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  1. Last little chickie has been accepted to her schools: University of Memphis and Union University in Jackson, TN. She wants to stay local and major in either physics or electrical engineering. I wanted her to add either Mississppi State or Tennessee Tech, but she thinks those would be too far from home. I am almost "retired". Not sure what I will do with myself. I have homeschooled since 2001. Blessings to all of you, Brenda Scott
  2. Forgot one more: Ultimate Guide to the MATH ACT, Second Edition
  3. Well, here's the thing. I am looking for an ACT math prep that will pull up my DD's score about 2 to 4 points. This is my 4th child and she is fairly confident with math. She is presently doing D. O. PreCalc. Here are things that I have on my shelf to use: Barron's ACT Math and Science Workbook PWN the SAT Math Guide And The Real ACT prep guide(The Big Red Book) I am asking because I am having some health issues(nothing serious) and I need something that she can do mostly on her own. If you weren't feeling quite yourself, what would you use? Th
  4. Thank you everyone for the helpful information. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back. I was under the weather for a few days. This looks like it might be doable for our last "little chickie" at home. Thanks! Brenda
  5. Last "little chickie" has an opportunity to participate in a high school Science Olympiad team. Has anyone ever done this on a high school level? How much time will this take? She has an interest in going into a STEM field. Any information you can give us would be helpful. Blessings, Brenda
  6. Well, for my last little chickie at home, Clover Creek Physics with Jetta Seboly was her absolute FAVORITE! "Little Chickie" is even SAD that the class is over. This is not an easy class, but Jetta has done an excellent job of putting this information together. Jetta is a personal friend of mine. I am SOOO proud of her and the job she has done with these classes. She puts her heart and soul into it. She LOVES her students and wants them to do their VERY best. We HIGHLY recommend this class, especially for those going into a STEM field. Little Chickie also liked Derek Owens
  7. Thank you SO much for mentioning the Erica Metzler books. I had seen them, but was not sure if they would work. You have been very helpful, RootAnn! Blessings, Brenda
  8. Now that I have some FABULOUS ideas on how to prep for the math portion of the PSAT(see previous post), what kind of ideas do you have for prepping for the Reading/Writing portion of the PSAT/SAT? This would be for the summer. Thanks! Brenda
  9. Oooo! "PWN the SAT" looks fantastic! 😀 Thanks! Brenda
  10. Yes, Prairiewindmamma, DD is about to finish Algebra 2. She will start PreCalc in August with DO. So we are good with that. 🙂 And gstharr, I have the Barrons SAT book on my shelf! Thanks for that reminder. Completely forgot about it. I think she just needs some weekly practice with math review. Khan should be good for that. And then Barrons closer to time. Thanks for all the information! You guys are GREAT! Blessings, Brenda
  11. No, she hasn't! I will put that on the list of things we can possibly do this summer. Thanks!
  12. Just wondering if any of you have ideas that we could use this summer to do some review that would help with PSAT next fall. I am not as concerned about the Reading/Writing portion(though I'll take those ideas too) of the test as I am the math portion. She is about to complete Algebra II with DO and has strong math skills, but could use some review, to help with her confidence. Any ideas? She will be a junior next year. I am about to head to band, so I will check back later in the day. Blessings, Brenda
  13. I second the Biblioplan. We used to use Tapestry, but needed something much simpler. That's when we found Biblioplan. Year 4 would cover the time period that you want to study.
  14. I can not believe that I am planning for my sweet baby girl's 11th grade year. Does not seem possible. But here is what we have so far: AP English Language/Comp (Blue Tent Online) Pre Calc (Derek Owens) Chemistry (Local Co-op class-Already had Clover Creek Physics this year....."Hi, Jetta!!) US History (Biblioplan year 3) Band/ piano (Local homeschool band) Bible: ( BJU book E plus Proverbs study from Biblioplan) Summer: She may start Notgrass Government over the summer. We shall see.....
  15. Yes, with our last little chickie here at home we also are using the Health Lifepac with her this year. It was good for her as she is a very independent, left-brain child. (It was good for me, as I really didn't have to "teach" that one. Just graded her tests.) She chose to work on it about 3 days a week(MTW). We will still finish it in a year, but a 1/2 credit class. She chose to do it this way, as she has science labs on Thursday and Band on Friday in another city. But with her older siblings we used Total Health and Abeka Health. By far the AO Lifepacs have been the easiest to use.
  16. Yes, Ellie, I too loved the way WS teaches. And I have several of the older copies. But this new one seems to have fleshed out a daily lesson plan for the book, which was something that I REALLY needed. And it has included the Reading Strands with it, so that you are alternating each week between either writing or reading. I have one more little chickie at home to teach and she LOVES writing and reading. She "could" be an english major......too soon to know. I thought she would enjoy doing some WS for fun every few weeks. Over the years I have alternated between Writing Strands, Wo
  17. Has anyone here checked out the updated Writing Stands? The updated version for high school is titled Writing Stands Advanced 1 and 2. Any thoughts? Brenda
  18. Garga, What do you think your rising 11th grader will major in in college? I had two STEM guys who headed to college and so they did Calculus their 12th grade year. However, I had another student who was going to major in dietetics and she didn't need Calculus in college. She only needed College Algebra. So she used her 12th grade year to get College Algebra out of the way at our local community college. Just giving you something else to think about. Brenda
  19. Thanks, Julie! I also searched around on the website and found that I could sign up for email reminders. But I will put August 1st on my paper calendar. Blessings, Brenda
  20. Does anyone know when fall registration for Brave Writer begins? Thanks! Brenda
  21. Yes, I included both of them on his transcript. I called them Physics I (Honors) and Physics II (Honors) Hope that helps!
  22. Just to respond a bit about why we did 2 Algebra based physics. I know that it was overkill. But for THIS student, I just felt that he needed a bit more review of the Physics concepts to make sure that those skills were solid. So that when he switched to a calc based physics, that he was still not struggling with the physics concepts. We did the same thing for Calc. He took the DO's AP Calc, but we didn't take the AP test. And then this fall, as a freshmen, he started with Calc I with all the other freshmen engineering students. He has thanked me OVER and OVER. He even said just yester
  23. This is what we did. My son, who is a Mechanical Engineering major, took Jetta Seboly's Clover Creek Physics in 10th grade. Then, we followed up with DO Honors Physics in 12th grade. I just don't think that engineering majors can have too much upper level math or physics. Just an idea. Blessings, Brenda
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