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  1. Finish BYL 7 (2nd 1/2 at 1/2 speed) K12 Human Odyssey with History Odyssey Ancients 2 ELTL F Sleep Science from The Great Courses and Ellen McHenry's The Brain MUS Pre-A Fallacy Detective Getting Started with French ETA: I changed a bunch of things.
  2. Would you do this? My dd is an advanced reader, and understands depth in literature very well. Has anyone done LL7 with a 6th grader? I already was planning to use it for my 8th grader, and this way I could combine them.
  3. My kids really liked 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Precepts by R.J. Palacio (same author of the book Wonder).
  4. Well, I don't know what is typical, but here is an example of a problem that confused him on which operation to use. "It takes 1 1/6 dozen eggs to make a fancy angel food cake. If Esther has 10 1/2 dozen eggs, how many cakes can she make?" I am hopeless when it comes to math (dyscalculia). Edited to add: No, we do not draw pictures. That is a great idea. Edited to add again: Nevermind, I misread the solution.
  5. My ds11, sixth grade, is having trouble with word problems. Mainly determining if he should multiply or divide. Are there any resources I can use to reinforce this skill? Honestly, I have a hard time with this myself, so I'm having a difficult time teaching it in a way that he can understand. I think CWP will be too difficult. We use MUS right now, and he is on Epsilon. Thank you!
  6. I'm planning for 5th grade next year for my dd. She has been doing CLE LA for 3 years, and is seriously burnt out. So, this past week I started her on ILL, and she really enjoys it. I really like the idea of ILL, but implementing it makes me feel a little itchy...I just get worried it's not enough for grammar. I feel like it would make me feel better to add something light for grammar that wouldn't take long, but just make me feel better, honestly. She is great at grammar, and I don't plan to drop it forever. Any ideas? Should I just let her do ILL by itself. For the record, I do plan to supplement the writing. Thanks!
  7. You may find Andrew Pudewa's lecture on teaching writing to boys helpful.
  8. Thanks for asking this. Their website has been like that at least since Christmas. This doesn't sound promising.
  9. Yes, I was going to have both children doing that. Literature and Comp are my favorite! So do tend to go overboard in those subjects especially. Have you used the Narnia study from IEW? It says it's for grades 6-8 that's why I thought my 7th grader would be able to do it. I'll have to look more closely at the samples.
  10. My understanding of Mosdos is that it is literary analysis with some writing involved. I like hearing what you have your kids do, that's helpful. I am always over-scheduling.
  11. I'm looking at my plans for 2017-2018. I will have a 5th grader and a 7th grader. I am trying to figure out their literature and writing. So far, I have planned: Readers from Sonlight Core F (reading) Mosdos reading on their level (reading and writing) IEW Narnia vol. 1 (reading and writing) All of these programs require reading, and two of them require writing. They will both also have reading and writing in science for sure. Is this too much writing and reading? How can I streamline? Thanks!
  12. Our family really enjoyed Bound for Oregon. We have not read the other book you mentioned.
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