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by TriciaMR
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - More help
Replies: 22
Views: 6249

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: 13790

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: 5012

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: 4686

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: 5633

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: 16026

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: 5556

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: 8134

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: 33
Views: 8891

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: 23525

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.
by TriciaMR
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Scheduling Grammar & Progeny Press
Replies: 41
Views: 8866

Re: How do you use All in One English?

Skipped the pretest. My boys write in the book. We do a lesson a day, two days a week (my boys are also doing Intermediate Language Lesson 3 days a week - but I need fuller days 5 days a week because of state requirements, so that helps). I go over it with my boys, and do at least the first question...
by TriciaMR
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 19524

Re: Need advice: how to catch up in CTG?

You know what I might do? I might take a week off the three R's and do a week of Bible, History, and Science.
by TriciaMR
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Writing assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 14708

MLA or APA?

For those of you who have have done WHL, does it make more sense for my 10th grade son to do APA style (he's getting ready to write his rough draft), which is what I learned in graduate school... and what I hear colleges require? Is there a reason why MFW chooses MLA when the kids are going to even...
by TriciaMR
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Adapting 7th & 8th grades
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

Re: General Science

My oldest is dyslexic. I bought the audio mp3 for her to listen to as she followed along. I also go the Student Notebook. That was very helpful for learning to take notes. And, by the time she got to Biology, she didn't need the Student Notebook any longer, or the mp3. I also bought pre-made flash c...
by TriciaMR
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Prep for High School - Writing, grammar, more
Replies: 44
Views: 14052

Advice for 8th Grade

If you had one year (8th) left before tackling MFW AHL, would you do ECC? Or something else? For an independently working 8th grader. We are currently using Notgrass' Adam to Us for 7th. Also, for those who have used AHL - what sort of skills are prerequisite to completing the high school level wor...
by TriciaMR
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Tell me about James memory work
Replies: 16
Views: 5291

Re: Anyone memorize the entire book of James?

I think we managed about half-way through James 4. We ended up getting our required days in for our school year by then, so we stopped and I just finished reading the Bible and History and Science for the rest of the year. But, it is doable. Even my boys (they were 2nd graders) did great with Plan A.
by TriciaMR
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Prep - High school order placed, how to get ready
Replies: 21
Views: 6032

Re: School supplies for AHL

For math and science, my dd is using quad-rule composition notebooks (she got hooked on these from a math class she took at co-op).

Otherwise, she used spiral notebooks for taking notes in and writing answers to the questions for History.
by TriciaMR
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Updates - 1st vs. 2nd Edition decisions, also using 2nd time
Replies: 24
Views: 13383

Cycling back to ECC - bought in 2010 - update??

I purchased ECC in 2010 (manual is copyright 2002, 2009), and I purchased the student sheets then, for my daughter to do now, she was in K then, and entering 5th now. I didn't want my manual to be outdated an unable to use it again. I'm so glad I did, because money is tighter than ever this summer!...
by TriciaMR
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book basket vs. Reading time
Replies: 22
Views: 7996

Reading/Literature Question & Book Basket

Can someone tell me a bit more about the reading/literature portion of MFW, specifically the time between kids becoming independent readers through jr high. I see that once the hit 7th they start the progeny guides. But before that.....there's the book basket. I think I'm understanding that is wher...
by TriciaMR
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Prep & Organization - Box Day helpful hints
Replies: 35
Views: 11847

Re: White Board

Dry erase markers also work on windows... So, if you have a window...
by TriciaMR
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Sequence - Algebra 2 before Geometry?
Replies: 8
Views: 2931

Can you stand another high school math question?

I am wondering about the benefits of doing Algebra 2 right after Algebra 1. Then geometry after that. Is there a reason this wouldn't work? Is it better to do geometry between the 2 algebras? My second ds is due to move into geometry this next year and I am contemplating him doing Algebra 2 instead...
by TriciaMR
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - MFW lesson plans, schedule, CD in package
Replies: 29
Views: 8634

Scheduled Days in Apologia Plans?

I'll have one son doing General Science this coming year, and another son doing Biology. I'm wondering how many days the MFW Lesson Plans schedule for each of these courses? We will be doing four day weeks this year out of necessity and I really need a schedule that will fit the course in our time ...
by TriciaMR
Fri May 22, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Welcome to the High School Archive
Replies: 2
Views: 3240

High School Group

I have been searching for the High School boards, but I cannot find anything like what I am used to for the grade school/junior high boards. Are there high school boards for each week or topic of study? Or am I looking in the wrong place or simply having a case of "Mom brain"? I have been away from...
by TriciaMR
Thu May 14, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Books from CtG used in RtR
Replies: 4
Views: 10817

CTG to RTR

This year as I am looking into the Rome to Reformation and am seeing that a lot of the books are being reused from the Creation to Greeks curriculum. My question is, the God and the History of Art is two parts, are both books listed for use in the Rome to Reformation? Hi! Yes, God and the History o...
by TriciaMR
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Family Bible study? How many copies?
Replies: 14
Views: 5268

Question about Boy, Have I Got Problems

I am starting to think about purchasing our next package, Expl. to 1850, and I was wondering how many copies of Boy, Have I Got Problems I should purchase. Would it be necessary to purchase one for my 8 yo? 6yo? 5yo? I'm not familiar with the content of the book, so I'm not sure what it's appropria...