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Old 01-20-2012, 04:15 PM   #1411
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We tried SoS a few years back for our older 2 children. While I thought the curriculum was great, I found the software frustrating for my girls. It required exact word answers to questions and leaves no room for personal interpretation, imho. I wish I had a specific scenario that I could give you directly from the program, but I can't. I will give you a vague, disney-fied made up question:

Lesson question: What famous mouse is the star of the black and white cartoon 'Steamboat Willie'?
My dd's answer: Mickey
Program: Wrong. Correct answer: Mickey Mouse

My daugthers would think that because the word "mouse" was in the question, the program was looking for the name of the mouse only.

Sorry for the poor example, but I hope you get the gist of it. Just wanted to offer my opinion. That being said, for some the math program may be a good choice because there's little interpretation with numbers

I frequently visit a homeschooling message board that has a specific place for hsing during the high school years. Feel free to pm me and I'd be glad to give you the info. Personally, I just searched the web for the graduation requirements for your local school district (how many credits of what study area etc). I use that as a guide and keep a transcript for my dd. I have known several homeschool graduates and not one has been denied college admission based on the fact that they are a homeschooler.

You may also want to check into CLEP (also known as clepping). You can earn dual credit for high school and college courses. You study at home and then take a CLEP test at a local testing center. If the student passes, they earn college credits. I know of a fabulous website/ info/ support group for this and would be very happy to give you that info as well. My dd has chosen not to CLEP at this point in time.

Here's some core programs that my dd 15 is doing this year:

Math: Teaching Textbooks
English: Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings
Science: Apologia Chemistry
History: Beautiful Feet US and World History
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:08 AM   #1412
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dh is on board with it if we decide to go for it.
dd really isn't being open about what is going on at school, so we have set up a meeting with the teacher and with the counselor to talk about it.
thanks for the advice so far, we appreciate it!
I think that is a good plan of attack I wish you good luck in finding out whatever the issue might be. Hopefully, she is just bored with the teaching
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #1413
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I'm curious if anyone else has had this happen.

My dd and I do school at our local library one day a week. It's a nice change of scenery from our house, we pick up some books (and a movie if she's good) and she gets to play on their computers for a while while I read. It's a nice change of pace. I take in her books and supplies and we stake out a table in the children's section so not to bother anyone while we're talking and work from there.

Today we were there just after lunch so it seemed a bit more crowded than usual. My daughter was on a computer playing a reading game and another child just kind of came over and obnoxiously said very loudly, "I wanna play!" so I kind of rescued my daughter (who's almost 5) and said, "she's playing right now- if you'll let her finish her game you can have a turn." The other kid kind of stood right over my daughter while she finished her game, then I suggested that we return to the table and finish school so the other kid could have the computer. As soon as we sat down at the table with her books and art supplies (I take a briefcase-like art kit with markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.) the other child comes over and sits at a chair at the table with us and proceeds to grab markers from my child's art kit! I was so shocked I kind of didn't know what to do. I mean, this is a VERY small child's table. It wasn't like a conference table. I just kind of slid the art kit to the floor by my chair and waited for the parent to come over... and no parent ever came! So I started my daughter on her activity and by that point the other child lost interest and left the markers on the table and ran to get some blocks... which he then brought over and started banging on the table in front of my dd. Finally a parent came over and just kind of said, "do you want to color? Okay, well let's go put the blocks back first..." and while they were gone putting the blocks away I packed up the art things and hid them from view and we very shortly left the library thereafter.

My question is: if you do school at the library, are you expected to entertain other people's children? This was a first in the very physically-involved kid area, but we have had quite a few experiences where people send their kids over kind of expectantly wanting to participate in whatever activity we're doing. If I'm reading a book of whatever I love to have other kids come and sit with us while we read a story. But if we're doing a craft or a work sheet, I usually don't print extras to have for the other kids who just happen to be hanging out in the library.

I just thought it was kind of an odd situation and I wonder if anyone else has experienced this? I'm not sure what proper library etiquette is in this situation!
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #1414
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I haven't had that happen but I have a feeling other parents have. There are numerous signs all over the children's area stating that children are to be accompanied at all times.

We don't school at the library because we wouldn't get anything done with me chasing after our toddler.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #1415
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This is my first year HSing my dd9/3rd grade. If you would of asked my this time last year I would of said "No way". I decided to take my dd out of ps for a number of reasons. 1. No books 2. No report cards 3. dd would have to come and be retaught everything that they supposedly did during the day. 4. My child being bullied and telling the teacher only for her response was "Dont act like a kindergardener. , REALLY!?! And many more reasons.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #1416
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Welcome~



Hi there and Welcome to the wonderful journey of Homeschooling!

It is an amazing journey that will take you on many wonderful adventures. there will be times that are tough, I am having that now with my DS14 starting High School next year

I know that it has been wonderful for our family and wish you a Blessed Journey!

This is a wonderful Board with lots of discussions that have been helpful to me....and once again !!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #1417
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I'm curious if anyone else has had this happen.

My dd and I do school at our local library one day a week. It's a nice change of scenery from our house, we pick up some books (and a movie if she's good) and she gets to play on their computers for a while while I read. It's a nice change of pace. I take in her books and supplies and we stake out a table in the children's section so not to bother anyone while we're talking and work from there.

Today we were there just after lunch so it seemed a bit more crowded than usual. My daughter was on a computer playing a reading game and another child just kind of came over and obnoxiously said very loudly, "I wanna play!" so I kind of rescued my daughter (who's almost 5) and said, "she's playing right now- if you'll let her finish her game you can have a turn." The other kid kind of stood right over my daughter while she finished her game, then I suggested that we return to the table and finish school so the other kid could have the computer. As soon as we sat down at the table with her books and art supplies (I take a briefcase-like art kit with markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.) the other child comes over and sits at a chair at the table with us and proceeds to grab markers from my child's art kit! I was so shocked I kind of didn't know what to do. I mean, this is a VERY small child's table. It wasn't like a conference table. I just kind of slid the art kit to the floor by my chair and waited for the parent to come over... and no parent ever came! So I started my daughter on her activity and by that point the other child lost interest and left the markers on the table and ran to get some blocks... which he then brought over and started banging on the table in front of my dd. Finally a parent came over and just kind of said, "do you want to color? Okay, well let's go put the blocks back first..." and while they were gone putting the blocks away I packed up the art things and hid them from view and we very shortly left the library thereafter.

My question is: if you do school at the library, are you expected to entertain other people's children? This was a first in the very physically-involved kid area, but we have had quite a few experiences where people send their kids over kind of expectantly wanting to participate in whatever activity we're doing. If I'm reading a book of whatever I love to have other kids come and sit with us while we read a story. But if we're doing a craft or a work sheet, I usually don't print extras to have for the other kids who just happen to be hanging out in the library.

I just thought it was kind of an odd situation and I wonder if anyone else has experienced this? I'm not sure what proper library etiquette is in this situation!
No, you're certainly not expected to entertain anyone else's child. I can see where possibly a parent or child would think you were using library supplies instead of your own, thinking it's public property and that you're sort of sitting at "the" coloring table, instead of sitting at a table using your own supplies.

If the table were big enough for him to squeeze himself in there and bang his blocks, I'd try to situate myself more privately, where no one else could join you. It's a shame you have to do something like this, but the children's section is probably almost more like a playground, in the sense that everything is everyone's property, and children don't have boundries to realize they're invading someone's space. And I can see where parents may let their kids go anywhere in the children's area without close supervision.

Is there a space in the adult area that you could go, without disturbing other adults? I know even in our teeny-tiny library, there are large tables that sit many, where you'd never sit and talk w/ your child, but there are also a couple of spaces that there are 2 chairs in a corner, etc. I'd try to locate a place like that, away from the children's area. Ask if there's a 'tutoring' area in your library. Most libraries are used at some point by tutors, so most should have something.

btw, I love your idea of schooling one day a week at the library. We did library time a bit more a couple of years ago when we first started homeschooling... I think I have to get us back to that. Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #1418
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Changing cirriculum for next year

Right now my DD is with CAVA in the K12 system. While we really like it, we want to change out of it.

DD will be in grade 7 next year. Was wondering what curriculum is good. What books, courses etc. I want to be more independant with the homeschooling.

Thanks for any advice for a 7th grader

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #1421
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High School Curriulum

Still searching for information on HSing High School. I am looking at a wide scope of curriculum and wanted to know what some of you are using.
I know that we will continue with Math-U-See, both of my DS's love this program and it works well for us.

I am looking at Abeka and Alpha Omega, still need something for science.
Any input on what has worked for any of you?

Thanks for any input!
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[QUOTE=Disney4us2;43864084]Right now my DD is with CAVA in the K12 system. While we really like it, we want to change out of it.

DD will be in grade 7 next year. Was wondering what curriculum is good. What books, courses etc. I want to be more independant with the homeschooling.

Thanks for any advice for a 7th grader

Hi there~

We currently have a DS10( 4th grade) ad DS 14 (8th grade). The curriculum that we have used that the kids love is :

Math-U-See for our math. We have been using this for 5 years and they really enjoy it.

The Boys both use Soaring with Spelling, Winning with Writing and Growing in Grammer. These are written by Tamela Davis and are very easy to understand. There is a lesson per day, as well as tests for the units.

For History and Science we have used alot of unit studies, we really enjoy lapbooks by In the Hand of a Child.
We have used Galloping the Globe and Considering Gods Creation.

Now I need help with HSing High School...DS will be a freshman in the fall and boy , am I nervous!
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:28 PM   #1423
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K12 vs Calvert

Does anyone have an opinion of either of these curriculum. As Texas resident we can enroll in either one for free and I am looking for a structured, graded curriculum for my daughter to use for 5th grade next year.
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Does anyone have an opinion of either of these curriculum. As Texas resident we can enroll in either one for free and I am looking for a structured, graded curriculum for my daughter to use for 5th grade next year.
Personally I prefer Calvert but I'm from Maryland so not only do I know many people who use them and I also know people who have gone through their school. I would look at both websites and see how they line up with how your daughter learns best. K12 has sample lessons and Calvert also has sample lesson and all the books they use.

http://virtualschools.calvertschool....um/fifth-grade
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Ok, so now I need some help. Anyone have to convince a spouse that wasn't on board with homeschooling? I've been homeschooling the kids for pre-K and would like to continue to homeschool them into K and 1st (at the least) after that I may not be able for a few years due to my schooling. To complicate this fact we just moved to a place with a K deadline we don't meet. So spouse wants to enroll them in preK "just for the experience" and I think that's the stupidest idea ever. I looked at the curriculum online and we've completely about 1/2 - 2/3 of the prek objective and I think we will complete all/most by the end of the year. I need some talking points.
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