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  1. I bought this one for Technical Education: http://www.amazon.de/Roboter-Schiff-Turtle-Walker-Slither/dp/B00CRF5KKG/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1417805047&sr=1-2&keywords=roboter
  2. Dd didn't like it. I think the first chapters were too easy at the time, and then it is hard to get her motivated. When she discovered AoPs I was allowed to sell the book. Personally I think it can be a great item, but dd wasn't in to it.
  3. Monday attending English written exam

  4. I think their Middle School books are great for Upper Elementary. But that is how my dd is. With a different child which would need a much more gentle approach I can see using it in grade 7/8. We used chemistry as 'bonus' in a year dd finshed all her books early.
  5. Enjoy your decision! Dd uses BJU Science since grade 2. Be shure to learn dc how to studie for tests, it is a skill BJU practices since grade 4. Dd will finish LifeScience next semester and I am pretty confident she will pas the required exam. I am looking forward to use Physical Science with her. ( earth and space science is be considered geography here)
  6. Just sharing our situation: In Europe a diploma is pretty standard, and it is the only way to get access to college if you are under 21. So getting a diploma is pretty important here, even for the vocational tracks diploma's are required. By law Flemish homeschoolers are required to get the diploma for primary education and for middle school. Highschool isn't required yet, but we will as we know one can't do much without highschool diploma here. Yes we have hoops to jump through. The exams give pressure on dd's shoulder I wished she wouldn't have it yet. Otherside so far the examprograms only describe what to know, not how to cover it. So far we are not required to use state approved books or so, dd just have to pass. We do more then just the requirements, but that is possible because dd is able to, for a more average child it would be hard to cover the requirements and do lots of extra's...
  7. 1. Not every subject has to be hard. Pick some subjects to challenge and some to relaxe. 2. Regarding math: I had to learn it is about the proces, not about the correct answer. 'How to learn Math' from Jo Boaler was very helpfull to me.
  8. *I* feel it that way. Not dd. She needs less social contact then me. Dd doesn't want to go back to school -never- Sigh.
  9. I normally abbreviate it to LL7 so maybe that will give more results?
  10. I almost forgot! I want to thank the one who mentioned :'Black Potatoes'. I ordered the book and I loved it. It was well written and engaging to read!
  11. My posts disappeared on the forum, so I can't check what mentioned the last time I wrote. I finished Ferdinand Huyck finally. I reread some books: Heren van de thee (lords of the tea) Chaim Potok ( in Dutch) I reread a teenerbook that can dd prepare on books like 1984, Animal Farm etc. I think she is ready for it. We watched the movie of one of Netherlands' most famous plays: 'op Hoop van Zegen'. I didn't make it to read something of Vondel, maybe in more restfull times. I bought a book Soerabay about the time my father lived in Indonesia (WWII), And I plan to read more about African History, Just not sure where to start.
  12. I bought dd a december diary/devotional, it is written for all 31 decemberdays. The devotional part is a litlle bit over her head as it is written to moms. But she likes the craft projects ( buy thriftshop teacups, fill them with nice stuff, and give them away is one of them) Instead of hanging on the couch,she spend several hours on crafting today... Well spend money :) For Dutch readers: I refer to Decemberdagboek of Corien Oranje.
  13. For now we use BJU Heritage studies, plan aftherthat is BJU WorldStudies, unknown and IB History, but then we will already be considered Highschool...
  14. Thanks all! That mades a lot more clear!! I found a text for Belgian History, so that would also be covered. Then I only have to find a 19th century history text (Europe and Africa or World)...
  15. I liked the look of 20th World Century from the IB program, it covers also almost anything of our examrequirements, but I see so many more IB History books: https://global.oup.com/education/secondary/curricula/ib-diploma/history/?sortfield=relevance&search_input=&region=international&view=&prevNumResPerPage=10&start=0&numResultsPerPage=50 Can somebody explain to me how the IB History program is mentioned? I don't think a student covers all those titels... And are some easier then others? Geared to different grades perhaps?
  16. We are all three ill or tired, so we just did a take it slow day
  17. Did you see some of the samples? They make me still doubting. Some of them will be better then I will ever can offer. The other side how to use it in our Belgian situation. A textbook will never expire...
  18. We used LL7 and now LL8. Dd reads the whole book first, and then make the assignments I give. most often she reads the books in free time and does the assingments during classtime. It seemed a little bit odd to me if a child WANTS to read to say: sorry you have read enough this week, you have to wait until next monday... Of course is patience a good attitude, but we don't practice that during reading books.
  19. Dd uses BJU since grade 2, so you would expect she would be used to the testsytem. although BJU Lifescience still has many multiple choice and T/F questions dd failed several tests last year. You can't make them 'just from memory' or after 'reading twice'. You will have to study it.
  20. English, French, Latin, are the main foreign languages, Greek, Spanish and German are just fun projects for now. English 5 days a week French / Latin twice a week, together 40 - 60 minutes; one week focus on French, one week focus on Latin. Our goals (and level) for each Language is different at the moment. It's our 4th year English; 3rd year French and 1st year Latin. (Last year she did Spanish instead of Latin).
  21. You can do it with only the readers and the worktexts. We did it, this way and it was just fine for use (but we are ESL users).
  22. I'm not started yet, but I'm not intending reading this aloud. Even not with one child. I like the concepts they use to introduce and to explain geography. That's what I'll use. I doubt about the narration postcards. It is not practical for 'recordkeeping' and I doubt it will be 'interesting' here. We do have 'notebooks' with one page blank and one page with lines probably we'll use that.
  23. Yes we do, and it works for us. Bible 30 minutes Math 30-40 minutes English Writing and Grammar 10-20 min. and so on. There is a marge she has to stay in. We start at 8.30 with a 30 minute break at 10.00 End at 12.00 for lunch (and coffee for me :-) start again at 13.30 until 15.00 On wednessday we work only until 12.00.
  24. OT to Tara: I do speak Dutch indeed Esther
  25. I have for 2nd grade English: Reading, Writing and Grammar, Spelling from BJU. We do like Reading and Spelling right now, it's a great program, Writing and Grammar is a little bit to tough for us (My child is young and English is not our main language), so I'll waite with that a little while. I can't without the TM of spelling, but de TM of Reading contains only questions for discussion not the answers of the excerises, so it's not very useful to me. The TM of English and Writing is also a great tool to me, but I have to wait with it until our child is ready for it. (Grammar isn't taught in that grade here)
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