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  1. Thanks SO much everyone! To try to answer some questions: it is a 1 credit course. Dd wants to go to college and that's what we want also. She does not know what she wants to study in college. I'm trying to get her to state if she wants to stay in the class. No answer yet (other than she hates co-op). One of the issues is that she wants to get 100% on everything, in every class. Sigh. Believe me, we have NOT encouraged this mindset. eta - I will be surprised if dd ever uses Spanish outside school. I appreciate the mention of italki, since dd would prefer to have a textbook. Does HSA use textbooks? I'll try to let you know what we decide to do. Thanks again.
  2. Thanks, Texasmom33. I mostly agree with you. Dd isn't thrilled about her other co-op classes either (biology and algebra), although at least she likes the algebra teacher's personality. I think something that gives her more control over scheduling (perhaps HSA) would be good for her. I know dd is anxious about me, since I was diagnosed a few months ago with an incurable, progressive disease. I am doing very well (much better than last year) on my new meds, but I think that word "progressive" is really weighing on her mind. The disease might actually not be progressing, due to my meds, but it's hard to know for sure.
  3. Thanks, madteaparty. I just cannot imagine having a child who doesn't stress over anything! I'm sure that has its downsides too. My dh is helping dd some with the Spanish class.
  4. Thanks, Susanc. Yes, this teacher said 3-4 hours of homework per week and that seems very inaccurate.
  5. Thank you, Imrich. We had considered HSA and are still thinking about it. I doubt there is much conversation time (there are about six students). I said 5 plus hours but now that I think about it, dd is probably spending about 6-8 (she is keeping a time sheet but I don't have it handy.) How does HSA handle grading?
  6. I would like to know what is a normal workload for a Spanish 1 class. (My dd is a ninth-grader.) She is taking Spanish 1 at a local co-op. It meets once a week and the teacher is using Descubre. They will cover the first 7 chapters of the book in this course. Dd is spending over 5 hours a week on homework and studying. The teacher responds fairly quickly to emails. She gives quizzes each week. Recently there were over 100 vocab words (some review) in one week. Everything is graded - homework, quizzes, participation, etc. Dd is very stressed and her anxiety is climbing (not just about the Spanish). My dh took several years of Spanish in school and has a low opinion of Descubre. We are thinking of dropping this class and doing something else for Spanish 1. (We might enroll dd in a private parochial high school for 10th-12th.) ETA: I apologize for the error. The over 100 vocab words were partly review words. PLEASE give me your thoughts, advice, anything! Thank you!
  7. Jean, I've been meaning to ask you for an invite. Thank you so much.
  8. I would like to join in on some of the books. Thanks!
  9. I am so sorry. I remember a little from your previous posts. I think you said that when you tried a day program, they fed him food that he shouldn't have had and that it made things worse. You sound like a wonderful, caring mom. I am so sorry that you feel so alone. I am praying especially for you to be able to find support during this very difficult time. Hugs.
  10. Ashfern, oh my - 10 years old. I hope she is doing well? I will pray for her.
  11. Thank you!! Hoping to hear from the doctors soon...
  12. Thank you so much! It is hard to wait for the decision about surgery. Hopefully I will find out soon.
  13. I've been gone a while, but I lurk and try to pray for requests. I would really appreciate prayers and thoughts relating to my diagnosis. After months of fatigue, shortness of breath, etc., I was recently diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Then further testing revealed that I have a rare form of PH called CTEPH. The good news is that CTEPH is the only form of PH that is potentially reversible, or partially reversible, by a very delicate, major surgery. I am currently waiting to find out if the experts decide that I am a candidate for the surgery (my CTEPH is peripheral, which makes the surgery more difficult). If I am not approved for the surgery, the doctors plan to do a series of balloon angioplasties. I have excellent doctors and am fortunate to live near a top-notch hospital. I have great support through family both near and far, and our wonderful church family. I am also thankful that PH treatment has greatly improved over the last 20-30 years. In addition to dealing with chronic illness, we must make a decision in the next few months about dd's high school education (9th grade this fall). She absolutely wants to homeschool the next four years. For several reasons, we are not certain what is the best choice. There are a few private schools nearby which are possibilities. Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts.
  14. I have some great condition Mosdos I have been meaning to list for sale. We have enjoyed both Mosdos and BJ. I think I like the 8th grade and up BJ lit better than the younger grades (dd is in 8th this year and we are both using BJ and Teaching the classics).
  15. Praying for you! Hope you are doing much better soon!
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