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  1. The main things that jump out to me are that you are definately have a ton of language arts. I would nix all (except your SOnlight), and supplement with a drill type workbook. Editing workbooks are great. It will keep them fresh on the grammar they already know. (once you learn it you learn t... no new material) I have a 6th and 8th grader... hope that helps.

     

    My main goal in schooling is to keep a love of learning blossoming in them.

     

    I hope this is helpful.

  2. I have to totally agree with the original post. :iagree:

     

    Over and over I am hearing we have to "earn" respect. I have a couple comments:

     

    1) President Bush (and every other President from the past) did earn respect when he WON the election. & I know you all voted. ;)

     

    2) Do our parents have to earn our respect? What about our bosses? Are we free to disprespect them if they make a mistake or set a bad example? They answer to that is a resounding NO! We are to honor the authority set above us whether or not we agree.

  3. Honey for a Childs Heart (mentioned already twice but worth a 3rd) id a great resource.

     

    Other than that keep it simple. You can read aloud to her during lunch and/or breakfast. Then give her a book list, and have her read them independantly before X amount of time. Maybe 1 book per week. Whatever you think will keep her motiviated with out exasperating her.

     

    We made a book chart and when they hit 100 boks, they eared a reward. My ds wanted to go skating, but my dd wanted ice cream.

     

    just keep it FUN! :D

  4. I say... OUCH! Because that is so me.

     

    I have to realize a few things.

     

    1) There are tons of great programs out there, but it is better to stick with mine (unless it just isn't working then toss it) and use most of it, than try all and only sample each. :)

     

    2) I have to go back to WHY I am homeschooling. I wrote down my goals when I started so I can re-evaluate and ask "Does this fit with my goal" If it does, great keep it... if not toss it.

     

    3) It is totally fine to sample some things into my curriculum, but I need to keep the main thing the main thing.

     

    I hear ya girl. :D These little tips helped me. I have been homeschooling for 8 years now, and I have never used a curiculum as is. But I am getting much better at keeping it closer to the original.

  5. I have a file in excel that was based on the "Managers of Their Home"

     

    We each have a color assigned to us, and I scedule, morning routines, (based on fly lady) email time, :001_smile: dinner, pretty much anything that I need to get done. It can be overwhelming if you are not a schedule person, but I would be happy to send you an email attachment.

     

    Let me know.

     

    Sounds like it might be the one!

  6. Yes we can.... Absolutely! We are totally cabable of learning with our children... it is not about being a great teacher, but a great mother. You should check out the apolgia web site. Not only do I think we can educate our children in a superior way than most ps, I know we can. Check out his statisctics on the education of the children. He even has charts with data comparing home school student to private (which are typically better than even good school disctricts of ps)

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