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Seeker of Schole

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  1. I have been reading through the Classical Ed thread from 2012, and you reference a study based on Anne of Green Gables. Do you have that typed up someplace that you could link to? The link in that thread no longer works. Thank you! Original thread: http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/359457-how-does-one-provide-a-classical-education-circe-institute-lovers/page-2
  2. I request the books about two weeks before I need them to help avoid that situation. I would prefer one week in advance, but it can sometimes take a bit to get the book in. Can you do something like that?
  3. If you knew right now that in five years you would no longer be able to homeschool, and that your children would have to attend the public school your home is zoned for, what would that mean for you? What would your priorities for the next five years be?
  4. Memoria Press has a no frills, mastery US States and Capitals study. You can find it here: http://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/american-modern/states-and-capitals
  5. I used TOG with my oldest - the history, literature, poetics, some philosophy and government. I did my own thing for writing, she did literary essays, research essays, summaries and one large research paper. The discussions still started with the topics in TOG - we always added (we may like to talk / debate). She learned quickly that way how to support her opinions and thoughts with statements other than "because." So you could do that without tossing out the baby with the bathwater.
  6. Beautiful Reponse does this in Ghana and Haiti. Very well run, your money goes to the child's education, not admin costs. http://beautifulresponse.org
  7. $60 a month first student for as many classes as you want to take - classes offered 6 days per week, with multiple classes per day. It goes down $10 per student after that. Middle of the country.
  8. If you figure it out, will you let me know? My MIL is has earned herself extremely low contact with my DH, no contact with myself and our children (per him, he refuses to allow her to hurt us any more than she already has.) She recently began down a road that required multiple surgeries and will mean she will no longer be able to do even half of what she could before. After the first surgery she went to the rehab facility. After a week of arguing with her therapists and being ridiculous to my sister-in-law, she cussed them out and left AMA. Now she's even worse off than she was before... we have no idea what to do that won't damage us in return.
  9. MP sells lit guides for every grade. Their second grade package: http://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/literature/second-grade-literature
  10. May I ask what flaws you see in Singapore? I just wanted to say thank you for responding to my earlier question, and for continuing the discussion. You have helped me to clarify and order my thoughts.
  11. I would love it if you could explain this some more... pretty please?
  12. I need to start spelling with the younger. Hers is horrible. So which do you prefer, and why? My other option is MP phonics and spelling (2nd grade next year).
  13. At the end of my pregnancy with younger, mine got so bad my Dr told me to just drink something with caffeine each day. I would not have done so had the Dr not said to, but caffeine is a really good diuretic. Iced tea actually worked the best for me.
  14. I have what we call two onlies - age 20 and 7. Our journey didn't even start until the oldest was in high school. She came home for her Junior and Senior year, and every year of college has shown that to be a great decision. For our youngest, who started K when the oldest was starting College, our current plans call for her to be homeschooled until college. The reasons we homeschool will not change between now and then without some sort of major overhaul.
  15. She can blend quite well, so at least there's that... A number of people are choosing to not use it as it has them reading from different books, kind of like a step between the reading program and chapter books, and it's a little pricey for that. I have considered having her redo level C, to reinforce things. Thanks for the ideas!
  16. I would prefer to not spend that much unless absolutely necessary. I've heard very mixed thoughts on it.
  17. If you have finished the phonics program (LoE Foundations through C), but your child has not made that fluency leap yet, what next? Specifically, she word guesses and stumbles on multi syllable words.
  18. Not all of them. The one on the Odyssey, for example, has background info and good information for discussion.
  19. I don't see a link to the Teacher Guide sample. It begins with 2 pages about how to use the guide, then has the same as the student pages, but with the answers. At the end of the book it has tests, and answer keys for those.
  20. I have two questions for you: which edition of Harvey's did you / he use? After you're done at her house, can you come on over to my house? :lol: :lol:
  21. This is my biggest struggle - prioritiziong all of the good/great/fun books. So let's hear it. What do you want your 2nd grader to read? What are you reading to him / her?
  22. We are also in Central Illinois, and my oldest took a class at the high school for one year. At our district there was no way she would get a diploma without attending full time; and the extra problem was that any class she took at home they would not count. So she couldn't enroll as a senior just to get a diploma - they would not have counted the credits she earned at home. What is the reason your dd wants a diploma from that high school? Does she have a close group of friends outside of school? Is she concerned about college admittance? I really do not see away around the stress of full time enrollment if a diploma from that school is that important. If you would like to PM me, feel free.
  23. I managed to finish the Iliad (started last year). We have book club tomorrow night, so just in time. I also read the Scorch Trials by Dashner. The Maze Runner series is better than I expected. I'm afraid it is about to get a bit too repetitive, though. Hopefully he has a twist for the next book.
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