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Juliegmom last won the day on December 20 2013

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  1. We found the pace manageable and the only adjustment I made was omitting WWS. She was able to keep pace with her other school work which included a weekly written narration without any trouble. In fact, I saw her carrying over skills from the class into her narrations. This is something I've been trying to get her to do for a while. I debated whether to place my daughter in Essay Basics or the next level up. While I believe she could have done the next level, I think the pace and output would have been more demanding and I might have needed to make more adjustments. The Essay Basic class didn't necessarily present new information for her, but it allowed her to receive instruction and feedback in another way, by a different voice and to put those skills to practice.
  2. My daughter thrived in the Essay Basics writing class with Mrs. Grape. I saw her approach her written narrations and essays with more enthusiasm and confidence after her class with Lantern. I think it was good for her (and me) to have an outside voice. We have been working through WWS and this was a nice break for both of us. I was pleased with the assignments, instructions and communication. Mrs. Grape was also very responsive and helpful with my placement questions. We will continue working through WWS, but I hope to enroll my daughter in another Lantern course next year.
  3. I only have experience with one MP guide which we used for The Hobbit. It seemed like your typical introduce the chapter, list vocabulary words and answer comprehension questions type of guide. I've purchased the CIRCE guides for Iliad and Odyssey. They have a very different feel. It's more about digging in, enjoying and thinking. I'm excited to use them next year!
  4. DD will be a freshman in the fall. We've used Rod and Staff since second grade and have grown tired of it. I'd like to have some grammar review for high school, but don't want to buy another grammar book. I already have the next level of Rod and Staff on my shelf if we need it for reference, but I'd like something that will help with sentence style and structure with a bit of grammar review. I think I've narrowed it down to either Killgallon Sentence Composing for High School or Grammar for High School. Any recommendations on which book would be better? Thanks!
  5. Living books, narrations, experiments -this looks like a great option for my non-stem kid who hates math (but she is capable). Would love to hear from those who have used SM. Thank you!
  6. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Master Books Chemistry and how your year is going.
  7. My youngest - a high schooler next year - it can't be!!!!! !😭 Here's our line up: MFW Ancients - History, Bible & Literature (I plan to add in the Circe guides for Homer and possibly enroll her in an 8-week writing class with Lantern English) Teaching Textbook Geometry Spanish - Getting Started with Spanish and LifePac Apologia Biology Apologia Health & Nutrition
  8. Well I went ahead and purchased the Iliad and Odyssey bundle. The samples looked really good.. I'm looking forward to adding this to our line up for next year!
  9. My daughter will be reading Odyssey and Iliad next year. I'm interested in purchasing the literature guides from Circe Institute. Has anyone used these or heard anything about them? I want something to help with comprehension, critical thinking and digging deeper, but I don't want something that going to be burdensome in amount of workload.
  10. How helpful or essential are the video lessons for Friendly Chemistry?
  11. I’m thankful that I came across this post. Thank you for the resources, Lori!!!
  12. I'm debating whether or not to use Guest Hollow Chemistry in the Kitchen or Friendly Chemistry. I like that Friendly Chemistry seems to be a little more traditional in content and if we decided to use it I will still add in some living books. My concern with FC is that a lot of the activities seems to be geared toward a group/co-op setting. My daughter is the last one in the nest and would be using this alone. I don't want her feeling frustrated because she can't do many of the activities nor do I want to feel like we are missing out on educational opportunities because I choose the wrong curriculum. How necessary and valuable are the activities and games that require multiple people? Are the experiments the same way or can they be done independently? I'm wanting something that will still involve labs even if it's unconventional. Thank you!
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