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    I have Essentials in Writing 12 available for the cost of shipping. The materials are in excellent condition. Please pm me if interested. 1togo

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    I have The Write Foundation Paragraph Writing and Essay Writing available for cost of shipping. The texts and worksheets are in excellent condition from a non-smoking home. Please pm if interested. 1togo

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    I have Math Relief Algebra 1 & 2 for sale for $65. The sets include all of the DVDs and printed worksheets/worksheet answers - a storage box full of materials. The price includes shipping. Please pm if interested. I only accept Paypal. Thank you for looking. 1togo

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    I have Novare Introductory Physics available for cost of shipping. The materials are in excellent condition. Please pm if interested. 1togo

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    I have Beyond the Book Report - Seasons 1,2,3 available for cost of shipping. The materials are in excellent condition. Please pm if interested. 1togo

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  6. Colleen, I haven't been on the boards in a while because of graduation and end-of-the-year music, but I read the post about your son, and I am so happy to hear the news about his scholarships and plans. Wonderful! Wonderful! 1togo
  7. Adding an update. Dd will be going to University of Mobile for a Bachelor's of Music - Vocal Performance with a Concentration in Musical Theater. She was accepted into UM's fiddling group, Welsh Revival, which means traveling and performance during the school year, recording an album with the group, and then a mission trip to Romania next May. She also plans to take production classes and work on a 2nd degree in business marketing. She did get a start with dual enrollment last semester, but this looks like a 5-year plan plus summer school to me. We are excited for her and the opportunities th
  8. We used TC for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, and Geometry. TC, combined with tutoring from Mr. Zimmerman, brought youngest dc out of math darkness. I worked through all of the lessons side-by-side with dc and love TC. Mr. Z is working on a Pre-Calculus course. If TC is working, I would stay the course.
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    I have the following Math U See courses for sale: Algebra 1 Geometry Pre-Calculus Textbooks, Student Text (separated from binding and hole punched for Algebra 1 and Geometry), and DVDs are all in excellent condition. The Algebra/Decimal Inserts and Counting Blocks are included. I want to sell these to one buyer for $100. Shipping is included. Thank you for looking. Please pm if interested. 1togo

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    I have the following Apologia sets (Texts and Solutions/Tests) for sale: Exploring Creation with Physical Science - Second Edition Exploring Creation with Biology - Second Edition Exploring Creating with Chemistry - Second Edition The Human Body - Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - 6th Printing 2011 I want to sell all of the above to one buyer for $100. The price includes shipping. Everything is in excellent from a non-smoking home. I only accept Paypal. Please send pm if you are interested. Thank you for looking. 1togo

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  11. Thank you! Graduation day was wonderful. The day before, dd and I rearranged closets and transformed the school room into a craft room. She was as excited as I was to give that room a new purpose and name.
  12. I haven't worked, and when I tried to teach a few home school classes, that didn't even work out. All of our children have needed me for various reasons -- severe learning disabilities to accountability. I also take care of an elderly parent. It has been difficult at times, but it was the best option for our family. We know home school moms who have worked from home, worked for a while, worked several jobs at the same time, run family businesses, or never worked at all outside of the home. Everyone has made their decisions based on what is best for their family. 1togo
  13. Our youngest child, precious dd, graduated on Saturday, and honestly, I went through the entire day in a blur. I don't think I understood we had finally made it to the finish line, especially since we've experienced some major ups and downs during the years from kindergarten until now. However, the fact that we are finished with home schooling really hit me this morning when I realized I do not need to order curriculum and that I needed to unsubscribe from curriculum email notifications, but when dd saw me on WTM forum, she said, "You don't have to unsubscribe from WTM." I thought that was so
  14. Mr. Q is a LOT less wordy, but it still covers high school chem concepts. Also, the labs are kitchen labs that do a good job demonstrating the lesson concepts. You do not need any special equipment. Fwiw, we have a cabinet of chem equipment bought for ds to use with Apologia Chem. Most of it has never been used because he didn't like the labs. Dd is enjoying the course, and we both like the labs.. 1togo
  15. Yes, I don't think you are doing writing the RC way, but if what you are doing works for your family, then I would carry on. However, think about the possibilities of a student writing a short piece; i.e. one page or so, every day for a month and then improving each of those pieces. At the end of the month, they will have written and improved 20 pieces. Multiply that by the number of months in the school year. Years ago, I talked with one of Dr. R's daughters, and she mentioned that not all of them liked to write or were good at it, but they all learned to write well by writing a lot and by co
  16. Actually, I want to amend myself. Now that I think about it, sitting with the student hasn't really been an answer for my children. It has produced writing that I like, but their best writing has come from giving them time to wrestle with their writing.
  17. The requirement for RC writing was one page of writing. If the student could write a paper in one page, so be it. If the student wanted to write more, then he could. Since an RC day was simple, none of the subjects; i.e. reading, writing and math, were driven by time. Instead, they read, wrote one page, worked on corrections, learned vocabulary, and worked one math lesson. In other words, the student worked on the skills necessary for independent learning. Later, they self-studied for AP (Advanced Placement) tests using a variety of materials. Their success with this method is remarkable, and
  18. With RC, students do not write a paper a day. They are required to write at least 1 page per day. They can write more if they want. The topic and format are the student's choice. The paper is put in the parent's inbox. The parent writes suggestions on the paper & the student corrects. So, writing for the day includes the one page & corrections on a piece of writing. This work is elementary to late middle school. By high RC students are working on APs.
  19. With RC, students do not write a paper a day. They are required to write at least 1 page per day. They can write more if they want. The topic and format are the student's choice. The paper is put in the parent's inbox. The parent writes suggestions on the paper & the student corrects. So, writing for the day includes the one page & corrections on a piece of writing. This work is elementary to late middle school. By high RC students are working on APs.
  20. We're using Mr. Q and like it a lot. I am not a science teacher, so I can't compare it with other chem courses, but it has been easy to teach, and dd enjoys it. We do chemistry three school days and the kitchen labs on Saturday. Mr. Q has been a good fit for us, and it isn't expensive. No special lab materials needed.
  21. DOMA - This test is required from our home school cover until the student has a high enough ACT score. It is good and thorough. DOMA does a good job pinpointing weak areas. ALEKS - Dd tried ALEKS pre-calculus this year, so she did an assessment to determine which parts of the course she already knew. It did a fairly good job of that, but I wouldn't use it as an assessment tool for Algebra I.
  22. CA, You are welcome. I also want to add this. It's a good idea to teach the 5-paragraph paper in junior high and use that format to write many, many short papers across the curriculum, Sit with your student and model/work though the process as long as necessary. Some students need lots of practice developing a thesis, writing intros and conclusions, paraphrasing, transitions, etc. etc. -- all the skills needed to write a paper with outside sources. Turning out a polished, 2-3 page, college-level paper in a week is a hustle when the student has exams in other classes and possibly other pape
  23. Make sure your high school student can write various 2-3 page papers using multiple sources (text, videos, and fiction/non-fiction) under a tight deadline; i.e. 1-2 weeks. The papers need to have proper citations within the paper and Works Cited/Bibliography. Practice using MLA and APA. That.is.all.
  24. We're like most of the other posters. We've educated dc on the pros/cons of various career paths, but we are not discouraging dc from pursuing any degree. With that said, the back-up plan is a second major in a practical degree. Dc is working toward making this possible through Early Enrollment, summer school prior to freshman year, and CLEP. We will not take any loans, and dc will live at home and take only minimum loans. The overall plan includes summer jobs along with summer school. Adding this. My parents did not encourage me to pursue my dream in college. Even so, I ended up in NYC wo
  25. Adding this. Dd has decided to attend University of Mobile. She has academic and music scholarships. She is taking Early Enrollment classes there, and it is a good fit for her.
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