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  1. Time Left: 10 days and 23 hours

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    I have 2 of these that I am selling in 2 separate posts. This copy is clean, but has some shelf wear to the cover and edges of pages, and the back cover is warped from where it got wet. Non-smoking, pet-free home. Media mail shipping included.

    $13.00

  2. Time Left: 10 days and 23 hours

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    I inadvertently ended up with 2 of these, but used neither. (I'm selling the other in a separate post.) This copy is like new. Non-smoking, pet-free home. Media mail shipping included.

    $15.00

  3. Time Left: 10 days and 23 hours

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    Very good condition. Clean copy, with just some shelf wear. Non-smoking, pet-free home. Media mail shipping included.

    $10.00

  4. Time Left: 10 days and 23 hours

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    Purchased new, and used with one student. Very good condition, clean copy, some shelf wear on cover. Non-smoking, pet-free home. Media mail shipping included.

    $15.00

  5. Time Left: 10 days and 23 hours

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    Includes basic map skills work, as well as US geography study. Each page has a brief explanation, then a worksheet to complete. Author is Milbrey Zelley, publisher is Wieser Educational, Inc., Mission Publications. It is a public school worktext, and not a complete curriculum, but would make an excellent supplement to other US geography work. Clean copy, some shelf wear. Smoke-free, pet-free home. Media Mail shipping included.

    $5.00

  6. Time Left: 10 days and 23 hours

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    TRAIL GUIDE TO WORLD HAS SOLD Both have some highlighting and notes I wrote to myself, about 20 pages in World, and only in the "New England States" section of US. Pet-free, non-smoking home. Media mail shipping included.

    $8.00

  7. Is there a way to edit the description in my ads? I have not used the sale/swap board in a long time, but am no longer homeschooling and want to sell my curricula. I posted two ads so far, but want to edit the first, and cannot see where to do that. As someone else mentioned, the "Advert Actions" button does not produce a drop down menu or anything at all. I'm using Chrome, if that matters. Thanks for the help.
  8. Youngest dd opted to go to public high school mid-semester! Although I am now no longer home schooling, I will always be a home school mom at heart.

    1. KathyBC

      KathyBC

      I understand. Best wishes to your dd.

    2. linders

      linders

      Be prepared to be much more interested in the course content than your average high school parent. And you might finding yourself reading the literature books assigned at school so you can still have discussions at home :)

    3. LanaTron

      LanaTron

      lol  That's exactly what we are doing with her summer reading. She had a list to choose one book from, but we bought about 6 of them, and are reading one aloud together, and are reading the rest independently. 

  9. Well. I don't get to come here too often, but today I was needing some input on 7 Sisters curricula. I haven't had much luck finding any opinions, but I came across this thread, so.... My 9th grader is my youngest child. My eldest homeschooled and used dual credit for high school. My middle two kids went to public school (#3 is a senior!). So, although she is the youngest of four, this is only my second time to homeschool for high school. Because I have a public-school-band-student senior, and I also work part-time, I needed things to be simple to implement--I hope that's what I ended up with! Here's what she and I have planned: English: 7 Sisters Introductory Guide to High School Writing Growing with Grammar 7 (I know this is technically below grade level... but it is where she is in the series, and I'm okay with that) Narnia Series w/ 7 Sisters guides One Shakespeare play (probably The Merchant of Venice w/ Progeny Press Guide) The Hobbit (guide to be determined) Math: Algebra 1 at homeschool class day using Forester's Science: Biology 1 at homeschool class day using Apologia Social Studies: Semester 1--World Geography using Memoria Press Geography III Semester 2--Texas History using My Texas 21 as a starting point and adding in additional research and writing to bring it to high school level. I am seriously contemplating having her write a blog about what she learns for the writing portion of the class. PLUS since we moved to San Antonio area, we are poised for several perfect field trips to round things out even further... Missions, state capital, state history museum, Goliad, etc Foreign Language: Latin using Visual Latin I and Lingua Latina Fine Arts: Flute lessons and music theory, using Theory Time Electives: Logic at homeschool class day, using Fallacy Detective and Thinking Toolbox (hopefully--the teacher specified grades 10-12, but I was told to sign her up and he will determine whether he will allow 9th graders depending on how many request the class) Typing, Mavis Beacon Other stuff: Venturing Scouts
  10. I tried to upload a for sale post with a file attached that has a list of all I am selling. I have a LOT, and thought doing it this way would be better than listing a bunch of seperate posts. I uploaded the attachement, a pdf, and it went through, but someone messaged me saying she did not see the list. When I look at the advertisement, I do not see the attachment, but if I click "edit advertisement" I see it there. Am I doing something wrong?
  11. Well, forget whatever I may have said before (I've already posted twice in this thread!). We finally figured out exactly where we will be living, and found some homeschool classes about 15 minutes from our new home! Also, she'll be taking her first online class. So it will be quite the mix of home-, online-, and live-taught classes. Here is the plan, as final as it can be: Math--MUS Pre-Algebra; Singapore 5 & 6 English--Growing with Grammar 7, Apples Spelling Drills, Jensen's Format Writing, Middle School Literature at STAR Academy Science--Physical Science at STAR Academy History--Adventures in World History with Girls of Many Lands I & II (Landry Academy) Foreign Lang--So You Really Want to Learn Latin (still plugging away at this) Logic--Orbiting with Logic Fine Arts--Flute lessons PE--Archery at STAR Academy (this is a 4-H group) Other--will continue Scouts in some capacity
  12. Some of this has changed! We are moving for sure (dh is already there and working!). I'm not sure which part of town we'll be living in, but if I have my way this is what she'll be doing: Math and science will be taught at the classes I mentioned in this previous post. She'll be in pre-algebra and physical science. Also, she will do theater production there. History, at least the first semester, will be with Landry Academy. I forget the name of the class, but it uses some type of "girls around the world" books that are similar to American Girl books, but at a higher reading and content level. English will probably not change from what I have listed. Except she will be finishing up Apples 1 for spelling before she moves into book 2. Foreign language will stay the same, and for logic she'll finish Orbiting with Logic and then we'll figure out what to do after that. I think she'll still take flute lessons, and we'll still do Scouts most likely, but our plan is to check out different groups in our area (GS, AHG, Venturing) and find a group of people she fits in with.
  13. Find out how much the pre-algebra concepts are reviewed in the math course she will be in at the school. If the concepts she struggles with are re-taught in the algebra course, then I would drop saxon and just use Kahn Academy until the end of the school year. If they don't reveiw pre-algebra much in the course, and if you and she are really not interested in doing any math over the summer, I would continue in Saxon until the end of the school year. If you and she won't mind working an online program over the summer, I would drop Saxon now and use either Kahn Academy or Aleks math. Best wishes!
  14. Growing with Grammar. The text is written to the student, so is directive AND independent. The workbook pages for each lesson include systematic review of previous lessons. It is inexpensive, imo. The publisher also has a spelling curriculum and a writing curriculum, but I have not used either of those.
  15. I posted this in the Talk-in-Texas social group on this site, but thought I might get more response here: We are moving from the east suburbs of Houston to New Braunfels this summer. I'll have one dc who will be a ps 11th grader, and one who will be a homeschool 8th grader (my dd 13yo). Can anyone here give me the lowdown on groups, classes, etc. in the New Braunfels area? I am not interested in co-ops where I have to teach (been there, done that, and now done!). I am looking at Hill Country Christian Homeschoolers, and in particular their SAC day. Any information would be helpful about that group and its classes, or the quality of any of the area groups/classes. Also, does anyone know anything about any area public high schools or the school districts? (looking at Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD in particular). THanks for your help!!
  16. We are moving this summer! Looking forward to frolicking in the Texas Hill Country EVERY day!

  17. I was going to post earlier, then I read all the responses, and decided not to post because I thought I must be wrong. Then I read this: http://heidistjohn.com/homeschooling/homeschooling-held-hostage (Christian content) So, I will say what I was thinking when I first read your post: I would probably homeschool him. But my focus would NOT be on the school part of homeschool. My priority would be on continuing to build a relationship with him, and focusing on helping him heal, developing a stable mother-son relationship he can trust and feel secure in. Homeschooling will allow you to focus on his needs without having the pressures of meeting the needs of the school. I would tell DD8 that she needs to continue to go to school, at least for a little while. Tell her that you need to make sure you can do this and establish a routine with DS10. Once I see that things are going well with him, I would then consider bringing her home. I would probably only do 2-3 academic subjects formally (like math, writing, reading or whatever you consider to be key). I would unschool the rest with lots of trips to the library, museums, park, whatever. BUT I would work on having boundaries and structure built into the day (like no screen time until after 5 pm or something like that). Lots of cooking together, reading together, running errands together. I would NOT get involved in co-ops or classes or too many things where you have to be at a certain place at a certain time, at least not in the first year. Those reduce freedom to choose what you need to do for your family on a week-to-week and day-to-day basis. I WOULD consider a support group with field trips and park days or other social events. Those you commit to on a one-by-one basis, and you can usually bow out of them if something comes up. In other words, reduce the "have to" notions of homeschooling and do what meets the needs of your new family! God bless you as you begin this next stage of your life. :001_smile:
  18. Copied and updated from the thread on middle school plans: Math--Finish Math U See Zeta if we don't finish over the summer. Then MUS pre-algebra w/ Sinagapore 5. OR jump right into MUS algebra. English-- writing--Jump In! and/or Classical Academic Press Writing and Rhetoric, books 4 & 5. spelling--Apples book 2 literature--?? Maybe Lighting Lit 8. Maybe a lit list to go with history cycle. Maybe Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings (this has vocab, too, so an added bonus). Maybe some Progeny Press guides. grammar--Growing with Grammar 7 (finish), then GWG 8 History--SOTW 3 & 4 (read the chapter, complete the written questions, do the tests, do the map) Science--Finish Elemental Science Earth/Space. McHenry's The Elements and maybe Carbon Chemistry. Foreign Lang--So You REally Want to Learn Latin, finish 1, move into 2, unless we finish 1 this year. Then just 2. OR she may do a language survey course with Landry Academy. Or all of this. Logic--???? Arts--??? continue learning flute, for sure, but whether it is just private study or an ensemble situation remains to be seen. She likes music theory, so we would probably continue that on our own (right now she does it in a music co-op). Venturing Scouts will be on the list. I'm going to have her do a class with Landry Academy, but not sure which one. So that could change something from above. And we are most likely moving this summer. The area we are moving to has a group that has classes--not a co-op, as I am pretty much DONE with co-ops. It's one of those situations where a homeschool group hires teachers and you pay the teacher directly. So, I might put her in that, but I don't know yet.
  19. The Yearling, by Rawlings. Watership Down. Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
  20. Well, in the hierarchy of adult leadership, the SM reports to the Committee Chair, who reports to the COR. What does the CC have to say about the problem? Just because the SM is the Unit Leader doesn't mean he's the only one with input into how the troop functions. Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
  21. Ugh. Boys dropping out is not good. We want them to have truly earned their ranks, but there is a point where expectations can be too high. Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
  22. I was thinking the same thing. My son's SM drilled him last night, but it was more about attitude issues and my ds deserved it. [emoji19] Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
  23. My son , ds#2, had his SM conference for Life last night and will have his BoR next week. He has been Star for 2 years and with band, a job, and a girlfriend, his interest is waning. Plus, we are most likely moving this summer. So, the SM, ds, and I have hatched a plan for him to earn his Eagle through his current Troop by the end of July. He will not find another troop in our new town, but will consider joining Venturing with his younger sister, just for the camping. This weekend is Camporee in our new district that is a combination of our district and another, so it will be interesting to see how it goes. I have heard rumors that there are 500 Scouts registered, but I'm not sure about that. Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
  24. My middle schooler is my youngest child, and my sole remaining homeschooler. And she is lonely! We are most likely moving this summer, so if we end up in a better school district, she may go to ps for high school. So her 8th grade year (next year) will be spent making sure she is ready academically for that, especially w/ regards to reading, writing, and math. Also, I have one generic semester for Landry Academy purchased (at a discount!) and will probably purchase a second semester so she can take a full-year online class. I do not know which class, though. Tentatively, but I really haven't looked at things much to know if this is feasable or how it would work out: Math--Finish Math U See Zeta. Singapore 5. Maybe MUS pre-algebra. English-- writing--Jump In! and Classical Academic Press Writing and Rhetoric, books 4 & 5. spelling--Apples book 2 literature--?? Maybe Lighting Lit 8. Maybe a lit list to go with history cycle. Maybe Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings (this has vocab, too, so an added bonus). Maybe some Progeny Press guides. grammar--Growing with Grammar 7 (finish), then GWG 8 History--SOTW 3 & 4 (read the chapter, complete the written questions, do the tests, do the map) Science--Finish Elemental Science Earth/Space. McHenry's The Elements and maybe Carbon Chemistry. Foreign Lang--So You REally Want to Learn Latin, finish 1, move into 2, unless we finish 1 this year. Then just 2. OR she may do a language survey course with Landry Academy. Or all of this. Logic--???? Arts--??? continue learning flute, for sure, but whether it is just private study or an ensemble situation remains to be seen. She likes music theory, so we would probably continue that on our own (right now she does it in a music co-op). She turns 14 this fall, and I will sign her up as a Venturing Scout. The place we may move has what looks like a well-established Crew right there! We will probably not continue with Girl Scouts.
  25. I like your plans! I am curious, though, how much time do you allow per day for the LA loop? I do not know if that would work for us or not, but we might give it a go next year.
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