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by TriciaMR
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - MFW Apologia HS Lesson Plans, Grades, Lab Credits
Replies: 10
Views: 5403

Re: Physcial Science count as a lab science?

I would think if you did almost all the labs, it could count. I know I did physical science in 9th (back in the day at public school), and we probably had 1 lab a week or every other week, at the most. Same with Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. If you're going to do Biology, Chemistry and either Adv...
by TriciaMR
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Sequence - Algebra 2 before Geometry?
Replies: 8
Views: 5010

9th grade math - Alg2 or Geometry?

Hi All! I haven't been around here in awhile, but in getting ready for high school, I'll take all the help I can get. :-) I've read through the archives and looked at the website, but I still can't find a compelling reason to do Jacob's Geometry before taking Saxon Algebra 2. My daughter started Al...
by TriciaMR
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 34791

feeling a bit overwhelmed and discouraged...advice??

This fall I will be homeschooling 10th, 9th, 7th, 6th, 3rd and I have an almost 2 yr old. My older 2 will still require a good bit of my time, especially with math and science (will be finishing up biology with my oldest-she is VERY behind in it, and will start Physical with my 9th grader-we tried ...
by TriciaMR
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Updates - High school changes
Replies: 19
Views: 16216

what is the copyright date of the current edition of WHL daily lesson plans?

rawbanana wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:58 pm Is it 2011?
Thank you!
MIne, that I bought last year, says 2007.
by TriciaMR
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Timeline and Timeline Book - Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 16812

Re: Timeline Book for 1850-Modern?

You could keep doing the one you're doing, probably. But like Christy said, everything from CTG to EXP1850 is already printed in it, so you wouldn't lose previous years.

There are lots and lots of timeline figures for 1850MOD.
by TriciaMR
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Placement & Using MFWK (author response)
Replies: 34
Views: 13143

Re: Two weeks in, need advice

I wonder if this book would help with his questions about God? And it's okay to tell him you don't know. I have no other advice on dealing with your issues, though. {Hugs} and prayers for you!
by TriciaMR
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: EX1850 & 1850MOD - How do they look different for 7/8th?
Replies: 12
Views: 7604

Re: Starting next year with 1850-mod and a 7th grader

One thing I do is start my 7th graders (or junior high and high school kids) two weeks before I start the year with the younger ones. Just math, science, English and the PP guide to start to teach them how. I make a list of their work, and then work with them showing them how to do each subject more...
by TriciaMR
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 47625


My curriculum got delivered today... I have a 4th and 7th grader that will be doing ECC and all I can think is what have I gotten myself into. This is our 1st year homeschooling. Any tips on how to make this process flow easiest would be very much appreciated. I always feel overwhelmed at the begin...
by TriciaMR
Tue May 17, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 18240

4 day schedule for ECC

I am thinking about doing ECC with my kiddos for the next school year. We do a co-op one day a week so am looking for ideas on how to schedule ECC into 4 days per week. Would it work to do Bible one day, Geography one day, Science one day, and Art/Music/Cooking one day? Memory verse, math, and lang...
by TriciaMR
Tue May 17, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to living books/Charlotte Mason curriculum?
Replies: 36
Views: 18068

Re: MFW/Charlotte Mason Integration

My boys appreciate that we get it done by noon. That's what Charlotte Mason style has done for our school.
by TriciaMR
Thu May 12, 2016 9:46 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: 6679

teaching reading

I have a question about teaching reading. I used mfw k and first with my son, but he struggled with reading. I have been using All About Reading with him now and it is really helping. All About reading is great, but it has four levels and thus more time consuming, but at the end of the fourth level...
by TriciaMR
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Updates - High school changes
Replies: 19
Views: 16216

AHL - mapping?

Can someone tell me if the "world history map activities" is used in AHL. I see that it is used in WHL. When I googled that book and found the publisher's website, I was able to look at the table of contents. It has some ancient geography in it as well. Not near as much as just general world geogra...
by TriciaMR
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 27617

Re: Singapore Math Home Instructors Guide

I have used Singapore and never used the Home Instructors Guide. One thing I have heard about it is that it is too much if you do *everything* in the guide. You do have to be selective and pick and choose. Julie's recommendations are great. Definitely add in those math drills, and definitely go over...
by TriciaMR
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Reading - How does MFW cover this subject in grades 2-6?
Replies: 28
Views: 6679

Question about Reading Grades 2 to 6

I know that Book Basket and Reading are different things on the daily grid in the lesson plans, and I know that only grades 7 and 8 recommend a literature program (Progeny Press guides). What is recommended to cover Reading for the younger grades? Do I simply assign them books and have them read th...
by TriciaMR
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Finances, Health, Logic
Replies: 23
Views: 15365

Scheduling Logic in 9th grade

I was wondering how Logic is scheduled for 9th grade. Does MFW recommend a certain way to do it and, if not, how did YOU do it? ;) We are about half way through The Fallacy Detective this year (8th grade) so I'm wondering if we should step it up and finish it this year or just plan on including it ...
by TriciaMR
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - More help
Replies: 22
Views: 11535

Re: Preschool Packages, ECC, and AHL (too much?)

I didn't do anything formal with my boys until they were 4 (they are twins). I did get Before Five in a Row, and spent some time each day reading a book from there and maybe do one fun little activity, but activities were optional.
by TriciaMR
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Children learn to read at different rates/plateaus
Replies: 25
Views: 19368

Reading struggles 7yo

My 7 yo dd in 1st grade is having struggles with reading. She just turned 7 in February. She is on the Ruth story in the Bible reader and read that really well. But when I took her back to the first story (creation) to show her how far she's come (to boost her confidence), she struggled with the wo...
by TriciaMR
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Ordering - What do I need? Half of Notgrass? 2 students?
Replies: 11
Views: 9158

Re: Ancient History and Lit with two students

I think it would depend on your kids. I have twins (only in 6th right now) and one is dyslexic, so I will probably have 2 copies, so they can each work at their own pace. I would hate for one to have to wait on the other. My oldest just went through AHL last year, and I would agree that if your kids...
by TriciaMR
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 10210

Re: Suggestions for pacing in K

{Hugs} - having 2 out of 3 (most likely) dyslexic kids... I can tell you, it's not *that* scary :) I find my dyslexic kids just need more drilling and repetition than my non-dyslexic. I have to model things way more for them, over and over, before it clicks. Yes, we adjust and accommodate, but MFW i...
by TriciaMR
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 - English/Grammar/Writing
Replies: 29
Views: 9508

High school Literature supplements

What do these contain exactly, both the one for AHL and WHL? Since there's no sample, I'm trying to figure out what is in them! Hi Anna, In AHL it contains the writing assignments for writing the argumentative essay, and then questions and quizzes for some of the literature. WHL doesn't have a lite...
by TriciaMR
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 26062

Re: ECC--Ordering Question

Your 7th and 8th graders are expected to do all pages. The younger ones, you pick and choose which ones.
by TriciaMR
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Prep, General descriptions
Replies: 21
Views: 8508

MFW WH (10th)

I'm curious on how this program is going those using it this year. How do you like it? Favorites? Time it takes, how the writing is going, pros, cons, everything really. It's going pretty well. More writing assignments. History and Bible are fine. There are times when she has to catch up on the wee...
by TriciaMR
Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Timeframe for parent and student
Replies: 28
Views: 11756

Re: Time doing AHL?

Most days 60 minutes per subject (Bible, History, English). Some days it was longer.
by TriciaMR
Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - History semester, changing to BJU, etc.
Replies: 34
Views: 16548

Re: 11th Grade - Tests

Just wanted to encourage you. My oldest is in 10th grade, doing WHL this year (Has been doing MFW since 3rd grade). And every now and then on a question for history, her answer will either have too much of not the right information, or not enough information for a good answer. When I see it, we go o...
by TriciaMR
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 33045

Re: How to use teacher's guide schedules - what do you do?

I've been doing the spiral notebook thing... My boys love checking stuff off their list.