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  1. Actually, it's just Directors who have to have all their kids in the program, but the Challenge level tutors are considered directors, so that gets confusing.

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    This is oop and if you have it, I would love to take it off your hands. Mostly looking to schedule SOTW and The Story of Canada together.


  3. When I was 12 yo my friend's mom homeschooled my brother and I, along with my friend and her brother, for a year. It was nothing short of life-changing and I will always be grateful to her. This is an amazing gift. It may not be the right thing for all people and at all times, but do not ever underestimate the power of pouring into a child's life and education.
  4. I used to live in a manufactured home. It was nice. "White Trash" imho is more about how people conduct themselves, then their living circumstances.
  5. Like so many things, it seems to come down to the people involved. Our CC is that cost only at the challenge level where it is very much like a UMS. Ours is the only one I know well obviously so I can't speak to the others. The teachers are moms, but before they were moms they were lawyers, teachers, nurses and at least one dentist and a professional Cellist. They are collectively some of the smartest women I have ever met. I have read many a co-op/ CC horror story online, so I have enough perspective to know how fortunate I am.
  6. Several posters have asked why people would join CC since there are other options..... I can't speak for other people, but for us, there aren't' other options. When the kids were younger it was all play groups while I wanted academics. We lived here for 5 years before I realized what the issue was. All the local co-ops are by invitation only. I didn't know anyone, so I could never get to know anyone. As the kids got older there were less academic groups for their age avalible and those that existed needed some kind of password voodoo to get any information about. People had their litt
  7. Dh calls is a homeschool MLM ( and I work for two CC communities in the area!) Like any co-op, it is very very dependent on the people you are working with. If you have a good Director it can be a great place that is super supportive of classical education and an academically focused homeschool. At the 7-12 th grade level it functions like a UMS and your experience is even more dependent on the teacher. Our community is established enough that a small group of us basically pick who we want for each position, and tell the area manager (our boss) who it is so we don't end up with inexpe
  8. Maybe this has been said, but the kids need to document EVERYTHING. Everytime they have a substandard dinner. Everytime they gask for homework help and it isn't given, every curse word, negative thing said about their mom, everything. With dates and in a hidden notebook. I suggest the two teens each keep one and hide them is separate locations (like their school lockers) in case one is found. They document everything and submit those notebooks (after copies are made) to the court along with well-written letters of their own preferences at the end of the trial period. If any of these childr
  9. If you were in my CC community, I would tell you to play the timeline song sometimes and not worry about it. If your child is going to start CC next Fall he will go through most of the cycles 3 times. You don't want him to burn out, he has plenty of time to learn all the memory work. For now be relaxed and have fun. CC really helped me to be a more relaxed homeschooler. Don't try to do too much. Just have fun and enjoy your littles while they still fit in your lap.
  10. Call it a sabbatical. The well laid out plans can wait on the shelf for a year and all will be fine. Math, languages and reading rood books sounds like a really good education. That is most of what we do here so I sure hope it's ok.
  11. I really, really dislike Saxon math - serious visceral reaction. I actually have some good reasons why I don't use it, or recommend it, but my initial reaction is because I had to use it as a kid.
  12. Put it away for a few months and just work on memorizing the definitions, even if they don't totally know what the definitions mean yet, it will help when you go back to it.
  13. A good deal like that just means you have to share, which you are planning on I see. Great find!
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