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  1. Lori D. posted in What do your homeschool routines look like for middle schoolers? a list of things if you were going form home school 8th grade to public school 9th grade. - how to learn from a textbook - time management (schedule himself for getting work done; and track deadlines of big assignments) - stuff management (where are his papers, homework, assignments, and getting them handed in) - memorization tips and techniques (ex: learning For. Lang. vocabulary) - test-taking tips and techniques - beginning note-taking from a lecture I lack these skills, but I know that
  2. Maybe take a peek at Barefoot Meanderings samples of their Wayfarer Curriculum. http://barefootmeandering.com/site/wayfarers/ Our homeschool is heavily inspired by the samples but we don’t actually “use it” Their language arts is like Simply Charlotte Mason and could be done independently, we like how the poetry and pictures studies are built right in.
  3. Kids are 12, 9, 6 and 3. I’m spent in the sense I’m not focused. I’m looking all around to get away but know I need to stay put. It might be the change in levels. Or sitting still for too long.
  4. I have four kids, three are school age. I have a chunk of time where I do their "at the elbow" work one at a time. I start with the youngest. Then I move to the eldest because he has things he needs to have gotten done before I get to him that relate to his lessons but also has things that stem off the lesson that he needs to do after. Then the middle one. Who has things to do before but not after. If I don't but breaks in between for myself I'm spent a third of the way through the middle one's lesson. If I put in a break between each kid, I lose momentum. I've been op
  5. I think we are open to the idea of our eldest looking things up on the internet. What browser and/or parent controls would you recommend to prevent accidentally stumbling onto inappropriate things? Is there a course or guidelines on how to teach internet searching? I remember reading a thread on this ages ago that mentioned tree octopuses, but can't find it now. Any other suggestions or heads up before venturing into this very new territory with him?
  6. If you are game to try something see if this freebie is any help. I really like it and perhaps it will work for you http://donpotter.net/pdf/blend_phonics_stories.pdf If you are eyeing LOE, also look into all about reading and barefoot meanderings reading and spelling through literature.
  7. I'm in need of recommendations for mystery books for my almost 12 year old. He doesn't want one where someone gets hurt let alone someone dies. More like something has gone missing and finding out who did it. He loves the Boxcar Children but wants to move on.
  8. I really liked Memoria Press's curriculum very straight forward you knew what you were striving for and you practice it till it was perfect. But i didn't care for their grammar program and I couldn't find a stand along grammar that i liked well enough to pair with it. We did a quarter of Cottage Press Fable and Song. I love love love the curriculum. I love the exercises and activities, but the support for composition was severely lacking. While similar to memoria Press in the concept that you did the exercise over and over till perfect. Memoria Press's teachers guide was filled with loads
  9. Has anyone lined up Pandia Press History Odyssey with the K12 Human Odyssey and are willing to share?
  10. We like the craft kits from https://happyhedgehogpost.com/ The quality of the materials is top notch. The instructions are well written.
  11. I'm only on the early videos with my kids, so no help in regards to Hoffman. We tried https://yousician.com/ before trying Hoffman, but it was to grown up for my kids. Perhaps it might be a good fit for your kids.
  12. I am looking for a phonogram resource but in reverse. All the ones I can find are here is the letter A and here are it’s many sounds. I want something that goes the other direction what are all the various ways you can get the Long A sound Or that the t sound can be made with either a t or ed. if you could point me in the direction of a book or a set of cards that would be awesome. Thanks
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