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  1. I'm a little confused. I'm putting together dd's official transcript to mail for her college applications. I was thinking that I would put the courses she's taking this year, with the credit, but no grade. However, I came across my old high school transcript that must have been sent with my applications (yes, it's intact and hasn't crumbled into dust, haha), and the senior year is completely blank. Now I'm not sure what to do. It seems odd to leave it blank, but I'm also not sure what the colleges are expecting to see. Help?
  2. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I think we'll go forward with government/econ, and just supplement when necessary with a quick reading of certain events. You aren't kidding about that! :-)
  3. Has anyone had a high schooler do government before a year-long American History course? My 10th grader hasn't taken American history yet, but his 12th grade sister is doing government/econ this year, and I'd hoped to teach them together. I thought about having him do both Am history and govt/econ this year, but he's seriously balking at that option (he's more STEM-oriented, and he's decided to do geometry and algebra 2 concurrently this year, plus he's taking Spanish 2 with Sr. Gamache--La Clase Divertida online--which is a lot of work). Is it critical to have the American history done fi
  4. My son is enrolled in Spanish I this year with Sr Gamache. We were out of town last week, and we can't find the recorded classes. I've emailed, but have yet to receive a response. Can anyone who is enrolled this year help a mom out? :confused1: Thanks! Holly
  5. Could the study skills for the logic stage class be taken by a high schooler who hasn't had exposure to those skills?
  6. We're gearing up to use WttW this year with 10th grade dd, with one hitch: she read To Kill a Mockingbird last year. Has anyone substituted something else in its place? We're doing ancients this year for history, and the plan is to read the Iliad and the Odyssey, but I'm not sure if either of those would be a good replacement. (We'll be listening to the Vandiver Great Courses lectures for those.) Thanks!
  7. How essential/helpful are the notes for these courses? I'm considering downloading some of them from Audible, and I'm assuming they won't come with the notes.
  8. Thanks to all; you've given me a lot to think about. We're taking this week off, so I'm hoping to formulate a plan. He's one of those who talks a big game, but when it comes to actually doing the work, he procrastinates and wastes a lot of time. I'm sure that's why he's not finished with the program already. He's always been a "do the bare minimum" kid, so this is interesting talk from him. We'll see.
  9. He has covered negative numbers, but I'm sure he could benefit from more review. I'll go back and see if he did the statistics and probability chapter in MM, and if not, we'll do that. I don't really have a plan yet for algebra 1. I had thought we'd do TT all the way through, but he really doesn't like it at this point. He's funny; he says he wants more challenge, but he gripes when he's challenged. :001_rolleyes: Thank you! That's very helpful.
  10. DS 7th grade has done TT Pre-Algebra this year up until last week, when he informed me that it is way too easy for him. It was good that he did it for the first semester, because I had two abdominal surgeries between Sept. and Dec., and I needed him to be really independent. Now that I'm back to (almost) normal, it's time to get him working at an appropriate level. He did Math Mammoth 6 last year, though he didn't finish it. I let him skip the last few chapters in order to start TT at the beginning of the school year. He used to moan and groan about how much he hated MM, but now he says he
  11. Two Urban Licks is great, but loud. Bone's for steak. Antico pizza for...pizza (hee hee).
  12. Wow, all great suggestions--thanks to all! We have had a bit of a change in plans. Dh is going to Boston in May, so we're tagging along for the weekend. We'll have most of Friday, all of Saturday and Sunday, then most of Monday before the kids and I fly back. So, I'm going to be studying and planning the things for just the Boston area. (I figured it made sense to take advantage of dh being up there). We're almost to the Revolutionary War in our history reading, so this will work out fine, even though I would have liked to have done the whole chronological trip. Life isn't perfect, eh?
  13. That's great! I added it to the list. Thanks!
  14. I'm toying with the idea of trying to pull off a tour of the East Coast, studying history by visiting historic sites (supplementing along the way, of course). I'm wondering if it's possible to visit sites following a roughly chronological order of events. I have no idea the time this would require--I'm thinking of setting the whole thing up, then figuring out the ideal time needed to experience it properly, then whittling down from there based on vacation time constraints. Here's what I have so far (btw, we are in the Atlanta metro area): St. Augustine, FL Williamsburg, VA Jamestown,
  15. Just a heads-up: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FEG3BM/ref=amb_link_375063442_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1DXM2MNSQ6KC6XHY894Z&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=1534279422&pf_rd_i=1000677541
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