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  1. Thank you. I appreciate the response. The University has reached out as well and it appears they will be forming a support group to help. I passed the info above to my father as well, since he is in the same city as my son and will be looking out for him during this time. My son has had a few professors reach out as well, and that has been helpful. Thanks again.
  2. Hi everyone. I know this is a little off topic, but I really don't know where to turn. My son is away at his first year of college and he called me on Saturday because a classmate of his passed away suddenly. The classmate was a fellow engineering student and also played soccer with my son....they were friends. My son seems to be taking it as well as can be expected, but I can already sense some survivor's guilt. On my end I have been in constant contact with him and am trying to be supportive, but I am also a wreck. I don't know why it has hit me so hard and I am concerned for my son's well being. He went to grief counseling but said they were of little help and seemed unsure of what to say. Does any one where know where he can go to talk to some one? A hotline maybe?
  3. I am in Mexico right now and may be able to find some. They give them out for free. What grade levels do you need?
  4. Mexican Public school texts are available to view online and (I believe) down load as a PDF. I don't have the link on me, but know it has been shared on this bored in the past.
  5. Hi, how are you? I would also try audio books, both for yourself and your children. For you I would try to.listen to a book while also following the text. I deus that when I was trying to improve my Spanish. I also watched one novel a, beginning to end. Each time I would puck one from different countries (Colombia, Mexico, Peru) to help understand the accents. I did have some back ground, as my mother is Mexican, but my Spanish was limited. I am now fluent and can read and write Spanish as well. Good luck to you. Have fun.
  6. If your goals is just having conversational Spanish, I would have the tutor do focus teaching of words and practice using them in conversation, eventually having each of you start using what you learn out in public (ordering food in Spanish, grocery shopping in Spanish, etc). I highly suggest you watch TV in Spanish as well. If you can pick a series a d put Spanish subtitles on, it will be of the most benefit. Ypur ears need to become accustomed to hearing the language and various accents. If you put Spanish subtitles, it will help you to recognize the word being said and you will slowly pick up conjugation and reading. If you leave the subtitles in English, your brain will slowly correct and ignore the Spanish in the background. If you plan on learning Spanish at a more academic level (reading, writing, speaking, etc), add in a curriculum of your choice. It can only help to solidify things and give your tutor a road map. Good luck.
  7. Time Left: 12 days and 23 hours

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    $3 Pop Bottle Science: great condition $5 Janice Vancleave's Earth Science for Every Kid: great condition pending $5 Constellations for Every Kid: Great condition $5 Janice Vancleave's Biology for Every Kid: great condition. Pending All pages in tact. There appears to be no writing in any of these books, aside from a name on one cover. Buyer pays shipping. Buy all four and Media Mail shipping is on me (USA). WILLING TO SHIP TO APO OR INTERNATIONAL


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    Shipping to be paid buy buyer. These books, with your choice of Math would make a complete Kinder curriculum. The science books all include age level appropriate activities to learn each subject and were much loved by my boys. The phonics curriculum is tried and true, takes about 15 minutes a day, and is easy for new home school parent to follow. Bob Books: leveled phonics readers that help emerging readers fain confluence as they progress. $15 Bob Books Collection 1, includes complete book of reward stickers. Great condition aside from taped up box and wear on two books (see pictures) $16 Bob Books Collection 2, includes complete book of reward stickers. Excellent condition OPGTR: A scripted phonics program that 'holds the parents hand' through the process. Teach reading in 15 minutes or less a day. $5. Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading (picture in comments) Science Good condition,curling on cover/used $5. Green Thumbs: A Kid's Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Good condition/used $8 Everybody Has A Body: Science from Head to Toe Great condition/like new $7. Mudpies to Magnet: A Preschool Science Curriculum: book of science activities/projects by topic. Great condition/like newE MAKE AN OFFER....SEE MY ITHER LISTINGS. ****SELLING ABOUT 17 YEARS OF HOME SCHOOL MATERIAL


  9. Time Left: 12 days and 19 hours

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    $18 OBO includes media mail shipping in USA. Book is used but in excellent almost like new condition. There is slight shelf wear in the cover and NO writing on the pages. MAKE ME AN OFFER. SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS. I AM SLOWLY SELLING OFF 17 YEARS WORTH OF HOME SCHOOLING MATERIAL.


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    I will add Media Mail shipping to your total. If you buy everything, I will give you the last two work books will be free as well as cover shipping costs on my end. Books have no writing inside may show sign of shelf wear. So You Really Want To Learn Spanish 2: Text and Workbook (new): $30 Practice Makes Perfect books (New) $5 each Spanish Pronounced and Prepositions Complete Spanish Grammar Spanish Verbs Tenses Spanish Crossword Puzzles Spanish worksheets


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    Shipping to be paid buy buyer. Wheelock's Latin 6th Edition Revised Workbook for Wheelock's Latin Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scones English Grammar for Students of Latin 38 Latin Stories All books are used but in great condition with no apparent writing on the pages. Selling as a bundle for $21 plus shipping of your choice. APO and International addresses OK.


  12. Can I get some background? What are your goal, current level, etc. I would usually suggest that a tutor be used for speaking. I would also recommend you keep in mind that your children will likely pass you by fairly quickly. If you can, try to get a native speaker or someone who has spent time both studying the language and being immersed abroad, that is best. Don’t assume that a heritage speaker will always have a strong grasp on the language. I myself have lived off and on in Mexico for a total of 16 years spent in the country (not including childhood summers), and still conjugate my verbs incorrectly. I was able to help prepare my son for AP and IB Spanish as well as the tests, but it took some studying on my part as well.
  13. Time Left: 8 days and 22 hours

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    $7 Includes media mail within USA. Good used condition No writing but some wear on the cover. Pages are clean.


    San Ysidro, California - US

  14. There are often marriage retreats or counseling hosted by the local Catholic Parish. If she is open to that, they should ask at her DH's church. They are often geared towards couples getting married, but I remember there were sone for married couples and cohabiting, seeking to marry couples. They also had a mentor/counseling type program at out church, which introduced couples to an older married couple who would counsel younger couples. I am sure there are many other options available, as well. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Probably more than I would like to admit. I am usually very thrifty, but I can't do low quality shoes....maybe flip flops, but that is it. My kids usually just go for some Vans, so we go to the buy one get on 1/2 off sale at least twice a year. That means $75 for two pair of shoes. (We have four boys, though). In addition, three play competitive soccer, and I have learned not yo go with the cheap shoes sold in the soccer bundles when your child plays serious soccer. For my $15 year old that means about $70 for a pair of cleats that will last about five months, if he doesn't grow out of them. His indoor shoes can be found for about $50. I always buy during some type of BOGO sale (usually the same as Vans store). The younger's shoes run $39-70 for my 6y/o (entire season) and $50-70 for my 11y/o (entire season), so $100-130 for two cleats. Add to that the fact that I jog about 20-25 miles a week and need shoes about every 500 miles and hubby needs work boots, which run about $100-150. [emoji33] honestly, I don't even want to keep going. Yikes. (Hiking boots, wrestling shoes) Looking at it, it sounds so expensive, but after discussing I t with some of the other soccer moms, I realized I spend way less than most because I have learned the sale rotations and use coupons on top of sales when allowed. The above is likely why I rarely ever go out and buy myself a pair of cute shoes just because I liked them. My everday flip flops were $2 at Old Navy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  16. Oh boy, I was just reading the story you are likely referring to. I agree with the poster who said you can be trained to act impartial. With that said we are human and our experiences and background do in fact affect how we view and interpret things. Since ethnicity was mentioned...I am half white/half Mexican. I have had discussions about certain (recent) current events and, if I analyze honestly, this comes into play. I have had these discussions with my white friends and family, and there are things they just cant fathom or comprehend and I am unsure how to explain. The same happens in the conversations I have had with Mexican can and Mexican-American friends and family. Some things are just culturally engrained, and we don't always realize it. I do not think a judge should recuse themselves based on race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, etc. judges use their legal training and precedent to make decisions. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  17. Yes this is exactly what I was thinking. Sending eachother items that represent the country and culture and including a note/email explaining the significance of the items, background info about one or two holidays, language, food, or animals unique to that country. Each of us would create sonething a little different, obviously. For example, I have gathered some mexican flags, a traditional wooden toy, a traditional card game and some miniature replicas of traditional clay kitchen pottery. I think I could include a recipe or two and a candy. I would also email some info about the significance of certain flowers in our culture, traditional holidays, and one or two myths. Danielle
  18. Jean, That would be very nice. I'll PM you on Monday. DH works out f town during the week and is home over the week-end. Thanks. Danielle
  19. Hello everyone. I was wondering if any of our international boardies would be interested in doing a cultural exchange with me. Basically, I would put together a package of items representative of my country (Mexico, U.S or both), including things like flags, traditional toy, pictures of land marks, and other small items with a letter explaining their significance to the countries culture and you would do the same for me. I am interested in doing this over the next few months with people from various countries. I am especially interested in getting anybody living in any Country on the continents of Asia and Africa. Please let me know if you would be open to this. Thanks.
  20. Ds was very worried because the audio devcices malfunctioned during the test and they ran in to various issues. He got a 5 (AP Spanish). He thought he would be able to get a 4, so it was better than he expected.
  21. I have begun taking stock of all my books in an effort to decide what I should sell and it really hurts me to take the next step.

    1. RootAnn


      As I clean off my bookshelves, I'm making a 'get rid of' pile. Be ruthless!

    2. Ohdanigirl


      You obviously have more backbone than me.

    3. RootAnn


      Or more kids? Or less shelf space? Or less space in the house, period?

  22. I posted about this months ago. Not working for me despite it working in the past.
  23. I couldn't vote because I couldn't choose just one. In the primary years, I always incorporated Geography into our History studies. We used SOTW with the AG and also had wall maps in out home. We would do the blackline map activities and also look over the modern wall map. We also pkayed a fame where we would shout out the name of a country and whoevers turn it was had to find it on the map. The kid ds got very good at finding and remebering sone pretty much obscure countries. If anyone got some stuck, we would give hints like in Africa or bordering the Atlantic. ocean, etc. We never did a year and of geography only. HTH
  24. Seeing your update, I don't believe my answer will be of much help. I have used Singapore Primary all of my children. In addition to this, I have all my of the original Challenging Word problem books, when ch we used on Fridays. I don't sed RSA1 for kinder ith my third, and currently with my youngest. I felt the two complimented each other well, but RS said is time intensive. Life of Fred Fractions, and Decimals books are used for summer reviews after 4th and 5th. The kids live these books, but I would not consider them to be stand alone. As far as hig's and what not, I read things the day before work was to be done. If necessary, I presented the topics to my dc. One ds was able to practically teach her mself, but the other needed the one on one. In hind sight, I'd say that this time last s not wasted. It is very important that student grasp the method, otherwise they can hit a wall in year 4, and possibly 5. HTH Please excuse spelling. My auto correct has been having some real fun with me lately.
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