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by TriciaMR
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Scheduling Grammar & Progeny Press
Replies: 41
Views: 13974

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: 34713

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: 25930


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: 3009

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: 24536

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: 8957

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: 8639

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: 25723

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: 12982

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: 16614

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: 5001

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: 13043

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: 8132

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: 15363


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: 8688

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...
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: 28137

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: 16403

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: 28
Views: 19561

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: 9455

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: 37010

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: 9489

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

Just wanted to add, go to 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: 16798

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: 10156

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: 19
Views: 11765

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: 10488

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...