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About AFthfulJrney

  • Birthday 05/07/1982

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  1. I’m trying to figure out if the monthly audible cost is worth it. How does having an audible account differ from just using Overdrive provided by the library? I know with audible you own the book and with Overdrive you obviously don’t, but what other benefits are there to becoming an audible subscriber? Thanks so much in advance to all who take the time to respond! :)
  2. Thank you for this explanation! I'm thinking I'd like to start them with Spanish. Other than Duolingo, can you recommend any other books/curriculum/resources to use? Thank you so much!
  3. I ended up going with GSWL. I figured it was an inexpensive start and hopefully a good place to begin and eventually branch out from. Thank you to all of you for your help!
  4. I am looking for some help in choosing which Foreign Language to begin with my 10 and 8 year old. They have had no prior foreign language and neither myself nor my husband speak any language other than English. I wasn't sure if one was better to start with over the other, or if it was all just basically personal preference. I'm also looking for program/curriculum recommendations as well. Thanks so much!
  5. She is currently reading Famous Men of Greece and Story of the Greeks. Would that mess her up too much? I'd like to take it a bit slower since we haven't done any latin in the past. She has been working on Grammar though, so that won't be too foreign for her. Would you still recommend LC, or would FF be a better fit? Thank you so much for your help!
  6. Thank you so much for this detailed reply. It has been very helpful. I will do as you suggest and have my daughter look over the samples and then go from there. I hadn't realized there was a less expensive package. That is one reason I kinda turned away from this particular curriculum...the price. Thanks for letting me know there is a less expensive option.
  7. I'm trying to decide on a Latin curriculum for my 10 year old. I was recommended Memoria Press, Visual Latin, and Getting Started with Latin. Obviously, out of the three, GSL is the cheapest option, but I'm looking for opinions on it, as well as the other two. This will be her first year studying Latin. Thank you!
  8. Has anyone purchased and or used the curriculum titled A Gentle Feast? It looks pretty good, but I'm having a hard time finding any reviews, manly because it is newer. Hoping to get some answers here. Thank you!

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    I have the complete six volume set of CM's Original Homeschooling Series for sale. In Very Good Condition. Asking $65 plus media mail shipping! Thank you!



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    I have the following items for sale. Price includes media mail shipping. Wayfarers Ancients Term 1 - Spiral Bound - $25 ppd Quark Chronicles Botany - $15 ppd Story of the World Volume 1: Ancient Times - $11 ppd Thank You! :)



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    I have the following for sale. Price DOES INCLUDE media mail shipping. ELTL Level 1 $18 PPD ELTL Level 4 $35 PPD RLTL Level 1 Spiral Bound $22 PPD Thank You! :)



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  13. I'm already feeling overwhelmed and burned out, and we are only finishing up week 3! I know I must be doing something wrong, but I'm not sure what! Im hoping to get some advice/suggestions on what I can do differently. I have a 4 th grader who is reading well, but struggles a lot with her spelling. So, independently, she does math (everyday), ELTL (4 days), and her independent reading (Everyday). I do not have her do the dictation yet, because of her spelling, but she narrates to me what she's read and she does the Copywork assigned in ELTL. I also use RLTL with her 4 days a week to help with her spelling. My 7 year old son is not reading yet, so all he does on his own is Math (everyday). Then he and I go through his ELTL lesson together (more reading for me) and I'm also using RLTL with him to teach reading/spelling. I try to have both my kids together for the RLTL lessons, but sometimes I work with each one separately. I'm using Wayfarers and Quark, so I spend 1 1/2 - 2 hours every morning reading through all the readings, including our Scripture readings, geography, and depending on what day it is, Shakespeare and poetry. I'm usually exhausted by this time and we have yet to start a "just for fun" read aloud for the year...and I have sooo many great books on my shelf waiting to be read that I bought specifically for read aloud times. Plus, I'm wanting my kids to want to choose reading as their quiet time activity, or their "I'm bored activity", but I think they are feeling just as burned out as I am, so this never happens. I know not all the readings are suggested in Wayfareres, and I do not even do them all, so that's why I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at what I could be doing wrong. I also have a 4 year old that I am trying to spend some one on one time with reading to (more reading for me) and helping her with her letters and numbers. I would love to have my oldest daughter work more independently, but I'm not sure how to do this with my son not yet reading on his own. I know i must be doing something wrong, or is RLTL/ELTL/Wayfareres/Quark really this teacher intense? (this is our first year using all of it) Thanks so much in advance for any help!
  14. Yes, I definitely want to go with his interests...especially at this young age. I want to keep learning fun! Thanks for your encouragement.
  15. We are on our third week of our new homeschool year. We started using Wayfarers Ancients this year and I have no complaints about the curriculum and the book choices, however, my son is already disappointed and asking for more recent history, like George Washington and Abe Lincoln recent. He always has a lot of questions regarding American History and I'm wondering if I made a bad decision starting with a four year history rotation this way. I already purchased everything we need for term 1, so I really don't want to change everything up just yet. I'm wondering how best to handle his disappointment and disinterest. Should I just carry on and hope something peaks his interest soon? Maybe switch after the first term is over to American History? Or, I was thinking of adding some light reading of American History to our Morning Basket, while continuing with the wayfarers ancients during our normal history time, but wasn't sure if that would get confusing for my kids at all. If this third option is a good idea, can anyone recommend any books that would be a good fit for a 7 and 9 year old? Thank you!
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