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wehave8 last won the day on June 10 2013

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  • Birthday 02/21/1962

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    Wife to great hubby for 41 years, mom to 8, grandmother to 19, homeschooled since 1989
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    Northwestern PA
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    Love: God, KJV Bible, and our church family. Hobbies: homeschool curriculum fairs, goats, dulcimer.
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  1. I’ve been searching for some writing helps for our boys, ages 13, 16, and 17.. I came across these names and bought all three books. 🙂 Which of these would you use? All? What order? eta: I see I posted this on the k-8 page. I’ll cross post on high school, too
  2. I saw this mentioned on 1 post. I can't find much out about the book. Have you used it? Does it cover grammar well? What age would you recommend it for?
  3. I've seen these 3 writing program mentioned in different posts from years ago... Thinking in Threes: The Power of Three in Writing Writing with a Thesis The Lively Art of Writing I have looked at their TOC and see similarities and differences. I could only find an age level on one of them What is the order of difficulty? Could/should they all be used? Would there be a specific order they should be used in? I am thinking of using 1 or some with my (entering) 8th grade ds for next year. Not much in any formal writing program so far. Pam
  4. Has anyone used these 2 together? Fascinating Chemistry and Chemistry 101? Have you used any Fascinating Education courses? I'm not finding many reviews. Pam
  5. Well Master Books was not for us. We are doing BJU 6th for 7th grade and not liking it. We just never found our love for science. 😞
  6. Looking for Chemistry for 15 & 16 year old boys. Neither one is planning on college, but not totally ruling it out. I am specifically looking at Spectrum Chemistry right now. I’d like something self guiding with labs. Not heavy in math. Video would be nice, but not required. (I know SC does not have video lessons) pam
  7. This was very helpful. Thank you. I have dabbled some in EIW, FixIt, and IEW. I have often wondered if I would have done any of them all the way through if it would be a thorough coverage. I never had that confidence though. thanks for sharing!! pam
  8. I read some reviews on Exodus Books. C. Hollis Crossman says this about BJU history... "This course will give your kids a solid knowledge of history. It may not give them as much of an understanding, since it doesn't cover ideas or movements in as much detail as it might, but they will be familiar with the general flow of events." Do you feel the same? I'm trying to decide on BJU American vs Notgrass American. Maybe Notgrass will give them a better 'understanding'? or "cover ideas or movements... (and) be familiar with the general flow of events" better? But will Notgrass give "your kids a solid knowledge of history"? Does it go deep enough (I know... enough for what? :) ) Pam
  9. Could someone tell me what you think of this program? Looking for 6th grade. Possibly 10th grade for a one-swoop review. Does GUM cover all grammar? Anything left out? (I'm not talking about all English aspects. I have writing and spelling covered.) Pam
  10. I heard from 2 people I know that they did the 2 together for 1 credit. My 16 year old son is doing FB. He really likes it. I know a family who has Biology 101, who I might borrow it from just to view it. Sorry, that's all I know. Pam
  11. We decided on TT this year because I looked at some samples of R&S, CLE, and TT, and TT had the best explanation on that particular topic. Then I just read this: "My kids appeared to thrive in TT until we tried math outside the TT program and books. Then unrealized though they aced the TT assign nuts, they had lost two full grade levels of math ability by the time we left TT. It was sobering to see how important it is to dive deeper and not just tell kids do it this way because that's just how it's done (which TT actually said!!) Oh, NO! So, I LOVE the way MUS teaches the "why", but is just knowing the "why" enough? Does MUS teach enough beyond the "why" for a son interested in tool & die? He has done Saxon Alg. 1 and liked it, but he wanted a different geometry. He's not sure if he wants to continue with Saxon after that. He likes somewhat of spiral, but Saxon was too much for his liking. (I know they call Saxon incremental, but to us, it still felt spiral). He did mostly Saxon an CLE for elementary. Pam
  12. Are you still using Writing Strands? Which levels have you used? How far do you think you will go with it? I would really like some feedback from someone who uses it, sticks with it, will continue to the end. Pam
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