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About chepyl

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    Dancing, Singing, Acting, Reading, Hangning with my family
  1. We started school this week. Everyone is on track or ahead! We kept the house clean and I worked some. We will see how it goes adding dance and theater in next week.
  2. I have not used that, but I used there separate subjects. We usually do 2 a year, that’s 20 chapters. Looks like yours is about 22. I would just plan a chapter a week. Then you have lots of time to play with. If you miss a week, no big deal. ?
  3. Are you in a state where you have to report what grade he is in? If not, it doesn't really matter. Go with the 7th grade work, if that's what he's drawn to. But if you don't think he is ready for "high school" work in two years, do an extra year of 8th grade. My son is 11 with a September 23 birthday. We call him 7th grade for all activities because he is very mature and generally does better with older students in social situations. He keeps up with the work right now. But if he can't finish the work this year, we just spread it out over two years and he gets one more year at home. I also don
  4. My daughter is almost 8. We don't use any labeling terms. We have talked about how her brain works differently and that means she has to focus more and that reading will just take some time. She has dyslexia and ADHD. We talk about focus and we work on it, but I don't want her to feel there is something wrong, so I don't use the labels. When she is older we will talk more specifically about it; but right now, she has no one to compare herself too. She does not know she is behind. I don't want to discourage her by presenting a label. She just thought the testing was a lot of fun. :)
  5. I don't see any reason for a 6 year old to do math for an hour. My 4th grader has only ever done an average of 20 minutes a day in math. Occasionally, a harder topic with take longer. Some days he begs for more math. Even when we hit a topic we struggled with (long division), we did short lessons. 4 problems a day until he was confident with it. He has still excelled and is very strong on math. More is not always better. Especially with an advanced child.
  6. Do you think we would need AoPS prealgebra after SM 6b?
  7. I looked on eBay and Amazon for used. They are pretty pricey and I can't find everything. If I can figure out that other website, I will try that. If not? I have heard good things about AoPS. Is prealgebra necessary after SM 6b? I found the placement tests, but we haven't started level 6, I am just trying to gauge where we might be in the fall.
  8. How do you even start to order from there? I could not find prices or anything. If I can figure it out, I will probably just order everything at once. But, I still need a good back up plan. I want one program. We don't have the time to do two math programs.
  9. My plan has always been to put Aidan in Discovering Mathematics when he finished SM primary mathematics. It has worked so well for him! I went to look for prices to add to my shopping list - and they discontinued it!! They changed it to Dimensions mathematics, aligned it to common core, made two years worth and now don't plan to finish the other two years. I can't start an integrated program and then stop halfway through. Ugh!! So now I need suggestions. Here is where we are: Aidan is 9.5. He is starting SM 6a this week. He will finish it by the end of the school year. We w
  10. Thanks! I can teach it, I may buy the solutions just to have on hand for difficult problems. :)
  11. I am good with math. I took through calculus and have tutored advanced algebra. So I feel pretty confident in my ability to teach. How much teacher support is built into the program? Are solutions fully worked out? Or just answers? Is it easy to teach like the early levels?
  12. Lilly will be doing: AAR (hopefully 2 & maybe into 3) - this seems to be working for her so we will continue until she is reading fluently. AAS 1 SM 1a (finish) & SM 1b SOTW 1 (she is doing 4 this year with her brother.) RS4K Biology level 1/focus on middle school with lots of supplements, and human anatomy with various living books. Song School Latin 2 Rod and Staff English 2
  13. Aidan is 9 and currently in 4th grade. He just finished SM 5b. 6a is short and he will easily finish it by the end of the school year. After 6b, should we move on to Discovering mathematics? He will be starting that in 5th grade. SM has been workin really well and he gets math quickly and easily.
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