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  1. BatmansWife

    Spelling You See - Do I need TM?

    I use mine all the time for the answer key. I'm not about to spend the time trying to figure out myself if all the words are highlighted correctly.
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    b and d reversals

    Hmmm....not sure what happened to the op's comments. My youngest just turned 14 and she tells me she still has to often stop and think which way to make a b and d. When she was younger, I showed her the bed idea. In watching that video alibild posted, I never realized people actually made the b and d with their hands in order to form the bed (and I never heard of turning that upside down to make a pig). We just wrote the word "bed"...you can see the b is the headboard and the d is the footboard (you can even throw on a little pillow on the bed) and when you look at it and say the word bed, the b comes before the d in the word. I hope that makes sense. I always thought it worked well...but who knows...now that I find out my 14 year old still has trouble with it. :lol: I'm going to show her the video with the c d and the honey bee. I thought that was a clever idea.
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    Coding for young teen

    Thanks everyone! Hey...don't push me over to the high school board just yet! I've got the rest of this school year before I gotta go over there. It's going to be a rough transition when the time comes. :crying: :lol:
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    Cozy Grammar's new format :)

    Notice how I said *I* really like it. He tolerated it. But that was with most anything related to school. I know my daughter will enjoy it more than my son did. It was a difficult challenge to teach anything to my son (unless it was art).
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    Coding for young teen

    Maybe we are late to the ball game, because my daughter is 14, but she just coded a google and loved it. :001_smile: Now she wants to do more coding. I just signed her up at the free site coding.org, but I'm wondering about Tynker. Is it worth it, being that it's not free? It is on sale right now and I may be willing to get the year subscription, if it's really worth it. Or maybe it's for younger kids, I'm not sure. I guess I don't know too much about what's out there and maybe there's enough available for free. Any help would be great. Thanks!
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    Cozy Grammar's new format :)

    I wouldn't call it weird :lol: . I have the dvd's and my son used the program quite a few years back. I really like it. I'll be starting it soon with my daughter. We called it Granny Grammar. :001_smile:
  7. I'm so glad this was reposted. My daughter is obsessed with painting. She learns from The Art Sherpa videos on youtube. My questions: I see videos for this artist on youtube...am I right in assuming that the many videos he has for free on youtube are just little snippets of what he offers at his site with the membership?? I definitely want to get the $97 subscription. Does it expire after a year?? Here are just two of the many acrylic paintings my daughter has painted recently. At my office, I have the tree in a frame. It's our November "Painting of the Month". I switch them out monthly. My coworkers love her paintings. BTW, she will be posting them on her blog soon.
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    more modern "Dictation Day by Day"?

    I really like Delightful Dictation with Spelling. I got it on Amazon.
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    S/O Old School Curriculum

    Sometimes if feels that homeschool life was simpler back 20+ years ago. Fewer options back then seemed to make for easier choices. Now there's so many options you can't possibly use all the stuff that you'd like to try. A lot of this old school stuff is still great even today. I think they just get pushed into the shadows of the new. What I remember being popular 20+ years ago: Spelling Power (although I could never implement it) Learning Language Arts Through Literature (I'm thinking the old ones with the different colored covers for each one) Simply Grammar Primary & Intermediate Language Lessons Winston Grammar Easy Grammar Shurley English Igniting Your Writing Story Starters by Karen Andreola Moving with Math Professor B Math Excel Math Math It Key To... La Clase Divertida Choreganizer Art Adventures at Home Home Science Adventures Singapore Science (I remember when this was new and nearly impossible to get...it was like buying on the black market to get the teacher's manual) Trail Guide to World and US Geography Around the World in 180 Days Bob Books Reading Reflex Astronauts to Zippers Phonetic Zoo Alpha Phonics Hooked on Phonics Lapbooks were poplular... Then there's "Newer old school" like Math Mammoth, RightStart Math, Great Science Adventures (these were new and all the rage back in the day). My all time favorites, that I would still use today if I had the opportunity, would be: Mastering Mathematics Mountainwood Talking Letters Alphabet Island These still give me warm fuzzies... :001_wub:
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    I need the Winter Promise Equine Science book list

    I'm just seeing this now. I came up with a list off of an eBay auction. They called these "all of the additional literature titles recommended by Winter Promise and scheduled as extras/optional enrichment in the daily schedule": Justin Morgan Had a Horse Misty of Chincoteague Brighty of the Grand Canyon The Black Stallion Great Horse Stories Black Beauty My Friend Flicka The Red Pony Black Horses for the King Leonardo's Horse I'm not sure all of these really are used in the program or not. If you could check, that would be great. Thank you!
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    8th grade grammar that is independent (mostly)

    Oh, ok. Thank you!
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    8th grade grammar that is independent (mostly)

    Sooo.....what I ended up deciding on is...well, I guess I didn't really completely decide. I ordered an Exercises in English, another level of Fix It Grammar, and Journey Through Grammar Land. So....I guess I'll decide after I get these what we'll use...or maybe all 3. Call me crazy (it won't be the first time)...
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    8th grade grammar that is independent (mostly)

    Could you explain why your returned it...what didn't you like? I'm very uncertain about it since I can't find any samples. I did see some samples of the sentence combining on their website....and I just don't know....
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    8th grade grammar that is independent (mostly)

    I haven't heard of Thinking Through Grammar. I really like that there are 4 levels for high school too. It looks like the other book (not the high school ones) is for grades 5th and 6th. Is there anything for 7th and/or 8th?? I wish there were samples of this online somewhere.
  15. Please. I know the main books that go with it, because they are listed at their website. But, are there chapter books (or other books they don't list) that are to be read along with this?? If so, can you please tell me what they are? How much Bible is discussed in this program? Thank you!
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