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by Daisy
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can we talk Science please?
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: Can we talk Science please?

Personally, I'd have him start PAC Integrated Chemistry and Physics but space it out over his 8th and 9th grade year. Then give him 1 credit for Int Chem/Phy on his high school transcript.
by Daisy
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Starting HOD - half rate for one/a few weeks?
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Starting HOD - half rate for one/a few weeks?

We've always started school on a Wednesday. That gives me Wed and Thurs to do half a half unit and I can use Friday and the weekend to tweak our schedule as necessary. Then the next week we finish up the unit, spending the rest of our days enjoying the last hoorays of summer (park day with the homes...
by Daisy
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: helping verbs "help"
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: helping verbs "help"

Memorize them. You can google Youtube for a song with all 23 of them sung to Jingle Bells. It really "helps". LOL.
by Daisy
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Essentials in Writing Teach Citation?
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Essentials in Writing Teach Citation?

Thank you so much for responding!
by Daisy
Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Essentials in Writing Teach Citation?
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Essentials in Writing Teach Citation?

I desperately need to teach my daughter citation. Does Essential in Writing (the one used in the World Geography guide) teach this?
by Daisy
Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond, and "Indians" (First Nations / Native Peoples)
Replies: 21
Views: 2689

Re: Beyond, and "Indians" (First Nations / Native Peoples)

Can you just explain the origin of the term (the assumption at first that Columbus had landed in Asia) and how the term has changed in meaning (become derogatory in your country) over time? Then you can tell them that because we don't use that word any longer, you are going to substitute "First Nati...
by Daisy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Where do your older kids do school?
Replies: 12
Views: 1323

Re: Where do your older kids do school?

My 14yo does the vast majority of her work in her bedroom. We don't have a large house and it is the one place she can be completely alone. My 12yo does his work at the kitchen table because he'd never get it done if I wasn't breathing down his neck. :roll:
by Daisy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help me salvage this school year! (Very long)
Replies: 20
Views: 2781

Re: Help me salvage this school year! (Very long)

Wow. I have no advice for you, but I'm sure the other ladies will chime in. I just want to give you a big hug. I can't even imagine how difficult all of this must be for you and your family. (((hugs)))
by Daisy
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: narration challenges
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: narration challenges

Maybe she would do better to read the books on her own? My daughter has always done better at narration when SHE reads the book versus when it is read to her.
by Daisy
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HOD vs. MFW? Why did you choose HOD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: HOD vs. MFW? Why did you choose HOD?

I'm an eclectic homeschooler. I've used MFW, HOD, Beautiful Feet, Classical methods, and my own plans. What has me returning time and again to HOD for one child or the other is the book selections . They are high interest, age-appropriate, "living", and in line with my educational philosophy & relig...
by Daisy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: But Don't All Religions Lead to God?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: But Don't All Religions Lead to God?

Thank you, Carrie. I appreciate a heads up on issues like this that will require discussion and am glad you provided the students with the necessary tools (Scripture) to come to a biblical answer. I'm glad you don't shy away from addressing them. These are the kinds of questions our soon-to-be adult...
by Daisy
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: geography guide users from Pennsylvania
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: geography guide users from Pennsylvania

I think the amazing course descriptions at the beginning of the TM (you can see them online) would satisfy even the toughest homeschool laws.
by Daisy
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Next High School Guide
Replies: 14
Views: 2192

Re: Next High School Guide

Wouldn't that make a lovely Christmas present. Hint. Hint. LOL. Seriously though I can't wait to hear how they care going to tackle Biology. I'm probably going to use the World Geography guide next year because my daughter is doing World History this year, but we'll definitely need the guide for the...
by Daisy
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: stalled
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: stalled

I've got two thoughts. 1) Is the combination of co-op and HOD too much for your kids? What I love about HOD is the 4 day school week. If you are taking your 5th day and doing co-op all day, your kids are not getting much down time. So when co-op stops, it makes sense that they just want to be done. ...