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by Carina
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Reading - Students who are NOT big readers
Replies: 13
Views: 5707

Re: AHL Lit Question

Ladies, You both are such a wonderful source of advice and encouragement! When I started homeschooling a few years ago, you two "held my hand" several times and reassured me that it was all going to be okay! :) I think I may have made a mistake in not ordering the AHL Lit. supplement, but I will rec...
by Carina
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Prep for High School - Writing, grammar, more
Replies: 44
Views: 24560

Re: Grammar?

Julie is right: you can easily wait until 7 grade to start teaching formal grammar! (I taught 7th and 8th grade English for the Los Angeles Unified School District and even though the students were taught grammar in their elementary years, VERY FEW of them could recognize the basics parts of speech ...
by Carina
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia Anatomy vs. RtR
Replies: 24
Views: 12646

Re: Apologia Human Body w/RTR

I am actually using this as my science text this year with my 5th and 3rd grader and we love it! (My 3rd grader is using the junior notebook which makes the notebooking activities a bit more doable for him.) There are 14 lessons which we have spread out over the school year, so we only do science 2-...
by Carina
Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - MFW Lesson plans
Replies: 7
Views: 5309

Saxon - MFW Lesson plans

I'm considering switching over to Saxon for 7th grade and higher. My biggest concern is the amount of problems listed for each day. Do the plans from MFW reduce the number of problems thereby making somewhat of a shorter lesson? Can anyone at the 8/7 or Alg 1/2 level tell me approximately how long ...
by Carina
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 21743

Re: General Science qtn.

Lisa, I don't know if this applies to your daughter or not, but most four year universities no longer accept physical science for high school credit; they now want "integrated chemistry and physics" in 9th grade (which is why Apologia recommends it for 8th grade), so you may want to check on this fo...
by Carina
Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Ideas for Fall Feasts & Holy Days in CTG
Replies: 49
Views: 43021

Re: CtG- Rosh Hashanah dinner

Here's the Honey Cake recipe that we used. I was given it by a Jewish friend who makes it for Passover! :) Honey Cake with Lemon Glaze 2 large eggs, separated and at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking sod...
by Carina
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Combining - Teaching math to many students
Replies: 6
Views: 5542

Re: using the suggested schedule with many kids

I have three chidren and I have an hour alloted for math--my 7th grader uses the whole hour. (I spend the first 12-15 mins doing the Saxon warm-up with her and then she goes off to work through the DIVE DVD and mixed practice questions on her own.) After the 15 mins with 7th grader, I explain the le...
by Carina
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Classics
Replies: 14
Views: 8901

Re: Your Favorite Classics

Some classics we love at our home:

Little Women

Little Pilgrim's Progress (a children's version of Pilgrim's Progress)

The Princess and the Goblin and its sequel The Princess and Curdie

The Wind in the Willows