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  1. Thanks! It would make it a lot easier and less stressful to just have them together. BTW...the Homeschool Co-Op still has this on sale! Thanks to the PP who mentioned it!
  2. Thank you for this thread! I had not heard about Home Art Studio, but it looks very nice. I was curious what others have done that have used this program. Did you start at the K level with older children? My DD is 7 1/2 and is very good at art and my DS just turned 5 and is more interested in art recently. I thought of starting each of them at their grade level, but I'm just wondering if there are techniques taught at the lower levels that my daughter should do first.
  3. I have read that it's recommended to do AAR1 before AAS1, but does anyone know about the other levels? Is it recommended to do AAR2 before AAS2?
  4. I agree with the pp on making your own curriculum. If you make your own, then you can tailor each subject for each child to be at their level.
  5. I am sorry that I forgot to put the link for the cart at Sam's Club. http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod5390022#desc
  6. We have these and they cost about $25 each at Sam's Club and they include the baskets. I have my DD put her completed work in the top basket. The baskets are deep and big enough to put her books. There is plenty of room in each basket to put two subjects. There are wheels, so the carts can be moved around if needed, but it's also nice that we can engage the locks on two of the wheels since I don't need them to be moved around for now.
  7. Here are some shelves that I recently bought at our local Sams Club for $25 + tax - please note that the baskets are included and they have wheels, which is handy for moving the shelf around, and there is a basket on top. They look nice and can be used for a variety of uses (see the thumb nails on that same product page where they show examples of other ways to use the shelf). Check out the specifications to see the size of the shelf. http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod5390022
  8. We have used it for teaching greater/less than and adding. For both items, I try to have items that are of similar weight. For adding, I will say to put the two numbers being added on one side and ask what they equal. Then I ask her to put that number of items in the other side and see if she's right. :bigear: Listening for more ideas.
  9. If you're just doing quick projects where it won't be getting soaked or painting multiple times in the same area, then we use card stock (you can buy a package of white card stock at Target, Wal-Mart, etc in the same area where the printer paper is sold). I like having it on hand for printing items that I want to be more durable.
  10. Thanks for all of the ideas on how to treat the odor. I'll have to try them one at a time and see if one of them works.
  11. We have some towels that I really want to keep because they were a special gift for our wedding. The problem is that I had a load of towels in the washer that I forgot about and now I can figure out how to get rid of the odor. They are light cotton dish towels. Does anyone have any suggestions on saving my towels? I have tried vinegar, washing several times in hot water, etc and nothing has worked yet.
  12. We plan to do BSGFAA for the first time next fall. I ordered the first two sets of Primary pages along with the teacher's guides. I think that it would be difficult to do some of the activities without the teacher's guide because the instructions for some of the activities for the Primary pages are not on the student page and only in the teacher's guide. It's my understanding that the other levels aren't this way. For me, I looked at the beginner and intermediate pages and thought one was too simple and the other too involved for this coming year for my DD, so I'm planning to do the Primary pages for one year with the teacher's guide and hopefully be able to switch to Intermediate the following year.
  13. I am sort of in the same situation. I have listed a not below from their website on the primary pages. It's my understanding that the program is meant for a family to do 104 lessons per year to be able to cover the program in four years. I'm planning to do about two lessons per week with not all of the work for each lesson being done on the same day. If you follow their 104 lessons per year, then you'll be fine on timing. Note: Lessons 105-208 will be released in the spring of 2013, lessons 209-312 in the spring of 2014 and lessons 313-416 in the spring of 2015."
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