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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 to. It's good to know that your son is enjoying it!! If DS gets into it enough and decides to continue, would your son ever be interested in doing a Skype call between the two of them (and other students, if they're interested) to practice speaking?
  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 is to complete German 1 at home this spring and summer, and if it works out, have him take 2-3 more years (with a mentor through school) during high school. I see that some of your students have done this. Anyone still currently using the program? We are going to have him do the optional Skype calls, as I think that speaking out loud is an important piece as he progresses. I'm not sure how this works though... are they calls one-on-one with an instructor? Or a group with instructor? Are there options for students to do additional calls with one another (just as a casual group Skype chat or something)? I'm just trying to make sure I understand so I can steer him correctly. I've read some old threads on this, but would love any updated thoughts anyone has on the program, especially if you've done a full year or more of it. Thanks!!
  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 think it's super common at that age, even though it drives us bonkers. This. I even snuck back in today, and it doesn't look like anyone is going to kick me out... :leaving:
  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 because I was conflicted and somewhat mourning the change of him returning to school, and needed the break to move on. The other day I needed to look up some reviews for an online course we were thinking about doing, and I thought, what better place to check than the WTM forums? Then I missed the place so had to start reading and finally decided to say hi. :wub: Hope that all is well with everyone... I may try to stick around a bit on the chat and afterschooling boards... and probably start stalking the high school and college boards. :scared: Cris
  6. I'd be curious to hear some reviews as well! I hadn't heard of this option before, but DS would absolutely love a few of the listed classes.
  7. Following along as I've never been able to find them around here, and would love to check them out in the future. We went with this one when ours died (top load agitator; in case you decide against a Speed Queen or can't find what you want with them), and have been pleased so far: We had gotten a similar GE model before and it never spun out right.
  8. Ah, Tibbie... I'm so thankful to have you and other experienced moms on the board. Hitting the tween drama with my own son here lately and these words are such a wise reminder!! :grouphug: And OhElizabeth... yes. When in doubt, feed them!! Farrar... hang in there and PM me if you need a virtual chocolate buddy, LOL!!
  9. Much love to you, Rosie! :grouphug:
  10. Very cool, thanks! Most of it is Greek to me, but I'll pass it along to DS and DH... :lol:
  11. Hello from a formerly-frequent boardie!! :)

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    2. idnib


      <waves hello!>

    3. Rosie_0801
    4. SunnyDays


      Hi ladies! School is actually going well, he loves it! We both miss hsing sometimes but it's been a good choice.


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  13. Day 3 after returning to school: already home sick. Sigh. :(

  14. And back to school we go... Dropped DS off this morning for 6th grade! A hard change but a great new adventure for him!

    1. Chrysalis Academy

      Chrysalis Academy

      Oh wow! I hope it goes well for him, and for you! Enjoy your day.

    2. KathyBC


      I enroll my kiddoes next week. A very hard change for me, so exciting (so far) for them.


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