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by Julie in MN
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Updates - Minor changes, versions
Replies: 26
Views: 19044

Medieval Book for R to R?

I have an Usborne Medieval book. I wanted to see if it was the same one, or could be used with the program. I don't see any date or edition on it but it is not internet-linked and it has a metal helmet on it. The full title says, "Usborne World History Medieval World" written by Jane Bingham. I kno...
by Julie in MN
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement Tests - Helpful ideas for giving tests & evaluating results
Replies: 27
Views: 12834

Re: Singapore math help

Woops, I see Kathy posted while I was typing. I may be repeating something! If you have level 2 there for your younger student, you can look through the textbook and see whether there are important concepts in 2A, or whether you want to start in 2B, which might be fine if he passed that placement te...
by Julie in MN
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Scheduling Grammar & Progeny Press
Replies: 41
Views: 12295

Still need help All in One Eng

I am still wondering how to pace our year using All in One English. Ok, so here's what we're doing for Language Arts for my sixth grader...ILL - one exercise a day - 3 days a week, AIOE - one exercise a day- 3 days a week, WS 2 days a week. I counted how many lessons are left in AIOE and counted 15...
by Julie in MN
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Web Filter Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 4891

Suplementing with educational websites?

I have two children doing God's Creation from a-z and Learning God's Story. Last year we did school all together; or at least we were all talking back and forth about the same thing even if the little guy wasn't doing the worksheet, so transitioning this year to trying to teach them separately for ...
by Julie in MN
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Writing assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 24039

WHL - Reasearch Paper

I am on my 2nd time through WHL with my 2nd ds. I have pushed that this research paper should have a controversial thesis with an opinion supporting one side or the other. Is this the wrong approach? His thesis is supporting the idea that children should be allowed to play with toy guns. He is very...
by Julie in MN
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Independence in CTG?
Replies: 15
Views: 7066

Re: 4th Grade - How Much Independently?

Love the Sisyphus analogy. You are worn out and need to take care of yourself, first. What your kids benefit from most is a mom who is emotionally healthy and taking care of herself physically. After that, I'll just throw out random ideas until someone else chimes in ;) 1. Can you separate out the t...
by Julie in MN
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Independence in CTG?
Replies: 15
Views: 7066

4th Grade - How Much Independently?

We are doing CTG and I was wondering how much of it I should let my 4th grader do independently? I also have a 1st grader and a 3 year old that thinks she needs my full attention 24/7. I am really struggling with juggling it all and the stress is getting to me. My 4th grader has the ability to do t...
by Julie in MN
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 26435

Re: Need character building, afraid I messed up

We are just enjoying Adventures so much, I will miss all of the history and pilgrims and indians. But I need to remind myself of all the things I listed above. Thank you for the input ladies, I wish the brochure would have urged parents to strongly consider first grade as a building block even with...
by Julie in MN
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 26435

Need character building, afraid I messed up

This is our first year, daughter thrived in public school kindergarten last year and is a voracious reader. Based on guidelines in brochure I chose Adventures because of her reading skills and ability to sit for long stretches of time. I did not know that the first grade curriculum was a building b...
by Julie in MN
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Help Getting Started
Replies: 22
Views: 14181

Re: Struggling with 1st grade math

I agree with Melissa to allow more time. Like she said, you can either set it aside or keep introducing new lessons daily. Math teaching materials cannot anticipate each child's "lightbulb moment" exactly, and it's great in homeschool that we're free to slow down and speed up, to speed forward and s...
by Julie in MN
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Afterschooling - Has anyone used MFW for this? Grandkids,
Replies: 18
Views: 10987

newly ordered curriculum

All of my kids are in a private Christian school near our home. I have taught special classes such as PE and Art at the school since my oldest began 1st grade. The children are now in 5th, 4th and 1st. Before they were school age I thought I might homeschool. I went to conferences and we did sing, ...
by Julie in MN
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - MFW Apologia HS Lesson Plans, Grades, Lab Credits
Replies: 10
Views: 4782

Need help w/transcript - science

I am frantically trying to get my daughter's transcript ready to send off to a couple of colleges this week, and I've hit upon a snag. <<hugs>> for the transcript panic -- and for difficult college requirements. I've never had to create course descriptions or any of the other things you've mentione...
by Julie in MN
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Scheduling Grammar & Progeny Press
Replies: 41
Views: 12295

How do you use All in One English?

I didn't realize my 6th grader should be using this book already :~ I realized my mistake and asked him to do the assessment test. That didn't go well....it was LONG. Do we do one exercise a day? Does he write all his answers on a separate sheet of paper? Can he just correct the book? He's my one t...
by Julie in MN
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Writing assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 24039

Re: MLA or APA?

Hi Charlene, So fun to have a topic that I haven't seen come up before and have different folks chime in :) Out of curiosity, I went ahead and texted my youngest, who's a freshman in college this year (and took college courses here in MN in high school). He said, "So far, it's MLA across the board. ...
by Julie in MN
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 10165

Re: I think I made a mistake...Help!

I agree with the others that you be very careful not to overload right now. (Love the panic button imagery.) A calm mom is a great gift :) I was thinking, though, that I always hated letting my kids get out of the discipline of a schedule. Maybe that's just me -- I always felt it was far easier to p...
by Julie in MN
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - How often? Several kids?
Replies: 11
Views: 7331

Re: How do you handle narration with multiple ages?

Just a question, for English and Math (we do ILL and Singapore) can my 6th grader do those subjects independently? I still go over the lessons with him and "teach" those subjects. Do you just have them ask questions if they need help? Hi Kathy, With Singapore math, I normally suggest parents teach ...
by Julie in MN
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 34505

Public School to Homeschool

My daughter (7) finished K and 1st grade in public school. This year we decided it'd be best to homeschool. She was so excited all summer. The excitement wore off after the first week. She has no interest in what we're learning and hardly puts forth any effort when it comes to thinking. I basically...
by Julie in MN
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Discussion - Saxon Algebra 2 & Advanced Math
Replies: 6
Views: 4789

High School level math test procedure & grading

Regarding math tests, specifically an 11th grader in Advanced Math. I just last year heard the idea of letting students fix problems for half credit and I love using that. Now I'm wondering about other math test details. In Advanced Math, do you let your student have 3"x 5" equation card or anythin...
by Julie in MN
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - Must we do the 2nd year?
Replies: 16
Views: 8758

Re: Latin Roots w/4th grader

In AHL, kids learn the Greek alphabet. They learn where all those words like alpha & omega come from, plus some of the math words. But no word root focus that I recall.

Some of the science years, especially biology, will use a lot of word roots, though!
Julie
by Julie in MN
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Science - EX1850 Animals & Botany
Replies: 10
Views: 5812

What frog kit do you order?

Maybe this is a question for the office....but we are going to start Ex-1850 next week and I was checking ahead to see what will be needed. Week 8 it's suggested to get a "frog" from hometrainingtools.com. Which kit do I order? Would it be a good thing for everyone to have their own? How much earli...
by Julie in MN
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - Must we do the 2nd year?
Replies: 16
Views: 8758

Latin Roots w/4th grader

So I have a 4th grade girl who during CtG really slowed down the whole process and was unhappy the entire time. I only had her write the root, definition and then two of the words below; later I had her illustrate the words. Now as we are gearing up for RtR, I'm dreading this part of school! Do I s...
by Julie in MN
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Discussion - Jacobs Geometry
Replies: 19
Views: 12152

Geometry Final Exams

Why are the midterm and final exams not scheduled in Jacobs Geometry? Hi Michele, You know, I don't even remember that, but it should be easy enough to plug in those two days during the year. I usually liked cumulative math exams, because if the grade seemed to reflect the overall work of my studen...
by Julie in MN
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Ordering - Book subs, already read, different edition
Replies: 28
Views: 8213

AHL - Epic of Gilgamesh

We do not own the poetic version MFW sells. Should I purchase it or will another version be okay? Thanks! Hi Kathi, The poetic version sold by MFW is very unique. It was created by the author of the literature studies used in AHL, just for students. I recommend using it for several reasons. First, ...
by Julie in MN
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Prep for High School - Writing, grammar, more
Replies: 44
Views: 22266

Re: Advice for 8th Grade

I agree, ECC is a great year to spend together before high school, and it has some good skills built in, like writing a few country reports and doing your own research for those geography pages. I like that a little copywork and memorization are built into Bible time. Building up "math muscles" by f...
by Julie in MN
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Prep - High school order placed, how to get ready
Replies: 21
Views: 7964

School supplies for AHL

I'm still saving up to buy AHL. We are planning to start in September. Supply sales are on now though. What supplies will we need for the year? I'm guessing a binder, loose leaf paper, pens and notecards. Is there anything else you have found helpful or needed for AHL? Thanks! Hi Michelle, I'll sta...