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  1. My daughters changed studios after seven years because their "old" studio was only doing the week on Zoom, week off in studio rotation type of classes. And they are requiring masks for all classes the entire time starting at age 3. To accommodate any trouble with dancing and wearing masks they are purposefully slowing down and reducing all dance movements as much as 75%. I had to read that twice in their policies to believe what I was seeing. There is no reduction in the price of classes, however. We switched studios because Zoom classes in spring were more than enough for both (they hated the
  2. I don't have all my IEW materials in front of me, and I haven't taught with them for a few months because I am waiting for IEW Level C SSS to be available so I am not totally sure about this, but as I recall, the level B materials go more in depth with units merely introduced in Level A. For example, Level B students spend more time with Unit 6 then Level A students do. I also think they spend more time and effort with Units 7 and "super" or longer essays (I don't remember the unit # but probably 8??) In fact, I am not sure if Level A even gets into those areas all that much. By level B and e
  3. Also Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors. There are three books total.
  4. My 12 yo loves The League of Unexceptional Children (series also the title of Book 1). Here's a synopsis of book 1: What is the League of Unexceptional Children? I'm glad you asked. You didn't ask? Well, you would have eventually and I hate to waste time. The League of Unexceptional Children is a covert network that uses the nation's most average, normal, and utterly unexceptional children as spies. Why the average kids? Why not the brainiacs? Or the beauty queens? Or the jocks? It's simple: People remember them. But not the unexceptionals. They are the forgotten ones. Until now!
  5. The Sisters Grimm is a popular series around here. Has lots of literary allusions, adventure, mystery, action, and creative, funny characters.
  6. Syllieann, do you mind my asking what state you live in? I'm in VA and my daughters dance. A lot and one is at an advanced level. This year, their dance studio has mandated masks for all dancers ages 3 and up at all times (includes dancing classes). They also changed out all the air conditioning to the best you could have for cleaning the air, they are running smaller classes, cleaning extra, no parents allowed in the studio, etc. My county/city has about 400 active cases currently out of over 160,000 people (we are below 1% of the cases in the state so not a "hot spot"). About half of the cas
  7. I did not see this choice in the poll and it's different from what you do have (an older man I know told me this one): He doesn't wear a mask because he has weighed the risks and benefits and the risks to his own health outweigh any meager benefits any mask may provide. He exercises at a gym so I think he finds wearing masks while exercising especially harmful. He told me he's read many scientific meta-studies on mask research conducted since way before CoVid. He prefers distancing (at least 10 feet), cleaning, not touching surfaces and staying home when sick. Please don't shoot the
  8. For the fine arts/appreciation class you could look at Outschool or maybe Study.com (self-paced).
  9. Time Left: 8 days and 17 hours

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    Lightning Literature Grade 7 Gently Used. Two books: Teacher Guide and Student Guide. Price includes media mail shipping.


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    Mosdos Press Literature Hardback Student Text RUBY (4th grade) Nice condition with some shelf wear. Ships media mail. I am also selling the two volume Teacher Manual for RUBY


  11. Time Left: 8 days and 12 hours

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    USED Nancy Larson Science Grade 1 Teacher Manual plus Photo Cards & Resource CD (retails for $150.00 new) Excellent, content-rich science program that is SO easy to use! Good condition with some shelf wear on the manual. You will need the Student Pack available on the website www.nancylarsonscience.com for $45.00 free shipping.


  12. Lots of tears with DD age 12, too. Started at age 11 and still going strong off and on......
  13. It's been later for my son....started at about age 14 and still going strong at age 16. I have a daughter age 12 and it hasn't hit yet but, then again, puberty has been slowly starting with her.
  14. Our co-op decided to do mostly virtual until at least November. We rent a church and their requirements if we met in person were wayyyyyy too onerous for us to meet. Science classes will meet in person, outside and inside. So, only my oldest will attend this year for his high school science which is Forensics with lab.
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