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    Decimals and Percents, Fractions, Beginning Algebra Good condition, minor shelf wear


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    Volume 1: Prehistory Through the Middle Ages Volume 2: Our Modern World Both good condition. Creases on cover of Vol. 1. Binding slightly loose on Vol. 2. Shipping included.


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  4. Oh, I loved, loved, LOVED that scene. That was my favorite book. I loved Jim. I married a redhead! And honestly, I cannot imagine harm from reading Nancy Drew. I read them over and over and over...and most of the other books on that literature list someone mentioned, as well - the whole Anne of Green Gables series was my favorite, I read all the Bobbsey Twins, all the Hardy Boys, as well as Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High (those were MUCH worse)! I liked Cherry Ames but never came across more than a few. Was the writing fantastic? No...but it wasn't terrible. I'm convinced my v
  5. We have leveled spelling in 1st grade, so there is hope :).
  6. I think you you really have to give it a month, however, sending the teacher a note asking her to guide your daughter towards more challenging books might not be a bad idea. In 1st grade my daughter ALWAYS picked easy "baby" books to read even though she could read at a 4th/5th grade level.
  7. Thanks! My big thing against public school is that I think it is destroying my kids' natural passion for learning. So my goal is to make learning fun while spending time together.
  8. I'm relatively new here, was researching when we were thinking about homeschooling this year, but we decided against it. However, I of course discovered so many recommendations to various curricula that I decided I needed to implement some more structured learning into some of our home-time. My DS9 is a challenge, he is incredibly bright and mathy and curious but highly temperamental. I purchased the first four Life of Fred books, actually for my DD7, and he has read them all in 3 days! So, he loves them and is asking for the next ones so I am counting that as success. (Unfortunately my b
  9. I use an over-the-door shoe holder made out of clear plastic that I got at Walmart for about $6 for practically all my art supplies. I actually have 3 or 4 in my house - I use them not only for art supplies but also for small games and manipulatives, they are by far my favorite organizational tool. I also have one in my pantry. It is great, I can put child-friendly items lower so they are easily accessible and the "not" child friendly items out of reach.
  10. This has been so helpful, just to see that other people have been successful. I have thought of just starting with the basics, myself, until I figure out what in the world I'm doing. The advice to start with the basics and do child-led science ring true to me. They both love science so I don't think that would be hard. Although I was never particularly strong at science so part of me wants some direction. I've also considered Math Mammoth, I think I will give it another review. I am trying to balance pennies but my sanity is also valuable! :001_smile: Thank you!
  11. OK. I really appreciate the feedback. I am glad to hear specifics of how someone else does this. I am accustomed to being regularly interrupted at work and my kids also know when they can bug me and when they can't because I have worked from home for several years. My son, like I said, grasps most concepts very quickly and they do play very well together, I actually think he could help her with a lot of things and that would probably be good for him, too. They would both have various activities, as well, to maintain physical fitness and to get them out of the house :). I also was planning
  12. That is a good point, I do worry that I would be expecting too much from her. I think I will definitely reevaluate her workboxes and maybe only give her "fun" things during our afternoon workbox session.
  13. I have a 9 yo and a 7 yo, entering 5th and 2nd grades. I also work full-time, although I do work from home. The 9 yo has ADHD and is being assessed for ASD, however, he is highly gifted and learns the things that come to him naturally easily. DD7 also learns the things she likes relatively easily, but can be stubborn about areas that frustrate her (math). They both read well above their grade levels. I am thinking I can do this if I can combine their lessons in a number of areas and use workboxes in order to keep myself and the children on task. What I really need to know is whether or no
  14. The pen doesn't have any specific purpose although I have occasionally added a task that I didn't have a magnet for. Mostly, the kids use it to decorate their boards when the mood strikes them :). I found these magnetic dry-erase boards at Wal-Mart, I think. They were only about $5 each. I like them because they are really thin and lightweight, but I have seen similar ones at Michael's. I was able to just use those sticky removable picture hangers to hang them on their doors. For the magnets I found little wood pieces at Michaels that were 5 cents each on clearance, but honestly if I were
  15. My goal for this entire year has been to declutter and get organized, and I am getting there. I have purged and purged and I have organized and organized. First of all, I had to tell myself that it was a process. Clutter begets clutter, and everything needs a place. My DS8 is ADHD and maybe Aspie, too, and in order to help him succeed I have realized that I MUST change my ways. So, one thing that helped me out with the kids is this, which I made with the kids' help - they got to pick out their "pictures" for the magnets: I was inspired by the ones on Etsy here: http://www.faceboo
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