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by Homeschooling6
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 29595

Re: AHL with a 14yr. old 8th Grader

Okay, after rereading some of the post I see I'll have to find something for the second half of 9th grade ;) I guess I can use part of BJ to make up the second half ?? I know I seem to make things so difficult. I just don't want to start AHL during her 9th grade year only to find out it won't work (...
by Homeschooling6
Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 29595

Re: AHL with a 14yr. old 8th Grader

Thanks Crystal, as always your advice is always appreciated. I guess this is something that I'll have to decide when the time is closer. With regards to my sister, she reminds me of you. You both found something that works early on and have stuck with it. It's something that I have always wanted in ...
by Homeschooling6
Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Supplies - EX1850
Replies: 16
Views: 8264

Re: Complete book of Animals- should I purchase a second boo

Although my dc can share, I've always liked purchasing one item for each child. It just seems neat for the children to have their own. Whatever is left they can use to 'play' school. I think in one of Mr. Hazell's cd he recommends with regards to Adv. to purchase one set of Student Sheets per child....
by Homeschooling6
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Placement
Replies: 25
Views: 6264

Re: Saxon 8/7

Well, Linda. You've encouraged me! I don't feel so alone. :) Our 12yo ds (13 in May) is currently working through CLE 6. Prior to that it sounds very similar to what your ds used. He has used MUS Alpha through Zeta (not quite to the end of Zeta), and we supplemented with some Math Mammoth. I've hav...
by Homeschooling6
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 35086

Re: Catalog

Will you autograph my catalog. I have been carrying my catalog with me. I love it! My only complaint is I want a thicker catalog ;) I have read everything from cover to cover a thousand times.
by Homeschooling6
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Placement
Replies: 25
Views: 6264

Re: Saxon 8/7

Crystal, you are too kind. Amy, glad to hear your dd isn't really far behind. I did notice on the MFW site that if your 6th dc is behind (I think my ds fits the bill) then have them spend 75 minutes doing math. Yup, that's going to be us. Although they are talking about Singapore math. Well, at leas...
by Homeschooling6
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 16049

Re: Do You Do The Extra Science

I love the idea of purchasing Apologia Sci. & Story of the World on cd (I actually have SOTW cd but it's the first ed). My dc love audio books so I'll purchase some of the others. Any recommendations? Maybe I can start there and listen to them myself instead of reading everything.
by Homeschooling6
Wed May 28, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Blend Ladder extra ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 12130

More blend ladder ideas

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:34 am What I have done is draw a slide on a piece of paper, put the vowel at the bottom and the consonant at the top. Than show your dc how the consonant slides down to meet the vowel and as it slides say the sound. Another idea is use letter tiles or letter cards (you c...
by Homeschooling6
Sun May 25, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 27571

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:39 pm What we do is try to get all the 3R's & Bible out of the way by 1:00pm. This is with me schooling a 4th, 2nd/3rd, 1st with a 4yr, 3yr and I babysit a 9month old (very loud baby). Sometimes it takes a little bit longer. We are currently using ECC and we do this more ...
by Homeschooling6
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Ideas: For busy/wiggly/kinesthetic boys (and girls)
Replies: 17
Views: 10368

Hi Ladies, This is our first year of homeschooling. The first month of K went great. But, the last couple of months have been like pulling teeth. Do any of you have any ideas? Thanks and blessings to your and yours, Lori mom of 3. ds 5 almost 6, ds 3, and dd 19 Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:07 pm Hi ...
by Homeschooling6
Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do you put into your Files/Folders?
Replies: 18
Views: 9702

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:33 pm What I did was make up all 26 file folders like mentioned in the TM and put everything in there that will be needed for that week so all I have to do is pull that folder out. I even put the books suggested for that week in the folder. I bought all paperbacks so it ...
by Homeschooling6
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - How much time, excluding math & LA?
Replies: 6
Views: 4040

How much time, excluding math & LA?

I just really think this program looks great. I have been looking at it for about a year. However, we are completely satisfied with our LA and Math choices. I know how long that takes us each day to complete. So, even though this program was created to be done by noon, I need more information. I do...
by Homeschooling6
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 2nd grader - Adventures vs. ECC
Replies: 52
Views: 17859

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:59 pm I agree with the others to start with ADV it is so much fun. My kiddos are having a blast with learning about the states and like someone mentioned you will use it again at the end of the 5 year cycle. Even if you were not going to use it again, it is so worth takin...
by Homeschooling6
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Music Resources - Hymns, My Father's World(K song), & others
Replies: 30
Views: 15282

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:17 pm Another way to get the kiddos to learn the hymns that I noticed works is if I learn it and sing it throughout the day. They hear me singing it (they are still at the stage were I am the best singer in the world LOL) and they pick it up. I have "Come Let Us Adore Him...
by Homeschooling6
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 33366

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:50 am 1. We use wrap-ups, bigmathtime.com (which is $30.00 a year per child but my kiddos like it), copy the math problems, and the old fashioned "flash card" drill. 2. There is also a site that you might want to google. It's called Olney's Series of Mathematics. You can...
by Homeschooling6
Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW workshops & audio CDs -- Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 26840

Learning to Read

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:17 pm For those of you who are using MFW K or 1st grade or will start soon I wanted to give you some unwanted advice ;) BUY the conference cd "Learning to Read" I have gleaned so much. I understand their reading programs now! Even if you do not go with MFW I think it is a...
by Homeschooling6
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 110392

prayer journal

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:06 pm Someone shared this with me and I thought I would share it with you all. Focus on the Family has a prayer journal for free (I did give a donation though) Here is the description of item # EX211 Kids Praying for Kids A 12-Month Prayer Journal Franklin Graham Spiral-b...
by Homeschooling6
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 19092

Thanks!

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:11 am Once again, thank you ladies. I guess sometimes I need others to help me remember that we don't have to do everything and it's okay. You all gave me some really good advice that I will use on my students. Some pages I would like to give the answers and have some fu...
by Homeschooling6
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Educational Toy Packages - Questions + Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 11438

Pre-K Toy Package - Review

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:04 am
I bought the PreK Toy packages and only bring it out during school time. Even my older kids like playing with all the pegs ;)

Linda
by Homeschooling6
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: History - Add in another spine?
Replies: 4
Views: 5659

Thank you ladies, as always I really appreciate your advice and in-put =)

Blessings,
by Homeschooling6
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - Starting Adventures late? Thanksgiving, 4th July?
Replies: 8
Views: 4014

We completed ADV a few weeks ago. We started it in January 2007 and had no problem with starting it so late in the year. It was actually nice to do the Thanksgiving week during the year (not in Nov.) because usually things get so hectic close the Thanksgiving and we got to relax and enjoy. We were v...
by Homeschooling6
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: State Sheets - Enjoying them (teachers too!)
Replies: 2
Views: 3709

State Sheets - Enjoying them (teachers too!)

I was getting ready for Monday and we are starting the State/sheet cards and I thought that I would have loved to have a set of my own, so I can do this along with the kiddos or read from my set while they colored. Just thought I would mention this for those who are interested in ADV. Buy a set for ...
by Homeschooling6
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for dawdlers who take too long
Replies: 17
Views: 7450

Schedule - Ideas for dawdlers who take too long

This is a "redeeming the time" question: First, the background. I have a MFW1st grader (7y/o ds) and a MFWK (51/2 y/o ds). My oldest is progressing well, but I feel that certain things are taking way too much time...for example: the Proverbs copywork can stretch on to 20 minutes (or so it seems), w...
by Homeschooling6
Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds - Getting school done, Encouragement
Replies: 10
Views: 8056

I don't have much advice as I am in the same boat as you are =) Sometimes I do read alouds at the table with animal crackers. I teach with my toddler in my arms at times I put him in front of the T.V. for a half hour watching "The Letter Factory" or "The Little People" I put him in his crib for a ha...
by Homeschooling6
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we skip forward if child is doing well/easy?
Replies: 17
Views: 9178

I think finishing up K would give a good foundation for 1st. MFW1 has a lot of writing and introduces a new phonics rule ever day. My 6yr. has a hard time with the new rules coming at him so quickly.
Blessings,