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by mamanlait
Fri May 01, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 10
Views: 3247

Re: Foerster's Algebra

Thank you, Stephanie. Still looking for roughly how long you "budget" into your day for Foerster's. Also, how frequently have you pulled out the thumb drive to get help with a chapter (once a week/month/never)? :wink: I know that will vary depending on my teaching comfort and my student's math abili...
by mamanlait
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 10
Views: 3247

Foerster's Algebra

How much time do you allot each day for Foerster's? Do you use it 5 days a week or 4 days in order to finish during the school year? Any tips on scheduling or use would be greatly appreciated!
by mamanlait
Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #5: New American History Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 10925

Re: Sneak Peek #5: New American History Guide

I love this choice!!! Michael Farris has been a household name in my family for more than 5 years because of his work with the constitutional support of Parental Rights. This will be one of the subject areas in the new guide that I look forward to participating in. I'm so glad they are in DVD form! ...
by mamanlait
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: R&S in highschool
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: R&S in highschool

We are continuing in the same pattern because the book is still written the same way. We typically do everything orally that can be done orally and when a writing assignment appears or a diagramming assignment, we logically switch to paper or white board.
by mamanlait
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WG Living Library: Word to Caesar
Replies: 3
Views: 896

WG Living Library: Word to Caesar

My daughter is absolutely loving this book and wanted me to encourage other families to have their kids read it. :D She mentioned that it has been placed on her "favorite books list". As an aside, I'm reading Big John's Secret (the next book in the Living Library set) and I'm really enjoying it. I k...
by mamanlait
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Typo on the cover of the World Religion Notebook?
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: Typo on the cover of the World Religion Notebook?

Iowa Mom & Carrie, I just wanted to mention that when we opened up the Notebooking pages a few months ago to begin WG, my daughter asked the same questions: "is this the proper use of an apostrophe?" "is it supposed to be used possessively?" I was so impressed with her keen eye and the mere fact tha...
by mamanlait
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #4: New American History Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 15978

Re: Sneak Peek #4: New American History Guide

I'm really grateful for the scheduling of a government curriculum. I would have NO idea how to select or implement such a program. I am glad to see that the authors of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy have another book and that it is being used. :wink:
by mamanlait
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Math after Singapore 6A-B
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: Math after Singapore 6A-B

My dd finished 6B in 6th grade and we wandered around for 7th trying to find a good fit. I knew she needed a PreAlgebra program because she wasn't ready for Alg 1. I'm not very pleased with what we tried so I won't mention it here but I do plan to use Math Mammoth 7a/7b after Singapore 6b for next d...
by mamanlait
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #2: New American History Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 7782

Re: Sneak Peek #2: New American History Guide

I'm especially excited about the music. If these books/CD's are anything like the previous ones in MMtM and before, they include the musical score. I love how my daughter would sing the hymns with music in hand. Our church service is contemporary so these historical and God-honoring hymns are oh so ...
by mamanlait
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 18992

Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

I'm very excited about these choices! Thank you for including these topics!!!
by mamanlait
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: "just a little more" takes lots of time
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: "just a little more" takes lots of time

I'm so thankful for this conversation. It's tough as homeschoolers not to follow every new product-whim that pops up and interject another product into the day. This was my weak area prior to HOD (I used a more open ended history program that never gave me a set stopping point and we accomplished ju...
by mamanlait
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Essentials in Writing Praise and Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: Essentials in Writing Praise and Question

Dorinda, I'm not sure what HOD would recommend; but, if I were you, I'd try WH with the recommended writing grade (the EIW 11). We are using WG right now and not all of the lessons of EIW 10 are scheduled into the guide. There are sub-lessons like 10B or "optional" this or that which are left out. I...
by mamanlait
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: algebra problems in Sing. 4A
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: algebra problems in Sing. 4A

Gwenny, Do you have the TM (not just the answer book)? That's one of the biggest reasons I have it. The solutions give the bar graphs so you can show your dc how to solve the word problems the Singapore way. :) My brain immediately goes to solving many of the problems in a traditional algebraic way ...
by mamanlait
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Middle School Math - BEFORE Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 30
Views: 20527

Re: Middle School Math - BEFORE Foerster's Algebra

LOL...that makes more sense. I was starting to feel like a real slacker! 8) I'm glad you feel confident about just keeping a sure and steady pace! In terms of 7th/8th math, I think some kids really are ready to start Algebra in Junior High but my oldest was not even though she had been prepared from...
by mamanlait
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Middle School Math - BEFORE Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 30
Views: 20527

Re: Middle School Math - BEFORE Foerster's Algebra

Katrina, You are making me feel bad. :? My oldest has done Singapore K-6B and I've never recorded any grades prior to Algebra! We just give stickers for completion and have to redo missed problems. Youngest is 10 and starting 4B. I'll tell you the one thing I learned with oldest and that is DO NOT R...