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  1. Ok So I am in the minority here but we do actually take Juice Plus. We had lived in Alaska and were experiencing some issues from the lack of sun as well as having two that had just gone off to college. I knew they would not be sleeping or eating well. I decided to give JP a try as my sister had been taking them for a couple years and another friend I knew on Fb had recently turned 40. She posted in response to friends asking what she did to keep her skin looking so healthy that all she could say was she took JP and her skin looked glowing. I thought well lets try them. The kids JP was free with our purchase of them so I figured we got 4 for the cost of 2. We have been taking them for over a year and I had a lag recently in our shipments due to having a CC replaced that was stolen. My husband was not happy to be without his fruits....he came in one day and said I am not fruity....how could you let me run out of fruit? He was skeptical at first and not happy that I had signed us up.....a year later he does not want to go without them. I do not sell JP so this is not a pitch....just to tell you what we have experienced. We have noticed an increase in energy. Our skin is nice and youthful and we have not had any illnesses this year....like not even a sore throat. I was recently given a gift of a facial and the girl asked what I do for my skin...I told her I honestly wash with water and take JP. It is ok to let her know you are aware of how passionate she is about JP but you are not really in the market for any products so you would love to come enjoy time with her but your not interested in hearing about any products. I recently had to have that conversation with a friend that sells RF.....I have freckles and it seems everyone I know that decides to sell RF automatically thinks about me and wants to help me with my skin concerns. I have to tell them " Why would I want to get rid of the things that make me unique? Also my husband likes my freckles...he celebrates each summer when they seem to come out a little darker. He smiles and tells me how pretty I am....I would be crazy to get rid of them...so no thank you."
  2. We used them two years ago with great success. My Dd enjoyed the fact she could follow along in the book and did not have to do the long readings as the instructor covered all the topics. The dvds made the year not painful at all. I cannot say enough good about them. I was very happy with my decision to purchase them. I think I got them used online for a little less.
  3. The Dave Ramsey curriculum is discounted through homeschool coop....it is free to join and then you get the group buy rate....so its $66 for the high school course. I ordered it for my daughter this year
  4. In high school do you grade by quarter or by semester? We started last school year in Alaska and to get money for her school we signed up under an umbrella school that we sent her sample of work and they then assigned grades. In Ca I am going to be assigning the grades and making her transcript. I noticed the records from Alaska has her subjects by semester grade. I am wondering if I should continue giving her a semester grade? Also does anyone have a sample of a report card?
  5. I do not think you would be giving him his diploma. He has been learning and applying himself the last 12 years, so much that he has earned a 30 on the ACT....in the top 95% of those tested. Some staes like Ca have tests a student can take to graduate early and start college....his scores say he would have qualified to do that....meaning in Ca he could take that test now and get his diploma as he would show mastery of graduation requirements. I understand setting goals and requirements and not wanting to have him feel like his diploma was given to him. I would talk with him and would focus on what he has accomplished and earned. I love the idea of letting him put his debate skills to work in arguing for why he has already earned his diploma although he may not have met your class requirements. This happens in RL when a military servicemen goes to college and argues for credit to be given for time in their field. I love that you talk about him being 18.... I remember the frustration I felt with our oldest...it seemed for such a smart young man (he too scored a 30) he made so many dumb decisions....many were illogical. I would remind myself to breath and give him time....he is not a man yet but growing into one. Two years have passed and I am happy to say we are seeing steps in maturity and wise decision making......maturity takes time. It sounds like you have given him a good foundation now it has to simmer, have faith the skills you have taught him will manifest more and more as time goes on. It sounds like he became board his last year and did not feel challenged so he just rolled along. I am glad he has found something that interests him and keeps him engaged. hugs to you and your husband as you navigate the wisest way to acknowledge what he has earned.
  6. Thanks for the info. I will pass it on........She is also wondering if the online monarch course by AOP has closed captioning.
  7. my DD is going into 10th grade and has asked if she can take a computer course. What is available? Do any of them involve game design? Do you have a recommended computer course that is good for everyone to learn?
  8. If so did you and your student like it? How user friendly is it? Did you have any difficulities or things you did not like?
  9. I am just starting to really use my IP. I love that It does not heat my house up. We have a gas stove so even cooking on the stove top makes the house so hot....not to mention the oven! I love the sauté option as well as being able to throw chicken in the pot and have it finished in half an hour! I will try tacos in pressure....I have just sautéed the meat but that is standing over the pot...to dump and cook would be so nice.....so you put the taco seasoning in wih the meat! Then stir to break up and mix?
  10. I have a friend that just asked me about curriculum with closed captioning for hearing impaired. I told her I had no idea but knew where we could ask. Do any of you know of any curriculum with closed captioning? I am thinking she is meaning an online boxed type curriculum. Thanks
  11. My DD is in 9th grade and is young for her grade at 14 so I bought the DVD to go along with her Apologia biology for this year. She has been doing very well with biology this year. I am not teaching it, she watches the DVD. I did also purchase the workbook to go along with the class. She enjoys having the textbook to read and the workbook to write in. I think your son could do this on his own and I do not think it would be bad. It has been a very good experience for my DDNd thus for me as well.
  12. Another resource I used was th biology 101 dvd. I really enjoyed the way he presented biology to line up with the days of creation. He was very engaging and we had several aha moments when he explained classification.
  13. I am sorry, I cannot really comment on the books and videos as DD is doing this on her own. I asked her about it and her responce was" we are not talking about the earth. They do not really mention that." I hope this is helpful.
  14. Apologia Biology has a DVD you can purchase to go along with the text. The instructor goes over all the concepts in the order they are in the book. She uses a lot of visuals as she is talking to explain and illustrate concepts as well. This has been the best money spent this year. I do not have to remind my DD to do her work. She looks forward to doing each days assignment. Just wanted to put this out there for others that may be interested in this resource. I hope they offer the DVD to go along with chemistry as well.
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