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KeriJ

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  1. Without going into all the details, I have had contact with a half sister I never knew existed until this year. We have communicated briefly through messenger. She is very sweet. She doesn't have any expectations other than wanting to know who her biological family is. My brother has met her twice in person and agrees that she is very easy to talk to and has enjoyed getting to know her a little better. I have no negative feelings about her whatsoever. But....I feel stuck. I can't quite figure out what the relationship should be. She lives in a different state, so I don't really imagine us meeting in person any time soon. So in the meantime, we communicate online, but I can't get past a few polite sentences and brief holiday wishes. I would imagine there are a thousand different ways to handle this and that no two relationships are the same. I just wondered if anyone else has gone through this.
  2. I used A Beka phonics for all 5 of mine. R&S Spelling 2 & 3 for the first 4 and planning on using it for my last little guy. We've stuck with R&S English through level 5 so far. And Pentime except for my firstborn who started with A Beka. That might be it.
  3. We've always used Sheppard Software for quick map drills. But today I spent time on Seterra. I wish I had spent time there before. I love it. I the online drills and all the printable options! So I'm trying to map out how we'll use it this year. I'd love to hear how you use Seterra!
  4. A little bit of R&S and a lot of Dictation Day by Day has been what has worked the best so far.
  5. What is your opinion on say, a 9th grader, reading history spine type books that frequently are considered middle school level? Especially if upper level literature from the time period would be included?
  6. It seems their pattern had been to offer light units to accompany textbooks. At least with other subjects
  7. I am not saying anyone should. But those of us who already buy into the CM method are used to hearing skepticism. I just appreciate some of the stories of those for whom the method worked out just fine. Definitely we should all seek to know our own students.
  8. I think it is worth mentioning that her son was accepted to the University of Alabama on a partial academic scholarship, pursuing a degree in engineering, as a CM homeschooler whose science education followed a very non-textbook path.
  9. I agree with much of what Jan said. We are only using parts of the WG guide. We dropped R&S to use shorter grammar lessons, but I agree that it is plenty of writing instruction with all that is included in this guide. However, we are using the writing program and the literature from this guide, and it's fine for now. We are also using the World Religions and Cultures study as written. I really like that study! If I were to use a full guide, I would leave out a lot of the detailed assignments, but that's me. I always love the book choices.
  10. We are using parts of it this year. What would you like to know?
  11. Good morning. Hiding in my room again. I can't make this a habit. I can hear kids tiptoeing around getting cereal bowls. Hallelujah for the make-your-breakfast-stage you only dream of when they're toddlers.
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