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About ereks mom

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    Married to pastor dh since 1980; BA Education & Christianity + MEd Education
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  1. No, I'm not set on the history tie-in. They actually seem to notice (!) and enjoy (!) when they read something in one subject area that they are familiar with because of something we did in another, so even if it's loosely connected, I think it works best.
  2. I read it as a child and again as an adult, but I didn't like it as much at Little House.
  3. The girls I will be teaching in the upcoming year range from 13-16. NONE of them enjoy reading, and I generally have to pick books that are 5th-6th grade reading level. They recently read (or tried to read) Calico Captive--Scholastic says it's for grades 6-8--and they didn't get it at all. I had to explain EVERYTHING. It's hard to find books that are accessible to their reading level AND interesting to them.
  4. Thank you for your kind words! It is challenging, to say the least, but I feel that I am making a difference in at least a few young lives! My own children were gifted learners, so this endeavor has been QUITE different. ? My "baby" graduated 5 years ago and went away to college, and people in our community started contacting me about teaching their daughters. Most days I LOVE what I do. ?
  5. I agree. My daughter and I talked about this as well back when she read them around age 8 or 9. (She's 23 now and just got married!)
  6. You're right... I run a homeschool program for at-risk teen girls. I usually try to run our literature along the same theme/time period as our history studies. For the upcoming year we will pick up with post-Civil War America. I wanted to read a few of the Little House books before Christmas break and then pick up with something else after Christmas when we move on to 20th century American History.
  7. No, I didn't. I searched the boards for Forensic Science ideas, but I guess the search feature still isn't working right. Thanks!
  8. Which ones do you consider essential reading? I'm planning to read at least a few of them with my students in the upcoming school year, but I'm not sure we'll have time for all nine books. I will probably leave off Farmer Boy (because it's not about Laura) and The First Four Years (because so many sad things happen). I read them myself years ago and loved them all... well, except the last one... and so did EK (my daughter). I had already planned to reread them with my new crop of students before all the recent negative publicity, and I don't want to debate that topic. I just need to know which ones others consider the "favorites" and not-to-be-missed. Thanks!
  9. ereks mom

    Curriculum We Wish Existed

    I've been saying this for YEARS. My at-risk high schoolers really need to be using 6th grade textbooks, but they are mortified if there's a big ol' 6 on the front of the book.
  10. I've looked at the Winter Promise programs, and that isn't what I want. It apparently includes a study of anatomy, which we just completed last year. I am more interested in crime scene investigations and using observation and logic for problem solving. I can plan a few field trips and labs, but cost is definitely a factor.
  11. I didn't think of skipping all the way from CLE 6 to TT Algebra 1. I suspect they'll need one more year before they're ready for Algebra.
  12. We haven't started BJU Math 7. We used CLE Math 6, but I don't really want to use CLE 7 & 8 for two years if I can use BJU Math 7 for ONE year and accomplish the same purpose. My plan is to use TT for Algebra 1 & 2. I do not want to use BJU for PreAlgebra or Algebra. I was wondering if we would be able to go directly from BJU Math 7 to TT Algebra 1. Here is the sequence I'm considering: - CLE Math 6 (completed already) - BJU Math 7 (unless someone can tell me how to condense CLE Math 7 & 8 into one year) - TT Algebra 1 (???)
  13. Has anyone here ever gone from BJU 7 to TT? Which level of TT worked for your student? I can give the placement test, but I’d like to plan ahead—we’re about to start the BJU math and I’m thinking ahead to NEXT year—so I’m hoping to hear from someone who’s actually done it.
  14. I feel sure that after BJU Math 7 (Fundamentals of Math, 2nd edition), my girls would be beyond TT Pre-Algebra.... right??? I’ve looked briefly at my old copy of TT Algebra 1 (first edition), and it looks like it covers mostly the same topics as BJU Math 7. I know TT Algebra 1 has been updated since I used it last, so I’d love to hear from anyone who has successfully moved into TT Algebra 1 2.0 after BJU Math 7.
  15. For many years, I've loved www.bookadventure.com, and I've used it to encourage my girls to read. I visited the site today and saw a notice that the service is coming to an end on June 30, 2018. I'm so sad! Does anyone know of another site with online book quizzes for kids? Free would be great, but I'd be willing to pay a reasonable fee.
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