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  1. I am REALLY wanting to use AAS as it seems exactly what I am looking for. Anyway...I asked the question on the AAS website. Cheerio to you too! :001_smile:
  2. Well.. I have been trying to decide between AAS and SWR. I think I am leaning towards SWR but, will mainly be using it for spelling as the children I want to use it with are reading, at different levels. Do you all use it exactly as it is, w/ the logs, etc... I had someone tell me once that if using it for spelling you just needed the WISE guide. Now..I like using things as they are meant to be used BUT.. have several children to do this w/ have used SWR before and gave up. Since then...I always long to go back, I like that the rules are explained etc... Anyway..just curious how you all use SWR, if you feel it still works as good if you don't do every little thing. Why would you choose SWR over AAS? Thanks! Kim
  3. It is just frustrating trying to find out....if she just has a heart for teaching children, great, but I can't find out anything it seems. When I asked when I called AAS on the phone I was told to put that in an email on the website. Kim
  4. Hi, I am considering using AAS. I can't find any information on Marie Rippel. Is she a homeschooling mom, is she a teacher? I am just curious mainly. When I am going to purchase material I like to know about who they are, did they teach LA etc.. Anyone know or know of a link? Thanks! Kim
  5. Hi, I am using Ray's Arithmetic and then will use Practical Arithmetic, I am using the Classic Curriculum workbooks and Developmental Math. Is there a good book/dvd on the math facts "tricks". Like when adding 8 and 9 make the 8 a 7, add the one on to the 9 to make 10, making is 17. Stuff like that? I don't like just telling them to count up to this number, count 7 up, count 8 up. Does this make sense? I like using these workbooks and don't want to change math programs, would just like some help w/ concepts etc.. If that makes sense? Thanks! Kim
  6. The main thing I am wanting it for is to download audio books, classical music and things from the internet. I don't really care about videos, pictures etc... Kim
  7. Hi, I am just now thinking about getting an MP3, I don't really know that much about them, need one reasonably priced but have no idea what is a "good" one and what isn't. Please advise. Also..what all do I need? Just the player? Thank you! Kim
  8. Hi, Do you know of anything where I could test in Math and Reading only...to see where kids are at, where they might be trouble spots etc.. Thanks! Kim
  9. I didn't want my post to come across bad...wasn't sure how to ask, thank you for the link to the yahoo group. I was looking for one and couldn't find it! They now have lesson plans, which looks amazing and seems to be an answer to a lot of things for me...just got worried when I started "reading" about these issues!! Thanks so much for your posts...VERY HELPFUL! Kim Wife to Clayton for 18 years, mother to: dd14, dd13, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby 4 months
  10. Hi, Do any of you find that the VP materials have doctinal issues? Do their beliefs affect the materials? I do not disagree w/ the reformed view but..don't like when things are "highly" affected by personal beliefs or issues... Does this make sense? I have some concerns w/ some things I have read, not about VP or the Detweilers but some who have written some of the materials. Just wondering how the beliefs come across in the Bible Cards etc.. Thanks! Kim
  11. Hi, I have two older daughters that I would love to do geography with BUT...time is limited. We have had very little "formal" geography and I really want something they can do on their own that would give them a good education in geography...workbook style, I know, I know. I love Charlotte Mason but the reality is...I sometimes need to use workbooks. My girls are 7th and 8th grade....keeping in mind we really need a "beginning" geography course of some sort. Thanks! Kim Wife to Clayton for 17, almost 18 years:thumbup: Mother to: dd14, dd13, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby boy 2 months
  12. Hi, I am considering using this w/ 2 of my children, my oldest. The new HS program is supposed to be written directly to the children. Anyone use it? What do you think? Kim Wife to Clayton Mother to 7 children
  13. Hi, I am trying to decide if I want to use the modern print, via Veritas Press and some other curriculums, or standard print in teaching my 4 year old. I like the looks of the modern and they say it is easier to transition to cursive but...not sure..it is pretty different. Anyone use the modern print or slant print? Thanks! Kim Wife to Clayton for 17, almost 18 years Mother to: dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby boy almost 2 months.
  14. the Homeschool Tracker sounds great! Basically in my state we need to keep track of how many hours a year, that is pretty much it. Does it keep track of the hours "schooled"? Thanks for all your input..this is great! Kim Wife to Clayton for 17 years, almost 18 :001_smile:, mother to dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby ds 2 months.
  15. Hi, I am really need to keep better records. I struggle with being organized. What do you all use, I have 7 children....4 are actually being schooled, to keep records, what is the "easiest" thing to use..ha! Easy being key for me..ha! Kim Wife to Clayton for 17 years (almost 18) Mother to: dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby ds 2 months
  16. Hi, I don't know why I have never seen this but I looked at the samples of Reading Made Easy and it looks really neat. I am looking for something as a gentle start w/ a 4 1/2 year old. Anyone have experience with this program? Kim Wife to Clayton for 17 years (almost 18) Mother to: dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby ds 2 months
  17. Thank you all for your input. I have heard good things about LLATL and R & S. I keep hoping sonlight will work, not sure why...I think because they consulted Ruth Beechick but I just read where RB said she looked over it, offered suggestions, but had nothing to do w/ the actual rewriting of it and hasn't even seen the new LA so... What to do? There are too many good options! Kim Wife to Clayton for 17 years (almost 18) Mother to: dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby ds 2 months
  18. I am also using Phonics Pathways and am not halfway done yet. Does AAS start out w/ simple CVC words? Kim Wife to Clayton for 17years, mother to dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby ds 2 months.
  19. Is LLATL a "complete" LA program? Would I need to add anything else? Are the read a louds comparable to Sonlight? Kim Wife to Clayton for 17 years (almost 18) Mother to: dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby ds 2 months
  20. Those who want a CM/Ruth Beechick style of Language Arts..what would you use? I need structure... Kim Wife to Clayton for 17 years, dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby ds 2 months
  21. Thanks for the link to the Donna Young site. I was on there the other day looking specifically for handwriting paper and couldn't find it for some reason...this is great! I have also used the paper from RR mentioned and it is good also!! Kim Wife to Clayton for 17 years, dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby ds 2 months
  22. Hi, I have heard a lot of GREAT things about AAS. Is this program confusing for a child just learning to read? Should you wait until they are reading easily before starting? Thanks! Kim Wife to Clayton for 17 years, dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby ds 2 months
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