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by LSH in MS
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Updates - High school changes
Replies: 19
Views: 14162

2014 edition Notgrass World History - WHL

I have the older edition of the Notgrass World History. I have lost the quiz and exam book that went with my edition. I found a downloadable book on the Notgrass website for my edition.
by LSH in MS
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science Discussion - Chemistry
Replies: 8
Views: 4202

Re: High school Chemistry

I have never used those resources but I did want to let you know about an online coop http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.com . They have live online classes and recorded at your own pace classes for Apologia Chemistry. My oldest two did biology last year and loved it! I did not have to do anything wi...
by LSH in MS
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - History semester, changing to BJU, etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 11107

Re: BJU US History 3rd vs 4th

ok, I might have them share. That sounds like a better option.
by LSH in MS
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Credits - Assigning credit when student is behind
Replies: 12
Views: 4911

Re: Highschool questions

I heard 85% which is about 32 weeks of the plans. Life happened last year and my son did not complete everything. For the last few weeks we chose what we thought he needed the most at the time. History is a strong subject for him so I focused on his weaker areas.
by LSH in MS
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 33227

Re: Help! Feeling Overwhemed

I understand! The suggestions to start a few subjects at a time is a good one.
by LSH in MS
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Balancing high school with youngers
Replies: 29
Views: 7363

Re: Anyone going to run 3 programs at once?

Sometimes you do go crazy, especiallly when your 18 month old is jealous and doesn't want you to read to anyone but him! But it can be done. Start your high schooler a week or 2 before the others. I find it easiest to do all of the readings for the day at one time in the morning. Then they branch of...
by LSH in MS
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Special needs - Adjusting 9th grade (or not)?
Replies: 25
Views: 9128

Re: AHL and Dyslexia

I would also recommend audio books, particularly for the long Bible readings. I found an abridged version of the Iliad read by Derek Jacobi. It's a great recording! WIth my dyslexic son, I will probably have him use that recording and follow along in the book, but just do the abridged version. I wil...
by LSH in MS
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: American History -Younger siblings & those starting MFW late
Replies: 17
Views: 6918

Re: new with questions about the next few years

Another way to get more American history is to expand the US unit in ECC by a few weeks. Or do read alouds in the summer that focus on famous Americans.
by LSH in MS
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Do I need this for a good speller?
Replies: 17
Views: 7712

Re: spelling or just busy work?

I would just use a vocabulary program with him or word root study.
by LSH in MS
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: American History -Younger siblings & those starting MFW late
Replies: 17
Views: 6918

Re: new with questions about the next few years

I think your plan is a good one. Doing world history in 7th and 8th would prepare well for High School, as it is more literature focused, and the stories would be fresh in her mind. When my dc entered middle school, I begin to see some weaknesses that they had that they needed a lot of time to work ...
by LSH in MS
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Ideas when struggling
Replies: 17
Views: 5827

Re: S/O Grammar question

Lori, Do you think the Hake grammar would be too much to go along with AHL? Or do you know? If you haven't done any MFW high school yet, you may not know. I looked at the sample of Grade 8 and it looks pretty tough. Well, if they needed it I would do it. There are practice problems for the lessons ...
by LSH in MS
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Ideas when struggling
Replies: 17
Views: 5827

Re: S/O Grammar question

We had very good results with Saxon (Hake) Grammar this year. My 8th grader did the 8th grade book just to get one last review of grammar before high school. He did very well with it. It starts at the beginning of grammar and has built in incremental review like the Saxon Math books. I used Hake Gra...
by LSH in MS
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia Anatomy vs. RtR
Replies: 24
Views: 8952

Re: Adding Apologia Anatomy to RTR? Thoughts?

I will be doing RTR this year with my 5th grader and 7th grader, but only the 5th grader will be doing RTR science. I am planning to do Apologia Anatomy instead of RTR science this time around. This is my second time through the cycle and I need something different each year! We will do Astronomy fi...
by LSH in MS
Thu May 31, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 16551

"off track" in general ...and what to do next for scienc

Just wanted to see what you all would do....Long story short...our family participated in a CC Co-op this past school year and silly me thought I could do both - Anyway, we are now only on week 12 of Exp to 1850 and of course we love it but my 7th grader will not finish EXP to 1850 until late Novem...
by LSH in MS
Sat May 19, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 16551

Re: Anyone here NOT use Apologia for 7th grader?

I agree with Sandra. My ds has dyslexia and I am starting him with General Science in 7th this fall. I am okay if he takes 2 years, open book tests etc (at least at the beginning) but I do want him to begin studying from a textbook.
by LSH in MS
Wed May 16, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - Is it helpful? Prep? Hints?
Replies: 50
Views: 17785

Re: Yearly Testing?

I use the test put out by homeschoolers called PASS. Do a search for hewitt resourses and you should be able to find it. The test is not timed and there is a short placement test to determine the level they need so it isn't too easy or too difficult. They are inexpensive. There is a test for reading...
by LSH in MS
Tue May 15, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Credits - Assigning credits & grades with MFW high school
Replies: 20
Views: 10889

Re: point system in AHL

Thank you for your replies. What was confusing me the most I guess was for the writing assignments. How many points for an A. B C etc
by LSH in MS
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - AHL right after CTG or other Ancients study?
Replies: 20
Views: 7485

CTG and AHL question

Has anyone had an 8th grader go through CTG and then do AHL in 9th? How much overlap of info is there? This will be happening to my daughter in our current cycle and am wondering if she is going to feel like she is repeating a lot 2 years in a row. Someone who has done both - what do you think? Tha...
by LSH in MS
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Outside activities, are they possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 4432

Re: WHL is this bit of tweaking doable?

I agree with doing the Biology at home.
by LSH in MS
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Audio ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 10292

MfW AHL condensed Audio Fagles Iliad???

When the AHL manual says that the Audio of Fagles Iliad is condensed, how condensed is it? Would it be okay to just use the audio along with the book and just skip the parts that the audio skips? What exactly is taken out? Thanks! My son says a lot of it is left out but that the story is understand...
by LSH in MS
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing MFW high school - Family togetherness?
Replies: 34
Views: 10880

Re: MFW high school

I understand how you feel as I have 6 children 9th grade to 1 year old. I was worried too, but AHL is really working for my oldest. He does everything on his own except some of the lit and writing. I wish I could be more involved but I am glad that MFW is designed so that you don't have to be. I do ...
by LSH in MS
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Prep for High School - Writing, grammar, more
Replies: 44
Views: 18332

Re: I want to talk writing programs.......

I haven't read all of the responses, please don't throw tomatoes at me. I have been on a long journey for several years trying to figure out how to teach my dc to write. Writing is my weakest subject. I do not know how to teach it. I tried several programs, including some that were time consuming an...
by LSH in MS
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Writing - Help with critiquing essays
Replies: 40
Views: 16455

Re: Need help high school writing

Thank you so much! Your suggestions were very helpful.
by LSH in MS
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 33771

Re: FAVE Egypt movies for C to G?

The Search for the Real Mt Sinai and Exodus Revealed are great!
by LSH in MS
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Video resources
Replies: 4
Views: 4215

Re: netflix for explorer to 1877

The Ken Burns Lewis and Clark is good. Also John Adams miniseries.

Ken Burns Civil War Series and National Parks