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by shellie
Wed May 14, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - The Children's Homer pronunciation help !
Replies: 9
Views: 5259

Excellent resource links!! Where were you a month ago when I was blundering through Homer? ^_^ But did you notice that even those 2 sources pronounce some of the names differently?? In one, Aias is "eye-us" and in the other it's "Ay-us". So I don't think we should feel too badly if we aren't sure ab...
by shellie
Fri May 02, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Measurement & weights (US + metric)
Replies: 26
Views: 8579

Singapore & the metric system

I am wondering how everyone handles Singapore's weights and measurements. I was browsing ahead in 2A exercises 25-30 And wondered if you just go ahead and teach the metric system? They"re already familiar with our system and aware of metrics but estimating liters in that particular area will surely...
by shellie
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 21300

How we do it

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:54 am I absolutely LOVE Spelling Power! I was also very confused when I opened that big ol' book the first time... but after asking for a few clarifications from long-time users, it was really easy to get into. Maybe my situation makes it a bit easier: my boys are older (...
by shellie
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Copywork/Dictation - Benefits? Resistance?
Replies: 28
Views: 16115

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006
Margaret Schrock wrote:"When I'm not crying, this is fun."
I absolutely LOVE this quote!! (I think I might start using that line myself sometimes! heehee!) I'm so glad that things are going better for you Margaret! Thanks for sharing.
by shellie
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Copywork/Dictation - Benefits? Resistance?
Replies: 28
Views: 16115

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:40 pm

Dictation-wise, I'm in the same boat as tk... my 8 year old HATES to write, so I cut way back on what I actually force him to copy/write down. I'll try to slowly add more and more as we go along, but I'm not pushing it at this stage.
by shellie
Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Was The Children's Homer difficult?
Replies: 21
Views: 9554

We are in our second week of reading "A Children's Homer," and my boys are really enjoying it. In fact, we are reading multiple chapters each day instead of just one because they don't want me to quit! My boys are just-turned-10 and 12, and they both seem to understand what is going on. (If they are...
by shellie
Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Bar diagrams, teaching tips
Replies: 10
Views: 7919

Just like when we teach them grammar but we don't tell them it is grammar until middle school. got it! hahaha! That is SO true! I did run through this problem with my son this morning... and I made the mistake of saying, "See, we figured it out! Great job! These are the first steps of algebra!!" Th...
by shellie
Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Bar diagrams, teaching tips
Replies: 10
Views: 7919

You girls are GOOD!! ^_^ Thank you for the very visual example. I'll show that to my son tomorrow so we can both say, "Aaaah! I see now!" And thank you for the encouragement that I CAN do it. I don't consider myself a dunce, but I've never been confident with my math skills. I really appreciate all ...
by shellie
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Bar diagrams, teaching tips
Replies: 10
Views: 7919

Thank you, Julie and Beth! I signed up for the Singapore forum you linked, Beth. Thanks!! And you are so right about the bar chart thingies, Julie. I'm sure that would help me... if I knew where to start! haha! This whole math process has definitely shown me my weaknesses, that's for sure. And since...
by shellie
Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ECC book discussion, ideas, favorites
Replies: 41
Views: 15633

Hi Winni! I am currently doing ECC with my 2 boys (ages 8 and 11). I have 2 separate piles of library books: one is the Book Basket with all the geography and science related books, and the other is a pile of chapter books that the boys and I have picked out together for their afternoon reading sess...
by shellie
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 31890

WOW! Shelly, you are an inspiration! I need to try a few of your "drill sergent" tactics on my boys. I am not the most organized person around, and I often decide that it's easier just to do it myself rather than take the time and prodding to get the boys to do it... but that doesn't really help the...
by shellie
Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 22606

I'm so glad you shared your exciting story with us... especially since I'm a first-time home schooler with my two boys in ECC! I already have had tiny tastes of what you felt... when my 8 year old was rattling on about Suriname and Equador and Uruguay to someone at church, I got a big ol' smile on m...
by shellie
Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Errors in books / Errata lists
Replies: 5
Views: 3722

Thank you, Julie! I have been using the answer key for 1B-3B and I have found mistakes in the answer key. I've bookmarked that site so I can check back when my answer differs from the key's. ^__^
by shellie
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 22695

Since my 11 year old has been in public school until 10 weeks ago, I started way back in 2B Singapore for his math so that he would be able to follow this new method I was going to try to teach him. And, yes, he was freaking out with the 2B and now 3A mental math concepts! I'm glad it finally dawned...
by shellie
Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Art - Global Art vs. continuing I Can Do All Things from ADV
Replies: 7
Views: 6262

Art - Global Art vs. continuing I Can Do All Things from ADV

I plan to use ECC next year and I'm curious about the Global Art book. (We are a little behind in I Can Do All Things and I'm trying to figure out if I should double up to finish the book this year or carry some of it over until next year.) Is Global Art scheduled out in the TM or is it self paced?...
by shellie
Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 30842

Has anyone started off from the very beginning teaching their child(ren) cursive instead of learning printing first? I think a number of years ago a few curricula had decided to go with cursive almost exlusively, but as I understand it that idea wasn't very well received and has fallen by the waysi...