Jump to content

What's with the ads?


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


wehave8 last won the day on June 10 2013

wehave8 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

207 Excellent

About wehave8

  • Rank
    Hive Mind Level 3 Worker: Honeymaking Bee
  • Birthday 02/21/1962

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Northwestern PA

Contact Methods

  • Biography
    Wife to sweetheart for 37 years, mom to 8, grandmother to 19, homeschooled since 1989
  • Location
    Northwestern PA
  • Interests
    Love: God, KJV Bible, and our church family. Hobbies: homeschool curriculum fairs, goats, dulcimer.
  • Occupation
    Already stated in biography :)

Recent Profile Visitors

621 profile views
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Time Left: 12 days and 2 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    STILL AVAILABLE! *Jacobs' Geometry Text *Jacobs' Geometry Tea. Guide *Geometry Semester 1 AND 2 Student Workbooks for the Geometry course taught by Derek Owens- NEW, NO writing This is all Third Edition that Derek Owens is currently teaching from. Buyer pays shipping


    Edinboro, Pennsylvania - US

  5. 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
  6. The lower levels are written by Mrs. Notgras, the high school by Mr. Notgrass. Right? That could be the difference? Pam
  7. There is a Notgrass fb page with a lot of talk about it and how people did it. (If I wasn't allowed to mention this here, I'll remove my comment) My daughter is ready to use it this coming up school year with her little ones. They are so excited! Sorry, no reviews available from us yet. Pam
  8. 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
  9. YAY!!! I am hoping to 'expose it' more for others! Thank you for sharing that. Pam
  10. Have you seen this Blog post?... "In addition to my initial scanning of the materials, I decided to select one chapter and compare it to the Apologia, Bob Jones, and RealScience4Kids textbooks I already owned. Guess which chapter I selected? Quantum Mechanics! (Dad, you would be proud!) ☺ First, I read through Friendly Chemistry's chapter on Quantum Mechanics. Um, okay. That seemed pretty straightforward and easily understandable. Next, I read through Apologia's chapter on Quantum Mechanics. Say what? Oh my goodness! It was explained in such a confusing, complicated manner that I wouldn't have really had a clue what was going on if I hadn't first read Friendly Chemistry's explanation. Well, surely Bob Jones' Chemistry book would be easier to understand Quantum Mechanics, right? No way! I couldn't believe how complicated both high school chemistry texts were and how they made the concept of Quantum Mechanics so difficult to understand! I was sold on Friendly Chemistry." That was part of what intrigued me about Friendly Science. I understand that some programs may be more in-depth or 'rigorous', but if the student doesn't understand what they are suppose to be learning, and they just answer questions by memorization, what's the sense? And, I don't like when people label a program 'for learning disabled' either. (not saying you did this) I hope this program works out for us! Pam
  11. Thank you for the update. I had all 3 courses (Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy) with videos given to me to review. I am planning on starting with Biology next school year. I cannot find enough reviews for them to convince me that I really want to do them for our high school history. I don't think that our boys are going for STEMS programs, but one is very good in math and I don't want to shortchange him if he changes his mind. It's good to hear that you will be doing the Chemistry again. Pam
  12. Did you do both Friendly Chemistry and Friendly Biology? Pam
  13. I have Hake Grammar on its way. 😞 I knew it was spiral. What was I thinking??!! Same as CLE LA. So, what isn't? They do not like R&S. Easy Grammar? Back to the drawing board. ETA: I just decided to sell my W&R Fable. I bought EIW. UGH! Can you tell me more about your journey with W&R? Pam
  • Create New...