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  1. I’m looking for some type of resource, preferably workbook style, that includes math facts practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. If one resource contains all four that would be great, if I have to break it up into two books that’s okay. I’d definitely prefer to not have to get four different books. I’m open to other types of resources as well.
  2. Lots of interesting information and insights. This thread is quite long and I just discovered it this morning, so I haven’t gone through all the pages.
  3. I know masks are a hot button topic for most on both sides of it, but I’m interested in everyone’s thoughts on these studies: https://aapsonline.org/mask-facts/ https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577
  4. I’ve never looked at Khan. Thank you for the suggestion I’ll look into it more.
  5. Thanks for all the dragonbox reviews. It’s disappointing to hear they’re are not favorable.
  6. This looks like a fun supplement. Thanks!
  7. I’m looking for some suggestions for a site with algebra practice to use as a supplement. We’ve been using alcumus for a long time as our supplement, but my daughter needs a break from it and would like to use something else. I’m not sure what else is out there that would fit this need. The other sites I’ve come across seem to be full algebra programs/curriculums.
  8. I prefer SM and used it until my oldest was ready for pre-algebra and she was definitely prepared for pre-algebra as well as algebra. It was a great foundation. I love enough that I’m planning on using it straight through with my youngest. We’re working though 3a/b this year. We tried MM a couple of times because I liked the idea of just one book and my daughter found it too cluttered and didn’t like the explanations. She felt they were too confusing and worded odd. In SM we only use the HIG, textbook, and workbook. I had used the challenging word problems for a few years, but felt it was overkill.
  9. Very true! I agree just a misunderstanding because I’ve been part of these board for quite a while and everyone is always so helpful! I think the pandemic has everyone just not thinking straight! 🤣 or me for that matter! I’ve just been through two surgeries in 6 months and still in recovery from the most recent, so it was probably, most definitely, me that misunderstood or I’m just not using the correct terms.
  10. I really didn’t think asking for something less teacher intensive would be so controversial! Haha wow! I was honestly thinking I’d get lots of great ideas of curriculums to look into that are not so teacher intensive. I do know that there will oversight and teaching involved he is only in third grade, but I do also know there’s lots of more independent programs out there that are great and comprehensive and would fit during this time in our homeschool journey. Sorry if this struck a nerve with some, but if you don’t have any program suggestions I’m not sure why you’d stop and comment? Anyway, thanks for those who did help. I think I figured something out for the rest of the school year.
  11. I agree, definitely not classical, but as you said there is some overlap that I do like in her methods that I do like and agree with.
  12. Thank you so much for your input it’s very helpful. I do like that LLATL seems to follow the classical model more so than the other two.
  13. Thanks for the suggestions! I’m leaning towards Abeka, CLE, or LLATL. They seem comprehensive, but less teacher intensive than I’m used to which is just what I’m looking for.
  14. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into them.
  15. I have to disagree with this a little as I have been homeschooling for almost ten years I think it can be done. I'm just not sure what curriculums are out there that fit this specific need as I've always had my go to for the elementary years. I feel it would be completely do able as mostly hands off with guidance from me, of course, just not as teacher intensive.
  16. I tried R&S when my older was in 5th and we needed something after WWE/FFL and before WWS. For some reason neither one of us liked it at the time. Maybe I’ll take a look at it again.
  17. I’m looking for recommendations for a writing/grammar program that is not so teacher intensive. I normally use very teacher intensive curriculums, but during this specific time I need something that is a lot more hands off. I don’t want “fluff” and “busy work” which sometimes I worry that the more hands off curriculums are full of such work. Which is why I’m asking for suggestions to look into. I don’t mind if it’s religious or secular. This would be for 3rd grade since my older is already set with her work.
  18. How about the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Manor series? Or The Wollstonecraft Detective series?
  19. Thanks for the input. This year I opted to sign up for Lantern English. I hope it works out as well as the reviews I’ve heard!
  20. We have not started it yet, but I signed my daughter up for the English course at Lantern English. I’ve heard great reviews about all of their classes. It is email based though, not live classes.
  21. We’ll be happy to attend any and all groups that will be meeting in person!
  22. All options would be welcome. Middle/high school level.
  23. Hello, I'm trying to decide on a couple of things for 7th grade. For writing we used WWS1 and I think it is just a fabulous program and wanted to keep going with it, but my daughter on the other hand loves W&R and wants to switch back to that program. My concern is that it's not a "rigorous" enough of a program? I want to her have a solid writing background, will W&R be solid enough and teach her the skills needed? If we do switch back what book should we do? We had only completed 1-3 last time we used it because we also used some Killgallon writing books with it. So should we move up to book 5 or 6 or continue with 4? I’ve also looked at LLATL and considering switching to this since it contains all aspects of English in one and possibly adding in a middle school killgallon book. I’m just worried it too “light” it looks great, but I have no experience with it. Now for math, she completed pre-algebra last year along with doing Alcumus and has still continued to do Alcumus. So we are going to move on to algebra 1 and tentatively plan to take 2 years to complete, if needed. I plan on using Foerster's and I may possibly purchase the MOB videos. Does this sound like a good plan or is there a different program we should look into that's better suited for a student her age starting Algebra? Are there self paced online/video courses for science and history that won't break the bank?
  24. I saw the master list of online classes, but I was wondering if there was a list of, specifically, self-paced courses? If there is not, I’d love to hear about the courses you know about. I’m especially interested in science and history, but all subjects are welcome and affordable classes that will not break the bank are very welcome! Over $400 for *one class* is not in the cards for us right now since we have more than one kid who would like/need to take classes in addition to the regular curriculum we need to purchase.
  25. Hello, I'm trying to decide on a couple of things for 7th grade. For writing we used WWS1 and I think it is just a fabulous program and wanted to keep going with it, but my daughter on the other hand loves W&R and wants to switch back to that program. My concern is that it's not a "rigorous" enough of a program? I want to her have a solid writing background, will W&R be solid enough and teach her the skills needed? If we do switch back what book should we do? We had only completed 1-3 last time we used it because we also used some Killgallon writing books with it. So should we move up to book 5 or 6 or continue with 4? I’ve also looked at LLATL and considering switching to this since it contains all aspects of English in one and possibly adding in a middle school killgallon book. I’m just worried it too “light” it looks great, but I have no experience with it. Now for math, she completed pre-algebra last year along with doing Alcumus and has still continued to do Alcumus. So we are going to move on to algebra 1 and tentatively plan to take 2 years to complete, if needed. I plan on using Foerster's and I may possibly purchase the MOB videos. Does this sound like a good plan or is there a different program we should look into that's better suited for a student her age starting Algebra? Are there self paced online/video courses for science and history that won't break the bank?
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