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by gentlestrengths
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Sp. Power) - Instructions are in MFW guides (and here)
Replies: 43
Views: 14221

Re: Spelling - we have not yet begun

*sigh* NOT what I wanted to come here and find! LOL! The best spelling program I have used was Sequential Spelling. All my kids enjoyed it, but it really wasn't enough, I don't think. It really didn't teach what I wanted it to teach, I think. So here I am with SP in my lap, and I haven't even begun!...
by gentlestrengths
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 23580

Re: Missionary biographies

I enjoy the biographies. Although, I am not so sure that my children enjoy them as much as I do.... I have a 12 year old, 10 year old and 8 year old doing them. My 8yo (almost 9 really) doesn't pay attention well, but he'll do this again before high school, so I am not terribly bothered by his in/ou...
by gentlestrengths
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone age to begin? Tips for younger users
Replies: 56
Views: 24450

Re: Rosetta Stone for youngers question

Great! That is what we have been doing. 15-20 minutes really does seem like plenty for my 8 year old. Even my 10 year old works naturally for about 20 minutes and is done. Thanks!
by gentlestrengths
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Combining different ages into one book basket
Replies: 14
Views: 4816

Re: ECC book basket q

Thanks again for everyone's ideas! I have to admit - we are in our third week and haven't added book basket books yet. I do have a reading time for each of the kids (I am picking books for those) - but my dad died and we ended up traveling. I had an appointment with a librarian the following day! So...
by gentlestrengths
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Combining different ages into one book basket
Replies: 14
Views: 4816

Re: ECC book basket q

Thanks for the replies - I DO appreciate it. I really wish I had a community of MFW users right here in town with me so I could just talk and talk and figure stuff out. You all are certainly the next best!! Maybe even better! I have been reading the TM's...I was going to start Monday, but I think I ...
by gentlestrengths
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Placement for child who has already had lots?
Replies: 13
Views: 9016

Re: 7th grader question and ECC book basket q

I am going to look at CL and R&S for my daughter. I don't really want her 7th and 8th grade years to go without some sort of grammar. If all else fails, I don't think the Applications of Grammar would be very hard and it would be review to keep it fresh. Thanks again! I'm sorry I don't really have g...
by gentlestrengths
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Placement for child who has already had lots?
Replies: 13
Views: 9016

7th grader question

Applications of Grammar Book 1 is too easy for my daughter. She is 12, 7th grade, and this is our first year using MFW - and she has had extensive grammar already. I thought that the 7th grade looked like it was too simple for her, so bought the 8th grade suggestion - still, it's a no-go.... I'm no...
by gentlestrengths
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - What skills should be mastered?
Replies: 41
Views: 15255

Re: Seriously considering changing curriculum - q's!

Wow, thanks for all the great input! I do think I am going to start in in K. I was thinking if I started her in 1, then, next year she'd have to do Adventures....and maybe she'd be too young anyway. So I think I"m going to get the K for her, and just supplement if she is reading better by then anywa...
by gentlestrengths
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 36291

Re: Is anyone else's day like this?

I think this happens to everyone. What I have learned, and what has worked best for us - is establishing school-rules. Making a routine, and sticking to it. For example, when it is school time in our house, it is NOT time for a drink of water, not time for eating, not time for playing, or for anythi...