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About sagira

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    I'm a mother, wife, and writer
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    Teaching Mama, Writer

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  1. My 16-year-old will sleep through alarms. I was the same way as an adolescent. My father woke me up every day to go to school throughout high school, so I don't push it. My husband wakes him up at 6 AM as he's slow as molasses and I wake up 45 minutes later to prepare school lunches for him and my youngest daughter.
  2. Dd (10) will be doing the following: MATH: MM 4B and MM 5 ENGLISH: Grammar Voyage, Galore Park Jr. Book 3, POETRY: Harp and the Laurel Wreath SPELLING & VOCABULARY: Spelling City using words culled from Natural Speller SCIENCE: A Child's Geography: Explore His Earth by Ann Voskamp HISTORY: Story of the World 3: Early Modern Times LITERATURE: Reading silently, reading aloud, and answering questions, a book report or two GEOGRAPHY: Evan-Moor Seven Continents: South America ART: w/Dad SPANISH: Duolingo and 10 Minutes a Day: Spanish
  3. Ds (13) will be 14 in September and in eighth grade. I signed him up for five Virtual School classes: Language Arts 3 Comprehensive Science 3 Beginning Spanish (he should progress through this quickly as he's been taking Spanish for a long time) Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Learning Strategies Comprehensive PE - Health, Nutrition, and Fitness The rest of his courses he's taking with me: Pre-Algebra: An Accelerated Course (1985 edition) by Mary P. Dolciani - he's finishing the latter part of this book, plus History using K12 The Human Odyssey Vol. 2, K12 Intermediate World History B workbook and supplementary books: Pirates, The Renaissance, and Slavery Writing With Skill Level 2 Evan-Moor 7 Continents: South America (ds loves this, and learns about both physical and political geography) Poetry w/ A Harp and The Laurel Wreath Living science and biography books Religious Education: Understanding the Scriptures w/ Scott Hahn through As for extracurriculars, ds is in: Band (he's auditioning for Honors clarinet) Taekwondo (he's working on his red-black belt) Boy Scouts (currently, he's working on his camping, geology, Indian lore, and forestry merit badges) He also goes sailing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing every few Saturdays with his friend and just passed the boating exam and received our state's boating license. He also is learning programming through Khan Academy: JavaScript.
  4. The Physicians Formula mascaras are most likely available at your local drugstore and are only about $10 or less if you have a coupon. Good luck and let us know which one you like! Another option is to search for "mascara samples" and see if anything satisfactory turns up. I recently overhauled my whole stash of makeup to nontoxic products.
  5. I just very recently (literally a few months ago) began calling my mil and referring to her as mom. I've known her for almost twenty years. I don't call my own mother mom. She's Mamsi, Mami, or Alita, as I'm from a different country originally. My own "mom" doesn't like to be called mom (as in the American "mom"). Thus I feel okay referring to my mil as mom.
  6. I'd get an eyelash curler and use something like Physicians' Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Bigger! Better! mascara (white case) or Organic Wear Jumbo Lash mascara (green case). I have good luck with those, especially the latter for evenings. For a more natural look, just longer eyelashes, I like Honeybee Gardens' Truly Natural mascara. I'd stick to those aforementioned mascaras for a fifties' look.
  7. My Pals Are Here offers an international edition for 5th and 6th grades. The only consumable part is the workbook, but you could circumvent this by having your student use a notebook. These books are sold at and Rainbow Resource.
  8. Math: 1985 Dolciani Pre-Algebra with or without Math Mammoth 7 worksheets for extra practice Leonardo of Pisa and The New Mathematics of the Middle Ages English: Voyages in English 7 and online enrichment, Writing & Rhetoric Books 4 & 5 Literature: The Sword and the Circle, The Lord of the Rings, The Canterbury Tales, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Prince and the Pauper Literature Analysis: Figuratively Speaking, Critical Conditioning, one literature analysis guide (not sure which one yet) Science: Conceptual Integrated Science Explorations and online enrichment, BFSU 3, living science books, Bill Nye The Science Guy videos and Cosmos History: K12 The Human Odyssey: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (Middle Ages section), What Life Was Like in the Age of Chivalry, lots of historical fiction and biographies, CrashCourse videos Geography: 50 States (continuation), Family Reference Atlas of the World (NG), The Seven Continents: Europe (finish), South America Spanish: So You Really Want to Learn Spanish Book 1, Duolingo, Rosetta Stone Latin: Big Book of Lively Latin 1 Music: Band (w/local public school) Art: Usborne's Introduction to Art w/Internet links Poetry: Poetry for Young People Series: William Blake, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Robert Browning
  9. After being almost done with BFSU 3, next year I'm planning on moving to Conceptual Integrated Science Explorations, which is recommended for grades 7-9. I found the Conceptual Academy, which provides videos and other resources to help you along. Scroll down to see the info for the above-mentioned book.
  10. Resurrecting this thread - I'm considering an all-in-one English Writing & Grammar program and I like the looks of Voyages in English 7 (2011 edition). Has anybody used this? Any and all opinions welcome, please. Even if the writing wasn't used, I'd like to hear your opinion. Thanks!
  11. What about taking Attuneup's Grammar Cracker during the summer, then jumping into Time Capsule in the fall? You could be doing Essay Practitioner next. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. So sad. I have no words. First kalamanak, now our dear nmoira. Prayers to her family. Nmoira, you shall be missed. Very much :(
  13. Getting ready to help dc do their science investigations and need lots of help - remembered your posts, lewelma. Thanks for linking them all here!

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    I would really like a Catholic Heritage Curricula science text titled Behold And See 6 (only the text), either in excellent or like new condition. I am willing to pay up to $25 for it. Please contact me here, thanks.


  15. That's just awful. And rude :( I am teaching my kids Spanish, and we live close to an area with a lot of Spanish speakers. People in our area are generally supportive and encourage learning two languages, and Spanish speakers think it's awesome. I speak Spanish. Learned starting in 5th grade, and TV was all in Spanish. Ds10 is finishing fifth now and we are both starting Latin in the fall. I'm also learning Italian as an aside. Thanks so much for this thread. I needed the kick in the pants.
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