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by HSmommi2mine
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 30295

yes and no

My dd loves school and is excited to do school. She is only 6yo but we have had to learn tough things (phonics) and she still overall enjoys school and is reading well. She does "say" she doesn't like school occasionally but she is just mimicking her older brother. My 10yo likes to learn what he cho...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Language Arts - Lesson Plans and Scope
Replies: 33
Views: 13135

Re: Any insight on language arts?

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:13 pm Ask a few basic questions. My sister hs's my dn and after reading a story my sis asks some form of these questions. - Who were the characters in the story? - What was the setting? - What problem was solved? - What did you like best about this story? - and sometimes ...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 25170

The thing is

MFW has pared things down to a manageable size. It just lists the best activities and books and you don't have to wade through hundreds of choices. Also, the library books are great, wonderful even, but you can do MFW with just the books in the package if you need to.
by HSmommi2mine
Tue May 22, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - Math/LA & when do you consider switching?
Replies: 14
Views: 8075

When it doesn't work

After 3 years of homeschooling I have recently changed a bunch of things. * I changed our writing program because there were tears and he simply hated to write ANYTHING. I consider it a curriculum that is not working for us. * We switched from our old history program to MFW as well. My first instinc...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri May 18, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - How to avoid ''Over-educating our first child''
Replies: 18
Views: 13077

In your case

I think it is very easy to push our oldest child too much. I also think it is terrible to keep a child back simply due to age. My question for you is why/ how did she learn to read? Did you initiate teaching her to read, or did she? With one so young I would never do school unless they wanted to but...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu May 17, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 25372

It was very common

It was very common in that time period for people who worked in other countries to send their families back to England. Many times the tropics were not considered "Healthy". This was not just true of missionaries but of military and other government workers as well. It was culturally fine at the tim...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon May 07, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia math requirements?
Replies: 9
Views: 6859

If you think

He won't be ready for the course after General science you could always spend a year with one of their Elementary books by Fulbright. these are really interesting and would be esy to supplement with extra books from the library. they are not little kids - ish at all.
by HSmommi2mine
Mon May 07, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Something to remember about Math struggles
Replies: 12
Views: 7413

Encouragement - Something to remember about Math struggles

Math: You will hit snags with ANY math program. You will need to alter ANY program to fit your student. That may mean moving more quickly or slowly through a program. Only doing part of the problems for a given lesson. Or playing math games to cement the math facts in his head. If you find something...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Combining - Can we do TWO math programs?
Replies: 9
Views: 8006

Combining - Can we do TWO math programs?

Could one possibly do TWO math programs? I keep finding Singapore interesting, and wonder about it for my 2nd grader in the fall. Is there a way to incorporate both our current math program together with Singapore? Or is that too complicated and confusing? If I CAN do both, how would you recommend ...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 16864


ALL of my kids have room time. Even the 9yo. This give me a break. He does Legos or reading mostly. I would encourage you to let even the big kids have quiet time alone.