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by gratefulmom
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What are the benefits to adding a year of geometry to Saxon?
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

Re: What are the benefits to adding a year of geometry to Saxon?

My daughter used Jacob’s and loved it. My funny story about day she came in from playing softball in the yard with her brothers and told me that she had finally figured out how to hit the ball because of a geometry problem/example that talked about angles and such. She’s my brainiac and s...
by gratefulmom
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Interruptions - Homeschooling while potty training,
Replies: 5
Views: 7714

Re: Homeschooling while potty training

I've potty trained 3 children while homeschooling, so it really can be done! We tend to be more unscheduled than we should be, so my kids are used to interruptions, but I have a couple of ideas. One would be to do the group projects and learning when your child-in-training is down for a nap. Or if y...
by gratefulmom
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Tell me about James memory work
Replies: 16
Views: 9819

Re: Anyone memorize the entire book of James?

We started well, but didn't keep it up like we should've. And I take the blame. It's amazing how much children can memorize if mama makes it a priority. One year we learned the book of Phillippians, not perfectly, but they did well. Somehow it's easy for me to start well, and harder to keep it up as...
by gratefulmom
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Prep - High school order placed, how to get ready
Replies: 21
Views: 9466

Re: School supplies for AHL

A good- quality compass for geometry is a must!
by gratefulmom
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 53111

Six kids Kindergarten-high school

I will be homeschooling six kids this fall. My oldest children are teenagers and will be mostly independent in their studies. The younger one will most likely need some help. Then, I have four boys ages 7, 5, and twins who are 4.5. My twins are definitely ready for MFW K, and my 5-year-old is ready...
by gratefulmom
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 31939


My children loved, loved, LOVED the Feasts! It does take effort, but so worth it!
by gratefulmom
Tue May 26, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing assignments (English + History)
Replies: 35
Views: 17703

Re: High school essay

Thank you both so much. She liked the idea of using something from the Eric Liddell book, so I think we are on our way. I enjoyed the quotes from your son's report, Julie. It's fun to see samples from other students. Thanks!

by gratefulmom
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 48577

Re: Going from BJU to MFW

We switched when my oldest three were going into 2nd, 4th, and 5th. They had done mostly Abeka up till then, which would be similar to BJU. My two oldest (girls) have tested extremely well, while my son has been more "average". (We send them to our private church school for standardized testing almo...
by gratefulmom
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Discussion - Jacobs Geometry
Replies: 19
Views: 14360

Re: Geometry without CD

My daughter is doing Jacobs this year. At first she was dreading it, and worried about it being too hard, but I told her that really, geometry is fun! And I was so impressed with the book, just looking thru it. There's lots of color, and little comics sometimes; also a lot of true life examples. My ...
by gratefulmom
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 49965

Re: OT: need book suggestion for co-op book club/activities

My sons have loved the "Little House" books.
by gratefulmom
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 68821

Re: 2014-2015 Roll Call

This is fun meeting other MFW users. This our 5th year of homeschooling; 4th year of MFW. We have a small garden, chickens, a dog, a kitten and eight children. This year my oldest is excited to be going into 9th grade (AHL), Apologia Biology, and (not so excited about) Jacob's Geometry. :-/ Then I'l...
by gratefulmom
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Computer skills, Typing/Keyboarding
Replies: 18
Views: 15266

Re: Keyboard program suggestion?

My children are LOVING Mavis Beacon.
by gratefulmom
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Ideas: Keeping it fresh
Replies: 3
Views: 4745

Re: How to keep it fresh...

One thing you could do is to buy the notebooking journal that goes along with "Exploring Creation With Astronomy". You can order them from Rainbow Resources. I ordered them this year to go along with the botany (we're a year ahead of you), and they look great. I think my children are going to enjoy ...
by gratefulmom
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Combining CTG & 1st
Replies: 23
Views: 12412

Re: Placement - Help! Please!!

I totally agree with Trish. Math and reading are the nuts and bolts for a six year old, and he can just listen in on the rest and do only the activities that appeal to him or you.
by gratefulmom
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 16865

Re: MFW Highschool

Thanks, Julie, for directing me to the highschool archives. I spent some time reading there today, and will spend more time there. It was helpful to see some of the ways others have "lightened the load" for highschool students, with audio books and letting some things be optional. I also want to che...
by gratefulmom
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 12-13 Norway
Replies: 36
Views: 37040

Re: Weeks 12-13 Norway

We are in the middle of Norway right now, and I just have to recommend a wonderful book to go along with this study. It was available from our public library system: Elli of the Northland, by Margaret Ruthin. I read it aloud, and the whole family loved it. The story is about a girl who is a Lapp rei...