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  1. Here we go. I really like these videos to cover topics often glossed over in other curricula. A mini unit could be crafted around this video series. Functions video Functions&sequence=15&bookname=Algebra&prefix=AL&currentbook=4
  2. Another topic that goes well with mastering the graphing calculator is really really really understand what a function is. I am still looking for a cartoon video series that is great. In the meantime: Your son will like this video. Mother Function graphing.
  3. These ti-84 stats videos are really good and supplement the Triola videos I posted above.
  4. This college professor uses a Triola statistics book. You can follow along with a used older edition purchased for dirt cheap.
  5. google "satire curriculum" Google "political cartoons curriculum" AP literature teachers tend to post a lot of lessons online. You can find bits on satire on their sites
  6. The Jacobs book mentioned above includes some introductory statistics. Udemy often has sales and they have some great statistics courses. You could put together a mini unit on statistics. Does he have a graphing calculator? He could master learning how to use a graphing calculator. I especially recommend learning how to use a graphing calculator for basic statistics. My precalculus courses liked to throw out random statistics word problems that needed to be solved with a graphing calculator, and I did not even know what topics to google to teach myself what I had missed.
  7. One of my libraries gives me 10 movies to stream through Kanopy, which isn't much, but I am also allowed to view UNLIMITED Great Course videos, and nowhere is this mentioned until AFTER I signed up and borrowed my first movie.
  8. Google "sarcasm literature"
  9. Original Homeschool Box: Bible, math book, library card. Yes, this can and was done on less than $100.00 per student per year. This schedule is based on expected time spent on-task for correspondence school students enrolled in a general course of study. This is not AP (or AP prep) and this is not time present at a brick and mortar. This is equivalent to completing a box designed for normal children as a replacement for public school. Each half-term lasts 6 weeks for a 36 week school year Term 1A: Genesis-Numbers, Psalms Book 1 (15 Hours reading) First Civilizations (5 Hours) Africa (2.5 hours) Biology (7.5 Hours) Composition and Grammar (10 hours) Literature (5 Hours) Art and Music (7.5 hours) Math (15 hours) Term 1B: Deut-2 Samuel, Psalms Book 2 (15 Hours reading) Ancient Greece (5 hours) Asia (2.5 hours) Anatomy and Physiology, Ecology (7.5 hours) Composition and Grammar (10 hours) Literature (5 Hours) Art and Music (7.5 hours) Math (15 hours) Term 2A: 1 Kings-Job, Psalms book 3 (15 Hours reading) Ancient Rome (5 Hours) North America (2.5 Hours) Astronomy, mathematical Geography (7.5 hours) Composition and Grammar (10 hours) Literature (5 Hours) Art and Music (7.5 hours) Math (15 hours) Term 2B: Ecclesiastes-Daniel, Psalms Book 4 (15 Hours reading) Medieval History (5 Hours) Europe (2.5 hours) Earth Sciences (7.5 hours) Composition and Grammar (10 hours) Literature (5 Hours) Art and Music (7.5 hours) Math (15 hours) Term 3A: Hosea-John, Psalms book 5 (15 Hours reading) Renaissance and Reformation (5 Hours) South America (2.5 hours) Chemistry (7.5 hours) Composition and Grammar (10 hours) Literature (5 Hours) Art and Music (7.5 hours) Math (15 hours) Term 3B: Acts-Revelations, Proverbs (15 Hours reading) The Modern World (5 Hours) The Pacific, Antarctica (2.5 hours) Physics (7.5 hours) Composition and Grammar (10 hours) Literature (5 Hours) Art and Music (7.5 hours) Math (15 hours)
  10. Hi there! I was reading an older thread and appreciated your answer. You mentioned Spalding Handwriting...Can you direct me where to find that to have a look? Thank you!

    1. Rosie_0801


      Hunter isn't on here much at the moment. Try Ellie.

    2. Petrichor


      spalding. org or search for "The Writing Road to Reading"

  11. Welcome to the forum!! We are all unique people/families. Don't be afraid to be unique. Don't look too hard at what other people are doing. Packing up and traveling seldom is more efficient than staying home and doing SOMETHING for the subject. Schools and other for-profit supports only stay in business if they create dependency. They do not strengthen you and teach you to do things for yourself. They focus on themselves not you. They are the center; you orbit. One tactic is to overcomplicate something and then sell the product that they can provide using their strengths and resources that are different than your strengths and weaknesses. Make sure you know what your priorities are. Humans are social creatures. We are designed to absorb the beliefs and customs of those we interact with. Spend some time deprogramming yourself, and get back to YOU and YOUR beliefs and take stock of YOUR resources and limits. Get the priorities done and accept that all the details don't get done for most families: homeschoolers, public school, private school.
  12. It is very easy to get distracted away from your priorities. Some people are lucky that there is plenty of time to accomplish their priorities and their priorities are listed in a popular book and they are fully equipped to run down the checklists without any problems. And then there are the rest of us. We can lose our focus and our confidence, and run around trying to do everything without the resources to do even some of it. And in the end not even remember or know what our priorities are anymore. What are your strengths? Your resources? Your beliefs? Get centered and grounded, and teach from where you ARE rather than where you have been told that you are "supposed" to be. Make your HOMEschool an extension of YOUR home.
  13. Burgess Animal Book and Burgess Flower Book are popular books with homeschoolers. Googling will bring up some nice things, like these free coloring pages.
  14. Some alternative ways to teach poetry Simply Charlotte Mason Enjoy the Poems Ambleside Online Poetry Ella Francis Lynch was a huge advocate of teaching Longfellow, and used memorization of Hiawatha to teach a child how to read.
  15. I do not think it is backward to enjoy any of the arts without analyzing them through the lens of AP/College curricula. There are many lenses that we can use to look at something. And sometimes we don't want to use any lens at all, but just want to let beautiful things wash over us, and feel what we feel, as play not work. Dragging AP/College techniques and skills down to younger and younger ages is ONE way of schooling. Not all of HOMEschooling needs to be "school" in its most rigid and literal definition. At least not for ALL families. Think about what YOU do with poetry. Teach YOUR children with YOUR strengths, and with acceptance and attachment to where they come from. You do not need to change your LIFE to do "school" "right". HOMEschooling is not a one sized fits all approach. Homeschooling is an extension of the home, and each home is unique. You COULD postpone your poetry study until you feel self-educated enough to do it entirely differently than you have been living your life. If that fils you with excitement, go for it! But if you feel disappointed and overwhelmed, find a list of famous poems and dive in and HAVE FUN. Life is short. All we have for certain is today. Seize the day, YOUR day, and do it YOUR way. And make sure you ENJOY it.
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