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  1. So I wouldn't need the Uncle Josh CD? I was planning on getting the notebook cd. This would save a lot of money.
  2. I don't think this is on-demand but we like Jeff Corwin here and he does a few episodes on Alaska. There was also a reality series on the Iditarod. The Toughest Race on Earth. That was on demand although it was a bit lengthy for a 6 year old. I liked it! We did a cruise last June. I don't know where you are going exactly but we found the Glacier Bay parts the best. We bought the video from the cruise because they had a National Park employee narrating and it was most informative:)
  3. We are on week 31 of this program. It has been the perfect fit for us and my kindy boy. I shifted the weeks around to accomodate our seasons and I have added a few lapbooks and kits here and there. I don't have my son draw or write out the experiments but we do take pictures of everything and it has developed into a really neat science notebook. I have enjoyed it so much that we are going to continue with Biology for first this coming year and I am switching my 4th grader over to her Physics program next year. We also used her American Adventures this year. I just love her stuff! It was my favorite find for the year.
  4. I pre-ordered a book 2 months ago. I added another book to my order so I would get the super saver shipping. They are not sending my order until the original book is released.
  5. No replacement yet. I wish they would hire Neil Patrick Harris but he likely has better things to do:) Atticus Shaffer is going to be on Monday's show. He's from "The Middle". Homeschooled kid. Very quirky on the show and in real life. I love TiVo!
  6. I happened to have it on:) They are doing an oscar after-show.
  7. her husband.....I feel so bad for him. He made a statement when it first happened that he felt she was strong and would be able to recover from this. What a tragic accident. She was so talented.
  8. We like it and do the month to month subscription. I use it as a jumping off point I guess. We receive the package and do the stickers and check out whatever the prize is. The next week we do a notebooking page for that country. We include the currency, languages spoken, flag, population, natural resources, famous attractions and color a little map page to locate the country. Week 3 we have a meal from that country and sometimes do a craft. Week four he does the computer games. Then we start with the next country. I guess it is kind of pricey but it keeps him interested. I love the idea of the co-op and getting together packages as a group. smart.....
  9. Blog2print It was really easy to get the blog into book form but from looking at the previews it wasn't going to come out exactly the way I wanted. It seemed really expensive for what I wanted to do. I have been working on getting all my stuff onto Blurb. It has taken some work but each page is exactly how I want it. I haven't ordered the book yet because I'm not done the school year but the process has gone well.
  10. This relatively recent event is what came to mind when I read the article. http://www.goddiscussion.com/40954/father-gets-bedford-school-district-to-ban-book-water-for-elephants-because-of-sex-references/
  11. My son really enjoys getting things in the mail. He likes the stickers and passport. I do beef it up a bit. I consider it a fun supplement to his geography studies. We do a "notebook" portion where I have him fill out a country notebook page. We use the atlas to talk about the currency, population numbers, religion and languages spoken. I have him do the computer part which doesn't take long but he prints out some of the maps and pictures for his notebook. We also try to make a meal from that country. He is excited about receiving England this month because we are having tea and scones. For me it's worth it. He learns a little more about the countries he receives and we have fun with it.
  12. I just finished week 2. We really like it. It's nice, we read a one page story and I just have him dictate back to me although there is the option of the child writing. She gives two different types of notebooking paper. There is a nice space for drawing. Sometimes there is a project or coloring page to go along with the reading. We made wampum beads and this week a telescope. My son really enjoys the geography section. It has a page for each state. We read the states book, add a flag sticker and it has a space for dictation. My older son is doing it along with us. She also gives quite a few reading selections for a wide range of abilities whether your child is reading on their own or just listening to read alouds.
  13. I have NOT used this program yet but I have set up the first 5 lessons. There is a folder game book that you will tear apart and make folder games with. You can reuse the games. There are 2 teacher guides. One for writing and one for reading. You can reuse those of course. The rest of the student material is on the discs. You print out the student worksheets as you go along. Yes, you will consume the farm chart. I bought an additional chart for $20. I also wanted to add that I believe the writing is continuous stroke. It is not ball and stick. I am going to try to use cursive first with mine so I kind of skipped that part.
  14. I had to jump ship due to the schedule. I bought PAL and have been going over it. In hindsite I'm glad it worked out this way. The price was right because I already have AAS. I didn't need to buy the whole writing program and I'm sure it will take my son longer than a year to work through the program.
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