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  1. I ended up revising this a little bit. We're going to try Lift of Fred and I'm going to do a few of the MBtP history units with her. Here's a link to my blog post about it, if anyone is interested in reading it. https://acoordinatedlife.com/8th-grade-homeschool-plan-for-h/ I also forgot to add that she's doing Fallacy Detective and French at our co-op. Which reminds me... I need to get her French books ordered. LOL
  2. Thanks for posting this. I'm having a heck of a time figuring out literature. This gives me something else to look into. ?
  3. You are correct. No prior grammar is necessary for AG. It's written with the premise of being the only grammar your students will ever need, so you don't need to have repetition each and every year like so many other grammar programs do.
  4. I THINK it's going to look like this... Language arts: AG, which we're doing over the summer to get season one out of the way; MBtP literature units (not sure which ones yet); Vocabulary from Classical Roots; Writing Strands Math: This is always a difficult one for her. She kind of wants to go back to MUS for pre-algebra this year. We've really had a hard time finding a good fit for her. History: We're going to try TRISMS again, but I'm going to try to sneak it under the radar, if I can. LOL! I will probably throw in some lap books, since she likes to be crafty. Her older sister (10th grade) kind of wants to do some, too. Science: Elemental Science
  5. I went into my profile to try to change my signature, but couldn't find a spot for it. Mine is a little outdated, since I haven't been here in a while. Lol. Can anyone help me figure out how to change it?
  6. Thanks, guys! I think I'll try the method Momto5inIN suggested, since she suggested it in both places. ?
  7. I'm just beginning to use book A with my 7th/9th graders. My plan was to work on it throughout the summer, but I'm really having trouble figuring out exactly how to teach it. I feel like I'm fumbling through and not really helping them learn anything. Anyone have any suggestions on how they implement the program?
  8. I ran across this thread this morning while I was researching using Trello for my homeschool. I've currently used it for two things now: Beginning to plan high school and writing down lesson plans for TRISMS. I just posted a blog post about how I'm using it for TRISMS. Maybe it'll help someone come up with ideas for their homeschool. http://allthatschool.blogspot.com/2017/03/trisms-trello.html?m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I think I have finalized our plans for the most part. History/lit/writing: TRISMS Discovering the Ancient World Analytical Grammar & Writing Strands (I think I'm going to use this as one combined credit, but she'll also be doing IEW writing lessons in her history program. I'm still ironing out how to record that on her transcript.) MUS - I'm hoping to finish up pre-algebra prior to the start of the year, then do Algebra 1 for 9th grade. She's technically behind in math, but only due to laziness. I'm sure I can get her caught up prior to August, as she doesn't ever require the review and repetition of neurotypical students. That's where the laziness comes from, I think - procrastination. Monarch High School Health (1 semester) Monarch Civics (1 semester) Biology for the Rhetoric Stage (ES) Spanish: She's going to finish the second half of the Spanish book she's using in co-op this year to earn the other half of the credit. She's doing it on her own, though, because she really doesn't learn much in a classroom setting. We just need to track down the audio files, and then she'll continue supplementing with DuoLingo. She will have 7 credits at the end of her freshman year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. To be fair, I'm 42 and have never heard, "Its ten of nine" before. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Finish burying wire for dog fence Get papers ready for co-op tomorrow Take my daughter to OT Give my son a bath Possibly work on more lesson plans All before 2:30, when I need to shower and get ready to go out! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I test every other year, just to see if there are any glaring gaps in their learning I should address. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I do! We have the World Book set with the penguins. I wanna say it's 2013? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You're gonna make me cry!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I was trying to kind of skim through and see if there was any coherence to it, and it's literally a thread about anything and everything! Possibly the best thing I've created beyond my children! [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. If only I had time to go through and read over 3000 pages of babble!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I go away for a few months and come back to find THIS?!?!? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I had to google it myself a bit ago. Disturbing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I just have to laugh because that is one of my favorite parenting quotes, and I am not even close to what one would call "legalistic." To me, it means to do your best as a parent and teach your children to have good morals, and although they may stray from time to time, that foundation will still be there.
  20. I just received the newest HM, and it has 38 lessons, which I plan to do over 7th and 8th grade. I want to work with her during the first part of the year on scheduling, with the hopes that by the end of 7th grade, she's able to take that on herself. I just don't know exactly how I want to tackle that. She did say that she wants to do the IEW writing with it, since we're doing it at home. She took SWI at our co-op, and by half way through the year, she no longer liked it. I think when we got to multiple sources it threw her off a bit. At home, I can work on that unit slower with her, to make sure she fully understands it.
  21. Thank you so much for explaining! So, in his working binder, do you just put an entire unit, and he works on it for the entire two-week period? Or do you break it into daily chunks for him?
  22. My oldest, let-me-do-it-on-my-own kid uses Math Mammoth, and I seriously wish it went all the way through high school, because it is SUCH a great fit. She reads it and does the assignments and asks for help when she needs it. She does not learn well from being lectured. She needs to read it and see it for herself. It does NOT work for her sister. It frustrates her. For her, MUS works well. If it continues to work well, she will use it through high school. She likes watching the videos and likes the simplicity of the worksheets. She doesn't always need the blocks, but I think knowing they're there if she needs them helps her. My 4-year-old will be doing MUS Primer next year, but I'm hoping he works well with MM when he's older, because it will be way cheaper than having to purchase the MUS workbooks again.
  23. I just purchased TRISMS History's Masterminds to use with my daughter for 7th and 8th grade over the next couple years. I'm now looking to see the different ways people use the curriculum in their own schools. 1) How do you schedule it? (I'm thinking of doing a very loose year-long schedule that simply says, "Lesson 1, lesson 1, lesson 1..." for two weeks, then switch to lesson 2 for two weeks, etc. I'm thinking this will allow my daughter to have some say into which items get done on which day. If you see a flaw in this, or think another way is better, please let me know!) 2) How do you set up your coursebook(s)? 3) Which sources do you mostly use for information? 4) Is there a favorite encyclopedia/dictionary/book that you always go to first? 5) I reserve the right to come up with more questions once people start giving answers. :lol:
  24. Yes, to me open & go is having no written out plans, rather just doing whichever lesson is next.
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