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  1. Also wanted to add, it can take anywhere from 1-3 days to get through some sections this way, so up to 2 weeks for a chapter. I don't stress too much about pacing, because we go year round and from my scheduling of the year, at this pace we still have a few weeks to play with in the school year.
  2. For each section (most chapters have 4 or 5 sections): We do a video on the lesson first (this immensely helps my dd), then we do vocabulary (we use Quizlet to create and study them), then we read the section. DD asks about anything that isn't quite clear to her. Then we supplement most sections with Interactive Notebooks from Stephanie Elkowitz on Teachers Pay Teachers. This is definitely not necessary, but I find her resources to be fantastic, and both kiddos love using them for their science studies. I just rearrange them to go along with the order in whatever text we're using as our spine. Then I make a study guide and chapter test for each chapter. I didn't like the format of the tests they provided.
  3. Thank you! I think only 3 or 4 of the videos on my list came from the free resources list. To be honest, I didn't find a lot of info in the resources they provided that was very helpful to me.
  4. We use a set of cards for each student and use the app instead of tiles. According to their site, you're supposed to teach AAR 1, then start AAR2 at the same time as AAS 1.
  5. We're using it this year and enjoying it so far. I posted this in the MP forum, but I'll copy/paste it here: _____ For anyone using Novare Earth Science, here's a list I've created of supplemental videos that can be used with most of the reading sections. One of my children has a learning disability and is a very visual learner, and adding videos to the reading helps her to process the information she's taking in. You are welcome to share this list. Most are short, free videos. A few require a subscription, and some are documentary-length. Please preview them before showing them to your children/students. https://bit.ly/30Th5T7
  6. :ohmy: Wow. I think we're seriously underachieving at our house. You're my hero. :hurray:
  7. I'm setting up some Anki decks for my oldest. I'm making different decks by content area. We haven't done flashcards much up till now except in math, but as more info is covered, I can see the benefit. Just wondering what has worked best for different homeschoolers. Do you do a general review time every day and rotate through content? Do you do a quick review before/after each lesson (like do your grammar flashcards after before/after each grammar lesson, etc.)? I just want to get a feel for some different ways of going about it. DD is in 5th/6th right now if that matters. :) Thanks!
  8. That totally makes sense. Thank you!
  9. I was reading Cathy Duffy's review of the Physical Science text here: https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula/science/textbooks-and-grade-level-resources/novare-physical-science-a-masteryoriented-curriculum She feels that the labs are too cost-prohibitive for most homeschool use. Can anyone who has used this text let me know if that was true, and if so, how you got around it? It does look like a great series. Thanks!
  10. They do seem to find a way to talk about it as much as possible! :lol:
  11. Yeah that's the only use I really see for them to be honest.
  12. Thank you! I'll watch the video on check numbers and see if they explain it in a way that makes more sense. CLE doesn't make you write the sums all out, I just wasn't sure if we were talking about the same thing so I wanted to explain what it is in CLE terms. I'd like to find the value in it instead of just teaching it because it's in the books lol.
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