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  1. takes only a few minutes each day and builds gradually. I had the same feelings until I got help from a tutor. He has changed Latin from my most dreaded subject to our favorite (alongside history). We are using Ecce Romani with the tutor, GSWL independently, and Rosetta Stone Latin for fun. Both dds did Prima Latina which is super easy to do. I really want the dc to do Latin so it was a priority to find a way.
  2. I want to cover world history in 3 years for my middle-schooler. How would you divide the history between 6, 7, and 8th grades? Thanks.
  3. The joint joining my right thumb to my hand has been hurting and is inflamed. What are the different things this could be? How should I treat it? TIA
  4. A full roaster chicken came out of the oven last night at 11:00PM. We put it on the counter to cool and forgot all about it until this morning. Do I toss this? UGH.
  5. One of my dearest and oldest friends died yesterday unexpectedly. He had a massive heart attack and died in his sleep. He was 40. I want to talk to him. I want to pick up the phone and call him and just shoot the sh...t like we've been doing since we're twelve.
  6. :crying: I had never seen a live production before and was only marginally aware of the plot. I just cried and cried -- I don't cry -- but boy did I ever! Anyone else have a very strong reaction during a musical?
  7. I read SWB's recommendation that 7th or 8th graders who are starting R&S English, go back and start with R&S 5th. My questions: What about 6th graders who are starting with R&S English? Should they also go back and start with R&S5 or does R&S6 cover enough of the 5th that they can start there? My dd/5th has completed GWG6 and I am not sure if I should place her in R&S 5 or 6. Thanks.
  8. Her "problem" is that she has a good ear and plays her songs by ear and struggles when I have her READ the notes on the page. She has been very helped in other subjects by drilling. I think a flashmaster-like product that shows a line of notes and has her call them out would be helpful to her.
  9. I want to drill my dd in reading musical notes. I have looked at lots of things and have decided that something like Flashmaster would be good where she can just drill away until she gets 100%.. Does it exist?
  10. Is dd supposed to be doing pre-algebra in 6th grade? We are finishing R&S MATH 5 now and she has done fine with it. I am just not sure if it goes along a path to prepare her for higher maths in high school. What is the proper sequence for math in middle school? If she should do pre-algebra in 6th, will you please recommend your favorite curriculum for that? Thanks.
  11. :confused: DD age 11, grade 5, is finishing up GWG6. She does the lessons fairly quickly and gets it almost all right. However, it DOES NOT stick. When faced with grammar basics outside of her GWG workbook, she cannot apply it and pick out the parts of a sentence, etc., without a lot of mistakes and hemming and hawing. How can this be? She did FLL1 and GWG 3, 4, 5, and 6!!!! She gets good scores on the work. Where do I go from here? I read and re-read all of the grammar threads and I can't figure out the right curriculum to help this child. I like how clean and direct GWG is. FLL was just too wordy for us. Anyone know how to help?
  12. one mom plus four children ages 11.6, 9, 6.6, and 3.6. The dc are very well-behaved and easy to have around. We would be willing to camp in a cabin as long as it is safe. We are also willing to stay with someone who would like some help around the house or farm. I just need safe and clean.
  13. Washington State + environs Oregon + environs Vancouver + environs Montana + environs Northern California + environs But really, I am very flexible, and just need a base. I could probably afford $150-200 a week. Thanks.
  14. This is the one spot in my plans that is not panning out. Everything is so expensive. Anyone have a space they want to rent out for a short while? I just need safe and clean. We would use it as a base to tool around ang get to know the area. Recommendations for less-expensive towns, sites, free/interestings things to do appreciated. Thanks.:001_smile:
  15. by length. it can be from one day to months, just list! please:001_smile:
  16. including outdoor camps. I just DO NOT WANT the types of camps that do arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, movies, etc. I want serious LEARNING camps on any topic/experience. Thanks.
  17. I am looking for any camps - anywhere in the USA or Canada - that are focused on a subject, in-depth, for a week. I already know about the Kansas Archeology Camp and the Nasa Space Camp in Florida. If you know of any others, please share. Thanks.
  18. I am considering joining CC and just looked at the grammar program for their essentials program. My eyes glazed over. They say it is very thorough/rigorous but I can't imagine teaching it. Anyone have any experience with this?
  19. I want to park it there and go deep and stop with the maps, the outlines, the narrations, the tests. I want to read and discuss. I'm OK with listening to the rest on CD and talking about it but I don't want to "DO" any more work after that. Isn't 1850-1950 enough? What an exhausting period of history. Will the history fairy comment and grant wish?
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