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  1. I had the same issue with Rod and Staff. I think it was so repetitious my kids felt they could just turn their brains off and go on automatic mode. After all, they'd learn it all again! They've been doing much better with easy grammar.
  2. I posted this on high school. I hope it's ok to post here too. My son thinks a Kindle would be too slow for these apps, so I'm researching just how strong those inexpensive little Kindles are. I would love to have a "school kindle" where my kids won't be distracted with social media, but I don't want it to be a frustration because it's always stalling. Any experiences? Thanks!
  3. Will these sorts of things slow a Kindle down too much? My teen think a kindle is too slow, but I don't understand why they would have kindle apps for these services if they don't work. I'd be grateful for any experiences! Thanks in advance!
  4. Thank you for your reply! It's actually having him take Chemistry after finishing "Algebra 2 that is equivalent to everyone else's Algebra 1" that I'm worried about.
  5. I second God's Great Covenant (Classical Academic Press). Definitely not superficial, but can be done independently if needed.
  6. Hi all! I'm looking for Teaching Textbook veterans to share their experiences. I just switched my upcoming eighth grader from Saxon to Teaching Textbooks Algebra. He has also just finished Apologia General Science. Physical Science comes next in line. I've heard that TT can be slow and that Algebra is equivalent to most people's Pre-Algebra and half of Algebra. I don't mind this since he's in 8th, but I'm concerned about science. He'll be starting Physical Science this year and Biology his ninth grade year. If TT is really a year behind, will he be lost in his science? I'm thinking if
  7. My kids' favorites were D'aulaires Greek Myths and Hittite Warrior.
  8. I haven't had medical insurance for years simply because I haven't been able to afford it. I used to put some money aside to cover any medical needs that might arise, but now that money goes toward paying the penalty.
  9. Hi ladies, My son had been struggling with his literature. I'd be grateful for any advice. He's 12 and has always had a difficult time reading out loud. He can easily and quickly read at around a fifth grade level, retaining the main ideas of what he has read as long as he is reading in his head. He answers comprehension questions accurately. He's bright and quick to understand. Once he is asked to read out loud, though, he sounds like a first grader. He reads slowly, struggling with longer words and constanlty mixing up easy words such as prepositions, suffixes and such. If I make h
  10. Julesnpebbles, I'm having this same issue. I have aimed at Omnibus all along and am now realizing my son is not ready. What did you end up doing with your kids?
  11. Thanks ladies! I've always changed curriculum as needed for grammer school, but I guess I'm a little nervous about messing up credits and transcripts for highschool. Muttichen, were transcripts a problem at all with your younger ones? Thanks again, ladies!
  12. Are there any experienced Omnibus users out there who could help me think through this? I'd very much appreciate any imput! I've always aimed at using Omni in high school, but now that my 13 year old son is finishing 7th grade I'm realizing it's going to be too heavy a load for him. I also have five other children and I need something he can handle largely on his own. Have any of you tweaked it to make it more doable for a non academic child in a busy family? I'm aiming at the "spirit" of Omnibus, but a lighter load. My son understands concepts. His vocabulary and sustained reading skills
  13. Logos has online classes teaching Omnibus starting in the 9th grade. They call it "Integrated Humanities" and it starts with Omni 3. I'm not sure why they don't do it earlier.
  14. Sorry I've taken so long to answer this. I don't get on the boards often. I did order the first guide and used it with my 11 and 12 year old boys for awhile. I have a mixed review. First, the guide I have is very organized. Weekly lessons are divided into five sessions, one for each day. There are a few random special or optional activities, but most days have a spine reading and a literature reading with comprehension questions for each. The spine reading each day is either from the Pages of History book or from the flashcards themselves. The child reads and then answers the questio
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