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  1. Good question! I had another SOTW Book 4 from the library, so the younger brother was using that copy.
  2. Anyone else want to post a "parent fail" moment? Mine a couple of weeks ago was yelling at my 7th grader: We are doing Story of the World 4- Modern History and are really behind because the Charter School we are enrolled in is overwhelmed with orders, so it took almost two months to get the book and activity book. It is really easy for him, but he likes Modern History and I can group him with his younger brother. Me: Are you done with the Chapter 3 outline of Story of World [the activity sheet has blanks to complete the outline]? My son: No, the last part doesn't make sense? Me: Seriously? It is really easy. This is just a quick review. My son: Well, I can't find the answer for the last ones. Me: So, re-read it, and keep re-reading it until you can. It is NOT hard, your younger brother already finished. I have a youtube clip of the famous, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume" meeting. My son: I have no idea what you are talking about. It is NOT in this book So this goes on and on and I am getting cranky because I know it is really easy for him. My son: Well, if it is so easy come over and find the answers because it isn't in the book. Me: Fine, I am going to show your how easy it is to find the answer. So I go and read, then re-read, and ......... I can't find the stinkin' answer! I look down at the page numbers and realize PAGES 33-80 are MISSING! Ugh! There was a printing mix-up so I had to call to have them re-send a new book (which they immediately did and said they thought they caught all of the misprints). The answer wasn't in his book after all. So, of course, I apologize to my son, but still feel guilty how annoyed I got. Lesson learned- next time I will be more patient.
  3. This is across-post with K-8 because I just realized the people who can best answer this question most likely have kids who have finished Algebra and might be in high school. My 7th grader is using Foerster Algebra. When I looked around online to see the sequence people were using with the book, I came across Kolbe Honors Algebra syllabus, which lists the order as: Chapter 1 Expressions and Equation: Chapter 2 Operations with Negative Numbers; Chapter 3 Distributing: Axioms and Other Properties Chapter 4 Harder Equations ; Chapter 7 Expressions and Equations Containing Two Variables Chapter 8 Linear Functions, Scattered Data, and Probability Chapter 13 Inequalities Chapter 5 Some Operations with Polynomials and Radicals Chapter 6 Quadratic Equations Chapter 9 Properties of Exponents Chapter 10 More Operations with Polynomials He is finishing up Chapter 4 so I am debating whether to move to Chapter 5 and then 6 or skip to 7, then 8, then 9, and maybe 13 and then back to 5 and 6. Anyone have any pros/cons with this idea? The reason I think this might be better is that I am not sure how long he really wants to homeschool. This is his first year homeschooling and he misses his friends at school. If I put him back into school in February or March he would go back to a small private school where all 7th graders are doing pre-algebra and then half of 8th grade does Alg, while the other half continues in pre-alg. When I look at what they do in Pre-Alg this year, they briefly touch on two variables, slope, functions, and exponents. It might be better he is solid in these areas then I can do chapters 5 and 6 over the summer with him. I just looked at the Table of Contents for his Algebra book next year and it has Linear Relations first (functions, equations, inequalities) in the first half of the book then exponential and quadratic equations.
  4. My 7th grader is using Foerster Algebra. When I looked around online to see the sequence people were using with the book, I came across Kolbe Honors Algebra syllabus, which lists the order as: Chapter 1 Expressions and Equation: Chapter 2 Operations with Negative Numbers; Chapter 3 Distributing: Axioms and Other Properties Chapter 4 Harder Equations ; Chapter 7 Expressions and Equations Containing Two Variables Chapter 8 Linear Functions, Scattered Data, and Probability Chapter 13 Inequalities Chapter 5 Some Operations with Polynomials and Radicals Chapter 6 Quadratic Equations Chapter 9 Properties of Exponents Chapter 10 More Operations with Polynomials He is finishing up Chapter 4 so I am debating whether to move to Chapter 5 and then 6 or skip to 7, then 8, then 9, and maybe 13 and then back to 5 and 6. Anyone have any pros/cons with this idea? The reason I think this might be better is that I am not sure how long he really wants to homeschool. This is his first year homeschooling and he misses his friends at school. If I put him back into school in February or March he would go back to a small private school where all 7th graders are doing pre-algebra and then half of 8th grade does Alg, while the other half continues in pre-alg. When I look at what they do in Pre-Alg this year, they briefly touch on two variables, slope, functions, and exponents. It might be better he is solid in these areas then I can do chapters 5 and 6 over the summer with him. I just looked at the Table of Contents for his Algebra book next year and it has Linear Relations first (functions, equations, inequalities) in the first half of the book then exponential and quadratic equations.
  5. My 12-year old son just Peak, and the two follow up books in the series. It is about a 14 year old boy who loves to climb buildings whose dad takes him to Nepal to try and climb Mt. Everest. My son stayed up until 1:00 in the morning a couple of days ago when the final book - Ascent came in the mail that day. https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Marcello-Adventure-Roland-Smith/dp/0152062688 He also loves anything by Alan Gratz. Entertaining historical fiction. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=alan+gratz&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
  6. I have been using W&R for a couple of weeks, and these posts are spot on. Yesterday my 12-year old was doing an assignment on labeling paragraphs as parables, myths, ballads, history, or fairy tales. He read a paragraph that he realized was a parable from the Bible and asked me if the book was Christian. I asked him what he thought and he gave a couple of other examples where the book talks about sermons or has other examples from the Bible. He attended public school from K-5 and a Christian school for 6th grade. He then asked if I ordered the book through the Charter School because he knows only secular items. can be ordered (one of his brother's math books is not secular and I had previously explained to him I ordered it separately). He thought it made sense not to order through the school and then asked me to buy the next book. He really is enjoying W &R.
  7. I decided to purchase Level 1 and Level 5 on my own. If I like the program I may try ordering the next levels through the school.
  8. I decided to wait until he turned 11. His older brother who is 12 and will be turning 13 this winter decided he would rather join Boy Scouts with his younger brother. But then a friend of the 10 year-old's mom just called us this weekend and is trying to convince us to have our son try Cub Scouts because her son won't be 11 until the summer. What do kids do that have sports on the weekend? How do they manage to find time to go on the campouts. Soccer season is ending soon, then the 10 year old plays rec basketball, and little league baseball in the spring. He also just started going to a tumbling class twice a week.
  9. I am homeschooling through a public charter school that pays for secular curriculum. When I looked at samples W&R looked secular, but when I was comparing prices it is listed as not secular on one website. Anyone know if it is approved for use for public charter schools? Regardless, I plan on buying it. I am just figuring out if I purchase it through the charter school or not.
  10. I love having a dog. Instead of spending countless hours searching for one missing sock when my trying to put away my boys' laundry, now there are barely any socks to match. The dog finds the socks and goes and buries them outside, chews them up, or puts them in her crate. My boys now wear flip-flops. I just finished putting away their laundry in record time!
  11. I love this quote. I am going to have to keep saying it myself when I start panicking we aren't doing enough in English. The reason for SOTW Modern History is that my oldest son loves Modern History. He really wants to learn about WW1, WW2, the Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam, etc. He is not interested at all in Spanish/Latin American History unless it is current like the Venezuelan crisis. To really understand the situation, it is helpful to know about the Cold War.
  12. Thanks everyone who responded. The problem is that my boys are no where near fluent enough to be able to learn History, Math, or English in Spanish.
  13. Thanks. My boys both tried the Homeschool Spanish Academy free class and really enjoyed it. I just signed them up for classes.
  14. I am trying to decide between Middlebury Spanish Online (https://shop.middleburyinteractive.com/?_ga=2.228027293.1468267202.1567053052-1498658565.1567053052) vs. Homeschool Spanish Academy (https://www.spanish.academy/) for my 5th grader. Has anyone used both and can compare? Or used only one of them and has a review or opinion. I read some previous posts that had concerns about being able to schedule Homeschool Spanish and perhaps they were overextending themselves a bit.
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