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    Two weeks from everywhere. . .
  • Birthday 11/11/1980

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  1. No More Perfect

    Your favorite chapped hands lotion?

    Working Hands
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    HOW TO LOG IN IF THE FORUM FORGOT YOU

    I think I'm me now? But none of my content is available??
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    French in Action

    This is exactly what I needed to know. Thank you!
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    French in Action

    I'm using French in Action with my 9th grader this year. Should this be done in one year or two? Does anyone know of any scheduling plans for this available online somewhere? I'm having trouble scheduling out what to do each day. Also, would completion of this course result in 1 credit? Thanks!
  5. My upcoming high schooler wants to use The History of the Ancient World as the spine for history this coming school year. I really love how Pandia Press History Odyssey Ancients Level 3 does lesson plans and what to do each day, however they use different books as spines. (In fact, the actual main spine they use in that level is out of print so they are no longer selling it except in eBook form). Is there someone who sells something similar for THotAW book? I do know that Well-Trained Mind Press does sell their own plan for the book, but it isn't exactly what I'm looking for.
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    Childrens books you can't stand 😉

    Nope! I find it creepy. Maybe it's just the illustrations?? But, maybe not the illustrations because I love the artwork in The Little Island but dislike the story. It was fine until the kitten started flying and I couldn't get past the randomness. 🤷ðŸ¼â€â™€ï¸
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    Childrens books you can't stand 😉

    Anything Dr. Seuss Goodnight, Moon
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    Kitchen Towels

    We go through kitchen towels like crazy. They just don't hold up to our family. I've been buying Williams-Sonoma pantry towels but they aren't as absorbent as I'd like. I've tried cheap ones from Wal-Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, etc. Any suggestions? Also, my kids inadvertently stain them with peanut butter, Nutella, etc. So white is out. Unless there are decent, white kitchen towels that maybe could be bleached? I don't mind spending good money on these things. Suggestions, please!
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    Thinking about a trip to the Seattle area . . . Ideas?

    The Pacific Science Center has the terracotta warriors until Sept 4. Not exactly Seattle-area culture specific, but maybe something y'all might want to take advantage of. https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/terracotta-warriors/ (I just moved to the Puget Sound area, so am eagerly reading these answers!)
  10. They couldn't tell with our first. Went to an elective sonogram place and couldn't tell. They gave us a freebie since they couldn't tell us. Finally, after that second one (or really, the third total) we were told boy. Yay! Baby was born and was a. . . girl.
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    Paging Dr. Hive... (posting this from the children's hospital)

    Hoping everything is going well and your daughter is better. Hugs!
  12. Regarding the first bolded: I came here to this thread to thank you for sharing the article. I was able to learn more about what a CM education looks and feels like more than my, admittedly, not-so-organized research in CM. Re: the second bolded: this book looks like something I'd love to read. Do you feel that non-Catholics would get something out of it?
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    What curriculum are you loving and hating this year?

    Loves: Getting Started with Latin - I'm using it with the older three kids and the short and sweet lessons make for greater retention. Saxon Math - my oldest has been doing it for a few years. I switched my 11yo, 10yo, and 8yo to it this year from MUS and am so glad I did. I teach better when using Saxon and the kids are understanding it better than anything we have ever used. Writing and Rhetoric books - I'm still not sure this is as meaty as I'd like, but it is enjoyable and so that means both mom and kids are getting something out of it. I don't like how the books are split up into two parts per year, but that isn't enough to make me drop it. Zaner-Bloser handwriting - both manuscript and cursive books. Handwriting is a rather dry subject and feels like a chore to my kids, so the colorful books and short lessons make it much easier for them to manage while actually learning. Hates: None so far Not sure about: Well-Ordered Language- I don't know what it is, but I think the format of the book is what is throwing me off. I'm just so darned confused about how to teach it the way they intended because it really isn't clear to me in the first place. And the chants/songs?? Awful. Really awful. Monotone and slow. We just say the definitions aloud and leave the songs alone. Elemental Science - this is the second time I have used it. This year we are using Physics for the Logic Stage for my middle schoolers. Science is a sticky point for us. I'm Christian but do not choose Christian science books. The secular ones are too textbook like and way over my head. Elemental Science is meaty enough that the kids get something out of it and is secular in nature. I do appreciate the weekly plans included as they make my planning so much easier. Also, the ability to buy a kit of supplies. Still, it is rather bland and I'm not sure that the kids are retaining much. I don't want to blame it on the curriculum, though, because I may just need to rearrange things a bit.
  14. I'm finding this with my kids, as well. I wish I had learned this with, oh, I don't know, the FIRST child! :001_rolleyes:
  15. I love all of this, especially the bolded. Using conversation in all subjects to drive learning rather than just using it to teach or lecture is where I'm heading and your comment helped me see how that might work. Thanks, 8!
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