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by purepraisemom
Thu May 19, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - Meeting state requirements
Replies: 84
Views: 35877

Re: I need playing outside/exercise suggestions for my 5yo D

this is not an outdoor idea but it's one that keeps my kids moving constantly.... we use exercise balls as seating in our living room and at the table. they sit on them - keeping their core muscles active and tight whether they are doing school work, sitting and doing crafts or watching a video, etc...
by purepraisemom
Thu May 19, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Comparing ECC to other geography programs
Replies: 22
Views: 12237

Re: New here - ECC or CTG for upcoming 5th grader?

If you were following the sequence with SL, you'd have been doing Core 5 next, right? (And then you start world history at ancients in the following Core.) So you have probably mostly covered Western Hemisphere and European geography but not Eastern Hemisphere? Hmmm, one option I can think of is to ...
by purepraisemom
Sat May 14, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 5th grader - Do I squeeze 5 years into 4?
Replies: 30
Views: 16280

Re: If you HAVE to Condense...

I have been thinking about this myself. My daughter is almost 12 and we just started Exp-1850. She has actually studied parts of this time period before so we going as fast as possible in hopes of fitting in 1850-MOD in the 2nd half of our year. BUT, if we don't, I plan on skipping that in favor of ...
by purepraisemom
Tue May 03, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Schedule and moving faster
Replies: 15
Views: 5205

How to handle being "behind" with Singapore Math?

Oh how I now wish I'd kept my oldest dd in Singapore a couple of years ago. Ah well. Anyway....according to MFW's suggestions, it's recommended that a child complete at least 5B by the end of 6th grade. My dd would've been right on schedule if we hadn't switched, but alas, we did. ;) Now she is tes...
by purepraisemom
Tue May 03, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - How is the science in Rome to the Reformation?
Replies: 9
Views: 8266

Re: Science Question: Have 7th grader and 2nd and 3rd all in

Apologia: Each module consists of reading, questions to answer, experiments, vocabulary, study guide to make sure they are ready for the test and then a test to take. Most kids will do this independently and some will need your help & support, especially if using a textbook independently is new to t...
by purepraisemom
Sun May 01, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 19284

Re: How do you distinguish between end of year burnout and .

She then referred me to Diana Waring's book Beyond Survival . It has been a really quick read, and I have learned so much. It has a checklist (in question form) that helps you confirm whether you are using a curriculum that helps your family want to learn or hinders. Wow! Thanks for sharing, I had ...
by purepraisemom
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Last 500 Years
Replies: 1
Views: 3768

Re: Last 500 Years replacement? Exp1850

Follow Up; So, now that I have the TM I see that the reason "The Last 500 Years" was chosen is because the other Usborne books I mentioned only skim the time period for EXP1850 and 1850MOD..... I know the Kingfisher one does have more on these time periods but my older kids are using that one so we ...
by purepraisemom
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 19284

Re: How do you distinguish between end of year burnout and .

agreeing with Julie - keeping the balance tipped towards enjoyment really helps get through the doldrums We should write a checklist on how to tell if it's the curriculum that's an issue or if it's something else - that would be fun & helpful! Should we do that here or start a new thread? I only kno...
by purepraisemom
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Independence - Nervous about 7th grader and independent learning...
Replies: 13
Views: 7402

Re: Scheduling Independent Work for 12yo EXP-1850

Thank you for all your great suggestions! As I am only using MFW with one child right now, we went with a daily checklist on paper in a box with the necessary materials. This has worked very well because our house tends to be cluttered and with 5 kids' worth of school stuff around, she really likes ...
by purepraisemom
Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: CTG/RTR - Experience with 7th-8th grader? (author response)
Replies: 18
Views: 14141

Is there a reason that ECC had a 7th/8th grade supplemen

Is there a reason that ECC had a 7th/8th grade supplement and the other years don't?? Just curious. I've been looking over my CtG and noticed there's no 7/8th supplement. The subjects also aren't seperatly labeled like in the ECC manual. For instance: Math, Reading, English, Geography, etc going do...
by purepraisemom
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Manipulatives - What have you used with Singapore?
Replies: 16
Views: 11402

How much to buy for Singapore? (Manips/guides)

I am all exited about getting back into Singapore next year. I remember teaching Singapore before and while my ds is very strong in math, my dd does struggle with mental math. So I visited the Singapore website and saw that they have a list of suggested manipulatives as well as the teacher's guides...
by purepraisemom
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 29290

Re: Assignment board? Good, bad or neutral??

Great idea! The key is that you are still involved in the early part of the school day and you reconnect at the end of the session. It is a great solution to your need to school other children and an older child's need to learn to be independent and responsible. To quote you: "Lastly: we get back to...