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    2nd gen homeschooling mom of 4. 5th grader, 4th grader, 1st grader, and PreK.
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  1. Is there a place online where Singapore Math has a list of errors in their Teacher Manuals/Answer Keys? I know I've spotted a couple of errors over the years. We're using Extra Practice 5 this year and I cannot figure out how they arrived at the answer given in the Answer Key in the back of the book. I double checked our work, but we keep getting a different answer than the one given. Can anyone tell me if they know the answer, or what answer you get when you try to solve it? Curious if we are wrong or the book is wrong ;) It's Exercise 46 #9: In the rectangular tank shown below
  2. This thread has been really interesting. I read WTM when my oldest was a preschooler and followed pretty much all of SWB's recommendations for him and his brother. That was my first introduction to classical education. A Fast forward 8 years to today... I came to the conclusion that I love SWB but disagree about centering on history. I tried MP but prefer the WTM curriculum and outline of teaching writing. I have always combined this with Cindy Rollins' morning time practice and memory work. I liked how MP included great literature, without worrying about what historical period it discus
  3. For a while now, I have wanted an all-in-one curriculum to work for me and my kids, ages PreK-6th grade next year. I tried Memoria Press and have looked extensively into Tapestry of Grace, Sonlight, My Father's World, etc. None of them seemed to be the right fit. I FINALLY realized that what I am really looking for is a BOOKLIST. We have our skill subjects pretty well covered with Singapore Math, WTM/IEW Language Arts, and MP Latin. But having great books already lined up for me for the year would be so helpful. Reading really brings our family a lot of joy, and I want us to begin to
  4. Did you buy a supplies kit for SIB? Or did you compile supplies at the beginning of the year? Do you typically like living books in your family, and if so did you incorporate any in addition to the SIB book? SIB is not getting done in my house, mostly because I never have supplies immediately available. But I think I'm also not as excited about the textbook-similar format of the book versus books we just pick up from the library. Just curious how it works in your home ;)
  5. I didn't mean to say being emotional is a character flaw. I meant being lazy or being unwilling to do a reasonable amount of work without drama is a character flaw. Just to clarify. I worded it that way on my original post to make it clear that I'm not just looking to lighten his load and make all things enjoyable for him, because I just won't be able to do that for any of my kids - that's not how life works. And I want him to grow up to be a responsible adult. Thanks for the advice about giving him a break from WWE, that might be a good plan. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  6. This is a different issue, but I've also been noticing differences between Charlotte Mason and Julie Bogart's style of narration and SWB's, and I'm wondering what you all think. Should narration be regurgitated memorized facts and end up looking the same for every student, or should they reflect the personality of the narrator and be unique for each student? Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  7. At least we're not the only ones 😉 Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  8. I'm contemplating what writing curriculum is best for my 2nd grader, and I'd love your advice. We are about halfway through WWE2, and my son is handling the copywork, dictation, and narration fine, but he complains about writing every day. His writing is quite neat, his hand doesn't hurt, but if anything his writing seems to be getting a little messier as he takes less satisfaction in it. He whines whenever I say it's time for writing. He is my more emotional child, and I understand this is a character flaw in him, so I don't necessarily blame the curriculum. I know there are things we
  9. We decided on London and Paris. What do we not want to miss? Where should we stay? Hotel or VRBO? I think we'll go in early June. 😊 Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  10. No, he's in the textbook publishing industry - which isn't doing well, so we're not sure if we'll make it to 10 years. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  11. Another trip!! 😊 Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  12. Thank you, I agree about CA. We're leaning toward Europe. I appreciate your advice about staying in England also. That is a great option. It seems less stressful, too, which we value at this stage of our lives. 😉 Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  13. Hubby gets a company anniversary trip to briefly visit the office in London. The company gives us 2 plane tickets and $1500 to spend, plus extra time off work. Hubby went on a short trip to London for work, but we've never been to Europe apart from that. We'll be traveling with our 1 year old and leaving our older 3 boys with my parents. Where would you visit, besides London? Any advice for traveling with a 1 yo? Where do I even start with my research?!?!? And what would we not want to miss in London, or other parts of England? We probably want to be gone about a week-ish.
  14. True, I think it would be great to have a nice get-away with my husband. It's been a long time since we've gone somewhere kid-free. What other place would you see besides London - maybe Paris? Any other ideas? Hubby is not too enthused about Paris. Can anyone change his mind? 😉 Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  15. As a company 5 year anniversary gift, my husband gets 2 plane tickets and $1500 to spend on a trip to visit (quick stop-by) one of his company's offices, either in LA (Ventura County) or London. We have 4 kids - 7, 6, 3, and a 1 year old. The older 3 can come with us to CA or stay with my parents. The 1 year old will need to come with us. We moved to NC 4 years ago from CA. My husband works from home but frequently travels to the CA office, so it wouldn't really feel like a vacation to him if we spent too long in that area. So we would probably see a few family members, visit the offi
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