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About amyc78

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  1. Trying to decide for next year. We are not planning to continue on with CC Challenge at this point so that is not a deciding factor. Can someone help me compare the 2 programs?
  2. Appreciate the feedback! I searched some old threads and got a lot of great info. I think my concerns about CC at the Challenge level are valid unfortunately. I have another question that I'm going to ask about Essentials on a new thread. Thanks all!!
  3. I have a rising 6th grader and I'm starting to think long term about his homeschool path. We live in a rural area with limited options. My choices are 1. Classical Conversations- we've done Foundations in the past but have not participated in the past couple years. We would be rejoining for one year of Essentials and then move into Challenge. My concerns about CC is that a mom with little to no high school experience (myself included) will be the tutor when it comes time for Challenge. The Essentials program is pretty solid but we also have an extremely small Challenge program. 2. Cla
  4. My mildly dyslexic daughter has been doing great with AAR, we are halfway through level 3. We are also in level 2 of AAS, she is moving a little slower through it. Next year we will be part of a co-op that is using LOE Essentials, so I would like to spend the summer prepping her for this transition. Any advice or suggestions? Anybody made this switch and what was your experience?
  5. Is there a scripted or very simple way to teach sentence diagramming? My 4th grade 'kinda' gets it and I know how to do it but obviously not how to teach it. We are currently using ELTL and I Iike it but the grammar portion is not sticking. We also recently purchased Super Grammar which he loves and that has helped some with parts of speech. But I feel like I need a methodical approach.
  6. I get so tired of nagging my kids- get back to work, have you finished, back in your seat, check your list, etc. They are almost 8 and almost 11, and I have a 9 month old that keeps me from being able to sit with them and hand-hold (he's also pretty cute and distracting). We do plenty of work together but they have seatwork and chores they are responsible for. I am getting to the point where, other than a gentle reminder, I'm done nagging and if there work is not done then... what is a reasonable consequence? Are they old enough to efficiently manage their own time? Should I require they
  7. I'm pretty sure LDTR has a Christian basis but I may be wrong...
  8. I am thinking about starting with fractions bc I already own it and that's what we've been working on the last few weeks. Do you think that would work?
  9. I have a few questions re LOF... 1. My 10 yr old is halfway thru CLE 400. He's getting a little burned out so I'd like to some fun math for the summer. Looking at LOF and wondering which book I should start with? 2. Would it be possible for maths little sister to join in? 3. Could this prepare him for 500 math or would we ultimately need to finish 400? Any other thoughts in LOF much appreciated!
  10. We are considering a co-op next year that will combine 4th and 5th graders for all subjects except math. Curriculum materials have not been decided yet but I am wondering what the major differences are in 4th and 5th grade skills? My child is currently 4th and will be 5th next year. I want to make sure he is adequately challenged and prepared for 6th grade. Socially this co-op will be a good option for him.
  11. Horrible Histories by Scholastic or the BBC program?
  12. Is Horrible Histories appropriate for 7 and 10?
  13. Ha, never mind, the sale ended yesterday!
  14. Thank you all for taking some stress off my shoulders! I am so type A and tend to have very high ideals for our school... it's hard for me to finish something if I don't feel it's been done perfectly. I did wonder about purchasing the VP Middle Ages self paced that is on sale for them to do together over the next few months. This would be a review and appeal to both kids learning styles...
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