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by Julie - Staff
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it ok to be done?
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Is it ok to be done?

Oh, what a fun update! Daily rhythms do change over the year, don't they?! I surely hope your missions travel will open up by January. What a fun way to reinforce ECC, with a connection to real people across the globe. You have probably seen this already, but it's Marie Hazell's favorite schedule: h...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching K and 1st + 3 & 1 yr old - need guidance!
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Teaching K and 1st + 3 & 1 yr old - need guidance!

Hello and welcome back! Sounds like a busy, exciting household! Rest assured that Marie Hazell, author of My Father's World, had six children and created curriculum that works in real families. It's possible to do all (or almost all) of both programs this year, since kindergarten takes about 90 minu...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How much paint to buy
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: How much paint to buy

Hi Anna, Each set of paints includes four 2-ounce bottles. Typically one set of paints is enough for up to three students, so an extra set might come in handy if all four might be painting -- especially when some are young. The art program is typically for ages 6+, so you might want to look through ...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching preschool and first grade during the day
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Teaching preschool and first grade during the day

Hello and welcome! While waiting for busy families to chime in, I thought I'd keep you company :) Preschool works especially well when you want to spread activities out, if that is what you're looking to do. Many little ones do have a short attention span :) All Aboard the Animal Train has an easy s...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: SOTW 3
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: SOTW 3

Another thing I’ve encountered this year that was surprising is all the summaries. I’m used to the TM kinda walking me through what to do, but there wasn’t much explanation for how to do those, or why so many. We’ve found ways to work through them together, but it was very stressful for the first h...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Second grader in 1850 to Modern
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Second grader in 1850 to Modern

Sarah, Hopefully you'll get some conversation from families with 2nd graders, but I'll join in first! My youngest son had siblings who were 8-11 years older than him, and he was more mature in many ways than typical kids his age. I suspect your 2nd grader is similar, and perhaps SOTW readings will b...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: SOTW 3
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: SOTW 3

Hi Beth, Your post looks lonely, so I thought I'd chat even though I didn't use an alternative history spine. I do think that, as we get closer to modern history, there are many more details that we are aware of, so it can seem like a lot. Hopefully you have at least one child in 6th grade or older,...
by Julie - Staff
Sun May 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it ok to be done?
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Is it ok to be done?

Hi Lourdes, Fun to "see" you this weekend. Well, I'll start the conversation, and then hopefully other families will have time to chime in with their experiences soon! Since your daughter is in 2nd grade and Adventures works for grades 2 or 3, one option would be to stop at the end of this year and ...
by Julie - Staff
Sat May 02, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Diagramming sentences
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Diagramming sentences

Ah, I should have noticed your signature -- 4 boys, what fun!

I will have to promote diagramming as a puzzle from now on :)
Julie
by Julie - Staff
Fri May 01, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Diagramming sentences
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Diagramming sentences

Yes, your daughter will be happy to learn that there is a unit on sentence diagramming included in Applications of Grammar. The author of Applications calls it "Sentence Design" and includes five types of sentence design, plus compounds of those designs. Diagramming continues a bit into the next uni...
by Julie - Staff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Saxon placement test
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Saxon placement test

Hi Beth, Nice to "see" you on the Message Board this morning! You are correct, the website is being reorganized. The hope is that it will become more intuitive, but to those of us who knew where everything was, it's an adjustment. We appreciate your feedback about an area that might be hard to find....
by Julie - Staff
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Which level for just turned 7 year old at high reading level?
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Which level for just turned 7 year old at high reading level?

Hello and welcome! If your student will be 7 at the start of the school year, then Adventures in U.S. History may be perfectly appropriate. Since he is a boy with a late summer birthday, some families do wait a year to begin kindergarten (as I did with my oldest son), but others feel the child has t...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Federalist Papers in US History
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

Re: Federalist Papers in US History

Kimberly, BJU no longer includes those Federalist Papers in their Appendix, and when we first updated the assignments to match the 5th edition of the BJU textbook, we accidentally omitted that particular change. This assignment has now been removed from the MFW Lesson Plans, but you may have a copy ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Exploration to 1850 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Re: Exploration to 1850 Question

Hi Cathy, The included timeline pieces are scheduled in the Teacher's Manual in general chronological order. They are cut out of the Student Sheets pretty much in the order they are assigned. There isn't attempt in the elementary years to space them perfectly -- you can just add the next piece when ...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st grade, Bean Cup Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: 1st grade, Bean Cup Question

Glad to hear you have a plan! The "Beyond 100" activities were new additions in 2019, and we hope families find them valuable for their students. Because they are new, your feedback is helpful and I will pass along your and your student's comments to see if we can clarify this for families. Have fun...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st grade, Bean Cup Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: 1st grade, Bean Cup Question

Hello and welcome! You should have instructions for Beyond 100 in your Student Sheets, including the bean cup activity. You are correct that a third cup would be great -- you have the 1s cup with unglued beans and the 10s cup with glued beans, and you can continue to put new 10-bean-sticks into the ...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 25 & 26
Replies: 4
Views: 7954

Re: EX-1850 - Week 26 Monday

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson referred to God and the Exodus In his second inaugural address?

Watch this 1.5 minute video from Museum of the Bible:
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/756
by Julie - Staff
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 25-26 China
Replies: 26
Views: 26132

Re: Weeks 25-26 China

“That's a Fact - Chinese Pictographs”

In this 1.5 minute video, learn how Chinese symbols for words combine several ideas that reflect Bible concepts perhaps known to the original creators of those symbols.

From Institute for Creation Research on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/129143160
by Julie - Staff
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 26 & 27
Replies: 2
Views: 7179

Re: 1850-MOD - Week 27 (Tuesday President notebook page)

Learn about the Bibles and Bible verses used by President Eisenhower when taking his Oath of Office in this 1-minute video from the Bible Museum.
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/753
by Julie - Staff
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 7 & 8 (including the Civil War)
Replies: 7
Views: 37355

Re: 1850-MOD - Weeks 8 (Gettysburg Address)

In this 1-minute video by the Museum of the Bible, you can view brief reenactments and illustrations of the battle of Gettysburg. Then learn that there are biblical themes in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, with a quote from Lincoln on the importance of the Bible. There is also a transcript underneath...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Answers to History Section Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 3759

Re: Answers to History Section Questions

Hi Moira! A separate book, the Answer Key for U.S. History to 1877 and 1877 to the Present (BJU 5th edition) includes answers for United States History text as well as Never Before in History, Under God, and Assumptions that Affect Our Lives. This is one of the BJU materials included with the U.S. H...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need an opinion from Spelling Power Users
Replies: 2
Views: 3942

Re: Need an opinion from Spelling Power Users

I'm glad you got some real-life, experienced ideas from Dawn. Another idea for an 8th grader who is a pretty good speller is to let go of spelling and just use the vocab in science and in Progeny Press Guides for building on those skills. Most students need to work on spelling up through 6th grade, ...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 29-30 Russia
Replies: 26
Views: 26530

Re: Weeks 29-30 Russia

I wanted to share about two people who would be interesting to read about for missionaries in Russia. Thanks for your post on Russian missionaries! Because some of the links need translation, we thought some additional info might be helpful. The Hazells read books by Johannes Reimer in the 80’s bef...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 49322

Re: Weeks 5-6 Mexico - Cameron Townsend

To wrap up the story of Cameron Townsend, your family might enjoy this 1-minute video from the Museum of the Bible, celebrating the day that Cameron founded Wycliffe Bible Translators. You can scroll down to read the transcript underneath and talk about the number of translations resulting from Came...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Second grade line size?
Replies: 2
Views: 4078

Re: Second grade line size?

In the Preparation section of Adventures, you'll see a note about gathering two 3-ring notebooks and paper. The note mentions wide-lined notebook paper but adds in parentheses that younger children may need to use school paper with wider lines. Some children may benefit from helps such as "school" d...