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    mandi_mc is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Introduction-Brand new & clueless

    Hi, Wanted to introduce myself-I'm Mandi from Louisiana; have 14 year old son that had to exit public school due to medical reasons. Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the curriculum/lesson plans since we are beginning halfway through the public school year but feel like it will be worth it.

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    Default Re: Introduction-Brand new & clueless

    Hi, Mandi! Welcome to the forum!

    I'm sorry your son is ill.

    We actually hosted a webinar awhile back about beginning to homeschool mid-year. It's available in recorded form on YouTube:



    One technique for when changing curriculum midstream is to ignore the Activity Planner altogether. Instead, start your child a grade level below where you guess he is working in each subject. Have your student take each chapter test first. If they do well on the test, they do not have to do the lessons in that chapter. They just try the next test in line. If they do not do well on the test, they do the lessons in that chapter and try the same test again. Tests will be a little different each time they are taken, as a few questions are drawn from a large bank of potential questions. This helps make sure the student is actually understanding the material and not just memorizing the answers to test questions.

    Using the "testing-out" method, above, students are only studying things they have not already learned.

    Please stick around and let us know how things are going for you!

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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