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  1. Well, it looks like my cards go to levels up to 3....I forgot that they switch to fact sheets for 54. Anyone know which facts go with 3?
  2. Can you tell me what facts for 5/4 Addition, subtraction, is it multiplication 1-10? Division? Thanks!
  3. Quick question for those who still have those books can someone tell me what facts are being used in Saxon 3 and 5/4? I have the cards but not sure which ones go to which year and want to organize them accordingly. Thanks so much!!!
  4. Sorry, guess I should have been more clear. ๐Ÿ˜‰ NSLI-Y is what he is looking to and hoping to get in. Do you know of any other organizations for studying abroad for Arabic? He is focusing on Jordan or Morocco.
  5. That's tough, I am seeing this to be a common problem. ๐Ÿ˜ž How comfortable are you teaching math? Are you willing to learn yourself and then teach your child? I would just focus on what you want to teach... 2nd grade isn't that difficult figure out what you want your son to learn and then focus on those. I use SCM Mathematics an Instrument for Living Teaching as a guide to what I should be teaching and focusing on. I love it because it has the kids truly understand what they are learning and not just learning formulas, memorizing facts (without understanding) etc. My son is in 3rd grade this year and I have done this approach with him for the past couple of years and its amazing what they can get if we direct instead of lecture...when they make the connections on their own it will stick and make sense to them. Especially if you are planning on possibly sending him back to school I'd start from the beginning and make sure he understands early concepts because they build on each other! Make it so your kid loves math can do this! ๐Ÿ™‚
  6. Funny, normally kids hate writing narrations down. I would let her at it and if she gets "tired" you can finish writing it for her. I would also do like someone mentioned above any difficult words or "key" words that you think she might need I would write out for her on the board. Then let her at it. You can after she is done point out one or two things (TOPS) don't want to discourage her - that she did incorrectly and them take a mental note for yourself and then move on. She'll get it.
  7. My son really wants to do this his senior year (next year). We are working on the application and wondering if anyone has any feedback, advice, experience in the process or if a child has participated in the government program? We are hoping more for the summer program and not the year program not sure if he is ready for that maybe a gap year after he graduates. His focus is Arabic he has had 3 yrs. online school, done an immersion program this summer with Startalk which he loved....and is in his career ambitions...thanks for your help!!
  8. Please cast your vote...made it anonymous so no judgements. ๐Ÿ˜› Hoping to get a good polling before deciding on a name.
  9. I like whole language approach before getting into grammar...depending on your kids age. I would recommend using a simple children's book and focusing on target words. One book a year. Last year for my 1st grader we did The Very Hungry Caterpillar, may out there at the library in Spanish! Also letting him listen to the story in Spanish. I also have days where we have target vocabulary similiar to the Gouin method if familiar with that to work on verbs and then corresponding sentences. Also would include songs and rhymes for him to learn youtube has many good ones! HTH ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. There are some great books you can use for living geography. For high school we have combined our time period and then studied different places and just added mapping to where we were reading about. There are many good books out there, some that we have really enjoyed are: ยท American Traveler by Zug -1700s ยท Travels of William Bartram by VanDoren - 1700s ยท A Long Walk to Water: based on a true story by Linda Sue Park - 1900s ยท Sufferings in Africa: The Incredible True Story of a Shipwreck, Enslavement, and Survival on the Sahara by Captain James Riley - 1800s
  11. I didn't have time to read all posts but I don't think its just homeschoolers, teens, etc. it is our culture and a problem for everyone. You should check out the Shallows by Nicholas Carr it has been very enlightening! What the internet and screens are doing to our brains! ๐Ÿ™‚
  12. From what I've been told and have experienced they don't care so much as long as you have 4 yrs. of science. My son took Astronomy one year and studied on his own and then took the clep at the end of the year. This was his fun class he wanted to do. He also dual enrolled his last year (senior year) taking Chemistry at the college. So he technically took 2 yrs. in high school but they don't care since he took what they are mainly looking for is some earth science, biology, chemistry and physics. Let her have her choice...someone else mentioned Anatomy I loved that as a student! ๐Ÿ™‚
  13. I would say not for the child going into stem majors. My son took one year I believe it was Algebra and it was just not where we needed it to be. He enjoyed the class but it just didn't cover what it needed. I think the year he took it there were some kids really behind and so they had to keep reviewing which just didn't work for us.
  14. Yes, definitely Statistics she will need that in a liberal arts education. Many classes are offered online for that my son took it at Bluefield College dual enrolled without any trouble online. Great way to check the box. ๐Ÿ™‚
  15. CLRC online is offering a class for Classical Rhetoric for high school students. I know Wes (my oldest has taken classes with him before) and he is phenomenal...he is teaching a live once a week online course for students this year through CLRC where we have taken classes before. Anne is wonderful....anyway they have openings and I thought I'd let you all know...small class and a great opportunity for your youth! My middle son is taking it this year....Here is the link and info below: Rhetoric I | Rhetoric I | Meets on Tuesday's from 1:30-3:00 starting in September. Let me know if you have any questions! Amy
  16. Any experience with Liberty Tutorials ? They only meet twice a week for one hour each meeting which is doable. It's the 3 hrs. that is a killer! Not sure about NCAA requirements. Or HSLDA? I know they are NCAA accredited and the times are doable. Just wondering on the rigor...I want it to be rigorous enough and that he will be prepared for Statistics in college the next year with checking all of our boxes. ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks everyone for the responses!
  17. Yeah, I didn't see that! I hate that he doesn't use a textbook though and wasn't sure if that would be a problem (for NCAA). I think it would be a good fit if it was thorough enough. My oldest child took DO but my middle one seems to think he might need a little help and that way once a week he could ask questions if he had any.
  18. My son is very good at math, doesn't like the idea of having to sit for 3 hrs. a week listening to lectures but would like one class to go over assignments possibly one day a week. He took Algebra II this year with Foersters using Math without borders (we have done Derek Owens all prior to this but thought we'd try this since it was cheaper this year) he has done really well we are now on chapter 10 but that begins full on trig and I didn't realize and he is having some difficulty and I can't help him! Evidently Veritas Press uses the same book for PreCalculus and trig begins on chapter 9. ๐Ÿ˜› So he is beginning the PreCal and evidently needs some assistance. So we were looking for a good math program that offers once a week meeting that is a well rounded program. He is not planning on going into stem even though he is good at math not an interest for him. He is planning on taking Statistics his senior year so we plan on doing that at the college. Another thing we have to consider is it being approved of NCAA since he is hoping to play sports in college.....So any ideas for this math would be greatly appreciated!
  19. I am glad you asked this and debating the same question. For my stem kid we did Owens because it went through Calculus and he liked working at his own pace. But contemplating switching up my middle son just for PreCal with Mr. D. since they offer a live component and we are switching to Statistics his senior year anyway. Thanks for the insights!
  20. No problem, and good point! I think we are just going to stick with where he is...she has been great with him and said she'd tutor him until he went off to college.
  21. Thanks for your often did your child meet with the instructor? Did they have set things for them to study or a plan for them during their off days?
  22. Were you able to get college credit or could you test out? How did that work for you all? We are up for suggestions! The professor was very helpful and might be open to suggestions. Thanks!
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