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  1. Thanks! Your response was very helpful! I just got the letter today and was wondering if I should fill it out. I guess I should take the chance. She turns 18 this summer, but does not have all the credits she needs. 😩
  2. Does anyone here have experience requesting their child’s Social Security survivors benefits to continue after 18? Everything I read sounds like it’s hit or miss for homeschoolers. I was curious if anyone had experience. Also, when it’s discontinued, how does that affect the amount our family receives? Thanks!
  3. I’m wondering if there exists a government course that is Christian, but not overly conservative? Every one I’ve looked at is extremely conservative, and my daughter is not. I feel like it’s one subject I’d like to have God included in, but I also want a program that is politically neutral or even left leaning. Does such a thing exist? A tall order, I know. 😂
  4. I read that article like 5 times trying to find that information. Apparently I need to get my ADD checked out. 🙄. This is exactly why I generally avoid online discussions like this...and usually stick to the k-8 or general homeschool page. 😉
  5. According to the numbers he stated, he was making a small profit from each sale ($4). I assume everything I buy online is marked up many times before it gets to me, as a consumer, so a $2 item with a $4 profit doesn’t sound ridiculous. I do think he’s a jerk for leaving people without resources—I’m not praising his actions at all. But everyone is saying he sold them for $70, and I don’t see that anywhere in the article. In his own mind, he is reselling the item for a small profit, and I’m questioning whether this fits the legal definition of price gouging. Either way, I think he is in the wrong from a moral standpoint.
  6. This is the part I was thinking of: Mr. Colvin does not believe he was price gouging. While he charged $20 on Amazon for two bottles of Purell that retail for $1 each, he said people forget that his price includes his labor, Amazon’s fees and about $10 in shipping. (Alcohol-based sanitizer is pricey to ship because officials consider it a hazardous material.) Current price-gouging laws “are not built for today’s day and age,” Mr. Colvin said. “They’re built for Billy Bob’s gas station doubling the amount he charges for gas during a hurricane.” He added, “Just because it cost me $2 in the store doesn’t mean it’s not going to cost me $16 to get it to your door.”
  7. I thought he said $20, and it cost him $16 to list and all. I must have misread. That is quite the markup! 😱
  8. He wasn’t making a huge profit from it, after shipping, listing fees, and all...but it does bother me that he left those areas with no sanitizer and other supplies. It’s hard to feel bad for him.
  9. I just started a loaf of bread in a brand new machine. After starting it I noticed it says to run a bake cycle for 10 minutes then wash it out again, before the first use. 😩 Would you eat this bread? throw it out? I think it’s something about residual oils.
  10. I’m using it with my kids, all ages. You can do as little or as much as you want. I mostly just use it to guide our outdoor nature time. We use her mini lessons and schedule and skip the extras. Once in awhile we do an activity. We are also using SCM’s Journaling a Year in Nature.
  11. Change of plans ☺️ History: Beautiful Feet Early American Primary, but I may have him participate in some of the BF/SCM ancients with my older kids. I just really like the idea of starting with American history and the D’Aulaires’ books Bible: Catherine Vos Child’s Story Bible SCM Enrichment 2 Math: Mathusee Alpha—this will put all my kids in MUS Language Arts: Delightful Reading 2/3, Delightful Handwriting, Pathway readers Science: Rod & Staff’s “Sampling Science and Social Studies” booklet and scheduled readers; we may add Outdoor Secrets later in the year once we finish the R&S guide Spanish: the Learnables Continue R&S ABC series to work on motor skills
  12. Simply Charlotte Mason for most subjects history: Beautiful Feet, supplemented with SCM’s ancient guides SCM’s Enrichment 2 guide for literature, fine arts, etc language arts: Spelling Wisdom/Using Language Well Book 1, 2nd half math: MUS Delta science: R&S 5 Spanish: The Learnables Latin: Minimus Secondus
  13. My youngest—we’ll be using pretty much all Simply Charlotte Mason History: SCM’s Genesis-Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt; Visits to Africa SCM’s Enrichment 2 Math: SCM’s Arithmetic 1 Language Arts: Delightful Reading 3, Delightful Handwriting, Pathway Readers Science: Outdoor Secrets Spanish: The Learnables
  14. History/Bible: Beautiful Feet Ancients supplemented with Simply Charlotte Mason guides Geography: Visits to Africa/Middle East Science: R&S Grade 8 science Math: MUS Pre-Algebra? Language Arts: Spelling Wisdom and Using Language Well 2 (second half), written narrations Latin: Cambridge Latin Unit 2 Fine Arts/Literature: SCM Enrichment 2
  15. Novare would be a good curriculum to consider. Earth Science or Physical Science would be the best bets for 8th grade.
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