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About Pongo

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  • Birthday 07/24/1969

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    Mom of 3 and Wife of 1 Ü
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    Central MA
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    Reading, reading and more reading
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    Registered Nurse

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  1. You stole 277 cookies!


    Rules of the game: if you find this (anyone except the cookie thief themselves) then post here to say "I caught the cookie thief! BUT... someone else took 278 cookies from the cookie jar!" That way we know this player has been caught and we'll look on another profile. Next, copy this entire post and paste it onto someone else's profile (player must have more than 100 posts and must have been active in the last month.) Lastly, change the numbers so each increase by one. It will be easier to track that way. Please post your findings in the thread entitled SOMEONE STOLE A COOKIE! Forum Game. Have Fun!

  2. Seriously, over $20 bucks. I'd forward him the email, block him and stop the transaction.:001_smile:
  3. What is working for you so far??? I am so pleased with some new additions. With a 7th, 5th and 3rd I was dreading longggggg days. We are getting done consistently around 1:00pm.:D My 5th grader is remarkably independent, except for new math concept days, I am mostly sitting by my 3rd grader and answering questions for my 7th grader. Gosh this is wonderful. I asked myself , "What is working". My answer; Vocabulary Cartoons- we do it orally and they remember every.single.one. It's so much fun! I wish I had dumped workbooks earlier! Writing Foundations- WONDERFUL!!! She is an
  4. We do, She handles EVERYTHING that the homeschoolders, need, do etc. She lets us know of curriculum changes, class changes. We get schedules for sports and clubs available. Currently, my 3 kids will be home schooled with my oldest 12 going into 7th taking 4 classes each once a week (Nutrition, Art, Graphic Design using CAD, Technology by building and programming robots). She will also be playing in the string orchestra, practicing daily.
  5. That's an awfully big decision for a 9 year old to make.:) I really wouldn't worry about it. If this is something that becomes your and your dhs decision then I would most likely get the coursework they are using for 6th and work my way backwards to where you are now, putting realistic goals in place.
  6. My oldest is using Writing Foundations this year.
  7. Look into Meaningful Composition, its the "style" of IEW broke into bite sized chunks, workbook format.
  8. My gf has the same kitchen...lol She has what looks like a Murphy bed , except its a huge table in the kitchen. Outside of school hours it's latched up with a pretty picture, which they affixed really well. The during school hours she unlatches it and it comes down to be a big table.
  9. I used TOG for 3 years. Loved it at times, and hated it at times...lol Although we had a roller coaster ride relationship, it's a wonderful solid program. The problem for us was, I am a tweaker(I said it:)). I found my self switching out some of the books to many times, for VP, SL Greenleaf press etc. I disliked the prep time, and trust me by the third year my prep time was down to about 35 minutes a week. That included reading the teachers notes, making sure the maps, questions were printed out, books were assigned and crafts were ready. So on a whim, I ordered Biblioplan (BP). It's simple,
  10. I think a master list would be great. Bill Nye the Science Guy Magic School Bus American Hero's Animated Hero Classics All the Jean Fritz titles are read aloud. Under Standing the Constitution America in the 20th Century The Boyhood of Martin Luther King Jr. Hero's of Today and Yesterday
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