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  1. I included math and foreign language that my kids did prior to 9th grade on their transcript. My DD was admitted to several colleges with top scholarships with that method.
  2. Saxon has teacher videos, teacher manual, and publisher's exams with answer key. My DD transitioned to Saxon math from public school curriculum in middle school and the transition went smoothly.
  3. Well, I was just going to post this, but you said it better!
  4. Same experience for me, except my fateful flyer had already made its way to the trash when I fished it out from on top of the other stuff in the garbage that day!
  5. I'm enthusiastically fully vaccinated. I will not get a booster if the mask mandates and mandatory shutdowns continue, however. I want something in return besides risk for my willingness to stick out my arm, and death/hospitalization has been mitigated with these first 2 doses. Many people I talk to have expressed the same, although many others will happily go for the 3rd jab regardless. So hesitancy may be a matter of "why bother", rather than an unwillingness to deal with side effects.
  6. Baked Fish with Tomatoes Total Time: 25 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 MInutes Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb cod fish fillet 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup green pepper, finely chopped 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice salt and pepper Directions: 1 Preheat your over to 400 degrees. 2 Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. 3 Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. 4 Add onion and pepper
  7. If they are going to be pallbearers for the funeral, then I think a suit would be appropriate (my 16 y.o. son wore a suit for his grandfather's funeral where he was a pallbearer). Otherwise, I think a sport coat and pants are fine.
  8. I agree with you and would have handled those situations the same way you did. I don't think you can fix this, however; your daughters are just going to have to experience life a bit longer and learn to chill. It gets tiring playing victim all the time and perhaps they'll come to their senses sooner rather than later.
  9. You and your husband may have to divide and conquer the post-delivery work; that's what we did when I had my C-sections, because we had no family nearby at all. That meant I was on my own while he went to work, except for the few days he took off immediately after I got home. Heavy chores, grocery shopping, etc had to wait for him to be home. For the delivery, I would hire a college student well in advance, with good references, of course.
  10. My DD was admitted to all colleges she applied to with 3.5 years of Latin.
  11. My DS hates biology (which kills me, since I teach biology) and is not going into biology in college. So we found an aspect of biology that he can tolerate and did a dive into that. So, if your son likes fishing, get cooking on an ichthyology course and go with lots of hands-on activities. Does he like the ocean? Marine biology, with lots of aquarium trips/activities/seashore trips. For my son, we are doing a modified Guest Hollow botany, which has various activities you can pick and choose from that range from drawing to cooking to actual experiments. Since your DS hated the excessive
  12. I don't think it matters one bit, but I do think chemistry and physics first make much more sense.
  13. Yes, you can. I put my entire knee through one of the cooking areas on day and we cooked on the other areas until that got repaired weeks later.
  14. Something they choose and that the student is excited and interested in.
  15. We are using it now, and doing it over two years at a leisurely pace because it is too much for 1 year. I absolutely love it, and it is very comprehensive; I feel there is real learning to be had from a course as meaty as HO Level 3 American. WE also used HO throughout Middle School. However, I have one whopping complaint about it: It is tough to schedule because some lessons are ridiculously long and some very short, making it tough to schedule unless you have very "free-form" organization at home. But even with all that, it is really the best history curriculum I have found out there.
  16. I trust the National Review and The Wall Street Journal; any of the others get a quick perusal to see what the crazies On neither side of the aisle I thinking.
  17. If you had/have a high school student who plays varsity football and wants to play in college, I would appreciate any recommendations you have on football camps. What football camps would you recommend for their quality and visibility to coaches/recruiters? We are looking at lineman camps.
  18. If you had/have a high school student who plays varsity football and wants to play in college, I would appreciate any recommendations you have on football camps. What football camps would you recommend for their quality and visibility to coaches/recruiters? We are looking at lineman camps.
  19. This is worth setting an appointment with the dean of the science department to see if this can be waived. Community colleges are very personal and work hard to facilitate student success and get their students graduated.
  20. They're going to find out about it; it will be on the transcript or the midterm report. The student must 'fess up now and if the worst happens and they withdraw their offer, the student will have time to make alternate arrangements.
  21. Hadn’t heard of this, either, but it’s worth a try.
  22. I haven’t heard of it, but I’ll check it out.
  23. We did physics first, and also used the Novare book. DS is very math proficient and enjoys physics and chemistry more than biology. I do not think it would work well if the student was not algebra capable. It worked out very well for us, and I wish I had done that for DD, who graduated earlier, because it makes sense as long as the student is algebra capable.
  24. I have a neutered adult male cat that I have had for 4 years; he's a sweet and adorable cat. I also began fostering a spayed female cat a few months ago; she is also sweet and adorable and loves humans. But cats...not so much, apparently. We tried to do the slow introductions behind a door, with one in a crate, etc... It was mess - female foster cat hissed, growled and screamed at my male when he approached with a submissive posture. So he slunk away. But like a bad blind date, he can't seem to take no for an answer and keeps approaching her, she commences hissing/spitting/growling, then
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