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by jhagberg
Tue May 02, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Five Flavors of Homeschooling
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

Five Flavors of Homeschooling

Hi Julie, Thank you for calling and visiting with me today. I really enjoyed our conversation. I found the quiz that I told you about. It's called Five Flavors of Homeschooling, and the link on YouTube is: https://youtu.be/GrpgDC0Rosc This video really helped me become more content and more confiden...
by jhagberg
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Has anyone had to send their dc to public school for a season?
Replies: 12
Views: 8196

Re: Has anyone had to send their dc to public school for a season?

Yes! I did this last year. My son was age 12 in 7th grade, and we put him in public school for the first time in his life. He had 3 hours of homework every night and I missed him terribly. We pulled him out the first week of November after he finished the Fall Play (he had a major role). I was so gl...
by jhagberg
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 12 & 13 (including Revelation)
Replies: 9
Views: 6388

RtR week 13

Last week (RtR 13) we watched Magic School Bus #2 ("For Lunch") because the topic was Digestion. So fun! :)
by jhagberg
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Week 14
Replies: 3
Views: 4314

RtR week 14

We are in Week 14 of RtR. Monday, we read 1 Corinthians 12 to integrate our science study of the human body with the Biblical concept that all believers are united in one body. Tuesday, we watched The Magic School Bus episode #35 ("Works Out") where Ms. Frizzle and her class learn that the whole bod...
by jhagberg
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting MFW in the middle of RTR?
Replies: 43
Views: 15420

Thinking of returning to MFW during the crazy year

Last year, we started with CtG but after the first semester, we dropped it. My special needs son needed extra attention and since my oldest is very independent, we put her into a different program (also lit rich and follows the history cycle). She did amazingly well with it. My son was able to get ...
by jhagberg
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work with only one child?
Replies: 51
Views: 13749

Re: MFW with an "only" child?

Yes, I am doing MFW with an "only"...sort of. My oldest went to HS at age 15, and my second was only 7, so we started MFW at that time. He is now 10, and the next boy is 6 (K), but they won't be really learning "together" until they are 8 and 12. The same thing will happen with my youngest, so I've ...
by jhagberg
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I start MFW-K in the wrong season? Midyear?
Replies: 20
Views: 8352

Re: Regret that I didn't choose MFW K

I bought MFW 1st in April with the intention of starting it this fall. My son started learning his ABCs in March, so I "knew" that with a whole summer to go, he would be ready for 1st Grade by his 6th birthday in October. Well, after finishing the other ABCs program in record time, I decided to buy ...
by jhagberg
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20917

Re: Storing Student pages

Up until now I've had only one child using student sheets, so it was super simple. Now I have two kids with sheets, and the younger will have two sets of sheets (1st and RtR) so I'm starting to wonder how it will go. I think maybe I will try the 36-week-file idea. That way I can collate their sheets...
by jhagberg
Wed May 08, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Adventures is an optional program? For 1st-3rd? Explain?!
Replies: 8
Views: 7204

Re: Questions about 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade

A friend of mine did K, 1st, and then Adventures with her older child, and the younger tagged along. In her case, Adventures was very much like the Family Cycle because she had two children—5 and 7—doing it together. Next year she will do ECC with both—6 and 8. Meanwhile the younger is still learnin...
by jhagberg
Mon May 06, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 14953

I think we are done...is it horrible to be done now??

We are on day 139 of 1st. So, 21 days left. We are just done. We really loved the program, but we are over it now. Maybe it is the time of year...maybe it is a phase caused by my 3 year olds really going through a rough time right now... Originally, we wanted to finish by the end of April. Then, I ...
by jhagberg
Sun May 05, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 22577

Re: Choosing Between Adventures and ECC

GLPerky wrote:Then do I skip it completely with my youngest in two years?
Yes, and hang on to your Adventures read-alouds because your youngest will enjoy them when he does US History later on. :)
by jhagberg
Fri May 03, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 22577

Choosing Between Adventures and ECC

I could use some placement help. I have a 5 yo boy (6 in Nov.) that will be doing MFW K. And I have a 7 yo boy (8 in Dec.) who I don't know if I should put in Adventures or ECC. I was thinking Adventures until I kept reading how well K and ECC go together and how well 1st goes with CtG. So, how muc...
by jhagberg
Fri May 03, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Concerns about teaching
Replies: 38
Views: 10553

Need some help with explaining Singapore methods

I recently started Singapore with my two dd. They are 8 and 11 (2nd and 5th grade). My 8 year old started at 1A and the older one started at 2b but has finished the book today. She is doing well, but she has a lot of math under her belt and I feel the first couple of books will be easy for her. Aft...
by jhagberg
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Is it enough for all ages?
Replies: 13
Views: 6792

Science in ECC

Is it pretty complete, or would I do well to get a science curriculum? Someone who has used it said that most of the science depends on getting into the book basket, which we have not been the greatest about. . . I was thinking of doing Apologia Zoology 3, but I don't want to overwhelm ourselves if...
by jhagberg
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Prep & Organization - Box Day helpful hints
Replies: 35
Views: 13880

Re: Box Day-Ready to start tearing into Learning God's Story

He is still loving it and even told me today that he doesn't think 2nd will be as much fun as first. He has really love, LOVED It! Ha ha! That is exactly how we felt when we were finishing Adventures: "Next year won't be as much fun as this..." I'm happy to say that every year has been much loved. ...
by jhagberg
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Prep - Organizing everything
Replies: 23
Views: 9359

How to organize student sheets for K?

I just got my kindergarten materials and am so excited to be starting this program with my dd in a few weeks. I was surprised to see that the student worksheets are not hole punched to be put into a binder. I can see this pile of papers becoming a big mess of disorganization in a hurry in my house ...
by jhagberg
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 32873

Re: Home Management Tips

I'll jump in again and say that I also have some things that I must do before school each day (exercise, pack hubby's lunch, eat breakfast, feed the baby). I try to get everything done by 8:00 so we can start before 8:30. Also, I evaluate how our day is going (about halfway) and consider which items...
by jhagberg
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 32873

Home Management Tips

Hi there. I am trying to get back into Adventures with my kids. We start up and then sort of burn out after a while. I really enjoy the interactive learning together, but it seems to take a lot of my time, and I have little time for keeping up with everything else! (Laundry, daily pick-up, etc.) Wh...
by jhagberg
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long is your day in CTG?
Replies: 24
Views: 8072

activity log (Creation to the Greeks)

Just for fun today my 4th grader kept a log of how long each activity took. I'll share it here just in case it might help someone: Chapter Book, 35 min. (silent reading while Mom did ABC's with brother) Cursive Writing, 20 min. English, 15 min. (ILL oral lesson) Word Ladders, 15 min. (extra workbook...
by jhagberg
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Adapting MFW 7/8 grades for high school?
Replies: 21
Views: 8933

Re: ECC with 2nd, 3rd and 9th

I used to teach high school at a Christian school, and 9th grade was "World Geography" for a full year. My oldest son went to public school, and he took "Regional World Studies" in 9th grade which was a combination of world geography and history. When I did ECC with my younger son, I WISHED that I c...
by jhagberg
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Adapting MFW 7/8 grades for high school?
Replies: 21
Views: 8933

Re: ECC with 2nd, 3rd and 9th

I am not an expert, but I would like to give my opinion anyway. ;) It seems to me that MFW really emphasizes the importance of ECC for every child. So, maybe you could add the 8th grade Literature Supplement (4 missionary biographies plus additional research) and also 9th grade English, Math, and Sc...
by jhagberg
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st grade for an advanced reader
Replies: 36
Views: 12251

Re: 1st gr?..for advanced reader?

My six-year-old will do First Grade this fall, and I'm looking forward to including my ten-year-old in the phonics lessons. He is an avid reader, but he doesn't know how to "sound out" new words! I love your idea about the Proverbs copywork for an older child, Julie. I'm gonna do that, too!
by jhagberg
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long is your day in CTG?
Replies: 24
Views: 8072

Re: Daily Time for Creation to the Greeks

We are doing Creation to the Greeks right now, and it takes us about 90 minutes to do Bible, History and Science. We do the full week in 4 days, too.
by jhagberg
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 111666

Geography Game - Extra Ideas

I just want to give my two cents about the Geography Game in ECC. First let me say, we LOVE it! My 8yo knows more geography than I ever learned as a child. Now, to my comments. My son is so fast at memorization, that he quickly learned the corresponding number to the country name when we were using ...