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  1. An article from the Smithsonian about new free lesson plans available on indigenous cultures. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/inside-new-effort-change-what-schools-teach-about-native-american-history-180973166/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR0_eBi_pxwYyw8ml9s6w-j9Y3cTiQYMJmsy4A5tfrpI0fMp25SvIKscx54 Here's the direct link to the lessons and resources page for the museum https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/resources.cshtml They have options for various grade levels.
  2. An article from the Smithsonian about new free lesson plans available on indigenous cultures. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/inside-new-effort-change-what-schools-teach-about-native-american-history-180973166/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR0_eBi_pxwYyw8ml9s6w-j9Y3cTiQYMJmsy4A5tfrpI0fMp25SvIKscx54 Here's the direct link to the lessons and resources page for the museum https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/resources.cshtml They have options for various grade levels.
  3. Mine is in a 4 person on-campus apartment this year, individual bedrooms, bathroom for every two people. When we got to the dorm, we discovered it was one of the handicapped-accessible units so the bathroom assigned to the bedrooms for herself and another roommate had a roll-in shower instead of a tub and no cabinets in the bathroom. We had to run to Target to get a set of plastic drawers. I've also warned her to be prepared that if they get in a transfer student who needs the accessibility mid-year she might end up needing to move. If they are responsible for their own bathrooms, check t
  4. Mine is a sophomore at a school with a bit over 16K. She did really well, and found her group through several paths--martial arts club (she's been training since age 6), a creative writing class, a volunteer group, and being in the honors college. In her case, since she is more of a minority in this area in several ways (just not racially), being in a larger school gave a larger pool of potential paths to fit in and find her place. As part of the search process, we took a close look at clubs and organizations on each campus that would be supportive and how accepting/supportive vs. just toleran
  5. If it helps, I had a conversation with Davidson College's admissions people about 4 years ago and asked whether DE or AP was preferred. Davidson is listed as "most selective" in the US News rankings and not known to be very homeschool-friendly. In our case, DE is taught at the cc with regular students and tuition is free. In order to get AP, we'd have had to pay something along the lines of $600-$900 per class plus books and AP fee for an online class, so DE was a lot more affordable and gave in-class experience. The admissions person said that the important thing was to explain in the applica
  6. Mine is going from a traditional double dorm room with bathroom down the hall to an on-campus apartment. She'll be sharing with three others, one she knows and the other two they think will likely be freshmen, as they haven't been assigned yet. The school lost a substantial amount of housing due to the hurricane (a set of apartments had to be torn down a year earlier than expected) so things are a bit jumbled. She's excited that she'll have her own bedroom with a *door she can close*! 🙂 They'll have a shared common room with couch and chairs as well as a full kitchen, so we're going with a mea
  7. Thanks, but that's one of the sources I checked when I went looking for the Moravian candles. They're how I found out that, to my surprise, the Moravian candles are 20% beef tallow: "As with all of our candles, they are hand poured in North Carolina using a mixture of 80% pure beeswax and 20% beef tallow just as our colonial ancestors would have used. We use only 100% cotton wicking to insure clean burning." Given the percentage of our congregation who are vegetarian, they wouldn't work very well for us, I'm afraid.
  8. We have considered checking with the local beekeepers' association to see if they have anything that might work.
  9. If your church or house of worship uses beeswax candles in a fair quantity and you are in the US, where do you get them? I'm trying to find resources to transition our church from using paraffin to beeswax. We currently use primarily small votives and tealights, along with a few pillars and dinner-sized tapers except for one candlelight service a year where we use a lot of short tapers, but are open to a possible change in the mix. Our main use is a sand table set with multiple votives, a single pillar, and two tapers we use as lighters, but we are considering whether it would be more practica
  10. You might find it under the term "catalog rights."
  11. At all the schools I've seen, you should be under the requirements that were in the catalog for the year you first enrolled, even if they changed the degree requirements later.
  12. DegreeWorks is no guarantee, you still have to monitor it closely. My daughter went into a medium-sized state school with a bunch of DE credits, including two semesters of college-level ASL. This was in addition to the two years of high school Spanish and two years of high school Latin (started in 8th grade), so the ASL wasn't needed for either high school graduation or to meet college admission requirements. When she asked the college, she was told that the ASL would cover her foreign language gen ed requirement (two semesters of college level foreign language *or* at least one semester of a
  13. It actually worked out fine. They did end up with two microfridges, but as they are in a corner room that's a bit larger, it worked out spacewise. They have gotten along fine, not best friends (which was never expected) but occasionally doing things together. The roommate is involved in dance team and likes to go to a lot of parties where my daughter likes more time in the room, so no big issues there and my daughter gets some alone time, something she's used to as an only child. They're in a class together this semester and sharing a textbook. They both have found friends to room with next ye
  14. Thanks for the additional suggestions. I forgot to add that I also have access to BJs.
  15. Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of, particularly with kids. The turn out is pretty low right now, so trying to make it appeal to as broad a base as possible. It looks like Krusteaz does a gluten-free as well. Anyone tried that one? It'd be good to have that as well. I know one family who does gluten-free did it last month and brought a separate griddle to do those.
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