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by Julie in MN
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - 11th grade, jump in? what to fit in?
Replies: 31
Views: 9458

High School question for 11th grade

We used MFW for 5 great years, then decided to try a popular classical program as our kiddos were nearing high school. While there have been some benefits, I think we've lost the heart of our homeschool and we all desperately miss the bible and history that was always central with MFW. So...next ye...
by Julie in MN
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 - English/Grammar/Writing
Replies: 29
Views: 7216

Re: High school Literature supplements

Trish already answered well but I thought I'd add a few random things I remember. The AHL guide is by Smarr and includes part of Smarr's Writing guide, including both argumentative essays and some grammar review that is done in between other things. The rest of the AHL guide is three Smarr literatur...
by Julie in MN
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Timeframe for parent and student
Replies: 28
Views: 9734

Time doing AHL?

How much time does a student spend each day doing AHL? Not counting math, science and electives; just getting through the AHL curriculum itself. Planning for high school... (pit in stomach). :) Thanks in advance! Hi Melissa, I'd plan an hour per day, per credit. Of course it depends on the student,...
by Julie in MN
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Retention, Remembering, Review - Ideas & encouragement
Replies: 17
Views: 6133

HELP!! ideas to use mfw to teach visual learners

I have an 11 year old son who is autistic and adhd. I have a daughter who is 13. They both have learning disabilities, both are visual learners and have auditory processing disability. They both have dyscalculia. I have used MFW before with them but this year it just isn't sinking in. I have used M...
by Julie in MN
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - When to start homeschooling
Replies: 29
Views: 17803

Question about Preschool Curriculum

I am considering buying All Aboard the Animal Train for my 3 year old. He just turned three last week and, being the youngest, we may just keep him home for preschool. He is SO ready to do some more one on one and this is one curriculum that looks right at his level and something he could really en...
by Julie in MN
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 42
Views: 28954

Singapore review question

My ds just finished a review in 5A. It was a really long one...he counted 117 problems. PROBLEM: He missed over half the problems. EXCUSES: 1) He was overwhelmed by the sheer size of the review. 2) We had just finished fractions (which was tough) and then had taken a week off for Thanksgiving. The ...
by Julie in MN
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - History semester, changing to BJU, etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 11230

Re: 11th Grade - Tests

You have some great strategies there! And kuddos to your dd for taking up the challenge of improving herself :) One other thing that I thought about was evaluating wrong answers. I know it helped with ACT-prep (multiple choice questions). In well-written tests, most wrong answers are wrong for parti...
by Julie in MN
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - History semester, changing to BJU, etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 11230

11th Grade - Tests

We are new to MFW this year, and are overall enjoying it very much. I have one doing AHL and one doing US1. AHL gal is coming along well. My 11th grader (who has historically been the better student!) is struggling a bit. She is a big reader and writer, and our curriculum up to this year has played...
by Julie in MN
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 1B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 4091

Little mistake in Singapore Daily Lesson Plans

Just to let you know, we just finished Day 42 for book 1B. Workbook pages 124-125 were assigned. Workbook page 124 was already assigned on Day 41. ;) Hi Kathy, I contacted Lucy at the office to make sure she saw this. Lucy says it will be updated in the next printing and she wanted me to pass on he...
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: 14604

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: 11723

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: 10888

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: 3720

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: 20628

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: 6352

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: 6352

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: 21497

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: 21497

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: 12325

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: 9181

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: 4278

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: 10888

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: 20628

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: 8789

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: 5995

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 ...