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by jer2911mom
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Middle School Math - BEFORE Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 30
Views: 20661

Re: Middle School Math - BEFORE Foerster's Algebra

Katrina, I have used Singapore, MM, and CLE, and I have found BJU to be the middle ground I was looking for. It is conceptual but still provides the underlying structure that MM was lacking as far as having them show their work (or at least the equations they are using to solve the problem), practic...
by jer2911mom
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing Unit 13 Invisible Ink Project
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Preparing Unit 13 Invisible Ink Project

Ok, thank you! It's good to know not to expect it to stay on the page and to watch quickly for the message or you miss it.

Thanks,
Kathy
by jer2911mom
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing Unit 13 Invisible Ink Project
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Preparing Unit 13 Invisible Ink Project

Hi, I did a search and cannot find a thread on this. We tried the invisible ink project and it seems like the water washed the baking soda away or something. A few letters were briefly visible as the water was applied, but it disappeared quickly and we never could read the whole thing. Any suggestio...
by jer2911mom
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Math sequence?
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: Math sequence?

Maria Miller, the author of Math Mammoth, which is similar to Singapore, says this on her website:

"I am in the process of writing a full pre-algebra curriculum during 2014 (Math Mammoth Grade 7)."

So this might be one possibility for a pre-algebra option in 7th grade.

HTH,
Kathy
by jer2911mom
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger Unit 21, Day 3 Johnnycakes
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Bigger Unit 21, Day 3 Johnnycakes

Thanks, we ended up making them with 1 cup milk and 2 tbsp oil and they turned out fine. So it's supposed to be 1 cup + 2 tbsp milk and 4 tbsp oil?

Thanks,
Kathy
by jer2911mom
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger Unit 21, Day 3 Johnnycakes
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Bigger Unit 21, Day 3 Johnnycakes

Can anyone tell me what "1 cup milk + 2 Tablespoons, 4 Tablespoons cooking oil" means in this recipe? Are we supposed to add 2 tablespoons of milk in addition to the 1 cup, or is that a misprint on the tablespoons of oil?

Thanks!
Kathy
by jer2911mom
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Organizing tips of old curriculum?
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Organizing tips of old curriculum?

My girls are 3 years apart and I've decided to let my older dd keep the books out until the year I need them for my younger dd. Then I collect them all and put them away in that year's tub until we use them. After we are done, they go back out on the bookshelves where they can be easily accessed. I ...
by jer2911mom
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Carrie and Julie's Dad
Replies: 54
Views: 4457

Re: Carrie and Julie's Dad

Dear Carrie and Julie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad must have been a wonderful man to have daughters like you. His legacy lives on in your families and in your work for the Lord. I'll be praying for God to carry you, comfort you, and give you peace as you do the hard work of grie...
by jer2911mom
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #1: New World History Guide
Replies: 21
Views: 15379

Re: Sneak Peek #1: New World History Guide

Hi Carrie, This sounds like a really interesting program and the DVD component sounds super nice. I was wondering if you could share a little about what your understanding is of colleges' expectations regarding "lab science". Is it the trend now in high schools to not do as much hands-on lab work th...
by jer2911mom
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Let's share our schedules!
Replies: 182
Views: 200264

Re: Let's share our schedules!

Thank you for your reply, Carrie! :D I am using a couple of Come Look With Me art books that are correlating well with Bigger in a low-key way, but I appreciate that the hymn study is already included for me. :D We tend to just have a box of various music CDs in our school area and listen to those d...
by jer2911mom
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Let's share our schedules!
Replies: 182
Views: 200264

Re: Let's share our schedules!

Hi Carrie! WAY back in 2008 you posted this schedule for Bigger with your son Shaw: 2007-2008 Shaw Grade 3 "Bigger Hearts..." Schedule 9:10-9:30 Quiet Time: Read one Bible story. Do one page of Greek. Do one page of Cheerful Cursive. (in morning room) 9:30-9:45 Chores: Take out garbages, put away s...
by jer2911mom
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New: Placement Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: New: Placement Advice Please

Another option might be to do Beyond 3-4 days a week, Bigger 5 days a week, and CTC half-speed. That would help you ease into using HOD. Your dd has time to spread out Beyond and Bigger so she doesn't hit Preparing until 4th grade. Your ds8.5 could do Bigger this year and Preparing next year, and be...
by jer2911mom
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: scheduling question
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: scheduling question

Hugs, it sounds like you are doing a great job. Hang in there! When my younger dd was 2.5 and my older dd was in K, we did the work that required no interruptions during naptime. It made the days feel really long, but it was what we had to do. We are using Bigger now, and I was wondering if you coul...
by jer2911mom
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger Unit 4 Day 2 Science - need help
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Bigger Unit 4 Day 2 Science - need help

Thanks, farmfamily! I appreciate your sharing what you found. I was having a really hard time finding the information I needed online. I did see more on ribbon worms than roundworms, like you mentioned. We are finding the science notebooking to be time-consuming for us as well, but like you, I think...
by jer2911mom
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger Unit 4 Day 2 Science - need help
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Bigger Unit 4 Day 2 Science - need help

Thanks, they also do a flatworm, but are supposed to do a roundworm and a segmented worm as well.

Kathy