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by Julie in MN
Thu May 05, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Testing for college
Replies: 11
Views: 4349

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: 4349

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: 10633

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: 39
Views: 13873

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: 13890

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: 13890

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: 22683

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?
Replies: 24
Views: 4036

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...
by Julie in MN
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - Can the 3 credits be separated out, doing parts?
Replies: 37
Views: 10482

How interwoven is the AHL Supplement?

My daughter is starting AHL in the fall, but she's going to do a semester of Writing with Skill in the beginning. It made me wonder about the supplement though. Is it OK to go ahead and begin AHL and then pick up the supplement in the 2nd semester? Or is the supplement totally interwoven into the c...
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: 64
Views: 19947

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: 4365

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: 10633

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: 2407

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: 5392

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: 5392

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: 15806

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: 7607

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: 16291

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: 6062

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: 8848

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: 102
Views: 35134

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: 23832

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: 5796

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: 6079

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: 9107

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...