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  1. Mommy to the Princes
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    It was great reading your comeback post! We've been similar in the Language Area too. We've already finished Level 1 and 2 in FLL. How is bear doing with the diagramming in Level 3? With Level 1 and 2 we did the Montessori grammar symbols for the part of Speech. I was wondering how it would work with Level 3. Do you have the teacher's manual as well as the workbook? I was thinking of skipping the workbook and using the Montessori diagramming. You think it is possible?

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  2. Joyful Learner
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    Have you looked at Beast Academy? We started a small group to do it once a week and that's been a nice change of pace from Singspore. I love Singapore but by 3A, it gets way too repetitive since most of the concepts are not new. I do like Challenging Word Problems though. We are finishing off SOTW Vol I. and have done some activities but wished we spent more time on it because each topic was so interesting! It's been our favorite curriculum so far.I have yet to find a curriculum for reading and writing and science that I love. We're unschooling in these areas and focusing on learning Spanish and Korean. How is your French lessons coming along? Have you looked into Reading A-Z?

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  3. The girl who painted
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    @Joyful Learner – I have the text for BA 3A (got it free from someone) but not the workbook. Bear seemed to enjoy it, but it would not be an independent endeavor, and I really need math to be right independent now so I can work with J-jo. Also it isn't really in the budget at this time. How fun that you have a small group for that! It would be fun.French lessons are not happening too often:) Perhaps I need to write myself a curriculum.I have looked at the French resources on Reading A-Z but haven't been that impressed.

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  4. Joyful Learner
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    I've been using BA3 with 7, 6, and 5 year olds. Surprisingly the 5 year old has been able to keep up! The 5 year old is great at puzzles (better than the other two) so she has been able to keep pace! Perhaps you can try with both children down the line?My friend used A-Z as a supplement and her daughter is reading at a 2nd grade level in French now. I'm trying it with Spanish to see how it goes. If we were completely impressed in the language, we probably would not use leveled readers.

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  5. Phyllis
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    It was great to hear from you again and see that your kids are thriving in their individual homeschools. It is interesting to see how different they seem to be.

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  6. bella
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    Thank you for the update Julie . Our french sii going very well thanks to a wonderful phonetic reading french book i found for CP . it needed little teaching from me . Once your child is reading in english , if you go through the lessons she would just read french . lessons are short , wih fun to read easy to understand stories . I needed to translate wiht our first reading , then she would read and narrate what she read . i am amazed how quickly she moved through the lessons . his books takes you from beginning phonic reading to read full text in french. the book is je lis et j'ecris avec leo et lea . She is also working through the workbook independently learning spelling and grammar and conjugaison . i think bear would really enjoy it . you should try it out . Like you my boy is so different than his sister he knows so much , can sound out almost everything but has no patience to read and is lacking sight reading , meaning he would sound out cat hundred times and still needs to sound it out before he reads it , i am wondering how to help him improve his sight reading . he can go though a paragraph sounding out words but by the end it doesn't make any sense to him what he read . I liked the word family slider , will try it with him .Are you using all the Moffatt girls reading pack ??another question , we are finishing level 3 AAS and i am reading to buy the enxt levels . i rarely used the interctive packs and cards from previous levels with my daughter who is happy writing her words on paper , but i was happy to have them when we started just in case we needed them . Now i am wondering if i need to buy them for level 4 , 5 , 6 ?? or if i can save and just get the books ?? what do you think ??Any changes in classroom setting ?? I always love your updates so keep them coming xxxviv

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  7. bella
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    Thank you for the update Julie . Our french sii going very well thanks to a wonderful phonetic reading french book i found for CP . it needed little teaching from me . Once your child is reading in english , if you go through the lessons she would just read french . lessons are short , wih fun to read easy to understand stories . I needed to translate wiht our first reading , then she would read and narrate what she read . i am amazed how quickly she moved through the lessons . his books takes you from beginning phonic reading to read full text in french. the book is je lis et j'ecris avec leo et lea . She is also working through the workbook independently learning spelling and grammar and conjugaison . i think bear would really enjoy it . you should try it out . Like you my boy is so different than his sister he knows so much , can sound out almost everything but has no patience to read and is lacking sight reading , meaning he would sound out cat hundred times and still needs to sound it out before he reads it , i am wondering how to help him improve his sight reading . he can go though a paragraph sounding out words but by the end it doesn't make any sense to him what he read . I liked the word family slider , will try it with him .Are you using all the Moffatt girls reading pack ??another question , we are finishing level 3 AAS and i am reading to buy the enxt levels . i rarely used the interctive packs and cards from previous levels with my daughter who is happy writing her words on paper , but i was happy to have them when we started just in case we needed them . Now i am wondering if i need to buy them for level 4 , 5 , 6 ?? or if i can save and just get the books ?? what do you think ??Any changes in classroom setting ?? I always love your updates so keep them coming xxxviv

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  8. Neptune
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    I would love to know what your children do outside of their school timethanks for coming back, I love your blog

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  9. Lori
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    I loved this post Julie! I'm so glad you're back. You always inspire me and I love learning about the different curriculums you use since we're still using mostly Montessori. I'm curious about the Match curriculum so I'll have to look into Mathmatical Reasoning. Welcome back.

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  10. Raising a Happy Chil
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    It's good to see what you've been up to. Bear sounds a lot like Anna when it comes to reading :)

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