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Anne Elliot

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  1. I kept my name and don't regret it. I like my last name. My kids have DH's last name and it hasn't caused any confusion.
  2. My 12 year old got her booster as recommended by her immunologist. She had a sore arm, was feverish overnight and was tired and achy the next day. She was back to normal 48 hours after the shot.
  3. Currently looking into birth control for my special needs 12 year old. And the possibility of having Plan B at home. And rethinking the sterilization argument from a past thread. We could and would travel to get her the care she needed but I'd prefer not being sued when we got home.
  4. The whistleblower website is being spammed into uselessness.
  5. @ktgrok Not to be stalkery or anything, but please consider doing an overview of Bookshark F on your YouTube channel. The new science looks really good and I haven’t seen any videos on this history level.
  6. We're using Mosdos this year. I didn't get the Teacher's Manuals but we are using the workbooks. I like the look of it so far. We just started yesterday so I don't have too much to report yet 🙂
  7. I listened to the audio of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I was surprised how the story and description of Mr Hyde differed from what I'd always envisioned in my head. My 8 year old listened to parts of it with me and we had good some good conversations about how people are not all good or all evil. I'm looking for something a little lighter and less angsty before diving into Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Any suggestions? I started reading the Wheel of Time a million years ago, then stopped when Robert Jordan died. This series is why I don't start book series that aren't complete!
  8. Can I jump in here? Last week I finished a reread of Dune by Frank Herbert. It still holds up, even though I've watched the movie a bazillion times. Excited for the new movie coming out soon! I put the next book in the series on hold at the library. I also listened to the audiobook for The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. I really enjoyed it. HG Wells is funny! Who knew? I'm trying to catch up on classic books I missed when I was younger. Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë is up next.
  9. I’m trying to stay in lurkdom, but I couldn’t resist! This beautiful girl was bred then dumped at a kill shelter. She’s super naughty but sooo sweet.
  10. So I think I would focus on keeping the bathrooms and kitchen (and coffee table, good job!) decluttered first. When I first started working on this, I put big cardboard boxes in the bedrooms so people's stuff could be returned there without my having to come up with a permanent solution. It also helped others to see just how much stuff they actually had. I also regularly scheduled a pick up for donations. Sure, I may have been up the night before bagging things to donate. But I got rid of stuff. Slowly but surely.
  11. The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery. Very sweet romance.
  12. We painted our interior white. We used Alabaster by Sherwin Williams and I ❤️ it. The house feels so bright and clean.
  13. My 12 year old (who looks 8 ) got her shot on Thursday. She was a bit achy and not feeling great on Friday but is fine today.
  14. I think Oak Meadow would work too. It has everything you mentioned: projects, checklists, suggestions for additional books to read and additional topics to study. Plus it's written to the student in middle school so your daughter can do it fairly independently.
  15. One special needs 12 year old who is more like a 10 year old. And one 8 year old. Always homeschooled.
  16. My 12 year old DD was recently tested to have an IQ of 68, with a wide spread of results. She's actually doing fine? I mean, we go slow, I hand hold more than I guess is standard but she's a 6th grader who is doing MUS Epsilon without too much drama. We used All About Reading and are continuing with All About Spelling. But I'm pretty sure she learned her letter sounds from the Leapfrog DVD. We just keep things as concrete as possible for as long as possible. DD went to a Waldorf preschool so she did a lot of painting, modeling and eventually knitting. She cooks and bakes a ton so that helps with a lot of fine motor, executive function and problem solving. Our biggest issue is comprehension of abstract concepts. History is...difficult. So we go over and over those things. A little more sticks every year.
  17. The poster's objection was to the James Herriot book recommended in Blossom and Root. Everyone was telling her that the book isn't religious even though the title of his books are from hymns. Blossom and Root science is very secular.
  18. I don't know about Mr Q but someone found religious content in the lower Math U See levels. The levels from Delta on up are supposed to be fine.
  19. SEA is the only place I know of that I can send homeschool newbies for curriculum recommendations that are guaranteed to be secular. I honestly believe a group has to be that strict to avoid the constant recommendations for things like Easy Peasy or the Good and the Beautiful. "Just ignore the religious parts". No. That's not how it works.
  20. Blossom & Root's River of Voices. It has different pathways you can use depending on your student and your goals.
  21. My daughter was put on the waiting list for the Medicaid waiver program for medically dependent children when she was three months old. We're still waiting. She's almost 9. We're in Texas.
  22. It's not exactly a vaccine. It's an injection of antibodies that's given once a month during flu/cold season. It's also crazy expensive. $2500 per shot (at least it was 8 years ago)
  23. We just did this! Definitely not unhealthy for them and it was a lot of fun. The caterpillars get much bigger than the painted ladies and the chrysalides are gorgeous. If you think you can get enough leaves, I'd definitely keep it inside.
  24. Classical House of Learning? https://classicalhouseoflearning.wordpress.com
  25. I've copied this and put it in my teacher binder. Such good advice!
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