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by mamanlait
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #2: New US2 High School Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 5824

Re: Sneak Peek #2: New US2 High School Guide

I LOVE this pick! I'm still giddy from Beautiful Girlhood :) several years back and Stepping Heavenward last year. Honestly, my dd is never as excited as me but I know some day she will understand the value of our conversations. Thank you for "scheduling" this girl-talk! This is what makes homeschoo...
by mamanlait
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 10
Views: 3247

Re: Foerster's Algebra

Wow! That was such helpful advice! Thank you for taking the time to explain how your sons have differed in their math paths and how you've accommodated them both. I feel much better about staying the course with Foerster even if we don't finish Pre-Calc in the end. It is a really incredible Algebra ...
by mamanlait
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 10
Views: 3247

Re: Foerster's Algebra

I guess my concern is mostly that we will just keep getting behind with every subject and not make it to Pre-Calc. I wouldn't be so concerned if I thought the Alg 2/Trig book was mostly Pre-Cal. Does anyone know if there is a Foerster's PreCalc or has anyone used Foersters Alg 2 to know how much mor...
by mamanlait
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 10
Views: 3247

Re: Foerster's Algebra

Reviving this older thread because we are just now half-way through Foerster's and it's nearly March. We are on track to only be done with Chapter 9 of 14 at year's end. ugh. We followed the schedule from MWB which usually scheduled odds but I found that often times my dd needed more time on section...
by mamanlait
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Concerned about future grades in Singapore Math
Replies: 8
Views: 1924

Re: Concerned about future grades in Singapore Math

I've gone through Singapore twice now. My second is finishing 5A soon. Singapore has a wide spiral. You DO go back and review but it's similar to the way R&S is in terms of that wide spiral (not daily review but monthly or bi-monthly). I do have to remind dd about certain math concepts. Today, for e...
by mamanlait
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Rod and Staff English help
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Rod and Staff English help

Rod & Staff 5 if tough. I remember all too well that year. ;-) I can only tell you what we did. We drudged through and eventually it got easier. Every R&S book gets easier towards the end. I almost re-did book 5 until I realized that book 6 was pretty much a review year of 5 plus a little bit more. ...
by mamanlait
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

Re: Foerster's Algebra

We are using Foerster's right now and it is a very well written text where the lessons are extremely well-explained. There is ample review for most students. My daughter actually needs a bit slower pace with the text and so we do odds one day and evens the next. We will take 1.5 years to complete th...
by mamanlait
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New Math Reccomendation after Singapore 6A/6B
Replies: 17
Views: 19405

Re: New Math Reccomendation after Singapore 6A/6B

Are the Master Books available yet on the HOD website?
by mamanlait
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: World Geography - Rooted and Grounded
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: World Geography - Rooted and Grounded

We modify by making this a "together" and oral subject. I have turned this into MY daily Bible study as well. She did it as written on her own for the first 6 weeks and really dreaded "Bible". That absolutely wasn't going to fly at my house. You can hate science or history or math but NOT Bible. :? ...
by mamanlait
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about Rev to Rev maps
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Question about Rev to Rev maps

I am guessing they are customized because they are done in the exact order that they appear in the guide. I printed them all out at the beginning of the year and stuck them in a file folder in dd's organizer. She simply pulled the next one in line each time a map was called for.
by mamanlait
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Crazy to switch curriculum in October???
Replies: 10
Views: 3096

Re: Crazy to switch curriculum in October???

You aren't crazy to switch!! I used MFW years ago, btw, and I know where you are coming from. I know the "right" answer is to see where each child places and then to place them accordingly. The not so right answer is: if you enjoy family style learning and don't necessarily need the hand-holding for...
by mamanlait
Sat May 30, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #7: New American History Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 12760

Re: Sneak Peek #7: New American History Guide

I am looking forward to reading these choices. Wow! I can't even imagine having read all of these stories and novels as a junior in high school! I am pleased that you have chosen to incorporate journaling within this study rather than the typical questions and answers. Many thanks for your careful a...
by mamanlait
Fri May 29, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Maintaining closeness when running multiple guides
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: Maintaining closeness when running multiple guides

That is very helpful, jennymommy. Having some specific book ideas will help me.
Also, thank you for affirming my feelings. ;) Sometimes I feel that I'm just being melancholy as my kids age.
by mamanlait
Fri May 29, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Maintaining closeness when running multiple guides
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Maintaining closeness when running multiple guides

I am feeling disconnected with my children as I run two different and fairly independent guides. Can you help me to brainstorm ways to reconnect during the day while homeschooling? I often feel less of the homeschooling mother and more of the enforcement police. :) I suppose this is complimentary to...
by mamanlait
Fri May 01, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Trying to decide on curriculum
Replies: 19
Views: 2451

Re: Trying to decide on curriculum

What about combining your 10 and 8 year old into Preparing (10 y.o. will use Extensions) and placing your 6 year old in Beyond. I think Preparing is the PERFECT curriculum for a first year homeschooler. It's high-interest, it's gentle without lacking depth, and it's a grande overview of world histor...