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by hsmom
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 24 & 25 (including WWII)
Replies: 13
Views: 11438

Re: 1850-MOD - Weeks 24 & 25 (including WWII)

The Corrie Ten Boom House Museum has a fabulous online 360 degree virtual tour of the outside and inside of the house. It is narrated with details of the story (including lots of spoilers and some scenes from the movie). I enjoyed it. My kids just wanted to listen to the book, but I did show them th...
by hsmom
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 16911

Re: Biographies for 12 yr. old

I just stumbled across one of my old posts where I recommended the book Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman : http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=5561

Honestly, I don't even remember the book, so you'll have to rely on the post for my review of it. I'm not exactly known for my memory. 8|
by hsmom
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: EX1850 & 1850MOD - How do they look different for 7/8th?
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: Ex to 1850.? Read Carry on M. Bowditch before JohnnyTrem

I hope I didn't send you into a mini panic. I think the manual does a good job of warning us. In week 14 it says in the read aloud block of the grid that there will be no read-alouds scheduled from wk 14 - 20 and says that you can pick from the recommended resources list. It also lets you know that ...
by hsmom
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 18, 19, & 20 (including the Revolutionary War)
Replies: 14
Views: 8444

Re: Ex to 1850.? Read Carry on M. Bowditch before JohnnyTrem

Thanks for the help. I've decided to do whichever ends up being more convenient at the time. From your responses and what I've been able to figure out, it could go before or after, but I'm sticking with Johnny Tremain for during the Revolutionary War study.
by hsmom
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 18, 19, & 20 (including the Revolutionary War)
Replies: 14
Views: 8444

Re: Ex to 1850.? Read Carry on M. Bowditch before JohnnyTrem

When I planned to do this weeks ago I decided to do Mr. Bowditch first. I don't remember why. Maybe time periods. I looked at the book basket list today and saw them both listed in the 18th week. I don't remember if there was much about the revolution in Mr Bowditch. Maybe someone can refresh my mem...
by hsmom
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 11580

Re: How to catch up w/ Singapore

another idea. We do math year round. Also I think on some of the practices they are repetetive. So, if he does great on 2a, you might be able to skip most sections of 2b if it follows right behind 2a.
by hsmom
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Schedule and daily amount of time
Replies: 13
Views: 6905

Re: How long does math take?

Agreeing that not every workbook page has to be filled in all the time, but try not to skip the teachings in the textbook . just chiming in to agree to not skip the textbook lessons due to the mental math and other "how to work with numbers" concepts you might miss. As far as how to deal with the p...
by hsmom
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Missionary books
Replies: 24
Views: 10815

The Little Woman -Gladys Aylward's autobiography

Postby hsmom » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:27 pm I just received this book from Interlibrary loan. I am only about 60 pages into and I love it so far. It is written in the first person like an autobiography, though a google search says something like G.A's life story as told to Christine hunter. The cover ...
by hsmom
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - *What do you love about it? Descriptions
Replies: 19
Views: 11964

Shameless brag: ECC and Singapore math related.

So we're in India right now. I got the book One Grain of Rice and read it last night. I'm pretty sure I saw the idea here, or maybe in the TM, to have your child do the math for the story. For those who haven't done the book, the math involves doubling 1 grain of rice for 30 days (day 1 is 1grain, d...
by hsmom
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Fun ideas for Math?
Replies: 11
Views: 6096

Re: Ideas for making Singapore math more "fun"

The other ideas are great, but I was wondering if you had used another math before? We've done Singapore for as long as my oldest remembers, but just mentioning the row after row of problems that he might encounter if we used a different math was enough to minimize the math complaints. The review ex...
by hsmom
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 4A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 37
Views: 14041

Re: Singapore 4A HELP!

Just a word of encouragement about Singapore math. I don't want you or anyone else to have the impression that everyone who uses Singapore needs to be very math inclined. I went through school getting A's and B's in math (alg 1 and 2 and Geom) but never really "got it". I just knew the right steps t...
by hsmom
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 2A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 6686

Re: Should I require ds to write numbers in words for math?

I only required it a couple of times so far. (we're in 4b) I figure if he can say it out loud correctly then he knows how to write it. I usually just have him say those out loud. Now the opposite way (maybe this comes later) I would have him write it. I mean if they give it written in words and he i...
by hsmom
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 24316

Re: What to do if chronically behind? *long*

I was wanting to post on this thread, but kelly said all I wanted to say and more and did a better job of it than I would have done. Great post, I couldn't agree more. :)
by hsmom
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 35978

free online music for our ECC fiesta

I'm a little technologically behind the times, so this is for those of you who are like me. I had intended to check out some music for our fiesta tonight, but didn't make it to the library. I did a search for free music online. I had heard of Pandora but didn't know much about it, I clicked on the l...
by hsmom
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to creation/evolution? What age?
Replies: 77
Views: 22491

Re: Dinosaur children's books

thanks everyone. i just bought one of the dinosaur books from the old earth perspective. (I couldn't find young OR old perspective books at the library...only secular evolution.) I am not old earth or young earth presently. I just wanted to get a feel for the difference. I am in my last year in sem...
by hsmom
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - More ideas!
Replies: 50
Views: 16730

Re: What do you think is the best way to learn math facts?

With my ds, I printed fact sheets. I think I used mathfactcafe to print. I used a chart that I think I printed out from the singaporemath yahoogroups file. If I remember correctly it had the numbers going accross the bottom (plus 1 column, plus 2 column, etc,) and the time running up the side, with ...
by hsmom
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work with only one child?
Replies: 51
Views: 13630

Re: Wondering about the structure of MFW

Just chiming in to agree here. I only have 2, only one is really in the program so far, we're loving MFW. No need to have a large family to make it work.
by hsmom
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Bible - Delicate topics
Replies: 15
Views: 7581

Re: virgin birth with a child who doesn't know what that means.

HSmommi2mine wrote: btw, boys , in my experience, don't grow out of potty humor so don't use that as a guide!
LOL, thanks for the heads up.

You know I think I may have that book somewhere, I don't know, I'll have to check my librarything.
by hsmom
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Bible - Delicate topics
Replies: 15
Views: 7581

Re: virgin birth with a child who doesn't know what that means.

Thanks everyone for the replies. I really appreciate you all sharing your thoughts. I brought it up to dh last night after I posted and he said if the question comes up we should just answer it. So I said, "how"? He was not quite so sure about that. ;) It all seems so easy in theory, but the word fo...
by hsmom
Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - K-8 daily time frame (author response)
Replies: 45
Views: 15669

How long do you&your dc take each day to do MFW?

How long do you&your dc take each day to do MFW? Please include reading time , books basket (if you use) but exclude Math , Spelling and LA . Well, we've only done ADV so far, so my experience is limited. Also I have no idea how much time we spent on only the MFW part. We used the MFW recommendatio...
by hsmom
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 23050

Singapore Math w/Home Instructor's Guide???

Does anyone buy the Home Instructor's Guide to use with Singapore Math? (BTW, I'm talking about the instructor's guide you buy from Singapore Math, not the one from the Hazells.) My oldest will start MFW1 in a couple of weeks. While I was researching Singapore Math and looking at the Home Instructo...
by hsmom
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Academics - Do supplements enhance or burden?
Replies: 11
Views: 7173

Re: Thinking of coming back to MFW

Well, I have to agree with the others. We loved Adventures. I used Spelling Power (3rd grader), PLL and Singapore. I just love Singapore and PLL. The beauty of the MFW recommendations is that they are very economical both with time and with money. No fluffy time fillers/ endless worksheets, but they...
by hsmom
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Mature/inappropriate subject matter in MFW?
Replies: 15
Views: 8706

Re: A question about ECC activities

Thanks for the replies everyone. I bet it was some of the activities in the other books that I had seen. I'm glad to know that MFW even gives a warning on some of the activities. You all have made me feel better about the issue. Thanks!
by hsmom
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family
Replies: 15
Views: 5622

Re: Possibly returning ECC :-(

You've already gotten some great replies, and I haven't done ECC yet( we're hoping to be able to do that this year), but just had to say that I chose MFW because I am not crafty. If I have to come up with a crafty idea, it will never happen. My poor kids would never see construction paper or glue if...
by hsmom
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 33604

Re: Singapore Math Computer Games

We have RR and we like it fine. We got ours used, so not full price. I wouldn't pay full price for it. I'd say my kids enjoyed it. I agree that it's more for thinking skills than math facts. We've played around a bit with http://www.thinkingblocks.com/ (click try it) And that seems really cool, but ...