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by SarahP
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Tell me about James memory work
Replies: 16
Views: 6115

Re: Anyone memorize the entire book of James?

When they get it done, video tape it - and don't first go on a long trip where the kids stop practicing and then come back and make them work to have it (nearly) perfectly memorized again so that you can record it for posterity. Do it before the vacation! Great idea Sarah! And, you have no idea how ...
by SarahP
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Tell me about James memory work
Replies: 16
Views: 6115

Re: Anyone memorize the entire book of James?

My 8, 8 and 11 year old boys did it. On the first day one of my 8 year old boys cried because he felt that he would never be able to memorize the first 2 verses. He was the first one to complete the whole thing at the end of the year. We took it in chunks a few verses at at time. They had index card...
by SarahP
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * EX1850 - Favorites
Replies: 16
Views: 6449

Praises!

As part of Exploration to the 1800's my boys (11, 8 and 8) have been memorizing the book of James. The first day one of my 8 year old boys was in tears - sure that it was impossible to do. As of today (we are on week 11 of school) my two younger boys have at least 23 out of the first 27 verses memor...
by SarahP
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 13449

Re: singapore math 6A-help with problems

Yeah, that area problem is a tough one, Kaleb just completed day 43 today, so we aren't quite as far along in the book as are you, so we haven't been forced to solve this one yet. I can tell that we need to figure out the area of the whole rectangle and than each of the unshaded triangles and then a...
by SarahP
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 13449

singapore math 6A-help with problems

singapore 6a problem #22 on page 88 of the text, #37 on page 90, and # 40 on page 91 anyone out there able to help us with singapore 6a problem #22 on page 88 of the text, #37 on page 90, and # 40 on page 91...we'll keep trying on this end and hope to hear from someone soon! My son is in 6a right n...
by SarahP
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 13449

Re: Singapore 6a day 33 help

Ooh, ooh, ooh! We figured out, while I awaited responses I decided we needed to take one more go at it! After I asked him to explain to me how he arrived at his other answers I figured out how we needed to work it. for the girls 60 = 80% of the original number, so 60/80 = 1% of the original number ....
by SarahP
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 13449

Re: Singapore 6a day 21 help

Your tip worked, he successfully got the correct answer (after me prodding him to recount the side of 1 of the triangles half a dozen times! :~ )
by SarahP
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 13449

Re: Singapore 6a day 21 help

Thank you, we'll try this one again today with your suggestions and see how it goes!
Math is not a strong point for me, so I am trying to be extra diligent to help my boys have strong math skills!

Sarah
by SarahP
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement Tests - Helpful ideas for giving tests & evaluating results
Replies: 27
Views: 11577

Re: Singapore ?? (levels 5 and 6)

Thanks! We are about to finish up 5b and I was just planning on using the test to make sure we don't have any holes we need to go back over. We are on week 21 of RTR and he is in 5th grade, so we are a bit ahead of where we "need" to be in terms if math, so I don't want to move on to 6a immediately ...
by SarahP
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 13449

Singapore ?? (levels 5 and 6)

Is Singapore 6a/6b considered Pre-algebra? No, Singapore Primary series doesn't include all of the traditional pre-algebra topics such as negative numbers, square roots, absolute value, and exponents. Those are in the next levels of Singapore math. MFW recommends Saxon 8/7 as a transition between S...
by SarahP
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Mythology and MFW (author response)
Replies: 13
Views: 8766

Re: How does MFW handle the paganess of ancient history?

I am thinking of using MFW, but have some concerns about their 5 year cycle. I have never wanted to introduce ancient history to my children until they are older. I don't want to expose them at young ages to the false gods, human sacrifice, etc. that goes along with that period of history. Also, I ...
by SarahP
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st grade for an advanced reader
Replies: 36
Views: 12173

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

My boys who are 6 1/2 right now did First last year and are doing CTG With big brother this year. They are very good readers as well - one just finished Charlotte's Web and the other one is reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle. They both are able to do the CTG Old Testament reading with assistance o...
by SarahP
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 25645

Re: Pencil grip

One of my 6 year old boys has pencil grip issues and my other 6 year old boy has naturally had a correct grip since he was 18 months old (using crayons). For my son who has grip issues we use a pencil grip - the kind that has the ergonomic grip with an indentation for the thumb, and a groove for the...
by SarahP
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20788

Re: How do you store your student sheets?

Last year I spent hours filing 3 sets of student sheets into sheet protectors in their notebooks, then when they come up in a lesson we'd pull it out, complete it and replace it. This year I put all the sheets in an upright file box. At the beginning of the week I pull out all the sheets we need for...
by SarahP
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 9257

Re: Read alouds

They get me too. When we read Nate Sante last year my (then) 8 year old son and I just cuddled on the couch and cried together while reading the end. He didn't want to go on because it was too scary, sad, but I felt it was so important for him to hear how it all played out in the end.
by SarahP
Thu May 17, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: 2nd & 3rd graders - How are they doing in CTG?
Replies: 32
Views: 15314

Re: CTG with younger sibs tagging along instead of ADV and C

Thank you ladies. My thinking was: If the "Littles" were not the little brothers but the "Onlies" would I be doing ADV or CTG - I don't want to short change my kids educationally because they aren't the first born. But I can see where I can serve all of them better if I'm not spreading myself so thi...
by SarahP
Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 32894

Re: Today - I'm certain that I am not organized enough

Have you thought of having a slightly early lunch and then just start school afterwards? You could use morning for leisure wake up, devotional time, chores etc. Eat lunch, clean up and then pull all the school stuff out and keep it out until you are done.

Sarah
by SarahP
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - What does your day look like in ECC?
Replies: 13
Views: 4735

Schedule for 2nd, 5th, and 8th grader doing ECC

Ok, I am way ahead of myself, but my dh just gave me the thumbs up for HS the kiddos next school year. I am going to do ECC with 8th grade supplement, spelling power, cursive first (recommended by a friend), writing strands 3&4(dd10, ds13), ds13 will also be doing Saxon algebra and Apologia Biology...
by SarahP
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 33049

Re: How to stretch K curriculum when child knows letters/sou

I live in Ohio (near Cleveland) and I wholeheartedly agree with you that getting as much quality education hours as possible is good and right. However, 900 hours is about how long kids in brick and mortar schools get. BUT - this includes LOTS of down time - time waiting in line, time spent walking ...
by SarahP
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st grade for an advanced reader
Replies: 36
Views: 12173

Re: 1st Grade seems too easy, should I skip some?

My daughter attended public school last year for kindergarten, she had an excellent teacher and by the end of the year she was reading simple books by herself. One of their goals was to learn 220 sight words which she did rather easily, words like made, funny, warm, done, find, soon, better, only, ...
by SarahP
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 1st Bible - Precious moments with children
Replies: 10
Views: 6181

MWF 1st Proverbs - They get it!

This morning we started day 28 with a new proverb - A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control Proverbs 29:11. I read it to my boys (both 5) and then had them each read it aloud. I was quizzing them on what a fool is and what a wise man is and Gabriel piped up - ...
by SarahP
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 16922

Bible reading - thought I'd share

We are doing ECC (and first grade) and I usually use the laptop to pull up the bible selections on the ESV bible's website. I discovered that they have a listen feature that will read the selection for you. I believe that biblegateway.com has this same feature. I prefer the ESV speaker though, b/c h...
by SarahP
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Writing - Lefties?
Replies: 11
Views: 4245

Re: word spacing and lefties?

Tammie, Thank you! - I have to add that the whole time I was reading your post I Was thinking why is she so stuck on it being a "spaceman" - in fact it seems like all the posts are about making whatever I use into a spaceman .....then it struck me - DUH! a Space - Man - to make a space *smacks foreh...
by SarahP
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 1A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 9310

Re: More and Less (Math)

Another way to help them figure out the (<) (>) symbols is to tell them that the little symbol is a mouth, a fish or Pac-Man (if your child knows who that is) and the mouth wants to eat the larger number/bigger group of objects.
by SarahP
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Sp. Power) - Instructions are in MFW guides (and here)
Replies: 43
Views: 13859

Re: spelling power - talk me through it please!

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who found the instructions long and wordy! Thanks for the advice - I guess we'll just dive in with assessments and roll with it.