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by gressman9
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 28834

Re: When to start high school question

My dd is 15 now. She did "9th grade" last year as she only misses the public school Sept. 1st cutoff by 3 weeks. She did AHL without much of a problem. She is also hoping to do Clep testing, possibly College Plus, or take online classes through Patrick Henry College early. You really need to know yo...
by gressman9
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Timeline - Users answer specific questions (AHL/WHL)
Replies: 11
Views: 9053

Re: Time line figures for high school - WHL

If they still won't copy it you really can just purchase the sticky back paper and copy it yourself. I would think any art supply or office supply store would have it. I know Miller Pads and Paper does.

mom2seven
by gressman9
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 25124

Re: OT: Encouraging an older child who wants to go to ps?

My husband was probably just at the conference that you were at! He and 3 of our 7 children (the boys) went to TX last weekend with another homeschool art company. As for your question. I have a non-social 17 yr old boy...and a VERY social 14 1/2 yr old girl. She at many times has begged to go to ps...
by gressman9
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 30082

Re: How quick til order shipped?

I ordered on a Saturday night....and it was here by Wednesday!!! This was just last week!

Great timing for this time of year, or anytime!

Carylee
crazily busy, but blessed mom2seven
by gressman9
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining siblings in the same hs level
Replies: 24
Views: 9386

Re: High School ANCIENTS - Ordering

My dd used a notebook for the Old Testament challenge book. The Lit supplement does have some pages where they have to fix sentences or chose the best answer...if I remember right. Still, my dd did NOT write in that book either. It was just too expensive of a book to be consumable in my opinion. She...
by gressman9
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining siblings in the same hs level
Replies: 24
Views: 9386

Re: High School ANCIENTS - Ordering

we just used it this last year. I think you could even have them work on the timeline book together. This would save a lot of copying. And it would keep you from having to buy one less odd shaped book! My dd struggled a little with the timeline...I think she would have enjoyed a partner helping with...
by gressman9
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 35597

New--seeking encouragement/advice

Combining - I start feeling guilty that I have put so much money into this curriculum and I'm not going to use it but just parts of it here and there. I did ECC and K last year. I will be doing CTG, 1st, and K this year. I am planning on doing all of CTG (with a 7th and 3rd grader... youngers liste...
by gressman9
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement: If you're struggling with ECC
Replies: 32
Views: 10987

Re: direct me to posts, please. re: overwhelmed w/ ECC

You could completely leave out the geography packet. I just did ECC with a 6th and 2nd grader and my 6th grader found some of the pages hard. I did not make the 2nd grader do any of them. He learned so much with the other things we did.

Carylee
crazily busy, but blessed mom2seven
by gressman9
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: English Components in MFW high school, add? sub?
Replies: 17
Views: 5752

Re: Expecting #6 in September is MFW doable??

Yes, lots of vocab from the literature that they read. Lots of writing, too. They write quite a few arguementative essays, a couple of psalms, and some fables. Everything is explained very well...and grammar is occasionally included when needed. It is very independent, too. This is a very high quali...
by gressman9
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: English Components in MFW high school, add? sub?
Replies: 17
Views: 5752

Expecting #6 in September is MFW doable??

I am expecting baby #6 in September. The ages of my children are 14, 13, 10, 5, 2 and #6 in Sept. I am thinking of doing MFW 1850- mondern for my 13 and 10yo and starting my 14yo on the High School Ancients. So, my tentative plan is: 14yo: MFW Ancients Apologia Science Saxon Algebra Rod and Staff E...
by gressman9
Fri May 01, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Experiences - MFW High School
Replies: 55
Views: 28906

Re: MFW for high school.....anyone?

First of all, you need to know that we have a really hectic household. We have 7 children. My oldest ds was doing Abeka dvd school this year as MFW didn't have what he needed to study yet this year. My 14 yr old dd did Ancients, I had an advanced 7yr old and an 11 year old doing ECC, a 6 year old do...
by gressman9
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Experiences - MFW High School
Replies: 55
Views: 28906

MFW for high school.....anyone?

Tracy in TN wrote:Has anyone used MFW or high school? I was just wondering how you liked it. Pros and cons?
Thanks,
Tracy
We are using the highschool ancients and love it!

Carylee
mom2seven
by gressman9
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 19448

Need Apologia help!!

I need more help. My daughter is on mod. 8 of Gen Science. I must say she liked this course pretty well, until she started failing all the tests. I've heard all the standard suggestions, even spoke to David at conference, and I must say she is still really struggling with the material. Here's what ...
by gressman9
Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining siblings in the same hs level
Replies: 24
Views: 9386

High School users- Question about copies for later children

I know I have permission to make copies of the Manual and the Lit. guide for siblings, but I was wondering how others approached this. For the manual, I'm thinking I will just copy the weekly grids, put them in a binder for her, and instruct her not to write in the manual. For the Lit. guide, it se...
by gressman9
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 23098

Re: Can we start with Creation to Greeks?

I have done a lot of Sl in the past too, and unless you have done core 5 and added too it many library books about each topic, you probably have NOT done the book basket books. The book basket books are mostly on each country or about things like mountains, desserts, the religious groups in that cou...
by gressman9
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts - Flashcards & Math Windows - helps, alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 6881

Re: Flash card help . . . Trish? . . . anyone? please?

We actually never use flashcards (gasp!). We do our drill on the mathusee website half of the time. My children like that better. We also found a free online downloadable game called Times Attack for multiplication practice. We just used the free edition and my 7 yr old went from barely knowing his ...
by gressman9
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Reading - Students who ARE big readers
Replies: 7
Views: 3299

Re: Can we add more?

MFW highschool program actually recommends that the kids read a book a month, I think. They list a few time period related recommendations in their curriculum book. We have also taken book ideas off the SL list.

Carylee
mom2seven
by gressman9
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Experiences - MFW High School
Replies: 55
Views: 28906

Re: High School Year 1 - can you share how it is working for you

My dd who is really suppose to be in 8th grade (if she was public schooled she would have missed the cut off for 9th by 3 weeks due to her birthday) is doing MFW highschool ancients this year. We are also using Apologia biology, ACE paces for math, SOS health, and Rosetta STone Chinese. She is a ver...
by gressman9
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - 7-8th Missionary bios with sensitive children
Replies: 17
Views: 8473

Re: 6th grader?

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:51 am
Peace Child has some very graphic descriptions in it....the natives are cannibals. My 9th grader read it and my 7th grader read it. They both felt the book was important to read....but just make sure you ds can handle it.

Carylee
mom2seven
by gressman9
Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 97
Views: 29178

HS version or regular?

Tami in IA wrote:Do any of you know what the difference is between the two? Which do you recommend? If it helps I will have my 1st & 2nd graders (and myself) using it.
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:30 am

I have used both versions and have found the homeschool version more friendly and easier to use.

Carylee
by gressman9
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 15632

My daughter, age 14, started using Rosetta Stone Chinese in Sept. She LOVES it!! It is easy for her to use on her own. A younger child may need some help though. She is already speaking short phrases in Chinese and has attempted to speak some to the Chinese woman who runs our local Chinese restauran...
by gressman9
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 15737

Re: GA Henty for elementary vs. high school

BTW....I talked to Jim Weiss's wife at a convention and she said that the audios are slightly abridged....but in a good way. He cuts out parts of the lengthy descriptions. My 14 yr old just read this in the highschool program. She said it was WAAYAYYY too descriptive but the story line was excellent...
by gressman9
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: When our children begin to consider missions (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 6
Views: 6519

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:58 pm Oh, and for anyone who previously read my post on whether or not we should allow our 13 yr old to go on a mission trip to Africa.....it has all worked out in an interesting way. She instead decided that she wanted to go to Mexico with her older brother and our chur...
by gressman9
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Books - Book basket, reading lists, summer reading,
Replies: 27
Views: 9779

My understanding is that these books were just "recomended" not required reading. I intend to choose some of them, but my daughter is also choosing to read books from her last year's SL list that she didn't finish. As long as she is reading good literature consistently, I think it is fine. Carylee m...
by gressman9
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Service - Credit hours, Opportunities
Replies: 14
Views: 3216

I think it is great,too!

My daughter is helping teach Sparkies at our AWANA club once a week.

Carylee
mom2seven