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Laura in OH

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  1. We used the Dave Ramsey High School course, plus reading "real books" (like Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?). She also is working through a basic accounting book called The Accounting Game : Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand by Darrell Mullis and Jodith Orloff. I am very happy with this book! It gently goes through the basic accounting forms (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement) using the example of a child's lemonade stand. DD has also started a T-Shirt business and she is required to produce (for me) those forms for her own business.
  2. I say scrap P&P and assign him 2 more books -- one he'll like (so he'll read it) and one he won't like (so he'll clean without being asked). :) Seriously, there are a lot of books! Pick another one from the 1000 Good Books List (http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000.html). He may decide to "like" Jane Austen once he gets a girlfriend. ;)
  3. First of all, congratulations! Jobs are a scarce commodity (at least, here in NW Ohio they are) so I'm very happy for you! I have always worked part-time -- 27 hours per week -- and homeschooled our daughter, now 17. I taught her on Mondays, Fridays and sometimes (dare I say it?) Saturdays too. She did her "seat work" the days I worked. She has turned out to be a very organized and independent learner -- and those traits were what I hoped for her. Organization and a "do it now" attitude are two keys that have made this work for us. One thing that has really helped is this: because I have a job, I am not expected to be the "chief cook and bottle-washer" at home. My dh and my dd take turns cooking on the days I work, as well as doing laundry and any other housework that may be needed during that time. Working as a team helps us all keep our sanity (well, most of the time ;)). Good luck!
  4. Check it out on Amazon.com (they sell the same organizer). Someone posted a picture (with notes) of it in use by her 5th-grader. The reviews are pretty helpful, too. http://www.amazon.com/LockerWorks-Hanging-Locker-Organizer-Black/dp/B001977S8U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310655841&sr=8-1
  5. From Franklin Covey: http://store.franklinplanner.com/store/category/prod770060/US-LockerWorks/Hanging-Organizer-by-LockerWorks I think I can actually use this!
  6. I read a review on this blog: http://www.momlovesbooks.com/?p=207. Although it was written over a year ago, the comments show that AOP is still having issues with this product -- and seeming not to handle them very well!
  7. I will be offering a "Literature Night" for our local HS group in the Fall but need some (Hive) help to make it fresh and interesting for the kids. The goal is to have the child "sell" reading and a particular book/author to us. What I don't want is a bunch of display boards on tables! Any ideas?
  8. Potok! I completely forgot about him -- I loved The Chosen (as did my DD)! I'm not sure yet, but I think I'd like to dig deeper into the works of authors we've already read (like Lewis, Shakespeare, Twain, Dumas, ... Potok!); I've no particular time period in mind. However, I'm open to any ideas. :001_smile:
  9. Lori D, as usual you've not only provided some great advice, you've also provided me the encouragement I need to pursue this idea! Thanks for all of the links. :001_smile:
  10. I think having the kids blog about what they're studying is a great idea andI'm going to steal (borrow?) that from you! Thanks. :001_smile:
  11. My dd is currently working through Integrated Physics and Chemistry, which is strictly a workbook approach. She just reads the chapters, does the study sheet and takes the quizzes. She takes the test if her quiz scores for that unit don't average 85%. It is written in an engaging style that she really likes and she seems to be retaining the material. For this non-mathy child, it has been the only way she was going to make it through chemistry without hating school forever. :) I did buy a small chemistry set and we worked through the experiments together. I will be buying another one soon and possibly one with physics experiments so that I can honestly give her a lab credit.
  12. My dd is a rising senior (yikes!) and I'm looking for something a little different for literature. We've done American lit, world lit, and lit by geographical setting. Now I'm thinking of taking 4 or 5 authors and studying their works in-depth. Have you ever done this? What was your approach? Which authors would you choose? TIA! :001_smile:
  13. :iagree: We are using Latin Alive1 this year after doing Latina Christiana about 4 years ago. I highly recommend the teaching DVDs -- they will make your life easier!
  14. Maybe they could work through a prep book for the Algebra CLEP exam? Or the Key To Algebra series?
  15. I think there were some of "our" kids in this program last year, right?
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