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by Omma
Thu May 29, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Math - Pre-Algebra, longer transition to Algebra?
Replies: 8
Views: 4145

Saxon or switch for 8th grade - Algebra I

Overall - Saxon is great - it seems thorough and challenging - which I like. However, my 13 year old has always struggled a bit more with math than my younger one does. He just really has to work harder at it. He's maintaining a B average in Saxon 87 & doing ok, but we're having to continue math in...
by Omma
Sun May 22, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Co-op / Synergy - MFW in a group setting, Science fair,
Replies: 38
Views: 13739

Geography Co-Op class - ideas!

Hi, everyone, I am in the beginning stages of planning an entire year of geography, primarily using ECC materials, for our church co-op. Help me think things through! First of all, what materials should I recommend that students purchase at the beginning of the year? I am thinking that I would love ...
by Omma
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Notebook Pages
Replies: 16
Views: 7375

Re: When to make history notebook entries

Thank you! Also for the reminder to check for specific info week by week. And yes, I do have a ds in 5th grade :) as well as a dd who is in 3rd/4th grade (she has a late Nov. birthday). My ds LOVES Augustus Caesar's World, BTW, and my dd really enjoyed it, too, until we got to the chapters about blo...
by Omma
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Supplies - Finding National Geographic Magazines
Replies: 20
Views: 14169

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 4:18 pm I was just in the eye doctor's office today and I noticed they had Nat'l Geographic magazines displayed for patients to read in the waiting room. I inquired about it, and am now signed up to get all their old Nat'l Geographics as they have just been throwing them ou...
by Omma
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Placement, year 1 + later years
Replies: 41
Views: 12571

Re: Placement test showing borderline levels

Hi! I just did the survey and placement test for my 8 ds. He tested as going into Level E. However, I gave him the placement test for D (instead of E) since he is so young. He got 7 wrong, but then I gave him C and he got 5 wrong. I think I will take the advice of the other poster and look at the wo...
by Omma
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Bible in ECC?
Replies: 20
Views: 9850

Matthew goes well with ECC

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:05 pm
I was thinking that the book of Matthew goes well with ECC in that it begins with a geneology and then the announcement of Christ's birth, and ends with the Great Commission to, "Go and make disciples of ALL NATIONS..."

Brenda
by Omma
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ADVentures - NOT needed alongside older programs! (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 42
Views: 16184

Re: I truly want to do something just for them

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:30 am Another point to consider is that it is very hard to do two completely different historical time periods in the same year. Either have everyone do American history and that general time period, or the ancients. So if you really wanted to do Adventures this coming ye...
by Omma
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 33036

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:58 pm I have recently switched. I know the strong pull that big name curriculums have, due to their marketing techniques and all the forum users. I used to think this was because my curriculum was academically better than other curriculums, but I honestly don't believe th...
by Omma
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Description, topics covered?
Replies: 21
Views: 5417

Is the science very integrated?

I have been wanting to do apologia botany for 2 yrs now. Can I do a different science, or is it very integrated?... Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:26 pm I think that the science in Adventures is very integrated with the names/qualities of Jesus. We are currently studying the human body as we study tha...
by Omma
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 16752

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:09 pm I have struggled with many of your issues. I think we have to really watch out for burnout. Also, I heard David Hazell talk about producing "academic machines" and if that should be our goal. What about teaching our dc how to minister to others? I have been thinking...
by Omma
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st or K - Help for child who is reading (author reply)
Replies: 33
Views: 16523

Re: Reading at 2nd grade level

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:07 pm

Phew! That sounds like a much better plan for a dd who is only 4.25 right now!

I appreciate the education that I received from this thread, as well! I need to role play what good manners and other life skills are all about more, too!

Brenda
by Omma
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st or K - Help for child who is reading (author reply)
Replies: 33
Views: 16523

Reading at 2nd grade level

I have heard so many wonderful reviews of this curriculum from the Home For Homeschoolers board I had to come and check it out. The curriculum here looks wonderful and really easy to use. I have an advanced 4-year-old who is reading at a second grade level and doing first grade math. She writes let...
by Omma
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone age to begin? Tips for younger users
Replies: 56
Views: 23062

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:56 pm That's really exciting, Heidi! I think you have a great plan! I've also thought it wild how fast someone can "lose" their mother tongue (when they are young). It sounds like you have a good plan for helping your dc keep theirs! I have Rosetta Stone Korean, but we do...
by Omma
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 13138

** More user praise reports!

Jesus the Bread of Life & Living Water Confession & Praise Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:10 am Dear MFW users, I am amazed about the way God has used this curriculum in my life to speak to my soul regarding spiritual issues. I have to come and give the Lord praise here, and I wanted to share that I ha...
by Omma
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Being content when the grass starts to look greener :)
Replies: 53
Views: 15101

I sure can relate to your post (and I live 'up north', too!) :). I am not yet cured of this insatiable desire to research curriculums. I am currently using aspects of three main curriculum companies... sigh.... But I can tell you that the more I use MFW, the more I have a desire to keep MFW as a big...
by Omma
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 5 yrs old or younger - Help, should I have chosen K?
Replies: 15
Views: 10581

MFW 1st grade is working its charm on my dd.... now that she

It's been a long time since I've posted here, but I wanted to let you all know that my dd is really enjoying and benefiting from the MFW 1st grade program.... finally!! Isn't that amazing, since she is now a 1st grader?!! (I have my tongue-in-cheek big time here because I've complained before that t...
by Omma
Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Literature-rich (MFW) vs literature-based
Replies: 26
Views: 18429

MFW's format

Hi! I'll let others explain more about comparing these programs from a philosophical point of view. I'll just comment mainly on the format. It sounds like MFW's format of the TM would be ideal for you, since you really did not like 'jumping around.' I think you will be very happy when you actually g...
by Omma
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Manipulatives - The benefits of using them with Singapore Math
Replies: 11
Views: 7464

Thank you so much for this thread. Wow, I now understand borrowing better... thanks to your explanations! My 7 ds is just starting Singapore 1B, and I will remember what all of you taught me so that I can teach him, using those handy, dandy manipulatives!

Brenda
by Omma
Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to living books/Charlotte Mason curriculum?
Replies: 36
Views: 11999

We do not feel overwhelmed by the reading in other programs like others have mentioned, but I do feel like we have to add more to to accomplish learning retention . I would say MFW is quite well-rounded in involving the students in actual notebooking and hands-on learning to reinforce what they read...
by Omma
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Ideas for reading to fidgety kids
Replies: 28
Views: 13299

Just as an aside, I have this very problem. When my dh takes a turn at reading whatever story around the supper table, I (the MOM!!) have a hard time concentrating (and somehow, I made it through school with an MA degree!!). I had to take copious notes in school. I have such a strong memory for what...
by Omma
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Siblings - Using MFW-1 with twins or close siblings
Replies: 7
Views: 5932

Thank you, Lucy, for your response. Yes, I am doing phonics and math with both dc. I let them pick different pages for math, but I have been trying to do phonics with both of them at the same time (just requiring more from my ds). I think you are right. I should probably do the phonics with each of ...
by Omma
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Siblings - Using MFW-1 with twins or close siblings
Replies: 7
Views: 5932

I liked the idea of having my dd use the Bible Reader, but she wants to do chapter and verse just like her older brother. She is really not able to, though, at this point. She is plodding along with the Beginner's Bible with dad at night (once again because that is what her older brother just finish...
by Omma
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 22262

Thank you Julie for your very informative post! I am very intrigued by the idea that MFW's Singapore lesson plans are in the process of being revised! Sounds very interesting! And timely! :) I think I will hold off and wait and see what MFW comes up with in the next year. Since my ds won't be 7 unti...
by Omma
Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 22262

I recently wrote out a long explanation of page 66 in 1A. It's problems like 12-8 or 14-6. The MFW lesson plan sheet tries to explain it more. Beginning of subtraction with regrouping. http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=2325 it's a long post..... it made my head spin. Read it out loud very s...
by Omma
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 22262

Thank you Lucy and Crystal! I can tell that Singapore Math is the program that really makes us all think! Actually, my ds prefers Horizons because he doesn't have to think so hard (lol). I loved math in school. It was my favorite subject. I feel kinda silly that I can't wrap my brain around p. 66 (l...