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  1. I don't personally know anyone who has died. I have heard of friends of friends (3). But I personally know 3 people who died within a month of being vaccinated. I know 5 who were hospitalized, but all survived. One of those has been hospitalized yearly for pneumonia (except 2020) many times so it wasn't a surprise that COVID turned into pneumonia for her. When I see the numbers it just conflicts with what I have seen of those I know. Maybe different areas of the US are being hit differently.
  2. Do the hours need to be certain subjects? Can you count other educational activities? I would count read aloud times, Legos, outside play time, helping in the kitchen, art activities, and so on.
  3. Some of these look good! Thanks!
  4. I like to watch comedies for my television. I am in need of new shows to watch. I just finished watching Superstore. Any new comedies coming out this year? I am open to older ones too, but I have probably seen most of them.
  5. This is awful. This is why we needed to push back and fight executive orders years ago. This is not the authority or position that the president has. This needs to be left up to individual businesses to decide. This opens the door for far too much. We opened the door to executive orders and that will never go away. What comes after this mandate?
  6. If you are ok with Christian content, Rod and Staff have books on the mechanics of singing.
  7. I did a Google search of the forums. A lot of the older threads have contests that no longer exist. I figured it was good to have a current listing.
  8. Can we make a running list of exams and competitions available to homeschoolers? National Mythology Exam National Latin Exam HSLDA has a writing competition going now until November Math Kangaroo
  9. No 😭 our country of residence is closing everything. No matter vaccination status. Some places are proof of vaccine and a negative test. But most are closed.
  10. I was looking at Memoria Press, and see that in 6th (I think) they offer memorizing Horatius at the Bridge. It looks like you can get a medal as well. This has me thinking about adding a longer poem to memorize instead of many shorter ones. Does anyone do a longer poem? How has that worked out for your kids? My DS is 9, he does a lot of Scripture memory work. We are doing American History this year. So I was thinking it might be good to try Paul Revere's Ride. But I feel that would be too long in its entirety, so maybe I would need to just pick part of it. Any been there done that advice or thoughts? Are there benefits to learning a longer poem over several shorter ones?
  11. I don't know if I am the only one feeling like the world is getting smaller around me. We live and homeschool internationally. Homeschooling provided a great way to take advantage of travel, museums, learning about the culture, and giving us a break from the foreign culture when we needed it. But now I am feeling like the season of travel and museums is over. So many restrictions are being put up. I have only parented overseas, this is all I know, and I have loved it for the most part. And this pandemic season feels never ending. I have so enjoyed all our field trips we have been able to take. But I had plans for so many more. We had a big trip planned for Egypt next year when we started ancient history again. But now I don't even know what next year will look like. We didn't do Auschwitz two years ago because I wanted DS to be a little older, but who knows if we will ever travel again. I had so many plans! Even in country travel is being restricted. So all the beautiful museums here might not even be an option. I don't want my days to just be stuck in an apartment. Sorry just feeling very down. I have enjoyed how we have homeschooled these last four years, and it all feels like that season has ended.
  12. We sing a hymn or two daily. I usually sing a song at bedtime. And every once in a while we sing outside our devotion time. I love to sing, dh doesn't as much, DS enjoys singing.
  13. What is the name of the old unschooling magazine? I think it was published in the 70s through the 90s. I know they have digital copies.
  14. Is she looking at a specific University she has looked at the requirements? Because I have looked (I homeschool internationally as well) and most European Universities only want a diploma. That it doesn't need to be accredited. But if she has looked at specific ones that require that then it throws a wrench as it becomes more complicated. Schools are accredited not curriculum. So going through a school would be necessary. A Beka, BJU have schools and both are accredited and have video options (which I believe are online as well). Otherwise there is Potters School, Veritas Press to look into as well. Does their sending agency offer an online school? Ours does, it isn't classical, but it is sufficient for those that need accredited and online.
  15. Trick geography- I don't think you draw with it but it does go over countries and landforms.
  16. Extended family (great aunt) who 82 fully vaccinated was hospitalized for 10 days needing oxygen. Earlier in March or was it April family member not vaccinated was hospitalized for 4 days needing oxygen.
  17. I think Simply Charlotte Mason has a video on sewing.
  18. I think it is because Latin appears easier. I think there is a fear since Modern Greek is around. And people are afraid of the alphabet. But really learning any language requires a lot of work!
  19. I ordered a used McGuffey 4 reader. I didn't realize there were so many different editions! Is it worth the money to buy new (so I can be sure the edition) to get the Wiley revision?
  20. Yeah I am in that group. It doesn't offer much.
  21. Yeah I am in that group. It doesn't offer much.
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