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Subject: Anyone Use The Checklist?
Date Posted: 5/10/2009 11:18 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2007
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It looks awesome! I can't wait to get it! I downloaded the sample, (107 pages) & it looks like it will be a huge assett. I also talked to the lady that wrote it on the phone a few minutes ago & she is very nice.She also has a lot of great free resources on her site. : )


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Date Posted: 5/11/2009 8:31 AM ET
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This looks like a neat resource.  I was just poking through the 100-page sample pdf file.  When I started homeschooling, all I wanted was a checklist of what was reasonable to expect a kid to know about a topic at certain ages.  (Otherwise, I tended to overdo it when I made up my own unit studies.)  I found the Solomon Resource Guide for science, and Robin Scarlatta's (a.k.a. Robin Sampson) What Your Child Should Know When--and both books were very helpful for younger grades.  This Checklist book looks like a one-stop resource, though--and looks like it could be used in high school, too--which my other resources can't.    I'll be curious to hear if anyone has used it. 

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 1:11 PM ET
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Wow!  I knew the OK HS site was a great resource, but I'd never seen this!  As I move to a more eclectic approach, this would be very handy!  Thanks for posting!  I wouldn't need the tracking info, as I use Homeschool Tracker Plus, but that's a nice addition!


Date Posted: 5/11/2009 5:47 PM ET
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I have this book. It is great for use with the eclectic approach.

Cindy Downes is a wonderful lady. I was priveleged to meet her at the first hs convention that I went to. I had pulled my daughter out of ps 2 weeks before, and planned to pull my son when school ended at the end of the month. It was just before the close of the convention and when I told her that my husband's only problem was with the cost of materials, she turned to her booth of used materials and started filling a box for each of  their upcoming school year.

I can't tell how much that meant to me. It was a big encouragement.

Date Posted: 5/14/2009 2:11 PM ET
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When I called her & asked if I could come & pick the book up, she said she would be in class for the next two weeks, & that she would leave it by her door & to just slip the money under her door. I was shocked that she would trust me to leave the 50.00 without even knowing my name! Talk about practicing what you preach. She is a very nice lady & I love the book. : )