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by Tracey in ME
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Encouragemen/Ideas - Helping with Math frustration
Replies: 24
Views: 10435

Re: Is it really supposed to be this way?

You are all so sweet to respond to all of this! Lol...don't kill me, but I feel much better now. I think I just needed to vent! This happens about once a year. This is my 10th year homeschooling, so I'm actually a bit embarrassed that I even felt that way...ha! Thanks for the ideas and encouragement!
by Tracey in ME
Sun May 23, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Lab Supplies, Kits, Microscopes
Replies: 17
Views: 8571

Re: Supply kit/microscope for Apologia Biology?

Ha! Turns out the whole set (minus the dead critters...I'll buy those just before we need them -- ewwww!) is about $60 cheaper at Home Science Tools...so I bought it there!
by Tracey in ME
Sun May 02, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 19719

Re: STILL discouraged with 8th grade dd's math work...

Studying? She wasn't. I didn't know that about the lessons and the lag before the test. I like the "studying by doing the practice questions for the lessons covered in the test" idea. So, when she has a test, she should back up 5 lessons, and do the practice problems for the 5 lessons before that? I...
by Tracey in ME
Sun May 02, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 36769

Re: My Father's World and/or SL

Hi! We used SL for a few years (PK-Core 3), and even tried TOG (like you) just before going with MFW. TOG was nightmarish, I thought, as far as prep work. MFW is very similar to SL in prep work. There is not much to do. I love that there is just one TM, and the crafts, etc., are so simple! You just ...
by Tracey in ME
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 19719

Re: Struggling with Saxon Algebra 1

Awwww!

Yes, different tastes/needs. We have the answer manual coming to us. I'll see how that goes. I have a feeling that will be enough for her.

I should probably just learn this stuff...I am pretty sure I will have to when my now 5th grader gets up to it...
by Tracey in ME
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 19719

Re: Struggling with Saxon Algebra 1

I just found out on another board that Saxon has Teacher CD's, too! Saxon now has their own CDs called "Saxon Teacher" that may be of more help than the DIVE CDs. The Saxon Teacher CDs go through every problem in every lesson step by step and explain it. There is even a CD with the test problems exp...
by Tracey in ME
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for science: Plants/Botany
Replies: 18
Views: 12878

Re: Apologia Botany - where to get light socket & plug?

We could just grow herbs in the window...
by Tracey in ME
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 19719

Re: Struggling with Saxon Algebra 1

Found it!



It's actually an email address, I guess.
by Tracey in ME
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 19719

Re: Struggling with Saxon Algebra 1

Wow, Crystal, I hadn't thought of that...going back to Algebra 1/2. She might be a little upset about that...since her best homeschooled friend is in Algebra 1. I'll mention it to her and see what she thinks. Not that it is up to her...but...you know. She did struggle a bit last year with Saxon 8/7,...
by Tracey in ME
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Schedule/Time - Adjusting to the increased workload
Replies: 15
Views: 5408

Re: How long does Physical Science reading take each day?

That was so funny, Crystal! I could just picture you two sitting there...

I'm actually not going to read the book TO her...but along with her, in the evenings. I, uh, don't know this stuff...and want to learn. :o)

Thanks, Crystal and oldest!
by Tracey in ME
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Must we finish it completely?
Replies: 2
Views: 2275

Re: Does my 13yo dd HAVE to finish Saxon 8/7 completely?

I guess I could just have her start Alg. 1 and if things go really bad, we'll back up. She's been getting a B average on her tests in 8/7 so far...so...
by Tracey in ME
Fri May 15, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 28567

Re: Compare?

I saw that my 13 year old was too old for their program (at least at the time). Plus, I just can't imagine NOT combining my children...that would be SO FREAKY and confusing to me! :-) Other than that, it looked alright...but I am set on MFW. I know what to expect, and I know that everything can be r...
by Tracey in ME
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Baskets - What kind of book "basket"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 13546

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:20 am

I got a free backpack a few years back. I use that to carry my books. It fits about....ohhhh...25 books in it? You'd be surprised how many I can fit! Of course, then it is super heavy...but something about carrying a load on your back makes it feel lighter.
by Tracey in ME
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I challenge a child who's advanced in math?
Replies: 54
Views: 17219

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:08 am Ewww...all of this reminds me of my now 9yo dd getting stuck in math last year. Gosh, I almost forgot. We were doing the 1st grade math and I thought it was getting too easy and that she could just go ahead and start in Singapore 1A. Well, like someone said earlier,...
by Tracey in ME
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds and ideas that are working!
Replies: 22
Views: 11802

Re: Things I have tried

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:27 pm
Here is a website with loads of great ideas for tots!
Here's the link! http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/prescho ... vities.htm
by Tracey in ME
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - * Reviews of MFW-recommended books
Replies: 8
Views: 6406

All In One Review

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:37 pm My 6th grader is about half-way though the All In One English Series, and I have to say that it has been the most gentle and easiest approach to grammar that we have ever had. My daughter misses a few of the questions, but she definitely understands grammar better t...
by Tracey in ME
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 2nd grade and RTR
Replies: 21
Views: 11514

Ah yes, putting a 2nd grader into the mix is a gradual thing around here, too. Of course, my oldest child LOVES to be read to, so she sat still for books EVEN AT 6 MONTHS OLD! I mean, I could read 3 whole Dr. Seuss books to her as a baby! Of course, with the first child, that is what we do, right? D...
by Tracey in ME
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Rome to the Reformation -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 19014

We are doing Rome To The Reformation for 2008-2009 and I am blogging about it, if anyone wants to read.

Just click on my signature blog below. :o)
by Tracey in ME
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Users answer questions
Replies: 21
Views: 7038

Thanks, gals...

I'm glad to hear that the solutions manual (which I already have for Saxon 8/7) will have the problems worked out.
by Tracey in ME
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Being content when the grass starts to look greener :)
Replies: 53
Views: 17533

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:15 pm

VERY excited to be starting our 3rd year with MFW this fall!

I've done TONS of "looking around"...hmph...MFW has EVERYTHING we need, want, and then some!
by Tracey in ME
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Users answer questions
Replies: 21
Views: 7038

So, you gals KNOW the work, right? I mean, will you be able to help with Algebra, Geometry, advanced math, etc., because you KNOW it all?

That's where I am at...how much of this do I need to know...ya know? ;o)
by Tracey in ME
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Scope & Topics in RTR
Replies: 13
Views: 6689

We're only on week 2, but so far we love it...I'll keep these ideas in mind, though, that's for sure!

Gosh, the Roman Feast is that cool? It sounded like a pain to me...maybe because I have 2 children that are 3 and 1, so it would be more difficult to "enjoy" something like that.
by Tracey in ME
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General specific lessons, labs, supplies
Replies: 33
Views: 10582

Well, I made things even easier on myself and bought the Apologia General Science supply kit that Sonlight sells--doh! I paid $15. It is normally $15 + $12 shipping. That was the cheapest kit I could find. I was tired of trying to find everything. More careful planning might have saved me...but not ...
by Tracey in ME
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 23492

Re: I just can't hush about this wonderful curriculum...

I was just thinking about how well things flow with My Father's World today, too! You hit the nail on the head! I love the way you put this.