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  1. One advantage to waiting until the beginning of...

    One advantage to waiting until the beginning of the next yearplan is that the earlier units of a yearplan are easier, meant to help students get a more gentle start. You will lose this benefit if you...
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    It seems to me that there wouldn't be a...

    It seems to me that there wouldn't be a substantial benefit in going to the trouble to earn the right to label your course AP.

    If your student earns a good grade on an AP exam, a college won't...
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    You've gotten some really good thoughts here that...

    You've gotten some really good thoughts here that I think I'll put into practice with my own family. Here are some thoughts more specific to math:

    * Does she know her basic math facts cold? The...
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    More timeline issues: In week 21, Tiglath-Pileser...

    More timeline issues: In week 21, Tiglath-Pileser I is listed in the people list, but T-P III is listed in the timeline (or vice versa). I didn't know if that was deliberate. A number of other people...
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    Hi, Either Joel and Obadiah are listed in the...

    Hi,

    Either Joel and Obadiah are listed in the wrong order on the timeline information (but with the correct dates), or their dates are reversed, and I don't know which one. I'd love to find out...
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    I think it's the CD at: ...

    I think it's the CD at:

    http://www.lampstandbookshelf....100_5&products_id=86

    I don't see a link for the sample track, though, so they must have taken that down a while back. Sorry!

    I would...
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    I agree that the translation recommended was...

    I agree that the translation recommended was really poor. I read a different translation from the library (probably OOP, I had no reason to check) and it was much better.

    In fact, one of the...
  8. Hi, I was surprised to see the Unit 4 Rhetoric...

    Hi,

    I was surprised to see the Unit 4 Rhetoric literature list. All the books currently listed on the Bookshelf were written pre-1960. I, Robot was mostly written pre-1950; The Hobbit was first...
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    I used to teach AP Spanish classes before kids. ...

    I used to teach AP Spanish classes before kids.

    The AP label is a trademarked thing. I think that you really shouldn't label your course "AP" - that label is given, I believe, by schools whose...
  10. Thread: Slow Reader

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    A question about his excellent handwriting: Is he...

    A question about his excellent handwriting: Is he very slow in writing, too? I ask because my dyslexic daughter had fabulous handwriting when she paid attention to it, but it was painfully slow - she...
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    Praying, through tears as I try to imagine the...

    Praying, through tears as I try to imagine the worries and troubles that you all have been going through. This isn't the kind of thing we put on our calendar at the beginning of the year, is it? I...
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    There was a thread about these books a while...

    There was a thread about these books a while back, in which I gave a rather wordy answer, which you might be interested in.
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  13. I've taken one child almost all the way through...

    I've taken one child almost all the way through Singapore math (PM 3 through NEM 3B - starting NAM in January), and another child is now in NEM 1.

    NEM 1 is tough. Not only are the review chapters...
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    I was going to recommend the same program. I...

    I was going to recommend the same program. I haven't used it, but I've heard wonderful things about it from informed parents of kids struggling with severe dyslexia.
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    So, you're saying that it's just a check/no check...

    So, you're saying that it's just a check/no check mark on the chart on page 80? Credit for accomplishing it, no credit for accomplishing 80% of the goal? That is workable but doesn't seem to reflect...
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    I imagine that you Tapestry folks are a bit...

    I imagine that you Tapestry folks are a bit overwhelmed right now and that's why I'm not getting an answer - I know that you've been working extra hard lately. I'll be more specific about my...
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    Help, anyone? We're doing the dry run at this...

    Help, anyone? We're doing the dry run at this very moment and I was really hoping that I would know how to score it by now....
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    As we prepare for our Congress of Vienna...

    As we prepare for our Congress of Vienna simulation, I'm trying to understand how it all works. One thing I don't understand is the scorecard. I understand that each team has goals to achieve, but I...
  19. It helps, in that now I need to read that book...

    It helps, in that now I need to read that book and decide whether I'm ever going to use it again with my other kids - the condescension of it truly offends me. If that's typical of the book, I want...
  20. I would like to call attention to a sentence on...

    I would like to call attention to a sentence on page 38 of the teacher's notes on Week 7, regarding the educational situation in South America at the time of Bolivar, compared to that of the American...
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    And I admit that I've never assigned these words...

    And I admit that I've never assigned these words to any of my kids. In our case, the exposure to all this reading (plus discussion, plus life) is plenty to build a large vocabulary.
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    In the Student Activity Pages - for R there is...

    In the Student Activity Pages - for R there is usually a series of questions, sometimes a chart, and for the other levels there's a worksheet. If you only have R, you may not think of it as a...
  23. We're also doing a co-op this year, and the...

    We're also doing a co-op this year, and the students will be required to read their writing out loud. I think this will go a long way toward making the writing process easier and better....
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    Yes, that works. It might be the best course for...

    Yes, that works. It might be the best course for your daughter. Before you decide what to do, though, consider a few things:

    - Not just the reading level, but also the intellectual difficulty and...
  25. Actually, we dropped backed to level 8, which...

    Actually, we dropped backed to level 8, which doesn't require a paper, and worked on that. We worked more on pre-writing skills. She really fights me on that. This year we'll be doing level 9, and...
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