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  1. I love seeing what everyone's doing! My oldest will be in 8th for 2019-2020. The plan: History/Geography, combination of: - Tapestry of Grace Year 4 – Dialectic Stage - K12 Human Odyssey - K12 American Odyssey - South Carolina: The History of an American State Language Arts: - Teaching the Classics & Windows to the World - Selections from Excellence in Literature Book I and 2 - Classical Academic Press: Writing and Rhetoric 9-10 - Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Red Level - Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots 8 Math: - Holt Geometry Science: - Elemental Science Physics for the Logic Stage Foreign Language: - Breaking the French Barrier Logic: - Classical Academic Press Art of Argument - Classical Academic Press Argument Builder - Critical Thinking Company Building Thinking Skills Level 3 (second half) - Critical Thinking Company Mind Benders Book 7 Arts: - Artistic Pursuits Grades 6-8 Book 2 - Violin Lessons Religion: - The Incarnate God Extras: - Boy Scouts - Co-op and Field Trips
  2. I love seeing everyone’s plans! I’m mostly just doing what I did for older brother, besides the arts/P.E. additions. Here’s my plan for my next-year-fourth-grader: History, combination of: Tapestry of Grace Year 4 Upper Grammar Story of the World 4 America’s History: Land of Liberty At Home in South Carolina Language Arts: Kolbe Academy Elementary Literature Killgallon Paragraphs for Elementary School Classical Academic Press: Writing and Rhetoric 1 & 2 Michael Clay Thompson Voyage Level All About Spelling Levels 6 and 7 Math: Singapore Standards: 5A and 5B Logic: Critical Thinking Company Building Thinking Skills Level 2 Critical Thinking Company Mind Benders Book 4 Science: Elemental Science Physics for the Grammar Stage Foreign Language: Getting Started With Latin Keyboarding: Typing Instructor Platinum Religion: Law of God by Seraphim Slobodskoi Arts: Art classes at co-op Violin lessons P. E.: Soccer TaeKwonDo Extras: Cub Scouts Other co-op classes Field trips
  3. Thank you both so much! I think that’s exactly what I’ll do. We’ll spend the beginning of the school year focusing specifically on literary analysis and then I’ll choose which units of EiL to complete the remainder of the year.
  4. Thank you so much! You always give such wonderfully helpful and detailed responses! May I ask what your high school literature courses looked like for your children ? Did you continue with LL or do something different?
  5. Looking to decide which to use for eighth grade. DS is using Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings this year. We’ve also been using Writing and Rhetoric and are on Book 8. I’m looking at Lightning Literature 8 or Excellence in Literature Introduction to Literature. Can anyone tell me about experiences with each? Also, for Lightning Lit, is the student guide consumable or only the student workbook?
  6. I am getting very confused trying to figure out what I would need to order if we choose to go with Bien Dit. Can anyone tell me what components of the program are necessary? I took three years of French in high school, but that was many years ago, so I’ll definitely need answer keys.
  7. My son’s scores from the testing we did in May at the end of his 6th grade year qualify him to enroll in the 7th Grade Talent Search. I see that enrollment runs August to April and that you have to pick a test/location/date when you sign up. Is there an advantage/disadvantage to enrolling and testing earlier vs. later? I was thinking of signing him up for a May testing date so he’d have the whole year of Algebra under his belt before taking the SAT or ACT (also, is there any consensus on which to take?). Does that make sense or am I not thinking of something?
  8. Just wanted to update and thank everyone. We did it! Everything went smoothly. We fumbled a bit at a Tim Hortons far outside the city with a cashier who didn’t speak English very well, but it worked out in the end. Everyone we dealt with in the city spoke English. The city was absolutely beautiful and we had a lovely time meandering the streets for a couple of days. We got into Canada and back to the US without a hitch (though the people in front of us on the way back in were not so lucky). Thank you guys for reassuring me that it would all work out!
  9. You mentioned Sherbrooke, which of these routes would you recommend?
  10. So, I should just be able to use my credit card, that's good! What about buying gas? A couple of years ago at a gas station, I was stopped by a French Canadian tourist who had no clue how to pay for gas at the gas station (using a credit card at the pump). Was he just special, or do they do that differently?
  11. We will be in lower ME during the two weeks surrounding Labor Day. DH really wants to drive up to Quebec City for a couple of days. We all have passports (kids are 4, 8, and 12). I'm incredibly anxious about the whole thing: hundreds of miles of rural roads, border crossing, money changing, a language I haven't spoken since third year high school French and DH doesn't know at all. Does anyone have tips on how to do this successfully and cheaply? Which route to take, what to see (there's nothing in particular he's interested in, he just wants to see the city), where to change money, where to stay for two nights?
  12. Thank you. I do remember that now that you mention it and I'll pay attention to see if that's what's going on.
  13. My 4yo still doesn't *always* use a particular hand when eating, drawing, etc. in general, I'm fine with it, but she is really wanting to learn to write and I'm not sure what to do about her hand-switching. I'm left-handed. My olders and husband are right-handed. She primarily uses her right hand, but occasionally (at least once per sitting, not like once a month) switches to her left. When teaching her to write/form letters correctly, should I encourage her to stick with her right since she seems to prefer it? Is it going to be confusing for her to switch back and forth or should I just adjust things every time she switches?
  14. I've used the Grammar stage Biology program twice so far. Both times, I supplemented with on-topic books and DVDs from the library for more information, but I don't think that's necessary. I've used Elemental Science from the beginning and will be using Chemistry for the Logic Stage and for the Grammar Stage this year.
  15. I won't know until they contact me. It was just at a year for my older son. The doctor told me that the place in our city that does evaluations is around two years right now.
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