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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: 4173

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: 18044

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 - Help With Specific Lessons, Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 6966

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: 18755

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: 14997

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 in grades 2-6?
Replies: 28
Views: 5185

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: 28
Views: 16947

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: 3808

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: 18779

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: 18779

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 in grades 2-6?
Replies: 28
Views: 5185

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: 4675

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: 30261

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: 28
Views: 16947

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: 11136

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...
by TriciaMR
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Poetry memorization (and other memory work)
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Questions

A poetry memorization is considered one lesson. It would take us a while to memorize something of that length (at least to get it into deep memory). Do most people just take as many days as they need on each lesson? For poetry, when my kids were in 3rd grade, I typed up the poems from the 3rd grade...
by TriciaMR
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Scope & Sequence, plus comparison to group schools
Replies: 19
Views: 13097

Re: Singapore Math and Common Core

The method is similar to what they are teaching in Common Core. However, Common Core *requires* kids to use the method. Singapore just shows several ways to *think* about the problems, and then the child can choose whichever way makes the most sense to him. Breaking down by 10s is helpful for larger...
by TriciaMR
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Quantity expectations 1st-6th
Replies: 39
Views: 12054

How much writing do I expect?

I think I ask this question every year but, what are the writing expectations for my 5th grader and my 3rd grader? Especially when they are doing their notebook pages. One of my dc loves to write and the other doesn't. I really wish that was more clearly defined in the curriculum. Thanks, Kathy Not...
by TriciaMR
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Science in the Beginning - Reviews, ?s (2014 change)
Replies: 12
Views: 11136

Science in the Beginning - Reviews, ?s (2014 change)

New Science in the Beginning book for CTG We love the new Science in the Beginning book for CTG. A friend wrote up some tips and safety hints that might help you if you're having trouble. It is lots of fun... Plus, another lady and I wrote up notebooking pages to go with SITB and Dr. Wile and the p...
by TriciaMR
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 33883

Re: How do you deal with a poor attitude?

I really like "Parenting is Heart Work" by the Biblical Parenting Institute. It has really good stuff for working on attitudes... And they have several other books, too. I remember at my first job someone told me, "Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% your attitude about it." Or something like t...
by TriciaMR
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Discussion & ideas about spelling rules
Replies: 46
Views: 21796

Re: teaching "k" or "c"

Just tell him when you hear the "c" (hard sound) sound, you always try c first.
by TriciaMR
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Discussion & ideas about spelling rules
Replies: 46
Views: 21796

Re: teaching "k" or "c"

The rule is, if the sound is /hard-c/ we try c first. Also, /c/ says /soft-c/ before e, i and y (think circus - the first c is the /s/ and the second /c/ is the k). But, you always try c first.
by TriciaMR
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Quantity expectations 1st-6th
Replies: 39
Views: 12054

Tell me about your 2nd grade boys...

How much writing are they doing each day? At 2nd grade, I scribed for my dyslexic twin boy. My non-dyslexic one could write 2 or 3 sentences on a good day. We would have been in EXP1850 that year. We do all about spelling, so there was dictation in that some days. Everything else at that age was co...
by TriciaMR
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Balancing high school with youngers
Replies: 29
Views: 8398

Re: Intro and question!

The K kid won't take too long. Maybe have the 3rd grader be reading from book basket, doing handwriting, math drill, studying memory verses while you work with the K kid. Then work with the 3rd grader. The K kid can join in on the fun activities, and even listen in on Bible and history (or Geography...
by TriciaMR
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 1850MOD - SOTW Activity Book
Replies: 5
Views: 4597

Re: 1850MOD--SOTW Activity Book--Managing the size of it

Rebecca, Peachhill does sell a PDF version of the student pages (http://peacehillpress.com/history-geogr ... -download/)... Sorry you didn't know sooner. :(