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ereks mom

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  1. Thanks, ladies. I'm feeling annoyed with myself for letting this happen. Beef is so expensive!
  2. I bought a vacuum sealed beef roast and put it in the refrigerator, intending to cook it this weekend. I thought the "use or freeze by" date was 4-8-17, but it was actually 3-31-17. It has been in the refrigerator since I bought it (never frozen), and the package is still vacuum sealed. Cook it or toss it?
  3. Ooooh, 10th grade would be way above their difficulty level! Thanks for the input.
  4. We need to cover 1800s to present (so, Year 4??). My girls infinitely prefer a textbook/workbook approach to a living books approach. I do supplement with interactive notebooks/lapbooks, so if there's a CD with printable timeline figures or maps, that would be a plus. 5th-6th grade level is about right, but need a book that does NOT have a grade level printed on the front because the girls are teenagers, reading well below grade level.
  5. Thanks so much for the info! Which companies besides DoTerra are MLM? (That's the company my pushy acquaintenance sells. Ugh.)
  6. I have several friends who use them, and dh got a sample from a friend who sells oils of some kind of oil that helps you breathe when you're congested. The friend told dh to put a tiny drop in his palm, rub his hands together, then hold his closed hands over his nose for a few seconds and breathe deeply. No idea what kind of oil it is, but it smells kind of menthol-ish and tea tree oil-ish. We'd like to buy a larger bottle of something like that. We're also interested in oils that can be used to make natural cleansers to use around the house (laundry, bathroom, kitchen). ETA: The sample bottle I mentioned above has a sticker on it that says "Breathe." What oils do you like best for a "starter package?" And where do you suggest buying them? I am ABSOLUTELY NOT INTERESTED in multi-level marketing and slick advertising. We have a pushy acquaintance who sells a particular brand, so I'm hoping it's not one of the ones you folks recommend highly! LOL ;)
  7. I've decided that I want to do some mini-units as we do SOTW (Volume 3 in the upcoming school year) so we can include some topics that SOTW 3 doesn't cover. So far, I've come up with the Salem Witch Trials and Pirates (especially female pirates). Can someone help me add a few more topics not included in SOTW 3 that would be of interest to teenage girls? The time period would be roughly 1600-1850.
  8. Do you know anything about any of these? Would you recommend any of them? Time of the Witches by Anna Myers (reading level 5.3, 208 pages) The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble (reading level 5.1, 211 pages) I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials (Dear America) by Lisa Rowe Fraustino (reading level 6.4, 243 pages) Salem Witch by Hermes (reading level 5?, 192 pages) Beyond The Burning Time by Kathryn Lasky (reading level 5.3, 272 pages)
  9. I had this one on the list, but it's a little above the girls' reading level. It's 6.9, so about a grade level above where they are.
  10. I would like my students to read a novel based on the Salem Witch Trials. I would prefer it to be realistic fiction--something that could have happened during that time. I would like it to be 150-200 pages long, maybe slightly more.. My girls are poor readers, so reading level should be in the range of 5.2 to 6.2. Thanks!
  11. Yeah, I love the online version myself, and they all say they use a dictionary app for their homework. But I do not allow them to bring their phones or tablets to school, so we have to look up words the old-fashioned way while they're here. I'm just mean that way. LOL! ;p
  12. I want each of my students to have her own paperback copy of a combination dictionary-thesaurus. I looked for an American Heritage dictionary-thesaurus, but didn't find one available in paperback, so I guess it's Webster's. So, which of these Webster's volumes do you think sounds best for middle schoolers? https://www.amazon.com/Merriam-Websters-Dictionary-Thesaurus-Newest-Merriam-Webster/dp/0877797323/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467409737&sr=8-1&keywords="dictionary+thesaurus" https://www.amazon.com/Websters-Dictionary-Thesaurus-Students-Second/dp/1596951079/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1467409915&sr=8-8&keywords="dictionary+thesaurus" https://www.amazon.com/Websters-Dictionary-Thesaurus-Merriam-Webster/dp/1596950854/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1467409915&sr=8-4&keywords=%22dictionary+thesaurus%22 https://www.amazon.com/Websters-World-Dictionary-Thesaurus-Paper/dp/0764565451/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467409915&sr=8-2&keywords=%22dictionary+thesaurus%22
  13. I'm compiling a list of all the different history-related fictional diary-type books/series I can find for my girls (4th-6th grade reading level). What do you know of that's out there besides these series? Dear America Royal Diaries American Diaries Liberty Letters Journey to America My Side of the Story (not a "diary," but first person perspective) Do you know of others?
  14. I looked, but this is for the Apologia high school Chemistry course. I didn't see a kit for the Young Explorers Chemistry & Physics course at the Sonlight website. Maybe I looked in the wrong place?
  15. I've searched online, and the only thing I can find about what is included in the Creation Sensation kit is a paragraph that says "You will get ___ and much much more. You will receive the necessary chemicals like ___ and others. Of course you will also get items like ___ plus many many items we do not have time or space to mention." I emailed the company, but I haven't received a response. I want a really complete kit, not just the most essential items (so I've ruled out the kit from Home Science Tools). Creation Sensation http://www.creationsensation.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=555&idcategory=84 FWIW, I'm also considering this one: Nature's Workshop (at CBD) http://www.christianbook.com/apologia-chemistry-physics-lab-kit/pd/641200?item_code=WW&event=CART Have you used kits from either or both companies? Your observations? Recommendations?
  16. I've searched online, and the only thing I can find about what is included in the Creation Sensation kit is a paragraph that says "You will get ___ and much much more. You will receive the necessary chemicals like ___ and others. Of course you will also get items like ___ plus many many items we do not have time or space to mention." I emailed the company, but I haven't received a response. I want a really complete kit, not just the most essential items (so I've ruled out the kit from Home Science Tools). Creation Sensation http://www.creationsensation.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=555&idcategory=84 FWIW, I'm also considering this one: Nature's Workshop (at CBD) http://www.christianbook.com/apologia-chemistry-physics-lab-kit/pd/641200?item_code=WW&event=CART Have you used kits from either or both companies? Your observations? Recommendations? Thank you!
  17. Which of the kits below is the most complete? I'm looking for a kit that has pretty much everything except the perishables. I went to each vendor's website and printed off the available contents lists, but one was arranged alphabetically, one was arranged by lesson, and one was vague: "You will get ___ and much much more. You will receive the necessary chemicals like ___ and others. Of course you will also get items like ___ plus many many items we do not have time or space to mention." So I'm needing some help here! :huh: Thanks! Creation Sensation http://www.creationsensation.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=555&idcategory=84 Nature's Workshop (CBD) http://www.christianbook.com/apologia-chemistry-physics-lab-kit/pd/641200?item_code=WW&event=CART Home Science Tools http://www.hometrainingtools.com/apologia-chemistry-and-physics-science-kit
  18. Which of the kits below is the most complete? I'm looking for a kit that has pretty much everything except the perishables. I went to each vendor's website and printed off the available contents lists, but one was arranged alphabetically, one was arranged by lesson, and one was vague: "You will get ___ and much much more. You will receive the necessary chemicals like ___ and others. Of course you will also get items like ___ plus many many items we do not have time or space to mention." So I'm needing some help here! :huh: Thanks! Creation Sensation http://www.creationsensation.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=555&idcategory=84 Nature's Workshop (CBD) http://www.christianbook.com/apologia-chemistry-physics-lab-kit/pd/641200?item_code=WW&event=CART Home Science Tools http://www.hometrainingtools.com/apologia-chemistry-and-physics-science-kit
  19. Thank you for your comments! I'm actually thinking about looking at my Apologia high school level Physics and Chemistry books to see if any of those experiments will substitute for some of the ones in the Young Explorers book.
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