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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Math humor...

A little homeschool math humor currently circulating on the Mother of Divine Grace homeschool loop:

A note passed from a big sister to a little sister:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
You are dumb
And so is Saxon.


You have to laugh or you'll cry...

5 comments:

+JMJ+ said...

I'm on that board too. I'm switching over to MODG next year. 32 weeks of school 4 days a week is tantalizing for a fmaily on a 38 week program! How long have you been doing MODG?

Kimberly said...

I'm a "homemade" classical homeschooler. I enjoy a structured program, but have managed to build what my children need on my own. As the boys get older (particulary the one approaching highschool!)I've been considering my options, including MODG, but haven't decided to step back into a packaged program. The structure of that particular program is very similar to what we are currently doing. I'm currently operating on a 36 week/4 day per week program...things have been a bit "loose" of late--perhaps we need a bit more structure?

My dear friend, Selena, sent that lovely "poem."

Ebeth said...

Hi Kimberly.

It is sooo funny that I am reading this!! We are in our 6th year of homeschooling, and our "big sister is in 7th grade and hates Saxon, well little sister is in 5th grade hates it too, but does better in it. We are in transition and I hate it in the middle of our schoolyear, but.....

scmom (Barbara) said...

Well, I like Saxon, and have seen the results, but my fifth grader could have written that!

Kimberly said...

No matter how frustrated the children and I become with the monotony of Saxon...we always come back to it!

I've only ever had one student who simply could not tolerate it at all...we went the Jacob's route for her. I'm determined to persevere. They complain, I complain, but in the end we just do it!

I start with 54. We've never used the lower levels...My oldest daughter worked all the way through Saxon Advanced, but most of them stop at Algebra II.

Has anyone had better success with any other program at the upper levels (highschool)? I'd love to hear about your experiences...