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by Julie - Staff
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WHL-Julius Caesar
Replies: 9
Views: 3767

Re: WHL-Julius Caesar

I agree that watching Shakespeare can be a great help. Shakespeare was written to be watched, so it makes sense that it's more fun to watch than read Shakespeare. However, some people get intimidated by watching Shakespeare, especially if they are not used to interpreting different accents or region...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: U.S. History high school
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Re: U.S. History high school

Glad to hear! :-)
by Julie - Staff
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: U.S. History high school
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Re: U.S. History high school

United States History Answer Key for Tests (4th edition)

Blue paper cover, visible here:
http://www.mfwbooks.com/item/18704/Unit ... ry-Answer/

I stored mine in a folder with the tests - maybe yours are also stored with your tests?

Julie
by Julie - Staff
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Juggling different levels
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

Re: Juggling different levels

Hello and welcome, It's been fun to read about your family and your experience as a homeschooler today. I thought I'd bump up your question by adding a couple of things that we typically recommend. 1. We recommend always teaching reading and math individually. There are many fun activities in K/1st ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: AHL & math questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Re: AHL & math questions

I think your plan to avoid frustration is reasonable. He's spent a long time on Algebra now, and maybe it's best for him to just keep on going. This is actually a topic of discussion for teachers all over. I remember discussing it in the past and coming up with some reasons why it seems the current ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WHL- Supply list available?
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Re: WHL- Supply list available?

Not sure if this is too late, but I'll try: 1. A New Testament that can be marked in, and possibly 8 crayons for marking. 2. 3-ring notebook, lined and unlined paper, or your preference for history and English work. 3. Optional index cards if you want your student to work on vocabulary in any subjec...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 2B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Subtraction trouble

My daughter ended last year halfway through Singapore 2B, so we just picked up where we left off. She's starting 3rd grade and is pretty good at math, unless it has to do with subtraction with regrouping. I think she must have just convinced herself she's bad at that because she gets frustrated wit...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 4th grader and 8th grader.....need some help!
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: 4th grader and 8th grader.....need some help!

There is some info on the website about just this situation. It can be a bit hard to locate amidst all of the different language arts information, for all the families in different situations, but it is on the Language Arts page under the FAQ: https://www.mfwbooks.com/cat/21/Language-Arts/ How do I ...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help! I am overwhelmed!
Replies: 10
Views: 4326

Re: Help! I am overwhelmed!

Hi Grace :) You are in a busy season of life, and starting a new school year which is always an adjustment. It makes total sense that you need to continue school after lunch, since 4 hours of school are unlikely to happen without interruption right now. While you wait for busy families like yours to...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Nature Study placement?
Replies: 5
Views: 2362

Re: Nature Study placement?

Not sure if Friday is an option for you? There is a paragraph in the front of the CTG Teacher's Manual (under Teaching Tips / Science) about Nature Walks, and it mentions Fridays as a possibility. Fridays are typically light, as long as you don't have outside activities planned for that day. (Well, ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 4th grader and 8th grader.....need some help!
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: 4th grader and 8th grader.....need some help!

i agree with Lourdes - ECC was a very different year when my son did it in 3rd grade (fairy tales, dress-up, nature walks) vs. 8th grade (country reports, digging into details like population comparisons, research in Exploring World Geo). I posted some of the things he enjoyed digging into in 8th on...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Special Needs - User experiences with MFW Language Arts
Replies: 21
Views: 7487

Choosing the correct langauge lessons for today

Any help choosing the correct language lessons for today for special needs kids who are not at grade level? Hi Ashleye, Language Lessons can be done orally for students who learn better that way. Or, it's possible your son needs to be placed at the grade level that matches his abilities rather than...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looping
Replies: 2
Views: 1960

Re: Looping

Hi Amanda, I'm not the person you directed your question to, since I didn't use looping, but I thought I'd say hi so your thread didn't get lonely :) Well, it seems to me that the MFW weekly grids mean that your loops are already spelled out for you, with some things clearly done every day and some ...
by Julie - Staff
Fri May 26, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Jacobs Geometry Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2154

Re: Jacobs Geometry Questions

While you wait for families to share their experiences, I thought I'd chime in. Does Jacobs have continual review? There is an algebra review scheduled regularly in Jacobs Geometry, and there is a natural review of the geometry concepts as they build on each other within the different theorums and s...
by Julie - Staff
Wed May 10, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Easy Grammar Ultimate Series
Replies: 2
Views: 2035

Re: Easy Grammar Ultimate Series

Hi Rox, Yay for your son's B average in 7th grade grammar! He had thorough instruction in grammar, and he did well! Easy Grammar 8 is used for review, to keep skills sharp. How is his grammar in his day-to-day writing? Do you see a consistent error you want to go back and review before high school? ...
by Julie - Staff
Tue May 09, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Continue Singapore 6A?
Replies: 5
Views: 2930

Re: Continue Singapore 6A?

I'll start the conversation. I hope others chime in as well. Singapore level 6 is a challenge! There were times in Singapore when my son needed a break and we used something else for a bit, or we focused on math facts for a while. It was like his brain just needed to calm down :~ After a bit it woul...
by Julie - Staff
Fri May 05, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Jacob's Geometry
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Re: Jacob's Geometry

I am probably the person in the older thread who contacted Mr. Jacobs. I am that kind of mom :) But I am not sure he is still available in the same way, so I went and edited my post, taking out the now-defunct link to his website. MFW does provide consultation when using any materials purchased from...
by Julie - Staff
Thu May 04, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How can I do a Synergy Group with 5 yr old and 2nd grader (Adventures in US History)?
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Re: How can I do a Synergy Group with 5 yr old and 2nd grader (Adventures in US History)?

Hello! I have not heard about a family trying Synergy in your situation and so your post has prompted some discussion :) Synergy is designed for families doing the same curriculum at home, but with a bit of creativity it seems possible to create your own unique blend. If you do, I'd love to hear how...
by Julie - Staff
Tue May 02, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Five Flavors of Homeschooling
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

Re: Five Flavors of Homeschooling

Hi Joyce,

I'm glad you enjoyed a call from MFW today! I don't do calls, but I can let the other Julie know :)

My youngest is in college now, but your link sounds interesting. I think I'll go listen to it :)

Julie
by Julie - Staff
Mon May 01, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Planning for 9th grade
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

Re: Planning for 9th grade

Parent meetings probably look differently in each home. I thought I'd start the conversation by linking you to a thread with some different examples of parent meetings: https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8899 . Hopefully others will share how it looks in their homes! In general, no prep...
by Julie - Staff
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: AHL: Where are the map activities? Thx!
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: AHL: Where are the map activities? Thx!

Are the maps found in the appendix of the "teacher guide"/weekly grid or the AHL Supplement? I've looked in both and still can't find them. My version is Feb. 2013, with the supplement being Dec. 2012. That makes me think I need to look elsewhere. Currently, the maps are in the Appendix of the Dail...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: AHL: Where are the map activities? Thx!
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: AHL: Where are the map activities? Thx!

Hi Rhonda, The answer depends on when your Lesson Plans were printed! When my youngest used AHL, it came with the mapping book and atlas that are now included in WHL. Moving those to WHL was phased in around 2014 and 2015. World History has a LOT of mapping (earning an extra 0.25 credit, if it is al...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Writing for 10th grade?
Replies: 5
Views: 2134

Re: Writing for 10th grade?

Carla, I don't think that link really addresses your question about coming into 10th grade without the whole long progression of writing products used beforehand. I have read Susan Wise Bauer's Q&A conversations elsewhere, and I never saw a suggestion that a student jump into WWS-2 or 3 without havi...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Writing for 10th grade?
Replies: 5
Views: 2134

Re: Writing for 10th grade?

Hi again Carla :) I have a few different scenarios for you... 1. If your daughter hasn’t had Ancient History, but instead earned a different social studies credit in 9th grade. a. We recommend using AHL in 10th grade, WHL in 11th grade, and a combo of US1 and US2 in the 12th grade (selecting social ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Changes in Exp-1850?
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

Re: Changes in Exp-1850?

Hi Carla! Writing Strands is still recommended for grades 4-6, and WWS is recommended for grades 7-8 (the one book is used over the two years). I agree, it's a great addition as kids get closer to high school. For other changes, it is a little-known fact that I've collected an archive of those chang...