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  1. The school didn’t have a text book. She had lots of worksheets prepared by the teacher. They didn’t speak often enough. By Spanish 3, I think they should rarely use English in class. I will look into the Homeschool Spanish Academy.
  2. My daughter has taken 3 years of high school Spanish at the local public school. It was a weak program and this year we decided it wasn’t worth the time. We are regretting that choice because our makeshift plan to do it at home with a variety of sources isn’t working well. Can anyone recommend a good, inexpensive course online? We really want the 4th year of the language. Thank you for any help.
  3. I thought course descriptions would go under the other spots that ask about courses taken elsewhere and the school report. I consider transcript to me something that includes grades. And yes, the other transcripts will be sent directly from the source.
  4. I am confused by the question for me, the counselor, on the Common Application that asks. “How many transcripts can you provide?†What does this mean? Wouldn’t I just be providing one? There will be several coming from other places dd has taken courses. Do I include those, even though I’m not the one providing them? Thanks for any help you may have.
  5. I'd love to hear from any of you who have had students do a junior or senior project. How did you choose a topic? How much time did you allot each week or month? If you did a project both years, were the topics related, continued or completely new? Any tips? Thank you!
  6. I have Portraits of American Girlhood in like new condition with the unused CD for printables. I'll sell it for $15.00, ppd. Let me know if you'd like it-I'll be posting on the classified pages this weekend. I've been holding onto it with hopes of teaching a co op class like you described. With one daughter in college and another a junior in high school, I don't think I'm ever going to use it! :sad:
  7. We are using America: A Narrative History by Tindall for US history and still deciding what to use for World History in this time period. I'd love suggestions that aren't the pricey options suggested in WTM. I have BiblioPlan, Modern, but that doesn't seem to be enough.
  8. I have the second edition of WTM. Could someone tell me what is currently recommended for the Modern History spine texts in high school? We have America by Tindall. If you don't use this, what do you use? Thanks!
  9. If she is planning on college and things are fine with her mother, I would keep her where she is. Senior year is a lot of work for both the student and mom if you are going through college admissions. You have a lot on your plate, to say the least. Unless there are extenuating circumstances for her that make you think she must move, leave her in WV. I live in NH-PM me if you have questions about the law. I've been doing this for 12 years here. The law has changed several times over that time period. The comment above quoting HSLDA is accurate. However, typically the local school district with its superintendent is the reporting agency. You do have the option of choosing another, but that requires approval from that agency and you let the school know you are doing that. I don't know which district you are in, but ours is very accommodating to homeschoolers. Your children may participate in classes and extracurricular activities-it's called dual enrollment. My daughter plays soccer for our high school. We've also used the art program and excellent music program in the past. The school can be very helpful as you continue, so you may want to keep them as the reporting agency, depending on your district. The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition is a great resource. Check out there web site. And again, please PM me with any questions. Prayers for you as you make your decision and get settled in your new home.
  10. Thanks for the feedback! She's a good writer, but a reluctant one. I thought maybe the Life Science theme would entice her to write, as she is science-minded. I can make another writing plan for her that may be a better fit.
  11. Has anyone used IEWs theme based writing books? I'm looking particularly at the Life Science Based Writing. We have used Elegant Essay and I plan to use Introduction to Literature Analysis. The Life Science book sounds interesting. I'd love some feedback... Thanks!
  12. I'm reading this while waiting for my daughter. She is taking a STEAM class at MIT as part of their summer offerings to teens. I had not heard of STEM with the addition of arts before seeing this in the course descriptions. We were both so excited, as it fits her perfectly. She loves science, but is an artist as well. What a great combination!
  13. Jhat-What did you need to use Miller and Levine? It's unclear if I can just get the text. There are workbooks and a teacher's guide. The teacher's edition is pricey. Did you just use the textbook? I'm thinking of getting that and using mostly that. with the labs from Apologia because I have everything I need. The Miller and Levine site was confusing, although there were some interesting links on the dragonfly page. Thanks everyone for your amaznig feedback. I am always amazed by the depth and thoughtfulness of responses in the hive!
  14. Thank you all for your input. I'll check out the secular programs in Dicentra's list. I've not heard of most of them and am grateful for your opinions.
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