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by Julie in MN
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 66
Views: 22994

General Science Plans

Hi, anyone know if there is a sample page I can view of the Apologia General Science Daily Lesson Plans? Hi Bandy, Yes there is! Go to the science page on the website, and click on the "Lesson Plans" bar: http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/22/Science-7th-12th-Grade-/#Lesson_Plans Then click on the ye...
by Julie in MN
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - After ECC, jumping to American History
Replies: 10
Views: 5137

Re: 7th and 8th graders---CtG and/or Exp to 1850

You've already received good info, so I don't want to barrage you with more, but I wanted to mention something about your desire to get in American history with the 7-8th graders. Well, the 8th grader in particular. If American is really your goal for that student, then skipping ahead to EX1850 next...
by Julie in MN
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Finances, Health, Logic
Replies: 23
Views: 13873

Personal finance course - which book?

I am wondering if MFW uses the Money Matters for Teens written with Todd Temple or the one with Marnie Wooding. The picture looks like the original, but I didn't know how often they update those little pictures. I was given the "new edition" one with Marnie, but if the lessons correspond with the o...
by Julie in MN
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 5-year-olds - Waiting on kindergarten
Replies: 2
Views: 3768

Re: Pre-K for 5yo?

Just agreeing with ManyBlessings :) I have long concluded that MFW's recommended ages are meant to be the earliest suggested ages. That makes sense to write it that way, since by far the majority of moms ask questions about how early they can start. But some of us start later. My oldest was 6 years ...
by Julie in MN
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing MFW High School - Compare to others
Replies: 10
Views: 7150

Re: Questions about HS and balance....

I agree that you've covered the most important part of AHL - the complete Old Testament - and it's fine to move on. I'd expect the Fall of Rome to be a repeat, but the rest of World History is so vast that I imagine new things will be popping up all over :) Blessings on your efforts to meet everyone...
by Julie in MN
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing MFW High School - Compare to others
Replies: 10
Views: 7150

Questions about HS and balance....

I am new to the board and am honestly thinking of switching my HS kids over to WHL. I have been a solid user of TOG for 12 years; however, the kids and I are realizing there needs to be more balance in our school day. Can someone please answer a few questions for me? We have been using TOG fully fo...
by Julie in MN
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Children learn to read at different rates/plateaus
Replies: 25
Views: 18218

Re: Reading struggles 7yo

I totally agree with Trish that many kids need more time. My grandson is 9 and is just becoming fluent, and his steps have felt totally normal to me. Whereas my youngest taught himself to read before kindergarten and I had to backtrack when I brought him home to school for 3rd grade -- he could memo...
by Julie in MN
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - More help
Replies: 22
Views: 10375

Re: Preschool Packages, ECC, and AHL (too much?)

Well, if you are able to get all the programs, then they won't go to waste since likely you will use them eventually, even if you end up setting one aside for a while -- your 2.5 is still on the young side, and then there's the 5mo coming up :) You could get them in your hands, look everything over,...
by Julie in MN
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 22744

Re: Watership Down in High School

I don't have the 4th year manual, so hopefully someone else can chime in about that year. Hi Kelly & Dee, I don't see it in the US2 manual, either -- not on the book or the movie list. Of course you could assign it during US2, when students read classics written and set after 1850, but there's no r...
by Julie in MN
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Ordering - What do I need? Half of Notgrass? 2 students?
Replies: 11
Views: 8248

Ancient History and Lit with two students

I'm back with MFW after a 2 year hiatus. We did K-Modern History and are now looking forward to beginning our high school years (yikes!) with Ancient History and Lit. My question is what do I absolutely need doubles of for my twin sons. Typically we get the novels we need from the library and the b...
by Julie in MN
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Ages - Younger/Older/Advanced in CtG
Replies: 5
Views: 11864

ctg with 3rd grader

Hi, I am wondering how any of you have found ctg to work with a 3rd grader? I heard that there is much information about other gods and that it is best to wait until your kids are in 4th grade and their world view and understanding of God is more established before starting ctg. What do you all thi...
by Julie in MN
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 104
Views: 43544

Leap Year Day

Just talking about some fun stuff with my grandson this morning, and found a few things online: Goofy Veggie Tales video, Larry's Leapin' Leap Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BaXMYn07RE A website for folks born on Leap Year Day (this is the page for kids): http://www.leapyearday.com/content/k...
by Julie in MN
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 27830

Starting family cycle with 1850-modern times?

I have three children--ds is finishing 7th grade, dd1 is finishing 5th grade and dd2 is finishing 2nd grade. Currently, we are using Sonlight Core F (Eastern Hemisphere) for the older 2. Next year, I would love to have them all 3 working together, so MFW is very attractive to me. However, I am torn...
by Julie in MN
Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 22334

Re: Singapore math...almost done...boy is it tough

I'm learning that the most important thing our children know is how to investigate and explore to find/learn what they need when they need it. Love this. It's so true. And Singapore is really immersing your son in this skill -- attacking problems with different tools and finding out what works, wha...
by Julie in MN
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 9047

Re: Suggestions for pacing in K

Just another thought. When I did K with my grandson, sounding out words and blending the sounds together was hard for him also, especially at the stage where every single word needs to go through all the steps. I'd say that it eventually eased up around the end of K or even into 1st (his 7th birthda...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - 11th grade, jump in? what to fit in?
Replies: 31
Views: 10370

Re: High School question for 11th grade

The random Social Studies credit is not history. Last year (9th grade for my daughter) was a mixed class of 8th and 9th. They did a semester of current events, and a semester of Mock Trial. I'm still undecided about whether to give HS credit for these. Good to know that Ancient & World history have...
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: 10370

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: 8171

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: 10672

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: 6782

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: 20209

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: 30765

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: 34
Views: 13743

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: 34
Views: 13743

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: 4679

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...