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  1. A question for you, Melissa B. Sorry--I'm just now seeing this post. My tutoring/teaching keeps me very busy! I have a student who sounds a lot like your daughter. My student is a 17yo 10th grader (repeated 9th with me after failing woefully in PS the previous year) and she is currently finishing up Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra. Math plans for next year include TT Algebra 1, and I'm really not sure how successful she will be. After that, I'm almost positive she will not be able to handle Geometry or Algebra 2, so I'm seeking alternatives. I noticed two courses you mentioned: Topics in Math and Contemporary Math. Would you happen to have a course description, or could you point me to an online description? Thanks so much!
  2. I'm researching options, and I like the sound of this. I'm interested in hearing from those who have used it. Did you find it rigorous at all? How did your dc like the reading selections? What is your (and your dc's) opinions of the workbook activities? I read (at Cathy Duffy's website, I think) that the 6th grade workbook is twice as thick as the workbook for other grades, but I'm not sure I understood why--additional writing assignments??? Thanks for any input you can give.
  3. Just wanted to clarify that what I am looking for is what we used to call a "basal reader." I have several of the Teacher Created Resources book studies, but what I want is a reader with an accompanying workbook along the lines of this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BJU-Press-Reading-6-As-Full-As-The-World-SET-Text-Worktext-/221524796567?hash=item3393e82497:g:DrAAAOxyk99RyeMt.
  4. I've always been partial to the old BJU readers & workbooks with the bright green covers. Anyone even remember those??? They were kind of plain-- black & white drawings (few photos) and a littl red ink for contrast here and there. And they were so VERY thorough in their treatment of literary analysis from the early grades. Then the books wer updated--full color, some different stories (some the same)--but I actually MISS the old plain Jane-ness of the old books! SO... what's out there now that can compare for 6th grade? Rod & Staff?? CLE?? What else? Thanks!
  5. There's no reading disorder diagnosis, but I think she does have one--a processing disorder of some kind, IMO. She does have an ADD diagnosis.
  6. I haven't really considered Chemistry 101 because I was actually looking for something with a textbook so that I can work through with my students. Maybe I should add it to my list. Thanks.
  7. Apologia Chemistry would be WAY, WAY over her head, both in the reading and the math required.
  8. I teach teen girls who struggle academically in most areas. I have one 10th grade student who is tentatively interested in enrolling in the dental hygienist training program (associate degree) at our area's technical college. Due to her learning issues, I am not at all sure that she will be successful in this program, but I am planning to teach an introductory chemistry course (actually, I'd prefer an integrated chemistry & physics course) next year to help her prepare. Please understand that due to her limitations (very poor reading and math skills) there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY that this student will be able to pass an average high school chemistry course, so I will need to offer her a "chemistry lite" high school course or even a middle school chemistry course just to expose her to the material. Of the options below, which would you recommend for this student? Feel free to recommend others that might work. ETA: Apologia Chemistry is NOT an option. It would be WAY too hard for this student. She has very limited academic abilities, so she would have difficulty comprehending the text and she would not be able to do the math. At 17, she is in 10th grade (repeated 9th) and has a "B" in TT Pre-Algebra (her second time through), and she reads on a 7th grade level. She wants to be a dental hygienist, and the technical college course of study includes Chemistry. With that in mind, which, if any, of the following would be "real" Chemistry so she will have something to build on later, but light--less/easier math than Apologia? Tall order, I know. :-/ Kolbe Introduction to Physics & Chemistry ACS Middle School Chemistry Ellen McHenry: The Elements and Carbon Chemistry Rainbow Science, Year 1 CPO Middle School Physical Science Friendly Chemistry Bob Jones Physical Science ABeka Physical Creation (9th) PAC Integrated Physics & Chemistry by John Hudson Tiner
  9. I've been looking at single-column Bibles because they seem to have the widest margins.
  10. Oh, I've been looking, and that's what's got me so interested! :)
  11. I'm talking about illustrating verses and concepts right on the page of a wide margin Bible. I first heard about this on Time-Warp Wife's blog awhile back, and now I want to try it. I'm asking my family for a journaling Bible for Christmas. Can you recommend one?
  12. I think that's it, but I can only find it in French! :(
  13. Way back in the late 80s or early 90s, there was a television movie about Charlemagne. I can't remember the actual title or who was in it, but I think it might have been a mini-series (very popular back then) and I think it aired on either CBS, ABC, or NBC. I know that's not much to go on, but I'm hoping someone can remember it and help me find it on YouTube or maybe on DVD. ETA: http://www.amazon.com/Charlemagne-2-DVD-French-only/dp/B003TNW01C/ref=cm_cr_dp_asin_lnk This looks like it could be the one, but this one is in French. The one I saw was definitely in English.
  14. I taught in public and private schools prior to having children, and then for a opulent of years after my oldest was born. I HATED having to leave him with the babysitter every day while I went to work at a job I despised. I wanted to love teaching--and I would have IF I had been free to teach and wasn't swamped with paperwork and disciplinary issues. The school system in my area is notoriously awful, and I was not going to put my children through that. I had toyed with the idea of homeschooling even before my children were born, but I didn't seriously consider it until I taught in the local public school system and saw firsthand how bad it was.
  15. I am particularly interested in how you weight assignments for SOS Secondary Spanish, but also SOS Spanish I. What percentage of the grade do you think should be assigned for tests vs. daily work? Thanks for any input. :)
  16. Thanks! I think we're going to do: chapters 1-5 (intro/marriage & Sinbad stories) chapters 16-18 (Ali Baba stories & one more in which Shahrazad & the king discuss her trickery) chapters 23-26 (Ala al-Din/Aladdin stories) chapters 30-35 (conclusion)
  17. We took way too long on Beowulf--but the girls enjoyed it! The next book on our list is 1001 Arabian Nights by Geraldine McCaughrean. The girls don't comprehend well unless we take it slow and easy, so which chapters would you say we shouldn't miss, and which chapters are okay to skip? FWIW, I noticed that the Beautiful Feet Medieval Guide suggests reading only ch.1-8, 16-17, 23-26, and 30-35. Another reading guide (I can't remember which one right now) suggests reading only ch.1-5, 23-26, and 33-35. What do you think?
  18. We took way too long on Beowulf--but the girls enjoyed it! The next book on our list is 1001 Arabian Nights by Geraldine McCaughrean. The girls don't comprehend well unless we take it slow and easy, so which chapters would you say we shouldn't miss, and which chapters are okay to skip? FWIW, I noticed that the Beautiful Feet Medieval Guide suggests reading only ch.1-8, 16-17, 23-26, and 30-35. Another reading guide (I can't remember which one right now) suggests reading only ch.1-5, 23-26, and 33-35. What do you think?
  19. In positively LOVED the chocolate factory books (especially the first one) and The BFG. Roald Dahl's children's books are some of my favorites. I've also read some of his writings for adults/young adults, and those are definitely NOT for children. I'm thinking of the short story Skin, in particular.
  20. I have problems with the arch of one foot (posterior tibial tendinitis), and I need stability & motion control shoes. I MUST have good arch support and a shoe with a fairly hard, inflexible sole. This summer I have been successfully wearing these http://www.amazon.com/White-Mountain-Womens-Carly-Leather/dp/B000CD9WW2/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1438348138&sr=1-1&keywords=carly&refinements=p_89%3AWhite+Mountain, and I have them in several colors, but I can't wear them on the beach because they aren't suitable for getting wet. Crocs won't work because they are too squishy and bendy. Any other ideas?
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