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laughing lioness last won the day on November 27 2012

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  1. True North Homeschool Academy (formerly Homeschool Works 4 U) is live and would love to serve your family in the coming year! Our launch special is this: 3 classes for what two formerly cost with Homeschool Works 4 U, NO registration fees all year and a complimentary Scranton Performance Series test for each student registered for a class. Live on-line classes for 8th-12th grades, Academic Advising, Clep Prep English: Lit & Comp, American Lit & Comp, Britsh Lit & Comp, College Comp I (Clep prep) Math: Algebra I, Geometry (with proofs), Algebra II Science: Biology, Chemistry both with labs History: West Civilization II, Constitutional Studies, Government & Econ Foreign Language: Latin I & II, Classics Club, Spanish I, II, III, Spanish Lab, Hebrew I, Hebrew History, Culture and Conversation Electives; Music Theory, Psychology, C# Programming. Clubs! Writing, Classics, Spanish (lab), C.S. Lewis Club The strength of our program lies in the experience and expertise of our teachers: Biology taught by a nurse, psychology taught by an MFT, Hebrew taught by a Rabbi (from Israel), as well as our collective teaching experience. Many of us come from a classical pedagogy and are passionate about supporting the homeschooling community (because we've been homeschooler or are homeschooling). We are also looking for bloggers who would be interested in working with us! Please touch base with any questions!
  2. True North Homeschool Academy Latin I & II, Classics Club Hebrew I (Biblical), Hebrew History, Conversation & Culture Spanish I, II, III, Spanish Club (Weekly "theme"- directed immersion experience)
  3. Don't forget Charlie Brown and Snoopy. My kids love C & H and rate Charles Schultz right up there.
  4. We were given this game for Christmas. It is much more complicated than Ticket to Ride and there is a lot to keep track of. That being said, it's a lot of fun and a great strategy game for your collection!
  5. Dh's supervisor in CT was a bridesmaid in a wedding in CA back in the 80's and they all wore black (really a break from tradition back then). We moved to CA the next year and his supervisor at a clinic (through grad school) was the bride and best friend of his supervisor in CT!
  6. I'm with you- committed for life to BuJu.
  7. Trying to find a group of homeschoolers committed to some level of continuity and academic rigor year after year/ showing up with homework done, ready to discuss and do the work is probably not going to happen regardless of what you try to create or where you live. Getting into a forensics club would take care of that strand, but you won't find a group of people, year after year, wanting to really dig into apologetics, who are committed to writing papers every week, who finish the work, who show up on time for field trips, with homework prepped before they get there..... We've homeschooled for 25 years and we are sticking with CC to the end at this point because homeschoolers are notorious for not showing up, paying up or having their work done on time. Even in the academic co-ops we've participated in have been schlocky- half the time the teachers don't follow through- my kids have never gotten final grades back, they have only gone through 1/2 the writing or Latin program, instead of what was promised, other kids don't bring their homework, week after week, there is no feedback loop or sense of accomplishment. CC's cost actually ensures, on some level, that the work is done- parents want their money's worth. There is truth to the adage, "You get what you pay for."
  8. I've had 3 kid go on to college /votech so far - with scholarship money awarded and have never been asked for course descriptions or counselor letter- transcript and ACT scores-in the case of my dd who went to Cosmetology school, they did want the GED. We could have contested that but it was right after our house fire, so we just got it done and moved on. I do detailed transcripts (I'm actually an Academic Adviser for an Ed company so it's my day job, too).
  9. While psych is an interesting field (dh is a psych and I have an MFT) it is also becoming increasingly political and liberal. If these are concerns, you will want to be aware of those issues. Also, the field/ billing is changing radically- master's level people are becoming technicians more and more, making o.k. money, but generally, not exceptional money. If you are looking to work with a psych degree you will need a grad degree, and licensing after that, as well as CEU.
  10. My dh, who is conversant in German and can translate in Greek, loves RS- has been using it to learn Hebrew and can hold an elementary convo in it, so I wouldn't dismiss it out-right.
  11. We read the History of Christianity outloud last year and did the Memoria Press study guide that went along with. Very interesting and informative!
  12. I'm looking for a 30 min One Act Play for a festival- exp high school actors, med sized cast. I am drowning sorting through dorky scripts/ social issue scripts and stuff on pregnancy/ suicide. If you have a good script to recommend (or script company) please lmk.
  13. I've had 2 Challenge kids for 2 years and have Directed for both. Feel free to pm if you would like.
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