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  1. I'll check it out. Thank you. What do I need to purchase? Is there a Teacher's Guide? Is there instruction written to the student in the student book?
  2. What is a good and understandable Pre-Algebra course? My oldest daughter is about to finish Saxon PreAlgebra, and while she did well in the course, it drove us both crazy. I have another daughter that will be in Pre-Algebra next year but want a different course. Any suggestions? She's used CLE and MCP math up to this point and has done well with both.
  3. I know people ask writing questions all the time, and now I’m asking another one. I need something that I can successfully teach. I will have kids in grades 8th, 7th, 5th, 3rd, and 1st. The older one has done WWE, and WWS 1. Middle kids have done WWE and Writing Strands 3 and 4. I’m not a huge fan of Writing Strands. I do like the first 2 levels of WWE but don’t like level 4 or WWS. I think it’s a good program but a bit over complicated. Any ideas?? I’m fine having different curriculum for different ages.
  4. Thank you all! I'll go check these out. I appreciate it!!
  5. Are there any American History overview books that my 5th grader could read on his own? Thank you!
  6. Thank you! I wasn’t aware of the placement test. I’ll check it out.
  7. My kids have been using another grammar curriculum, but if I switch them over to Rod and Staff, can they go straight into their correct grade?
  8. There is an Omnibus Facebook group that can help you out. Most people don’t seem to do all of the reading, I know we don’t. It would be a LOT. In fact, a VP online teacher mentioned on the group the other day that she doesn’t even have the kids in her class read everything. I believe someone mentioned that if you do all of the reading for primary/secondary that it’s 3-4 hrs a day.
  9. That is good to hear. Thank you. I tend to tweak things anyway so I’m not afraid to change things up. I appreciate the encouragement.
  10. I have the Teacher Seminar and do plan to watch it. I'm wondering if I should also get the SWI for my kids or do a theme book? What do people seem to have the most success with? I know I don't want to teach it without one of those. Thank you!
  11. Thank you all! I’ll look into the R and S and CLE books. I also love the thinking skills book idea and cutting and pasting books. I knew I could find some good ideas here!!
  12. Any easy to do history and science recommendations for 1st-3rd grade? I like to save apologia for 4th grade and above. I prefer Christian resources. Thanks!
  13. We have 8 kids and I’m about to start teaching Kindergarten for the 6th time. Anything new I should consider/think about? We normally do Horizons for math, 100 Easy Lessons, ETC, handwriting.
  14. How teacher intensive is it? More or less than FLL? Thank you!
  15. Thank you! That was an encouraging review for MUS.
  16. If Jacob's is done with the DVDs do you still need someone helping?
  17. Thank you! I've heard that several times now about MUS. Good to know.
  18. Great. That is what I needed to know! Thank you!!
  19. Which of these would you choose? I know many people prefer other textbooks, but I need something with support and that my child can work through independently. I'm not "afraid" of upper level math but have 7 other kids. I've ruled out TT. My oldest has used Saxon 5/4, 6/5, 7/6, and is now using 8/7. I didn't know if Saxon is the same in upper levels or if it changes. Thank you!!
  20. Does anyone know where I can find this? Thanks
  21. If you used Hake Grammar without the writing portion, how many lessons are there? Or how many days a week does it need to be completed. Any comparison to Rod and Staff?
  22. Thank you! I have never heard of these!
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