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by Jamie
Wed May 01, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 20154

Re: Science alternative for 7th/8th

Thanks for the responses, ladies. I'll need to be good about encouraging my son to try some of this to help him with the tests. I really appreciate your time!!
by Jamie
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 20154

Re: Science alternative for 7th/8th

It took one of my older kids the whole course to develop a system to learn the material for the test. That child still uses the same process for college courses. Julie mentioned having some area that "steps" up towards highschool type work so that 9th grade isn't a shock. This is really great advic...
by Jamie
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 15260

Re: Struggling with neatness

Embellishing sounds like a fun idea! Yes, I also like the idea of maybe erasing some of the words that could be better. We were able to try this today, and I decided that it would be good for Mom to do some cursive practice, too. :) I wanted to see what it was like to use that special lined paper, s...
by Jamie
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 15260

Re: Struggling with neatness

Good idea, Yvonne....and may the Lord bless you and your family as you embark on your homeschooling journey. What a blessing!
by Jamie
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 15260

Re: Struggling with neatness

Thanks for responding, Melissa. I appreciate you sharing those verses also. You mentioned that you encourage your children to do their very best for the handwriting portion of their school. Have you ever had a day when you could tell that it could be better? If so, what did you do? Did you have them...
by Jamie
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 38440

Re: Planners

Hi there! Something that has been working really well for us is making our own planner so that we can customize and tweak it as the year progresses. I made a basic chart in one of my computer programs, one for each of the three older kiddos. At the very top, I have the child's name, their current gr...
by Jamie
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math - Students who have major difficulty with math
Replies: 11
Views: 4892

Re: My Math Nightmare

We've been using Calculadders that I've laminated. Then the kids can use the small dry erase board markers (black ones erase the best on the laminated drills) to do their timed drills. When they're finished with their drill, they can just erase and use it again the next day....or move on to the next...
by Jamie
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 31092

Re: Needing pencil grip & cursive suggestions......

Thanks for your reply, Crystal. I probably need to quit thinking about it so much. I've just wondered if it would help him to want to write more, etc. if he could write faster. I'll have to look up your link.....thank you for that. Blessings!
by Jamie
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 42
Views: 27962

Re: Needing help with Math-Workbook 5A, Ex.10, #4

Okay, so we did that next lesson that Crystal had mentioned from the 5A textbook.....that one problem on exercise 1D, I believe it was. Whew!! I think we ended up having to use the process of elimination.....then, I came to see how Crystal did it! ;) I think we're getting a Singapore brain . It's go...
by Jamie
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 42
Views: 27962

Re: Needing help with Math-Workbook 5A, Ex.10, #4

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! It is so helpful to walk through this! You know, I did just fine in my math classes all through school, but it was definitely not something that came naturally to me. It seemed like I always had to look back to help me remember how to do all the steps, rather than j...
by Jamie
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 42
Views: 27962

Re: Needing help with Math-Workbook 5A, Ex.10, #4

Thank you, ladies! What a blessing to have this forum so I can pick everyone's brains! I truly appreciate the time you gals spend responding to all the questions. :) Will you hold my hand just a bit longer? Okay, I can see that 25 = 1 bar +18, right? I'm understanding all the great descriptions, but...
by Jamie
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Introduction - Creation
Replies: 75
Views: 71035

Kindergarten~Teachable moment with day 1 of Creation

I have a little guy that just turned 5 in Sept. I was unsure about starting K with him this year, but decided to order the K packet and thought that we could always move at our own pace through it. Well, a couple of days ago, we dove into day 1 of creation. We had a blast! The next morning, as we we...
by Jamie
Mon May 30, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 38440

Re: Keeping Records

Hey there! Like Wendy, I've also been using some of the grids from Donna Young's site. I've personalized them for what each child is doing (The name of the subject in the far left and then that subject broken down even further in each box under the days, with little boxes next to those), and this la...
by Jamie
Tue May 03, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 21534

Re: What makes your home school successful/ Help!!

I was just on this Home Educating website so that I could subscribe to their magazine. Well, I listened to this from the Wilson family. I thought it was kind of refreshing.... One of his last lines included, "...I taught them so much, but I missed out on God's best." Take a listen....it's only a lit...
by Jamie
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 32357

Re: So FRUSTRATED

I'm looking forward to gleaning some ideas from this post. Thanks, ladies!! Behavior/Attitude wise ~ It seems like each day has new challenges around here, so we're still doing lots of learning. Academic wise ~ I wrote a post a while back on the lack of neatness on our schoolwork, and a lot of the g...
by Jamie
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Productive activities - Unstructured Afternoons
Replies: 44
Views: 21059

Re: Does anyone use any "extras?"

I like this idea as well. One question- is it hard for the child to write legibly in those smaller spaces with a dry erase marker? We use those small dry erase markers. We have found that the black ones are the color that works the best, and can wipe off more easily than the other colors. We just u...
by Jamie
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Productive activities - Unstructured Afternoons
Replies: 44
Views: 21059

Re: Does anyone use any "extras?"

Yes.....More doesn't always mean better! That's a good reminder for me. I want to work on utilizing the ideas that MFW has for dictation, narration, etc. That will be something good for me to work toward. One thing that we started doing this year.....that I have absolutely loved.......are our prayer...
by Jamie
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 15260

Re: How to encourage neatness.....

Yes, both of my older ones are using the cursive book this year. That's been fun, but my 9 yo is the only one trying to use it a bit outside of her cursive workbook. I can also see where I may need to be closer when they're working in them, as I can see where some of the cursive letters are not bein...
by Jamie
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 32242

Re: How do you run your home?

I need a lot of help in this area myself! But, we are trying to get a chore chart going in our home. I have a "trial" one on the fridge right now. Currently, the three oldest rotate dishes duty so that they each have 2 days/week (With Mom's help). They also rotate hauling wood to the house while we'...
by Jamie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Worldview - Important growing lessons in CTG
Replies: 18
Views: 6245

Re: Struggling with mythology......

Let me ask some food for thought questions: what ages are you doing Children's Homer with? Do you read other fiction stories? (some Christians don't read much fiction... no debate.. just asking you to ask yourself) Are your children thinking that these gods in Homer are real and equivalent to the o...
by Jamie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 20385

Re: Tips for motivating a 7 year old

I'm seeing some motivation issues for my 7 yo daughter, also. I've been letting her get the toy horses out the last few days, so that she can quietly play with them while also listening to me read. This morning, my husband needed help moving cows, so the other kiddos left to help him. That left just...
by Jamie
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 24217

Re: Placement - Adventures or ECC?

I'm back with an update........In the last few weeks, my 9 yo son has been devouring the American history biographies that we purchased through YWAM. Once he started, he just kept on going. :) He hasn't been reading them in chronological order, but I haven't been a bit worried about it. The desire o...