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by mom2boys
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 19880

Re: OT: Reading for Junior High Boys

Not dealing with any specific issues here but would love a list of things that your jr. high boy likes to read. I struggle with finding good YA books - everything seems to be boy/girl or vampire related!
by mom2boys
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia in co-op?
Replies: 12
Views: 5704

Re: Apologia Physical Science Coop?

Our coop registration fee depends on if the parent teaches a class or not. $60 per family per semester if you do not teach a class, $45 per family per semester if you teach 1 class, $40 per semester if you teach 2 classes. Another advantage of teaching is that you get to register first before those ...
by mom2boys
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia in co-op?
Replies: 12
Views: 5704

Re: Apologia Physical Science Coop?

We have done Physical Science in a coop setting that meets 8 times in the fall and 8 times in the spring. Basically every other week. All reading, lab reports, tests etc. were done at home and the labs were done at coop. Worked perfectly because there are 16 modules. You would two extra modules that...
by mom2boys
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Outside activities, are they possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 4529

Schedule - Outside activities, are they possible?

AHL and AWANA Hey mfw friends! A little advice from you HS veterans? I am planning to start AHL with my oldest daughter in january or febuary. We school year round, taking week or two week long breaks every four to six weeks. She is in journey (high school level awana) and is doing a lot of bible r...
by mom2boys
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Preschool boxes
Replies: 17
Views: 8290

Ideas: Preschool boxes

Hi everyone! When I start MFW-K in the fall with my son, I want to create a preschool box for my 2-year-old that can be her school box, something that we get out only at school time so she will have some things to do when my son is doing his work. I'm looking for some ideas on what to add to the bo...
by mom2boys
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 19718

Re: Alg. 1 help & credit ???

I have the book Using John Saxon's Math Books by Art Reed and it has some suggestions about this situation. He suggests doing the Algebra 1 book two times. Not 1/2 the lessons one year and 1/2 lessons the next but the whole book two times. The first time call it Basic Algebra and give a grade based ...
by mom2boys
Sat May 14, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Story of the World (SOTW) extras
Replies: 12
Views: 8859

Re: Do you add in the SOTW Activity guide/tests for older ki

We are just finishing up RtR with my 6th grade son. I bought the tests to use with him. Sometimes we used them as actual tests, sometimes we used them as oral discussion questions, and sometimes we skipped them. I would say we used about 3/4 of them in some manner. We also just used narration someti...
by mom2boys
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 37735

Re: What do you do for assigned reading for your 5th grader?

My boys tend to like adventure books. Some favorites: Jason's Gold by Will Hobbs, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, Ivan and the Informer by Myrna Grant.
by mom2boys
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 16954

Re: General Science qtn.

I am considering waiting until 8th grade for General Science with my second son also. I live in St. Louis area and checked online with 2 state universities and 2 top rated private universities and none of them said Physical Science couldn't count for high school science - they did exclude General Sc...
by mom2boys
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 38207

Re: ... "BUT it's Valentine's Day!" ...

We did school as usual. But my husband and I don't usually do anything special for Valentine's Day and this year I surprised him by getting dressed up and we went out to eat all by ourselves! This is rare for us. I rented a movie for the kids and they loved their movie/pizza/game night. My oldest is...
by mom2boys
Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 19275

Re: MFW and MO 1000 hour requirement

We live in MO too. Have been homeschooling here for about 9 years. It is my understanding that we are required to have 1000 hours of which at least 600 must be core. But it is not necessary that the other 400 be non-core. So you could have 800 hours of core and 200 of non-core. They just want to mak...
by mom2boys
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing, Tips for argumentative essays?
Replies: 16
Views: 8342

Re: 9th grade argumentative paper

My son wrote about "Does too much screen (Tv, Computer, video games etc.) time effect your mood?". He has struggled with writing this year but did come up with this topic on his own.
by mom2boys
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing assignments (English + History)
Replies: 35
Views: 12332

Re: questions about curriculum

does anyone else have these little freak out, eek moments in school? LOL LOL. I miss doing stuff like teaching K and 1st. -crystal I'm right there with you Crystal!! We won't start AHL until 8/2 but the first time I looked through the manual etc. it was totally eeeek! But after looking at it more t...
by mom2boys
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Computer skills, Typing
Replies: 18
Views: 9649

Re: Computer skills

Here are a couple we are considering for High School.

http://www.scottosplace.com

http://www.homeschoolprogramming.com
by mom2boys
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 24 & 25 (including WWII)
Replies: 13
Views: 12289

Re: 1850-MOD - Weeks 24 & 25 (including WWII)

There is also a holocaust museum in St. Louis. http://www.hmlc.org I've lived in this area all my life and didn't know it existed until a few weeks ago and it has been there 15 years. We aren't quite there in our history studies, but had the opportunity to go on a field trip today. At the end of the...
by mom2boys
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 1 & 2 (including studying the States)
Replies: 16
Views: 10270

Re: 1850-MOD - Weeks 1 & 2 (including studying the States)

We had a fun 2 weeks learning the states. I agree with Julie's "even I know those teensie Eastern states now". My 10 year old was most improved of the family. I gave 1 pt. for knowing the state and 1 pt. for knowing the correct Postal abbrev. He scored in the low 30's on the pretest and 89 on the po...
by mom2boys
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Story of the World (SOTW) extras
Replies: 12
Views: 8859

Re: SOTW CDs

We love the CDs here!
Julie in MN wrote:I've also been pausing more often in SOTW #4, as ds fills in his outlines.
Thanks for the tip, Julie. We will be doing #4 this year.
by mom2boys
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - MFW lesson plans, schedule, CD in package
Replies: 29
Views: 10679

Re: Apologia scheduling - General science

I am agreeing with Lori & crystal. I think it would be a lot to do in just 2 days a week. We do Apologia Science lab through our co-op. It is just doing & discussing the experiments. All reading, lab reports and tests are done at home. The co-op teacher does grade the lab reports. That being said I ...
by mom2boys
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Academics - Is CTG enough for 7th/8th?
Replies: 9
Views: 6560

Academics - Is CTG enough for 7th/8th?

CTG for 7th grade boy Hello ladies and gent, my ds will be doing CTG this fall and I was wondering if there are any supplemental recommendations for this grade other than Apologia science, which I will add. The 7th/8th grade supplement for ECC was quite extensive, but I don't see anything like that...
by mom2boys
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General specific lessons, labs, supplies
Replies: 33
Views: 10582

Re: On Your Own & Lab answers

My son did the On Your Own questions with me orally; by the end of the year he just did it on his own and looked up the answers on his own. We also did the review questions at the end of each chapter orally except for the definitions which he wrote out - we did this the entire year. He scored well o...
by mom2boys
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Worms in Week 2, lots of questions
Replies: 33
Views: 13969

Re: ECC 2nd edition worm experiment ?

It seems like we did this a few years ago from a book called Pets in a Jar. If my murky memory is correct we cut off a piece of old pantyhose and secured it to the top with a rubberband. My boys always like these types of projects. Butterflies, ants, worms . . .
by mom2boys
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 25 & 26
Replies: 4
Views: 5145

Re:

(5) Week 26 - Lewis & Clark movie A movie our family likes for Lewis & Clark is: Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West It's a National Geographic film. We first saw it at the Omnitheater at our science museum, but now it's just a regular film. I think our library used to carry it, but we had to get it ...
by mom2boys
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 35329

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:45 pm If you have children that are very computer/gaming savvy this one [Quarter Mile Math] might get boring quickly. I bought it a few years ago and my boys tired of it real fast. They have preferred one called Math Blaster. I agree with Julie that variety might be the b...
by mom2boys
Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Libraries - How to stay off their Most Wanted List
Replies: 11
Views: 4349

Hi Amy, I work pt at a library and I can tell you that one video lost under the dresser and some late fines is NOT the worst that they have seen!! If you get someone crabby checking you in they may act like it, but believe me you are not the worst offender BY FAR. I agree that they probably have a m...
by mom2boys
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Does anyone use extras? Activity Cards, Student Record Book?
Replies: 36
Views: 16068

Are the cards helpful?

Just wondering if it has been helpful to have these cards? Any advice? pam We do not use the cards. We do not do any of the spelling games or activities even the ones listed in the book. I started using SP with my boys last year and it is the only spelling program that all three of us have clicked ...