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  1. She's baaaack....

  2. Hello, I was here for a long time when DD was a small one, thinking I would homeschool or afterschool her. Life threw us a few twists and turns and I find myself in Turkey with a third grader going to a Turkish private school. We've done well with just her school - she even reads at or close to grade level in English thanks to their English program and Harry Potter (All hail JK Rowling!). Today she expressed a desire to learn American history (which is obviously not covered in school). I looked in my cache of resources and I have nothing on American history. Ancients, yes. Middle Ages, a bit. Early Modern - nada. I know SOTW covers it, and I can use that, but she wants JUST American history - not combined with the rest of the world. I'll get there eventually, but she's been resisting any form of afterschooling so I want to approach this carefully - you would resist too if you left for school at 7:15, got home at 5:30, and then had homework! Oh - and I need a downloadable curriculum. Shipping to Turkey is sometimes a bit unreliable, and always a looooonnnnggg process. Thank you! Giraffe (aka Hope)
  3. Bat in the living room! AAAIIIGGHHH!!!!

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    2. 54879525


      Eeek...(to both bat and happenings).



    3. Giraffe


      Batty appears to have found the exit!

    4. swellmomma


      I'd be going batty if that happened here

  4. Putting the exploded pieces of my brain back together again...

  5. Interesting time to be in Turkey...

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    2. Giraffe


      We'll see what happens tomorrow when the work week starts.

    3. Starr


      Praying they all like their jobs. :)

    4. Giraffe


      They also like freedom. Lots of people wearing black today in protest.

  6. Me too! I'm overseas so everything I do must be online. Then I order the books and have them sent home in the US for pickup in the summer.
  7. 99 cent sales can still be expensive!

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    2. Giraffe


      No kidding! But all the downloadables were awesome!

    3. Um_2_4


      Yah, I"m loading up a flash drive ;)

    4. Giraffe


      Flash drive? I've got an external HD I'm loading!!! :P

  8. Thank you for a very thoughtful post, that I just might print out and save. It was very relevant for me, as I recently realized that I don't know how to READ, not really. I'm teaching myself now. DD is at learning stage t-5, identifying phonograms, but I think about this stuff for her all. the. time. Again, thank you!!
  9. Planning, planning, planning.

    1. Isabella


      My favourite activity!

  10. Insomnia. I hate worrying about things for which I can do nothing.

    1. freeindeed
    2. Mommy22alyns


      I feel your pain, so sorry.


  11. The sea flooded my neighborhood. Learned a new word: Lodos. Thanks Wikipedia!

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    2. Giraffe


      No, but had to move the car before it flooded it.

    3. Starr
    4. Giraffe


      Every day is a new adventure!

  12. Mind like a steel sieve, I tell you!

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