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by klewfor3
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Hymns
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Hymns

Just a random thought.... It would be really nice to have the lyrics for the hymns as part of the student sheets. I love that we have covered these beautiful songs over the past 2 years but I wish I could give each of the kids the words to look at. They'll often crowd around the book to look togethe...
by klewfor3
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Movie recommendations for WWII?
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Re: Movie recommendations for WWII?

Thanks Julie! I saw Monuments Men...thanks for the reminder...that was a good one! Selfishly, thanks for the info on Hacksaw Ridge. I want to see that one and wasn't sure about it. I think I will watch it (not as a family movie night ;) ) and just be prepared for the violence...maybe with my 13 yr o...
by klewfor3
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Movie recommendations for WWII?
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Movie recommendations for WWII?

I wanted to have my kids watch a movie to add to all we are learning about WWII. Any recommendations? I know of Schindlers List...but sadly I haven't seen it myself. I am not sure if it would be ok to watch with a 10 year old. Another one that came to mind was U-571 which I watch when it first came ...
by klewfor3
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help with Progeny Press and more for 7th grader
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: Need help with Progeny Press and more for 7th grader

Thank you so much for your replies. It gives me a lot to go on. My poor first kid...I tend to over do it on the expectation level. I will back off on the kind of writing I expected in the progeny press and go through the answers with him...maybe orally. Thanks laying out the goals Julie. Read the bo...
by klewfor3
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help with Progeny Press and more for 7th grader
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Need help with Progeny Press and more for 7th grader

Hello! This year is proving to be a quite an adjustment for my ds (7th grade) and I. Dare I say, it hasn't been easy...With a toddler and 2 others that I am teaching I was ready for him to be more independent with his learning. Specifically, how are we to use the Progeny Press books? My son does not...
by klewfor3
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with 7th grade Apologia General Science
Replies: 3
Views: 5225

Re: Help with 7th grade Apologia General Science

Thanks for the advice Tricia! I am not so good with the community lingo...what is AYOP? I will check out that website tonight. I think he really needs a teacher and I don't know that I can swing it.

Thanks again!
Kathy
by klewfor3
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with 7th grade Apologia General Science
Replies: 3
Views: 5225

Help with 7th grade Apologia General Science

My son is having a tough time in General Science. He told me he doesn't feel like he is getting it all by just reading the text. He missing the "teaching" aspect. He is struggling. Any suggestions? I looked at Apologia online and found classes that you can download but it is really expensive. Has an...
by klewfor3
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Not a crafty mom, need advice on CTG
Replies: 5
Views: 5803

Re: Not a crafty mom, need advice on CTG

Hello! I have found that I am a crafty mom, but not organized! :-) I wanted to jump on just to encourage you that CTG is a great year. It is worth the effort. But, honestly, we didn't do the feasts here. I wanted to (desperately) but our lives were just at a point where I couldn't pull them off. Tha...
by klewfor3
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Struggling with Applications of Grammar and praise for Mfw
Replies: 8
Views: 6578

Re: Struggling with Applications of Grammar and praise for Mfw

Just a follow up my last post...the testing did not go well for my ds but partially because I missed that I was supposed to be giving a test every 5 lessons or so. I thought the book would prompt you but I didn't see it if it did. Anyways, I was through the first unit completely before we did any te...
by klewfor3
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 3 & 4
Replies: 21
Views: 8398

What is the memorization project in wk3 of 1850-MOD

The teachers manual gives an optional Memorization Project from SOW on Thursday in wk 3. I can't find what it is in the notes or SOW activity book? Did anyone else do this? Lol! I found it...it was in the next square down on the grid under SOW Activity book. Its one of those days ;) LOL, glad you f...
by klewfor3
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Struggling with Applications of Grammar and praise for Mfw
Replies: 8
Views: 6578

Re: Struggling with Applications of Grammar and praise for Mfw

I am struggling with Applications as well. My 13 year old and I just finished lesson 3 together...we've been doing the lessons together...I am finding that even after reading the lessons, I am not sure of the answers! Right now I sit with the answer book on my lap and as he goes through the book I w...
by klewfor3
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 12979

Re: ROAD TRIP- need suggestions

Fun little side note...The Cracker Barrel used to offer audiobooks as well. I haven't checked them out in a while but you can "check" them out at one and returned to another...even in another state (if I remember correctly). Plus you can visit those fun gift shops and get some good food! It's a win-...
by klewfor3
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 20186

Re: Preparing for Next Year

Hi Rae! Welcome to MFW! I'll try keep this short since you have some great input already but here's a quick look at our setup. My husband built me a four person desk where we each have a cubbie but before that I just kept everything on some shelves in our dining room. -My kids keep their workbooks (...
by klewfor3
Thu May 19, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: How Do We Grow? -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 4
Views: 3707

Re: How Do We Grow? -- Minutes with Marie

Hi Marie, Thank you for sharing this video. For me it served as a great encouragement to continue on the right path. In tough seasons, it's easy to feel like you need to be doing something else...I am a fixer and I want to DO something, change something, be something else to effect change a situatio...
by klewfor3
Sat May 14, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Assigning Literature
Replies: 17
Views: 4381

Re: How many books?

Thanks for your responses! I agree ruthamelia that the true point is to just make sure they are reading....and my kids are. But last year I had them do a verbal book report (at least) and record the book they read in a log. This year I didn't do that for some reason and now that we are almost done, ...
by klewfor3
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 19919

Re: Singapore Math Home Instructors Guide

Julie is right! You absolutely CAN teach Singapore math. I don't consider myself great at math and have used Singapore with my oldest from the beginning. We are now finishing the last text and I can look back and see it works really well. I was in a similar situation as you....private school was whe...
by klewfor3
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - EX1850, Can you tell me more?
Replies: 19
Views: 3759

Re: 2nd grader and Exp-1850 and a 2 year old

Thanks Dawn, How fun that we're at the same pace! And a "woo-hoo!" to the coming end of our school year! Wasn't this a fun year? This is my first time through the whole cycle and every year I think is my favorite....until I reach the next year :-) I love the history portion in the cycle so much. :~ ...
by klewfor3
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 25 & 26
Replies: 3
Views: 3829

Sacagawea

When we were reading about Lewis and Clark my kids recognized the name Sacagawea from the Night at the Museum movies. We were fascinated that she helped guide the trip while caring for her 2 month old son whom she carried in a sling on her back. And again my ds happened to have a $1 coin from 2000 t...
by klewfor3
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 18, 19, & 20 (including the Revolutionary War)
Replies: 14
Views: 7262

Thomas Jefferson

We were reading the president card for Thomas Jefferson and saw that he was pictured on the $2 bill. My son had one that his grandpa gave him and it was really interesting to see! It also had a picture of the signing of the declaration on the back. We made a copy and attached it to the notebook in p...
by klewfor3
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: * All Aboard the Animal Train! -- Preschool for 3s
Replies: 20
Views: 5541

Re: Praise for Animal Train

I really enjoyed reading your praises! I had nixed the preschool program I had bought for my older kids (as I felt it was unnecessary) but now that I have a soon to be 3 yr old (my last little one), I am thinking about spending some "quality" time with him and think this might be a good choice. It s...
by klewfor3
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: LLFT - Describe Language Lessons for Today
Replies: 23
Views: 8496

LLFT for 5th grade soon?

The new updates and format for have been great! Thanks for the time invested in making a good thing even better.
by klewfor3
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Ages - Younger/Older/Advanced in CtG
Replies: 5
Views: 7608

Re: ctg with 3rd grader

Hi Grace, When we did CTG, I had a 2nd grader. I can tell you that it didn't affect her view of God at all. When we had discussed the gods that the Greeks served, I explained that they were something that people created to try and explain things on the earth. They didn't know the true God. Similar t...
by klewfor3
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 23 & 24
Replies: 3
Views: 3825

Great project to use with Botany week 23 transpiration

Ah! My pic didn't post! I'll try it again later. Here are the basic instructions: Cut a plastic bottle (gatorade sized) in half and remove the spout with a utility knife Fill bottom half with 1" pea gravel 1/2" activated charcoal (pet store) And the rest with damp potting soil Insert plants (like wo...
by klewfor3
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * EX1850 - Favorites
Replies: 16
Views: 5250

Enjoying Expl-1850

Hello, I wanted to say how much I love the activities planned in the teachers manual. Since we are a little farther in our homeschooling journey now, the kids will talk about things that we have done in the past, and things they are looking forward to in our current school year. It is so sweet to he...
by klewfor3
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 4636

Re: Singapore math...almost done...boy is it tough

Hi Julie,

Thanks for the tips. Starting tomorrow I am going to make flash cards for concepts to review. I think that'll help a lot since the pace seems to be going very fast.

Monday is a new week! Here we go.....