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  1. That makes a lot of sense. I am feeling similar, I want her to get the content, but more than that I want her to learn how to take notes and do outlines from history. It just really seems like the best subject to do that with. I already know I love SOTW, This will be her 2nd time through and my son also went through it once. Are you using anything specific, or just what TWTM suggests and mom brain?
  2. This will be her first time applying outlines to a class other than Writing with Skill.
  3. Thank you. If you know of any readers that are more interesting for an 8th grade student, but at more of a 5th grade level that would be good to read along with the time period, I would sure love some help.
  4. I know. DD is 8th grade, but she really struggles with reading. SOTW 3 and 4 are at a level she is good with reading independently now. I am adding the Zinn and she will be outlining and keeping a notebook like in the logic stage of TWTM at the 8th grade level.
  5. I am finally getting organzied for next month. It looks like this might be my last year of homeschool as DD plans to attend Public High School after this year. Math: AOPS/Singapore Algebra 1 with WTMA Language: Spanish 1 WTMA Writing: Creative Writing and Writing with Skill 2 also WTMA Science: Oak Meadow High School Biology with me. We will add disections which my sister will do with her (thank goodness) and Trackers PDX once a week. History: We will be doing SOTW 3 and 4 and Howard Zinn's History of the United States and using the binder method from TWTM Logic: Art of Argument, with The Basics of Critical Thinking, Critical thinking Dective and Crypto mind benders/ science. 1 per day, 4 days a week. Grammer/Vocab: Word Roots 1, editor in chief level 2 and Grammar for the well trained mind. Ambleside online: Plutarch, art and music studies Geography is still in flux. We have a workbook, might just call it good. Health and PE: Oak Meadow Intergrated Health and Fitness. Horseback riding and working at the barn, soccer, and hiking Reading: I am looking at the Ocular Motor Therapies work book and the shadow triology from MCT Tech Stuff: She is going to start the AP College Computer Science with Khan academy. She plans to take 2 years and to find somewhere to take the test after 9th grade (her school doesn't offer it). Music: Continue with Piano, Clarinet, and Ukulele. She might ad guitar this year. Who knows, that is all on her own. I feel like I have forgotten something. I have given up on spelling
  6. Has anyone matched up Howard Zinn's History with SOTW 3 and 4? I just wanted to see if anyone had already done it before I worked through it. Specifically the Young Persons history of the US
  7. I used the Phonetic Zoo and I really loved it. I wrote a huge review about it years ago. Cool, I opened another tab and it is still there. I am just returning to Homeschool after a 2 and a half year gap.
  8. I just decided on Thursday to pull my youngest out of school. I haven't homeschooled in 2 and a half years, so I need to dust off my brain and find my books. I will edit as my plan solidifies. This will be 7th grade and catching up and filling in from the last couple of years. Math: Easy, Thank you WTMacademy. She will do AOPS Pre-Algebra Science: OMSI homeschool science club, and a mixture of exploring Science topics (ie MP History of medicine) History: Using Story of the World, condensed to get through all 4 years in 2 years. Spelling: Probably Phonetic Zoo Grammer: Analytical Grammar Handwriting: Can do cursive. One last chance to improve the handwriting before I give up. Writing: WWS1 Literature: 1 book a month with workbook. (MP, Cricket in Time Square, My side of the Mountain, Heidi, Anne of Green Gables, The Hobbit, + 4 more) Health: Foreign Langauge: Spanish of Japanese with WTM academy PE: Soccer, horseback riding and hiking.

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  11. Last Update for awhile. DS finished level 2 and has tested at a 7th/8th grade level for spelling. It caught him up and he is right where he should be spelling wise. He is going to 8th grade part time next year for Language Arts and Social Studies, so spelling is now over for him. DD is starting AAS1 next year, and will probably go to Phonetic Zoo after AAS3 (unless that program works better for her.) This has been a success from start to finish.
  12. We just started. It comes every other month. So we are getting ready to have a Morocco night. We are going to eat food and watch Casablanca with the kids next Saturday. There are a few other things i want to tie in. The booklet is cool and the food is interesting. This will be our first on though.
  13. I would like to see a lot less specific resources. Maybe an online resource guide that can be updated and a code with purchase to access it. If you need some, just what you consider are the one or 2 best, and then maybe an appendix of alternatives. I have browsed through a friends 1st ed. I would like some of that back. The how to do it on our own. How to teach with resources and not hand holding curriculum. Things that would make it easier to take curriculum's and customize them. I have heard you speak, the Homeschooling the 2nd time around. A chapter on that would be great if you and your mom felt like writing it. I liked what you said about not rushing to get kids into college young. Talk about the gap year between homeschool and college, about specializing. A chapter about how we don't need to do it all, to not be perfect. The cheerios anecdote would be great. You come across so perfect and ideal in TWTM, some stories of failures, or amusements when things didn't go right. Look at your conference presentations, if you could get some of that into the book. A chapter we moms can read, when we just need to know that not only someone else has been there, but that you were there. That it will be okay, and we aren't ruining our kids by homeschooling. (I hope that makes sense).
  14. I just got it for free as well. I look forward to looking at it.
  15. When I am sick, I call my sub. Miss Frizzle takes my classes and the kids go on fantastic field trips with her. :)
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