Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ah Paper Works

Yup, writing the year end report for my children. They are almost done with all their grade level lessons. They only have 2 or three lessons, then the rest are all the next grade levels.

Yes, they already started on the next grade level. When they finish their grade level Math or LA, I start them right away on the next grade level Math or LA. I would like them to finish earlier when they get to High School. Plus, when we have some urgent things to do, we can easily take a day or so off learning and not worry if they are going to finish on time.

The best part is I only have to change a few things on the old reports that I mailed in. Like name, dates, & how my child did on the subjects. I have 8th grade, 6th grade, 5th grade, & 3rd grader. The oldest I have to do from scratch. With the rest, I just edit what I already have. Makes everything easier because they are using the same curriculum that the older used.

I don't like it that I have to send in a new affidavit every year. The cost of notarizing and packaging all the children works' adds up. New Jersey home school rules I liked the most. But you will caught me dead residing in New Jersey.

I hate the Educational Freedom in this country. Let the haters begins. :P

Friday, January 30, 2015


Nope, I'm still alive and kicking. Very busy with un-schooling and things around the house. My children are almost done with their grade level and will continue on the next grade level pretty soon. We still live in the same place we were last year. Actually, we marked one year last October and not even a month after we lost my FIL from heart attack with the help of his wife having dementia and being half mental.

DH is moving on. He was devastated about the whole thing. Not everyday he wanted to blame his mother, however, how can you blame a person with no logical brain functioning.

Anyway, we are doing fine. Not a day past that DH wishes that his father is still around. But he is dealing with it somehow.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Amazon Vendors

Where is the place you can shop for cheap school books? Ebay & Amazon vendors, of course. I do not mind buying used books for cheap prices. But getting a book ordered with missing pages is a big "no" for me. Moreover, describing the book in a "very good" condition and receiving them with missing pages is a big "no."

A bunch of liars these vendors are. I can't see what is the name of the store they use on Amazon but the sellers' name is Lhillio. I bought "Exercises in English: Grammar for Life : Level H" as a filler for my soon 8th grader and 20 first pages are missing. I wrote a review but the latest review this seller have was 2011, which are all 5/5. There are no latest review for this seller and I knew why.

I am very happy with the delivery ( I will give them 5/5 on that) but missing pages, I gave them 2/5. The book is in very good condition none the less.

I also ordered K12 Algebra 1 - A Reference Guide and Problem Sets from Tonys Prices on May 7th.  Shipping estimation by Amazon (I think) was May 8 or 9. And the estimated delivery is schedule for May 14 to 30. However, until today the item is NOT mark shipped yet. I think they are waiting until the last minute to mail the darn book. I already received the student pages a week ago and my soon 8th grader already started without the problem book. I'm hoping they are lazy updating the ordered and the book might be already making its way here.

Last year I bought Classic for young readers for my 2nd grader this year, but the seller gave me the wrong grade level. They refunded my money but did not asked for the wrong book to sent back. I lost the shipping cost on that one and have extra book that I don't need.

Around this summer, I will be putting some kinder, 1st & 2nd grader book/curriculum ready for ebay. I think I will sell them by subjects. I don't want to separate the reading books that goes along with the lessons. I will probably not going the get much because they are all used, but the buyers will have to pay for the shipping.