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  1. Since LA has been taken care of by the above posters, I'll add my experience on some of your other options. Latin: If you really want to have a Latin, I would suggest Song School Latin. We did that from a young age. However, like Lori D mentioned above, I've found that at 5th and 8th grade, my boys are DONE with it (and have been for a few years). I wish I'd waited until later to start. Logic: I'd like to suggest hands on games for Logic/Critical Thinking. Mindware, Thinkfun and Smartgames.eu have some great ones. (See timberdoodle.com for tons of options).
  2. Both of my boys are like that, as they get older, it gets better. When you mentioned the screaming at the "scary" parts--I could relate! 🙂 Anyway, for nonfiction, I would recommend the Holling C Holling books, Realistic Fiction: Frindle and a few others by that author, HOmer Price and others by that author, That's about all I can recommend. I have a fantasy lover and a mystery lover, so most of my recommendations would be things I've found that work for them.
  3. How much time is appropriate for an 8th grader to spend on math? I know there are threads on here, some even recently, that have this suggested information, but I just don't seem to be searching for the right words to find them. We're trying out using a timer/time frame for math instead of completing an entire lesson and starting with 30 minutes, but I want to know what to shoot for. Thanks!
  4. My 7th grader is reading 10 chapters a week, and then on Friday, spending 5 minutes telling mom what they read about that week or explaining some of the pictures.
  5. Hi! This is my first foray into the High School Board as I"m researching for next year when my oldest starts 9th grade. I'm looking for 9th grade level Ancient History course for him. I've found Beautiful Feet which is literature based, the SWB History of the Ancient World, though not sure how to use that one, or Dave Raymond's Antiquity (which has way too much writing for this child). Are there any others you know of that I could look into? I'd like something with minimal writing, as that's a huge struggle for him. Secular or Christian-doesn't matter, but I don't want it based on th
  6. We have enjoyed Winston Grammar in a little writing way. I wrote the sentences on the whiteboard, he marked it with the cards, then the marks. It's a very hands on approach which my boys loved. It doesn't teach much in the way of punctuation, though. Other than that, everything we've tried was only ok for us, not recommendable.
  7. I'm looking into Mr. D Math, and old posts have been SO very helpful. However, I have one question that I can't seem to find an answer to: What is the difference between the Curriculum + Online CLasses and Curriculum only? I think I figured out that both use the same videos, so what content does the online class include that just watching the videos doesn't?
  8. This has helped me get ideas to look into, in the past: http://homeschool-curriculum-reviews.com/math-curriculum-selector/
  9. I watch this youtuber, and she has reviewed it :
  10. Last year we did an artist for 2 weeks, this year, I'm using this to do a classical music piece a week (or so, we'll see how it works out). https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/famous-classical-music-tunes/ I plan to watch/listen to what is posted on this list, then do a youtube search for a different version another day--we thrive on funny and unusual, so will be looking for that sort of thing. Not sure how we'll deal with the longer ones, but there are not too many.
  11. I've tried: TinkerCrates: Great for the process of doing it-keeps them busy, but afterwards, it mostly just sits around. Raddish: Ok, a little expensive, but great recipes, and mostly great tools. Universal Yums: Great! We loved the different foods, but we ended up learning that we enjoyed European snacks, but Asian ones not so much. I think with any box, you either have to pause periodically, like some previous posters mentioned, or just plan to do it for a year or less before they get boring. I really want to try out Craftsman Crates for my tweens, but maybe in the future
  12. For space saving, I really like the idea of a Daily Calendar Notebook. There are so many free options, I'll let you google it and decide what all you want to include.
  13. Couple thoughts: 1. RE: scared of algebra: Maybe watch https://mathantics.com/lesson/what-is-algebra to show her what algebra really is 2. Maybe hands on equations-a hands on approach to learning the basics of algebra in a fun problem solving sort of way. I've never used Jousting Armadillos, but have read through it a time or two considering it for my own. It does have a lot of reading and has the puzzle solving aspect of algebra, I think. So, maybe.
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