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by TriciaMR
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to creation/evolution? What age?
Replies: 77
Views: 19156

Will High School work if we are not Young Earth?

With the high school programs, can we easily skip or take out the young earth content? This is from a friend of mine... AHL: Well, I'm young earth and left out parts of New Answers book. So that's not a problem to omit that book if you wish. Old Earther can use Notgrass and reword a few sentences i...
by TriciaMR
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: General Ideas for Learning God's Story
Replies: 30
Views: 9088

Marking Vowels in 1st

My current 1st Grader marks his vowels on every workbook pg/worksheet. He says it makes it easier for him to read. I looked back in the manual, hoping it said, " . . . they do not have to mark vowels." But instead, it says. "The student reads the sentence without marking the vowels." Should I make ...
by TriciaMR
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 25
Views: 10750

singapore 6B help (again!) - page 75, #27

Hello, friends, Anyone able to help with this problem from Singapore Math 6B page 75, #27????? The ratio of Dan's money to Jason's money was 3:2. After Dan gave Jason $15, Dan still had $10 more than Jason. How much money did Dan have at first? Appreciate any and all input!. Thanks So, if we draw t...
by TriciaMR
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: MFW-K and state requirements for social studies, days,
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: New to Homeschool and need help

We have a 4 hour requirement in our state, too (Colorado). What about: P.E. (play dates at the park), Music Lessons, home economics (chores, cooking, measuring. taking care of a pet), foreign language, making cards and taking them to people at a nursing home, etc. A lot of stuff can be learning.
by TriciaMR
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 26492

Re: AHL following CtG

My second oldest children (twins) have done the whole middle grades cycle and I am temped to put them into high school early. Thoughts? They will be in seventh grade. My other thought was to have them do [another program]. I guess perhaps it is me who wants to move on to something new rather than r...
by TriciaMR
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 - English/Grammar/Writing
Replies: 29
Views: 5647

Re: Literature in U.S History 1877 to Present?

Just wanted to add, go to http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/18/U-S-History-1877-to-the-Present/#Overview and open up the "Read More" section (the tiny blue "read more" right at the bottom before "samples, then scroll down a ways and look for this info (in addition to the summary Julie gave): The read...
by TriciaMR
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Timeline and Timeline Book - Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 10268

Re: 1850 to Modern Timline?

I'd say you use 95% of them. Seems like we had just a few that we didn't use. We used the timeline book that year. There were a couple of pages where we were barely able to squeeze them all in. I think we did something like across the top for Asia, across the middle for the Americas, and then across...
by TriciaMR
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Fine Arts, Music, Drawing, Drafting
Replies: 15
Views: 6194

Re: Drafting Elective

I've seen drafting tools at Office Depot.
by TriciaMR
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - AHL right after CTG or other Ancients study?
Replies: 20
Views: 6359

Need help in deciding!

Hello MFW families! We began this school year with the intention of progressing through the cycle with Exploration to 1850 for my 5th grade ds and 8th grade dd. My 10th grade dd is doing high school with a tutorial. After only doing Expl-1850 for a few weeks, I ended up making an executive decision...
by TriciaMR
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Notebook Pages
Replies: 16
Views: 6598

Writing summaries/narrations with varied ages/levels

We are using RTR (just wrapped up week 6 and will do week 7 this week :-) ). We have moved slowly through the first several weeks but we are finding our groove now. There is ONE difficulty and I want to ask for some advice from "been there, done that" Moms. The notebook assignments that ask us to c...
by TriciaMR
Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Readiness - Adventures after 1st or wait?
Replies: 12
Views: 2744

Re: Happy!

What a great testimony!
by TriciaMR
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 11857

Enrichment Item: Keva Planks

I am thinking of getting Keva planks for my kids for Christmas this year. I have three kids old enough to use them, 4, 6, and 8. I'm wondering if one box is enough for all of them to build at the same time? I was considering getting the 400 plank set so there would be enough for all of them to buil...
by TriciaMR
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Specific lessons
Replies: 20
Views: 4435

Saxon 8/7 Slope Activity Sheet L107

Please help. :-) In Lesson 107 of Saxon 8/7, there is an Activity Sheet 8: Slope. Where are the answers for this sheet? I can't find them in the solutions manual. I could probably figure them out, but with me being a bit rusty in my math skills, I just wanted to double-check an answer key. Can anyo...
by TriciaMR
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 13473

7th Grader - Apologia Gen Science and MFW ECC Science

Good day everyone! This year has brought a lot of changes. Got a toddler in tow now. A 10th grader mostly independent with 1st yr MFW High School and my 7th grade son who is doing ECC 2nd time around this year. I feel like it's too much to do both sciences. Maybe it's me but I do not think my son i...
by TriciaMR
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Updates - High school changes
Replies: 19
Views: 12843

guide differences - AHL

Is there much of a guide change difference between 2007 and present? Depends on which year... Whoops, AHL! I can't find anywhere on the website either. The Notgrass history book changed between the two years. Not sure what else. Journey through the Bible is the same on the inside. Purpose Driven Li...
by TriciaMR
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Reading - How does MFW cover this subject?
Replies: 24
Views: 2886

Re: Read alouds vs. Independent reading

MFW covers almost all the phonics rules in 1st grade. Spelling by Sound and Structure reinforces those for 2nd grade. In 3rd grade (or older) you can use Spelling Power. For my dyslexic kids who have needed more repetition than MFW 1st grade, I have used All About Spelling. It has worked wonders.
by TriciaMR
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 25
Views: 10750

Re: Singapore 6a day 49 textbook page 91 problem #40

That's exciting that your son understood it! yeah! If you're wondering more, turns out the same little birdie from the other thread...would break it down even more, like this: Erase the top horizontal line of the rectangle, and the left and right vertical lines of the rectangle. When that is done, t...
by TriciaMR
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Bible - How do you use Journey Through the Bible?
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Bible - How do you use Journey Through the Bible?

We are doing RTR and I have a 5th and 3rd grader. I love the Bible portion in the morning. (On a side note, it is amazing how RTR adds to the 1&2 Thessalonians Beth Moore bible study I am in!). Anyways, much of Journey Through the Bible seems to go over their heads. Often, I have to stop after ever...
by TriciaMR
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Math - Why not continue with Singapore? Saxon transition
Replies: 30
Views: 13305

Re: Tell me about Singapore to Saxon 7th grade

Have you checked the math FAQ's here: http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/34/Math#FAQs

It addresses why MFW chooses Singapore over Saxon for elementary, and why the switch to Saxon.

-Trish
by TriciaMR
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Math - Why not continue with Singapore? Saxon transition
Replies: 30
Views: 13305

Tell me about Singapore to Saxon 7th grade

I've spent a long time today reading archives to find some testimonials of the switch from Singapore to Saxon at 7th grade. I am mainly concerned about gaps. My dh is concerned that I do not go "curriculum hopping," as I’ve heard it termed. If this is a planned transition with proven results, I may...
by TriciaMR
Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Reading - How does MFW cover this subject?
Replies: 24
Views: 2886

Read alouds vs. Independent reading

Once our kiddos are independent readers (approx grade 2 and up) I see that read alouds are still part of the weekly plan. Do the children read aloud or are those for me to read to them? I guess I'm just concerned that I do not see a "reading" subject after grade 2 listed in the details of each grad...
by TriciaMR
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Discussion - Saxon Algebra 2 & Advanced Math
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: Saxon Advanced Mathematics Question. . .

A friend of mine's daughter did Advanced in 2 semesters by doing math each day. You could aim for starting early and having summer math and take it as it goes during rest of year. I think you still get a credit if you are diligent and do math most days of your 12th grade year no matter how far you g...
by TriciaMR
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 22632

Re: Should I let dd go to school for a year?

{hugs} This has been something on my mind for a while with my own kids. Most families in our church homeschool through middle school, and then put their kids in PS in 9th grade. With Common Core and all the data gathering and mining, I personally am against putting my kids in public school. But, I u...
by TriciaMR
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 25
Views: 10750

Singapore 6a day 33 help

I have another Singapore math question! This problem is from day 33 of 6a - problem 3 in the workbook on page 65. In a school choir, the number of boys was increased by 20% to 60 and the number of girls was decreased by 20% to 60. Find the overall increase or decrease in the membership of a choir. ...
by TriciaMR
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Science in the Beginning - Reviews, ?s (2014 change)
Replies: 12
Views: 9632

Science in the Beginning ~ ages?

Can anyone guide me in what ages are meant by "older" and "oldest"? I'm thinking maybe older is grades 3-4 and oldest is 5-6 ... hmm. Ideas? Completely loved our first lesson! Thank you! Youngest 1st-2nd; older 3rd-4th; oldest 5th-6th - though I have my fifth graders do the "older" section, and jus...