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    $40 shipped via media mail The two parts of this collection contain figures in two formats: One with text descriptions for those who prefer an encapsulated summary, and one with only a name and date, allowing the child to add in the information, or for easier use in projects. Part 1 contains: PDF pages of all the figures in our four HISTORY Through the Ages Timeline sets (In both WALL and NOTEBOOK SIZE, with and without text descriptions): Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution, Napoleon to Now, America's History, as well as 80 Bonus Figures Part 2 contains: The same 1260+ timeline figures offered as a gallery of high-quality GIFS that can be individually enlarged or reduced, allowing versatile uses such as coloring book pages, notebook timelines, complements to research papers, games, and more! Since they are individual images, you can pick and choose the exact figures you'd like without having to print off a whole page of extras you may not need at the moment. The figures are organized in over 30 helpful categories: Chronological, alphabetical, and several classifications that help make topical studies a breeze! Also included is our "Timeline Helps," which contains ideas for using the figures with wall and notebook timelines, suggestions for use in a variety of resources and games, and tips for coloring and gluing the figures!


  2. I switched math programs a couple of years ago to Math Mammoth. To be safe and make sure there were no gaps, I set my son up 2 levels behind. He has quickly gone through the levels and is about to finish 6B. Here is my issue...with our schedule I need him to start Algebra this coming fall so that he can fit in all of the high school math he needs to fit in. Can I skip Math Mammoth 7 and go directly into Algebra? Or can I pick and choose some concepts to go over in the summer from MM 7A/B like a mini-course to get him set up for Algebra? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Rod & Staff English Progressing with Courage Grade 6 Teacher's Manual & student Text Good condition $20 price includes media mail shipping



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    Rod & Staff Mathematics for Christian Living Home School Curriculum MEDIA MAIL SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN PRICE. Will take $5 off total if you buy more than one set. Grade 1: Beginning Arithmetic Teachers Manual & Speed Drills (sorry I do not have the workbooks) New $12 for set Grade 2: Working Arithmetic Teacher's Manual (both volumes), & workbooks 2-5 (unused) Like New condition Teacher's Manual Workbooks are new and unused (speed drills are in the workbooks) $25 for set Grade 3 Blacklines (free with other purchase) Grade 4: Progressing with Arithmetic Teacher's Manual (both volumes), & Student Text, Tests & Speed Drills Like New on TM & Student Text Tests & speed drills are new and unused $25 for set Grade 5: Gaining Skill with Arithmetic Teacher's Manual (both volumes), & Student Text, Tests & Speed Drills Like New on TM & Student Text Tests & speed drills are new and unused $25 for set



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    These are the JUMBO (4 cm square at end) rods not the regular 1 cm square rods. 58 pieces 10 - white 10 - red 6 - green 8 - red 3 - yellow 5 - dark green 4 - black 4 - brown 4 - blue 4 - orange $25 ppd (sorry, no international shipping offered)


  6. We have AAS 1-3. However, after level 2 we moved and 2 years later I am just now unpacking Level 3. :unsure: Anyway...my 4th grader is not pleased to be doing what he considers his younger sister's work of Level 3. I was thinking of moving on to something else, perhaps Rod & Staff Spelling. If I were to move to Rod & Staff, could I just pick up at 4th grade or do I need to do some of the earlier books as a preliminary step? Any advice appreciated!
  7. We are currently using BFSU K-2 for my 2nd grader. We jumped on the BFSU train late and just started it this year, but will complete it soon. Anyway...I love it and my son loves it. I was naturally going to move on to Vol. 2 for 3rd grade but am intrigued by Science in the Beginning. It appears to be less work on my part (i will have a 1st grader and toddler keeping me busy as well) and also appears to combine the Sciences (which I believe is a strong point of BFSU). Any thoughts? Experience with either?
  8. For my son's first grade year we used Singapore Math 1A/1B Standards Edition. However, during this time I was introduced to Strayer Upton Practical Arithmetic and think I'm in love :wub: Anyway, I realize SU doesn't begin till 3rd grade so here is my question: What do I do until then? Do I continue on with Singapore 2A/2B for 2nd grade? Do I go ahead and start with SU in 2nd and just take it slowly? Or perhaps go sans any formal math curriculum and review math facts this year as needed then pick up with SU in third? Also, for those who use SU, what do you follow/plan to follow it with when moving into higher math?
  9. I am currently reading Paddle to the Sea w/my 1st grader and thought it would be nice to add in the Map work & study guide from Beautiful Feet. Next year (2nd grade) we plan on reading Tree in the Trail and Seabird so I thought we could save those maps and that portion of the study guide for when that time comes. However, I noticed that they have it graded third through seventh grade. Do you think it's too much for a first grader to understand? Or even later on in second grade with Tree in the Trail and Seabird?
  10. Our piano teacher, dr., dentist, etc. actually LOVE that we homeschool because that makes us more flexible in scheduling :lol: While others have to schedule far in advance we always seemingly get to pop in at a moment's notice.
  11. Are you familiar with Elemental Science? I'm waffling bettween it and REAL Science? What is it about RSO that you find appealing? :001_smile:
  12. Thanks so much for the input. I'm thinking perhaps Elemental Science might work out for us. I also liked the Nature Connection rec, but we already do one hour nature challenges as well through the Handbook of Nature Study blog.
  13. I posted about my issues using Apologia Astronomy but am willing to try to finish out the year with it b/c my son wants to do Astronomy. http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/showthread.php?t=428415 However, having been recommended Elemental Science Grammar Stage Earth Sci & Astr, I'm wondering if I could do a switch without too much problem if I start with the astronomy portion first. What do you think? Feel free to tell me what you think about Elem Sci as well.
  14. My son is in first grade and we're using Apologia Astronomy twice a week. Also we are using AIG's God's Design for Life: Human Body once a week (beginner level) because my son was interested in the human body and I heard Apologia's Elem Anatomy might be too complex for him right now. We love our AIG Human Body lessons--short, to the point, and engaging. We also supplement with TCR My Body and that adds another element of fun and engaging learning. I know that the Human Body portion of God's Design for Life is only supposed to take 1/3 of the year but spacing it out over a year gives us time to really absorb and discuss it. I wish I could say the same for Astronomy. My son does enjoy it to an extent, as he loves the idea of space, but I am having a hard time with the textbook. I find the writing to be rather poor in some areas. It almost over explains some ideas which causes confusion and then completely drops a huge concept down with almost no explanation. Thank goodness my son is interested or it would be like pulling teeth. We self-pace and try to do the fun activities (that balloon solar system is probably one of the worst ways to create a solar system but that's a whole other post) but I still dread the textbook. The Jr. Notebooking Journal is nice, but I almost feel like an empty sketchbook would work just as well. I'm pretty bummed because I really wanted to like it. Anyway, we'll finish it out as best we can but even though I had initially decided to use Apologia through the Elem. years, I must find something else after this experience. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  15. Do you expect your first grader to do lengthy narrations? Do you expect them to fill out the Jr. Notebooking Journal completely? Do you just read and what they get they get, what they don't, they don't? My son showed an interest in Astronomy so I purchased the Apologia Astronomy and Jr. Notebooking Journal, but it seems like so much. He likes my reading to him but focus isn't completely there and he misses a lot. But then he tells my husband at dinner about birds migratory patterns and constellations. I don't know. This is my first year "officially" homeschooling (we did 3yo-K Montessori style but our school district doesn't consider it official till first grade) and this is my first year using a Science curriculum. I'm just a bit unsure of what I'm aiming for with my son. Any advice?
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