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  1. I have come to peace that this not something we will come close to finishing this year. We are still in the 70s. I feel like this son is learning so much more than my first son did in Analytical Grammar. In fact, what I am learning is helping me help oldest child with his continuation exercises. Thankfully, just as I asked him about something, he said that he had just learned it in Latin. So I think my first-born will be fine. The child in WTM Grammar is finding it helpful in understanding how to write better, so he says. He does not claim to like it though. I think he sees the value, so he doesn't complain too much!
  2. There are some interesting documentaries on Peru on Netflix. Just make sure you are comfortable with the content (for example, one is on the cocaine industry there and another has a lot of mostly-nude tribal people featured).
  3. I think it explains what I noticed was the big difference when I was was researching last year: cost. Since I was only using one online class, Schole did not have an enrollment fee that I remember. I think WHA was over $100. It has been awhile though. I actually spoke to Bruce Etter today about the GC 1+4 course. I asked him if there were any differences between the two Latin classes, and he said he would have to forward the question to the person who teaches Latin. If we do choose to enroll in the GC class, due to the "school feel" of WHA, it could be advantageous relationally to have both classes under the same umbrella. I wanted to know if there would be any differences. I think the school feel is a positive, but we have been really happy with our CAP experience. From where I sit, neither option would be bad. I really like LA and both use it! Does that help? I am not trying to put one above to other. To my knowledge (based on an open house), that seems to be the one difference I can discern. I really like having options!
  4. I am using it for my son for Latin Alive 2. I plan on using the online academy for Latin Alive 3, and I will probably have my next son enroll in Latin Alive 1 either this next year or the following. My first son and I muddled through LA 1 together, but my 2nd son does not naturally love Latin like the first. The teacher we are using actually wrote the curriculum. He is re-retiring this year though, so we will end up with two different teachers next year. LA was less expensive through CAP than through WHA, despite using the text. WHA functions very much like a school, from what I learned last night at the open house, but you really are just part of an independent class at Schole.
  5. I just wanted to add that there is a computer-based application on Thinker's Cap Academy. I think it makes the program a little more doable. Also, I would never recommend it for a 3rd grader. Start out in Song School Latin 1 & 2 if you want to intro Latin then!
  6. We read Shakespeare. I'll check it out. We actually went through the Kilgallon sentence composing book BEFORE analytical grammar. In fact, his younger brother is going through Kilgallon right now. :)
  7. We read Shakespeare. I'll check it out. We actually went through the Kilgallon sentence composing book BEFORE analytical grammar. In fact, his younger brother is going through Kilgallon right now. :)
  8. Class is full? I have visited her site several times recently and was waiting for the March 1 sign-up I read about!
  9. My 7th grade son finished up Analytical Grammar recently. I had him work on three sentences/day for the 2nd diagramming section and allowed him to spread it out over the year. I also provided the skeleton for the diagramming, since the provided lines seemed to help him in First Language Lessons and the jump to diagram without them seemed like too much, too soon. So he completed it, but he has some aid in completing the work as it was presented. He just wrapped up the mechanics section, and while he had a few errors on the test in each section (he would always maintain the "A"), he seems to have a pretty firm grasp on mechanics. Is it okay to do nothing for grammar next year other than editing and discussing errors in his own writing? I am planning on using AG's review sentences perodically in high school, as recommended. I am planning on requiring him to diagram the sentences, and he will have to diagram it from scratch. Should I consider adding Rod & Staff 8 or something similar for next year? Do I need to anything at all? Thanks for your feedback!
  10. Bible: The Most Important Thing You'll Ever Study by Starr Meade Latin: Latin Alive 2, Classical Academic Press History: Dave Raymond's Modernity, Compass Classroom Science: Conceptual Physics (Hewitt)? Math: VideoText, Level F and then additional word problems, challenge problems, and more practice Writing: Writing with Skill 2 and possibly continuing the Writing & Rhetoric series (Encomium & Vituperation) Literature - TBD Extras: Charlotte Mason co-op (art, picture/composer study, geography, Art of Poetry, etc.), piano, and swimming. I've decided to wait until 9th or 10th grade for formal logic. We are working through the Art of Argument and Fallacy Detective this year in 7th grade.
  11. My son can't wait until ALL is released for sale. In the meantime, I am making him slog through Rod & Staff. I have promised him he can switch the minute I can buy ALL!
  12. I have my 5th grader in SOTW 4 this year, but I opted to take my 2nd grader through the modern era via SCM module 6. It is a much better fit! Today we read a short chapter covering some battles of the Civil War and then read a little bit from D'Aulaire's Buffalo Bill. It is so much more age appropriate. Just FYI. You just schedule in their picture books for grades 1-3. We can return to SOTW down the road. In fact, I can't wait to start at the beginning with her in 3rd grade.
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