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  1. Which career assessment test have you found most helpful? I'm interested in using it for my 11th grade son. Thanks.
  2. Thank you so much. I looked it up and it seemed to be by grade. What is the name of the workbook? Your daughter was able to work independently?
  3. Hi there, OhElizabeth! So nice to hear your voice! (Lol) I hope you are doing well. Could you tell me what Abeka grammar is like to use? What grades have you used?
  4. I did not realize Shurley even had an 8th level until this year. Just curious if anyone has tried it...
  5. Your thoughts seem to line up with mine on this. My two boys are very different. One is very academic, making A's on everything and loves school. The other is not as much. He pretty much hates grammar and likes to work independently. I considered Easy Grammar for them, but it just doesn't seem as thorough as Shurley. The fact that they haven't had intensive grammar study in a bit makes me wonder if (for the sake of the bright, but more non-academic one) I should do Shurley 6...then, they would be at a stronger place before tackling Shurley 7. I never knew until this year that they have a Shur
  6. Trying to figure out what level of Shurley to use for my boys that are in 7th grade this year. We had more of a grammar in context of writing type year last year. The year before that we used the 4th level. Yet, when I talked to the company, they said do 7th this year. I am hesitating for some reason...wondering if a solid year of 6 would be better and do 7th next year? What do you think? Which level would you do?
  7. Did they find the instruction to be adequate? I ordered the Apologia instructional DVD before we made the decision to take the Virtual Homeschool Group class. Now, I am wondering if I should return the DVD. I sure could use that extra $100! Any thoughts? Thanks! Becky
  8. I have not had personal experience with what you are dealing with. However, I have been reading a lot about Celiac Disease. I have seen loss of hair like you mention as a symptom. It would be worth checking out because it is an auto immune issue. So, when a person with Celiac eats wheat...even a small amount it causes physical damage to their intestines....all sorts of issues. Some do not present with GI symptoms, but can even be asymptomatic. Just food for thought. Blessings, Becky
  9. Hi there. I homeschool 6 dc and so I know all about the busyness of days with a large family. I wish you all the best in your homeschooling journey. It is a challenge, but well worth it. Yes, dependence on the Lord is of paramount importance. I think you are wise to look at doing history and science as a group. A couple of years ago, I tried using BJU for about 3 classes each for five of them. I was hoping it would shorten my teaching day. I will say that I think their materials are excellent. The classes for the most part are interesting and engaging. The thing that I found
  10. Well, these are encouraging responses. I want our focus to be on writing, but somehow it always ends up being grammar because of how long it takes to do it. Then we don't end up doing as much writing as I would like. (I have this big time tendency to pick teacher intensive curriculum...WHEN will I learn??? There is one of me and six of them!) All that to say that I would love to use something shorter for grammar IF it would be effective. I am sick of grammar alone taking 30-45 mins a day times three! (2 hrs 15 mins or so) We use IEW's writing program, so maybe FIX IT combined with t
  11. Just wondering how you implemented it. Is it open and go? Did you find that your student retained the learning due to it being in the context of writing? That is the part I am especially wondering about. But, if it's not open and go, it won't work for us. Also, how long did it take to teach each day? Did you do it everyday? Thanks so much, Becky
  12. Thank you, OhElizabeth for your thoughts. I'm just not sure about it. My ds did like the lectures, but I'm not sure how he would do with the reading. Also, I'm not clear on how it is all pulled together. Do they read a certain number of pages before the next lecture? Do they write about the topics with a clear assignment from him? It is very expensive; so, that may be a problem as well. I'm looking for an easy way to get history done at a 9th grade level...and it would be nice if it could be independent. That is the appealing thing about it to me. I am always on the lookout fo
  13. I am beginning to wonder if anyone is actually using this course...I've posted on K-8, Logic, & High School and not much response... Anyone????
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