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by ilovemy4kids
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 14948

Re: Responsible Technology Use

Ditto.

We had a filter, but the screen retriever brought some issues to light and has greatly benefitted our family.
Sandra
by ilovemy4kids
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - Can the 3 credits be separated out, doing parts?
Replies: 37
Views: 10834

anyone use IEW with the high school programs?

My oldest will be starting AHL soon. He has been using IEW for writing, and it's really been helping a lot. I hate to switch since he's been doing so well with it, but I also don't want things to be totally crazy for him when he starts AHL, since it contains its own writing program. Does anyone use...
by ilovemy4kids
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - MFW Apologia HS Lesson Plans, Grades, Lab Credits
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Re: Biology & Chemistry ???

I am going to suggest redwagontutorials.com

Wonderful teacher who teaches from the apologia texts and is a personal friend of Jay Wile. Dr. Jay comments on Mr. R's facebook posts alot.


Anyway, it's worth checking out. We LOVE redwagon. :)

Blessigns
Sandra
by ilovemy4kids
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - History semester, changing to BJU, etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 11101

Re: Thoughts on US to 1877....

Lucy, thanks :) That's pretty much what we are doing, we just move the next Monday to Friday to make it work. We are really enjoying week 3 literature. The kids had a blast with the Eleanor Rigsby comparison. Not only did they read the lyrics, but listened to the song (which they liked the music of,...
by ilovemy4kids
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - Are High School Courses Grade Specific? Switch?
Replies: 41
Views: 11015

Thoughts on US to 1877....

Just thought I'd pop in and update how it's going. We finally got going. We are on week 2 of US to 1877 with both of our children now. We opted to combine them so our DD 14 is doing US to 1877 first instead of AHL. Her older brother has done AHL and WHL. Well, on week two, we are so far, so good. Ha...
by ilovemy4kids
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Daily, Weekly, or other rules/consequences
Replies: 3
Views: 2473

Re: Checking high school work

Because our schedule is nuts with cross country, football, boy scouts and american heritage girls, not to mention, National Home School Honor Society, and volunteering, we give them till Sunday evening to get the whole week done. If it isn't done by that time, the following week they don't get phone...
by ilovemy4kids
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - Bible
Replies: 30
Views: 8234

Re: DVD thinking like a Christian?

Thank you Crystal! :-)
by ilovemy4kids
Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science Discussion - Biology & Advanced Biology
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: Question about Advanced Biology tests

Page 2, 2nd paragraph labeled (3) of "Solutions and Tests for The Humban Body" give precise instructions on how to grade the tests. ;)
Blessings
Sandra
by ilovemy4kids
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Ideas when struggling
Replies: 17
Views: 5826

S/O Grammar question

My upcoming 8th grader did All in One English last year. Prior to that he did ILL for 2 years. We have done some formal grammar in elementary years, CM in the middle school years, and then formal grammar in 7th grade. He worked on All in One independently except when he needed my help which was not...
by ilovemy4kids
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - High schoolers
Replies: 21
Views: 6925

Re: Getting Ready to Start and Already Discouraged lol

Sniff, sniff... I'm crying with you! You have had a rough time for quite a while. Your family will be okay! God can fix anything. I promise. By the way, it is okay to scream. I find stuffing my face in a pillow with my door shut, giving a good scream into the pillow, followed by crying out to the Lo...
by ilovemy4kids
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - High schoolers
Replies: 21
Views: 6925

Getting Ready to Start and Already Discouraged lol

We'll be doing AHL and K this year. ODD is eager to start, so I handed her the box of AHL and told her to start, investigate, dive in. Okay, take my suggestions for what they are worth, which isn't much! I'm sharing my experience as it relates to a similar situation. Not saying you did the same thi...
by ilovemy4kids
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - Are High School Courses Grade Specific? Switch?
Replies: 41
Views: 11015

Re: Reverse order for high school? (US1/2 THEN AHL, WHL)

I know you will be happy with AHL, it is an incredible year! My son got so much out of it, and to be honest, I wanted to do it with DD this year. She originally wanted to do it. But, she asked to do this with her brother. She has an amazing gift of compassion and love. She is willing to do and capab...
by ilovemy4kids
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - Are High School Courses Grade Specific? Switch?
Replies: 41
Views: 11015

Reverse order for high school? (US1/2 THEN AHL, WHL)

My dd15 (sophomore) is just finishing WHL. LOVED it (well, I did...she probably just liked it ;) ). We have US1 for her for next year. I have an upcoming 9th grader who has yet to study American History in depth...little snippets here and there and some early american with HOD RtR). He REALLY wants...
by ilovemy4kids
Tue May 29, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 21168

Apologia General Science....I am Excited!

Well, I will have a 7th grader next year. :) And, this is our first year in MFW. I looked through science last night and can I just say how excited I am about the General Science for him! And, I do not usually care for science! :) God is so good and will bless us! :) My daughter loves using these w...
by ilovemy4kids
Thu May 24, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Computer skills, Typing
Replies: 18
Views: 8731

Looking for a good Typing/Keyboarding program

Have you tried out any of the typing/keyboarding programs out there? Let me know if you have one you like or dislike. We are in the research stage for this. it will be for ds who is 10 Thanks! Rhonda (mom2h) One of ours used Mavis Beacon, the other preferred Typing Instructor form timberdoodle. Our...
by ilovemy4kids
Thu May 24, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Which courses to take when?
Replies: 31
Views: 9547

Re: Jr High/High School Science

1. Earth/Space - I really haven't seen much on the market for this on the high school level - recomendations? 2. Biology 3. Physical Science - which I believe Chemistry and or Physics will cover. Apologia - the combination of General, Physical, Biology, Chemistry and Physics will cover all of the a...
by ilovemy4kids
Wed May 23, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - When would MFW cover these?
Replies: 84
Views: 28790

Re: PE

http://www.successful-homeschooling.com/homeschool-physical-education.html great site to read about PE book to get from the library: The Ultimate Home School Physical Education Game Book by Guy Bailey Great list of wonderful resources: http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/schoolroom/physed.php have fun! ...
by ilovemy4kids
Fri May 18, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 16544

Anyone here NOT use Apologia for 7th grader?

It just hit me a few weeks ago that it would be time soon to check out the 7th/8th grade recommendations and supplements for my DD. Of course, I've been checking into Apologia online and at fair and just can't see her (or I ;-) doing this. Has anyone else done something different when they get here...
by ilovemy4kids
Wed May 16, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 35739

Re: A little OT - Biology

Yes, just have them diagram and label all of the organs etc.... then write it up a lab report. Documentation is key! We've done rabbits, deer, opossum, raccoon, squirrel! We also do all of the apologia labs, but these are extra practice!
by ilovemy4kids
Wed May 16, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 33265

Re: Private School (Abeka) to Homeschool (ADV) & Phonics/Mat

Just my two cents, but I see no reason not to switch to the MFW suggested items. Singapore far surpasses abeka in fostering understanding, and the PLL is just more fun and less busywork. The biggest difference would be PLL vs Abeka; Abeka teaches the formal terminology, whereas PLL teaches the conce...
by ilovemy4kids
Thu May 10, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Have MFW students gone on to college?
Replies: 26
Views: 13543

Re: Has MFW Successfully Prepared Students Who Went To Colle

Hello and welcome! When we began with MFW, I too was worried about college prep. In fact, I posted on many, many forums, took some flack from a dear friend who said from looking at the catalog, MFW was too "light". Well, we chose to go with it and 4 years later are very happy. Our son has thrived ac...
by ilovemy4kids
Thu May 10, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - History semester, changing to BJU, etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 11101

Excited for US to 1877!

Don't need advice, no complaining, just a happy post and sharing! Due to an injury, I've had ample time to pour over the MFW US to 1877 materials. Talk about an exciting year! The Literature Supplement is incredible! It will DEFINITELY be a challenging course. So much so, that I actually had a panic...
by ilovemy4kids
Wed May 02, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Is ECC complete without it?
Replies: 27
Views: 11255

Basic vs. Deluxe?

I'm new here! :) We are finishing up our first year educating at home with K12, but it's not the right fit for our family, so we are SUPER excited to start next year with ECC! We have three daughters, ages 10, 4, & 8 months. Our oldest daughter will be using 6th grade curriculum, and I'm doing the ...
by ilovemy4kids
Tue May 01, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Timeframe for parent and student
Replies: 28
Views: 9659

Re: US History to 1877 questions....

At my house, I guess each day is different, but in general I expect about an hour a day per class. Some usually take more and might be finished in the evening (math, English) and some usually take less (French, Biology, Bible), and History is probably right in the middle? I think this is it! Becaus...
by ilovemy4kids
Tue May 01, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 16996

Re: you need to read this and be encouraged!!!!!

Yea! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I know this is not to say, "look at my son", but hey, he did great so I'm saying to your son, "CONGRATULATIONS!" He's earned it and so have you!

Blessings,
Sandra