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  1. O.K. dear ones.  Just need some advice.  This is for my 3rd dear child. 


    With the first two children, I started Latin in 7th grade and we got 2 credits of Latin in high school in addition to 2 credits of Spanish.  More of what Susan talks about in the WTM book.


    And then comes the 3rd child. 


    He grew up with strengths in Math and science, but in the early years, he struggled with his reading.  After YEARS of working on his reading, he is up to  above grade level in reading and continues to soar in math and science. 


    BUT, we are just now starting in Latin, due to the "reading issue". 


    He is "probably" going to major in engineering.  And at our local state university, he will not have to take any language courses in college. 


    So, here is my question. 


    If you had to start Latin, so late, what curriculum would YOU use, with a math/science guy, who is going to major in engineering?







  2. Does anyone know where I might could see a Table of Contents for Writing With Skill Book 3? 


    Trying to decide what to use next year for my high schooler and looking at all the options.  We used WWS #1 in 8th grade, but this year we used EIW 9th grade.  While he really understood how an essay is structured with this curriculum, however,  much of his STYLE that he had learned with WWS, went out the window. 


    So, trying to decide what to do for next fall.


    Looking at several options.







  3. Heh, y'all just wondering about this. Is Apologia going to be putting out a DVD w/Rusty Huges to go along with Biology, like they have done with their other titles. I know right now they have a DVD to go with Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics. But they don't have one to go with Biology. These DVD's are not the same as the Red Wagon Tutorials. The ones I speak of, come straight from Apologia.


    Does anyone know if a Biology DVD from Apologia is in the works??





  4. For over 19 years I have been on meds for Hypothyroidism. Thought I would be on this the rest of my life.


    But now I have hit menopause......And my thyroid levels are too high....What? So, over the course of a year, the doctors have been gradually putting me on lower and lower doses. And I'm feeling MUCH better.


    At the rate that I am going, I may be on a very low dose or completely off medication soon.


    I googled this on the internet, but found more about how your thyroid levels got WORSE during menopause, not better.


    Has this ever happened to anyone?



  5. Just quickly, I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was around 14. Had seizures on the first day of my monthly period. (Talk about a hormone overload!)


    There was also a connection with not getting enough sleep. Staying up late was a "no-no" for me. Still is for that matter....


    So, hormones/lack of sleep were the cause of my seizures during puberty. Once I hit adulthood, I grew out of them.


    Looking back, my seizures also happened in the early morning, so there could have been a Low Blood sugar connection to them also.


    I was on Meds for about 10 years.


    There is hope. And a God who heals.


    Praying for you and your family.





  6. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the new CLE Algebra I continues with the spiral approach of the younger years OR if it takes on more of a unit approach, adding more and more as you go.


    I hope to see a Beta version of this at the homeschool conference next week.


    Any help would be appreciated.





  7. An older version of TWTM had Abeka in it. Abeka was also one of Cathy Duffy's 100 top picks.


    Now, I don't know if ANY grammar program will be interesting, but this is a workbook style, and will get the job done. Has lots of review built in, though, not as much as Analytical Grammar. But much easier on mom or student to grade, than AG.


    We have ONLY used the grammar portion of this workbook.


    Not expensive either.


    Sometimes we want something that is "new", when the old standbys are still working just as well or maybe even better......Hmmmmm....



  8. I have four kids. I understand the "wanting to shorten your day". I really do.


    So, I too was drawn to CLE, especially for my younger students. (They are now going into 7th and 3rd.) During DS's 5th grade year, we decided to try a few light units. Just to see if it was a good fit. WAS IT EVER!


    My time is minimum. About 5 to 10 minutes to teach the lesson. (And I agree with Faithe, WE should be teaching math.) But then the student can be responsible for the review. And if you are comfortable, they can check the lesson.


    Test scores have come up. WAY UP


    4th grade(With BJU):Total Math on the Stanford:National PR 74/Stanine 6

    5th grade (with about 1/2 year of CLE)Total Math on Stanford:National PR93/Stanine 8

    6th grade (With whole year of CLE 6) Total Math on Stanford: National PR 96/Stanine 9


    We also love the cost of CLE. Especially if you want to just "try it out".


    Most of all, I LOVE the Christian Worldview in CLE. Love it. We also use the CLE reading.


    Just wish we had found it sooner.





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