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by Teresa in TX
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 30106

Re: How do you keep up on school and house work??

I've recently discovered Motivated Moms, which is only $8 for the year and takes all of the housekeeping planning out for me. At this point, I have a highlighter for each working-age human (other than dh) in our home. For us, that means those that are not the baby. ;) I print up the list each week t...
by Teresa in TX
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Ordering - Book subs, already read, different edition
Replies: 28
Views: 6290

Re: WHL book rec

I plan on reading The Hiding Place again. I read it the year we did 1850MOD, but I was only in 6th grade then. And same with Animal Farm. I'll just read it again. Great point. 15yo dd read Animal Farm in 7th grade and is just finishing it again now for WHL. She admitted to me that she "got" a lot m...
by Teresa in TX
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Ordering - Book subs, already read, different edition
Replies: 28
Views: 6290

Ordering - Book subs, already read, different edition

WHL book rec What would be a suitable substitute for The Hiding Place ? My ds read this in a previous year. I've looked at the book list in the TM - we are considering Marrin's Hitler . I also thought of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy . Obviously, recommendations would be for the WW2 time...
by Teresa in TX
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Prep, General descriptions
Replies: 21
Views: 6175

Re: Ordered my WHL, chemistry, and physical science plans!!

My box came today!!! :-) Teresa, my dd is very verbal, too, and I wish I'd done more of what you described during AHL. What little we did together, she *really* enjoyed. I think she gets bored and lonesome when working alone... not in everything, as she does like working without interruption on cer...
by Teresa in TX
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science Discussion - Chemistry
Replies: 8
Views: 3910

Re: Heads up about high school chemistry...

Also helpful for this is http://www.redwagontutorials.com My children take the live classes, but the DVD's are recordings of the live classes. Extremely helpful for high school science! I was wondering if others had used these. That is good to know they are helpful!! Thanks for that!! I really wish...
by Teresa in TX
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science Discussion - Chemistry
Replies: 8
Views: 3910

Heads up about high school chemistry...

Two things.: 1) The DIVE cd for chemistry is helpful. Dd got past her brick wall after watching the section that pertained to the problem she was having. We borrowed it from a friend and will likely order it as well as the one on Biology before my son takes that. I haven't ordered those before, and ...
by Teresa in TX
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lunch & Breakfast
Replies: 38
Views: 12337

O/T Easy Lunch Menu Ideas ??? - without eggs or milk

Since there was a recent thread regarding breakfast ideas (w/o eggs) I thought I might ask if anyone would mind sharing their easy lunch ideas with or without eggs or milk. ;) (We use to have the milk allergies around here as well but my two finally outgrew them). I currently have my dc helping to ...
by Teresa in TX
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lunch & Breakfast
Replies: 38
Views: 12337

Re: OT-Good breakfasts w/o eggs?

I saw someone else mention flax seed. I purchase this and wheat germ and mix those into our oatmeal and our granola. I also add these to our bread when I make homemade bread. The flax seed goes in our pizza dough as well. I've found that there are different ways to slip things in. ;) I don't have an...
by Teresa in TX
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Prep, General descriptions
Replies: 21
Views: 6175

Re: Ordered my WHL, chemistry, and physical science plans!!

I am going to implement some of these ideas right now into the AHL we are currently using! thanks so much. I walked away and kind of regretted my post. I wanted to tell you that those are things that *I* would like to have done, in retrospect. They are suggestions for someone who was going to have ...
by Teresa in TX
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Prep, General descriptions
Replies: 21
Views: 6175

Re: Ordered my WHL, chemistry, and physical science plans!!

If I could rewind AND had the ability to have WHL in my hands for a while before we used it, here are the things I would do: 1.) Read and pray through the Church History book and make discussion notes for yourself on things that strike you, things God impresses upon you. 50% of the stuff in there (p...
by Teresa in TX
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 30106

Re: How do you run your home?

We've evolved our plan through the years. What used to work doesn't work anymore. What works now will likely stop working in a year or so. I've learned that just like most things, if I grab onto some formula or plan and try to cling to it as THE thing for our family, I am usually sorely disappointed...
by Teresa in TX
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lunch & Breakfast
Replies: 38
Views: 12337

Re: OT-Good breakfasts w/o eggs?

We only eat eggs once per week, if that. Here is our weekly breakfast menu: Monday: Cereal. We like to buy the healthier stuff and add fruit. My kids don't make it through the morning well without a complex carb of some kind and preferably some type of protein. Kashi makes some awesome cereals with ...
by Teresa in TX
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Fine Arts, Music, Drawing, Drafting
Replies: 15
Views: 6757

Re: 10 grade fine arts electives...

We are in World History. I have the guidelines right here. I'll just summarize. It tells you what is involved in a 1-credit unit: 150 hours. It gives ideas for listening to composers, writing papers, ideas for art, watching or being involved in plays and dances, watching videos of Shakespeare plays,...
by Teresa in TX
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science Discussion - Chemistry
Replies: 8
Views: 3910

Re: Problems with Apologia Chemistry...

Thanks for the ideas, Julie!! We have a friend who loaned us their Chemistry DIVE cd so we're going to give that a shot today. That Khan website is really cool...I had never been there before. There are tons of tutorials on there!!!!
by Teresa in TX
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: EX1850/1850-Mod Book Basket Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 4198

Re: I'd like input on my 8th grader's Expl to 1850 book bask

I actually have a book that explains the Constitution. I'm thinking of including that for next year. The books you listed are ones that we would probably use for lit. I read Johnny Tremain and Witch of Blackbird Pond aloud about 4 years ago, but I'm quite sure he won't remember. He was in 3rd grade!...
by Teresa in TX
Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia Physical in high school? combine kids?
Replies: 10
Views: 5037

Re: Back to back students...Apologia science

If I had that option I would combine them!! My dd is struggling, at times, with Chemistry this year. She would dearly love a lab partner/discussion partner. Personally, it seems to me it would offer you more time to "know" the subject and work with them both. You could be a lot of help when they nee...
by Teresa in TX
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Artwork like Dangerous Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 3438

Re: The Dangerous Journey...would like recs for others like

Thanks, everyone, for the great ideas!!! I'm going to start looking them up!! We'll be doing Explorers to 1850 next year, so I'll have to look at the America one. Thanks also for the other ideas for the middle ages. None of my kids are big readers. I have an average of 5 or 6 books on my nightstand ...
by Teresa in TX
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Writing assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 16867

10th grade research paper- # of sources

Hopefully this is an easy question for someone to answer: How many sources should my student use in writing her research paper? I either missed it in the teacher's lesson book or Writer's Inc. OR there were no minimum requirements listed. Thanks, Diana Did you look back through the book? I can't re...
by Teresa in TX
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Great moments in MFW high school
Replies: 8
Views: 5028

I am so ridiculously encouraged...high school

This has everything to do with MFW high school. We are in year 2, World History, week 10. Dd had her history assignment today to write a letter to a friend who had converted to Islam. She spent a lot of time on this assignment today. The end result cemented everything MFW is about for me!! She had t...
by Teresa in TX
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Which courses to take when?
Replies: 31
Views: 8368

Science - 11th and 12th grades

What are you planning for the 11th and 12th grade years of science? Originally I had planned: 9th biology, 10th chemistry, 11th physics, then 12th either dual enrollment or biology 2. I'm starting to think of biology 2 in 11th and chemistry 2 in 12th then just blow off physics altogether. I just ca...
by Teresa in TX
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General specific lessons, labs, supplies
Replies: 33
Views: 9493

Re: general science test

We haven't taken the test yet, but I specifically remembered the Module 1 test with dd. My oldest is now in 10th grade, doing Chemistry, and she remembers taking that test in 7th. 8[] We're going to do it open-book and then move on with our lives. :-) Ds is so very much enjoying Apologia. I don't wa...
by Teresa in TX
Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Raising Funds as Service
Replies: 8
Views: 4578

Re: I have to share this and ask for prayer! :)

The hard thing is getting started and keeping going. So, keep on keeping on! and to let you see another connection you have in it Cheryl.... we're making sure adults consider the idea of doing "matching" funds for the kids pennies at our church, and/or to go ahead and ask employers to do matching f...
by Teresa in TX
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Raising Funds as Service
Replies: 8
Views: 4578

I have to share this and ask for prayer! :)

So I've been praying for a while about this idea of our family having an eternity mindset. So much of that desire has come from the cd I listened to from mfw about our families having that vision. For us, Gospel for Asia has been a mission that we've had a heart for. A little over a month ago, I rea...
by Teresa in TX
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Fine Arts, Music, Drawing, Drafting
Replies: 15
Views: 6757

Re: A few questions about Fine Arts credits for high school

I agree that a fine arts credit can easily be done over several high school years, and can include several things. If she is going to study music, then be sure to emphasize what she does for those credits *besides* lessons. If piano lessons are top on the list, I think folks might look at us like s...
by Teresa in TX
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Fine Arts, Music, Drawing, Drafting
Replies: 15
Views: 6757

Re: A few questions about Fine Arts credits for high school

So, take a relaxed approach on it. Do you want to have one semester or one year on the transcript? Will it matter to the college ( probably not unless she goes into art/music study ?) In my state, they want to see 1 year credit of performing/fine arts. Actually, she is planning to go into art/music...