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by DS4home
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2nd or 3rd Grade
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: 2nd or 3rd Grade

My advice would be to call this her 2nd grade year. It's ok to be advanced in math. She is still young and has many years of learning ahead of her. You may find that she needs to slow the pace down in math occasionally as it gets tougher, or she might just keep whizzing through it year after year! W...
by DS4home
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Rearranging days for a co-op day
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Rearranging days for a co-op day

Yes, I've done that many times through the years. I think that would work well for the schedule you have this year.
by DS4home
Mon May 18, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How to complete the history cycle?
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: How to complete the history cycle?

If you really just need 3 weeks for a summer break then I think that sounds like a great plan! You will get pretty far before a typical new school year would start, so your son may not really end up to far behind. You may just want to go a couple weeks longer next spring and finish it up. So next su...
by DS4home
Mon May 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How to complete the history cycle?
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: How to complete the history cycle?

Do you have the 1850Mod TM? It picks up where Exp1850 left off in regards to the states and presidents study. This begins at week 21 in your current TM. So for continuity you might want to look at that aspect and include those days of study either now or start the fall with that. Doing all of weeks ...
by DS4home
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need an opinion from Spelling Power Users
Replies: 2
Views: 4011

Re: Need an opinion from Spelling Power Users

I have run into this before with one of my kids. Here's what I did. I gave the review tests as a regular list. So each day for a couple of weeks we did the review lists for level I, practicing any missed words, etc. I probably skipped the first Delayed Recall Test (it's been a while). But I did all ...
by DS4home
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need to decide
Replies: 7
Views: 5095

Re: Need to decide

Just getting back to you on my previous comments! I'll try to explain how it worked at our house. I gave my high schoolers a space on our bookshelf just for them. They were responsible to get out the weekly grid (looks just like the TM from other years). They had to read the grid, pull the book out ...
by DS4home
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need to decide
Replies: 7
Views: 5095

Re: Need to decide

I totally agree with the previous poster on all the encouragement and advice she gave. I just want to affirm you in the curriculum choices. Starting your high schoolers in AHL is a good decision. It is a "self checking kind of curriculum so they can be independent". The manual that you are used to u...
by DS4home
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 7th grade science
Replies: 2
Views: 1980

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: 4795

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: 1794

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: 10
Views: 7486

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: 1602

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: 1668

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: 1825

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: 4622

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: 4006

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 12:02 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Comparing - Is Singapore Math better?
Replies: 22
Views: 15903

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: 1847

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: 2935

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: 2935

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: 2935

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: 2334

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: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Feasts - Overwhelming?
Replies: 20
Views: 9778

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: 18
Views: 10330

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: 2622

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