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  1. LOL... the social thing is not for everyone. This does sound like a great program, we look forward to delving into it!!
  2. Derek, DS is currently an 8th grader and they didn't really even ask about that, so I can't imagine you'd have an issue enrolling your daughters. When the first course didn't work out, he just spent time with the German content on DuoLingo... enough to confirm that he still liked it! Yes, they are intended to be full year courses, although as AEC said, it's very much go at your own pace. I don't really know answers to your other questions since we're just getting started. AEC, we're planning to compact year one a little bit as well, so that he can take AP German senior year if he wants
  3. DS is at a small private school where they only offer Spanish for a foreign language. Although that would be the most practical choice, it's not the route he wants to take, so we are outsourcing German. (Thankfully, the school is willing to give him credit toward graduation for it, as long as it's solid high school level work, and we check a few administrative boxes.) We tried a course this fall that did not work out well at all, so I've been looking again. I ran across the high school German program through Oklahoma State University, and just signed up DS to start this week. Our plan
  4. The conversation you just had in your brain resembles my entire last year of homeschooling DS (and frankly, several occasions since he returned to private school). We went so many rounds trying to make a decision. Honestly, what you describe is a big reason that he went back in 6th grade... I needed him to be accountable to a different teacher because he just wasn't doing it for mom anymore. Does that mean it's time for you to stop? Not necessarily, only you know that. But totally, I think any of us would have responded the same way after giving 183 reminders to remember the backpack. I
  5. Hey, everyone! I have not been here in quite a while, but I still see lots of familiar names on the boards. :) I homeschooled my DS for a few years and we're now in his 3rd year of private school. He's in 8th grade and doing really well. It's mostly a very good fit for him, although we both miss homeschooling to some degree. I've been a professional "squeaky wheel" to get him courses and opportunities that he needs and most of the time it goes well, they've agreed to a few online courses and have accelerated him where he needs it. Anyway, I stayed off the boards for a long time be
  6. We only homeschooled for three years, and DS returned to school this past year. I doubt we'll ever homeschool again. I did take a break from the boards when he first returned, because I had some conflicting feelings about it, and wanted to immerse myself in our new situation, if that makes sense, without longing for the past. :) But I'm still here too.
  7. Halcyon... :grouphug: The real world can be a rough place sometimes. We went to a funeral this weekend for a 38 year old man. It's not fair, and I'm so sorry about your friend. :( Some days you just look around and think, good lord, what next?!? Feel the sadness and the anger, but know that they will not stay forever. As Texasmama said, you will find true north again.
  8. Oh, Chris, how wonderful!! :) Congratulations to you and to the parents-to-be!!
  9. Just to clarify... is the person looking for books that will help reaffirm their faith? Or books from a non-believing viewpoint to help them let go of belief? Or perhaps both for a two sided view?? You might get some very different recommendations depending on the perspective.
  10. I read about this earlier. Sick to my stomach thinking about that poor sweet little guy. And no, I can't imagine that no one heard him barking or crying... I would be *livid* if this were my dog, and I'm pretty dang angry on behalf of this family.
  11. I'm fairly certain my head exploded toward the end, but I don't recall screaming... out loud anyway.
  12. Hello, friends!! I didn't end up posting the past couple weeks... I was spending all my time on the Duggar thread... :leaving: Robin, congrats to your son on great accomplishments this year!! Sounds like he has really matured educationally. :) Kathy, I enjoyed "The Invention of Wings" and I am looking forward to the "Astronaut Wives Club" on TV this summer... I'll have to check out the book! Shifting gears from my lineup of cozy mysteries, I am reading Anne Tyler's "Back When We Were Grownups." I think I've read this before, sounds familiar, but it's been years and I don't
  13. That is amazing... what a fantastic thing she's doing! If anyone is interested in contributing to her effort: http://www.nudaysyria.net/support.html
  14. We'll file this under the category of truth being stranger than fiction. Honestly, you can't make this stuff up. I think *now* my head has finally exploded.
  15. Probably. But if you only knew how many times I deserved one... :leaving:
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