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by Julie in MN
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Prayers appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Prayers appreciated

I will pray also, Beth, for your friend's family and yours. We are not created to say good-bye. But God walks with us.
Love,
Julie
by Julie in MN
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Fluenz Spanish for high school?
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: Fluenz Spanish for high school?

Hello! I was hoping someone would eventually chime in with experience. I had never heard of Fluenz, but I'll just chat a bit about my experience with foreign languages in homeschool, public school, and having a foreign exchange student stay with us for a bit. First, about buying used software, often...
by Julie in MN
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Apologia Online science classes-anyone tried them?
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: Apologia Online science classes-anyone tried them?

Yes those are the classes we used. It was several years ago now so the website is fancier now :)
by Julie in MN
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Apologia Online science classes-anyone tried them?
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: Apologia Online science classes-anyone tried them?

Since you haven't had anyone experienced with Apologia's classes chime in yet, I thought I'd mention that we did Biology with Virtual Homeschool Group online, which is free (or donations). Our experience was good with the live Bio classes, Tammy was an excellent teacher and passionate about the cont...
by Julie in MN
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Kindergarten Cow Unit - Vegan ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: Kindergarten Cow Unit - Vegan ideas

My best idea so far is to turn the unit's focus on the special bond some animals have within their families, and how beautiful a calf's relationship is with his or her mother. I love your idea :) I'm not sure if you've already started and have enough ideas, but I was reading about your situation an...
by Julie in MN
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Awesome first week!
Replies: 6
Views: 2764

Re: Awesome first week!

This is a great encouragement! Thanks for the play-by-play :) It's so nice to have other homeschoolers who invite parents to glimpse "inside their homeschools."
by Julie in MN
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Awesome first week!
Replies: 6
Views: 2764

Re: Awesome first week!

Beth, How fun to read about your family's experiences this week, both here and on the CTG Ideas board. It brings back fond memories of times our family was together in the Bible or in Bible experiences like the feasts. I am so happy we took advantage of those suggestions and they are now stored in m...
by Julie in MN
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Math curriculum help please!
Replies: 1
Views: 1270

Re: Math curriculum help please!

Hello! I hope you saw your replies on the other thread, here: https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15761 I'ts a crazy time of year for homeschool families, I know :) I don't usually share this because it's not what many families can or should do, but we used Singapore Math and some years I...
by Julie in MN
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Scheduling and Substance
Replies: 6
Views: 2539

Re: Scheduling and Substance

I keep telling her she underestimates herself and that everything will be fine. I wanted to reinforce this with my own experience. I do have a college degree but honestly was ignorant in many areas. For instance, history. I remember not knowing the difference between the Revolutionary War and the C...
by Julie in MN
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Thankfulness and Reminiscing
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: Thankfulness and Reminiscing

What a wonderful post of encouragement as homeschoolers get ready for the new school year. Thank you for sharing your journey, both the pain and the joy. I kind of have your experience in reverse - I look back and am glad my son (still living) had experiences at home with his dad (no longer with us)...
by Julie in MN
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTG 8th grade questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Re: CTG 8th grade questions

The time frame in the Teacher's Manual is 8 to noon, with read-alouds, art or music, and foreign language sometimes saved for afternoons, and 7-8th graders needing more time for science, math, and language arts. When my son was in 8th, we followed public "school hours" - we started at a firm time (a...
by Julie in MN
Tue May 16, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Making it more Charlotte Mason-y :)
Replies: 5
Views: 2314

Re: Making it more Charlotte Mason-y :)

That was a good thread, and I definitely agree with Christy, Jen, and Trish that MFW is twaddle-free and written in Ms. Mason's famous style of structured mornings/unstructured afternoons. I also agree with Lourdes' post about Book Basket, especially because good picture books are not neglected :) I...
by Julie in MN
Tue May 16, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Hillyer's CHOTW
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Hillyer's CHOTW

I would NOT want Hillyer in the Book Basket because of the inaccuracies taught in the first section, pertaining to the beginnings of man. I had that book once-upon-a-time and was also uncomfortable with some outdated wording about people groups; I'm not sure whether that has been updated? It's just...
by Julie in MN
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: High School AHL
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Re: High School AHL

Extra reading is not on the schedule every single week, but it is suggested that students read an additional book each month. In the front of the Lesson Plans, there is a 2-page list of book ideas that tend to be fairly easy reading, high quality, and set in the time periods being studied. Some of t...
by Julie in MN
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: High School US History audio
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: High School US History audio

Hi Rachel! Your post looked lonely so I thought I could say something or other :) I have never heard of BJU on audio, but it might be worth contacting BJU directly and either finding out whether they have an audio or giving them the suggestion to produce an audio similar to the way Apologia does. Ho...
by Julie in MN
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Movie recommendations for WWII?
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: Movie recommendations for WWII?

Any straight historical/educational documentaries that you've watched? I have been looking on the History Channel but nothing is on right now. 1. Well, PBS has thorough war documentaries. For instance, Ken Burns is pretty reliable ("The War"), as is The American Experience (e.g. my husband and I wa...
by Julie in MN
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Movie recommendations for WWII?
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: Movie recommendations for WWII?

I'll throw some out but, as you mentioned, I'm not sure what is appropriate for age 10. 1. This thread in the Archives has several movies mentioned: https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5000 2. Anne Frank 3. The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom) 4. The Sound of Music, kind of vague about the...
by Julie in MN
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help with Progeny Press and more for 7th grader
Replies: 4
Views: 2238

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

Hi Kathy, Good to "see" you here :) I'm just going to answer as a mom, with a son who didn't see the value in literature that he didn't enjoy (he did better in his boys book club, where there was sure to be some conversation he enjoyed). It seems to me that your first task is to ensure that he reads...
by Julie in MN
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Creation to Greeks questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

Re: Creation to Greeks questions

Usually families use ECC before CTG. But whenever you do CTG, there are plenty of hands-on activities! My son enjoyed some of these: - playing the Senet game - reenacting the 10 plagues - making 10 commandments tablets (posters) - making things for the Old Testament feasts, including a tent/booth fo...
by Julie in MN
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Interesting article about world maps.
Replies: 1
Views: 1348

Re: Interesting article about world maps.

Thanks for sharing that! I love maps, even moreso since doing ECC with my son and finally understanding them :) We have a pacific-centered map, which has some things in common with your link, giving a different perspective. It surely helped with understanding the connection of North America to Russi...
by Julie in MN
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looking for a penpal
Replies: 8
Views: 3007

Re: Looking for a penpal

HSLDA has a great article on finding penpals here:
https://www.hslda.org/elert/archive/ele ... .aspx?7195

Hope you find something there that would work!
Julie
by Julie in MN
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pre-K and Records Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1779

Re: Pre-K and Records Questions

Hi and welcome to homeschooling! I agree that HSLDA is an excellent resource, and I believe membership while your oldest is a preschooler is free! About possibly changing to public school, typically students are placed in public schools by age during elementary school, rather than based on a transcr...
by Julie in MN
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: AHL Epic of Gilgamesh
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: AHL Epic of Gilgamesh

Hi Rachel, I'm afraid it is unlikely this version of Gilgamesh will be recorded on audio. You could contact Smarr Publishers, the original author/publisher, but it is a small homeschool company. I think reading it together is a great idea. We did that as well. By the way, here was my own reaction wh...
by Julie in MN
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Exp to 1850 history summaries...is there another way?
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Re: Exp to 1850 history summaries...is there another way?

HI Cindy, Glad you found something helpful to try. My youngest did Progeny Press guides. They benefited him, since he wasn't likely to see deeper messages beyond "this happened and then this happened." At our house, reading the book was done first - the book was used for the "daily reading" part of ...
by Julie in MN
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Exp to 1850 history summaries...is there another way?
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Re: Exp to 1850 history summaries...is there another way?

If she is able or allowed to use a computer to create notebook pages, then there are a lot of options available. Depending on how computer-savvy she is, they may be quick and easy for her. If not, it is still a good skill to begin learning, since many college assignments these days (and even job ass...