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by LA in Baltimore
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - Are High School Courses Grade Specific? Switch?
Replies: 41
Views: 13037

Is American Hist. possible for 9th grade?

We've covered Geography, Ancients, and Middle Ages in our 3 years of homeschooling, and both my upcoming 9th grader and Dad wants the kids to do American History. ( We have an upcoming 5th grader, too ;) ) I'm trying to pull things together myself, but I realize that MFW has a lot of experience in ...
by LA in Baltimore
Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Parent Meetings - What do yours look like?
Replies: 19
Views: 7235

Re: High school...what do your weekly meetings look like?

Since my high schooler requires more one on one time with me with math we actually have a shorter daily meeting rather than one larger weekly meeting. This has worked for us and if a day gets 'crazy' and we don't get to it, it's ok because we only miss one day, not a week. We always go over his math...
by LA in Baltimore
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 30722

Re: Does anyone follow the suggested schedule in the TMs?

I always complete all or much of the Bible, Language Arts, and History (including most read alouds) together with all my elementary/junior high aged students first thing each morning. This way they all have some "seatwork" to accomplish while I start math class. I add a math drill sheet as well each...
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Review - after 1st, after 2nd, when finished early?
Replies: 40
Views: 13919

Re: Summer school ideas

When mine were young like yours, we took the summers off. My husband started to notice how hard it was for them to start back in again when the next school year started up. That is when we started "Summer Seatwork". We do Bible (read one chapter and journal/write out one verse in their notebook), Ma...
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Experiences - MFW High School
Replies: 55
Views: 35311

MFW High School reviews?

I'm looking at year 1...Ancient History. Could anyone give a thorough review? Thanks! I put a short review on another thread. http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=8727#p58914 There is at least one longer review there. One reason why high schoolers aren't on the board as much: Even though ...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Why aren't new posts moving up / bumping?
Replies: 13
Views: 8662

Re: Board change - Bumping experiment

Thanks Ladies,
I went and updated my preferences.
Wouldn't have been able to figure that out on my own.
What would I do without all of you! ;)
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: High School -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 12
Views: 22685

Re: Ancient History & Literature -- Share Your Experiences

I have been very pleased with MFW in general and AHL was no exception. It is a thorough curriculum, but not so hard that the "average" (read that to mean the one who has never really enjoyed school) student can't complete it. Bible, History, and English dove-tail together so nicely. The Notgrass His...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 42924

Re: Good readers for 7 yo boy?

Lots of great suggestions!
I scanned quickly...Did anyone mention the Henry Huggins Series by Beverly Clearly?
Also, great boy books for a little bit older (or strong readers) are the Scripture Sleuth Series.
by LA in Baltimore
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 30 & 31
Replies: 7
Views: 7715

Re: CTG - Weeks 30 & 31

ARCHIMEDES AND THE DOOR OF SCIENCE (Read Aloud beginning Week 30) Just a word of encouragement ... The beginning of the book is a little difficult, but if you persevere the plot really picks up and the children get very interested in the story! My 'listeners' are 9 1/2, 10 1/2, and 12. Once we got ...
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - More ideas!
Replies: 50
Views: 21238

Re: Quarter Mile Math & older grades

Amy, We have used Quarter Mile Math for years as a fun supplement. The children have all enjoyed it. It is especially helpful in the younger years when they are learning all their basic facts. The K-6 Package would cover all the basics. If you want to challenge your students or have a student who is...
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 104
Views: 44527

Re: Another Holiday and I don't know what to teach!

We usually plug along with our "regular stuff" ;) on miscellaneous holidays, but always try and add in a book or two for read aloud time. Now that the children are older I even assign a book or two for them to read on their own that day during quiet reading time. Since my oldest (graduating this yea...
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Is this too much for ages 7-10?
Replies: 18
Views: 9192

Re: Trying to decide about God and the History of Art...

I have used ICDAT with all 4 of my children and have loved it! We are in CTG this year and I do read all the GHA assignments to the children each week while omitting the actual assignment , but each Friday we complete one of our ICDAT assignments. I rotate the work through the book. Each month we pi...
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Is it college prep?
Replies: 4
Views: 4210

Re: Science - Is it college prep?

Our oldest has been accepted at two colleges (public) so far (one in-state and one out-of-state), and there has been no problem with Apologia Sciences which he studied 'almost' exclusively from grade 8 on up. Just finishing up Marine Biology this year, so that he had his 3rd laboratory science to fu...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - What if our day is too SHORT?
Replies: 15
Views: 8342

Re: What do you do the rest of the day?

dhudson wrote:We always had an hour and a half quiet time in their rooms.
How did I EVER forget this one!
Nap Time for some, Quiet Time for the others!
One rule was always only one person to a room!
Aaah...I remember when...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - What if our day is too SHORT?
Replies: 15
Views: 8342

What do you do the rest of the day?

The MFW Kindergarten lessons are supposed to last 1-1.5 hours. What do you do the rest of the day? This winter has been really hard for us as the weather has been really bad. I find myself looking at the clock at 2 or 3pm trying to figure out how to survive until my husband gets home at 5:30pm. I'd...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 20863

Re: More help needed with Algebra 1

You would want to figure out if: 1) she understands HOW to do it, but is not executing the math calculations properly. (Right Problem set up, but wrong answer.) or 2) She does NOT understand how to do it (ie, how to set up the problem, which formula to use, ...), but is executing the math calculati...
by LA in Baltimore
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 26 & 27
Replies: 5
Views: 6835

Re: CTG - Weeks 26 & 27

I bought my TM in April 2009.
The date in the grid for Elisha is now correct.
Just and FYI! :)
by LA in Baltimore
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 24 & 25
Replies: 12
Views: 9825

Thankful for the Ideas Boards

We are in CTG and used one of the ideas shared to complete the Kings of Judah and Israel sheet. I had stickers with smile faces, so we put a smile face next to each good king (even if they were 'mostly' good ;)) and one of my children colored their names green as well. I would never have thought to ...
by LA in Baltimore
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Vocab after CTG & RTR
Replies: 6
Views: 3416

Re: Vocab after CTG & RTR

We have Volume II of English From the Roots Up.
We've enjoyed continuing on with that with our oldest.
Currently I'm using Volume I with my other three.
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Literature, Tips for the Iliad??
Replies: 12
Views: 8192

Re: Tips for tackling The Iliad??

I hope this frees you from feeling you have to read everything. In a perfect world it would be great if we could, but in the real world we need to look at what we can do and do that the best we can (I am saying this to myself as well :) ). I loved all of Lucy's response, but this was my favorite! I...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 20863

Re: Struggling with Saxon Algebra 1

You gals really put your heads together on this! :-) I love the idea of some of the students helping each other when possible. I'm sure it will feel very supportive for them - in both directions! It's always nice to interact with another homeschooler doing schoolwork just like you! I love the little...
by LA in Baltimore
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 20863

Re: Struggling with Saxon Algebra 1

Oh my.... I didn't have time to read ALL the posts yet! Math must be a hot topic! ;) But, I did want to put three big cautions out there and comment in more detail later... 1) If your child struggles with math, they will struggle in (almost) every publisher you choose, so hopping around is NOT the a...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 27244

Re: I am new and HAAAAAPPPYYYY to be here!!!!

Welcome!

We came across MFW much later in our homeschooling journey and are very thankful that God put them in our path! We are enjoying Creation to Greeks (CTG) and high school Ancient History and Literature (AHL) this year. It just gets better!!
Glad you shared!
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Which courses to take when?
Replies: 31
Views: 11413

Re: Physical vs Biology in 9th

So much good stuff! :-) I'm enjoying tagging along on this thread. I think we (homeschool moms and dads) can get so completion focused (even when we think we are behind ;) ) that we keep doing ALL the tests, ALL the Review Questions, ALL the ______________, ... Sometimes a thorough read through and ...
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 25900

Re: Will my kids get enough out of the program without libra

One great tip I picked up off the Board was to bring your TM with you to your homeschool convention or if you are buying it there do that first. Then, you have the Manual in hand with the Book Basket list to make your way around to the used vendors and see what treasures they have for sale! It is a ...