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  1. What my 11th grader is doing this year: Alg II- MUS Physics- Apologia w. labs Brit Lit and Comp -LTW Latin II - Henle Debate Traditional Logic-Cothran Western Culture -How Shall We Then Live/ VP Art History book, etc. Bible/Church History- MP Church History and Bk of Acts 1 wk internship at the capital as a lobbyist Speech DE One Act Play LNE Karate Piano TP 1 day class
  2. Anything like Concordia Language villages for college kids?
  3. ds 22 is an Econ major with a minor in Global Information Systems (EROS is in our area- it's a specialty at State). He decided after taking Intro to Econ. He is also in ROTC and it's a winning combo for some of the areas he would like to pursue.
  4. Middle son- Econ major- pulled a 3.7. All A's but Econ, where he missed it by 1%. Second year ROTC and working.
  5. My oldest went back and forth to Europe until she was 22, at which point she received a 4-year, full ride to college and graduated at age 26. My second went to Cosmetology School.
  6. I was inspired to do a few Bingo pages in my Bullet Journal but am out of practice being creative (which is why it appealed to me so much). I need help and am looking for ideas of things and experiences to do and accomplish in these areas, "Nerd," "Creative," and "Life" for 2017. Open to specific links, ideas, books, events, activities! And would love to incorporate something to do that is fun with dh, but going out to eat gets old fast due to dietary restrictions.
  7. If you were in a traditional high school they would count "Human Geography" under the History sequence and some states require this for graduation. American grads need U.S. History, so include that in your overall plan. I would not substitute Geography for U.S. History, either from a state requirement or college admission pov.
  8. If you create a transcript by academic year, it won't matter either. Some states require a history sequence; most colleges simply want to know that U.S. grads have at least World, U.S. and Gov/Econ on their Transcript.
  9. Have you looked at Math in Motion by Classical Conversations? It is challenging, to say to the least.
  10. I would list the courses by subject or year- either way put down the year the courses were taken. I would list the credits for high school courses. Get rid of the sentence (all year long)- list the school year and the credit earned. Most 3 credit college courses would be put on the h.s. transcript as a 1 credit class but weighted as a 5.on a 4. scale. I also wouldn't list "Concordia Camp"- just put the title of the course and the credit or else make an area for "Camps"- community service, etc.
  11. I go by what I use the curriculum for. I go by Carnegie Units- 120 hours =1 credit (roughly). It seems like a lot of co-ops skimp on time and content. Honors means the kids have done more work than what a full credit coursewould require, at a higher critical thinking level.
  12. Not every class is worth a full credit. Based on Carnegie Units- 60 hrs = 1/2 credit. Driver's Ed- if listed, is usually .25 credit. A 4 x 4 Transcript is going to be a solid transcipt, but your student should have done something besides 16 credits- health, speech, computer, etc.Don't forget Music, Art, shop, etc. We did a house re-build when ds 21 was in High school and I gave him a credit of Shop for 2 yrs. My kids also do Shakespeare Camp every summer- you could count this as a 1/2 credit of Shakespeare, Lit, History, Drama, etc. Or just list it under "Camps." Foreign Language? Credit ranges for high school vary from 21-26 plus (which is at the high end. I would include PE but not necessarily Driver's Ed. Also, list camps, workshops, Community Service,internships by year at the bottom. For DE, Honors or AP, I would clearly mark them-you could weight them differently, but be careful to include a grading scale.
  13. In my opinion classical is the way to go as pedagogy- it saves time, effort, money. That being said, I would use soemthing like the Homegrown Preschooler for your littles. We are part of CC and absolutely love it. My youngest was in a foundations class at age 4. Definitely not for everyone and some communities won't even let kids that young start (I was the director and she was there). My "problem" with this child has always been having enough for her to do and we had a phenomenal k4-K Tutor, so it worked. But don't rush- time goes so fast anyway- kwim? I love so much about CC - it's just a program in some ways, but the classical, Christian community make it so much more. And the training they are providing these days to everyone is terrific.
  14. I went back to work a few years ago due to a major health crisis with dh, who is self employed (read: no work=no money). I have 2 grad degrees and have done tons of volunteer work but am over 50 and hadn't "worked" for 18 years. I started out at the local gas station- it was close to home so I could leave my kids with no worries (we live way off the beaten path so leaving them stranded for hours on end was not a good option). It was humbling. But it got me motivated to really ramp up my resume (volunteering = expanded skills) and get a "better job" - one I liked, that used my skills/ degrees and paid a salary.
  15. Re-iterating what everyone else said- stick with the sequence.
  16. Have you looked at Visual Latin with Duane Thomas? Very fun, simple, short and do-able! I would add in some memory work- a timeline or poetry.
  17. We use NOAA and NASA web-sites, the Tiner series, Bridgeway academy and co-op labs, CC's science reports, illustrations, tons of being outside and observing nature. The Apologia Eled Mp3's are good, and we appreciate Apologia General Science on up ( the ones written by Wile). Next year dd will be creating a science timeline of famous scientists and participating in a science fair.
  18. Have you looked at Intro and Intermed Logic by Jim Nance? I would highly recommend them as Jim actually teaches the students how to build a logical argument from the ground up. It is symbolic logic vs. linguistic (Traditional Logic). Roman Roads Media offers it with updated TM's and SM's and DVD's of Jim walking you through it- it's also offered on-line- excellent foundation in logic!
  19. Don't stress about it but if you really want to do something this summer, check out Mary Daly's Whole Book of Diagramming, or Nancy Wilson's, "Our Mother Tongue."
  20. Massive salad wtih anything green we can find, choppped up with tons of veggies, nuts, seeds and whatever cheese/ meat we have left-over.
  21. We read history of the Medieval World when my youngest was 9-10. Honestly, she got it better than I did. We didn't do any of the guide, just read aloud, stopped for maps and discussion.
  22. We've done a lot over the years but currently: Karate Violin/piano Drama Camp Shakespeare Camp TeenPact and alumni events
  23. I think if you read them outloud it would be a great supplement. If you try to add it as an additional study- probably too much.
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