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  1. So far our biggest hit has been Miller Levine Biology coordinated with MrDBioCFC videos and Blackburn Biology guided reading questions from TPT. We have a miss already too: Chakerian Geometry. My kid just doesn't like the discovery approach. We have switched to Jacobs Geometry and we will see how that goes. To be determined: Destinos Spanish, Development of European Civilization GC, and LLoLotR
  2. Thank you so, so much for your post. I really appreciate it. So it looks I am deciding between apples and apples, not apples and oranges, ha! I have a Volume III of HT and I was planning on coordinating it with a Great Course but I was concerned about the lack of global history. Maybe we will just watch some documentaries to cover the other parts of the world.
  3. I am looking at these two different books for a World History course starting at the Renaissance and going up to modern day. If you have looked through these books, can you tell me if they are Europe focused or if they cover the rest of the world as well? I have Humanistic Traditions Volume III and it seems pretty euro-centric to me. Do the later volumes of Humanistic Tradition include a closer examination of the rest of the world? Thanks!
  4. If you use the Kindle app on a tablet, the Whispersync function is very similar. It links up an audiobook with an e-book and it highlights the words as they are being read. But you have to buy both the e-book and the audiobook. To browse books with this functionality, go to the Audible Website, then click on "browse," then under "Lists and Collections" you will see "Non-English Audiobooks," and after you click on that click on the "Whispersync for voice" search parameter that is on the bottom of the left hand side of the screen. https://www.audible.com/a/search?ref=a_a_search_l1_feature_three_browse-bin_0&pf_rd_p=7fe4387b-4762-42a8-8d9a-a63254c74bb2&pf_rd_r=N2DVMMPP5T34JF2W226Q&&feature_six_browse-bin=9178183011&feature_three_browse-bin=9178155011&submitted=1&sort=popularity-rank If you want a low-tech version with easier beginner books, The Command Performance Language Institute has some beginner books in multiple languages that have a corresponding CD to purchase. https://cpli-bookstore.myshopify.com/collections/german
  5. Ah, that makes sense. I have the Macaw text.
  6. In the "About" section on his Youtube channel he says that the videos are based on content from the Miller Levine Biology textbook. https://www.youtube.com/user/MrDBioCFC/about ETA: The chapter titles on the playlists match up with the titles of the first 17 chapters in the Miller Levine textbook.
  7. Have you seen the MrDBioCFC channel on youtube? https://www.youtube.com/user/MrDBioCFC/playlists
  8. Thanks for the kind words Mirabillis! Cost is an issue, but so far it has been working well. However, Ds and Dd are willing participants which makes the process much easier.
  9. I feel like an oddity since we don't do any online classes. I really overloaded Ds at the beginning of 9th, even though every advice said not to do it but I did it anyway. I am really trying not to do that this year. Let's see how that goes. Ds 10th Grade Engineering Track Math- he is doubling up so that he can see some Calculus in 12th Geometry using Chakerian and Math without Borders videos Algebra II using Foersters and Math without Borders videos Science- He had a tough science year in 9th, and he doesn’t care for Bio so I’m looking for an easier science year for him. Biology using the Kolbe syllabus, the Miller Levine text, videos from MrDsBio, and Labs from either Quality Science Labs or The Home Scientist Engineering/Programming – Learn to program C# so he can make mods for his STEAM game, and continue his electronics projects History- Renaissance to Modern Day Using?? Maybe a Teaching Company video? Pages from History? Critical Thinking Units from the Stanford website? Spanish 2- Destinos and a local conversation club. Writing/Literature- Working our way through WWS2, and maybe Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings. If it doesn’t go well I will either get an outside tutor or, gulp, try the Bravewriter online classes. Band at the local high school DD 9th Grade She decided she doesn’t know IF she wants to be zoologist anymore- maybe a jazz pianist, or a potter :001_rolleyes: So I am trying to keep all avenues open for her. Math – Algebra with Jacobs?? She loves puzzles, but she is so.slow. Science- Biology with Ds. She will probably be much more excited about it than he will! Spanish 2 – with Ds Writing/Literature- with Ds History – with Ds Piano- Continue with lessons, include more music theory. Breezing Through Theory? Art- Artistic Pursuits high school level and pottery classes
  10. Edited to add: I changed the title to better reflect the question. I hope someone can help. Next year I am planning a 9th and 10th grade Biology at home with the Miler Levine text. This year we did Physics with a kit I really liked from Quality Science Labs. I see that QSL also has a regular Biology kit and an Advanced Biology kit. I'm not very enthused about the regular Biology lab kit because we have already done most of the microscope and dissection activities. There is also a Biology lab kit from The Home Scientist. Does anyone have any personal experience with either the Advanced Biology Kit from QSL or the Biology Kit from The Home Scientist? Thanks in advance!
  11. Maybe Orphs of the Woodlands by Startoaster? https://startoaster.com
  12. On FB I saw a pumpkin spice salt tray to do letters and in the store I have seen pumpkin spice popcorn. I bought the popcorn, and I thought it was pretty good! Kinda like a more flavorful kettle-corn.
  13. Thank you for coming back and commenting MarkT. I really appreciate it. Here is a cute puppy of friendship https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0a/a1/b0/0aa1b06949993cdfd6754e279a053d7d.jpg
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