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  1. Yes, I had Science in the Beginning and sold it. The daily experiments made my kids and me go crazy.
  2. I'm switching language arts programs for my 3rd, 6th, and 8th grader. I'm liking the grammar side of Abeka but am wondering if the composition aspect needs supplemented, espcially for my 8th grader. We tried IEW last year and liked it, so would probably supplement along those lines if we did do supplementation. But am open to other options too. I'd certainly appreciate any thoughts on this!
  3. What online literature programs are available for a 6th and 8th grader? I checked out Potters School and liked it, but there is a waiting list.
  4. Apologia was a great fit for my last 6th grader. He learned soooo much! But my current 6th grader isn't so science obsessed. He's had just a little bit of light science up to this point. I'd love to get some recommendations on a science curriculum that is similar quality to Apologia, but maybe not as time-intensive. And my kids have never been into experiments. So with whatever we choose, I don't want it to be too experiment heavy, but some are good.
  5. 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 fi
  6. Thankyou! Those are some nice lists!
  7. 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?
  8. It's that framework that I'm needing. l looked at the requirements for that. It does give some ideas....
  9. 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.
  10. Thankyou to both of you so far! Just what I was looking for! I'd still like to hear from others on this too.
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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?
  14. 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?
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