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  1. Nancy Drew Hardy Boys American Girl Books Cam Jansen Encyclopedia Brown Freddy the Pig Sweet Valley High Bobbsey Twins
  2. We used this the year (grade 8 with an accelerated student) we did Conceptual Physics. We used Paul's book with the ferris wheel with great success. I think there were about 3 chapters were there were no videos or support information that lined up with what we were doing but it was easily remedied with youtube videos on the same topic.
  3. We were very tickled to received a gold medal summa cum laude.
  4. Yes and no. A swimmer can change teams, and can compete. They will be considered unattached to their new team for 120 days from the last time they competed with their old team at a sanctioned meet. The transferred swimmer will just not be able to compete in relays or earn points for their new team at competitions were points are earned, but they can participate in individual events and earn individual points. (return to lurkdom).
  5. Over the years I have used your suggestions from when my kids were in first all the way up until high school. I am so very thankful for your words of wisdom and your simple (and effective) curriculum suggestions.
  6. I've only managed to follow one person's plans. And they weren't even plans just things that worked for her and her kids. LoriD has been my go to source for curriculum ideas for over a decade.
  7. Also sometimes you can catch a really good sale right now The Odyssey of Homer and Aeneid of Virgil are under $20 each for a audio download.
  8. Yes there are two versions of this book. Modern Speller, which combines grades into two volumes and Dictation Day by Day which brakes years up into separate books. We start using them in year two, after we finish Saxon Phonics.
  9. I just noticed that amazon sells instant videos to a selection of GC lectures. Has any one purchased them in the past? Are they same quality as the videos from the GC site?
  10. Story of the World WWS LoF- we only did Fractions when it first came out and my child begged me to drop it. This child has never made the request. Just did not like the story. Real Science for Kids All the different Trail Guides We attempted to use MM, just could not make it happen Latin for Children
  11. We used Saxon Phonics through Grade 2, and I credit it for giving my child a solid foundation in phonics and spelling. I enjoyed it so much, I wish I could other curriculum written like it that created such results. The vintage book Composition book by grades, Wheeler's Speller and Dictation by Day Prufrock Logic books (I find these to be a better value than others on the market)
  12. I really don't think the information is out there. I've been looking for a friend and just can't find a neutral/non-homeschooling resource site.
  13. Months later and I think I need to update a few things. English & History Pandia's Ancient History Level 3, along with some lectures from Great Courses, extra readings from Bedford Analogy and Warriner's English for some composition theory. Science- Using Biology Corner along with the Dragonfly book and extra labs Math- AoPs Intro to Geometry Latin- Jenney Latin Second Year Language- Japanese Electives- Speech and Logic
  14. Our time zone make the classes at an odd time for us. So ds is working through the book concurrently with with the reminder half of Intro to Algebra. Right now we are rotating after each chapter, I have found it has made my son's math journey more enjoyable. I'm hoping next year when we move to Geometry we can do something similar.
  15. My son is working through C & P right now. And his big grins are slowly turning into furrowed brow. They weren't joking about it starting nice a smooth and getting harder in the end. My son is still having fun (???) though.
  16. What about using the relevant portions from one of the following: Human Odyssey by Spielvogel Ways of the World by Strayer Both books are recommended AP books. You can find both on Amazon used in your price range.
  17. In your opinion do you think the textbook could be easily switched out with another textbook/resources?
  18. I might add take reviews with a grain of salt, in our hurry to get the best, we sometimes forget what others think of as too easy or too challenging might be perfect for your student. I have heard conflicting information about TT over the years, I think it fits a certain type of student and that for some kids and their long term goals it is the right fit. Also if your student has never worked in a AOPS book, you might want to try it before you buy it. It can be very overwhelming for a lot of students (and parents).
  19. We have studied Mythology in the past (my child was obssessed for a few years), so we are going to skip reading but will listen instead. Here are the books, plays and poems I was thinking about adding to History and Lit combo: The Epic of Gilgamesh translated by N.K. Sandars The Tale of Sinhue Poetry selections from the Bedford book The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor The Dialogue of a Man and His Soul The Teaching of Vizier Ptahhotep Bhagavad Gita The Iliad by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagels Selections from Lives by Plutarch Selections from Dao De Jing by Laozi Selections from Classic of Poetry (Shi jing) The Analects Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, translated by Robert Fagles (only one) Julius Ceasar by Shakespeare Aurelius, Meditations, any translation Augustine, The Confessions, any translation Listening to Vandiver’s literature lectures along the way Tao Qian- selections from Selections from Ramayana The Life of Muhammad, "The Ascent to Heaven" The Mu'allaqah The Conference of the Birds Does that look like too little if I want to cover major works of global pieces as they unfolded in history?
  20. See you on your return, if I don't meet you here first.
  21. That will be my next step. Also, I haven't found the state associations to be much help in most things. I too would like to understand how HI stance on homeschoolers is different than VA but I was up earlier calling due to time difference so I wasn't quick on the questioning.
  22. Frustrating sums up my feeling this morning. The rep sounded like she was just rereading the FAQ back at me. It does not help there is no one in my area that has btdt. But that is a vent for a different thread.
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