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About Oakblossoms

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  1. He can read and comprehend at a High School Level. But, his writing and grammar skills are not at level. We have been using Monarch for the last year and they are not improving. (I know Monarch isn't a great curriculum. But, unfortunately, I had to go back to work full-time this past year. We were trying to come up with some kind of compromise to get work done while we all adjusted.) I'm looking for advice on curriculum that could help him get caught up. A curriculum that is easy to implement and doesn't have a lot of extras. Does anyone have any thoughts?
  2. In the past, I have used mostly apologia or unit studies with my older kids. My oldest two are grown and my teen is using Monarch (his choice). I now work full-time in the evenings. I have limited time for planned and grading. I’m looking for something that will work for a 9 year old girl and 7 year old boy (who is just reading and not writing by himself yet). I need them to do science together. I don’t want to plan. I’m not looking to have the next amazing scientist. I just want to make sure we do some science this year. I have been looking at The Good and the Beautiful because th
  3. I haven't used it for my older child. But, my third son is now using it. I was able to assign him to different grade levels to accommodate some delays he has. I am using the monthly subscription.
  4. I order from them directly. I figure they make more money that way. They always ship fast.
  5. I would have them work on written narrations of their readings this year. You can start with writing them from oral narrations if they balk at that. The oldest could start on Jump-In Writing this next year. I love it. It is easy and straight forward. It is, also, not some giant overwhelming book ;)
  6. Yes. I think Dr. Mcdougall might have spoken about this. I just can't remember which talk. Your cholesterol is breaking up as you loose weight. You might want to increase your oatmeal intake or break it up through out the day because it is really good at binding cholesterol. Dr. Mcdougall will answer emails, as well. Oh and GO YOU!!!!!!
  7. I would put it in a seperate savings and start putting money in there for the next car.
  8. I love my Kitchen Aid. It was a gift from my mom. Every woman in our family has one. That said we have moved a lot and it sometimes won't fit well in my kitchen. My friends Bosch is low profile and seems easier to put away. I couldn't put my kitchen Aid away, it has to sit on the counter.
  9. When our ink jet broke, I bought a Brother laser. It is black and white only. But, the cartridge last so much longer and the ink doesn't smudge.
  10. Trap and take to the pound. You can try sending helpful men out to pee outside. It seems to have put an end to it here ;) The people before us were cat hoarders. It was bad. I haven't seen a cat for a year.
  11. As, I started up with my fourth this year, I felt that way. I have changed some of the curriculum we are doing. I don't know if I can do MUS again, for example. I think we are going to use Story of the World as something to listen to. I am not sure what I will be doing for History, but I really want something different. So, maybe you just need to change up some things that may be working but that you don't want to see again?
  12. Dude. Everyone for 10 miles will hear her if she howls [emoji14]
  13. My son is planning to become a Game Warden or maybe a Park Ranger. I was just curious if anyone has a child who has followed that path already. Any suggestions or most important subjects or things you wish you had done in High School?
  14. My husband shares a lot more than I would like. I think part of it is because we moved to the middle of nowhere. He doesn't really have a friends outside of work to talk that stuff out with. We went through many rough employment years prior to this move. I usually have to ask him to stop talking at some point and give me a breather.
  15. Oh thank you for the FundaFunda link. I have been searching for a program for my guy that has a DVD component. Our library has those.
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