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About skirch

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  1. My 15 year old is in her 3rd year of German with WTMA and loves it. She has learned so much!
  2. Same. Mr. Hummell is great - my daughter has him this year for Creative Writing and a few years ago for Expository 1 and he's one of her favorites, but she really like Ms. Henry too and is having a great year.

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    Looking to buy Teaching Textbooks Geometry 2.0. Let me know if you have a set you're ready to part with. Thanks!


  4. Never mind. Wouldn't you know, as soon as I posted, she gets in.
  5. Is anyone else not able to get into classes this morning? DO gets an error message when she tries to get in for her class this morning.
  6. Thank you, that's basically what I started doing, then thought I'd ask here. That would be great if you find the link to the Zinn guide - thanks!
  7. I'm just curious, has anyone used the Hakim History of US books (not the concise edition) along with Zinn's A Young People's History of the Untied States? I'm planning to use these books for American History next year, and wanted to know before I sit down to do it, if someone has already matched up the Zinn chapters with the Hakim books. I'd love to see what you have if you've done it.
  8. I vote for Brambles Academy. Although we rarely use it, ours is Avalon Academy. Avalon is the street I grew up on. I would have used our street now, but it's just a boring old number. My favorite is my friend's. "Last name" School for Wayward Boys.
  9. I think I want to do Mississippi history over the summer with my rising 7th grader. Before I start researching resources, are there any state history programs already out there? Or do most people pull it together themselves? Any suggestions or tips?
  10. I have felt that way about all the previous years, but have found the pre algebra explanations much more thorough. I do find I have to remind myself to go back and read the teaching tips in the teacher's manual. There's lots of good information in there that usually clears up any questions I might have.
  11. My dd is finishing it up now, and has used Horizons from 1st grade as well. We did hit a wall about 1/4 way through. I can't remember what it was now, but we stopped and she did Derek Owens pre algebra before returning to finish Horizons. It's been a good fit for her. I was happy with the teacher's manual, it's much better than the ones for the lower grades, which is great for a non-mathy mom like me. I feel it's pretty challenging, and looking at Foersters, which we plan to use for algebra, is laying a nice foundation and she'll be well prepared for the transition. I know you wanted to hea
  12. Thank you for this - I don't know why I didn't think to just go over the chapter on our own or use khan. I went straight to, "Oh no, it's not there! What will we do!" D'oh!
  13. I ordered the Algebra 1 Home Study Companion from Math Without Borders. My version of the textbook has the chapter on BASIC programming which MWB left off. I'm fine with that. They have replaced it with a chapter I don't have - Linear Functions, Scattered Data and Probability. Is skipping that chapter going to be a problem, or should I look for a copy that has it? I hate to have to get a whole new book for a short four lesson chapter. Thoughts?
  14. Not direct, but we share some grandparents. Her great grandparents are my 3x great grandparents. She is my 2nd cousin twice removed. On my maternal grandfather's side. http://www.biography.com/people/bonnie-parker-9542045 Yes, my maternal grandmother's line goes back to Charlemagne as well.
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