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  1. Same here. This year was so stressful, so we have decided mostly spend it on the beach, especially with my youngest. He is my fish 🙂 13yo - tennis camp (twice a week) + more tennis for the rest three days. Beach is on weekends only. Piano with a tutor. Chess independently. Young Leadership Program & Radio Broadcasting (our local programmes). 11yo - Swimming team from Mon to Fri. Beach is everyday 🙂 Lots of lego and electronic projects, 3d printing. 5-10minutes a day creative writing (homework for summer). cooking Both - a personal physical coach, German with a
  2. We have moved forward and some changes have already taken place too 🙂 So these are the plans for next year, although I cannot say they are final yet hehe DS13 - school (he enrolled for all core subjects including all science: Physics, Chemistry & Biology), French, Accounts and Renaissance Literature too. Intermediate Algebra with tutor & Geometry class with Dreaming Spires. Comp Science will be postponed to 2022-23. German (tutor), Russian (various), History (library), Debates (hopefully school's extra curriculum will take place from next scholastic yet. If not we ll take a f
  3. Thank you for Blue Tent Honors Bio 🙂 I will save it for my eldest for 22-23 scholastic year. I m not sure if he is able to allocate another 12hrs weekly for this course next year🤔
  4. Hi all Same here. In fact, we haven't begun many things, which were planned for this current scholastic year due to many factors, including my health issues ( I have developed a strong allergy to something still unknown and most probable we will have to relocate soon 😞 ). So this year my eldest didn't do any Chemistry and Geometry and it will be moving to the next year. Instead, DS is taking numerous classes of public speaking, English literature and Finance & Entrepreneur classes, and he loves it. My little one has developed a passion for writing and he has started taking di
  5. Thank you! We had/have RPI. My husband has also ordered him an electronics set together with Arduino and was going to order all required parts to assemble the computer. It looks like he will be super busy these holidays😃
  6. Thanks. I love your ideas😃 Do you know any particular young-kids-friendly text book? Although I have found ComTIA A+ for dummies and I think it's pretty good. Love the idea to buy DIY computer parts too. Do you know where I can get a manual how to build and what to buy? Me and my DH are extremely busy this summer. We still will help him, but if he can do some independent work it will be great.
  7. Hi all, My little one will be home all mornings this summer. I wish to find something cool online to entertain him. He is tech-savvy kid. Loves to design different small things on Tinkercad and 3d print them on his printer. He also wanted to take a local PC Technician course, but it was cancelled, like everything else. Is there anything worth online?
  8. I am struggling this year with with my planning😳 These what I have so far... DS12 Royal Fireworks Geometry, Competitive maths/AOPS Intermediate Algebra with a personal tutor. Physics - he is taking Jetta's class this year and I cannot figure out where to go next. Should be something not intensive. Considering to continue with our maths tutor too. Programming - looking at Alphastar's program for now too. We have a very good online academy of sport programming, but I want to reduce the cost a little bit at the moment. Chess with a tutor + lots of tournaments M
  9. Thank you. I will check them out. I am still trying to put all the things together, mainly because I need to decide what to do for maths, physics and chemistry🙄
  10. Thank you. I have been waiting for this thread and especially for post of yours😃 Since I had started working, we have started falling dreadfully behind and as we were taking a very similar education approach to teaching our kids, I am heavily relying on your program at the moment 🙈😅 I also wanted to tell you thanks for a reply about AOPS physics. Unfortunately it was a bit crazy time for me and I forgot to thank you. My apology 😳 I will try to pull all things together this weekend, but before I have to sort a few things, maths and science. We tried to take online AOPS cou
  11. Hello Monique,

    Happy holidays. Hope you all are having a good time :)

    Monique, could I possible ask you regarding the intro to mechanics. As you know AOPS do not offer it online and we cannot take it as we are far far away in Europe :) so I would really appreciatively if you could share with me a name of the book they are using for this program. My kiddo is like yours, wishes to go into bio engineering and he would really love to start mechanics too :)

    Thanks 💐




    1. SeaConquest


      Hello and happy holidays! This is the first year that AoPS is offering the course. They are trying it out locally in San Diego, where AoPS is headquartered, which is also what they did with BA Online before it rolled out worldwide. They don't have a book for the course. They are using something they put together on their own online (and it is embedded into the course), so it doesn't even have a name. This year is sort of the guinea pig year to figure everything out, so I imagine that they will roll the course out online and/or to the other academy locations in some form in the near future. Sacha does plan to take the f=ma course in the fall, which would be the next step up, if your son is interested in mechanics.

  12. I would also love to see a new planning thread for 2020. That's was always useful to plan ahead, especially this year, when my mind like a tangled forest😩
  13. I will miss this year. I simply do not know what to write. So many things we have started, so many things now to accomplish and too many thoughts to solve the problems in between😓 ...but thank you guys for keeping this board alive. From time to time I am reading everything here and get a few ideas where to move and what to use👍
  14. Uzinggo, as it was mentioned by dmmetler, is great!👍
  15. I am not very come here but always with you guys, so I would like to follow the flock 😉 Thanks
  16. Oh. That's exactly our case. The prealgebra book was spread to almost 1.5year long. With the teacher, it is moving much faster😥
  17. I agree with you. Ds did pre-algebra AOPS completely on his own. I was only checking his answers. Unfortunately now time is changing and he needs more time structured courses/lessons and preferably not with me. He is very talented in maths, but it is far from his favourite subject and he need a good motivator or a mentor, who can make it more fun for him to learn. I am not mathematician and I cannot give that way his tutor can do. Beside the intro to algebra aops book is still being done individually, but the tutor mostly fills the holes and still concentrating on the Olympiad maths. This
  18. Great! Then I guess they will be together :) According to Jetta DS has to finish Algebra 1 AOPS, so we are trying to cover it. By the way in the end we decided to switch completely to our online private tutor, the one with who DS was doing competitive maths for a few months during this scholastic year, but they will follow the AOPS program. For us its almost the same cost, but it will be more intensive and he teaches my kid to think, not just to solve. They will finish Algebra 1 by August and on the top Ds is also reading Jacobs Algebra and he has finished Life of Fred till Advanc
  19. So you mean it is more wider than just a book program?
  20. DS asked me to enrol for Clover Creek Physics next year and by the rules he has to finish Algebra 1 before the beginning of the course. Plus we wanted to go for a short break between those two courses. oh, well. I feel a bit sad as I think this online class is brilliant and it could fit my kid perfectly, and i really hope that one day they offer better suitable time for Europeans 😥
  21. Thank you to both of you! I think we will do the same and continue working independently too. My apology, but I did not understand your question. What did you mean?
  22. Thank you guys. I see your points and I agree with you, but now I am completely lost if we should take these classes or not. The book is quiet easy and it explains everything very well. Is there any other reason why everyone enrols for classes yet? What are you planning for the next years, a course or independent learning? I am not sure what i have to do now. The course is about to start😓 Oh, no. We have missed the class and there are already 15 people in the waiting list !😞
  23. Due to living in Europe we cannot attend the live classes. Does it worth to follow offline? They say that lots of international students did that way. Is there anyone here who takes them this way? At the moment we are interested in Intro to Algebra & MathCounts/AMC 8 Basic. Many thanks
  24. My youngest ds is being scarred of maths. He cannot even learn timetable well! Everytime I ask him to revise it he starts talking to himself, singing, fulling around but he cannot concentrate at all. The same with simple maths. It is like he has blocked it and doesn't even want to give it a chance to understand! I am still trying to figure out what to do, so I will follow! It's so pity, because he is a very bright kid too, not less smarter than his brother. He has also started to read before 3yo on his own and he is very independent, I have never helped him with his school homework too. B
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