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  1. I have used Math U See for years, but now that we are at this level I am having some difficulty. We watch the video, do the practice questions, then move on to the worksheets. Then on the worksheets we encounter questions that require additional information that was not covered in the video. I have to look at the answer book and reverse engineer to figure out how to teach it, sometimes the answer book skips a line of work and I have to figure out what was done in that missing info. Then we come to a similar question and I think I have it, but the answer we get is not what's in the answer book. Then I have to do the reverse engineering again, and more and more when my son is asking "why?" I am saying " I don't know, just do it this way" I started using MUS years ago to avoid exactly this!!! Is anyone else having this issue or is it just me? Am I not watching the videos close enough? Am I not reading the instructions well enough? We are still in the early chapters of the book, I am going to have a breakdown if I have to do this for every 35 lessons.
  2. * Nevermind. I now remember why I stopped participating in WTM community.
  3. I have a high schooler in book 5 of Writing and Rhetoric and he likes it and he is an excellent persuasive writer, but when he has a paper assigned in his online history class I have to help him organize his paper and help him narrow down his research. My 5th grader is ready to start a writing program and I am extremely torn about which one to do. We are either going to do a year of WWE and then start WWS next year, or start Book 1 of W&R this year and proceed with that program. I have a multitude of thoughts about each program running through my head, way more to list here. Please share with me which program you choose and why and any thoughts you have about either program. Thank you!
  4. What is the difference between a home subscription and a homeschool subscription? I know the the homeschool subscription allows for 3 students, so I assume that I can set up three accounts. Since I am using this just as a supplement I don't know if I really need three accounts. I guess I am really asking, is there a content difference? Do you get less with the home subscription than with the homeschool subscription?
  5. Has anyone used this without using the elementary series? I am interested grammar/vocab/poetry. Do they need the base of the elementary series?
  6. Your title says that you didn't want to homeschool him yet, so that tells me it was in your plans to homeschool him at some point. It sounds like you know what you want/need to do, it's just before your planned timetable. IMO, let him stay home and do a homeschool year of kindergarten or a really relaxed year of 1st grade. I don't know where you are so I won't suggest a homeschool group to find kids. I struggle to find groups/kids myself even when I am supposedly living in an area with a high concentration of homeschoolers. My two older ones are 16 and 14 and my youngest is 8. Even when there is an event for him I usually miss it because the older two seem to take up so much time. Your DS sounds like my youngest. He floats from devices to legos, then to outside for short periods of time. He seems fine with it, he isn't asking me for friends or outings. He is just happy being with me. He just gets mad at me if we don't make it to the pool when I say we are going to go.
  7. Any opinions or comments? I have high schoolers so I am trying to get them to think, but I also want them to learn US history. Is presenting US history in two conflicting interpretations confusing? Is it just asking for them to have issues with what we are studying? Does the program push a particular world view? Two sides of an argument about a time in history is being presented, usually conservative/liberal interpretations. Is the example of one particular world view usually a stronger argument than the other world view? Is the conservative argument/presentation always stronger than the liberal? Is the liberal argument/presentation always stronger that the conservative? And finally, is it a decent program? Do you like it? Do your kids enjoy it? Thanks!
  8. I am thinking about starting TRISMS this year with Discovering the Ancient World. I have never actually seen it in real life, I am just reading about it online. I will be starting this with my 14yo rising 9th grade son and up until now we haven't done formal writing. This summer we started book 3 Writing and Rhetoric from Classical Academic Press and I really like it and, more importantly, my son likes it. I want to continue with this program, just at an accelerated pace. TRISMS keeps talking about IEW and how IEW is incorporated into the TRISMS program. Do I have to use IEW or are other writing programs easily substituted? Thanks for any input!!
  9. When did he find the wallet? Is it possible to have him take you to where he left it and see if it can be recovered? Then make him try and return the money?
  10. of finally finding the perfect curriculum and deciding to stick with it, finally getting the school area and books perfectly organized, finding all the missing curriculum books that disappeared in the many moves, finally feeling confident in what I am doing, then turning around to find that the kids are all grown and out of the house.
  11. I don't understand why the OP posted, it was obvious that the answer was going to be no. The only thing I can come with is that she was never comfortable with the no Trick or Treating rule. I think it is shame when kids aren't allowed to participate in TorT, especially when their parents enjoyed it themselves while growing up. As for the original idea of teens going TorT, I am all for it as long as they are dressed up and polite. One year while out we saw a car pull up and a girl dressed as a princess got out of the drivers side and a boy dressed as a football player got out of the passenger side, both with pillowcases for TorTing. I love it that they want to hold on to childhood for a little longer.
  12. DD was going through the Delia's catalog and circled a pair of high waisted stone washed shorts. I looked at her with horror and she says "what? They're cute" I told her no. I did buy her a pair of high waisted shorts from American Eagle, I can not believe that she wanted them. I find them incredibly uncomfortable now. I graduated HS 1994, I caught the tail end of acid and stone wash and wore mostly grunge.
  13. I have that exact one and I love it. Well worth the price and very sturdy. I bought it for myself to do the Fluidity and Pure Barre programs but the 6yo climbs all over it like a jungle gym and we have never had an issue.
  14. I think it is more than reasonable. We usually pay around that for the 5 of us staying at a moderate without dining. We are going in September also, I am not sure what our total came to, but I am calling about that free dining plan.
  15. I am taking a very cynical look at it. The woman who wants to switch the girls is the one with the x-husband who was trying to get out of paying child support. The whole reason the switch was even realized is that the x-husband wanted to make sure the girl was actually his before he shelled out money. She could be very eager for the switch because no biological child no child support.
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