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by rebeccal2002
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Tell me about James memory work
Replies: 16
Views: 5847

Re: Anyone memorize the entire book of James?

I had 3 students when we did it. I think they were 13, 11, and 9. The 13 and 11 year old did it VERY well. And the 9 year old did it pretty well, although I didn't require perfection from him by any means. But he became very familiar with James, which I think is the point, not just memorizing it. :)...
by rebeccal2002
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 5886

Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?

Kindergarten to hard for my 6 year old Hi all! For starters I was a teacher for many years before having kids. Then I became a stay at home mom and now I have home-schooled all 3 of our kids from the very beginning. The problem is our youngest who is 6 years old. He is having a hard time with the k...
by rebeccal2002
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 32897

Re: Switching from Sonlight?

Hi, welcome to MFW! You will LOVE it I'm sure. We switched from Sonlight too. If you bought directly from them they have a VERY generous return policy. I returned an entire core to them with no problems at all when we switched to MFW. (This was years ago...) You might want to look into that. Anyway,...
by rebeccal2002
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 1850MOD - SOTW Activity Book
Replies: 5
Views: 3179

Re: 1850MOD--SOTW Activity Book--Managing the size of it

I should have come here yesterday. I ended up ripping out the student sheets and timeline figures. Made 2 sets of copies on our old laser copier, 1 set of the figures. So now I have a master set for the next time I teach 1850MOD. Then I was left with this weird book. So I used a box cutter (razor bl...
by rebeccal2002
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Specific lessons in Applications of Grammar
Replies: 3
Views: 3004

Re: Grammar help - App of Grammar 8th grade

Hi, I thought I posted a "Thank You" to both of you yesterday, but don't see it! Anyway - thank you so much! I'll tell her about the infinitive verb. And thank you for pointing me towards those resources mentioned.

R.
by rebeccal2002
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Drawing with Children - Supplies
Replies: 11
Views: 5213

Drawing with Children art supplies

Do you have any favorites? I have this book already and looked through it. Seems they want us to use fairly expensive supplies. I see the benefit in that, but can it be done a little more cheaply without ruining the art? What are your must haves in regards to art supplies to be used in this book? J...
by rebeccal2002
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year-olds - Feeling left out of K and olders, scheduling both
Replies: 31
Views: 9554

Re: Help! Homeschooling with a toddler

We are going to do a lot of school during my 2 y.o.'s nap this year! He used to take a morning nap, but now only takes an afternoon nap. We'll see how this goes. I'll be doing K when he is up in the morning, however. I'm planning on using some of the older kids to help with him and the 4 yo during t...
by rebeccal2002
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 4th - 5th Grades - Is EX1850 too hard?
Replies: 9
Views: 5596

Re: Exp-1850 2nd/3rd grade supplement for 4th grader?

My ds, on the other hand, still struggles with reading but has an amazing memory when it comes to being read to or when an activity or movie or any other multisensory activity is involved. Definitely don't leave out the multisensory activities! My DS is like that! He can recite an entire movie, it ...
by rebeccal2002
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 4th - 5th Grades - Is EX1850 too hard?
Replies: 9
Views: 5596

Re: Exp-1850 2nd/3rd grade supplement for 4th grader?

Thanks for the reply. Yes, he has two older sisters, 7th and 8th grade who will be doing Exp-1850 with him. I'm thinking that I'll still do the supplement with him. :)
by rebeccal2002
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - Teaching while expecting, taking time off
Replies: 9
Views: 5611

Do you break for a baby?

My plan was to be able to do school 4 days a week during the school year so my dd could do nature classes. So the idea was to do the classes one morning, 1 exploration day and 3 days of regular school a week. I really want to do the nature walks and science journals, and I know my dd who is really ...
by rebeccal2002
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Supplies - Ordering for more than 1 student
Replies: 9
Views: 5472

Ordering extras for more than one student - question

I have 4 school-aged children. I will be doing 1st, and ECC this year. When looking at ECC - some items say "purchase one per additional student" and it also says "purchase one for extra students in 3rd-8th". Do I want the passport, the Flag Sticker book, passport and the Student Sheets for my 1st ...
by rebeccal2002
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 18682

Re: Do your kids like Kingdom Tales in ECC?

I remember it took our kids a bit of time to get used to it. By the end, they were sad when it was done. It took a while for my DH and I to read it correctly, too, if that makes sense. Varying our voices, putting emphasis on the right words, things like that to make it more interesting. I also remem...
by rebeccal2002
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Body Book questions, sibling sharing, paper
Replies: 25
Views: 6022

The Body Book Woes for RTR

We're new here and I am enjoying the TM for RTR! It looks like tons of fun! As I prepare for our new year, The Body Book is trying to get the best of me ;) . I'm almost half done copying on cardstock for multiple children (4 dc) and have begun cutting...this is after I decided to rip the book apart...
by rebeccal2002
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Preparation - Getting ready for RTR
Replies: 12
Views: 6629

Binders for RTR

What size binders are needed for RTR? It looks like I need a history binder and a general binder but I don't see the size. I am probably overlooking it in my excitement! I can't wait to get started! Hi, I've always wondered what size is recommended too. It's not in the TM as far as I can tell. We u...
by rebeccal2002
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Condensing the end of RTR?
Replies: 8
Views: 3442

Re: Need help condensing RTR

Any words of wisdom or plans for how to condense/reduce would be greatly appreciated..... Hi, Rebecca! I'm the "other" Rebecca. :) We're only condensing the last four weeks to two weeks, but I thought I'd chime anyway. We've dropped anything labeled optional or advanced. Any reading that seems redu...
by rebeccal2002
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Condensing the end of RTR?
Replies: 8
Views: 3442

Re: Only 5 more weeks of RTR, can we stop now?

Thank you! The principal decided that we would finish, but we would try to teach 2 days of lessons per day. He is going to read our extra history/Bible in the evenings at Read Aloud time. We're done with all the Read Alouds anyway. :) We tried this last night and it was successful. History is so muc...
by rebeccal2002
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General specific lessons, labs, supplies
Replies: 33
Views: 9830

Re: Apologia Gen Sci Question? Experiment 6.1

Ah, we will give it a few more days then, (we only used two tablespoons) and then stopped because the water was cloudy. We'll try Borax if that doesn't produce any crystals. :)

Thank you for the tips. We are moving on with the other experiments!

Rebecca
by rebeccal2002
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 24532

Re: Pencil grip

My oldest has a weird grip, too and I was never successful at getting her to change it. (She tilts the pencil forward.) She CAN write with the proper grip, but complains it is uncomfortable. She's 13, so I've decided to stop griping at her about it. :) She's doing just fine. I notice that her finger...
by rebeccal2002
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 28650

Homeschooling with several children - need encouragement

This is our 3rd year to use MFW - I really love it. We haven't been able to take advantage yet though of the family cycle:) We did K last year with 5 year old and oldest was in 8th grade. Now oldest is in 9th grade and next oldest is 1st grade, then have 4 year old, 18 mon old, and new baby expecte...
by rebeccal2002
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Is MFW-K enough
Replies: 20
Views: 8183

Re: Unsure about MFW-K for my son...help?

Just wanted to chime in. :) When you are ready to do Kindy...use MFW! I'm doing it with my 4th child. She just turned 5. We LOVE it. So easy to teach, geared just to where my daugher is at right now. And my DD WANTS to sit down and do school like all her older siblings. It's really up to you when to...
by rebeccal2002
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Why MFW suggests this (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 26
Views: 9652

Re: What are the advantages of Singapore math?

I just thought I'd "add" (ha,ha): I used Horizon's Math for my older girls when they started out. It was a pretty frustrating experience for all of us. (All the repititious worksheets!) I ended up using Teaching Textbooks just to give us all a break. That is working out for them now. My point here, ...
by rebeccal2002
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 17249

Re: When one or more kids are sick....

Hope your kids are feeling better soon (to ALL posters). I have one very sick child at the moment. I'm still proceeding with school and he's laying on the couch when I do reading. He's had fever for 4 days and really isn't strong enough to sit up and do his other seat work. But I read the memory ver...
by rebeccal2002
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing guides? Match history/read-aloud?
Replies: 26
Views: 11259

Re: 7th grade L.A. question: Progeny Press Guides?

Thanks, Dee. I let her look at the PP website and she wants to do The Indian in the Cupboard. So I'm going to order that set for her instead of the Eagle of the Ninth.

Rebecca
by rebeccal2002
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing guides? Match history/read-aloud?
Replies: 26
Views: 11259

Re: 7th grade L.A. question: Progeny Press Guides?

Ok, that helps. Study guides for both and then just order the Eagle of the Ninth book. Thank you!
by rebeccal2002
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - What skills should be mastered?
Replies: 41
Views: 14158

Seriously considering changing curriculum - q's!

My 5yo (girl) can read three letter words, loves learning, workbooks, "school time" of any kind, loves, loves, loves working hard. She is so sweet! Is the K curriculum going to be to slow and boring for her? I wouldn't say she is advanced. I am not sure who I'd be comparing her to for that, but I k...