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  1. We've focused on writing solid paragraphs along with a little essay work this school year. We're done with the pieced-together curriculums I planned to use. I'm needing some curriculum to finish up the year now. We're planning on putting him into public school next year and I'm not sure what we should focus on to prep him for that. He's not terribly advanced in his writing, but does okay. I know we haven't done much with outlining and wondering if we should focus there, but would like a resource to guide us. I'm also considering just ordering Writing and Rhetoric book 5 and doing the first part of it because we've used it some in the past's something. Any feedback is welcome as to how to finish this school year in the writing realm!
  2. Thankyou! Those are some nice lists!
  3. I'm thinking it work best for us this year to study specific history topics versus our typical linear history. I'll have a 7th, 5th, and 2nd grader this year. What would be on your list of interesting history topics to cover?
  4. It's that framework that I'm needing. l looked at the requirements for that. It does give some ideas....
  5. Does anyone require their kids to just do something....anything exercise related for x amount of time a week or day? I'd like to hear about what that looks like. My son is entering 7th grade and I'd like him to begin developing that habit. He thinks he's great stuff that he does 10 pushups on some mornings. He needs to do more. Sports other than soccer (which he does do) aren't an option right now.
  6. Thankyou to both of you so far! Just what I was looking for! I'd still like to hear from others on this too.
  7. I need the following suggestions from you all for my rising 7th grader. He's not completely clueless on some if this. We did Essentials in Writing 6 last year, which covered these things, but he still has a ways to go. So I need (and they can all be separate resources): -Best resource for learning to write paragraphs -Best resource for learning to write essays -Best resource for writing reports
  8. How important is the computer programming, website building, and Power Point? All of that totally overwhelms me! Or is there an easy way to do that when your parents know nothing of this arena? Also, do you have a resource you later ke for teaching study skills?
  9. My 5th grader has struggled with coming up with his own writing from scratch or near scratch based off writing assignments. I'm thinking that a writing program based on the imitation of great writing would be a helpful path for him. I'm familiar with Writing and Rhetoric for this, but I'm curious what other curriculums are out there that employ this technique?
  10. We've homeschooled since kindergarten, and now my oldest is entering junior high. Just curious if there are any shifts we should be making this year as we start the 7th grade year? Anything different we should be focusing on as high school looms ahead?
  11. I'm wanting to make a life-size poster of the internal organs of the human body with my 1st grader. Looking for a resource to do so.
  12. My son was diagnosed with some speech disfluency by a speech pathologist about 1 1/2 years ago. We weren't able to get him into the school's speech therapy program for a year after the diagnosis. When that time came I decided to decline it because it didn't seem like his problem was very noticable and I was more concerned about making this already quiet boy self-conscious about his speech when it really didn't seem like that noticable of a problem. However, lately I've really noticed a ton of stuttering when he reads aloud to me. Maybe it was always there and I just overlooked it, but now that I've noticed it I'm seeing that it's really bad. Are there any tips for ways I can quietly help him at home? He's 9 and he reads really well for his age and above grade level. Again, I don't want him to be self-conscious about it and making a big deal of going to speech therapy seems like it would just make it...well...a bigger deal. But do you think I should just enroll him in it? Or is there stuff I can do at home with him?
  13. I'm actually using level 1 and level 3 this year for my two younger ones. I like them for the younger ones, but I question it more for my 6th grader who would be finishing up level 4 and then level 5 this year. Some might be his personality and need for more review.
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