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by TracyLee01026
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Fine Arts, Music, Drawing, Drafting
Replies: 15
Views: 6638

Re: music and art for AHL

Thank you all for the great advice!
Tracy
by TracyLee01026
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Academics - Is CTG enough for 7th/8th?
Replies: 9
Views: 5345

Re: CTG for 7th grade boy

Thank you. I forgot about the Progeny Press guides! Thanks Crystal for telling me what your daughter will be doing. That helps me a lot. My son is just very picky about what he reads. He really isn't interested in fiction...preferring non-fiction, biographies, etc. I read a description of each of th...
by TracyLee01026
Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Streams & Victor's with younger grades (author reply
Replies: 32
Views: 14895

Re: SOC Substitute?

Thank you ladies for all your awesome advice. It means a lot to me to get your input. Everyone is so helpful and freely giving of their time to answer questions here. That's one big reason I love MFW! Blessings to you all, Tracy
by TracyLee01026
Fri May 01, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 18582

Re: Need Apologia help!!

Hi, I emailed Apologia due to this post as my 14yo dd is progressing very slowly through General Science. Dr. Jay said he would send one test at a time, as they are supposed to be used as re-tests and not for initial testing. My dd did poorly on the module 2 test and today she did great on the modul...
by TracyLee01026
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - What standardized tests are out there?
Replies: 39
Views: 16612

Re: Testing...

You can also order testing from Hewitt Resources and administer them yourself. They are not timed.
by TracyLee01026
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 25806

Re: dyslexia

Jenn, I totally can empathize with you. My 14yo has dyslexia and language-based LD, my 12 yo son has Aspergers and Tourette Syndromes, and language-based LD, and my youngest, 10, definitely has issues with reading and writing, probably dyslexia and/or language-based LD. It is so totally overwhelming...
by TracyLee01026
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Special Needs or Not - When are kids ready for high school?
Replies: 21
Views: 5201

Re: High School, I don't know what to do....

Glenna, I have heard about Reading for Blind and Dyslexic for years and never looked into it, but maybe now is the time. It might be worth it for her to have access to it. I don't know why I never seriously looked into it, I guess it looked like more work and I already felt overloaded! Thanks for re...
by TracyLee01026
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Special Needs or Not - When are kids ready for high school?
Replies: 21
Views: 5201

Re: High School, I don't know what to do....

Julie, Thanks for clearing that up. You are a great help. I don't think you are confusing, I think I am just generally confused at the moment! You have given me some things to think about and I know I will work through it eventually, it may take a lot of emails, calls, reading of materials, etc. but...
by TracyLee01026
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Special Needs or Not - When are kids ready for high school?
Replies: 21
Views: 5201

Re: High School, I don't know what to do....

Juile and Crystal, Thank you for your encouragement, I cried. I have been feeling down lately, and more than a little stressed due to end of year pressure. I have three LD kids and it takes so long to get anything done because they all need my help with practically everything, so one or more of them...
by TracyLee01026
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 12023

is MFW a good choice for kids with Asperger's?

Do any of you have children on the autism spectrum who are successfully using MFW? A heavy emphasis on readers and read-alouds doesn't fit well with my 6yo son's lack of attention (possibly ADD) and need for visual learning. He seems very stereotypically "Aspie" in his love for machines (computers)...
by TracyLee01026
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 29190

December blues...

I always seem to struggle in December, and this year is no exception. It is just so hectic with all the things the season brings, ie. getting together with family and friends we won't see Christmas eve or day, special youth group events, plus regular Bible studies and related events, plus therapies...
by TracyLee01026
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 29190

December blues...

I always seem to struggle in December, and this year is no exception. It is just so hectic with all the things the season brings, ie. getting together with family and friends we won't see Christmas eve or day, special youth group events, plus regular Bible studies and related events, plus speech the...
by TracyLee01026
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC - Meeting people from all over the world!
Replies: 6
Views: 4727

What timing!

We are in week 10--Brazil--in ECC. Just before we started Brazil, a man from our church, who went on a Brazil mission trip last year, addressed the church. He said one of the obstacles they faced was not having enough Bibles to pass out to the people there, so he started collecting for Bibles for Br...
by TracyLee01026
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 29190

I can't imagine that sending your daughter to school will help make her MORE obedient. I agree with Dawn. This sounds like a matter of the heart--your dd's heart. Around here we deal with heart issues using scripture. I look up scripture that addresses whatever the heart issue is, then read the scri...
by TracyLee01026
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 35514

Great idea, Jami. I'm going to go back and make a list of things we've missed right now. BTW, is it okay to do crafts/projects from a previous country if we are no longer studying that country? I sort of feel like, well...we missed it, I guess I'll just forget about it, but it's so hard to let it go...
by TracyLee01026
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 19323

Re: Happy Hubby!

My husband frequently listens in when I am reading to or teaching the children from this most excellent curriculum. He always comments positively or smiles or nods his head in approval. We also have lively discussions at the dinner table which my husband loves to lead. It is his time to teach and we...
by TracyLee01026
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 63
Views: 32952

Fiesta

Our Fiesta went well today. The pinata looked great, but when filled with candy was quite heavy and the string would cut through the papier mache, so my husband had to reinforce with duct tape. We invited a homeschool friend over to enjoy the event. When pinata time came, we drove our friend home ju...
by TracyLee01026
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Do you correct every written word?
Replies: 6
Views: 3419

Thank you ladies, for all your good advice. I really appreciate it! I see some good ideas here and I am going to try them out this week.
Blessings,
Tracy
by TracyLee01026
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 21330

We're so excited (messages from a 9 and 12 yo)

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:29 pm **My kids saw me reading the posts and wanted to write to you all. Last night they were fighting over Window on the World. A friend gave me a copy a couple of years ago. They weren't even interested in watching I Dream of Jeannie! The funny thing is, I was up until ...
by TracyLee01026
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - What parts are too young for 7th & 8th
Replies: 15
Views: 6428

I just found a possible resource. It is called Artistic Pursuits--The Elements of Art and Compostiion, Jr. High, Bk. 1. Its emphasis is on art around the world. It is written to the student and requires no teacher prep. time. It comes with fine art prints by the masters and teaches not only art form...
by TracyLee01026
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - What parts are too young for 7th & 8th
Replies: 15
Views: 6428

Thank you ladies, all very good ideas and points. I guess I was thinking, also, that she should be doing art and music that will prepare her for high school level. I looked at the Global Art at the convention and thought it looked more like simple crafts, than an art curriculum. I know ECC is design...
by TracyLee01026
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 34101

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:23 pm Thank you all very much for these excellent suggestions. I talked to Brett today and he told me she will be getting American History in years 3 and 4 of high school, so I was happy to hear that. I will take your suggestions here and consider each of them and how I c...
by TracyLee01026
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 25898

You guys are awesome. Not only did I get advice on what to use to correct the problem, but I also got a first hand account of what my dd is probably going through and how she is feeling. I did not expect that. I have been getting impatient with her and somewhat accusing her of just not trying very h...