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  1. I've searched for a thread but came up empty. Is there already a second grade thread? If not, I'd love to know what you are using with your up coming 2nd graders!!
  2. All about spelling taught my 6 year old to read. I love that program.
  3. I'm really thinking about Sonlight Core A for my 7 yo ( with 4/5 yo listening) But Im seeing that LA is included. I already have FLL and WWE (which we started both this year and ended up dropping both b/c he couldnt read and hated writing. Decided we'd pick it up next year. Could I do SL by getting books myself and just ordering the TM and do my own LA?? Anyone else do this? This year we did NOT do enough reading. DS finally learned to read (but still dislikes Doing it) and I found myself not doing enough read alouds. Which brought me to Sonlight.
  4. all about spelling. DS is finally reading because of it. I couldn't be happier, I want to buy AAR now too!!
  5. We've used Little Passports and my kids LOVE love LOVE it. They can't wait to get another thing from Sam and Sofia! There is also a deal on a 3 month started subscription now at mamapedia http://deals.mamapedia.com/deals/little-passports-three-month-subscription?ref_id=381801&utm_source=share_link&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=little-passports-three-month-subscription&utm_term=381801&utm_content=gmail For $26 it's a great way to see if it will work for you! I love that they are learning about other countires and cultures. We pull out the interactive globe and learn about the country there too, and I try to google the country and print out a coloring page or something else fun too! They love it.
  6. Mamapedia has the 3 month subscription deal up again!! It is $26 and that is a killer deal! My kids LOVE their subscription!! http://deals.mamapedia.com/deals/little-passports-three-month-subscription?ref_id=381801&utm_source=share_link&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=little-passports-three-month-subscription&utm_term=381801&utm_content=gmail
  7. I have this same worry for my kids, and I think all of us do at some point as we begin this journey. My argument to my husband as he brought up these fears when we were deciding to HS, is that both of us were in PS. We only KNOW PS, we feel like they may be missing out on all the "socialization" things, recess, lunch, lines, bubbly teachers. But if WE had been Hs'ed and were deciding to put our kids in PS...we'd be worried about them missing out on that sibling bond, museum field trips, child led learning, etc. The grass always seems greener. For DH and I, it's just a matter of HS being unfamiliar to US, Ds knows no different.
  8. Came back to add that I read you blog post, and it was just want I needed to read. We aren't alone in this at all!! Thanks for posting and I hope the rest of your year is wonderful!!
  9. Oh do I feel the same way, I will go read your blog next! We pulled DS out last Feb but we took a very slow approach until April and then we moved, moved again, then had a baby and we will be starting "1st grade" on monday. With all the "back to school" fun, and sales, and facebook posts, I can't help but get caught up in the wonder, am I doing the right thing for him? Is he missing out on the social stuff, and the "thrill" of back to school, the classroom and new teach and new friends, cafeteria. When I look at my list of things he's missing it seems so silly. Cafeteria, really?!? LOL but really. I do wonder. I think for me a lot of it is what I'm "used" to. If I had been homeschooled and got to do family field trips, museum days, art projects daily, cooking lessons, play with my siblings and grow a great family bond, I'd probably be worried about sending him to school, concerned about all the things he might be "missing out on". Does that make sense to anyone else?? So yes, you are not alone. The reality really sets in at this time of year. Just focus on WHY you are doing it, and what brought you here to begin with.
  10. I'm sitting here trying to plan/file/workbox our school year, and I have AAS open and reading through preparing the materials... It seems like it would be a silly question, but do you move on to Step 2 even if DC hasn't mastered ALL of the phonograms? Or do you wait? I notice on step two it says to review the cards that are in the "review" section so this leads me to think you go ahead and move to step 2 even if they aren't all mastered. So in theory, we could do evaluation on day 1 and then move on to step 2 on day 2? How long does it typically take a 6 yo to get through level 1, I'm thinking it will be done in a few months, shouldn't take all year right?!?
  11. I'm thinking about trying out the netflix and I know there are many programs for "school". I have a rising 1st grader and a preschooler. Is it worth the $$? I really WANT to do this, so enable me ;)
  12. Deal is still good for 45 minutes, in case anyone missed it!!
  13. This deal for 50% off ends tonight! It's a great way to try it out, I can't wait for DS to get his first one!! http://deals.mamapedia.com/deals/little-passports?ref_id=381801&utm_source=share_link&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=little-passports&utm_term=381801&utm_content=gmail
  14. I can't figure that out either?! I see the only way you can pay is with visa, master card, american express or discover. And they give you a "voucher" to redeem at Little passports website, so I think as long as Little passsports can ship to you, you should be able to. I did post a question on the comments board though, we'll see what they say.
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