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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    There is also a SHS member with a blog with a zillion science resources. Perhaps if you dig through the archives you will find a link? (She has two kids, lives up in Bay Area I think).
    I think you are referring to HomeschoolScienceGeek? Her blog has ALL kinds of resources--I've referred to it often. Saadia, it looks like she has links for middle school level as well.

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    Yes, HomeschoolScienceGeek for the win!!!

    Ive also noticed BYL had way more things than we could get done. So I skipped the stuff I felt like skipping. Any of the literature based programs provide a scope and sequence, you can go into as much depth as you want. Not saying you need to BYL!

    As far as your husbands desire for something that looks more like school, I would suggest that very diplomatically, point out to him that he is not the one doing the schooling, he doesnt get to micromanage you. (Thats not diplomatic!)
    Something more like this: “Honey, I understand youre worried that Darling isnt learning enough science when I teach the kids altogether. Textbooks are fine, but not my style of teaching. How about if you tell me what science subject youd like to teach, I will find textbooks appropriate to each of them, and you can teach them that subject - for the rest of the school year. The kids will be learning what you want them to learn, and I will have some time to <insert worthy goal>.”
    If he takes you up on it, snag a used copy of the books (I think abebooks has a zillion used textbooks), and let him take responsibility for it. If he wants to teach three science lessons a day, make up tests and quizzes, and grade them, more power to him!
    If he doesnt want to teach them all separately and with textbooks, that is fine too, but you dont need to multiply your workload at his whim, when hes not likely to understand how much more work and for not much benefit it is.
    Thats just the sort of conversation I would have with him. YMMV.
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    I just finished checking HomeschoolScienceGeek's blog, its amazing. Thinking of using it right now for their Chemistry class, super excited.
    alexsmom ha ha I read it to my husband and got the full clearance. Husbands can only give suggestions for free.
    By looking deeper into BYL and MBTP I'm becoming stronger on my current way of teaching Science. Thanks a lot for your help.

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