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Clear Creek last won the day on June 14 2013

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  1. The only sample of work that my oldest was asked to provide was a graded paper from her senior English course as part of her application to the honors college at a university. All students were required to provide it, though, not just homeschooled students.
  2. The studio skin joggers from Senita Athletics (they have a referral program, so I won't link to the website). Seriously the most comfortable pants I have ever worn in my life. I have to force myself to wear something else, and usually by the end of the day I am in them. The company also has outstanding customer service. I bought a pair of joggers in November and a couple weeks later I ordered another pair in a different color so I would have something to wear while the first ones were in the wash, lol. When I received them I glanced at the packaging and verified that they were the correct
  3. Your comment about him not seeming to have matured since you got married as young adults made me think of this chart. I found the chart very helpful, not only for having appropriate expectations of my child with ADHD, but with understanding that my husband's executive function age didn't (and won't) progress past the chronological age of 21. So I have to stop expecting it to. And I have to choose to live with him like that because this isn't something he can change or fix. It isn't something he is doing on purpose to hurt or annoy or exasperate me; he is honestly doing the best he can with the
  4. Most of the live classes at Colosky's Math Academy meet three times/week according to the schedule posted on the FB page. A couple of the classes only meet twice/week. We have never used them, so I can't give a review.
  5. I have used Grammarly's free plagiarism checker with my own children. It seems to work really well. They offer a premium version as well, but I have not used it.
  6. FundaFunda Academy offers a couple of their regular programming classes as self-paced 5-week modules. We haven't used the classes, though.
  7. I really, really like the Core 10 line of workout clothes on Amazon, specifically the All Day Comfort line. I have five of the yoga shorts with pockets which I wear to work out every morning. They are very comfortable, have great compression (without making me feel like a can of biscuits), are squat-proof, and don't budge during my workout. I also have three pairs of the full length pants, and I love them - they offer better compression than the cheap off-brand leggings I bought from Amazon, they are extremely soft, and the colors are really quite pretty in person. I don't wear the pants to wo
  8. I had this same reaction to minocycline (antibiotic prescribed for acne). My husband almost had me committed after I begged him to just let me end my life. I had enough of my wits about me to realize that I had started the antibiotics ten days beforehand and thought I should see what happened if I stopped taking them. Two days after I stopped taking it, I cracked a joke to my husband and he started sobbing with relief (and he is not a crier).
  9. I thought that CLE did a better job of breaking instruction on new concepts down into smaller steps. I also really appreciated having a solutions manual with fully worked solutions. It was much easier to find where my son went wrong in a problem when I could compare the answers to each worked out step in the book instead of having to work the problem myself until I saw where the problem was (which I had to do when my oldest did algebra with Jacobs). I also felt that there were a lot more word problems in CLE.
  10. Send the recommender requests before submitting the application. After the application is submitted the recommender can still upload the recommendation, but I am not sure the student can make changes to the application like adding new recommenders - the student is only supposed to submit a completed application since it immediately goes to the schools. Also, you want to give recommenders as much time as possible - no matter how much they promise to get it done in a timely manner, they often leave it until the deadline is quite near.
  11. My son has listened to many of the books on audio, and apparently it's all wrong hearing someone other than John R. Erickson be the voice of Hank. So the podcast didn't last ten seconds before it was shut off.
  12. My oldest used Jacobs Elementary Algebra and did well with it. My youngest preferred the looks of CLE Algebra (the new textbook) so that is what I used with him. Both are very good programs, though after teaching both I can say that I prefer CLE. My middle has struggled with math, but she is finding success with Teaching Textbooks algebra.
  13. For the sake of brevity on the transcript, I just listed the course as Honors English 11. On the course description I put the full title of Honors English 11: American Literature and Composition.
  14. First, throw away the donut shop blend. Donut shop coffee isn't meant to taste like donuts or even anything good; it is meant to taste like the burned, bitter, watery brew that is served in donut shops. It could have just as easily been called skuzzy gas station blend. Buy a breakfast blend or anything that says light roast. If you are worried about getting the measurements right, start by using k-cups until you know you have a brand that you like and then you can use a drip coffee maker. The brand matters, as well - unless you live in Texas and can buy the HEB brand coffee, stay away fro
  15. The school report is just the section of the common app that you are on that covers info about the school. It is not a separate thing that you have to write up yourself like the transcript and school profile. You are verifying that you understand that you have to upload a transcript for the student as well, that you aren't just going to send info about the school and call it good.
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