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  1. Singapore Standards Primary Math through 6th grade, Explode the Code, and Zaner-Bloser handwriting
  2. That's why I use the Primary Standards Edition—it is more thorough than the Singapore US Edition. The Dimension 6 textbook was similar to the Singapore Standards 6 textbook from what I could see in the samples so we just stayed with Standards and added in MM for some extra pre-Algebra practice. I got the whole 7th grade MM download for like $27.00 when it was on sale two weeks ago. We also have been doing Beast Academy for two years and will continue with BA level 5 this year. We like to mix it up!!!! That's so great to know the topics/pages are color coded, kbutton! I either forgot that or didn't notice/see that in the Dimensions samples. Thanks!
  3. Could you please elaborate regarding why you are glad you went the Dimensions route for 6 instead of using Singapore 6A? I decided the alternate course for my DD who wanted to stay with Singapore. We are doing Singapore Standards 6A/6B along with Math Mammoth 7 and the plan is to pick up Dimensions in 7th. The issue I have with Dimensions is that it covers only "part" of Geometry so what do you do for the rest of Geometry? And what is missing? I wouldn't want my DD to do a whole year of Geometry in 9th when a whole year isn't necessary.
  4. Thanks so much Lori! That would make sense on a high school transcript. I tell you, the stress over this has been bothering me as well as my DS (me not sleeping due to it), but now I am feeling some peace, so thank you for the replies!!!
  5. I wanted to add my reply from the xpost about contacting Jetta: I contacted Jetta and she wrote back to me and was very gracious and kind. She suggested my DS might enjoy something in the geosciences (earth sciences) maybe with some history thrown in. She is very understanding and helpful. One of my daughters is mathy, loves science, and wants to be a vet so maybe when she is ready Jetta will still be teaching (my DD is only eight now) and we can give Clover Creek another go. *********************** So, I am really liking the idea of letting my DS be who he is (a humanities guy) and finding science that suits him. Labs can be added to most any science. That's exactly what he needs— a year to mature and also the time to explore his interests so thanks so much for the ideas! My DS seems defeated right now as far as science goes and I don't want that for him. I think I have been trying to push a square peg in a round hole and that is so unnecessary when we homeschool. We will take a breath, step back and look at options outside the box. I actually think he would LOVE studying the Hakim texts and doing labs along with them. I just don't know how to label this for a high school transcript in a way that makes sense.
  6. I did contact Jetta and she wrote back to me and was very gracious and kind. She suggested my DS might enjoy something in the geosciences (earth sciences) maybe with some history thrown in. She is very understanding and helpful. One of my daughters is mathy, loves science, and wants to be a vet so maybe when she is ready Jetta will still be teaching (my DD is only eight now) and we can give Clover Creek another go. Thanks Lori D. and Arcadia for the suggestions. The Guest Hollow curricula and Hakim materials look particularly interesting to me. I think DS actually would LOVE the Hakim text and I could add labs to go with it but how would I describe this/label it for a high school transcript? DS seems a little defeated right now about ever having a lab science credit he would find more than just tolerable; I would love to find something that would suit him.
  7. Hello Hive! So, it now looks like my whole year's science plan for DS (10th grade) is blown up because the class he is currently enrolled in is not meeting his needs. He is enrolled in Clover Creek Physics which is supposed to be introductory and conceptual but is turning out to be more mathy than he or I anticipated. It's really too bad because the labs look so fun and Jetta is really, really terrific. This is no reflection on her at all. I just can't see my DS, who is fine in math but doesn't like it, and who REALLY doesn't like science in general, going the whole year with so much problem solving and so many formulas/ equations attached to the "fun" lab parts for him. Again, the class is fine and Jetta is awesome! It's just been a slog these past few weeks for him and he is starting to dread science even more. So, what would you suggest? Is there a way to do the conceptual physics course without as much math as Clover Creek? The book itself doesn't look tremendously mathy. I would still want labs for this year, though. Should he just do something else like Earth Science or Biology? Nothing appeals to him, unfortunately. He loves history and Latin and that's about it, but mom wants a lab science!!! Thanks for any help you can supply.
  8. Hello Hive! So, it now looks like my whole year's science plan for DS (10th grade) is blown up because the class he is currently enrolled in is not meeting his needs. He is enrolled in Clover Creek Physics which is supposed to be introductory and conceptual but is turning out to be more mathy than he or I anticipated. It's really too bad because the labs look so fun and Jetta is really, really terrific. This is no reflection on her at all. I just can't see my DS, who is fine in math but doesn't like it, and who REALLY doesn't like science in general, going the whole year with so much problem solving and so many formulas/ equations attached to the "fun" lab parts for him. It's been a slog these past few weeks and he is starting to dread science even more. Again, the class is fine, Jetta is awesome, it is just not working for my kid. So, what would you suggest? Is there a way to do the conceptual physics course without as much math as Clover Creek? The book itself doesn't look tremendously mathy. I would still want labs for this year, though. Should he just do something else like Earth Science or Biology? Nothing appeals to him, unfortunately. He loves history and Latin and that's about it, but mom wants a lab science!!! Thanks for any help you can supply.
  9. As I wrote above a few weeks ago, my DS is doing Clover Creek Physics online. Although it is early, we are finding it very math heavy and not quite what I or my DS expected. I hope the math eases off soon or we may have to look at other options. He is not a mathy/science type of kid and conceptual physics was sold as "conceptual" to me and not the typical physics you would take in 12th grade. I think the book has very little math in it actually, but the instructor is adding more in. Labs are fine but the multiple equations weekly are getting to be a little much.
  10. We're doing Conceptual Physics online with Jetta Seboly at Clover Creek which includes a lab component. My DS (10th) is a more humanities and less science/tech/STEM oriented type of kid.
  11. Science: Chemistry & Physics but I'm not sure how this will happen yet. Maybe Mr. Q. I already have Masterbooks units on Matter, Chemistry, etc. and Nancy Larson Science Units. There will be experiments and hands-on. I signed her up for a semester long online class called Pre-Chemistry (Chemistry for middle school) with My Fun Science . If it works out well, she will take Pre-Physics in the spring. My DD is VERY excited about this! Welllllllll....plans have changed for Science. I looked over the syllabus for the online class very carefully and noticed that the teacher expects 3-5 page fully written lab reports for experiments (at least going by the example lab report he gave the students). These are the types of in depth lab reports my DS does for his high school level science classes and not what I had intended for my rising 6th grade student. My goal is not to suck the life out of science for my starting middle school kid ; My Fun Science should be FUN!!! So, I think I will go with Noeo Chemistry & Physics which have gentler, introductory lab report forms. I also have the Masterbooks booklets. I already have Level II of Noeo Chemistry and Physics, but my DD may be ready Level III so I will need to check that. I can get a partial refund for the online class (75%). < sigh>
  12. Found this list (in case anyone else is interested) : https://homeschoolingforcollegecredit.com/2018/01/16/dual-enrollment-schools/ The first one is a private four year college in VA that is actually not that expensive!!!
  13. Liberty University is pretty much the closest four year school. It's private (and expensive per credit hour). There probably are other four year private colleges in VA that will enroll HS students at a (high) cost. I'm looking for reasonable cost : ) . For public, state colleges/universities, VA has a two-year, community college system that seems to carry the workload for public/private high school DE, and where most homeschool students go as well when they are looking for college credit classes. It doesn't look like VA in-state four year colleges (i.e. University of Virginia, James Madison University, etc.) enroll currently attending high school students for DE credits. Many states offer this option at their bachelor + degree granting in-state (i.e., more affordable) colleges/universities but it looks like VA is not one of those states. Thanks for the information so far!!!!
  14. Still researching and found this: https://www.waldorf.edu/admissions/special-terms/start-point Dual enrollment college classes for current high school students; cost is $250.00 per 3 credit course (not per credit!) Credits will transfer to Waldorf without hurting freshman status.
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