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Dee in MI

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About Dee in MI

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    Homeschooling Jake since 2003
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  1. We use wunderlist. It may have push notifications. There are certainly in-app notifications. And there is a place to put notes on each task.
  2. Yes, and for the first time as well. He's currently eating the WTM-board approved healthy breakfast :)
  3. We use Latin Prep We do our flashcards with a program called ANKI. It schedules words for us daily. Exercises is done into a spiral notebook. Then we each keep a "grammar book". It's in a composition book. In the first part of the book, we put all notes about verbs - the conjugations, irregular verbs, how to do a negative command, what "passive" means and how to do the agent, and any other little bit of information about verbs, in the order we learn it. The composition book has a natural divider in the middle where it is sewn. There we start nouns, pronouns, and adjectives - the d
  4. If you do choose to read only part, this book gives extensive excerpts that can guide you in what to keep and what to skip: http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Greek-Historians-Herodotus-Thucydides/dp/014015065X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365159554&sr=1-1&keywords=greek+historians
  5. My son has worked through about half of the book. I think it's been successful. He's learned a lot. He has had debugging help from his father several times. There are two kits available from MakerShed and from Radio Shack that are expensive but worth the money, even if you have a lot of components around already. (I didn't buy the first kit, but spent at least as much money and a lot of time buying parts. I bought the second kit.) This blog is by a guy who worked through the book. My son found it helpful several times: http://handsonelectr...s.blogspot.com/ My son is now branch
  6. We're almost exactly where elegantlion is. We're following the WTM recommendations just about to the letter. So far we've done Gilgamesh, Old Testament through Job, and we're on Book 21 of the Iliad. I really liked my son's paper on the Old Testament, which was a comparison of the flood stories of Gilgamesh, Noah, and Deucalion. We are using the VanDiver lectures for the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid. I am also using the Audible recordings for the Iliad and the Odyssey, though I feel slightly guilty about it. We follow along as with the reader. We're co-reading the sections of the Ili
  7. My son ninth grade has been working independently (with an occasional assist from my husband) through the Make:Electronics book and has learned a lot. If you use it, buy the kits. I tried to assemble parts piece by piece for the first kit. It was difficult and expensive. I bought the second kit, and it is nicely put together. You can order the kits from Radio Shack or from MakerShed.
  8. ... and found the interface frustrating. We dropped it from the schedule.
  9. The book is very clear. Get a cheap copy from the seventies. Should be about $3. Don't worry about a teacher's manual. This will probably be all that you need. If you get it, and you find that you need more hand holding, then look for a different curriculum that has a teacher's manual. Your old Warriners will still be nice to keep handy for reference.
  10. I've recently read Richard Pevear/Larissa Volokhonsky translations of Crime and Punishment and of War and Peace. I liked them very much.
  11. You probably could. The concepts are pretty clearly spelled out. I recommend that you get a cheap used copy of either Third Course or the Complete Course from whenever and look at it. I have copies of both, and I'd feel comfortable using them without a teacher's manual.
  12. My son just recommended Kidnapped. It has some scottish dialect, but that's partly why he enjoyed it.
  13. I have several on my nook. I like the notes system. They often have two sets. The letter notes are for things that might be helpful for someone who reads less than I do, and I skip them. But the numbered endnotes are often more substantive. I often buy the b&n classics version for my nook even when I own the book. They aren't expensive, they're searchable, the font can be sized, and I can carry them around all of the time. And when my son is ready to read them, he can read one copy while I have the other handy for reference. Most are not abridged. Wikipedia will tell you whi
  14. I've worked through this one. The '66 edition has a lot of frustrating errors. I then bought an early seventies version and found it much better. However, Modern Introductory Analysis has quite a bit of trig in it. Look for the Revised Edition.
  15. Do look at La Ropa Sucia before assigning. I think that the Spanish is too sophisticated for young readers, and the content is inappropriate. First Steps Español looks nice, though.
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