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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: 12304

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...
by Julie in MN
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Placement
Replies: 25
Views: 8571

child's age vs. math level - finishing Singapore early

I have recently started MFW Exploring Countries and Cultures and it is going well. My question is in regard to moving from Singapore to Saxon. We have always done Singapore Math and my soon-to-be 9 y/o began Level 5B in April. I am wondering if going to Saxon 8/7 will be too difficult simply given ...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 104
Views: 45755

Independence Day learning?

I always like to have a little learning on hand for holidays, just in case someone gets bored, someone asks a "why" question, etc. Here are a few sites I like: About.com's homeschooling section: http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/julyprint.htm#showall A few questions answered by Library o...
by Julie in MN
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - One book per child?
Replies: 2
Views: 5176

Grammar - One book per child?

? about Easy Grammar Ultimate series grade 8 If I don't have access to a photocopier or other inexpensive way of copying, should I purchase a student workbook instead of the teacher edition sold by MFW? Or do I still need the teacher edition? I'm a secondary education English graduate, so I'm quite...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: EX1850 & 1850MOD - How do they look different for 7/8th?
Replies: 12
Views: 7176

Starting next year with 1850-mod and a 7th grader

I will have a 7th grader, 5 grader, 3rd grader and 3yr old going into next year. How long should school take for my 7th grader? Is this year (1850-mod) tough on the younger ones? I am just trying to get a feel for the year with my oldest and youngest school aged kids. What should I expect? For me, ...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Schedule - Preschool and Pre-K wisdom
Replies: 1
Views: 3845

Re: Following the daily plan works!

I am challenged to spend even more time involving her in my daily work and just being present with her as she finds things to do, rather than trying to find things to keep her "entertained". I love that quote :) And I love how the preschool and preK programs challenge us to do things like going out...
by Julie in MN
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Can we beef up & stay togeth
Replies: 20
Views: 11058

Using 1850-Modern Times for 9th Grade

I'm wondering if anyone has successfully used 1850-Modern Times with a 9th Grader and what needed to be added to make it compatible with High School Credits. I have a 14 year old and a 10 year old and would like to do one level if possible. This is our first year with MFW. Donna Hi Donna, Welcome t...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Composer Study - Reviews of CTG music
Replies: 4
Views: 8242

Re: MFW Music: Maybe More Historically Connected?

Hi Allison (and Lourdes), I'm thinking you musical folks can create a nice list for those musically inclined families out there! Meanwhile, I'll chat, even though I know very little about studying music. We did do all the MFW music, which my son liked a lot. I think it was because he was schooling a...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Classical Education and MFW (Author response)
Replies: 33
Views: 24731

Re: MFW and the Classical Approach to Learning

How has MFW’s Hebraic Classical approach helped your family grow their Biblical worldview? INVESTIGATE: When I started using MFW, I was bringing home a 3rd grader and so we were in the Investigate stage. I found that already by 4th grade (CTG), my son appreciated that we were reading the actual Bib...
by Julie in MN
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 27984

Another Q for 7th Grade Science - Kits?

Hello - I was wondering if anyone has purchased the science kit for Apologia's General Science (7th grade)?? Home Science Tools has it for $34, but I can't seem to spot what exactly it includes, from the picture it looks like gravel, sulfate, balloons....Hm. I'm wondering if it would be helpful to ...
by Julie in MN
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 33 & 34 (with Plants)
Replies: 0
Views: 21202

Weeks 33 & 34 (with Plants)

Art Card 20 The final Art Card of Monet's garden (as well as the Plant experiments) is a great segue into summer. You could keep the Art Card on display all month and the plant book out for reading again, then start a summer garden with sunflowers or a child-friendly veggie, having the 1st grader h...
by Julie in MN
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Finances, Health, Logic
Replies: 23
Views: 14602

Driver's Ed

Curious if anyone has experience with the Drivers Ed course recommended by MFW National Driver Rraining Institute)? Thanks Hi R.B., Since you haven't had a response yet, I thought I'd chat. MFW actually doesn't have a recommendation any longer. No one in the office has recent personal experience, s...
by Julie in MN
Tue May 31, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Non-USA Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3641

WHL - Living Overseas - Research Paper

We have used MFW in the elementary years but this is our first year of MFW High School (10th grade). We are missionaries, living in Zambia and there are no public libraries available for us to use. Is it possible to do the WHL Research Paper with only online sources? If so - please, please advise o...
by Julie in MN
Mon May 23, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - What if you've already studied the ancients?
Replies: 30
Views: 11675

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

Glad things are starting to clarify. I couldnt agree more with what you said here. When i look back, this was most important. Bible education has been one of our primary goals in home schooling. On the thoughts of starting with CTG it has been those of the fact that what is most important to us in t...
by Julie in MN
Sun May 22, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - What if you've already studied the ancients?
Replies: 30
Views: 11675

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

P.S. Would skipping Exp1850 and 1850 to Modern cause any problems, or would it be just fine? . One of the valuable skills worked on in 1850MOD is outlining history. It's just good prep for organizing thoughts and supporting arguments. However, now that MFW has added Writing With Skill to its recomm...
by Julie in MN
Sun May 22, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - What if you've already studied the ancients?
Replies: 30
Views: 11675

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

My understanding was that WHL goes much deeper into the material as the third sweep through the NT and that part of history. It would be interesting to know from someone who has used both if they see WHL taking the information to the deeper level and thus making RTR unnecessary for now. The first h...
by Julie in MN
Wed May 18, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 17269

Re: 4 day schedule for ECC

Just agreeing with the others that it is totally doable with MFW, especially before 7th grade. We belonged to coops in 3rd-6th grades alongside MFW and it was no problem at all. If you look at the ECC sample here http://www.mfwbooks.com/downloads/pdfs/allsamples/ecc_teachers_manual.pdf and scroll do...
by Julie in MN
Thu May 05, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Testing for college
Replies: 11
Views: 5800

Re: Thinking Ahead / College Testing / Summer Birthdays

I guess my only other questions are what is on these tests at this point in time? Is the PSAT through Geometry and Algebra II and the SAT through Pre-Calculus? Or, is it different then that? Isn't there science at this point? What High school science is it? Isn't there written essays? I remember th...
by Julie in MN
Wed May 04, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Testing for college
Replies: 11
Views: 5800

Thinking Ahead / College Testing / Summer Birthdays

If I remember correctly Julie your son, like, mine, is a summer Birthday that started K at just turned 6. My oldest is 3 weeks before the school cut-off, and at age 5 was reading and miles away from being ready for sitting and writing so we waited a year and started a few weeks after his 6th Birthd...
by Julie in MN
Mon May 02, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Finances, Health, Logic
Replies: 23
Views: 14602

Need alternative suggestion for Logic

We are reading The Fallacy Detective this year (8th grade) and will complete it. We plan to read the second Bluedorn book as MFW suggests for 9th grade but will need something else to make it enough to count as a credit. Any suggestions? Thank you :) Hi Kelly, I posted some ideas on what to do afte...
by Julie in MN
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Bible
Replies: 40
Views: 18731

OT study in AHL

I'm wondering if anyone has stretched out the study of the Old Testament in AHL. I was considering beginning this summer, continuing through the school year, and even extending into the following summer if necessary. Will that take away from the integration of bible and history? Do I need the teach...
by Julie in MN
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Updates - High school changes
Replies: 19
Views: 15664

Re: AHL - mapping?

When my son did AHL, the mapping book was part of the AHL package, even though it was used much more in WHL (similar to the Notgrass set). At some point, MFW created their own maps for AHL, which it sounds like are part of the manual, from what Trish's daughter said. And the map book was moved to th...
by Julie in MN
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Updates - High school changes
Replies: 19
Views: 15664

AHL Lit Supplement VERSION

Wondering if the AHL Lit Supplement has been around long enough to have any revisions? My friend's version is spiral bound with "scripty" writing on the cover. The new one I see in the MFW catalog has all uppercase block lettering. I don't want to buy one that has changed and get confused with it. ...
by Julie in MN
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 26413

Singapore Math Home Instructors Guide

Hi. I'm Sarah. I'm new here. I have all the curriculum for next year already, and I've been pouring over the TM and the books and researching everything I can about HSing. Next year, my kids will be in 5th and 2nd grades. They tested into Singapore 3b and 1b. My 5th grader is very strong in math, b...
by Julie in MN
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Reading - How does MFW cover this subject in grades 2-6?
Replies: 28
Views: 5956

Re: Question about Reading Grades 2 to 6

Agreeing with Trish that the manual gives you guidance, if you'd like help choosing books to read. There's both a list of classics divided by grade level and the book basket list which often has notes about the best age levels. Other parts of a typical "reading program" are in there but aren't calle...