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You know, saying "ignore this thread" to this group is like saying "don't push the big red button!" 

Homeschoolers.     They always think the rules don't apply to them.

Coming out of my long time lurking because I couldn't ignore this thread..  :leaving:

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Baby has been kept virus/infection free all cold and flu season- I've been so careful!. I canceled his well baby check and shots last month to avoid the pestilence filled waiting room. So, imagine my face yesterday when I show up for the rescheduled well baby check and the pediatrician comes in and apologizes for her cold and says she doesn't want Baby getting too much in her face! :svengo:

 

He has had a fever today too! It's probably from the shots, but you never know...

She wasn’t masked? I would make a stink.

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Dh and the dishwasher had an epic battle this evening.  I think the dishwasher is winning.  :(

 

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We've had good luck getting appliances on Craigslist. I hope it doesn't come to that, though.

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Our pastor's wife is Korean, and speaks to dd in Korean. But that's only a couple of times each week.

 

I signed her up for a course on coursera. We'll see how much video it has.

 

I was going to say Coursera, but I thought you wanted someone live. I'm also signed up with that course... :leaving:

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For some reason I thought Conceptual Physical Science had answers to odd questions in the back, but it’s only the tests, not the exercises.

I am not sure I can make this work. :(

 

Eta: after some googling I realize this is bc a review says it does. 😡

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I'd read the same thing. I have not bought the book yet though.

 

I looked around some more and it turns out they’re in a separate workbook which isn’t too much used. 

 

Phew. What workbook? Link?

 

Did I write Physics? I mean Conceptual Physical Science. It is, but it’s sort of remedial community college, so really about high school level. It’s a survey course.

 

 

No, you wrote it correctly. That's my understanding too. It has pre-algebra or maybe basic algebra as a pre-req, iiuc. When I was in 8th grade (and maybe 7th grade as well, I don't remember) we used a US CC textbook for biology, and English wasn't even our first language. Not that I think all CC textbooks are appropriate for middle school, but, some certainly are. Now, whether they're appropriate to throw at a young 6th grader is another question... I might be overly ambitious there, but, I also figure we can take more than a year, or I can shelve it for a year or two if necessary, or w/e. Or maybe it will be fine. Basically, I want a physical science (or just astronomy) text that has pre-algebra or basic algebra as a prereq, but that isn't way too tough (all astronomy books I looked at seemed like they'd be a little too hard). 

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DW (about some movie or TV series on Netflix): "Is this in Norwegian?"

Me: "Uh, maybe? You could try searching for Norwegian, and if it shows up, it's Norwegian. If not, you can try Danish, Swedish, etc, until you're through all the Scandinavian languages."

DW: "I don't think it's Danish or Swedish. They talk funny, like the Dutch."

Me: "And Norwegians don't?"

DW: "No, they've got like the American accent of Scandinavian languages."

Me:  :blink:

 

I was so tired this morning that I mixed my twins up. I have no excuse- I was looking right at her and she was talking! She said she was offended but I think she secretly thought, “haha, we can still fool Mom.â€

 

 

This year I've occasionally started telling Celery to be quiet when it was actually Broccoli yelling, or vice versa, when I didn't see who was yelling. I guess that means Celery's speech must be improving? Sometimes they're amused, sometimes not so much. 

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Aerospace camp... kids are not enthused but they loved it last time... it is FREAKING EXPENSIVE. But it looks so cool. Thoughts?

 

 

Depends on how rich you are and what the alternatives are. Or something along those lines. 

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I might be inclined to send them elsewhere cheaper. Of course, that assumes that there are neat other things that are cheaper that they either haven't tried yet or have tried and liked. 

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Aerospace camp... kids are not enthused but they loved it last time... it is FREAKING EXPENSIVE. But it looks so cool. Thoughts?

 

That's tough.  I'd like to see a little enthusiasm for something pricey.  Is there something else they'd like to do?  Or something else they haven't done that you think would be neat?  

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Aerospace camp... kids are not enthused but they loved it last time... it is FREAKING EXPENSIVE. But it looks so cool. Thoughts?

Are they enthusiastic about anything? I have no qualms about making my kids do things they don’t want to do, because they don’t usually want to do anything, but if there’s something they’d actually prefer I’d go with that.

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Good morning. Yawn. Had a terrible early morning dream about my two most beautiful chickens getting killed by hawks and after that there was no getting back to sleep. I got up and did chores instead.

Today I get to print out one of my short story and start the revision process on it.

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Good morning.  I was up earlier today, so I cleaned the microwave, emptied the dishwasher, and washed up some things someone left in the kitchen yesterday evening.  Oh, and I started Dad's latest load of laundry.

 

The new Aikido schedule has DD13 in the earlier adult class, during two of the three kids' classes, but the very first kids' class doesn't conflict, it ends just before the adult class starts.  DD13's current schedule now has her helping in a kids' class then going right into the adult class for a total of 2 1/2 hours of non-stop Aikido, but she's done by 7 PM (when the old schedule had the only adult class starting).  She is very happy with this schedule.  If she ever needs to switch there's another adult class that starts as hers is ending, but right now she appreciates getting home earlier.

 

Ceramics class again today, and music.  Much as I like Indian food I don't want it AGAIN tonight for supper, so we need a different option.  I don't really have time today to grocery unless I skip class time today, so we might end up making a Chick-fil-a run.

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Good morning!

 

Snow? :svengo:

 

It is cold here. I am covering my vegetable plants at night. Seems to be an extra cold winter's end compared to other years, but I think it's actually been pretty average.

 

Bad headache but it is getting better. Dh is having some major dental work done this morning. Later this afternoon we might head to AFSA to look at glasses styles for dd11 and dd15. Fish tacos for dinner and then church youth group and choirs.

 

Coffee!

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No almond milk and I needed an immediate breakfast with no heat sources.  I made a fast grocery run to the local mom&pop, so now we have meat for DH to grill for supper, too.

 

There, supper for tonight all planned out.  Now I get to eat breakfast.

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I almost never see anyone wearing a mask. Occasionally I'll see a cancer patient wearing a mask, but very rarely do I see anyone else wearing one.

 

Sick doctors included.

At bell choir Monday one of our ringers was masked. He has walking pneumonia. He actually had a surgical mask on. A couple weeks ago another ringer had a bandana over her face because of contagions.
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Good Morning!!!

 

Wednesday!!,ðŸ‘ðŸ‘

 

Very busy day: Baby has dentist appt. @ 8:20 for a filling, I have a cut-and-color at 1:00, 3 kids have piano this afternoon and we all have church tonight. 😩 I hate busy. I just want to stay home!!!

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We just tell them they get a party every 10 years. Works for us. :D

I throw one birthday party in a calendar year. This is a friends birthday party. And the kids rotate who gets the party that year. This year it is DS2. I always have the grandparents over for dinner for each kid and we do cake and singing and all that, so each kid does get celebrated for his/her birthday.
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I throw one birthday party in a calendar year. This is a friends birthday party. And the kids rotate who gets the party that year. This year it is DS2. I always have the grandparents over for dinner for each kid and we do cake and singing and all that, so each kid does get celebrated for his/her birthday.

Yes, I remember you mentioning rotating parties. Smart idea. I just really dislike parties.

 

In fact, as a classroom teacher, part of my orientation spiel to the parents was that I don't throw parties, parents do. And it doesn't mean dropping off cupcakes and expecting a party to happen on my end. (We'll sing happy birthday, but the cupcakes get put in a cup and sent home with the kids at the end of the day.) I've had some over the top parents that partied for everything! I don't care, they did all the work! (At end of the day, so not distracting). It was sad for the classes that didn't have that, but they didn't know what they were missing, so...

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No almond milk and I needed an immediate breakfast with no heat sources.  I made a fast grocery run to the local mom&pop, so now we have meat for DH to grill for supper, too.

 

There, supper for tonight all planned out.  Now I get to eat breakfast.

 

Do you have apples and peanut butter?

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:scared:  :scared:  :scared:  :svengo:  :willy_nilly:  :wacko:  :blushing:  :glare:

Sequence of emotions when you find a repeated word in the first line of the query that ten agents have. And yes, you read it twenty times before you sent it, aloud, and you checked it word by word twenty times, and you still missed it.

For what it's worth, two agents let that typo go and requested anyway. So I don't feel despondent, just very, very embarrassed.

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Do you have apples and peanut butter?

 

 

No apples, just halo oranges.  I'll get some tomorrow or Friday or this weekend, when I get another grocery run done.

 

I forgot about the nut butter packets I have.  I could have eaten a couple of those.

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:scared:  :scared:  :scared:  :svengo:  :willy_nilly:  :wacko:  :blushing:  :glare:

Sequence of emotions when you find a repeated word in the first line of the query that ten agents have. And yes, you read it twenty times before you sent it, aloud, and you checked it word by word twenty times, and you still missed it.

For what it's worth, two agents let that typo go and requested anyway. So I don't feel despondent, just very, very embarrassed.

 

 

:grouphug:  

 

Many of them probably didn't even notice it, and those that did have likely come across such small errors plenty of times.

 

 

At least I'm the one with egg on my face -- literally.  I seem to have an eating disorder this morning and cannot eat my fried eggs without wearing some like a 3-year-old.   :svengo:

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Good morning. 

 

I am thinking while typing in order to process.  I do best with a nice predictable schedule with some flexibility thrown in for fun and necessity.  That's not happening right now.

 

It has been a bad week to have a puppy because appointments etc. haven't always come at good puppy times.  She's done ok but I have a tiny bit of mommy guilt which I need to get over because she really is fine.  Today I have to take dd two cities over for the specialist ENT appointment.  I don't know what to expect procedure/ appointment wise but also time wise.  I have warned my aspie that he might have to do more than to give Juliet two pats on the head as he passes by.  He might have to actually put her outside for potty.  I have a bit of anxiety over this for both my Aspie and my puppy.  (We actually first got dogs 16 years ago partly because Ds freaked out so much about dogs and needed to learn to cope.  He's not freaked out now by dogs but he doesn't willingly interact much.)  Juliet will be crated for some of the time we are gone but if the time is too long then she needs to be able to go outside.

 

There are some issues regarding the whole car accident thing.  Please pray that the police report gets written and released and that it shows clearly that the other driver is at fault.  I don't think that there is any doubt about that but I will breathe a lot easier to see that actually in writing.  (What is said verbally doesn't always get put in writing.) 

 

The council listened to all the citizen uproar last night and is "studying the issue".  I know that puts it off in some ways but in the past, the old mayor (who was actually there as a citizen last night as one of the few citizens dissenting against the rest of us) would have pushed things through anyway.

 

The house is a mess BUT everyone has clothes to wear.  All animals and people are fed when they are supposed to be fed and what they are supposed to be fed.  We have heat.  And light.  And entertainment.  School is being done even though I have done absolutely zero teaching or grading or planning.  I have some homeschool mommy guilt about this but have to let it go.  Hopefully next week I can start to dig myself out of this new hole of being behind in housework and financial stuff (which is hanging over my head).  But I can't do everything even imperfectly right now.  Medical care has been a priority.  (Rabbit trail:  I have to go for fasting labs for myself on Friday but I think I have planned out when I can go and get back before the puppy's normal wake up time.  I hope that it works.  If not, she will yip and someone will have to get up and let her out and everyone will survive anyway.  Right?)

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I guess I need to proofread thirty times.

 

 

Not back-to-back.  Take some breaks in-between, preferably long breaks.  And/or get someone else to also proof-read your letters to try to spot any such oddities.

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Good morning. 

 

I am thinking while typing in order to process.  I do best with a nice predictable schedule with some flexibility thrown in for fun and necessity.  That's not happening right now.

 

It has been a bad week to have a puppy because appointments etc. haven't always come at good puppy times.  She's done ok but I have a tiny bit of mommy guilt which I need to get over because she really is fine.  Today I have to take dd two cities over for the specialist ENT appointment.  I don't know what to expect procedure/ appointment wise but also time wise.  I have warned my aspie that he might have to do more than to give Juliet two pats on the head as he passes by.  He might have to actually put her outside for potty.  I have a bit of anxiety over this for both my Aspie and my puppy.  (We actually first got dogs 16 years ago partly because Ds freaked out so much about dogs and needed to learn to cope.  He's not freaked out now by dogs but he doesn't willingly interact much.)  Juliet will be crated for some of the time we are gone but if the time is too long then she needs to be able to go outside.

 

There are some issues regarding the whole car accident thing.  Please pray that the police report gets written and released and that it shows clearly that the other driver is at fault.  I don't think that there is any doubt about that but I will breathe a lot easier to see that actually in writing.  (What is said verbally doesn't always get put in writing.) 

 

The council listened to all the citizen uproar last night and is "studying the issue".  I know that puts it off in some ways but in the past, the old mayor (who was actually there as a citizen last night as one of the few citizens dissenting against the rest of us) would have pushed things through anyway.

 

The house is a mess BUT everyone has clothes to wear.  All animals and people are fed when they are supposed to be fed and what they are supposed to be fed.  We have heat.  And light.  And entertainment.  School is being done even though I have done absolutely zero teaching or grading or planning.  I have some homeschool mommy guilt about this but have to let it go.  Hopefully next week I can start to dig myself out of this new hole of being behind in housework and financial stuff (which is hanging over my head).  But I can't do everything even imperfectly right now.  Medical care has been a priority.  (Rabbit trail:  I have to go for fasting labs for myself on Friday but I think I have planned out when I can go and get back before the puppy's normal wake up time.  I hope that it works.  If not, she will yip and someone will have to get up and let her out and everyone will survive anyway.  Right?)

 

 

:grouphug:  :grouphug:

 

Good processing.  And it sounds like you have all of the most important bases being covered.  Everything else should be able to be recovered from, if need be.

 

Just keep re-reading the bolded.

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Not back-to-back.  Take some breaks in-between, preferably long breaks.  And/or get someone else to also proof-read your letters to try to spot any such oddities.

Actually, both of my proof-readers missed it. I've been taking a week between readings.

 

ETA: It's a Boneheaded Writerly Booyah.

 

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Here’s the link

 

https://www.amazon.com/Practice-Book-Conceptual-Physical-Science/dp/0321776569

 

I think if you’re really wanting astronomy you’ll be disappointed, though. There are only three chapters.

 

Eta: the workbook is in the mail, so I haven’t actually seen the elusive answers with my own two eyes yet.

 

 

Thanks! Yeah, I know it doesn't have much astronomy. I'd asked Celery what he wanted to do for science next year, and he said astronomy, but then when I asked him to help me pick out resources, he seemed kind of meh, and he does like physics and the like, so, I think physical science will be good. I actually prefer it over just astronomy, since I think he could use a more general introduction to more things, but, if he really wanted astronomy I'd be okay with that too. So, I'm thinking I'll check out some more astronomy stuff from the library and let him watch whatever GC there are about astronomy that are on Amazon or Plus (and, I ordered The Manga Guide to the Universe, which he read and says he liked), but, I think I'm not going to do an astronomy course beyond what's in the book. Unless maybe he still wants to do an astronomy course when he's in 7th grade or beyond... the good news is that the older he gets, the easier it will be to find an appropriate astronomy textbook (the ones I've looked at seemed to be either a bit too hard in math and/or reading level, or to not have any math at all). 

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