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by thelapps
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 44814

Re: 2014-2015 Roll Call

Oh this is nice meeting all of you! I am Marie. We have 5 sons (ages 16, 15, 12, 10 & 9) and I have lost 3 pregnancies since the youngest was born 9 years ago. And yes, those ages indicate another driver in the family and another learning driver! We began our homeschool journey when our oldest was r...
by thelapps
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 15050

Re: Science for 7th grader

It's okay about the highjack. I have dyslexic sons too and have wondered about other science possibilities. We did a co-op with a few families this year with my two older ones doing Physical Science. But when they go on their own, it's a bit daunting. I absolutely don't have the time I need with 5 s...
by thelapps
Thu May 29, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 12643

Re: Why not continue with Rod and Staff Spelling?

I was taught with R & S spelling and enjoyed it. From my experience the lessons get longer and longer as you progress through the grades. Also it would cover some of the things that are scheduled in your language arts program with MFW as you study Greek and Latin Roots. I think it would be overkill ...
by thelapps
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Computer skills, Typing
Replies: 18
Views: 8125

Learning to type

Rox wrote:Can anyone suggest a typing program for my 11 year old son? He'd like one that includes games. Any advice about typing appreciated.
Thanks, Roxanne
We have been using typing web dot com. I think it's a good program.
by thelapps
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing assignments (English + History)
Replies: 35
Views: 10060

Re: Highschool writing

Hi! My son has done very little of the writing. I am working with a different writing curriculum- Brave Writer. I love her approach. She helps you to lighten up and get the fun aspect of writing, discovering your personal style before adding in the necessary forms of writing. Your child learns by a ...
by thelapps
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for Roman Feast
Replies: 16
Views: 9817

Re: Roman Feast

Thank you for your input. I do have a large house. Just have a hard time picturing how to do the reclining thing, like I said, with so many long people. Seems your heads would be about too far apart to visit with one another! Do you lie full length or curl up or just however you wish? does everyone ...
by thelapps
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Sp. Power) - Instructions are in MFW guides (and here)
Replies: 43
Views: 12834

Re: Spelling - we have not yet begun

One of the crazy things that happened to us this past month: I was watching my 9 month old nephew twice a week!! I felt like I was slipping up, so what I did was make little "cards" with various review spelling words on them, then I gave the child their cards along with letter tiles (extra scrabble...
by thelapps
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 19046

Re: ?Page #'s when using Apologia CDrom vs. text?

We are also using this and were a bit confused with page numbers at first but then realized that all the section titles were listed in the assigned reading in the notebook and it was easy to follow in the CD index because the same section titles were listed there.
Marie
by thelapps
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Updates -Student Sheets, 2nd editions etc (office responses)
Replies: 28
Views: 22451

Re: Student sheets trouble

Thank you ladies. I will just have to "grin & bear it" it looks like. I work a year ahead on getting curriculum so that I'm prepared when it comes time to begin it. We did year-round schooling this past year so I'm more grateful than ever to have had RTR for a year to prepare for it. Takes awhile to...
by thelapps
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 32647

Re: Books for a 3rd Grader??

Oh, and another author is Ken Thomasma. I think that's how to spell it. He wrote Naya Nuki but also wrote other Indian stories. There are a number of boy stories. Marie Wife of Thomas, my favorite man for 17 yrs HS Mom to 5 ds's: 15, 14, 11, 9, 7 It is only that which we understand that we can commu...
by thelapps
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 32647

Re: Books for a 3rd Grader??

Some more suggestions- Books by Ralph Moody Books by Sterling North Incident at Hawks Hill Books by Wilson Rawls Books by Thornton Burgess The Five Little Peppers Series Books by Louise A. Vernon Books by Jim Kjelgaard Books by Marguerite Henry If you do a search by author on half.com, it will bring...
by thelapps
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 32647

Re: reading books for 5th grade

Postby thelapps » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:07 pm My fifth grader is an avid reader. Was reading Sugar Creek Gang books in first grade. So I don't know how he compares to your son. I purchased the Little Britches series for him over his last two birthdays and all my reading boys just love them. Their frie...
by thelapps
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 22274

Re: Roll call for C to G

We are in Week 7 and Yes! loving it. I somehow felt more overwhelmed last year with ECC. Probably because we had first grade and ECC with a reluctant 8th grader. The boys and I are enjoying the studies this year. And since we have a family of boys they love the feasts. Anything having to do with foo...
by thelapps
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Ideas for Fall Feasts & Holy Days in CTG
Replies: 49
Views: 34813

How do YOU do Sukkoth?

I've been using the suggested menus for the other feasts -from the book Celebrating Biblical Feasts. (With a house full of boys, food goes over quite well! :-) ) We fixed us up a blankets-between-trees sukkah. Strung a rope around and used clothespins to fasten blankets to the rope. Held the bottom ...
by thelapps
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 8726

Re: Read alouds

I'm about crying just reading your posts! Yes, I get very involved in a book. If I can read it to myself ahead of time and cry it out, I usually brace up and kind of detach myself to read it aloud. Although I have been known to tear (long e) up, even then. Yeah, my boys laugh at me and think I've go...
by thelapps
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Notebook summaries
Replies: 18
Views: 7872

Re: notebooking???

Yes, I use notebookingpages.com and I love it. I have a houseful of boys and it makes it so much more fun for them to do their copywork on nice pages rather than giving them a blank white sheet or lined paper. Like yesterday the 2nd graders had their "answers to cat questions composition" and we fou...
by thelapps
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Co-op / Synergy - MFW in a group setting, Science fair,
Replies: 38
Views: 13492

Re: Anyone ever participate in an art co-op?

I read these threads with interest as I taught art last year to our homeschool group- 11 children from age 6 - 14. I used the book that comes with the first grade deluxe package. I was learning alongside them. I agree it's better to have a couple classes. I used Mona Brookes' (Is that her name?) -th...