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  1. Thanks everyone for all your suggestions. I finally remembered what they were. They are from Flyleaf Publising Books to Remember. http://flyleafpublishing.com/products.html I do have the first level of AAR, and they are beautiful as well, and a lot less expensive!
  2. I remember a few years ago someone mentioning some early/beginning readers that were really beautiful. They were rather expensive as well. I can't for the life of me remember what they were called or the name of the company. Can you all post some links if you have any idea what I may be talking about! ;)
  3. Thank you sooo much! This is very helpful. I would feel the same as you if someone asked me for books covering US history/geography in only 2 weeks. Unfortunately that is the only amount of time we have if we want to cover the whole world in one year. Maybe my dd's interest will be peaked and she'll want to study Canada in her free time!
  4. Is it possible to use a tech course of study for a high school science credit? I would love to do this for my kids as I believe it would open many doors for them however I'm having trouble finding an actual homeschool curriculum. Any suggestions?
  5. Is there a biology course that doesn't have labs? If so, can this count as a high school credit?
  6. My dd15 is study geography this year and we are nearing the chapter on Canada. I am ashamed to say that I don't know much about our neighbor to the north. Please forgive my ignorance. I am looking for some books to enhance our study. We need books that have more of a broad sweep of culture, history, etc. We will only be studying Canada for 2-3 weeks. She will be expected to read 30 minutes a day of outside sources. ETA: Although I am looking primarily for fact based books, I welcome suggestions for fiction set in Canada.
  7. We are doing a USA state study this year so I'm looking for literature based on state. Books can be picture or chapter books. I have a 2nd grader and a 6th grader doing the study. Our library has plenty of non-fiction books for each state. What I really want is non-fiction.
  8. DD15 wants to study Geography this year. I'm having a hard time coming up with resources that are secular. I'm leaning towards having her do most of the work, finding books, websites, etc. But I need help getting started. What would need to be included for her to earn a credit?
  9. I missed the session to as well as Julie Bogarts writing session that was on the 14th. Neither have shown up on my recordings page. I emailed them a couple of days ago but am still waiting on a response. I know they are swamped so it will probably be awhile. I was also hoping I would be able to watch the first sessions before the second, but this may not be possible.
  10. You are right, she does not like to make mistakes! She is very meticulous, so much so that sometimes I hate to correct her for fear she will feel bad! She is the first of my children that I really feel I am able to teach math conceptually. With my older kids I feared math too much and unfortunately, passed that fear unto them. I have learned from my mistakes and am trying a more exploration approach with her. My fear still creeps up from time to time and I've learned to back off when that happens. A lot of the fear I'm having now is because she will be going to public school this year so I'm trying to get her prepared for what lies ahead! I want to make sure she is ready. We won't finish RS before school starts so I am tempted to skip over a few lessons and just hit the ones that I think she will need. Do you think that is possible? Love this idea! I did find a place value chart that goes up to the thousands so I will get this out next time. I think the base-10 cards may be a little too abstract for her, I'm going to get our base 10 blocks on for our next lesson.
  11. I am using RS level B with my 7 year old daughter. She has been doing very well with it but we have come to a halt on Lesson 53 which begins using the base-10 picture cards to teach place value up to the thousands place. We've been on this lesson for about 3 days because I don't believe she is fully understanding the concept. I don't know if we should just move on or stay here awhile until she gets it. My main concern in that the next lesson deals with trading with base-10 cards and then adding with base-10 cards. I think either 2 things can happen if we move on. She will become more confused, or something will click and she'll get it. The first 2 days we worked on this lesson, I would write a number, i.e. 3452, I would have her show me the number with the base-10 cards and then have her build the number with the place value cards. She did pretty well on with these, and would always place the place value cards on top of each other when building the number. For some reason I felt she really wasn't getting it because of her attitude so I decided to go over the lesson with her again today. This time I would say the number instead of writing it because I wanted to see if she could write the number. So I gave her a number, 3512, I showed her the number with the base-10 cards and asked her to write it. She wrote, 3000 500 12. I told her that was very good, then asked her if she could make the number with the place value cards. She did so with the numbers stacked on top of each other so it looked like 3512. Each number I told her so would do the same thing, write it in expanded form, (something we've never really gone over with writing numbers) then she would proceed to stack the place value cards in standard form. So how should I correct this, or is it ok what she is doing? Also, should we move on or stay put for awhile? Thanks!
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