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by HSmommi2mine
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - When to begin essays & reports?
Replies: 14
Views: 7507

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:06 am That is understandable. I was considered a good writer in school. I got good writing grades, did well in a private university exc. I didn't write a formal paragraph until the 6th grade. Copywork and narration are great ways to start your kids writing. Read them a bo...
by HSmommi2mine
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 29217

1st and ECC

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:16 pm My first grader joined us in ECC this past year. I just didn't require as much from her. She did a lot of the fun stuff and sat in on readings when she wanted. She enjoyed the Window on the World and prayer times a lot, coloring flags, cooking and projects. Most of...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 38676

It is a multilevel program so yes, you can use it with both of them. Just be prepared to help out your younger on since he isn't reading on his own yet.

I did ECC last year with a 5th grader and a first grader who was reading well. It was a ton of fun!
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14944

The math, grammar and writing recommended in MFW are just that - recommendations and not required for the program. I don't use the MFW suggestions because I was already using things that worked and I didn't want to change. I am less CM and more classical in method. I do use Singapore to supplement m...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Grading - Any advice on how to give grades while using MFW?
Replies: 19
Views: 7923

I am planning on giving grades in 8th grade so ds and I can both get use to the process. I tried last year and it was a huge, gigantic, awful pain and did not motivate ds as my husband had hoped.

I want to get the hang of grades before it counts on transcripts.
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 1st grader - What to adapt in Adventures
Replies: 22
Views: 11261

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:06 am

Have they gotten the habit of "doing school"? I have had problems at times simply because they needed time to get use to the routine and expectations.
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 2nd grade and RTR
Replies: 21
Views: 10871

Combining 2nd grader into RTR

I am asking this question a bit sheepishly b/c I should know how to do this by now. But honestly, last time around, I pushed ds waaaay to much, and ended up having to backtrack. I want to do it right this time. I am getting that ADV does a lot of handholding for the teaching parent in terms of tell...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Retention of different skills
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

Some of it is just sitting with them and reminding them to look at the sign on the problem. It will get better with time and practice. How about a little note-card that tells her to identify the operation before beginning the problem. Make it bright and be prepared to sit with her and walk her thoug...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: RTR & coordinating the human body study with Apologia
Replies: 12
Views: 7748

momofone wrote:do you think it would be too much to do both the Apologia General and The Body Book? The Body Book looks like it would be so much fun! My son just turned 12.
Thanks!
Daphene
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:38 pm

Why not throw the Body Book into book basket and just let him enjoy it?
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 2nd grade and RTR
Replies: 21
Views: 10871

I am totally skipping ACW with dd and the science we are sort of doing free form. We are mostly focusing on "the Roman world" and the Usborne books. She will get it again so I am ok with this arraignment. She is still learning a lot and doing all of the projects with us. I think you are doing fine. ...
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 31349

I put it up very high.
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th Grade Plus Youngers - Getting it all done
Replies: 21
Views: 13505

Don't bring over assignments. Do just what you can and realize that you will get back to this again. When he is in 8th grade he will do ECC again more in depth. At this point just consider it exposure. Read the fun stuff, leave out anything he seems bored with and play the games. Whatever activities...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness - Sorting disobedience from other issues
Replies: 21
Views: 6003

Readiness - Sorting disobedience from other issues

How strict to be with a kindergartener? I think I have the most stubborn 5yo ever. A sweetheart, but a stinker. Let's say we are making the Phases of the Moon flash cards for lesson 2. I get out black paper and a white crayon to draw the moon phases. He decided that white isn't a good color, and wa...
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Questions about MFW author's training
Replies: 5
Views: 6754

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:00 pm It works great for us because it is a multi level program and I can easily alter things to fit their needs. Even though the advanced assignments may be recommended for his grade she can choose to skip them because he isn't really at that level. It is easy to accommo...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Do you correct every written word?
Replies: 6
Views: 3940

Make a mental note of things they misspell or common grammar issues and deal with them separately. Put those words into a spelling list, go over those grammar concepts but do it separately from things like a nature journal. Ask yourself what the main goal of the activity is. If it is not to practice...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Grading - Any advice on how to give grades while using MFW?
Replies: 19
Views: 7923

Grades - How are you giving or not giving them?

"Grades"? (how are you giving them or not giving them?) I feel like this is something I need to address before the year gets away from me! I would appreciate any tips or where to look for direction! Most of the time in ps the early grades are like "Satisfactory, Outstanding, needs improvement" They...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - Ideas for reinforcing spelling words
Replies: 25
Views: 10838

Make the curriculum fit your family, not the other way around. The goal of a spelling test is to see if he knows how to spell the words so doing it orally still meets that goal right? What is the goal of the sentence writing? Is that a good goal for your child? Is there another way to meet that goal...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 33645

You need a realistic routine, not necessarily a timed schedule. I second the flylady recommendation. I bet you already have a few routines in place, so start there. If you already get up and get dressed, add making the bed to that. After making the bed is automatic, then add emptying the dishwasher ...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - American Girl?
Replies: 22
Views: 11361

American Girl

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:23 am I have appreciated how in the sets we read the girls would make a bad decision and then face the consequences. Kirsten tries to get honey from a tree when she knows she should ask for help and ends up getting chased by a bear. She learns that her parents have rules ...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 36543

Tho boy who doesn't like school

David doesn't like school. No matter what I do he is basically offended that anything is required of him and all things "school" are considered bad. We are doing R2R. He just finished "The Bronze bow" and now he is reading "twice freed". He likes them! I have yet to tell him they are "school" books....
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Adapting
Replies: 45
Views: 19767

Add subjects in slowly. You don't have to do everything the first week. Do just MFW for a few days or a week and then add in math, then some spelling exc. Also, We are doing R2R but my second grader doesn't listen to all of the reading. She can't. She is too wiggly and she wouldn't retain much. I pi...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 39
Views: 15195

The Bible is very integrated but that doesn't stop you from going over the topics you would like. Maybe you can do that at family devotions or during school breaks. The names of Jesus are studied in "Adventures in MFW" (second grade for your purposes) MFW will keep things simple for you but try to r...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 23623

You might just want to read them more quickly so you have time to read some things not related to school as well.
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing Skills - Discussions about student writing
Replies: 47
Views: 18301

Typing

If the physical act of writing is difficult for her then I would allow her to type. Handwriting can be practiced later but the goal of any writing program is to get them writing information. Instead you are bound to get short uninspired sentences and paragraphs as the child tries to cut down the amo...
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 38154

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:01 am

I say over the summer listen to SOTW 1 and 2 on CD and that will give you a little basis for moving onto the modern years.

We are skipping CtoG for the same reason - Although I wish we weren't!

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