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  1. I'm so happy to read this! I was already wondering why they were struggling so much, and was actually browsing through the R&S book to find some help with teaching it, but alas...couldn't find it, because they don't teach it yet at that age. R&S was ultra boring, but it worked.
  2. Thanks, that makes me feel a lot better! We were working through R&S 3 and R&S 4 without any problems, so hence I thought we could just move into KISS, but I feel like giving up and returing to the boring, old textbook.
  3. After having used R&S for some time, we got really bored and fed up with it. It took ages to just get to the point, and I had to wade through the book to find something to learn for my boys. We went ahead and printed out the first book (I believe it's level 1 - grade 2) from the KISS grammar website. First few lessons were great, but we're now completely stuck on complements. Is this basic grammar for this age or is it advanced? Any tips on how to get over this hurdle? We really, really do like KISS, and it gets done, but they just don't get what a complement is. We watched a few YouTube videos and I tried to explain it in different ways, but no success.
  4. 1st - Moving House 2nd - Nothing, he came on due date 3rd - 2 weeks late, finally got things started with litres of fresh pineapple juice and clary sage (aromatherapy) 4th - 1 week early, red raspberry leaf tea and clary sage. Good luck, I'll be in your position in a couple weeks time. It's hard!!
  5. We've had the same Dyson for 7 years now, and it works still as well as when we first got it. We only had to replace the HEPA filter, but we have a dust allergy so do that more often than some others might.
  6. I haven't read it yet. It's in my basket on Amazon, but I keep spending my book budget on other books...books that don't make me have to tidy up.
  7. I haven't been here for weeks, or better said: I haven't been here since week 2. We moved house and I hardly got any reading done, and now I'm nearing the end of my pregnancy and my brain has turned to mush. I've been binge watching Prison Break. I'm nearly done and need to get back in the reading mode. I need something a bit more simple, any suggestions??? Currently I'm reading: War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy (I hate this book with a passion, but I'm reading it with a friend, so I'll just have to keep on going. Note to Self: Never ever read with a friend again) Utopia, by Thomas More My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell Birth of Britain, by Winston Churchill Finished so far: The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien Hamlet, by Shakespeare Beatrix Potter, a Life in Nature, by Linda Lear How to Read a Book, by Mortimer Adler The Disappearing Spoon, by Sam Kean The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury Books I've given up on for now: The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas A Kempis My Utmost for His Highest, by Oswald Chambers Paradise Lost, by John Milton Oh my, we love the Murdurous Maths books. We own them all!I'm not too sure how much they really picked up from the books, though. :p
  8. The Ring, and The Sixth Sense. I am Legend didn't scare me at all....strange :p
  9. Totally not weird, imo. How often do they use their middle names anyway....
  10. No, I don't think it's up to high school standard. I'd expect more advanced selections; my 8 year old son just finished Men of Iron. Many of the books mentioned are ones I'm planning on using this coming year with my 6 and 8 year old.
  11. Lol, thanks for the warning not to order anything living ahead of time :lol: I could totally see myself doing something like that! I can't seem to find the Facebook page you mention. :confused1: Thanks for that, it does look very helpful and time saving.
  12. Does it matter what edition I order? I can get the 2007 edition for half the price of the 2014 edition.
  13. Lol, so they're back where they were a few years ago? :lol: :huh:
  14. Thank you so much! This is really helpful, I didn't even think of ordering it online. I could just order all the supplies at the start of the year and have them ready for the lessons. It sure does look like a lot of fun!
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