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Forum: Hsing HighSchoolers
 Topic: Henle Latin study guides
Henle Latin study guides [message #221138] Thu, 08 February 2007 09:22
SkiGirl
Messages: 2169
Registered: April 2005
Location: Tidytown
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I was wondering if anyone used this at all. I have bought the books, but I want to use a guide with them. I was planning on using the one from Memoria by Cheryl Lowe, but I noticed recently that Laura Berquist has one as well. Has anyone compared the two? Or does anyone have information on either one? I was hoping to visit our local hs store to look at the two, but I am not sure that they will have both.


Rebecca
Married to my best friend and mommy to 6.

Daily given more Grace than I will ever deserve....




 Topic: Anyone done BJ Consumer Math?
Anyone done BJ Consumer Math? [message #221995] Sat, 10 February 2007 01:48
Lucille  is currently offline Lucille
Messages: 757
Registered: April 2005
Location: S. W. Washington
Senior Member
Did you like it? Is it too easy? (Ds will be done w/Algebra I & II) Does it cover money management principles well? Is there any way you could do it in less than a yr?

Is there any other program you would recommend?

TIA!


Lucille
 Topic: Baker's Guide Online...shows Christian distance learning...
Baker's Guide Online...shows Christian distance learning... [message #233793] Sat, 03 March 2007 22:12
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9593
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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providers for many levels, including K-12.

Some are the normal providers like CLASS or Laurel Spring, etc. Some I've never heard of.

Have any of you or your kids taken on-line classes from any of these providers or others? Would you recommend them or no? What were the positives and negatives?

http://www.bakersguide.com/directory/Degree_Level/K-12_Progr ams/page4/

[Updated on: Sat, 03 March 2007 22:13]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Anyone use "Biology: A Search for Order in Complexity" from Christian Liberty Press??
Anyone use "Biology: A Search for Order in Complexity" from Christian Liberty Press?? [message #238293] Sun, 11 March 2007 20:50
Michele (Queen of Cheap)  is currently offline Michele (Queen of Cheap)
Messages: 5816
Registered: April 2005
Location: Georgia
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I am considering this biology course for 10th grade (this coming fall). Anyone use this?


Michele, The Organic Queen of Cheap!
(aka Shelly the Swamp Frog)

Happily posting on CHF since 1995


 Topic: What have your kids or anyone done for internships...
What have your kids or anyone done for internships... [message #238322] Sun, 11 March 2007 21:51
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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...and how did they find the internship, apprenticeship, summer job, etc.?

[Updated on: Mon, 12 March 2007 09:26]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Jensenformat writing vs Student Writing Intensive
Jensenformat writing vs Student Writing Intensive [message #245281] Fri, 23 March 2007 09:26
Irene V  is currently offline Irene V
Messages: 435
Registered: April 2005
Location: Beautiful B.C.
Senior Member
I was planning on getting the 'Student Writing Intensive' from IEW.

Does anyone know if this is similar to the Jensen Format Writing? I don't want to duplicate and overload.


Irene V
 Topic: Anyone using/used Keystone Nat'l High School?
Anyone using/used Keystone Nat'l High School? [message #252395] Wed, 04 April 2007 17:14
Gayle
Messages: 601
Registered: May 2005
Senior Member
What do you like/not like about it?

Thanks!

Linda
 Topic: Anyone use KONOS' History of the World for high school? nt
Anyone use KONOS' History of the World for high school? nt [message #263250] Fri, 20 April 2007 09:22
Michelle, IL  is currently offline Michelle, IL
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nt


Wife to 1. Mom to 4 dds ages 20, 18, 8 & 8 and 1 one wonderful ds (age 15) right in the middle of those 4 girls.
 Topic: Taking the PSAT
Taking the PSAT [message #264708] Sun, 22 April 2007 21:11
pammylbear  is currently offline pammylbear
Messages: 7
Registered: April 2007
Location: MA
Junior Member
Just wanted to make sure folks knew that the PSAT is only offered once a year in October. This is the test that determines if your child qualifies for a National Merit scholarship (the scholarships are awarded for their freshman year of college) and is normally taken in their junior year of high school. You can take it in your senior year, but then you don't qualify for the scholarship until your sophomore year of college. We learned this the hard way. You can check the PSAT out at collegeboard.com.
 Topic: DigiPen -- online courses...
DigiPen -- online courses... [message #269583] Tue, 01 May 2007 13:53
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9593
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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I've been researching Full Sail, looking for a Christian equivalent, or an equivalent bachelors for cheaper...this showed up in my search and I thought that the online offering in animation might be interesting to someone or their kids:

http://www.digipen.edu/main/Certificate_Program


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Looking for engaging history curriculum . . .
Looking for engaging history curriculum . . . [message #270077] Wed, 02 May 2007 13:40
Robin H.  is currently offline Robin H.
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Registered: April 2006
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for a difficult student. No learning problems just a problem with deadlines and enthusiasm. I would like to skip ahead and study the latter part of the nineteenth century and then at least the first half of the twentieth century. He has a lot of opinions about these things and needs some facts to go with it! LOL! I looked at Tapestry of Grace units for this time but I really don't need the literature study. Anybody else with suggestions? I also have the second volume of Streams of Civilization, which I think is very interesting but may be a little difficult for a ninth grader. But then again maybe not. Maybe he needs some difficult material to engage! I would like to use something pretty clear-cut so he knows what exactly he has to do and when he's done. I've done a lot of putting together things myself but I think his high school studies need more structure. Any suggestions or personal stories would be welcome. Thanks. Robin H.
 Topic: Alpha&Omega Spanish I or SOS Spanish I
Alpha&Omega Spanish I or SOS Spanish I [message #273709] Wed, 09 May 2007 15:22
Rena in Ohio  is currently offline Rena in Ohio
Messages: 4
Registered: April 2005
Location: Ohio
Junior Member
Hello Everyone
I was wondering if anyone has ever used Alpha & Omega Spanish I lifepacs? Just wanted to get the opinion of someone who has used it before. Also has anyone use Switched On Schoolhouse Spanish 1? What did you like/dislike about either program.

Thanks,
Rena
 Topic: Testing prep
Testing prep [message #275630] Sat, 12 May 2007 21:13
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9593
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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Question here:

http://chfweb.net/index.php?t=msg&goto=275628&rid=17 &S=a1a1c721cedf2ade66f1f41ac0f7a7da#msg_275628


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Would visual arts include
Would visual arts include [message #282364] Wed, 23 May 2007 23:30
Karen in TN  is currently offline Karen in TN
Messages: 1649
Registered: April 2005
Location: TN
Senior Member
things like web designing? My son has to have a credit for visual or performing arts. He hates that kind of stuff. I was wondering if web design, or something like it, could count.

Karen in TN


wife of 31 years to Richard, Mom to Matthew (26), Adra 24, Shelby 15, Samuel 13, and Ruby Grace 11. Homeschooling for 19 years.
 Topic: anyone familiar with Camp Internet???
anyone familiar with Camp Internet??? [message #299765] Mon, 02 July 2007 22:06
ReneeL.inMN
Messages: 4774
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
pros/cons?


ReneeL.inMN
25yos, 23yos, 13 yod I guess I am old enough for adult children.

My stomach hurts, but I still choose joy! :-)

 Topic: Modern World History ideas?
Modern World History ideas? [message #301338] Sat, 07 July 2007 08:05
Robin H.  is currently offline Robin H.
Messages: 3046
Registered: April 2006
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My dh is going to take over my son's history study for next year. Because ds has some strong political ideas and makes pronouncements about things he doesn't know much about, we thought we would make it a world history study after about 1875 or so. There is so much to take in about the tumultuous 20th century and sometimes it seems we never get to it because we're always studying pilgrims or knights! LOL! So we want this to be in depth and thoughtful so he can understand the modern landscape. This will be self-designed and needs to include outside reading, discussion, writing, and tests. I have some ideas (vague at this point) and some world history texts but was wondering if anybody could recommend a spine for this kind of study or a great book. My dh is a history buff and I think this will be good for them both. The problem may be that we have many, many history books, too many to figure out which ones would be good or age appropriate.

I realize Tapestry of Grace would probably be good but my ds doesn't like that one and we already have our literature/writing picked out. The last volume of Story of the World also covers what we're thinking of but would need to be beefed up for a high schooler. I also wonder whether it covers too many topics for meaningful discussion at this level.

I know this is a wandering question. Just wondering if anybody has undertaken this kind of course for their high schooler and if they have any ideas. Thanks
Robin H.
 Topic: Spanish study books
Spanish study books [message #303694] Thu, 12 July 2007 18:14
Penny_@35ThousandFeet  is currently offline Penny_@35ThousandFeet
Messages: 849
Registered: April 2005
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Highly recommend Barrons Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way. Excellant and as well the CD's to Spanish in 10 Minutes a day as well as the work book. Most excellant!!!

Penny
 Topic: Question about Saxon Algebra 1
Question about Saxon Algebra 1 [message #308695] Tue, 07 August 2007 11:38
mom26  is currently offline mom26
Messages: 2
Registered: April 2005
Location: Central Virginia
Junior Member

Hi,

I'm in the process of trying to find Saxon Algebra 1 books on the internet for my dd. I plan to buy used curriculum, and I want to get the DIVE cd's to go with it. Does anyone know if the DIVE cd's will work with the Algebra 1 2nd ed.? Is there much difference between ed. 2 and 3? TIA

Heidi
 Topic: What are some of the best courses or subjects...
What are some of the best courses or subjects... [message #310646] Sun, 12 August 2007 14:28
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9593
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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...you've ever taken? And where did you find the course?

Fill us in...


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: English as Reading...?
English as Reading...? [message #314931] Sat, 25 August 2007 10:58
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9593
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
Senior Member
Has anyone ever done an English class where the student primarily read books?

Did you buy a course or make it up yourself?
Did the student write papers?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Update on Stobaugh's Skills for Rhetoric
Update on Stobaugh's Skills for Rhetoric [message #321406] Mon, 10 September 2007 15:03
Elizabeth Grace  is currently offline Elizabeth Grace
Messages: 32
Registered: January 2006
Location: Southern Kentucky
Member
A while back I had asked for some input on this 7th-9th grade language arts program and didn't get a whole lot of feedback, but there were a couple of other ladies who also were interested.

My dd and ds are now on the 2nd lesson and although I recognize we're early in the game, I am not impressed. There were typos in the first chapter, something I can tolerate in math or science texts, but in an English text?

There seems to be a lot of giving the assignments and high expectations, but no real teaching of the knowledge to meet that expectation. The Chapter 2 warmup essays also assume a cultural and political knowledge that the average junior high student doesn't have. (eg: defend the Atkins Diet to the local grain growers association)

All in all, I still find it usable so they'll keep plugging away and I'll come back in another month or so and update again.
 Topic: Explorer Programs...
Explorer Programs... [message #329313] Sun, 30 September 2007 16:21
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9593
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
Senior Member
Has anyone participated in these?

There is a Fire Explorer post at the fire station near us.
Someone mentioned Medical Explorers -- I put a post in GC above.
I see mentions of Police Explorers and Science Explorers.

I don't see a main official website page -- does anyone know if these are all connected? And how you find out what other kinds of Explorer posts there might be?

If you or your kids have participated, what did you think?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: PA Diploma Programs
PA Diploma Programs [message #335810] Sun, 14 October 2007 18:45
MicheleB  is currently offline MicheleB
Messages: 4489
Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
Anyone out there have experience with the various PA diploma programs? My eyes are glazing over. Confused


Michele
 Topic: Web source for Christian commentary on Tale of Two Cities?
Web source for Christian commentary on Tale of Two Cities? [message #337612] Wed, 17 October 2007 13:30
Robin H.  is currently offline Robin H.
Messages: 3046
Registered: April 2006
Senior Member
We just finished this, reading aloud. My two students are writing essays and I've been discussing the book and what I see in it all along. I used Cliff notes for some thoughts but they are so cynical. Anybody know of further commentary from a Christian perspective that I can get hold of on the web? We need to move on so I don't have time to order material.

By the way, I don't see Dickens as a perfect author when I say the notes are cynical. It's very melodramatic writing. But I wonder if there's something further from a Christian perspective that I'm not seeing (other than the obvious themes of resurrection and social compassion).

Thanks
 Topic: Anyone doing TT Alg 2????
Anyone doing TT Alg 2???? [message #337635] Wed, 17 October 2007 13:56
Michele (Queen of Cheap)  is currently offline Michele (Queen of Cheap)
Messages: 5816
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Location: Georgia
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In Lesson 22, the way the instuctor solves those kinds of problems is WAY different than the way I learned how to do it. His way is so long and complicated. I watched the video and it made no sense to me whatsoever. I can do each problem in less than 20 seconds, including writing the problem down on a sheet of paper. (This would be problems #18, #20 and #21).

I just don't get why he wants them to learn it this way??? I know there is many examples in Alg where you can solve something more than one way but this way of his is crazy (just my opinion).

Did anyone have any problem with these problems? I can't wait to see tomorrow's lesson.




Michele, The Organic Queen of Cheap!
(aka Shelly the Swamp Frog)

Happily posting on CHF since 1995


 Topic: Format for writing an interview paper
Format for writing an interview paper [message #338127] Thu, 18 October 2007 11:41
Cammie  is currently offline Cammie
Messages: 1861
Registered: April 2005
Location: Tennessee
Senior Member
My son is going to a local university tomorrow to meet with a professor to interview about their dept. He has a list of questions to ask.

When he is finished we will be going on a tour of the department.

Is their a specific format an interview paper is suppose to be done like? It has been a real long time since I had to deal with these type of things.


Cammie
 Topic: Another SAT/ACT question
Another SAT/ACT question [message #344017] Tue, 30 October 2007 13:43
~Janice  is currently offline ~Janice
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Is it okay to have your student take the test after a year or two of graduation? For instance, my dd took the SAT in her senior year of high school. She did mediocre. As she will be applying to a state university in the next six months (from the community college she has been attending) she would like to re-take the SAT and hopefully get a better score.

Won't the College Board send both tests when she applies to the U.? Or, will they look at the test dates and her graduation date and only send the one taken in her senior year?

In our state the community college has a transfer agreement that guarantees acceptance (as long as the grades are okay) from the cc. So, this would only be in her records. I think. Confused

What do you all think?



TAKE TIME FOR FRIENDS!

Janice T. ~ CHF member since 09/97 ~
Mom to four - ds 28, dd 26, dd 24 and ds 21 - and wife to my sweet husband Richard.
 Topic: Anyone heard of/used Dr.Callahan's math DVDs. . . .
Anyone heard of/used Dr.Callahan's math DVDs. . . . [message #346547] Mon, 05 November 2007 15:39
Michelle, IL  is currently offline Michelle, IL
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Registered: April 2005
Location: N.E. IL
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I'm considering using Jacob's Geometry for next year; but since my dd really likes the DVDs of mathrelief.com for algebra 1, I was hoping for a DVD program. Low and behold I found at http://www.askdrcallahan.com that he has a DVD series to go along with Jacob's geometry. Has anyone seen/used this one or any of his other courses?

Has anyone used Jacob's for geometry?

Kate, if you see this, what do use for geometry since Mr. Firebaugh hasn't come out yet with geometry?

Thanks,
Michelle


Wife to 1. Mom to 4 dds ages 20, 18, 8 & 8 and 1 one wonderful ds (age 15) right in the middle of those 4 girls.
 Topic: Architecture course?
Architecture course? [message #367931] Mon, 07 January 2008 14:01
Alice in NY  is currently offline Alice in NY
Messages: 44
Registered: September 2006
Location: New York
Member
My 16yo ds would like to know if there are any courses for homeschoolers for architecture. He is just now showing an interest in this subject. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.

Alice
 Topic: Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings
Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings [message #370350] Tue, 15 January 2008 10:59
Elise  is currently offline Elise
Messages: 1954
Registered: April 2006
Location: Ohio
Senior Member
If you've used this, can you share your experience?

Thanks,


Blessings,
Elise


Wife to Dan
Retired homeschool mom to Emily and Bryan
Academic Resource Tutor at a local high school - basically Mom-at-the-kitchen-table for about 50 students
 Topic: Touch Math
Touch Math [message #374233] Mon, 28 January 2008 10:05
Nat  is currently offline Nat
Messages: 24
Registered: April 2005
Location: NC
Junior Member
Has anyone used Touch Math for the upper grades? I have never used the program. My 16 yod is dyslexic and needs a lot of help with math. She has trouble with add, sub, mult facts. She has a terrible time with counting money. I had thought about using the money kit for her. She thinks it will be boring and silly to use the touch points. She needs something different, everything we have tried so far has not worked.
Thanks.


Nat
 Topic: HELP!
HELP! [message #384491] Tue, 04 March 2008 19:50
Carrie from Canada  is currently offline Carrie from Canada
Messages: 1
Registered: February 2007
Location: Canada
Junior Member
Hi,

This is only my 2nd year homeschooling and in Sept. my son starts Grade 9.
Are there any Canadians on here who could give me some advice on curriculum for the highschool years, and what he will need to cover in Gr. 9.
I'm feeling overwhelmed! Confused

Thanks so much
Carrie
 Topic: ALEKS - any users?
ALEKS - any users? [message #385729] Sat, 08 March 2008 14:56
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I've run into ALEKS.com and it sounds wonderful...but I'm curious to know if anyone has used this product and can provide feedback.


Peace
 Topic: Suggestions for book for high school world history?
Suggestions for book for high school world history? [message #392944] Mon, 31 March 2008 20:34
Karen in TN  is currently offline Karen in TN
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Location: TN
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My son is finishing up a World History credit. We have used the last half of Beautiful Feets, US and World History. It stops at the Vietnam War.

Any book suggestions (non fiction please) for post Vietnam up to now? It could be anything from 9-11 to a biography of an inventor. I just felt like he could do a little more and he has a couple of months left for school.

Karen in TN


wife of 31 years to Richard, Mom to Matthew (26), Adra 24, Shelby 15, Samuel 13, and Ruby Grace 11. Homeschooling for 19 years.
 Topic: Saxon has new CD-ROM's! Opinions?
Saxon has new CD-ROM's! Opinions? [message #403027] Tue, 29 April 2008 14:19
Robin H.  is currently offline Robin H.
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I was browsing and found that some of the Saxon higher math courses have CD-ROM's, put out by Saxon, that have the lesson, all the problems, test solutions, etc. It's very reasonably priced. I guess they're trying to be competitive with curriculum like Teaching Textbooks. So I have used the old Saxon Algebra II for my older children and it was fine, I thought. Do y'all agree? Is the Saxon higher math series adequate for college prep and SAT prep? I know that they incorporate geometry but we always do a separate year of that anyway.

All opinions welcome. Any math people care to go back and access Saxon? I know it's become less popular over the years.

Thanks.
Robin H.
 Topic: Grad gift
Grad gift [message #408671] Wed, 14 May 2008 11:33
SkiGirl
Messages: 2169
Registered: April 2005
Location: Tidytown
Senior Member
I looked at the post below for ideas, but my situation is different.

We are friends with a wonderful teen guy who is graduating this year. He has a full ride to an art school. We don't have tons of money to spend. Dh was thinking of an I-tunes gift card. Do any of you have any other ideas?

Also, another young man who is going to Annapolis. What on earth do you get a future Cadet (who can only receive letters for a certain number of months)?

Lastly, a young man that we do not know well, but our son is friends with. They are more casual friends since ds is 14 and this guy is 18. We think ds should give a gift, but we are not sure what.


Rebecca
Married to my best friend and mommy to 6.

Daily given more Grace than I will ever deserve....




 Topic: SAT Prep Course through HSLDA
SAT Prep Course through HSLDA [message #409052] Thu, 15 May 2008 11:44
Michele (Queen of Cheap)  is currently offline Michele (Queen of Cheap)
Messages: 5816
Registered: April 2005
Location: Georgia
Senior Member
If you are a member of HSLDA, take a look at this

http://www.hslda.org/tour/satprep.asp


Michele, The Organic Queen of Cheap!
(aka Shelly the Swamp Frog)

Happily posting on CHF since 1995


 Topic: Has anyone used ACE for OT Survey and NT Survey?
Has anyone used ACE for OT Survey and NT Survey? [message #412037] Fri, 23 May 2008 18:11
Michele (Queen of Cheap)  is currently offline Michele (Queen of Cheap)
Messages: 5816
Registered: April 2005
Location: Georgia
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Did you like it?


Michele, The Organic Queen of Cheap!
(aka Shelly the Swamp Frog)

Happily posting on CHF since 1995


 Topic: "Secret of Great Communicators"
"Secret of Great Communicators" [message #431019] Thu, 17 July 2008 11:15
Denise Kelley  is currently offline Denise Kelley
Messages: 296
Registered: April 2005
Location: Virginia
Senior Member
Has anyone used this program by Jeff Myers? I just purchased it from IEW this past weekend, and it looks really good!

I'd love some in-put...


~Denna

Wife to sweetheart - 25 years. Mom to Tom (20), Lee (23), and mil to Lee's lovely wife.
CHF member - a long time! :)

Denise Kelley
SWR Endorsed Trainer
IEW Accomplished Instructor
 Topic: Has anyone used Paso A Paso (Spanish curriculum)? nt
Has anyone used Paso A Paso (Spanish curriculum)? nt [message #432585] Mon, 21 July 2008 23:02
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