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  1. Or if you're up to a little work......just pick the major topics that you want to cover during this time frame and see what books your library has to offer. Christine Miller's book "All Through the Ages" is a great resource. It's available as a download now too. (which I just discovered and am now very tempted to get...lol)
  2. Ambelside online year 3 has a schedule for Ren and Reform. Story of the World A Child's HIstory of the World Diana Waring's History Revealed Greenleaf has a guide for this time period. History Lives series - vol 3 is on the reformation
  3. Hmmm? My friend's son is in 6th, but I didn't think she was using anything else for her high schooler but CTC? Now I'll have to ask her because I am curious. lol
  4. I have no personal experience but have a friend that absolutely loves it. One of her kids is in middle and the other in high school.
  5. I am wanting to do this with DS as well. I haven't sat down to really put it all together, but here are some resources that we already have and some that I liked at the library. Janice Van Cleave's Science Around the World: Activities on Biomes from Pole to Pole Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself A series of books by Rebecca Johnson (I'll just link a couple& there are a couple more titles to these series that I haven't listed) -A Walk in the Rain Forest -A Walk in the Deciduous Forest -A Walk in the Prairie -A Walk in the Tundra -A Walk in the Desert -A Journey into a Wetland -A Journey into an Ocean -A Journey into a River -A Journey into a Lake DK books Desert Around the Clock with the Animals of the Desert Rain Forest Ocean Arctic and Antarctic Also, in addition to the website that MommytoFour linked above, here were some others that I came across. http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/index.html https://kidskonnect.com/science/biomes/ I think this one had links within the page that I liked?? http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/rainforest.html Ok, so still a work in progress. If I run across anything else, I'll post more.
  6. I think I remember a blog that had lessons plans for teaching a child the basics of running a small business. It was some what similar to Charlotte Mason's Your Business Math series (pet store, sports store or book store). I think it might have used a pet walking business or a lemonade stand as an example. I can't seem to find it. Does anyone come across such a thing or was I just dreaming about it? LOL I would get Charlotte Mason's set because it's really what I would like, but I just can't afford to spend money right now on extras.
  7. This was another class that the boys enjoyed at our co-op. Warfare by Duct tape. They did the knight book and loved it!
  8. A friend of mine did a survival skills class. How would they survive if lost in the woods, etc..... The boys (and girls) absolutely loved it.
  9. Is the teacher's manual of Word Works set up the same as Winston Basic Grammar? Does it have the lesson instructions in the front of the book and then the student pages with answers in the back? We only used the teacher's book for basic. I would write 4-5 sentences on the white board and ds would parse them there. I was hoping we could do this with the lessons in Word Works too. DS enjoys the change of pace from writing on paper to writing on the white board. Thanks for your help!!
  10. There was a new thread started about a free (for a short time) US History curriculum. Time period 1000-1837, is anyone is interested. It does have a lot of Christian Content if that makes a difference to anyone. Here's the thread.
  11. Thank you. That's what I was thinking by the title, but wanted to make sure.
  12. Thank you for reminding me of this one. There are a couple of public domain books that I like that cover the earlier years. This was one of them.
  13. Thank you, I will look into this one. I had not heard of it. I checked out "What Your 4th (5th and 6th too) Grader Needs to Know" from the Library. I am thinking of using the American History section of these and calling it done. Oh and sorry for all of the separate answers to all of the posts. I can't get the multiquote button to work at all.
  14. You know, I had originally thought of this one and Exploring American History. also by CLP, however they get such mixed reviews. If I am remembering correctly, I believe I owned A Child's Story of America at one point. Not sure if I didn't keep it because I didn't like it or just wasn't using it at the time. I have done such a major purging of things over the last couple of years. There have been several things that I now wish I had not gotten rid of. Oh well, what can you do?
  15. Thank you for sharing these. However, I think they will be a little too much for him.
  16. Thank you. I just looked and our library has a copy of this. I'll have to check it out.
  17. Hmmm, hasn't thought about the VP cards, thanks. Anyone else have any thoughts about using these this way?
  18. We have been concentrating on Geography and Cultures this year. However, based on a recent conversation with my son, I feel the need to do a quick review of American History. We have already used the Complete Book of United States History with several other books scheduled along with it, but I just don't feel like he retained that much of it. I would like a resource that hits the most important facts of the major events in US History. I need it to not be too wordy, hold his attention, not be too expensive and if at all possible, consist of only one or two books. I don't want anything that I am going to have to put together using multiple resources, even if they are free on the internet. I just don't have the time. Am I asking for too much? Probably :tongue_smilie:. Any suggestions? Fire away. :bigear: Oh and he's in the 5th grade. TIA! ETA: Has anyone used this book? If so, could it work as a quick overview of major events? Hard to tell by the table of contents.
  19. For my daughters closet, we did the curtain rod above the door way. We used the blackout drapes that you can buy very reasonably at Walmart. It has been up for a year and a half and is still holding up great. I can tell you that when I am in her closet and she is trying to talk to me from her room, the sound is muffled.
  20. Have you completed Basic, Word Works and Advanced? We are completing Basic this year and will do Word Works after that. I have always liked the looks of Michael Clay Thompson's grammar and it gets great reviews here, but have never been ready to shell out the money for it.
  21. We're using Science in the Beginning this year. The series wouldn't work for what I want to do. DS does enjoy the lessons most days, but mostly because he likes the hands-on demonstrations and experiments that goes with each lesson. However there are days that his eyes just glaze over when I am reading the text. :tongue_smilie:
  22. Does anything like this exist? Whether in book form or on someone's website or blog? I would like something that gives a general overview of each topic and then has lists of books and resources to further explore the topics. I know that I can essentially put something like this together myself, and I have when my son was younger, but I just plain don't have the time (or energy) anymore now that I work more hours. ETA: I have looked at RSO and NOEO before and neither of those are what I am looking for.
  23. It will be better to freeze it uncooked. We just put ours in freezer bags, put a date on it and stick it in the freezer. (If I have freezer paper at the time, I wrap it in that first and then put it in a bag) I would stick all 3 roasts in their own separate bags. The stew beef I would put in 1 pound packages and then freeze.
  24. DS has done well with Winston Grammar. Short lessons with constant review. The use of the cards makes makes it hands on and visual.
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