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  1. thank you so much! And thanks to the OP for starting this thread. We used Jacob's with Dr Callahan in Algebra 1 - found it rigorous and good but a little too teacher (me) intensive for grading and reteaching things that weren't clear to my DD. Used CTC for Geometry and found out after a school year that it was lacking (compared to another program my other dd was taking at the time). And now are having a struggle finding a fit for Algebra 2. We're looking at Unlock now, comparing it to Dive videos. Thank you! 🙂
  2. Hi, Bumping this up as I'm wondering too 🙂 Looking at Algebra 2. Thanks!
  3. I thought if I replied here maybe I would feel more organized. Or less ?: Math - Singapore 6 Science - Apologia Anatomy Writing - IEW Ancient Themed, mom-made writer's workshop, journal writing Phonics - Explode the Code, maybe some AAS review? Grammar - Rod and Staff 5 Reading - lots of read alouds and..... TBD? I need to reread TWTM for this Spelling - Sequential spelling, probably History - ancient history, MOH 1 French or Latin - ?? DuoLingo? BBLL? Now I think I need to go find a 'how to schedule it' thread ?
  4. Thanks for that reassurance TCB! ? What I had read a few months back on this forum made me excited for her class - I'm glad to know your experience was good, I'll go back to looking forward to it ?and hope Mallorie2245 has gotten her grade!
  5. Yikes. this makes me nervous. I don't have an answer to your question but rather am hoping you have received the grade. It makes me nervous because we are signed up for this course this fall.... have you been happy otherwise?
  6. I'm also planning to use it without the course this year. I did watch the DVDs 3 years ago but am not sure I remember any of it (; and don't want to invest in either the time or money to get them this year. I also question using it and WWS (I've used both but at different times with my olders) but it may depend on the child. One of mine who loves to write may have enjoyed doing them at the same time (or alternating days/weeks) but another one of mine who would rather do calculus (she's only in Geometry) than write would have been stretched too much to do both at the same time. Hope that helps.
  7. Thank you so much hollyhock2! I appreciate it, that helps a lot. Since I'm ordering the quiz book and the answer key for that I will call that enough ( :
  8. Hi I'd like to ask the same thing - I'm trying to order a Health Curriculum for my 9th grader. I had thought we'd order the video streaming health class from Abeka, but I am now looking at the much cheaper text alone. Has anyone used either? And if we go the book route alone, is the teacher guide necessary? Thanks ?
  9. Thank you so much!! I just stumbled upon this thread and am so glad I did. My oldest is starting 8th and I'm realizing how much I have to learn, so this is great. Thank you! :hurray:
  10. Thank you calbear! that's helpful :001_smile:
  11. Thank you EKS for that good advice - I hadn't thought of starting and reevaluating as need be :thumbup: and Julie of KY thanks too, that makes me think it is reasonable.
  12. Looking for suggestions for my DD (6th) - math seems to come naturally to her. I'm wondering what to do for 6th grade - last year she did Singapore 6 and Saxon 7/6. For this coming year I'm considering jumping her right into Jacobs Algebra w Dr Callahan. Has anyone else done this without doing Saxon 8/7 or some other pre-algebra course first? Thanks!
  13. I'm planning to use TWTM, and TOG year 3 this year (with MOH supplementing where possible). Our focus will be the 1800s, Using with grades: 8th, 6th, 4th, 1st Is anyone aware of a spreadsheet that lines up the literature/history reads for these programs? Thanks! :001_smile:
  14. It's simple, but I just read aloud a chapter (more or less) a day from anywhere in the Bible .. we've enjoyed reading through Daniel, Nehemiah, Matthew, Acts.. sometimes I literally just open and read. However, if you are looking for a "how to study the Bible guide" I've personally liked Kay Arthur and Beth Moore and Warren Weirsbe. Kay Arthur (precept ministries) does have some studies for kids (I haven't used them). I'm not sure about Beth Moore, but I think some of hers would be good for a 12yo. you can download her video lessons too I think. The Weirsbe book I read was on John (called Be Alive) and I myself read it years and years ago but it was helpful as he writes a chapter for each chapter in the book of John. I'm just now remembering your original post; I can't state on old earth, etc views of these authors, but if you are interested in general Bible study they will get you into the Bible; the studies I've done really focus on the Bible, how to study it, and not too much commentary, some good questions and cross references mainly. Another simple idea - first thing in the morning they read wherever they'd like in the Bible and write a verse or two down that stuck out to them in their reading, they each have a small spiral notebook for this. Illustrating optional. The Good News Bible is a translation we like for this. It's interesting to see where they go - one of my kids has spent the year in Proverbs. Ideally we'd discuss this every day, but I think we've done that once. :closedeyes: I didn't want to make Bible reading a "chore" and I think writing one verse has been simple and they are gaining independence in reading the Bible on their own. Hope that helps. :001_smile:
  15. Just chiming in to highly recommend the HIG!! They are wonderful. We've used them 1A-5B (standards edition). 6A ONLY has the Teachers Guide (as of last year anyway) .. and there is no comparison, the TG is not nearly as thorough or understandable. The HIG are complete and offer multiple layers of learning. For my oldest child we didn't start the HIG until 3B, thinking I didn't need them if I had the text and student book, the HIG offers SO MUCH MORE than the text.
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