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by Julie in MN
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - Bible
Replies: 30
Views: 9356

Re: US 1 - Worldview exam questions

It sounds like you have a great balance of his strengths and needs, as well as how to guide a young man who sounds a bit like my younger son - definitely not an oldest who had to do all things correctly LOL. Maybe someone else will chime in, but meanwhile it's great you're finding peace with a plan ...
by Julie in MN
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - Bible
Replies: 30
Views: 9356

US 1 - Worldview exam questions

I am wondering how other students have done with the Thinking Like A Christian tests/exams. Ds did okay on the quizzes but horrible on the first exam. Also 6 essays sounds crazy for this. I had him do three. It seemed like many of the multiple choice questions were hard to figure out also. This is ...
by Julie in MN
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st / K - Placement, MFW approach (author response)
Replies: 36
Views: 22033

Re: Which level for phonics?

I agree with Lourdes that Learning God's Story sounds like a good fit. I just wanted to comment about this part of your question. she doesn't have good word recognition yet (example, she might read a word on one page, and then come to it again a few sentences later and have to sound it out all over ...
by Julie in MN
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Does anyone use extras? Activity Cards, Student Record Book?
Replies: 39
Views: 18103

ECC 3rd grade spelling power ?'s

Had a question regarding ECC 3rd grade spelling power. Were just starting this manual, and I am using a spiral notebook for all our work per what it said in the teachers manual. I did not purchase the activity card set because I thought it was for 4th grade & up. But after watching the instructiona...
by Julie in MN
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 78
Views: 27315

Re: Teaching from Rest

I have been enjoying this thread and the thinking process that it sets in motion. I've seen so many comments that just stuck out to me and had me thinking over a day or more. It is hard to choose sometimes...whether it is important to stick to the schedule or whether it is important to let your chil...
by Julie in MN
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Updates - 1st vs. 2nd Edition decisions, also using 2nd time
Replies: 24
Views: 23487

Geography packets?

I have noticed several mentions of geography packets being part of ECC as I read the archives on the subject of ECC. Have the packets been replaced with something else in recent years? I haven't found any packets in the ECC deluxe package. Or are the packets made by the teacher later in the year? W...
by Julie in MN
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 18169

High school

:-) SUPER EXCITED!!! Just received my 10th grade son's school books. First time using MFW, since 2nd grade. So optimistic and hopeful for this school year. Praising God for his goodness! Hoping to connect with other parents of 10th graders, as I am a working single parent. Blessings to y'all and yo...
by Julie in MN
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Ideas when struggling
Replies: 25
Views: 9220

Struggling with Applications of Grammar and praise for Mfw

Hi, I am looking for advice on how to teach Applications of Grammar and how to help a struggling student. My seventh grader does most of his work independently, and is so far doing great except for grammar. We are two weeks into the school year, he is on lesson three and has had to redo the lesson ...
by Julie in MN
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 22836

Re: ROAD TRIP- need suggestions

Hi Rhonda, RuthAmelia's post sparked the thought for me to look at a CTG audio thread, since that's kinda similar to AHL. http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14643&p=97931#p97931 Although of course as you said, car audios don't have to be related at all. But some ideas came to mind from t...
by Julie in MN
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Writing assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 24089

Research paper in WHL

Hello! It is time for my son to begin his research paper in WHL, but we have jumped back into MFW after using some other materials for a few years. I feel like we both need more detailed instruction in how to organize and write the research paper. We have used IEW and Lost Tools of Writing in the p...
by Julie in MN
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Where Is Your Oxygen Mask? -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 2
Views: 4245

Re: Where Is Your Oxygen Mask? -- Minutes with Marie

Thanks, Marie. Wonderful thoughts as always.

Here's the song, for those who (like me) don't remember hearing the song before:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGFeo08LkcY

Julie
by Julie in MN
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Interruptions - Homeschooling while potty training,
Replies: 5
Views: 6720

Interruptions - Homeschooling while potty training,

[bHomeschooling while potty training][/b] I'm looking for tips on how to do the group activities with all the kids together while dealing with the interruptions of potty training. I want to honor my kids' time, but stopping for bathroom breaks or clean up creates too many interruptions. Any suggesti...
by Julie in MN
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - MFW Apologia HS Lesson Plans, Grades, Lab Credits
Replies: 10
Views: 4804

Physcial Science count as a lab science?

Will most colleges accept Apologia Physical as a lab science? Thanks! It's up to you, in your homeschool, how you do this, so a few different experiences may help you decide what you will do. My son did Physical in 9th. It is very common in my area to do "physics first" in high school, and since a ...
by Julie in MN
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Lab questions
Replies: 15
Views: 8661

Science Lab reports

Helllo! We have just started WHL with Physical Science. Our children are 8th and 10th grade and we have returned to MFW after using another program for a few years. We decided to have them both work through the Physical Science so they can do the labs together and have a good foundation before movi...
by Julie in MN
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Sequence - Algebra 2 before Geometry?
Replies: 8
Views: 4423

Re: 9th grade math - Alg2 or Geometry?

One opinion I read recently suggested that jumping from geometry to precalculus could be harder than from algebra 2 to precalculus. That might be another reason to do geometry before algebra 2. This was kind of my thinking. I feel that algebra dexterity is important in upper maths, so doing it in 8...
by Julie in MN
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Diplomas, Transcripts, Course Descriptions, Credits
Replies: 18
Views: 10135

Re: Question about diplomas

Me too :) I used a transcript I found on the HSLDA site, filling in the courses as described in the MFW high school lesson plans. I did talk to an HSLDA consultant about a couple of nontraditional credits I gave my son. Then I bought the HSLDA diploma for his graduation party. That was just a gift f...
by Julie in MN
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - History semester, changing to BJU, etc.
Replies: 34
Views: 13801

11th grade Optional Reading/DVD List

Greetings from Zambia! We are a missionary homeschooling family in Zambia. Because it takes a while to get homeschool curriculum over here, I start very early in ordering my new curriculum. So, even though we are are only in Week 4 of World History and Literature, I am already looking for next year...
by Julie in MN
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Updates - Minor changes, versions
Replies: 26
Views: 19091

Exp. Creation with Astronomy... must I use 2nd ed.

We are getting ready to begin R to R. I currently happen to already have the 1st edition of Exploring Creation with Astronomy. How crucial is it to have the 2nd ed.? Will it be difficult to follow the teacher's guide if I don't... How different are the editions? Hi Sarah, I'm not sure many folks ha...
by Julie in MN
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 30867

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

Aw, Anna, hugs to you. You're doing a mountainous job over there! When I read your post, it's sounding like science is your main obstacle. And while I think the science sequence is important for several reasons, including learning to study, I don't think it's so important that it should cause your h...
by Julie in MN
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - If you had to pick one of the
Replies: 1
Views: 2594

Re: If you had to pick one of the

I do like Dawn's idea. I was thinking maybe you even move the Government half-credit this year, being an election year, and then you'd have that covered from 11th grade so you can fit in both halves of US History the last year like Dawn mentioned, plus maybe Economics as an elective. To use the Gove...
by Julie in MN
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Foreign Language Enrichment
Replies: 6
Views: 4324

High School Rosetta Stone French

My son took French through a class/private tutor his first two years of high school, but that teacher is no longer available to us. Since he has already had 2 years of French using a different curriculum, where would I start him in Rosetta Stone? I have Levels 1-3. I want this to be able to count f...
by Julie in MN
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - Bible
Replies: 30
Views: 9356

Operation World/Pray for the World

How do people use the Operation World/Pray for the World book with highschool US 1877 to present curriculum? Is the student just supposed to read sections and decide what they want to pray for that day? Maybe I am making this too complicated but can't seem to grasp how they are to exactly do this! ...
by Julie in MN
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 - English/Grammar/Writing
Replies: 29
Views: 8211

Literature in US History 1877 to Pressent

I am just curious. . . . about how many books does a child read in the high school US History 1877 to Present year for literature? I know there are recommendations and that you aren't confined to that list, and I realize that there are books of varying lengths, and also that kids read at different ...
by Julie in MN
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Placement & Using MFWK (author response)
Replies: 34
Views: 11654

Re: Two weeks in, need advice

there are gaps (beyond kindergarten level), and I'm not sure where they are yet. One option is to do Kindergarten quickly with him, since he seems so gifted in some areas. However, I might sit down with dh and set some goals for him this year (if you haven’t already). Goals help you see success on ...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Placement & Using MFWK (author response)
Replies: 34
Views: 11654

Two weeks in, need advice

Hi there, we're two weeks into homeschooling for the first time, and I'm kind of having a difficult time figuring out what works for our family. I'm not expecting this to happen overnight, but I am looking to at least make some basic improvements to reduce stress as soon as possible. I have an almo...