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I'm finally done looking at and aquiring curricula for next year.

Okay maybe I'm not done looking at, but I've settled on what we are going to use and ordered it.

Most everything came from Rainbow Resource, but I did order directly from a few places since it was cheaper with codes and digital downloads.  I even am using some free literature guides.  Over all I saved over $700.  I'm so happy to be done.

by on Feb. 20, 2014 at 3:41 PM
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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Feb. 22, 2014 at 2:55 AM

Python is awesome! It really engages the kids, especially when they get to program their own games and such. 

Quoting jen2150: Me,too! Only for a little while for now. My budget needs some time to recover. I just got two computer science books I ordered. Microworlds Logo and python for kids. Now I just need to decide which one to use. Decisions, Decisions!


mem82
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 5:02 AM
Ladies, tell me more about this Python?

Quoting KickButtMama:

Python is awesome! It really engages the kids, especially when they get to program their own games and such. 

Quoting jen2150: Me,too! Only for a little while for now. My budget needs some time to recover. I just got two computer science books I ordered. Microworlds Logo and python for kids. Now I just need to decide which one to use. Decisions, Decisions!


KickButtMama
by Shannon on Feb. 23, 2014 at 6:33 AM

http://www.python.org

Quoting mem82: Ladies, tell me more about this Python?

Quoting KickButtMama:

Python is awesome! It really engages the kids, especially when they get to program their own games and such. 

Quoting jen2150: Me,too! Only for a little while for now. My budget needs some time to recover. I just got two computer science books I ordered. Microworlds Logo and python for kids. Now I just need to decide which one to use. Decisions, Decisions!



KickButtMama
by Shannon on Feb. 23, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Python is a more intuitive coding language than others available. I actually recommend kids start coding through Code.org. But once they are comfortable with the process of coding, they can move onto python. Teaching textbooks are readily available through Amazon. 

Quoting KickButtMama:

http://www.python.org

Quoting mem82: Ladies, tell me more about this Python?

Quoting KickButtMama:

Python is awesome! It really engages the kids, especially when they get to program their own games and such. 

Quoting jen2150: Me,too! Only for a little while for now. My budget needs some time to recover. I just got two computer science books I ordered. Microworlds Logo and python for kids. Now I just need to decide which one to use. Decisions, Decisions!




ColtsFan1912
by Bekah on Feb. 23, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Awesome :) I've finally decided on all of ours and got them ordered. I AM still looking for a good Greek & Latin program. I might wait a bit since DH already got wide eyed at the last load of boxes we have received the last few days ;)

Silverkitty
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Haha.  Yeah when our stuff starts coming in, I'm sure hubby will be the same.

Quoting ColtsFan1912:

Awesome :) I've finally decided on all of ours and got them ordered. I AM still looking for a good Greek & Latin program. I might wait a bit since DH already got wide eyed at the last load of boxes we have received the last few days ;)


paganbaby
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 9:19 PM

I just got jump in yesterday. It looks pretty good. How old is your dd?

Quoting Silverkitty:

Writing was hard for me as well, since my daughter hates writing.  I have her do copy work and dictation, but use the computer for everything else.  It's gotten easier since we changed a little, but still haven't found a good program.  We are going to use Jump In this fall and see if that works.  If not I'm going to either try Write Shop or IEW.

Quoting JasonsMom2007: How exciting! I'm still trying to finalize my decision for writing.





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Silverkitty
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2014 at 9:42 AM

She is 12, will be 13 this fall.

Quoting paganbaby:

I just got jump in yesterday. It looks pretty good. How old is your dd?

Quoting Silverkitty:

Writing was hard for me as well, since my daughter hates writing.  I have her do copy work and dictation, but use the computer for everything else.  It's gotten easier since we changed a little, but still haven't found a good program.  We are going to use Jump In this fall and see if that works.  If not I'm going to either try Write Shop or IEW.

Quoting JasonsMom2007: How exciting! I'm still trying to finalize my decision for writing.




paganbaby
by Silver Member on Feb. 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Good age. Mine is 14 and a little "old" for the program but I wanted to start her off gradually.

Quoting Silverkitty:

She is 12, will be 13 this fall.

Quoting paganbaby:

I just got jump in yesterday. It looks pretty good. How old is your dd?

Quoting Silverkitty:

Writing was hard for me as well, since my daughter hates writing.  I have her do copy work and dictation, but use the computer for everything else.  It's gotten easier since we changed a little, but still haven't found a good program.  We are going to use Jump In this fall and see if that works.  If not I'm going to either try Write Shop or IEW.

Quoting JasonsMom2007: How exciting! I'm still trying to finalize my decision for writing.







I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














Silverkitty
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

That's one of the reasons I wanted to get it.  I was looking at it last year and went with something else that didn't work.  I'm almost out of writing programs.

Quoting paganbaby:

Good age. Mine is 14 and a little "old" for the program but I wanted to start her off gradually.

Quoting Silverkitty:

She is 12, will be 13 this fall.

Quoting paganbaby:

I just got jump in yesterday. It looks pretty good. How old is your dd?

Quoting Silverkitty:

Writing was hard for me as well, since my daughter hates writing.  I have her do copy work and dictation, but use the computer for everything else.  It's gotten easier since we changed a little, but still haven't found a good program.  We are going to use Jump In this fall and see if that works.  If not I'm going to either try Write Shop or IEW.

Quoting JasonsMom2007: How exciting! I'm still trying to finalize my decision for writing.






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