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by Sue in MN
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K or 1st vs. just join older sibling (author reply
Replies: 26
Views: 15383

Making choices for 5 and 8 yr old girls

2. 8 year old does full Adventures program and 5 year old does 1st grade, again letting us be ready for ECC program next year. Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:29 am I like option #2. I think this would be best for both your dc. Neither one of these programs are as full blown as any of the higher plans ...
by Sue in MN
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Required hours, subjects
Replies: 17
Views: 7546

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:14 pm Social Studies is the broad group that contains History, Geography, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology, Current Events, etc. So if you are doing History and Geography then, yes, you have covered Social Studies. You don't have to cover every area of Social ...
by Sue in MN
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Lists in MFW Guides - Is it possible to get the booklist?
Replies: 23
Views: 13408

All the other programs only show you what they are selling.

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:49 am All the other programs only show you the list of what they are selling. After you buy their books, you don't get an additional list of possible library books. MFW shows the books that they are selling, too. But they also give you a list to take to the library. MFW i...
by Sue in MN
Sun May 18, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Help, I keep switching curriculums! (David Hazel
Replies: 16
Views: 12011

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:25 am I use MFW as my core and just add in a little if there is something extra that I want. I wouldn't buy two curriculums to use at the same time but if you already have them then there is no harm in doing the best of both. You are the teacher and parent, so you get to ...
by Sue in MN
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 16394

I have a new suggestion for you. RTR teaches the Human Body and Astronomy. Apologia's General Science teaches General Science and the Human Body. What we did when we had a Jr. High and a grade school in this study was teach the Human Body parts of both studies together. It does mess your schedule up...
by Sue in MN
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia in co-op?
Replies: 12
Views: 5497

Re: Apologia Physical for 7th grader in co-op?

My question - Is it ok to do Physical Science without doing the General Science first? Do you think it would be too hard for 7th grader without doing General Science first? Thanks so much. Dedra Yes, it is OK to do Physical Science without doing General Science first. When we first started with Apo...
by Sue in MN
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Gaps if sibling missed ECC?
Replies: 17
Views: 9397

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:08 pm Well, you will have already taught ECC so you can add in pertinent information as needed. Also, many dc sit in on much of the lessons of the older ones. I just add things in as needed. We still have the books so when we get to a new country we do a mini geography l...
by Sue in MN
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Progeny Press or Total Lang. Plus?
Replies: 6
Views: 10597

I have used both and like PP better

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 9:40 am I'm still doing RTR but wanted to comment that I like PP better than TLP. PP has more literature analysis. I originally chose TLP because it was Total Language but it didn't fit our needs. The grammar was basically nonexistent, the spelling was too hard and the lite...
by Sue in MN
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: CTG/RTR - Experience with 7th-8th grader? (author response)
Replies: 17
Views: 10175

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:15 pm

I agree with Julie, if you follow all of Marie's suggestions for Jr. High then your dc are getting enough. They can always help out with the housework and taking care of and teaching the younger ones too.
by Sue in MN
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Review - after 1st, after 2nd, when finished early?
Replies: 40
Views: 12252

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:15 am I did not use MFW 1st grade as we didn't know about it back then. However, I think that they get enough phonics review by switching to Spelling once they can read. Spelling goes over the rules from a new angle. I haven't used the recommended Rod & Staff Spelling fo...
by Sue in MN
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 17489

I think i will miss the history piece if i do mFW ECC, since there is no history. should i try to add to MFW ECC? Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 Well, we all feel that it is enough but you will have to make the decision that works for you. ECC is a Geography year not a History year. Geography is the foun...
by Sue in MN
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - How do you do this at your house?
Replies: 26
Views: 13056

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:59 am

I do book basket Kelly's way. Christy doesn't have to be scheduled. She reads them without making it a requirement but Jed needs a timer or he wouldn't look at the books.
by Sue in MN
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 15472

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:06 am

I thought that it wasn't recommended to use Spelling Power below age 8. I never teach spelling until they are at least 8 anyway.
by Sue in MN
Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Vocab after CTG & RTR
Replies: 6
Views: 3049

I just wanted to say that English from the Roots Up has a vol. 2. I think that would be a good followup if you liked EFTRU #1.

We did Latina Christiana and Hey, Andrew, Teach Me Some Greek for a while, but I'm thinking of going back to EFRU. I am going to make some decisions next month.
by Sue in MN
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 18727

I have books, but we still go to the library. My dd reads constantly, but often she doesn't want to read the books that someone else has selected for that subject.
by Sue in MN
Mon May 07, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia math requirements?
Replies: 9
Views: 6192

Just a thought but you could use several of the Elem. Apologia books. I am planning on using all three of the Zoology books and the Botany book with my 12 yo dd who will be 7th grade. I will call this 7th grade Life Science. We are finishing Astronomy in one quarter this year so I know it is possibl...
by Sue in MN
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Discussion about the rumor that MFW is "light"
Replies: 45
Views: 21503

Welcome, Chris, I switched to MFW for the very reasons that you mentioned. If they are only comparing what you can see on the website then MFW looks light. But those of us that have used MFW realize that MFW can be as rich or richer because we have all these great resources listed as options. I can ...
by Sue in MN
Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ECC book discussion, ideas, favorites
Replies: 41
Views: 16006

That's what happens here, too, unless I say, "Ok, I want you to spend 15 minutes looking/reading through the book basket. I'll set the timer." Otherwise, no interest. I don't get it. I think the books are great! I thought that was how you were suppose to do book basket time - assign 15 min. for fre...
by Sue in MN
Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 15839

I work at a SuperTarget store on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Saturday or Sunday could be days but they have been scheduling me evenings. I have wanted to work at a Target for ten years because I'm always shopping there anyway. LOL It was really hard when I started last June but n...
by Sue in MN
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Adapting MFW 7/8 grades for high school?
Replies: 21
Views: 8894

I have my 15yo ds doing RTR. The high school program is not available yet for this year but I think it is just fine for him anyway. He has Apologia Science, Literature studies, Math, and Foreign Language along with three classes at the PS. MFW is very workable with an older ds. You just have to add ...
by Sue in MN
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - What standardized tests are out there?
Replies: 39
Views: 18027

If you have a master's degree then you are definitely qualified to administer any test. The most stringent requirements for any of them is a 4 year degree. None require a teacher's license. In MN we have to test yearly. In our 20+ years we have used the Stanford, Iowa, CAT and PASS. Currently, I pre...
by Sue in MN
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - When are all my children in the same program?
Replies: 10
Views: 6751

Welcome to MFW. We are all very thankful that David and Marie Hazell came out with this curriculum. It is an answer to prayer for us too!
by Sue in MN
Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Supplements needed? Extra workbooks, other topic
Replies: 18
Views: 7296

Considering the fact that Singapore students outshine US students in math competitions why would you want to follow the US standards? I prefer to stick with the basics and let those other areas alone until they are older. I think Singapore has a wide variety of stuff that they do teach well that the...
by Sue in MN
Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 5th grader - Do I squeeze 5 years into 4?
Replies: 30
Views: 13396

5th grader - Do I squeeze 5 years into 4?

5th grader - Won't finish American History before high school If I start my 5th grader in Countries and Cultures in the fall, then she will be in 9th grade before she completes the 5 year rotation for history. If she begins a high school curriculum at that time, she would not have completed the las...
by Sue in MN
Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - What Translation is used for the memory verses?
Replies: 3
Views: 5969

Your dc never need to see the teacher's manual so it is very easy to use the Bible version of your choice. We have memorized and or done copywork of all our verses in KJV.