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  1. Hi! I need suggestions for a US history spine to use with my 2nd, 4th, and 6th graders this year. I have plenty of fiction and non-fiction as well as supplements. Just need something to keep us on track. Thank you!
  2. Hi! Anyone know if there is a schedule to coordinate Abeka Chemistry and the Microchem lab kit from QSL? I've managed to match up a few labs with chapters but hoping someone else has already done this. Thanks! Christie Eta: found it!
  3. Hi! I'm trying to compile a list of books to purchase for SOTW. Our library usually does not have any of the suggested titles. However I can't afford to buy them all so what were your favorites? Also if you are selling any of the titles, please add a link so I can take a look. Thank you!
  4. I am SO excited that I get to hear Amy from Raising Arrows in person this week at the Teach Them Diligently convention! Thanks for the suggestions, ladies!! Keep them coming!!
  5. Hi all! Our school year did NOT go well. It was my first year with four schoolers (10th, 4th, 2nd, and k) and a baby. The kinder was left to his own a lot and not much fun was had by anyone. We're so behind that we're still trying to finish the school year that I had scheduled to end a month ago. Next year terrifies me! Ha! My high schooler will have his toughest load yet and the kinder will be a 1st grader who needs more time with me. And the baby is now a toddler who is constantly doing toddler things. :) I'm here, looking for some inspiration, tips, honest struggle etc from moms w
  6. Does anyone know the difference between the Wordly Wise series? There's the 3000 series, the series that lists book numbers different than grade numbers, and then a series of A, B, and C. Thanks!
  7. I've read that the only difference was the addition of past lesson numbers next to the review problems.
  8. I pulled my oldest out after the 4th grade. He has ADHD and the school's *solution* was to put him in the principal's office to do his work...alone. We had a rough time of it because he wanted to stay in public school, and I eventually agreed to put him back this year (9th). I, like you, was afraid about him missing something. We talked after parent-teacher conferences and both realized what a waste this year has been. Two of his teachers admitted that they are holding him back educationally because their classes are dumbed down to give more students a chance to pass. He's bored and
  9. I'm trying to figure this out. My oldest is coming home next year from a year in public school. He is taking Algebra I right now in public school. Before this year, we used Saxon math. It just seems to be a good fit, especially considering the public school *textbook* style. I'm wondering though which sequence to follow for him: 3rd edition with Advanced Math or 4th with Geometry. He's done very well in Algebra. With only 8 weeks of school left, his test average is 95%. His homework is lower BUT I learned that the students earn a 70% on their homework just for writing their names and prob
  10. Thank you for your replies! I'm looking at Saxon and wondering the difference between using the that includes the Geometry book and the sequence that includes the Advanced Math book. Pros/cons of either way? Is one *better* than the other? Thanks!
  11. Hello, high school board! So excited to be here! I homeschooled my oldest son from 5th to 8th grade. He decided he wanted to go to public school this past year. I let him give it a try, and he's done very well, but we are both seeing the public school system fail him. Two of his teachers just admitted to me that basically they have to dumb down their classes so everyone has a chance to pass. My son is bored and frustrated, and realizes public school can't help him get to where he wants to go as well a homeschooling. SO glad I gave him the opportunity to see that do himself instead just telling
  12. Well after reading through the link above, I think we will just continue to use the old versions. Looks like very little was added and the 3rd grade change is what we're doing right now. I see no reason to stop and print the new version. Anyone else?
  13. I read that the version with the full mammoth on the blue and yellow cover is the old version. Cover with green is new version. She will send updated versions as she finishes them. I just last month asked and received what has been updated so far.
  14. If you go to the MM website and sign up for the newsletter, you will get a TON of samples to try before buying. You can see it and use it before committing. Also if you do decide to go that route, I believe Homeschool Buyers Co-op has it on sale right now. :)
  15. Ellen McHenry's Elements (chemistry)? I've not used it yet (will next school year) but the description mentions being used in a co-op setting.
  16. I have just recently heard of Ellen McHenry's The Elements (Chemistry)...thanks to this board. :lol: It looks like SO much fun! I already own ES Elementary Chemistry so I'm wondering if the two would work well together. Anyone try this already? Or anyone use both at different times and can give some insight? Thank you!!
  17. Just remembered to share our week. :laugh:
  18. We have only used abacus, erasers, beans, Cheerios, and counting bears. The abacus would be plenty if not for my children's need for variety (a trait they get from their mom. Ha!)
  19. Do I need the workbook for the Right Start games? My school age boys are 8 and 6. Thank you for the suggestions! Going to check them out.
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