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Tina in WA

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  1. Hi! A while back someone posted about research cards (for science, history, art, etc.), where it was a 3x5 (or 4x6) and you had them to your child and they do what is listed on the cards. I can't remember who makes them. Anyone know? TIA ~Tina

  2. I looked at going with them, but wanted to make decisions by myself. I didn't want a larger person deciding what our group would do..... I really hate "big government" and didn't want to go through that again.... sounded good except for that, though! :)




    Oh believe me, we are very independent and like to do our own thing too. I completely understand.


    But then again, there is something nice about being linked together with other likeminded people and having support and to ask questions from those that have been there and done that, as well as helping when you can. They do have a few guidelines and offer lots of help in many ways. I don't view them as an organization in control of us, but rather a mentoring organization. For example, normally they (first class co-ops) run two sessions: 1-8 weeks and 1-10 weeks, but we run our co-op for 30 days/30 weeks. We are a more academic co-op with a touch of enrichment classes.


    But I understand what you're saying too. :-) Really I dislike control and wanted to get away from that from my previous experience too. I had several phone calls with them before deciding this was something we wanted to be a part of; and they were so patience, helpful and understanding.


    With that said though, there “may†be things in the works for future years that will be required... That may benefit others, and would deter others as well. I completely understand that. :-)



  3. yes, great thought. :-) And you are right answers from different resources could/would be different. But some things like life of a person should basically be the same no matter what resource you use. Or what verbs to use in a fill in the blank questions, etc. Just a short blurb about artists with dob, famous artwork, or definitions of words, etc. I think an answer key would be nice. :-)


    I am one of those parents (person actually) that LOVE answer keys! LOL I even wanted a answer key for a ladies bible study I attended for over the summer. LOL And they don't provide that type of thing for what we were using: it was left to interpretation! Oh it was soooooo hard! LOL :-)

  4. I would rather use the HOAC lapbooks that are available for some of the FIAR books. We have used Ping and Mike Mulligan and enjoyed those. :D


    I agree. I purchased one to see what it was like, and I was disappointed. I shared my thoughts on FAIR forum, and basically was told use them how they best work for you. But I like lapbooks with more meat. Just my opinon though. That is what makes the world go round, right. :-)

  5. Thanks everyone for the answers. I did see the samples and would have like to have seen the teacher guide as well.


    I really like the idea of the cards and am on the fence if I will use them or not. Not to "hot" on the idea that I will have research as well, but I am sure here are ways around that. Require them to list their resources and I could check it (hopefully quickly). I do know I enjoy learning right along with my kids. :-)

  6. Quick question:


    Do these come with a teacher book/Answer key with answers? or is it expect for the parent to do the research to know if the child is answering correctly?


    Thanks for your help,



  7. I made Quivers this Christmas (with DD help :-) ), and they turned out wonderfully! I used a glass pyrex pan and let them do the 2nd rise over night in the fridge. I had them spaced a little bit apart and covered them with plastic wrap. In the morning I took them out of the fridge and let them sit for abour 30 min (to get to room temp) and then put them in the oven for about 10 min.



  8. We did modify it some so that everyone is busy building something at the same time and then they take turns guessing what the others built. My 7 and 9yo were getting tired of waiting for something to be built.


    That is a neat idea. In fact I just got done playing a game with ds9. I can honestly say I am lego challenged! :lol:

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