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  1. Covenant would be on our "list" I think, if it were a bit closer to us. But Union is just at an hour and 15 minutes from our house. And we have toured the campus, being that it was so close. But just wondering what you guys noticed while on campus. If our experience was strange, or normal. Or was my experience "clouded" because I GRADUATED FROM UNION'S RIVAL ACROSS JACKSON...LAMBUTH UNIVERSITY and I can't BELIEVE that we are even LOOKING there.:confused: But Lambuth is not the same school it was 20 years ago. Sigh...... Brenda:001_smile:
  2. Any thoughts this morning on Union University in Jackson? Blessings, Brenda:001_smile:
  3. We are right there with you in the same boat!;) DS, our oldest is narrowing down his list of schools. We started with these qualifications(His qualifications, in his junior year)...Small liberal arts school, not more than a days drive from home, with majors in math and history.... BUT....as we have visited some of the colleges...the Feel of them just didn't fit him. For instance, we visited Union University in Jackson. The school just felt BIG to him. Too spread out. And he didn't really connect with the folks there. But "on paper", the school fit his original criteria. Union is
  4. Heh, Polly! Yes, any information would be great at this point. Thank you so much! Blessings, Brenda P.S. Belhaven is still on his "list".;)
  5. DS visited this college yesterday and got to hear about the scholars/honors programs there. He was pleasantly surprised. This school is only about 1 and 1/2 hours from our home. Yes, it is a state school, but it seems to have a smaller school feel to it. He liked it. Anyone have experience with it? Blessings, Brenda:001_smile:
  6. In our home, the PSAT in the sophomore year is your "practice year". And for those students who have trouble taking tests like this, the more practice, the better.... We have a Sophomore this year who will be taking the PSAT. Brenda
  7. Both of you helped so much. That was exactly what I had planned that we would do...But just needed confirmation. This is uncharted territory for us. Blessings, Brenda:001_smile:
  8. DS will be taking two dual enrollment classes at the local CC this fall. But we still need to go visit one more of the colleges that he wants to attend as a freshman. How hard is it to be absent from these CC classes? This is our first experience with this, and don't want to affect his grade, but may need to miss a Friday class in October to visit Covenant.:glare: Is this going to mess him up? Or would one absence be o.k.? Brenda
  9. I will be praying for a safe year for all of you and your children. (We are just a year behind all of you....ds got his senior pictures today....where did the time go....:glare:) Blessings, Brenda:)
  10. We will be speaking with someone from the math dept and the honors dept along with touring the campus. I will let you gys know what we think. It will be Monday or Tuesday before I can get back online. It is a little bigger school than the other schools my DS has looked at, but thought if he got plugged in with the honors program or another group on campus, then it might not seem so big. Brenda
  11. Cookeville! My dad pastored all over the middle TN area and Cookeville was my FAVORITE place to live. The schools were great at the time, much due to the influence of Tech. The neighborhoods were beautiful. The people were down to earth and friendly. We just loved it there. It was a sweet, sweet time. Brenda
  12. That is exactly what my dad said for years. That Tech is one of the best schools in the state. Also, my BIL works with engineers from all over the state of TN. He says the best engineers come out of Tech. That is why we are checking it out. Blessings, Brenda:001_smile:
  13. We are going college visiting again tomorrow! YEAH! DS would be a math major with history minor OR the other way around...Just depends on the day.;) He is a rising Senior, scheduled to graduate May of 2011. We have also toured.....(Listed in "his" favorite order) #1Belhaven(Which is just a little "gem"....Thanks, Polly!) #2Bryan #3Union #4Lambuth #5Victory #6Bethel Tech will be our first state school. We hope to also tour Memphis and CBU, both in Memphis, when we get back home.(I hope that should be it!!!) But any thoughts on Tech??? Anything we need to know before
  14. By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman? Anyone read this one? Brenda:001_smile:
  15. O.K. y'all, after much reading and searching and reading and searching here is what we have come up with for our Boys Book Club for this year. (Grades 4-7) Sept: Oct: Brady (historical fiction) Nov: Voyage of the Dawn Treader(Adventure) Feb: The Westing Game(Mystery) March: The Cay(Realistic Fiction) April: Choose your own Biography Now we just need one book to start us off. Need something maybe humorous, and a little easier than the other ones. Frindle, maybe? Has great example of Protagonist and Antagonist. Any ideas? Blessings, Brenda:001_s
  16. This gives me a lot to go on. This is a Christian Group, so the moms are looking for strong themes that we can tie into our Christian faith....Such as perseverence, courage, doing what it right, even when no one else does....Etc...etc... I will be checking these titles out on Amazon.... Thanks bunches! Brenda:001_smile:
  17. I am a co-leader of a Boys books club for 4th -7th graders. We meet six times a year. Last year we read Mr. Popper's Penguins, Homer Price, Door in the Wall, The Phantom Tollbooth,From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.Frankweiler and then each boy picked a biography to read. We are in the process of previewing books for this year. So, far we have some ideas like..... The Cay, Brady, and Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Any other ideas? Blessings, Brenda
  18. We used Total Health. Next time, I do this with younger siblings, I will add in I Kissed Dating Goodbye and the Lesson Plans from MFW. MFW has a package deal that includes all three of these items, Student text, lesson plans and "dating book" for $44.95. I wish I had had the lesson plans. But I just didn't know about them. HTH, Brenda:001_smile:
  19. After many years with TOG, we are using MFW with 2nd child. One thing that I like is that is seems VERY age appropriate. I think sometimes we, as homeschool moms, forget that a 9th grader....in the very beginning of the year....is not really that different from an 8th grader;)....just a little step up. I think MFW takes that into account. I see a big difference in the pace and the book list as you progress in the MFW high school series. I think MFW remembers that these students are high schoolers and that this is their first taste at the Great Books. And hopefully, the student w
  20. I was cutting grass all day yesterday and never got to check on this post. WOW! I am so glad that I have not lost my mind and this might be an option for us. The thing I have REALLY enjoyed about WWE 1 and 2 is that it is easy for me, that I can just pick this up and GO! AND it has so many benefits...My second grader is becoming a writer, right before my eyes. After doing these narrations for a full two years with her...over and over and over and in science and history too....well, she is starting to write on her own....Yeah! It is if it is all coming together...the spelling,
  21. Anyone ever done this? I finished listening to SWB MP3's on writing with middle schoolers. I have a rising 6th grader DS, who can write a fair paragraph narration, but needs more practice. Since there is no WWE 5 or 6....... Could I do this for his writing for next year? Monday: WWE 4 Narration Tuesday: WWE 4 Dictation Wednesday WWE 4 Narration Thursday: Level 1 Outline, as mentioned by SWB....And level 2 after Christmas Use History or science topics for this...Will have MOH, BJU Heritage studies, and BJU6th science for these outlines. Literature Analysis question
  22. sweetest , little bundle of joy! She was so real and personable with me. She was helping out at the MFW booth for the conference. Blessings, Brenda:001_smile:
  23. O.K. y'all I met "cbollin" when I went to our home school conference today....She is REAL! (Isn't it SO cool when you get to meet someone from the WTM board??!!! ) And I bought MFW today! Got it home and it looks just AWESOME. Just the right match for dd. (Heh, Crystal, what was that SAT book you showed me today? I knew I should have written it down!) Blessings, Brenda:001_smile:
  24. I think this decision really depends on the need of your student and your needs. 1)Do you need things all laid out for you.....with daily lesson plans then I would go with MFW 2)Or do you like to have a structure, and kind of know where you are going, but have the flexibility to plan each day...then I would go with TOG 3)Is Bible more of a priority for your family....then I would go with MFW 4)But if church history is more of a priority...then Iwould go with TOG 5)Is your goal for your student "Academic Rigor"....then I would go with TOG The list could go on and on.....
  25. I would LOVE to know if anyone knows whether there will be a DVD on Chemistry this year..... Brenda:001_smile:
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