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  1. I didn't keep my WTM book out when we packed - I figured I wouldn't need it until after we were done moving. Now I have to fill out these forms to get an exempt status in Nebraska and I need to know what we're going to be studying in Second Grade Science. Can someone please look that up for me? TIA! Lisa
  2. I would have to agree with what has been said. We use Spelling Workout and my kids like it - I like it because it is so easy to use. And for reading, well, we do just that - books about what we're covering in History & Science and we read together from religious texts (simplified and original) and then they have individual reading time too - anything they want. Good luck finding something that works for you! Lisa
  3. I really liked them. The initial setup is cutting them apart - so I would recommend using a big cutter and I keep mine in plastic baggies. I think they're worth the money. Lisa
  4. I love doing the voices! The other day my son asked how I knew the characters sounded like that - we were reading an Irish Cinderella story, and I was doing my best Irish accent - so I told him that and he got it. There are some voices that I just can't do though so I just try to give them a different voice. And I know it's been said - drinking and taking turns with the older kids is key. Plus, that way I trick them in to practicing reading aloud. . . lol! With all that being said, if doing the voices is going to make it horrible for you, then I would say don't. You said you emote like crazy, and that is great - and I think your kids would be able to tell if you really didn't like doing it and my hope in reading aloud is to share something I love and help the kids learn to love reading too - so your hating it would defeat that purpose. does that make sense? good luck! Lisa
  5. Thanks for these responses! I wasn't sure about the level that WWE started at - so I guess I'll go ahead and get it and work it in. Thanks again! Lisa
  6. I'm using FLL with my two older boys, 7 and almost 6, and loving it. We are on lessons 113 and 47 respectively. My 7 yo does fine with writing - he doesn't really like to do it, but he will and he has been progressing. My 6 yo is not a writer - he hasn't really progressed over the last year. So I'm not overly concerned because they are young and they are boys, but I'm feeling the need to do something more than just handwriting practice. . . So I see that Peace Hill Press has WWE and I'm wondering how and when or if WWE fits in with FLL. TIA! Lisa
  7. I use my magic bullet way more and I think it is easier to clean. In fact, I haven't used the stick blender in forever but I use the magic bullet almost every day. Lisa
  8. Thanks so much! I was wondering when I should be introducing this anyway, so putting it with history will work out well! Lisa
  9. I'm always looking for (and coming up short) great coloring pages for my kids! Thank you so much! I'm so excited! Lisa
  10. I don't even know what SWR is without looking at the abbreviations list. But I was given 100 EL and HOP so I used those to teach my 2 kids to read. I loved 100 EL and I don't think I would have done HOP or anything else for that matter if it hadn't been given to me. We did the HOP after 100 EL just because we had it and the boys really wanted to (they got all excited about the posters and stickers and books). They breezed right through it (well, ds5 is on level 4 now). So I'm certainly not an expert or anything, but there's what I know for what it's worth. :) Lisa
  11. I have a set of the Great Illustrated Classics that I was given when I was 5 and I loved them. My ds6 is not interested in them yet - his friend got him hooked on Magic Tree House, so I'm hoping once he's read all of those I can steer him to the classics. I just remember thinking how great it was that I could have and read these "great books" on my own. Plus, when I read the real Classics, I was familiar with the story line so I think that helped. Lisa
  12. I wasn't sure and I figured that there might be important things in level A, even though I knew my ds was a good speller, I didn't want him to miss something, so I just let him do level A (and it was easy, so he started with a lesson a day) and toward the middle he did half a lesson a day. Now he's in B and I'm glad we started where we did because he is used to it and I don't have to wonder if he missed something. My ds5 is in level A now. So I guess what I'm saying (with my limited experience) is that I would put them both in A and let them take it at their speed. HTH! Lisa
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