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by TriciaMR
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What are your plans for 2018-2019?
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: What are your plans for 2018-2019?

Ruth,

I was a programmer before becoming a stay at home mom, and I will be teaching him Java programming myself.
by TriciaMR
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What are your plans for 2018-2019?
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: What are your plans for 2018-2019?

My oldest is graduated (I actually graduated her last December), and started at the local university in January. She will continue there this fall. She got a 4.0 her first semester (12 credits), and between that, dual enrollment the previous semester (7 credits), and CLEP tests, she starts the fall ...
by TriciaMR
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What to do next?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: What to do next?

You go back and repeat Exploring Countries and Cultures, adding in the 7th/8th grade supplement for the 8th grader. The 6th grader would then do CTG and RTR the next two years after that.
by TriciaMR
Thu May 31, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DECLARE vs INVESTIGATE for 9th grader
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: DECLARE vs INVESTIGATE for 9th grader

Agree! Start the Ancient History and Literature program. Explorers to 1850 and 1850 to Modern Times are not high school level, and you would have to do a lot of work to beef them up.
by TriciaMR
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What do you do with twins?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: What do you do with twins?

I have twins... Do math and the teaching of reading separately. Try to do games and fun hands on together. I kept mine together for a little bit, but then I realized one was probably dyslexic, and would get discouraged by his brother "getting" things faster. Sometimes it is a motivator, but usually ...
by TriciaMR
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using High School level for an Advanced Middle Schooler
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Using High School level for an Advanced Middle Schooler

I would not do AHL with a 7th grader. There is a maturity level needed for the topics covered. I would have her do CTG, but do the extra projects in the front of the chapters of Streams of Civilization, and make sure she is doing the book basket books. Maybe add a progeny press guide or two for a co...
by TriciaMR
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Homeschooling in South Carolina
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Homeschooling in South Carolina

Hey Grace, I don't know anything about homeschooling in South Carolina, but a friend of mine did some research just in case they moved there. She said to check out: http://www.tschaa.com/faqs.html and https://thirdoptionhomeschooling.blogspot.com/2016/09/following-third-option-law.html Maybe one of ...
by TriciaMR
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Skills needed for AHL?
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Skills needed for AHL?

Being able to write a well-organized paragraph.

The first year focuses on writing the Argumentative/Persuasive essay.
by TriciaMR
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New to MFW, ok to use 1st after Abeka K
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: New to MFW, ok to use 1st after Abeka K

You will be fine doing MFW 1st, after Abeka K. It will feel a lot easier, but that's fine. MFW is meant to be "gentle."
by TriciaMR
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New School Year Hopes and Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: New School Year Hopes and Dreams

I began homeschooling because my daughter had a medical issue and she would need to go to the bathroom every 2 hours. I figured I'd have to teach her what she missed, anyway, so why not homeschool (and I had plenty of friends who homeschooled). Anyway, by the time she was halfway through 3rd grade, ...
by TriciaMR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using MFW K for an older child with ASD?
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: Using MFW K for an older child with ASD?

You might look into something like All About Reading or The Logic of English. She still may not be ready to read, though.
by TriciaMR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Kindergarten Cow Unit - Vegan ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Kindergarten Cow Unit - Vegan ideas?

Hi,

You might try searching “dairy allergy” - even if not vegan, there are several of us who have to be dairy free, and have posted ideas.
by TriciaMR
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looking for "The Watchman" from In Their Words...
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Looking for "The Watchman" from In Their Words...

Rhonda, Sounds like you may have a mixed set of lesson plans and Notgrass books. The current TOC for the current Notgrass book is here: https://history.notgrass.com/content/in_their_words.pdf From that, the Watchman is written by LM Montgomery... It's in a couple of places... https://www.poemhunter....
by TriciaMR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WHL-Julius Caesar
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: WHL-Julius Caesar

homeschool buyer's co op does offer just the Julius Caesar video. It's about 12 dollars. It's just below the group of 5. click to open each individual title.

Hope that helps!
by TriciaMR
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WHL-Julius Caesar
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: WHL-Julius Caesar

Rhonda,

A friend of mine used Shakespeare in Bits (animated version) to help 2 of her children with it. She used the deal at homeschool buyer's co op for that.
by TriciaMR
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help, switching from Abeka/BJU to MFW
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Help, switching from Abeka/BJU to MFW

Just to encourage you, we switched from Abeka to MFW when my oldest was in 3rd. It does take a bit of getting used to that doing notebook pages is more learning efficient than worksheets. My daughter is now a 12th grader, and taking classes at the community college this fall and will graduate in Dec...
by TriciaMR
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help, switching from Abeka/BJU to MFW
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Help, switching from Abeka/BJU to MFW

It is great that your son has covered those first two weeks before! That will come in handy. In ECC, it takes most people until about week 5 to find your "groove" - where you find your rhythm of your subjects. First, are you utilizing the book basket? Several of the recommended books have extra hand...
by TriciaMR
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions on writing curriculum
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Questions on writing curriculum

And yes, get the Teacher's Guide for WWS.
by TriciaMR
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions on writing curriculum
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Questions on writing curriculum

So, my oldest started MFW in 3rd grade. We did Writing Strands starting in 4th. We took a detour in 7th and 8th and did Essentials in Writing (she is dyslexic, and needed more step-by-step explanation). Then we did MFW for 9-11th. This summer she passed her College Composition CLEP - which included ...
by TriciaMR
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Try a New Schedule for 2017-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2689

Re: Try a New Schedule for 2017-2018

This would be fine, if we didn't have co-op that has deadlines. I find that I'd rather add in "catch-up" weeks when we need them. We know we take 1 week at Thanksgiving, and 2 weeks at Christmas. We generally don't take a Spring break, but we try to take an early family summer trip in early May. The...
by TriciaMR
Tue May 16, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Hillyer's CHOTW
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Hillyer's CHOTW

I haven't ever subbed anything in the family cycle years. They are a good balance.
by TriciaMR
Tue May 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LLFT 5th grade
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: LLFT 5th grade

Did you see?!?!? They're ready!

https://www.mfwbooks.com/products/21/Language-Arts/

Enjoy!
by TriciaMR
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combine Truthquest and MFW?
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Combine Truthquest and MFW?

In Creation to the Greeks, the Bible is your History spine, so I feel like you're already making those connections between what God is doing and mankind's response. And even in Rome to the Reformation. Actually, all the resources used seem to really help you make those connections without needing an...
by TriciaMR
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looking for a penpal
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Looking for a penpal

At the top right, look for where it says "Private messages" and click on that.
by TriciaMR
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with Rosetta Stone
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: Help with Rosetta Stone

In the settings look for something to specify that a child under 12 is using it. Sometime that helps. My daughter, who is dyslexic, had to start keeping a notebook and write down words. Also, if you look on the CD, there are worksheets, and those may have some spellings. Some kind of vocabulary list...