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Mona

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  1. If you are looking for free videos like Khan then you might be interested in the Dana Mosely videos for Pre-Calc with Limits book. They are available free here: http://www.collinmath.org/PRECALCULUS/Precalc-Videos.html
  2. As I was thinking about My Father’s World, I wanted to come back and add that I haven’t purchased anything from them for a few years, but they email me at least once a year with a few words of encouragement for homeschooling and our family and invite me to call them if I would like help or would appreciate prayer in any area of our life. They follow that up with a personal phone call and always leave a message with encouraging words and an offer to prayer. I appreciate that they do this and I feel like I’m not just a customer to them.
  3. We used MFW Adventures thru 9th grade. I hope to use it all over again with my youngest who will be ready for Adventures next year. I think they did an excellent job tying all of the subjects together and making it affordable by including a list of books by week of study and maturity level with summary reviews to expand on your studies, but they aren’t necessary to the program, so there’s no guilt if you have a busy week and can’t get to the extras. I also like that one of the days is very light so you can include other things like those nature walks, music lessons, or extra opportunities that life brings. MFW didn’t have the same language arts offerings as they do now. I used a variety of different publishers over the years. There’s room on the schedule to write in your own plan. I’ll consider their Language Lessons and Writing Skills for Today for the youngest though. It would be nice to only have to do LLfT three days a week. We started MFW with Adventures so we started with American History then the geography year before Ancients. If there are younger children tagging along in the Modern Times years, they offer a younger supplement since there is a lot of war that year. I think themed learning works well. MFW has you build a timeline, so you can build on that every year seeing where the events fall. We enjoyed using MFW and would use it again.
  4. This is a free resource. Art Through the Year from Sharon Jeffus of Visual Manna on Rainbow Resource's site: Season 2, episode 1 I'm not sure of the age range.
  5. My oldest worked a little more than halfway through Apologia General. I was determined to try and complete it. I emailed with Apologia a few times for help before I finally gave up on making it work for us. It was not a good fit and ds was losing the love for science. 😞 He used ABeka video Earth Science for 8th and enjoyed Mr. Enders' class, but there were tons of quizzes and tests. Next time around I think I would like to try The Rainbow for middle school by Beginnings Publishing. I think the lab based science would be very engaging.
  6. If you want to take a vitamin to help with depression, I suggest niacin (B3). Not the "no flush" kind. It will make you flush and maybe a little itchy at first until you get used to taking it. I take vitamin D3 with K2 and multivitamins. If you were already taking an antidepressant, you should talk to your doctor about stopping and moving toward a more natural remedy first. Some antidepressants need to have the doses tapered down until weaned, or they can cause untoward side effects. Meditation and exercise can also help. Here are a couple links about niacin and depression. http://www.doctoryourself.com/niacinreviews.html https://www.foodmatters.com/article/how-to-take-niacin-vitamin-b3-for-depression-and-anxiety
  7. I just received ours last week. There should be a "Teacher's Guide". I don't know how often you'll need it because I've not sat down to read through it yet.
  8. I loved that CLE math was very independent and routine in the 200's and on. So long as he can read and follow directions, he could be independent with it. You'll just need to keep up with grading quizzes and tests to make sure he's not missing anything before moving on. Maybe, give him the placement test to see if he is where he needs to be or if he could be placed further along.
  9. My oldest will be a senior next year. 😯 This is what we have planned so far: Pre-calc MUS Physics (Apologia?) Anatomy & Physiology (maybe) Clearwater Press Byline Speech Civics Economics Japanese Cultural Philosophy and Literature: Worldviews in Conflict
  10. Yes, I have all those thoughts. My oldest ds will be a senior next year and my dd is right behind him in 11th next year. The college brochures and emails keep coming, too, so I feel like I have to plan next school year and explore college at the same time. In the past, I would have everything planned by now, but I'm a little overwhelmed by it all. I spent time considering whether to send ds to community college for a few classes or to just keep going on our own, so I haven't figured out what he'll be using for school yet. I keep meaning to post on 12th grade thread. I can't believe how fast these years have gone by.
  11. My dd is interested in a career in animation, so I am doing my best to add art into her science to encourage her end goals. We will be learning A&P from various resources, but then she'll also have to draw the body from different angles/positions, and sketch parts of the body and label them. Her style is more cartoon like right now which she prefers, but if she goes on to art school, she may need more life like drawings. This is all new to me since we are more of a math and science family than art. It used to be the first thing to be dropped, but I'm trying to make it more of a priority for her now.
  12. This is DD's tentative plan: Math: MUS Geometry Science: Anatomy and Physiology (for Artists) English: Clear Water Press Byline for English History of Western Liberties (1 semester) Japanese 2, PE, SAT Prep course Art: Art Class & Art Projects DVDs (maybe), Storyboarding
  13. RightStart B Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading MFW Adventures and finish Evan Moor Beginning Geography Home Art Studio 1 Chess club
  14. We are using VT algebra and just started Module D recently. We finished lesson 5 and haven't had any hiccups yet. I do watch the videos with them and once in a while we'll watch it twice. Not sure which lesson you're on, but wanted to let you know we're using it, too.
  15. You have it covered. You've added your math and LA. We also used CLE math for elementary and the only change I would make is to add in more story problem practice which you already did with CWP. Remember to check the book list in the back of the TM and enjoy your trips to the library. The second half of Adventures didn't seem as busy as the first since we got into a routine with the state study, so that would be a good time to reconsider adding in something new like a foreign language if you didn't already begin one. We really enjoyed the bird study. We attached a clear, suction cup bird feeder outside our window where we do school and kept a pocket bird guide handy. My children would observe and identify them. They taught me a lot about birds. 😄 They're in high school now and they still remember a lot of it.
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