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About mamamindy

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    The Writing Road to Reading by Romalda Spalding 4th edition - GUC Spalding Method phonogram cards - new Spalding paper Selling the set for $15 shipped media mail. Happy reading/writing/spelling! :-) *I accept Paypal - send me your zip and I'll get you a shipping quote. Thanks for looking!


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    Learning Language Arts through Literature Orange (4th grade skills) - like NEW $20 shipped media mail. Thanks for looking! :-)



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    Math in Focus Singapore math grade 3 set - includes Student Texts (hardback, great condition) 3A & 3B, and workbooks 3A & 3B (new condition) asking $35. I can accept PayPal or money order. Thanks!!


  4. Well, I have one DD with ADD, and one DD that's a perfectionist. Singapore math has worked well for them. We do work "behind" grade level. I'm fine with this - it's really challenging math IMO. We also use cuisenaire rods extensively. Even when my daughter "gets it", sometimes she still liked them sitting on the table. I'm okay with that. I definitely like that there aren't so many problems for each exercise in SM. We work a lot of the textbook problems orally, and I make sure to give her short lessons. She just can't focus for longer than 15- 20 min at a time. Later in the morning/day she'll work the workbook on her own. I run the IP books 1 semester behind as well - this is great for review, and the challenge problems are more appropriate at this time. This is my opinion, of course. ;) This doesn't really answer your curriculum query...but we recently added Bedtime Math (found it at the library!) to our evening routine, and it's given my girls a real boost and application for all that hard work in math. Just wanted to throw that out there. Hope you find something that works for your gal! :)
  5. Farrar, I would e-mail the author directly. She will give you a clear picture about the creation/evolution ideas in the books, and I am confident she wouldn't try to sway you either way. I can't answer because I don't own Zoology book. I do have Botony, but at the time we started it, it was really too advanced for my kids. Kathy and her husband are science fiction fans, and the books are intended to be a fun, well written adventure book that you can add more reading to if you want to flesh out the ideas. In her additional reading lists in Wayfarers, there are 2 reading lists: one for young earth, and one for old earth. Not sure if that helps you or not.
  6. Thanks all! I noticed that the CD is cheaper at RR than a download, but not 25% off… I can wait a bit for a Kagi sale. Anyone know when those are? ETA: It's plainly on her site when those sales usually run. Sorry, I should've done my research - I completely missed that!
  7. Yeah, I know it's already super cheap :) I'm not sure if I should wait for a homeschool buyer's co op because I'm looking at getting just the grade 4-6 Light Blue Series in a download or CD. I have never looked at MM HSBC sales before - is that usually an option? Thanks for helping a gal save a few bucks.
  8. I use ELTL with my 3rd and 4th grade girls. We do other school reading, and free reading, and I also use Reading Lessons through Literature for my girls spelling instruction. (Written by the same author.) Spelling IS covered through dictation in level 3 and up, however, so an additional curriculum wouldn't be necessary. Soon, my girls will transition to prepared dictation instead of a separate spelling program. A note, my 4th grader uses ELTL Level 3, and I won't start my 1st grade son (young for his grade) with ELTL until 2nd grade. I think he could handle it, but I'm not in a rush, so right now we work on fluency in reading, and copy work. Hope this helps!
  9. We're happy users of Barefoot Ragamuffin curricula. Like Erin, I have pieces of all products. I love how everything all comes together and can be tailored to each of your children, while still all staying on the "same page". I wanted to add my comments to the bolded, above. I totally agree Mimicoto, about "scheduled" curricula, and it's what's kept me from ever doing anything like that. HOWEVER, with 5 young children, I thought I'd give this one a try, and we've been using Wayfarers for almost a year. We have DEFINITELY had rabbit trails, and even took a break for a month and a half from the schedule. What we did was continue the progression in our skill areas, chase rabbits when we felt like it, and then just returned to the schedule where we'd left off. (Yes, this resulted in me finishing the year of Wayfarers later than planned, but it didn't matter so long as we progressed/kept momentum in skills areas.) Sometimes I just replaced some of the assigned reading with whatever trail we were on if I really felt the urge to finish the spine, or whatever. Not sure if any of this makes sense…just wanted to share how me managed to blend our desires for a "plan" with the ability to remain fluid and keep learning natural.

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    R&S English 3 Student Text - like new $10 R&S English 3 Teacher's Manual - like new $14 R&S English 4 Student Text - some light writing $7 Spelling by Sound and Structure 3 Teacher's Manual - EUC $2 Spelling by Sound and Structure 2 Teacher's Manual - EUC $2 *Shipping not included - please pm your zip and shipping preference and I'll get you a quote :-) I accept Paypal. Thanks for looking!



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    Prices do not include shipping. Don't like my price? Make me an offer! :-) MIF 3A Student Text -EUC $10 MIF 3B Student Text -EUC $10 MIF 3A workbook - new $8 MIF 3B Workbook - new $8 -- the whole set for $34 +shipping **I accept Paypal - send me your zip and shipping preference and I can get you a quote. Thanks for looking!


  12. Another suggestion for Miquon. It's what my current 6yo uses. :D
  13. We LOVE FIAR. :001_wub: I choose a book for the week and we read it together. I have looked through the manual ahead of time and we have a conversation covering different topics each day, but not all the ones in the manual. Daily, when we read the picture book again, they/we recall the lessons from the day before. My kids learn so much, talk about the books LONG after we've read them, and it's a great family-building time. You could add a ton to it, fleshing it out as much as you want for your homeschool. I don't (although my oldest children do other school reading.) For my 4 & 6 year olds, they do some phonics and math (completely unofficial for my 4yo, she's just ready) and that's pretty much all they do for "school". I have loved "doing school" this way for my early elementary years!!
  14. I haven't used LOE, but we use RLTL with the LOE game book to shake up the learning/practice of the phonograms. This works really well for us as we like short and sweet. My girls actually LOVE it. I'm really glad I didn't spend money on anything fancier for them - lol :p
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