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TracyR

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    Mom of 4 beautiful girls , live out in the country. love making handmade soaps and crocheting
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    Corry , PA
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    homeschooling, sewing , writing
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    We are a homeschool family with four girls ages 16,14,11 and 8 yrs old. We have about done it all, traditional homeschooling, cyberschooling and private school.

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  1. We decided to outsource math this year because I had such a tough time helping her with higher math. So we dual enrolled at the high school year( our school district allows it due to it having its own cyberschool). So we traditionally homeschool for history, science, and LA and she does her math and a health technology class at the high school. So she does a little bit of both. Anyways, she is retaking Algebra 1 at the high school and is getting it this time. Has a good teacher and she comes home happy and more confident in it now. Geometry , not so much. The teacher is very nice but no
  2. Yes, I don't think you'll find one that both suits both Protestant and Catholic at the same time. Your only going to find one that suits one or the other. We are using Christ the King, Lord of History( Catholic, sold by Seton) and am finding it to be really good for 10th grade. I have heard good things about the Catholic Project Books ( from sea to shinning sea and so forth. They go from 4th to 8th grade now).
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  4. Won't buy : Anything Old Earth Singapore ( we tried it and it just doesn't work for my family, totally detest it ) We didn't like Miquon ( to much trying to figure it all out) MUS Mammoth Math IEW ( tried it wanted it to work because I just can't teach writing but my girls HATED it) Shirley English ( way to darned expensive) Calvert (or anything boxed really though I don't mind using bits and pieces from curriculums) though we want nothing to do with anything Common Core anymore. We actually are rare and love to have religion in our school books. I mean, why as Christians would we
  5. What is wrong with CLE? I have used both their math and LA and its excellent. My daughters scored very high on standardized tests after using it. Granted I know they are from a Mennonite publisher so I won't use the History , which I would think would have a Mennonite slant.
  6. Yes, that is incomplete. Especially since the first 25 to 30 lessons of Saxon are review and the rest is new material. If anything you can at least breeze through the first 25 lessons , or not do them at all and start from there instead. I really don't recommend skipping though. Your best bet is to maybe pick even and odds and see how she does. But yeah, most of the new material starts after that and then again in the next level it quickly goes through that new material you learned back in the other level and so forth. Hope that makes sense.
  7. Thanks everyone for the ideas :) We checked out the Crash Course Chemistry and that helped her a bit tonight. Which was a good thing :) I'll check for the GPD , and, yes, I'm thinking its just how she is processing it. I don't seem to process Chemistry to well myself. LOL I will type out her table of contents later tonight when she's done with her homework :) Thanks everyone so much for the help. I know we'll get her through this. Tonight she was feeling a bit sad because she was like " My other classmates understand this." I think she got a little eager picking out what to do for science
  8. Sorry about that. She is taking Algebra 1 this year and is very good with math. They haven't really hit to much into equations yet. When the teacher gives her homework to do for each chapter she does really well. She even gets the extra credit and her last was a 15/15. But when the test comes along it even confuses me. Sadly we aren't able to open up the test until the day of the test and once its opened, you can't close it and go back to it. This last test she missed 8 out of 25 questions. We scoured the book, and this time I even googled( I don't usually let me kids do it but we had
  9. This year we decided to give cyberschool a try since we were unable to afford to homeschool this year due to having to travel for my youngests health issues. Anyways, its definitely different than traditional homeschooling and is taking time for us to really adjust to. My 9th grader decided to go ahead and take Chemistry this year ( we did the Apologia Biology last year) and its proving to be pretty tough. This is definitely not a hands on course by anymeans. Its just all online , watch an experiment. The teacher has it set up , read the chapter, go over it quickly on the virtual class
  10. That number is more like 50-75% is finished in schools. With that said its a personal decision on whether you want to finish out a book or not., Just because Homeschool family #1 doesn't , doesn't mean you don't have to. Do what feels is right for you and your family. We finish out our subjects. I don't see a reason to follow what brick and mortar schools do and burn and churn through material. We take our time in the elementary grades. We do math through the summer and lots of reading too. Of course most boxed curriculum you will get the first at least 50 lessons are review of a previous g
  11. If your using Horizon's 6 then why not the PreAlgebra for 7? They also came out with Algebra one in Sept too. We're using Horizon's 7 Pre Algebra and so far my daughter is enjoying it. And that's something said because she's so picky with math curriculum.
  12. Well my post isn't going to be as detailed as the endorsement above. My suggestion is: If what your using is working , then let it be. Or the old adage " if it ain't broke, don't fix it." There are differences though between the two and I've used Alpha Omega, Ace and Christian Light ( all workbook curriculums) It depends on what you want in a curriculum. Some families don't care for Ace because its a more of a fill in a blank type of curriculum. With that being said , some children actually learn really well that way. I went to an Ace school and I loved my Paces and learned re
  13. Is the University of Phoenix the only one that offers Elementary Education ( for grades K-6) for online studies? Does anyone know of any other colleges that offer this as an online course. I'm not talking about Early Education but Elementary Education.
  14. I have to say as a person who lost their mother to breast cancer. Yes, I am totally annoyed with it as well. Instead of spending their time on an actual cure , and prevention most of that money that is made for Breast Cancer is for administrative costs. I agree the Breast Cancer Society is profiting off of this and very little if any money ever actually goes to those with breast cancer and very little of that money actually goes to a cure. So , no, your not the only one who feels that way. My daughter has a rare condition that gets NO attention at all. I bet you've never heard of
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