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by DS4home
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 7th grade science
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: 7th grade science

I have done exactly as you described and found no problems! I have always believed in exercising the freedom to change it up from time to time as deemed necessary. Every child is different, and though we always have used the same spine (MFW) there have been times we used something different for one ...
by DS4home
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Where to find a good globe?
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Where to find a good globe?

I think in the past I've seen them in Staples as well.

Dawn
by DS4home
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How do you store you used curriculum and resources?
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: How do you store you used curriculum and resources?

I think a lot of it has to do with how much space you have in your house. I happen to have wall to wall shelving in one room of our house, so I keep all my books out. Each year takes a shelf. I have all my teacher manuals together on one shelf. And my kids each claim a shelf for their "cubby" to hou...
by DS4home
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Choosing Math
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Choosing Math

We have used Math-U-See pretty successfully over the years. My kids aren't math lovers either. We watch the short video clip together at the beginning of the week. Then the workbook pages are done the rest of the week, and they are short, only around 20 problems a day.

Dawn
by DS4home
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bible for RTR?
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Bible for RTR?

The readings in RTR come from the new testament. You read through the books of Luke, Philippians, and 1 John. You will also study the Old Testament prophecies about Jesus, and learn how the Bible came to be put together.

Dawn
by DS4home
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Organizing the Binder - Exploration to 1850
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Organizing the Binder - Exploration to 1850

We have done ours similarly. Every year we get two binders. One is for history, the other is for all other subjects that have random papers to be filed. Our history notebook doesn't have any dividers, we just fill it as we go putting each days paper in after working on it. The other binder gets all ...
by DS4home
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW w/Mystery of History?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: MFW w/Mystery of History?

I really enjoyed the Mystery of History. I used it more as a supplement though, not that MFW needed any supplementing. I'm just a bit of an over achiever in that way I guess, lol! :~ But if you wanted to sub out SOTW, I think that would probably be doable.
by DS4home
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What are your plans for 2018-2019?
Replies: 11
Views: 1713

Re: What are your plans for 2018-2019?

I am so loving hearing about all your young families! I am on the other end of the spectrum. I only have my youngest at home and she is working through high school now. They grow up so fast. She has gone through the whole cycle from kindergarten on. We have loved MFW and can't imagine using anything...
by DS4home
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using more than one level
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

Re: Using more than one level

Hi, welcome to MFW! First I would say Yes, it would be too much to do two full levels at once! Especially in two different time periods. Your goal is to have everyone in the same period of history until they begin high school. ECC is a great year and would be a very good option for your family. All ...
by DS4home
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining - Can we do TWO math programs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: Combining - Can we do TWO math programs?

I'm not sure how many years, but I have Alpha through Algebra 2. I have graduated my 3 oldest and my youngest is in 8th grade. They have all done very well with MUS. A couple of my kids enrolled part time in our public high school and transitioned to their math classes just fine with no problems wha...
by DS4home
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining - Can we do TWO math programs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: Combining - Can we do TWO math programs?

Once upon a time I was in the same boat you are. We have always used MUS. I was intrigued with Singapore so I finally bought a semester's worth of the curriculum. I didn't want to give up MUS though, so we tried to do both. It was too much. I ended up just staying with MUS and didn't buy any more of...
by DS4home
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW in 3 days a week?
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: MFW in 3 days a week?

Hello and welcome to MFW! I have been in your shoes and it is doable! My ds was about that same age when we brought another child into our homeschool for a year. He also did not come every day. MFW is set up to do the bulk of your work in 4 days, leaving Fridays to be very light. On the weekend, I l...
by DS4home
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Spelling Power
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: Spelling Power

Lol! If you find it let me know! :-)
by DS4home
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Spelling Power
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: Spelling Power

So glad to help! I have tested multiple kids both ways, together and separately. Things get a little crazy when testing together by taking turns!! My kids found it fun to race, so I had to flip back and forth between pages in the book pretty fast to keep up with them, lol! Who would of thought 5 cra...
by DS4home
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Spelling Power
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: Spelling Power

You have done the hardest part, in my opinion! You tested them and figured out what level to start them in. This is how we use it at our house. I open the book at the first page of their level. My kids use a white board to write spelling words on. I read the first word, they spell it by writing, the...
by DS4home
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Where Should I Begin in the Family Learning Cycle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Where Should I Begin in the Family Learning Cycle?

I agree with the others. Start with ECC. That will give you a year to decided which direction to go after that. ;)
by DS4home
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Not a crafty mom, need advice on CTG
Replies: 5
Views: 5888

Re: Not a crafty mom, need advice on CTG

I have to laugh because I actually love crafts, but always feel so crunched for time that I often skip them! ;( It's been a while since we did CTG. I know we did celebrate the Sabbath without crafts. My dd walked around the table with a small bowl of water and towel over her arm, so we could wash ou...
by DS4home
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Diplomas, Transcripts, Course Descriptions, Credits
Replies: 17
Views: 5802

Re: Question about diplomas

I have graduated 3 kids from our homeschool so far (one more to go)! :-) We have always ordered a diploma from an online site. They come in a case and have a nice raised seal on them, very nicely done. But nobody looks at it after the graduation party is over. My kids have been accepted to 4 college...
by DS4home
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - If you had to pick one of the
Replies: 1
Views: 2046

Placement - If you had to pick one of the

Missy OH wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:05 pm
high school years to leave out, which one would it be?
I would do all of American History in one year, and basically skip the last year.

Dawn
by DS4home
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Try a New Schedule for 2016/17
Replies: 6
Views: 7160

Re: Try a New Schedule for 2016/17

I love this idea! I have sort of tried this in the past, but when it came break time I was afraid to interrupt the flow we had established in our homeschool. This last year though, I really would have benefitted from planning these catch-up times into our schedule. I have been wondering how this nex...
by DS4home
Wed May 18, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 12416

Re: 4 day schedule for ECC

The first two weeks of ECC are full. But once you get past that point most Fridays are very, very light. So in essence it already is a 4 day schedule, with only a couple of things on Fridays. The main things saved for Fridays are vocabulary words and cooking. I didn't have too much trouble moving vo...
by DS4home
Wed May 11, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Assigning Literature
Replies: 17
Views: 4535

How many books?

How many books would should your dc typically finish in a school year? (I mean during the "reading" time every day). Eeeek...I am wondering because I haven't stayed on top of this. It is quite possible :~ that we haven't done enough and I might assign some summer reading. My kids typically read at ...
by DS4home
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - EX1850, Can you tell me more?
Replies: 19
Views: 3958

Re: 2nd grader and Exp-1850 and a 2 year old

I guess the question I would ask is, what is your 2nd grader doing while you read history to the other kids? Is there a reason she is not sitting and listening along as the TM suggests? It feels like you are doing history twice and making your day longer. Do you think she would be able to join in wi...
by DS4home
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - User tips for hurdles later in the year
Replies: 21
Views: 5291

Notgrass/AHL question

My daughter is finishing up the first Notgrass book this year. (She was late starting - We were using a mix of curriculum this year.) Would it make sense to start with WHL next year for 10th grade, or would you recommend still beginning with AHL even though she is just finishing Unit 9 which I unde...
by DS4home
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * EX1850 - Favorites
Replies: 16
Views: 5409

Re: Enjoying Expl-1850

I totally agree!! :-) We are on our second time through the cycle with my youngest now. Many times I get the question, "when do I get to do __________". As she sees things in the house or remembers something she watched the older ones do, she is looking forward to her turn! So much fun to be had! Dawn