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About mrsfellman

  • Birthday 10/14/1983

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    Musical, ACHDer, 2nd Generation Home Educator to 3 Boys.
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  1. @lewelma I believe I was reading one of your posts that you had put together with science questions you had answered. Or am I thinking wrong?
  2. I'll have to check this out! My oldest has started playing this past winter (11 yrs old) & is constantly begging us or anyone to play against him. He needs to build skill up but already decently good.
  3. My husband & oldest son (11 yrs) really enjoyed listening to "Open Heart" by Steven Westaby. However, it does have some crass language at times, very detailed descriptions of surgeries & not all patients make it past a few days after surgery. That being said, it is a surprisingly captivating book. I am an Adult living with Congenital Heart Defects & I had Open Heart surgery 10 yrs ago so I found some parts REALLY hard to listen. 😳
  4. I do! I got the Rad City 3/step thru for Christmas & LOVE it! We live on the edge of a smaller town right by our lake/city park. I love it & can't wait to get a couple of baskets for carrying items.
  5. Hi all! I was reading through several hive comments/threads back in the deep part of winter and decided I want to use Ellen McHenry's curricula with my boys over the next couple of years. I do plan to start with Element's for this fall semester but can't decide what order to go through the rest after. My boys will be 7th, 4th & 1st (12, 9 & 7) this coming school year. I seem to recall a particuar hive mom from New Zealand that had a great comment with a good order to study the sciences but I cannot find it again!
  6. I have found Mrs. Barnett's website & emails very helpful in deciding which way to transition out of SM Primary this coming year for my oldest. Hope this helps! https://www.singaporemathlive.com/aftersingaporemath.html
  7. So after studying more on the Omnibus and reading through the comments here on WTMA it sounds like Omnibus is not a good fit for our family. I'm still trying very hard to decide between using our MOH Volume 1 next year or stay with VP SP courses (OT & Ancients). I see things about each I like. I would probably just use our MOH but my boys absolutely LOVE the VP SP courses they are doing this year. I've considered just getting 1 account for it this year and doing it together. We have a large projector/screen set up for our "tv/movie" and can even use that to do our course on next year. I will have 7th, 4th & 1st grades this year and they are all boys. I'm really looking to have all 3 in history and science together next year.
  8. My older two boys (8 & 11) have LOVED doing Veritas Press online Self Paved courses this year. To the point I'm loathed to consider switching but it is pricey. They both did 1815 to Present for History & Genesis to Joshua for Bible.
  9. This is my first year planning for a 7th grader. 🙂 I have all boys and they are each so fun and unique. After realizing this year that with my own personal health struggles I need more outside help we started using WTMA and Veritas Press SP courses. I have been super happy with both sources and then added on SingaporeMathLive as another source to help me out. Next year I'm considering dropping VP and doing MoH. I want all 3 boys to study the ancient times together and also plan to do science course together. So far I have for my oldest... Math: HighSchoolMathLive course, Probably Pre-Algebra. I have him taking placement tests today but judging from where he is in SM Primary and how confident he is in Math I think Pre-Algebra may be our fit. If not he'll do their Pre-Pre-Algebra course. Grammar/LA: WTMA he is enrolled for Expository Writing and then Grammar 2 in the Spring. He loves to read so we will keep up with interest lead books. History: Ancient Times with brothers Science: Elements with Ellen McHenry for at least 1st semester (also with younger brothers) Spelling: He's finishing Spelling WorkOut G this year! 🙂 Extra Curriculars: Soccer (been in soccer since 1st grade🥰) I'd like to have him add in an instrument or a language soon. I was a private music teacher for a decade before having my own littles (and medical stuff) so I could teach him piano, violin, mandolin or guitar but so far he hasn't shown much interest. I might just make this year a year of piano since it's such a great base and see if he wants to change to a different instrument in 8th grade. I'd love to have him join our local jr/high school band as I know the leader and he's an awesome musician but I don't know about dealing with all the "red tape" to get the school to allow him too.
  10. I also only used the T.E. of MCT except for the Practice Island book.
  11. My oldest is finishing Prep for Ex. Writing this semester and I'm looking at the teachers for Exp. Writing 1 for the next year. Ms. Otto is his Grammar teacher for this semester and we like her alot but she isn't teaching Exp. Writing 1. His current Prep of Exp. Writing is Mrs. Scott and we like her too but she is also not listed for teaching Exp. Writing 1. Does anyone here have experience with the other teachers for that class, Ms. Samuelson, Ms. Strickler or Ms. Bouse?
  12. My middle son is 3rd grade this year & we are working through summer to get him 4th grade ready for fall but my youngest is in K/1st this year. The younger two haven't loved Singapore but I can't tell if its just not a right fit for those early years for us or if its them being different. My older DS did K, 1st & 3rd at a private school so whe didn't do the early levels of Singapore.
  13. I did not realize this! I'll have to look further into. I thought about having all 3 boys do the SP History course & just have older DS do a little extra assignments from me.
  14. I am working on our curriculum choices for the coming school year & I am feeling uncertain on where to go with History. I will have a 7th grader (12 yrs old this summer), 4th grader (a bit delayed in reading/spelling but we are making lots of headway with our change to LoE) & my youngest is 1st/2nd grade. All are boys. 😊 I want all to start back at Ancient times as we have already studied Middle Ages & Modern Times. My oldest 2 have been doing & loving V.P. S.P. History & Bible this year. I have been considering moving older DS to their Omnibus Course & having the younger 2 do the SP History for Old Test/Ancient Egypt but I don't feel "sold" on Omnibus as being right for ODS. I have considered switching to either Mystery of History or SOTW. But my boys LOVE anything online, especially with videos & games. I also like the idea of having at least 1 subject we can all do together. Anyone on here have experience with Omnibus? Pros/Cons? Should I consider the other two curriculum choices instead & let go the computer aspect of VP SP? My boys all hate physically writing stuff. We do it but I also don't want to force lots of writing in other subjects. I already scribe half of math for the younger boys because it's what they hate the most about schoolwork.
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