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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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:
  4. 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!
  5. 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 switc
  6. I really like Delightful Dictation with Spelling. I got it on Amazon.
  7. 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 & Inte
  8. 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!
  9. 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)...
  10. 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....
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. Thank you all for these suggestions. I'll definitely look into them.
  14. I need something fairly independent for my daughter this next school year (8th grade...turning 14 in October). I won't totally let her fly solo with grammar....but there will be days, because of my work, that she'll need to do it on her own and I'll check it & discuss it with her when I get home. I've literally only had like 5 minutes to think about this, so I'm appealing to you for ideas. One option is Fix It Grammar (we've used it here and there for the past two years. I *think* she could do this independently (??). Another option, that I just remembered 3 minutes ago, is Growi
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