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  1. We've only got a few under our belt so far. -A local bagel factory -A local screen printing company. The kids got to see how a design is placed on a shirt from start to finish and even got to make their own shirts. They LOVED this. -Local Fire Station
  2. I would be following amblesideonline which is what I was doing when I started reading the book. Now, we've adapted the two approaches together :)
  3. As someone who also memorizes things very easily by song... So, even if someone can only recall something by having to mentally rerun through the song or music in their head why is that a bad thing? If the end result is that the person who didn't learn it to song and the person who did can both give the appropriate answer, why is one better than the other? I guess I'm just failing to see why one method is superior to another. The information is in there, after all. I know so many lyrics to various useless songs it is not even funny. What has been helpful are the things that I mem
  4. Wow, very cool. Never heard of such a thing.
  5. For those interested in purchasing it is MUCH cheaper on Amazon.com and is included in prime shipping. It is available for pre-order and will be shipped 2/22
  6. I haven't had any trouble getting it to load. It takes 3-4 minutes on my computer but it could be our internet connection. We printed out worksheets today.
  7. So far I think it is okay. My newly six year old that is still learning how to read thinks it is okay so far. I've read through the teacher manual and based on her placement test she began at lesson 40 today, which we completed. I found the lady to be obnoxious and the "get ready" is really annoying to me. But we'll keep at it for awhile and see how it goes. My daughter didn't seem to mind it. Overall I think it is a good program, all though quirky that has really outdated animation and graphics. I was a little surprised, especially considering the file size how bad the animation and grap
  8. We made some really neat canvas handprints. I had some square canvases. we painted them black with acrylic paint and then painted the kids palms and each finger a different bright color. They turned out better than I thought they would and look very artsy. I'll have to take pics tomorrow after we seal them.
  9. Too much repetition for my daughter and I don't want her to use it anymore. Way too much sight reading and too much guessing. I wish there was something like this that used less repetition and utilized the syllabary and a good strong phonics approach.
  10. I'd love to see how other people put there's together if you ever get a chance to post pics. :) I've been trying to think of some fun creative ways to do this for future years.
  11. I have not read any of his works but I would encourage a google search of him and the surrounding controversies before you invested in any of the books.
  12. I'm glad it will help you! I think my daughter will memorize it as well. But I'm not sure since this will be the longest attempt we've made at memorizing anything. Well, besides songs of course.
  13. I'm so sorry. I think you will find that just by getting this all out, vented into cyber world you will start to feel better. We deal with major food allergies here too. My son can not do wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, lentils/beans, seeds, nuts, chicpea, pea and dog. I think that is it? I might be missing a few. My suggestions for the allergies is this. Take a few moments, when you can and read everything you can at enzymestuff.com. Especially considering that your children have intolerance's and not IgE related allergies you will probably see a drastic improvement in tolerated foods. Als
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