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  1. I have no advice but I feel bad for your daughter, this must be very discouraging. :grouphug:
  2. Actually I do feel that way on occasion, but I have been on these boards for so many years (and the board before it) that it seems to happen to everyone at one time or another. I did love your analogy about the drink in hand at the party:lol: And I also could relate to Jean's post about crickets chirping, but I also get the crickets chirping in the field feeling when I talk to my kids sometimes too:tongue_smilie: You are a valued (and recognized) member here. :grouphug:
  3. I actually don't know, however I liked the actual DVD program for my youngest. I think you would get a better response posting your question on the K-8 cur board vs the high school one.
  4. regentude, I had not thought of breaking it into 4 years. I appreciate your input, it gives me another option to consider. beachnut, thanks for letting me know your two year plan and how you are titling it.
  5. Thank you Paula. I had thought about titling it World History 1 and World History II on the transcript but was unsure if that was okay. Thank you so much for your input on this.
  6. After reading multiple postings regarding AP World History and given the depth/scope I am considering dividing World History into a 9th and 10th grade class. Thus covering the material in two years versus one. In my local school district the sequence is 9th - world geography 10th - world history 11th- US history 12th - gov't/economics The plan is to use World History Our Human Story (k12 book) by Pearson and Holden. There is so much material I thought that I could divide the book in half and cover the ancients in 9th along with adding in supplementation on world geography. For 10th finish and study for the AP World History exam. Has anyone else use this book? (it looks amazing) I would really like to go deep on World History and I think two years would give her a deeper understanding. I am not sure how I would show this on her transcript, except counting the 9th grade as World Geography and 10th as World History? Can anyone suggest a good World Geography course I can include? Would this scenario be reasonable? TIA
  7. Both my girls did Fritz and Chester and loved it! Both knew some chess, but they still liked doing the whole game. I would start with 1, and buy 2 & 3 if you can. My youngest pulled it out the other day after not doing it for a couple of years and worked her way back through all 3 CD's. I noticed later my other daughter joined in and was doing it too. Great game and I guess you could start with 2, but would really suggest starting with 1.
  8. Wow, that is criminal to charge that much. My dd evaluation, 2 days, about 11 hours was somewhere around $1200...my portion was $300 with Blue Cross.
  9. I absolutely love my Hyundai Veracruz....love it, love it, love it. They are somewhat difficult to locate, took me months before I found one, but was worth the wait. I've had it almost a year and thrilled with it. My best friend bought one also, she loves hers too! (I went from a newish Toyota Sienna to a Hyundai veracruz, and oh my, I so much prefer the Hyundai! )
  10. Do check your room. bedbugger.com is the best site for reputable information on the internet, started by a woman whose apartment became infested, she won the battle, but started the site to warn and help people. It has the leading authorities in the field from all over the world posting on it, including Lou Sorkin, the world guru of bed bug knowledge. Go and read the site. There are specific things you can do when you travel to protect yourself from bringing them home. Check your room carefully. I ran into bedbugs at a $250 night hotel right near the airport. Not a good experience. Please go and read at http://bedbugger.com/ Knowlege is crucial in keeping these monsters at bay.
  11. That book should be censored. Since when is harming children okay? The whole thing is disgusting. I love Amazon, but this makes me loose total respect for them as a company.
  12. Here is Lulu's return policy from their website: Content / Solution: Print on Demand CDs, DVDs, and Books: If you received damaged, defective, or incorrectly packaged items, we are happy to provide a replacement copy. Please notify us within 30 days of purchase through our online order help form. Lulu accepts no responsibility for the quality of the content (including misspelled words, grammatical errors, etc.), its formatting, design or overall appearance and will not provide refunds for those reasons. Traditionally Published Books: If you received damaged, defective, or incorrectly packaged items, we are happy to provide a replacement copy. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you can return it for a refund providing we receive the merchandise in its original condition and packaging. Please notify us within 30 days of purchase through our online order help form. In the case of returns, the original shipping and handling charges are not refundable, and you will be responsible for all costs associated with return shipment. No COD returns will be accepted. Contact Lulu Support. Downloadable Content: Downloads are not returnable or refundable after purchase. If you need assistance with a purchase or download, please contact Lulu Support. Prisons If an order is returned from a prison, Lulu will not refund or reorder. Not sure what type you ordered. Hope it all works out.
  13. I would probably call. Three weeks ago dd#1 had sore throat, took her through a Minute Clinic (nurse practictioner at pharmacy) and had a rapid strep done, test was negative. Nurse said her throat looked nasty so sent sample off for culture. Culture came back negative 3 days later. On day 5 she was crying in pain, went to Dr. and she was positive for strep (one day later than results from negative culture). Now younger daughter has strep too. I know strep is running rampant right now so maybe your daughter does have it. I wish I knew what to tell you, but sometimes early on the strep just seems to miss showing a positive and wait a few days and it is positive. Hope they feel better soon!
  14. My 2 went off to public school for part of this past school year and did absolutely wonderful! My oldest was the one who I was most worried about as she had been homeschooled for most of her life and was going to join school for middle school. Her father and I made an appt with the school counselor who looked blankly at us as we explained how smart she was. When we provided her with her Standardized Test scores we did every year and examples of her school work, she put her in the G/T classes. She did very well, but the school was not challenging enough so we did after school her on weekends. The youngest spent her first 3 years in one public school and it was a disaster. I pulled her out, spent 8 months homeschooling her intensely and put her in a different public school when her older sister returned to school. She thrived and did very well. This year both girls will be attending a charter school that runs on a prep school model. We will see how it goes. So my two girls, who have such different personalities, one is a bookworm, the other a social butterfly and they both smoothly went from homeschooling to public school. The one who took it the hardest was their father, he really was the one who misses the homeschooling the most.:001_smile: Children are flexible, so returning to school is usually harder for the parent. Although my kids schools were far from perfect, we made the best of it and they had a great year.
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