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  2. Debbie in Bailey

    Thoughts on Math Curriculum to follow Singapore 6B

    Singapore 6A and 6B are pre-algebra. And Video Text covers pre-algebra. In our experience, there was absolutely no need for anything between Singapore 6B and VideoText.
  3. BarefootLady

    Thoughts on Math Curriculum to follow Singapore 6B

    I have been looking at video text as well, and really like the look of it. Did you go straight from 6B to videotext, or do you recommend any type of program in between? pre-algebra?
  4. SandraVA

    Core C October chat

    We are nearing the end of Sticks Across the Chimney. It took a little while to get into it for him - since my son loved Red Sails so much - but it did pick up the pace eventually and got exciting. (That's for my son...for me, I liked the story from the very beginning. Great tales of kids working hard and being clever and helpful to their mother.) Just realized this thread is about 2 weeks old - hope you liked Sticks Across the Chimney!
  5. kolamum

    Student Planners

    Plum Paper's ME Planner is what my high schooler uses. He loves it. You can even have labels for the boxes made, he's been using one since 7th or 8th grade. He also keeps his online log-in info for various school related sites in there, uses the note section {I add more on for him} for taking notes during his science & math lectures, etc. They do have student planners as well, but he's always just picked the ME & designed his own cover. FWIW, they'll be having a 30% off sale on BlackFriday.
  6. mathmom-nc

    Student Planners

    We have a checklist on Google Sheets. She can get to it on her computer and see what needs to be done. It works...ok. =) But better than a planner for my DD 13.
  7. Liz Ann

    Student Planners

    https://products.orderoochaos.com/ I use this one with my elementary kids and love it. It’s probably geared for a little older but we make it work for us.
  8. Debbie in Bailey

    Student Planners

    My kids preferred just a simple list of what needed to be accomplished. I did it on Excel and it mirrored a simple homework planner/tracker I'd seen. As they got older, I could put longer range things on there, too. I would ask her how she'd like to keep track of assignments - both short and long term. I know that using a formal planner would have never worked for me as a student and I don't particularly like them now. Help her come up with her own system. If she thinks she'd like a planner, take her with you and look at some. Look online. Or, maybe she just likes lists and could even learn to make her own on the computer (or paper if she prefers). Sticky notes or written notes in the front of a favorite notebook or folder. Who knows what may work well for her. Perhaps just having a spiral notebook to write things down in would work.
  9. BarefootLady

    Student Planners

    I am trying to help my oldest become more organized and help her have better follow through on her independent work. I would like to help her set up a student planner for her daily items, and eventually start giving her some longer range assignments that she would track in it as well. Do any of you have a favorite planner you have used with an upper-elementary to middle grades student? I would like this skill to be very familiar well before high school, but most planners I have seen seem geared to the high school student. (any you like for high school would be of interest too, as we will be getting there eventually Thanks!
  10. What a lovely thing to read as the forums sunset. It's been a delight to see your boys grow up through the years. I'd love to get occasional updates about all of you. My Sonlight email is my first initial, last name @sonlight.com.
  11. smalltownmommy

    Halloween -- Haunted Houses ??? Opinions?

    So good to see this today :)
  12. I think it would be doable. You just might have to go lighter with the core D books and now worry about finishing at the end of the year.
  13. Hauxa Mom

    Halloween -- Haunted Houses ??? Opinions?

    Yay! When you get a bunch of Sonlight sisters praying . . .
  14. I was wanting to do American History Level D. My oldest is doing American History now, younger is doing Alabama history this year. I have some lang. arts from a previous year that we never finished. I also have Apologia science that we were going to do this year, but then I put them back in public school again. Im really praying about the decision I need to make. Thank you for your input.
  15. Thank you, Amy. I'm so glad you chimed in. I'll add in Odyssey based on your recommendation. Adding here, I've really appreciated your input on the forums throughout the years. I think your literature selections are great, and I positively drooled when I opened up the World Literature box. Truthfully, I bought it knowing that my students wouldn't be able to use it all, but I knew I would eventually get to it myself. Same with the Brit Lit. I'll miss you, Amy! Thanks for being a Sonlight voice on the forums.
  16. I think you have a good list overall--just a few more options for you to consider. Persepolis is just the first half/first volume. There's a sequel (sometimes printed together in a bind-up), and it's rotten. I liked the SL part, though--but since it's about war in Iran, it's not light. In truth, I think The Odyssey is outstanding and entertaining. My dh read it as an adult and was like, "Why have I never read this?! It's AMAZING!" It is one of my 10-on-a-desert-island books. To me, that's a DO NOT MISS. You can probably find a video version of The Misanthrope, as it is a funny comedy. I think The Insanity of God is good for everyone, so definitely a fan of you doing that one. Lear is one of the most intense of Shakespeare's plays. Really not comfortable to see, but super good for cultural literacy. I think the Iliad version is a lovely translation, and it abridges out all the battles that don't really move the plot forward. There's not a ton of plot in The Iliad, but what's there is very powerful. Gilgamesh is awesome. I thought Don Quixote incredibly funny when I read it as a teen. Laugh-out-loud-on-an-airplane funny. But it's lengthy. Copenhagen is AWESOME. So is the Daniel Craig version online.
  17. boyandgirl

    HELP! Overwhelmed!!

    Frankly, that just wouldn’t be possible for me. That is sooooo much reading. I would combine them so you only have 2 cores.
  18. Blessed by His grace

    Halloween -- Haunted Houses ??? Opinions?

    Awesome! Praise the Lord! Thanks for sharing.
  19. Countrymom9

    Halloween -- Haunted Houses ??? Opinions?

    Praise God for answered prayer! Enjoy the peace and quiet!
  20. It's definitely easier to begin with a new school year, but still do-able at midyear. Which Sonlight HBL are you considering using? Since at that age history is the core subject defining the level, what history are they studying now? That might (or might not) help you choose. If it doesn't, just choose a level that would accommodate both in the recommended age span. You could keep them together for everything but skills level subjects, which is actually probably only math at those ages, so you can do everything together but math. If I were beginning at midyear, I would choose only half the readers and read-alouds while doubling up on the history spine assignments. In science I would just get as far as I could for the rest of the year. If you can and there's enough interest, you could always finish that over the summer. If not, they'll probably have some of it later anyway. In math, they can just start wherever they are skill-wise. It may leave empty pages in the book or program, but you don't really want to go backwards unless one of them looks like they need review. My opinions, of course!
  21. Hey, was just wondering has anyone ever pulled their children out of public school mid year? My girls are 4th and 6th grade and doing fine in school. Its just I have such a desire to homeschool again. They would love to be homeschooled, (we are not fans of 530 am alarms) and life is just so hectic. Im just not sure how you start a new curriculum in middle of the year. Would love advice!! Thanks so much.
  22. Heritage of Sons

    Halloween -- Haunted Houses ??? Opinions?

    I am glad I was able to give an update before the forums are closed.
  23. Heritage of Sons

    Halloween -- Haunted Houses ??? Opinions?

    The owner, in a statement, cited both "personal and professional" reasons for shutting it down. Yes, it is in Ohio.
  24. Momof4JackAttacks

    Halloween -- Haunted Houses ??? Opinions?

    So, was it shut down because of protests? Also, is this in Ohio?
  25. Mazurka

    Halloween -- Haunted Houses ??? Opinions?

    So good to hear!
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