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  1. Thank you, @RootAnn. 🙂 He was accepted to both Oxford and Emory College and today got notified of the scholarship they're awarding him. Not much compared to the total cost of attending, but still appreciated.
  2. Every Monday morning Irene would post her weekly message (lecture and instructions) to the class. Everything students need to do for that week would be included such as videos to watch, links to read, slides to review for that week's quiz, etc. She doesn't tape her own lectures but would suggest videos to watch before certain assignments. And obviously, everything is asynchronous.
  3. We've only had experience with the Honors Biology course. I thought it provided a good amount of rigor and challenge for my kids, and although they needed a lot of hand-holding in the beginning, they became more and more independent further into the year. We really needed something that had weekly deadlines with detailed feedback on assignments, and this class filled that need well. Weekly assignments included reading text and answering questions, chapter quiz, data analysis, and class discussion. Some weeks had labs and other projects. The instructor Irene Paine is great at answering questions promptly and would accommodate reasonable requests, but she also demands quality work from her students. I also loved that we could order all lab supplies from her at the beginning of class.
  4. Son got accepted to Emory/Oxford and UC Santa Barbara this week. We are in CA so still waiting to hear from a few more UCs before making a decision. We are very thankful and not taking anything for granted. So many with stellar stats were rejected/waitlisted that I started to wonder if applying as a homeschooler is a hook of some sort.
  5. Can anyone compare Blue Tent Honors Chemistry to Clover Valley Honors Chemistry? We are currently using and liking BT Honors Bio (after a rough start), but I am definitely giving a lot of support in the form of reading the text along and explaining the more difficult concepts.
  6. Congratulations! I had no idea that UCs send out any early acceptances. I thought they all do it in March.
  7. Shoot, I did not even think to use any of those spaces for this purpose. So what did you end up doing?
  8. What do you do when your kids do not like to look inside themselves and self-reflect? Struggling with application essays here. Unfortunately, there are no big projects to talk about either.
  9. May I ask what you used as a supplement? We are finding ourselves in similar situation. Thanks!
  10. The chicken pieces with skin do get beautifully crispy due to the rendering of fat. Not so much with salmon though, because it will get dry before the skin gets crispy, and I would rather not eat a piece of dry fish. No breading needed.
  11. Favorite recipes: 1. Roasted potatoes. Cube potatoes, about half an inch thick. Toss with olive oil and whatever seasoning you like. Air-fry at 325 F for about 10-15 minutes, toss about halfway. I go by how my food looks, not by exact time. 2. Chicken drumsticks. Rub drumsticks all over with salt, white pepper, turmeric powder. Let sit for 2-4 hours. Air-fry at 350 F for about 20-25 minutes. 3. Frozen breaded or fried convenient foods: frozen french fries, egg rolls, breaded calamari, breaded shrimps, chicken nuggets, flautas, meatballs, and everything else you can find in the frozen section of your grocery store. I air-fry most things at 325-350 F and eyeball for doneness. 4. Salmon fillets. Sprinkle salt and pepper on salmon pieces, let sit for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator if time allows (it's okay not to), cook for 8-10 minutes.
  12. So this was 1 unit of World History? Did the supplementary suggestions come from the books or did you have to come up with your own list?
  13. Did you check with the teacher if she teaches the same class outside of this academy? If yes maybe your DD can take the class there?
  14. :lol: I so love juicy tales of crazy piano teachers. Please share if you feel inclined.
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