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by Julie - Staff
Fri May 26, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Jacobs Geometry Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

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: 1595

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: 2311

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
Tue May 09, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: US History combined with Government/Economics
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Re: US History combined with Government/Economics

Hi Rachel, U.S. History to 1877 begins with the early explorers and founding colonies, and then proceeds through the war for independence. Eventually students come to the very complex and amazing process that led to the forming of our country's Constitution, near the end of the 1700s. At that point,...
by Julie - Staff
Fri May 05, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Jacob's Geometry
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

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: 1653

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: 1814

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: 1550

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: 1989

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: 1989

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: 1655

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: 1655

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: 1339

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...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTG then into high school Ancients??
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Re: CTG then into high school Ancients??

Hi, and welcome to the Message Board! Since parents of high schoolers tend to be busy at this time of year, I thought I'd start the conversation. We weren't on that route, but we've used both programs. I thought you'd enjoy reading through the archived thread of past conversations on this topic whil...
by Julie - Staff
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Language Arts differences 2nd-3rd grade?
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Re: Language Arts differences 2nd-3rd grade?

Hi Debbie, I thought I would begin with some nuts-n-bolts, and then hopefully other moms will chime in with personal experiences. 1. Spelling by Sound and Structure is used for 2nd grade because of its nice phonics review and because of its study-test method. Early on, it became apparent that 2nd gr...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Economics in High School guide
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Re: Economics in High School guide

Julie, Do you know if you can use Economics in a Box with the current guide, or Oikonomia with a previous guide? I haven't seen the 12th grade guide first hand, so I'm not sure how Economics is scheduled. Thanks! Yes, Economics is scheduled within the Economics guide and does not rely on scheduling...
by Julie - Staff
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st Grade Bible Notebook
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

Re: 1st Grade Bible Notebook

I would describe the Bible Notebook as... 1. Spiral bound 2. Hard back, for a stable writing surface 3. Bible Notebook cover 4. Drawing-quality paper 5. 1st grade size lines for writing Bible summaries 6. The first pages have just one line for writing, and gradually there are more lines as the child...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Economics in High School guide
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Re: Economics in High School guide

Lourdes is correct :) The publisher made a few minor changes, and those are now on our website. The changes involve... 1. Title change (Oikonomia means something like Economics for Life) 2. They took out Whatever Happened to Penny Candy from their Lesson Plans, so that will no longer be in the packa...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Upgrading AHL - worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Upgrading AHL - worth it?

Yes, MFW has created our own timeline figures for AHL.

Any phone consultant can help with an upgrade and/or another order. They are all great to talk to and experienced homeschoolers :)

Julie
by Julie - Staff
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Upgrading AHL - worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Upgrading AHL - worth it?

Michelle, At this time, we are accepting returns/upgrades for any Lesson Plans, without requiring an original purchase from us. You may enjoy the new mapping assignments included in the Lesson Plans appendix, and the pre-printed timeline figures you can now purchase already printed on sticky-paper. ...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 34303

Inauguration Day on Friday

Inauguration Day – The 20th of January following a presidential election Another national tradition this month - ceremonies surrounding the Inauguration which happens this Friday. If you are looking for a little something to do, here are a few ideas to choose from for different ages or interests. F...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 34303

Re: MLK Day on Monday

Jen, I didn't know that movie had historical footage included. I'll have to watch it - learning is a lifelong pleasure, right :) Also, I got an email from someone in Memphis -- there are lots of commemorations there. Memphis, TN, where MLK died 1. Visit the National Civil Rights Museum (at the hotel...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 34303

MLK Day... And Black History Month in February

Martin Luther King Day – The 3rd Monday in January AND Black History Month – February (AKA National African American History Month) We always spent some time on MLK in January. Or, some folks like to include Black History Month activities in February . If you are looking for a little something to d...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 34303

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day, and thank you to all our message board members who are serving our country while homeschooling! Here is a 2-minute video on veterans at History.com, Veterans Day By The Numbers : http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts Today, I learned (or reviewed) some interes...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Books from CtG used in RtR
Replies: 4
Views: 11809

RTR quicklilnks

For RTR Week 1, Monday I cannot find the usborne-quicklink that is in the curriculum under the Founding of Rome section. When I type the keyword "ancient history" it gives me a number of books. Which one do I choose to find page 80 with the Statue of Wold with Romulus and Remus ? The book that was ...