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  1. Dd is considering using Holt McDougal High School Science for the Rhetoric Stage of the Trivium. For those who has used Holt McDougal, what did you like/dislike about the curriculum? Is there an online vendor which you would recommend ordering from to obtain the supplies needed for the labs? Thank you!
  2. Thank you for all you, your staff and family do for the homeschooling community at large!
  3. If she is resistant to the suggestion of counseling from you, is there an adult outside of your family who could talk with her? I was resistant tooth and nail, until an adult I respected from outside our family talked with me.
  4. Here was Dh's sequence for math: High School: Algebra I and Algebra II College: Algebra II, College Algebra (Pre Calclus) & Trigonometry, Calculus My husband chose one career path during high school, and decided to return to college as an adult to get his B.S. Mechanical Engineering.
  5. Let me check with my husband (He is a mechanical engineer.) and I will get back to you.
  6. Great question! I did a comparison/contrast with our editions of Exploring American History and American Government. I concur with what John Notgrass posted. Dd will begin Exploring American History for her sophomore year and conclude with American Government her junior year.
  7. Hugs! Dd here was a reluctant writer, so Dh and I decided to use SWB "The Complete Writer" series. https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Writer-Writing-Ease/dp/193333925X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472484322&sr=8-1&keywords=the+complete+writer+2008 Through the instruction SWB provides, Dd has grown from a reluctant writer to a confident writer.
  8. Here is the resource I have utilized, Learning with the Movies. http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/001913
  9. Dd has officially entered the "Rhetoric" stage of the Trivium. It is amazing to see your child grow and mature during your homeschooling journey. Eleven years ago, she was wearing princess clothing/accessories. Now she has mapped out her high school years (With a little help from Mom and Dad.) and is looking towards college. Oh how the time has flown!
  10. Hugs! Been there, done that myself during my academic years. I concur with One Step. Based on the advice from our guidance counselor, my parents relented, and allowed me to see a counselor. The counselor was able to pin point the anxiety issue, which had nothing to do with my academic workload. Dh and I have always encouraged Dd to put forth her best effort. We do not expect perfection, but we do expect her to work hard and persevere.
  11. James and the Giant Peach and Matilda were our family favorites.
  12. The Illustrated Junior Library edition is our family's favorite. http://www.amazon.com/Arabian-Nights-Illustrated-Junior-Library/dp/044806006X
  13. 1. Complete Book of Grammar and Punctuation http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Book-Grammar-Punctuation/dp/0769643329 2. Writing with Ease: Strong Fundamentals http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Writer-Writing-Ease/dp/193333925X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1426774016&sr=8-2&keywords=writing+with+ease+strong+fundamentals 3. Writing with Ease Level 3 http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Writer-Workbook-Writing/dp/1933339306 4. Spelling as outlined in Ruth Beechick's book, "You Can Teach Your Child Successfully." http://www.amazon.com/You-Teach-Your-Child-Successfully/dp/0940319047/ref=sr_1_3?
  14. "This year our daughter wanted to try a different approach to writing. After twelve weeks of the new curriculum, she had had enough. Lack of logical sequence and writing exercises which allow me to practice the skills I had learned" were her the two major concerns. In the end, she returned to "Writing with Ease: Strong Fundamentals." My husband and I have seen her progress from a "reluctant writer" to a "confident writer" through the use of this curriculum over the past four years. She is looking forward to using Writing with Skill next fall." I wanted to post this to encourage parents here on
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