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About BoZeeCo's Mom

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  • Birthday 01/25/1979

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    Portland, OR
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  1. Oh wow. What an awesome resource! Thank you.
  2. I'd love any and all suggestions of forensic science type curriculum, videos, books, whatever, that anyone might have. No ages in mind, id like to just see what's out there. I know all about the tv show, just looking for something to really work into a curriculum for my facinated kids.
  3. I'd love any and all suggestions of forensic science type curriculum, videos, books, whatever, that anyone might have. No ages in mind, id like to just see what's out there. I know all about the tv show, just looking for something to really work into a curriculum for my facinated kids.
  4. We love MEP Math. It's out of the UK, and everything is free online. In both the third and fourth years, they can answer everything online, as well. I do order the student workbooks for them, but I use the lesson plans right on the website everyday. Good luck!
  5. We use this also like a "math dessert." all the kids love this and we get into my bed and we read a chapter and do the problems and they all love it. I use MEP for my two bigs, and also beast academy for my oldest. Fred is a favorite, though.
  6. We use The Writing Road to Reading and we love it. My son had to memorize all the phonograms before we started with the spelling tests. Half way through the year he was reading well, by the end of te year he could read anything. I never ased him to read aloud to me at all. He just began reading on his own because of te practice in WRTR.
  7. Ok, I know my kids are kind of young to get really into this discussion, but I have to say this has been another mind blowingly awesome thread to stumble upon here. My son is obsessed with history. He loves it. He can't get enough. So why aren't I making it the basis for all we are doing? I agree with lots of you that math, and in our case, Latin, need to be my curriculum heavy subjects, but everything else can be taught through devouring history books, then delving into corresponding lit and science. What a revelation! I signed for this homeschool journey in order to 1. Give my child
  8. This is great to read. My 3 year old today demanded a spelling test, (like her brother), and asks me constantly when she will get to do school. So far, I have her just sit at the table with us when the two bigs are doing their thing, and she always does BFSU and SOTW with us. I hadn't heard about Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons before. I will check that out. I was even thinking about gently starting OPGTR, but I'm nervous because I have read that it can be bad to start them too young.
  9. I also find that there isn't a ton of prep involved. I will read the chapter we are going to do, order the library books, and gather materials. I don't particularly think of myself as comfortable with teaching science, but your kids (like mine), are relatively young, so you are not exactly teaching the highest level of the chapter. I think we will use this book over and over again through 8th grade, so I feel like my knowledge will be building as there's is, and prep will probably never be an issue because of this...I hope!
  10. I have a terrible time with facial recognition. I feel like I've been the "cold" person so many times, and I get so upset when people think I'm being rude- not at them, of course, but at myself for blanking them. At homeschool events I find I talk to a lot of moms. Then time goes by and we're not at the same reptile show/park day/art demonstration where we originally spoke, and I would have no idea who you were. Also, to be quite honest, sometimes these events stress me out so much with my kids wanting to touch the poison frog/lock themselves in te public park bathroom/pour paint all over th
  11. My thoughts so far: Math: MEP year 3, maybe some LOF LA: WRTR, Understanding Writing, FLL 2, WWE 2 History: SOTW 2 Reading: Historical fiction/non-fiction Typing: Typing Island Handwriting: D'Neilion Latin: Song School, perhaps Science: BFSU
  12. I have never used Real Science, so I can't speak to that. I do use BFSU, though, and we love it! There are lots of book suggestions at the end of every chapter, and that keeps it really little kid friendly. The experiments are awesome, and I rarely have to go to the store to pick anything special up. You can make the lessons as long or as short as you want them, and I love how each lesson builds on the previous one. The best part is, the author gets back to you if you email him with questions. Like within 24 hours! He's incredibly supportive about homeschooling, and he's a really interest
  13. Board games. My 7 yo loves them. He has two sisters, and there are two girls 3 houses down that come over on a regular basis, and board games keep his energy level down a little with all the delicate ladies ;) ETA: my son would hate the craft.
  14. These are great suggestions! I plan to try them all. Fun fact: we actually live in Ramona's neighborhood. The grocery store that is being built in Ramona the Pest is where we shop; the library were she goes is now a fab French cafe, but the new library has the huge entrance wall with a marble map of Ramona's most frequent haunts. There are also Ramona walking tours. Not common, but they happen. There is a real klickitat st, which Beverly clearly never lived on but loved the sound of.
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