1-56577-015-3, Good Used Condition, $10 + shipping 2) Shurley English 6 Teacher’s Manual, by Brenda Shurley, 2001, ISBN 1-58561-028-3, Acceptable, $10 +sh Sold 3) First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained MInd, Levels 1&2, by Jessie Wise 2003, ISBN 0-9714129-2-8, Acceptable, $5 +sh Sold 4) The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, 1999, ISBN 0-7534-5194-8 (red cover with King Tut in foreground, small tear on upper spine) Acceptable, $10 + ship 5) Drawing with Children, by Mona Brookes,1996, ISBN 0-87477-827-1, GUC, $5 + ship Sold 6) Spelling Workout C, Teacher’s Edition, by Philip Trocki, 1994, ISBN 0-8136-2842-3, $1 + sh I accept PayPal and will ship as soon as funds clear. Will combine shipping.


  7. So glad I found this thread. As a former English teacher and a current homeschooler I get asked so many questions. I'm just going to send them here! Great info. Great details. Very helpful.
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