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  1. I mostly do consignment/buyback at two local homeschool stores and donate the rest to goodwill. With FB groups I have better luck selling in specific curriculum groups than general ones.
  2. I would use it to refer to someone using programs like WAVA or an ALE/PPP. Legally in Washington they are public school students doing their school work at home and have different legal requirements than homeschoolers who are completely independent educationally. Most of the time it’s not hugely relevant, but sometimes it’s very important when dealing with things like testing, ancillary services, and part-time enrollments.
  3. Kinda. Having 45 college credits is one possible way to qualify, but you can also take a Parent Qualifying Course (no diploma or college required), elect to be overseen by a licensed teacher, or get approval by your district superintendent. Interesting note: there is no specification as to what kind of college classes you must use to qualify and you’re not required to disclose how you qualify unless you’re being overseen by a teacher.
  4. Given the new info from OPs replies, I’d definitely no especially if it’s going to be something that happens more than one year. Not only because of the difficulty with the child getting attached or dealing with being dropped into the classroom late in the year, but the superintendent sounds like he already has a bad view of homeschoolers and this would probably make it worse. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Have you looked into what your state requires as far as ancillary services? Some states have laws that require homeschoolers to be allowed to participate in things like music and sports without requiring them to enroll at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Are you sure it’s allergy related? DH gets occasional bouts of iritis and has to take steroid drops when it flares up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I love MP materials for Latin, Composition, and History/Geography, but I use the sequence set out by Kolbe for those subjects and leave the rest. You have to really love workbooks to mesh with MP’s whole curriculum and it would be way too much for my kid so we do a lot of what MP materials we do like orally. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. We only do afternoon activities if I can at all help it, my toddler is a morning napper and the day is shot if we don’t do school before lunch and/or she doesn’t nap. I agree with no parents/siblings, although having one day where they can come and see/share what the kids are learning would be pretty cool. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. It really depends on the state ad the district. In WA you bring your yearly test results or portfolio review from the last year you homeschooled when you enroll (and they mostly ignore it if the child is below high school age and just place them in whatever grade level their age-peers are in). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. WA is required to allow all homeschoolers access to ancillary services in the district they reside in. If they option into another district they only get to participate if there's room after in-district kids are served. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. We loved Rod and Staff preschool workbooks and Kumon for handwriting (manuscript and cursive). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. misty.warden


    DS hated OPGTR with a burning passion. Sounding out nonsense syllables just made him angry because it didn't mean anything so he didn't retain any of it. I looked next at AAR but it seemed really expensive and full of pieces to keep track of so we ended up using Rod and Staff. It starts out with sight words and then does phonics. They've also recently released a new edition that does phonics right from the beginning. It is VERY religious though in case that wouldn't work for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Same. Also I'd feel way less overwhelmed if I stuck to just a few resources I actually use rather than hoarding curriculum/encyclopedias/etc in my house. I've gotten to the point where I regularly see a book at a store and honestly can't remember if I want it because I already have it or because I don't. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Every time I look at Singapore it seems to me that the child has to be already able to read to use it or the parent would have to read the directions to them while doing the workbook. Since my DS was a late and resistant reader and the Singapore method was not one I was familiar with I wanted something I could teach more easily and not feel like I wasn't explaining it correctly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Absolutely. It can change the whole meaning of a sentence. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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