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Topic: What do you have on your shelf for 6th or 7th grade?

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Subject: What do you have on your shelf for 6th or 7th grade?
Date Posted: 10/13/2007 6:04 AM ET
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My ex-son in law has custody of my three grandchildren.  He has decided that the oldest one, who is in the 6th grade, is not being challenged enough and the father is going to home school my grandson.  He took him out of school as of Friday. 

He has no materials at all to start.  What do you have on your shelf I can grab for him that is not religious based and is in the 6th or 7th grade level?   Thanks tons!

 

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 11:05 AM ET
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I have a National Geographic "Map Essentials" book, but it's grade 5.  If your DGS hasn't had much geography, it might be a great start.

I also have a couple of Hardy Boys books for just reading - not formal curriculum.

JCC

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 11:18 AM ET
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I'm sorry I don't have anything that would be good for a boy that age, but just want to say that I'm sure many of us would be happy to answer questions and make recommendations if he needs that.  So don't hesitate to ask on his behalf.  If you're concerned that he's not making the right decision, the best thing you can do is be as supportive as possible and help him any way you can and it seems you're doing that by just coming on here looking for books.

Ange

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 12:50 PM ET
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Thanks JCC and ANGELA..

JCC I grabbed the books you suggested.

Angela, If he has questions that I can forward here, I will.  He homeshooled this son for about two months end of 4th grade.. enough to get him past the manditory test to get from 4th to 5th.  This is the first time that the father is trying to do a whole year.  If he as any concerns/questions I will be sure to pass them on.

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 3:19 PM ET
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My son is that age - he likes the how to draw books....loved The Witches of Worm, Egypt Game, Afternoon of the Elves - I MAY (or may not) have those listed, if I don't others will -

The thing is, kids at this age vary so much on their taste in fiction -

Oh - one thing my son just loved are the Learning Works Gifted Series.  Let  me see what PBS has right now that he's liked.

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 3:19 PM ET
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http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780881601220-Egyptians+Maya+Minoans+Learning+Works+Enrichment

Mayans, Egyptians, and Minoans My son really enjoyed doing the Mayan Math and just reading this book.

This one is more science/ecology - but it has some very simple experiements and is just good to read :

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780881601954-Earth+Book+for+Kids+Activities+to+Help+Heal+the+Environment

It has one experiment on air quality that my son really liked.  You just need some vaseline and glasses to do it.  Nothing too extravagant.  IF you have a microscope - not required - but if you do - this REALLY gets fun.  :)



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