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  1. Thank you so much for the info! I will check out those 2 organizations. Still in the maybe mode, but if the offer comes I want to have my answers already!
  2. So from CA (easy peasy to register as a private school), how much of a hassle is homeschooling in MA? Specifically the Revere,MA school district. From what I read, it seems some school districts are more difficult that others? I see I need notification to the school district & educational plan including a way to evaluate. How picky are they? Anyone use statement of progress instead of testing? Any help appreciated!
  3. Arthur on PBS might have some episodes that would work. https://arthur.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_morals
  4. Thanks @Where's Toto? Yeah, I am used to some lugging of stuff for weekly 4h project meetings. My main thing would be organizing it all at home when not in use. I will research more into what middle school classes might work. And maybe workshops that the charters would cover.
  5. Thanks both of you for all that info! The case here in CA with the charters is kind of unique in that I would have a curriculum laid out as the classes have to be a-g certified since these are basically public school and they want those classes certified. All the high school courses have to be a-g in the charters so even if I taught math, I would have to pick from the pre-approved curriculum to use basically. I mean I could come up with my own plan and submit it to get a-g approval, but why reinvent the wheel. Like chem I would probably use Holt Modern Chem and the resources that go with
  6. So It's been a while. I broke my right foot (the metatarsal) 2 months ago. It is still not healing. I may need surgery on it later this year. I really miss driving!! I was elected chair of the STEM Committee of our county 4-H. My oldest is a county Ambassador for 4-H. I am now a club leader for our local 4-H club. And the younger kids still love it. If you remember my previous posts , well things haven't changed much. My oldest is in therapy for depression,it's a lot. But I am still trying to work on a plan. And right now, I have an opportunity to maybe teach classes for homeschool
  7. I had a relative who did this almost 10 years in a row. I would wonder if they would qualify you? With a baby on the way? You might be gone (hospital, busy with newborn). Hosting actually made my relative really busy. There were events to take them to for the exchange students in addition to the regular high school activities. None of her students got driver's licence and public transport was not an option where we lived. Were you hoping the exchange student would help you around the house or with the kids? I found most of her students would clean up after themselves, but were too
  8. I have 2 5th graders, 1 7th grader and my 15yo son. I will also be adding my friend's 14 yo freshman and 7th grader. I had planned to use HOLT Modern Chem (2015) with the online component (from Rainbow Resource) and some labs for my 15yo before we discussed doing this coop style. Does MrQ Advanced Chem seem appropriate for High School level? I was going to use that for the 7th graders? and the Elementary Chem for my 5th graders? I know on the High School Board Mr Q Adv Chem is mentioned as High School level, but has anyone used it??? If not Mr Q Chem, any other suggestions? Or u
  9. My twins will be in 4th/5th grade next year. Long story, but basically they are old enough for 5th grade if in public school, but I delayed Kg due to speaking skills, etc. And now they are catching up. So, with that being said: Math : Beast Academy online with the books (hope to finish level 4) English: AAS, FLL3, WWE3, Just Write book 2, reading challenge with my lit list History: SOTW finish through book 2 (book 3 in 6th, book 4 in 7th, amer hist 8th) Minecraft Journals like these Cursive workbook Critical Thinking Company Vocab and Logic puzzles Meet
  10. I haven't been on in a while, but I check in occasionally, but I had to sign in to respond to this..... <><><><> How could you help? Invite them over/on outings. But understand if they have tight time restrictions (have to be home by x:00) or can't talk or text in the evenings, or don't have access to large amounts of $$ for activities or just listen without judging. <Hugs> to everyone else in this boat.
  11. Hi All, long time no "see" , been busy with 4-H and school, but I thought the hive would have good ideas for our county fundraiser. What would you like to see in a silent auction? DS15 is going to start asking local businesses for donations for auction items. So far ideas are: pizza places, grocery stores, oil change places, car wash, bakeries, spa, maybe pet stores??? I am guessing a lot of places will donate gift certificates. Any other suggestions?? Only no-no items would be lottery or gambling or alcohol related items. Thanks!!
  12. The only things i had to pull out were my ziploc of liquids and any electronics : tablet, laptop. Be sure to double check the size allowed, it seems to be shrinking.
  13. Yeah thank you! I archived it!! I had to turn on my laptop... but the kids were busy so no one was online and saw it....
  14. Ahhhh!!! Ok, so what to do.... ummm.... ok, i mean this isn't just stunt undies, this a whole stunt outfit 😋
  15. Thanks to DH traveling and shopping for a present for me online and that stunt panties thread.... I...umm... I now need to clear my history.... i know someone here posted how once.... please quick... i am on my phone so can't search as well. If it matters i am in the amazon app... Now going to hide over here in the corner...😋 All hidden now! No children scared for life! And bonus I'll let you know how amazon's stunt items are in a couple weeks
  16. I've done that in furniture especially or buying something for a kid who is between sizes. But I'll throw in my 2 cents as my parents owned a "mom and pop" shop literally and the shop was very well known in the community for being helpful and the only one of it's kind. We had people from big retailers sending us customers on the side when they went there and the retailer didn't have what they needed. But the items we sold could easily be damaged if not installed/handled properly. We had a large sign that spelled out return policies. Defective items we would repair/replace. But if they jus
  17. I have a separate email I use for signing up for store mailing lists, etc. I still check it regularly, so I would use that one. Bonus, it does not reveal my name, etc. And my 1st name is so common, they would never find me LOL! I would be concerned with harassment here. My friend was harassed by a person who hit her (yes there were witnesses, and police sided with my friend, but didn't stop the harassment, till lawyer stepped in).
  18. Maybe they should make this required reading in health class...........
  19. I'll be honest, with myself and a couple other people I know, i get frustrated because I wonder if there is some underlying "big" cause for other diagnoses. Like myself. I know I have hypercholestemia (since my 20s), insulin resistance (since I was 5, diagnosed in a hospital), PCOS, anxiety, etc and a slew of other issues. But anytime I ask about diving deeper into why or if something else is going on... I get the "lose weight" answer,that is all. Look, I was skinny at 5yo (have pictures to prove it), so weight had nothing to do with my low blood sugars and high insulin levels...those are
  20. I would love to have dough frozen that I could pull out and have ready to use. But I have never done it before successfully. I tried one pizza dough recipe, but I must have done something wrong, because it never fluffed up (it was not a thin crust recipe) and was super chewy (and not in a good way) and flat. We love this recipe for Turkish Pide and I have made it fresh and it works well. So at what point in there would you freeze it? After kneading and cutting into portions? Before? If you have a dough recipe that freezes well, please share. I would love a good basic dough.
  21. Thanks all! And now I am having flashbacks!!! Man I loved stirrup pants... and what were we thinking with those jelly shoes... I hated them, but I wore them. So uncomfortable!
  22. Thanks, i will look into it. Thing is, i am the oldest generation at 40. Sad, huh? My parents both died young and were onlies. It is my dad's mom side that the questions/stories are on. She passed before i was born. Is 23andme as accurate as ancestory for ethnicity? Anyone have experience with that?
  23. The Hive is awesome.... now I don't have to stay up all night getting lost in google-land.....
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