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  1. Well, COVID and moving have pushed my planning way back so I just started thinking about this yesterday. Plans thus far: History Tapestry of Grace Year 2 – Rhetoric Stage (including Government and Philosophy), adding in New Oxford World History books English Tapestry of Grace Year 2 - Rhetoric Stage Excellence in Literature selections Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots 10 Math Derek Owens Precalculus Science Elemental Science Chemistry for the Rhetoric Stage Foreign Language Breaking the French Barrier 3 Debate/Rhetoric Classical Academic Press: Everyday Debate and Discussion Classical Academic Press: Rhetoric Alive! Personal Finance VirtualSC Extracurricluars Boy Scouts Violin lessons Robotics Team (hoping..., COVID shut them down this school year)
  2. This is my third and final trip through second grade! History Tapestry of Grace Year 2 – Grammar Stage, adding in: Story of the World 2-3 America’s History: Land of Liberty At Home in South Carolina Language Arts Sonlight Readers Grade 4/5 Writing With Ease Level 3 First Language Lessons Level 3 Michael Clay Thompson Island Level Handwriting Without Tears 3 All About Spelling Levels 3 and 4 Math Singapore Standards: 3A and 3B Science Elemental Science ESA for the Grammar Stage Foreign Language Song School Latin 1 Logic Critical Thinking Company Building Thinking Skills Level 1 Critical Thinking Company Mind Benders Book 3 Fine Arts Pfeiffer House Music 3 Art with Tapestry of Grace including ARTistic Pursuits Extracurriculars Girl Scouts Soccer Violin lessons
  3. This will be my second trip through sixth grade: History Tapestry of Grace Year 2 – Dialectic Stage, subbing in relevant parts of: Oxford University Press Medieval World Series K12 Human Odyssey K12 American Odyssey South Carolina: The History of an American State Language Arts (taking the year off from grammar!) Kolbe Academy Elementary Literature selections Classical Academic Press: Writing and Rhetoric 5-6 Figuratively Speaking Growing Your Vocabulary 6 Math Lial Basic College Math, 7th. Ed. Science Elemental Science ESA for the Logic Stage Foreign Language Lively Latin 2, Part 1 Logic Critical Thinking Company Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Critical Thinking Company Mind Benders Book 5 Fine Arts ARTistic Pursuits 4-6 Book 2 Music Theory, Smithsonian Music, and Classics for Kids Extracurricular Soccer Boy Scouts Violin lessons
  4. How does self-grading work and differ from the full-priced option? The student can still ask questions, but the parent is referring to a solutions manual and doing the grading?
  5. DS is finishing up Foerster’s Algebra II using Math Without Borders. He’s done well with it after a last minute switch when he told me he wanted something considered “honors” and I was told here that Foerster’s would fit the bill. His previous math experience was Singapore Standards 1-6, Lial through Algebra I, and Holt for Geometry. Should I just continue on with MWB/Foerster’s for precalculus next year in tenth grade or is there something better? The bit of reading I’ve done thus far makes it seem that their precalculus is good, but not necessarily the calculus? If I stick with it for precalculus, can it still be considered “honors”? If not and he still wants that, what else would be a good fit for a child who is advanced, but finds math difficult/unenjoyable?
  6. Sorry for the late reply. I only show up when planning the next school year these days. It worked out wonderfully for us. DS developed some great writing skills that year that have served him well so far.
  7. After reading through older threads, it looks like Lial Algebra I was a fine course, but it’s the Algebra II that is lacking for someone who is considering a mathy career? He should be okay moving to Foerster for Algebra II having done well with Lial Algebra I? And it looks like there is some discussion of what amount of the Foerster book needs to be gotten through for Algebra II. I think I saw generally people on old threads here saying chapters 1-12, but I also mention of the Kolbe schedule. The Kolbe sample of their schedule shows their standard Algebra II scope as chapters 1-10 while the Honors one adds chapters 13-15. What chapters do people generally cover? ETA: and it looks like Veritas Press uses the book for two years and calls it both Algebra II and Pre-Calculus?
  8. What would you recommend for a student who wanted to do an honors credit for Algebra II? What would need to be covered that Lial does not?
  9. High school maths: what makes a course honors vs. standard? My son is going into 9th grade/Algebra II and saw that his other core courses are labeled as “honors” for the work he’s assigned, but for math, I use a college textbook (Lial), so there’s no designation of what one would do to make the course “honors” level. As a homeschooler, I’m wary of designating a course “honors” without some outside source confirming what level of work is required in order to do so. He would like to have the honors designation if he can. So, my question is if possible, how?
  10. I tried that. It just got me even more confused :(
  11. This was in the nobility rolls for my family and relates to why my 3x great-grandfather was stripped of his title in the 1830s (in present-day Ukraine, then Austria-Hungary). I can see that it had something to do with violence and Jews, but was he committing violence or inciting them to violence or what? Can anyone tell me what happened? I know just enough Latin to be thoroughly confused!
  12. My middle child will be in 5th next year. He’ll be doing exactly what his brother did: History/Geography: Tapestry of Grace Year 1 – Dialectic Stage with Oxford University Press Ancient World series and K12 Human Odyssey Language Arts: Kolbe Academy Elementary Literature, Classical Academic Press: Writing and Rhetoric 3-4, All About Spelling Level 7, Junior Analytical Grammar and Mechanics, and Growing Your Vocabulary A and B Math: Singapore Standards: 6A and 6B Science: Elemental Science Biology for the Logic Stage Foreign Language: Lively Latin 1 Logic Skills: Critical Thinking Company Building Thinking Skills Level 2 and Critical Thinking Company Mind Benders Book 5 Fine Arts: ARTistic Pursuits 4-6 Book 1 and Violin lessons He also does fall and spring soccer and Cub Scouts (he’ll cross over into Boy Scouts mid-year next year) and we do a weekly for-fun homeschool co-op.
  13. I did the purple book last year with my seventh grader. We just did it as scheduled in the book. I wanted to be done with grammar after that honestly. As others said, it was far more grammar instruction than I received in my seventh grade year in which I had an entire class devoted to grammar and mechanics (the last such instruction I received). However, my son said he really wanted to continue so I got the red book. He’s actually been doing it on his own this year and is doing much better than he did last year. We’ve done a couple of the lessons together, but overall it’s been an independent study with me checking his answers. We are on Week 23 right now and I expect that at some point we will need to do the lessons together but it has been nice to have a break from it.
  14. He was actually a Catholic priest. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Wasner
  15. My son took it last year at age 13 as part of Duke Tip. I don’t think we got something from ACT in the mail. I think it was from Duke Tip. I’m pretty sure the only thing from ACT was online results.
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