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by LA in Baltimore
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Which courses to take when?
Replies: 31
Views: 10083

Re: Physical vs Biology in 9th

I know you are NOT thinking about colleges, yet ;) - but we are and one thing they have in common with their requirements is that they all don't agree!! :~ Definitely call MFW about this because they probably have a lot of experience with how lots of families have met this same challenge. Agreeing w...
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Lab Supplies, Kits, Microscopes
Replies: 17
Views: 8701

Re: Chemistry for 10th grade

As far as Chemistry...
Glad to hear Apologia offers kits. I think it depends on how science oriented your student is. If you already know God is leading them in the direction of a science field (nursing, etc.) you'd want to make sure you choose the kits that are more comprehensive.
by LA in Baltimore
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Finances, Health, Logic
Replies: 23
Views: 12268

Electives - Finances, Health, Logic

Couple questions about electives I am starting to plan, mostly financially, for school next year. I like the looks of the financial elective course and the health course. Which one would be the better choice for a 10th grade girl? I'll do the next one in 11th grade, I think. We are using Personal F...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 16028

Re: Rod and Staff Spelling

Coming from a mom who has had 4 in a spelling at the same time (and I'm sure there are more moms out there who have many more than that!)... Just the amount of daily direction, correcting, and then going back over the work that was incorrect with EACH student EACH day can make spelling a bear when ...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Experiences - MFW High School
Replies: 55
Views: 32193

Re: MFW High School?

We are using AHL this year and are very pleased. Reading through the entire Bible before our children finished high school was a high priority for us and having it incorporated right into the curriculum is wonderful. I haven't found another program that does that. Of course, we could have added it o...
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 21312

Charlotte Mason and only children

I am currently reading summaries of Mason's original works and I am a little concerned. I know MFW doesn't rely on just Charlotte Mason or that people follow all of her recommendations, but it seems like she is very adamant that we let children just "be." She talks about children playing games and ...
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book List Reviews & Extras - Poetry
Replies: 8
Views: 6245

Re: Favorite Poetry Books

Sorry for such a late reply... We have used many poetry books over the years, but these are some of our favorites: Early Childhood through Elementary Grades: Poems for Little Ears by Kate Cox Goddard (c. 1962) A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (c. 1961) Poems for Weather Watching ...
by LA in Baltimore
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math - Saxon Lesson Plans, DIVE CDs
Replies: 9
Views: 6874

Saxon Lesson Plans - Review

We have the Saxon Advanced Mathematics Schedule (Gr 12) and it is VERY helpful.
I'm sure all the others must be, too!
Less planning for me, so more time for teaching... :-)
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 20 & 21
Replies: 4
Views: 6045

Re: CTG - Weeks 20 & 21

Julie- What a neat idea to put the timeline dates on the top of the pages for the notebook. I keep trying to remind the children of where we are in the timeline and what else is going on in other parts of the world while we are studying things to try and get it to "stick" for them. Thanks for sharin...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - Are activities overwhelming?
Replies: 34
Views: 12249

Just want to say THANKS....

I already posted on the CtG board, but wanted to add a general Thank You comment... I really appreciate all the notes and ideas written into the MFW Manuals! I am NOT very artsy or crafty, so I will often shy away from projects that seem overwhelming. MFW has such a great way of taking a project an...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 16 & 17
Replies: 10
Views: 8857

Re: CTG - Weeks 16 & 17

Senet Game We had to wait on the Egyptian Clay Pots until the weekend, so we will have more time to really enjoy it, but we did make and play the Senet Game today (Ancient Egypt pgs. 32-33). Although the children were thoroughly confused :-) when we first started playing, they got the hang of it an...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 6 & 7
Replies: 21
Views: 14595

Re: CTG - Weeks 6 & 7

READ ALOUD: WEEK 7
The last chapters of Tanglewood's Secret is not scheduled in my TM.
I just penciled it in.
Week 8 starts Star of Light.
EDITED TO ADD: I have an older edition of the Read Aloud, but a newer edition of the TM.
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 6 & 7
Replies: 21
Views: 14595

Re: CTG Week 6 - Growing (pyramid) Crystals

The CTG TM told me to substitute baking soda, so that's what we did. I see they are periodically updated with helpful hints - like use baking soda. The crystals started to form very quickly (maybe within an hour? - I've pretty much given up keeping track of time since I've been homeschooling 4) I di...
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 6 & 7
Replies: 21
Views: 14595

CTG Week 6 - Growing (pyramid) Crystals

GROWING (pyramid) CRYSTALS... Just an FYI ... We used boiling water for our "hot water" and when we added a large spoonful of baking soda to the water it bubbled ALL over the place. What a mess! :~ And, since the water was so hot it was hard to clean up quickly. It continued to bubble up and over t...
by LA in Baltimore
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 4 & 5
Replies: 34
Views: 20270

Re: CTG - Weeks 4 & 5

FYI - Sugar Cube Pyramid...
A 1 pound box of sugar cubes will make 3 pyramids (with 6 X 6 base stated in TM) with some cubes left over for eating.
If you increase the base to 8 X 8 you can make 3 pyramids with 2 boxes of sugar.
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 4 & 5
Replies: 34
Views: 20270

Re: CTG - Weeks 4 & 5

Our science experiment on testing the strength of a pyramid vs. a cube went well today. Two things I would change for next time: 1) We used the reusable plasti-tak mentioned, but it was very stiff. (Couldn't find the brand I used to use, so got what was available at the local store. :~ ) Next time, ...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3
Replies: 42
Views: 31162

Re: ctg week 3 help?

We just completed our Cuneiform cookies today. The sites were a help, especially the one with the phrases. We learned a valuable lesson about Egpyt and Mesopotamia...there's lots of books at the library AND there are lots of nude pictures in the books! Just an FYI...I didn't preview them first,...my...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing, Tips for argumentative essays?
Replies: 16
Views: 8520

Re: AH&L Argumentative Paper?

Dawn (and any other piloters out there) -
PLEASE don't shy away from giving your input!
You are the pioneers and your input is invaluable.
If I read something different, I'll try and chime in - mostly to make sure I'm not on the wrong track!
Keep those posts coming!
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing, Tips for argumentative essays?
Replies: 16
Views: 8520

Re: AH&L Argumentative Paper?

Just a humble opinion here... :~ My son just finished week 1 of AHL. My take from reading the manual was to work day by day with him as he developed his paper. After Week 1, he will be more independent. This week with just us "doing school" (my three younger ones will start next week) gets us both u...
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 40713

Re: Records for the year-MN

General FYI... Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has been a blessing to our family. We've homeschooled in 3 states so far and have found them very helpful in guiding us with what the HAVE TO DOs were in each state. You'd be amazed how many times you add an extra burden to your already ful...
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining siblings in the same hs level
Replies: 24
Views: 10827

Re: High School ANCIENTS - Ordering

Thanks for the feedback.
I did photocopy the assignment pages.
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - (Progeny Press) - Users describe, answer ?s, share idea
Replies: 20
Views: 9720

Re: Progeny Press/ECC/Year 7

Crystal and Julie, Where were you girls in 2004 when my oldest was heading into 7th grade?! !! You both have a gift for summarizing any homeschooling question that is thrown out there! As I sat here reading your replies, I realized how true it was that the rising 7th grader becomes a completely diff...
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining siblings in the same hs level
Replies: 24
Views: 10827

Re: High School ANCIENTS - Ordering

Dawn - Just a question about the Map Activities Book... I did my photocopies for the Map Activities book this week and we only needed about 8 or so pages copied for Ancients. I believe Lisa is going to use it with older high schoolers (might not be needing the book again for WHL, etc), so would she ...
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long per day/time for MFW-1?
Replies: 30
Views: 13868

Re: Newbie question....

The reason you are only counting "school" as an hour is because you probably don't think of... eating lunch, having playtime (recess), reading/looking at books, going to church/Sunday School, visiting neighbors, shopping, singing songs, watching an educational dvd, painting, coloring, etc., bird wat...
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Preparation - Box Day! and helpful hints
Replies: 38
Views: 15796

Re: Ordered my first ever MFW! Now what?

Welcome! :) Two thoughts... 1. Enjoy box day! It is so much fun to look through the box and oooh and aaaah about school. 2. Read through the introductory pages that tell you all about the program, how to get it all in, etc. BEFORE you start school. It might also help to collect the supplies you nee...