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by mdarce
Tue May 28, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 28040

Apologia Physical Science question - Notebook?

I'm planning to purchase Apologia Physical Science with my 8th grader next year. I'm wondering if anyone has purchased and used the Student Notebook along with this? I know MFW doesn't sell it and that it's optional. I'm just thinking it might be helpful to keep my son organized and on track for an...
by mdarce
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - (Progeny Press) - Users describe, answer ?s, share idea
Replies: 20
Views: 11253

Re: Progeny Press Study Guides

Hi! My 7th grader uses IEW and completed one PP lit guide. I don't feel it was overwhelming, but she is an avid reader. Some of the PP ( like story questions) can also be done orally if too much writing is an issue :) She only did the one this year being our first year of doing any kind of lit analy...
by mdarce
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Supplements needed? Extra workbooks, other topic
Replies: 18
Views: 8564

Singapore question

I will be ordering ECC and K. I have decided to follow MFW recommendations in language arts after much prayer, the helpful responses I received on here, and an extremely helpful and encouraging conversation with Lucy. I am also very strongly considering switching to Singapore for my daughters, agai...
by mdarce
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 26845

Re: spelling curriculum suggestions

I like Spelling power. It worked great for my oldest who is a naturally good speller, but my younger daughter ( 8 at the time) didn't do very well with it. This year we are using the Megawords spelling curriculum.
by mdarce
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the child
Replies: 39
Views: 16050

Re: My daughter wants to go to public school... :-(

First, of course, you must pray and seek God's direction. If you are then not at peace with the public school option, I would encourage you to give the co op a try. You mentioned your daughter feels left out when talking to her public school friends. I think any 12 y/o girl in that situation would f...
by mdarce
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 66
Views: 24170

Re: Science

My 7 th grader is also transitioning into Apologia very nicely, after I stressed all summer about how difficult it would be for her, and , I assumed, for me; she has never been a very independent worker and Apologia is quite a jump in difficulty level from previously. Well, we are 3 weeks into it an...
by mdarce
Wed May 30, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 78
Views: 28863

Re: Testing and Placement

It's very easy to get consumed with placement test results and comparing one program to another. I have done it myself. But a placement test for a particular curriculum is just that.. A placement test. It is not an accurates assessment of what the child knows. And each curriculum placement test will...
by mdarce
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 20513

Re: 7th grade science

Jen, I do not have any advice but I am in the same boat ....I have an upcoming 7th grader who I don't feel is ready for the General science load (seems a lot more than what we are used to) but I am trusting it will all go well. I really appreciate the tips Crystal gave and will definitely be putting...
by mdarce
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Exploring Countries and Cultures -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 48012

Re: Exploring Countries and Cultures -- Share Your Experienc

Last year was our first year homeschooling so a lot of research, prayer and thought went into choosing a curriculum for my formerly private schooled fifth grader. While she excelled with the well known private school curriculum at school, I knew with her personality and learning style, it would not ...