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  1. We love CLE and I wish I had done it from the beginning with mine. We have tried a lot of math curriculums (MM, Saxon, MUS, LOF) but CLE is the first one I have found that we didn't dread doing. We have been using it for over a year now. I do agree to find one that works and just stick with it.
  2. We love Sonlight. I use the core for history/lit/Bible. There is a good mix of fiction and non fiction. I love that my kids read about it the fiction books but then can't wait to go learn more about it from non fiction sources both Sonlight's and others. I use IEW for writing/grammar, Memory work from Claritas Academy, Apologia Science/Science from the Beginning and CLE math for main subjects and then we use other stuff too.
  3. I have 3 kids. My oldest is doing Latin Alive for high school Latin. My middle is doing Visual Latin for middle school. I am getting ready to start my youngest with his Latin. If you were starting a child in Latin in 4th grade (he has a good vocabulary built already from memory work) where would you start them and what would the progression be from there. I am not looking to turn him into a Latin scholar but would like him to have a good working knowledge of Latin and be able to apply to learning vocabulary and other languages. Thanks!
  4. If some of the other moms are having the same concerns or even if they aren't you can go to the Director and see if she will attempt to fix it. If she won't go to her support manager. Each community is different in dynamics. We did it for 3 years and I tutored. We loved our community but when we moved we decided that some of the corporate policies were wrong and we didn't want to be part of the company itself anymore. We now do memory work on our own (not CC) and are much happier. If neither the director nor the SM will listen to your concerns then you will just have to cut your losses but that is better than being miserable all year. The contract states that your tuition is non refundable so going to the BBB won't really do much if anything at all. Each family's CC experience is extremely dependent on their individual community and if you are just not meshing with your community then leaving without the refund may just be your only option.
  5. Thanks! We are going to go into with a plan in case he does decide to take the test but I honestly don't see him having the drive to do that and I am ok with that ;) I have learned that being flexible is the the name of the game in homeschooling.
  6. Is he pretty independent doing it on his own with just the DVD? I would like to do an online class for Latin but our finances are really tight right because we just did a big move so if I can do one with a DVD and wait till next year for the online course that would be great.
  7. My son has done Henle Latin, VERY slowly for the last two years. One of those years was with Classical Conversations and one was with Memoria Press. I am not sure how much he has retained and he hates Henle. I am thinking of switching him to another Latin for this year but I am not sure which. I have looked at tons and looked at the threads on here but my head is starting to spin. I don't know that he is going to want to take the AP exam for Latin. He is a bright child but very happy with average or just doing what he absolutely HAS to do. I am hoping he grows out of that. I know very little Latin and although I am willing to learn it with him it would have to be a program that is easy to understand and follow or an online program. Cost is some of an issue but if the program is good we will pay for it. What programs would you suggest? I have looked at the Harvey Center, Potter's School, and Wilson Hill Academy. I like the looks of all of them but worry about the ones in which he would have to pass a grammar test to do them. His grammar is improving but still a work in progress.
  8. What did you use after 6th grade? I am having a math crisis in my house right now and there are just so many options.
  9. Glad you posted this. We are in Hawaii too and were confused by that. We are sad that we are leaving Hawaii this summer but I am beginning to think its not such a bad thing.
  10. It's showing $99 now for the year. ETA: NEVERMIND> That's discovery education. Totally different.
  11. OK. So I finally figured out that beyond 800 was not "Sunrise". What is the difference between it and Geometry/Algebra1/Alegebra 2?
  12. I saw through Trig on their website. Am I looking at the wrong thing?
  13. I saw that CLE goes through Trig. Do most people not stay with it through Trig? My oldest if finishing up Pre-Algebra with MUS and seems to have a good grasp on things. Should I look for something else for him?
  14. My kids are doing fine with MUS and testing above grade level. However, I am not happy with fact that MUS has decided to align with CCSS. I know it's just one page per lesson at this point but I worry about the future and would prefer to make the switch earlier rather than later if that makes sense.
  15. I am not on Ford Island but live on Oahu and have friends who live on Ford Island. There are tons of new houses there. We love going to Pearl Harbor. It's been so cool to be a able to experience it . We got to see Under the Blood Red Sun based on the book by Graham Salisbury while sitting on the lawn at Pearl Harbor overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial.
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