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ereks mom

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  1. HELP! PLEASE!! I’m at a conference in another state with my husband this week. I came along to use this time as planning retreat: while he’s in meetings all day, I’ll be near the hotel coffee shop or pool, gearing up for the new school year and writing out my lesson plans for our first week next week. BUT!!! When I unpacked my bag, I discovered that I left my TRISMS DAW teacher guide book AT HOME!! I can’t believe it! This was the main thing I was planning to work on this week! 😖😫😩 Is there ANY way someone could send me a copy (picture, file, whatever) of the lesson plan grid for DAW Units 1 & 2 through my email (medhsee at yahoo dot com)??? Yesterday I sent a message to the TRISMS people through Messenger, and someone responded first thing this morning (8:00) and asked if I still need it (Um, YES!!?? 😦) and said if so, he/she would send it today. Of course I responded right away and said yes, I do need it, but the message has gone unread all day and it’s now 4:30! So now I’m hoping someone here can help me out. Please?????
  2. I need modern, easy-to-read versions (or both in one) that give the basics of The Iliad and The Odyssey but for high schoolers who are upper elementary or middle school reading level. Don't throw rotten stuff at me, but I don't like the formal language of Church or Colum. And I do NOT want graphic novels. Is there something *slightly* easier than Rosemary Sutcliff's versions or Roger Lancelyn Green's versions? I've been researching like crazy, and I'd love some feedback on the following: The Iliad by Nick McCarty The Odyssey by Robin Lister The Iliad and The Odyssey by Gillian Cross (or Homer's Iliad and Odyssey by Gillian Cross... Is there a difference?) The Adventures of Achilles and The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton The Trojan War by Bernard Evslin The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin Thanks so much!
  3. Thank you. 😊 This could be helpful, although I still need a physical book.
  4. Do you have a favorite book about music and musical instruments in the ancient world--Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc.--for middle school level?
  5. If I plan to use only the textbook (no CDs) and grade the student’s work myself using the Answer Key & Test Bank, would I do just as well to use the first edition of Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2 rather than buy the 2.0 version? Is there all that much difference in content, or is the main difference the self-grading aspect of the 2.0 CDs? Again, we will NOT be using the CDs and we’re also not interested in the online version, just the book and answer key. Thanks!
  6. Thanks. I guess I misunderstood what you meant. 😊
  7. I know these were old posts, but can either of you share a link to the PDF of Reading Through the Ages (2006)?
  8. Just curious... after CLE Math 800, has anyone skipped Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 and gone directly into Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2? If so, did you use TT Algebra 2 first edition or 2.0?
  9. Just curious... after CLE Math 800, has anyone skipped Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 and gone directly into Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2? If so, did you use TT Algebra 2 first edition or 2.0?
  10. 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.
  11. I read it as a child and again as an adult, but I didn't like it as much at Little House.
  12. 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.
  13. 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. ?
  14. 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!)
  15. 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.
  16. No, I didn't. I searched the boards for Forensic Science ideas, but I guess the search feature still isn't working right. Thanks!
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 (???)
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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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