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  1. If you were teaching a general music class to middle schoolers in a co op, is there a curriculum for that?
  2. I need some advice. We started dog sitting 2 years ago through Rover.com. The kids and I are home all day and love dogs so we thought we'd love it, and we do. We all play with the dogs, take them out, and clean up after them. When we started, we talked about how we would divide the money. We thought about using it for the fun things we do in the summer, having them save up for big things they might want, etc. We ended up just deciding to split it evenly between the kids and then DH and I. Well it turns out, that is a LOT of money for 12 year olds. I have one daughter who just sticks it
  3. Sorry for the really delayed response, but thank you for the replies, and the confidence boost. Yes, part of why I want to send them is because I always doubt that I'm doing a good enough job. But also, I think they'd all really enjoy going to high school. Parts of it anyway. I do also worry so much about other parts of it. And yes, I am open to doing different things with each kiddo. I'd keep one or two home if they wanted. It wouldn't be my top choice but I'd do it. 🙂 As always, you guys bring up great points and things I haven't considered! THANK YOU!
  4. My son (7th grade, just turned 13) is flying pretty easily through Video Text Algebra. He recently saw his public school friend's pre-algebra work. He worked through some of the problems "for fun" and had some trouble, but understood quickly once we explained just a couple of things. He always understands things quickly. But now he's kind of worried that he didn't already know how to do pre-algebra problems when he's a good ways through VT. Do you think they just cover things in a slightly different order?
  5. My kids are in 7th grade this year. I'm 99% sure that I will send them to public high school. I'd be ok homeschooling them again next year for 8th grade but I would also be fine sending them for 8th grade. I have one out of three that actually wants to go to 8th grade, one who does not, and one who is wishy washy. On one hand I think it could be good "practice" before entering high school. On the other hand, middle school is a tough age and it might be hard to go into 8th grade as a new kid.
  6. My kids turn 13 this month. Triplets - 2 girls, 1 boy. My son is "gifted" and goes to the SAGE program once a week through our public school district. He says he hates it but can't tell me why. There is a Facebook group with lots of articles and info on the emotional needs of gifted kids, and some of them resonate so that's why I'm mentioning his giftedness. I also feel like it could totally just be being a 13 year old kid. He's SO grumpy. He doesn't tolerate any silliness from his sisters and gets so mad at them. Maybe he just feels like the odd one out? The only boy, the "smart" o
  7. My kids turn 13 this month. Triplets - 2 girls, 1 boy. My son is "gifted" and goes to the SAGE program once a week through our public school district. He says he hates it but can't tell me why. There is a Facebook group with lots of articles and info on the emotional needs of gifted kids, and some of them resonate so that's why I'm mentioning his giftedness. I also feel like it could totally just be being a 13 year old kid. He's SO grumpy. He doesn't tolerate any silliness from his sisters and gets so mad at them. Maybe he just feels like the odd one out? The only boy, the "smart" o
  8. I enjoy grammar and teaching it but the kids are going crazy with it. We use Grammar for the Well Trained Mind. We decided last year to take 2 years to go through it. I can't imagine doing that whole book in one year. We also skip the diagramming. (gasp... I know). I'm finding myself just really glossing over certain lessons. Then other lessons seem way more relevant and valuable. Like things like commas, correct verb usage, etc. And some things I am wondering how much I need to be concerned about if they don't retain it. Like if you can word something right but not know what it's c
  9. We're on lesson 76 of Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind. I thought we understood but the exercises are confusing us. Are we right that: Non-restrictive clauses can be removed from the sentence without changing the meaning of the sentence or making it sound weird. You use commas in a sentence like this. Restrictive clauses can't be removed from the sentence because it does change the meaning or sounds weird. You do not use commas. ?? In exercise 76C one of the sentences is: For although Fionn loved Goll, he did not like him. My kids and I feel like if you j
  10. Just curious where you find information like this. Thanks!
  11. We're doing Saxon for the first time this year. 8/7 with my 12 year old girls. I think I remember reading that a lot of people do just the odds or evens but I see that you're actually "supposed" to do them all. So for now we are doing them all. Do you have your kids correct all of the problems they get wrong? Maybe just if they get lower than a certain grade? How do you do things?
  12. Just curious what a day looks like doing this curriculum.
  13. This is for sale for $50: Video Text A complete Algebra course with 176 video lessons course notes 590 work text pagesSolutions manualsProgress Tests And Instructors guide Is that everything you need for the whole course?
  14. Do people generally consider Saxon Algebra 1 a good curriculum?
  15. I didn't know there was a volume 2! Sweet!
  16. We did a few years of Latin and what I loved most about it was how it strengthened their vocabulary. We didn't necessarily want to keep learning formal Latin though so we just switched to Vocabulary from Classical Roots book 6. It was just "meh." Are the A, B, C... books in that series any better? The year before that we did English From the Roots Up and I really liked that one. Any recommendations? We'll be doing 7th grade and I'd just like to keep developing our study of words/roots.
  17. I'm glad you said that! It absolutely applies to me!
  18. Thank you! I feel like we definitely have PE covered with all the sports they do. They are all also involved in music in at least one way. I might look into other ways to pursue things like sewing, cooking, etc... Thanks for the lit ideas!
  19. I'd love to hear if you all think this is good enough: Math: Saxon 8/7 Spelling: finish the last half of All About Spelling 7 Grammar: last half of Grammar For the Well Trained Mind Writing: Writing and Rhetoric books 7 and 8 History: Veritas Press Self Paced History 1815 to Present Spanish: Last half of Getting Started with Spanish Science: Finish Science in the Ancient World... then what? So those are the for sure things. Then I'm thinking about: Reading Detective Fallacy Detective, then Thinking Toolbox God's Crime Scene for Kids or an
  20. As always, you all are a wealth of information and support! So this lady takes our insurance and is one recommended by our ped. We have an appt booked. Her description online is: I've treated clients of all different ages and backgrounds ranging from 6 to older adults. My areas of expertise include Anxiety, Depression, Teen Issues, ADHD, Grief and Loss, Marriage or relationship issues and Family concerns. More commonly my focus in treatment involves that of Cognitive Behavioral, Psycho-Educational, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. I practice with a strong emphasis on client center
  21. My 12 year old's pediatrician suggested therapy for anxiety and really severe mood swings. She gets so upset that she scratches herself sometimes and just has really inappropriate outbursts. My question is though, I guess I don't really understand what therapy is supposed to do. My daughter does not WANT to go. She hates the idea of talking to someone about things that ultimately embarrass her. So it's not like this is going to be a safe place where she can just vent or whatever. I guess maybe it could be if the therapist really connected with her.... When you go to therapy for a sp
  22. Yes, and I will be thrilled if this lowers her stress level! I'm totally fine with that. OMG and that picture was the room looking CLEAN. When we went in, it was 10 times messier. And that's her living room - like right when you walk in! LOL I appreciate the advice and thoughts from everyone! I love the experts here!
  23. I'm going to try to include the attachment she just sent me explaining why she says Saxon is inferior. She did say she'd help me find a good curriculum for DD. So, she was really nice. DD loved her. I was surprised that there was another kid there at the same time and honestly she didn't pay that much attention to him. He was older and sort of seemed like he knew what he was doing, but still. So her attention was divided between him and DD and whatever she was doing on her laptop. She was trying to get a feel for what DD knew. She was glad she knew her times tables. They went through
  24. I'll try to answer some of everyone's questions after we meet her for the first time on Tuesday. We're planning on once a week for now. We'll see!
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