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About MeganW

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  1. Can anyone suggest a Bible survey course for 8th & 9th graders? Looking to make sure that my crew has a good overview, basic Biblical timeline, etc. I feel like they know all the common Sunday School stories, and have done lots of devotions and so on, but I just want to be sure they know how it all fits together. Looking for something structured like a class - tests and so on, not just reading through the Bible in a year. We are mainstream Protestant and I can work around minor theological differences.. THANKS!
  2. The in person biology class that I was counting on for the upcoming school year fell through, so I am trying to find a replacement. I can teach my kids anything, except science. That's not on the table. I can of course supervise labs, I just can't teach the whole thing. I have triplets who are going into 9th grade. The boy is very mathy and hopes to get into the state's governor's school for science and math his 11th & 12th grade years, so I need a biology that will prepare him for that. The girls are less mathy and not super enthusiastic about biology. Thoughts about Shormann / DI
  3. Don't count down - count up. "Do this 100 fact sheet - try to finish in less than 20 minutes!" Start the timer. It takes the child 13 minutes. "Try to beat yesterday's time of 13 minutes! Yay! You did it in 12!" Keep on working until you are fluent!
  4. I have one kiddo whose natural gifting is NOT math. We have taken a PreAlgebra class this year at a university model school, but I think we need to do some review before starting Algebra. I am looking at Derek Owens for this summer. Some of the topics she definitely knows and should breeze through. Others, though, she is shaky on. How easy is it to personalize DO PreAlgebra to speed through some topics and really focus on others? I am having a hard time figuring out what exactly the course looks like. You watch a bunch of short videos, then do the week's work? Is she going to need
  5. I would hit it from a couple different angles. Name them different things so she doesn't think she is doing all math all day. It's all in the perception. 🙂 - Math Facts - math is going to be awful from 4th grade on up if you don't have the facts down cold. Apps, games, and such for five minutes a day, and a speed drill (100 problems, mixed operations) once a day. We time the speed drill and then try to beat the time each day. Every missed fact adds 3 seconds to your time. One of my kiddos started at 18 minutes because she was working every one. She is now down to 2 minutes, but it
  6. How long would you expect a 7th grader to take to get through Getting Started With Latin? Let's assume 20 or so minutes a day, 4 to 5 days a week. Is this a one month thing, or six months, or a full year?
  7. My 7th grader is taking First Form Latin 2 days a week at a university model school. She is getting a decent grade because we work the recitations a LOT and so everything is memorized cold. But she doesn't truly understand the translating due to some minor learning challenges. I would like to do something (somewhat fun if at all possible) this summer to shore up the understanding before she goes into Second Form next year. She won't care if the book is too young for her if it is fun. Can you suggest something that really clearly explains HOW Latin conjugations and declensions work, and pr
  8. Can you recommend a good book or a documentary about Versailles? (I found several that were painfully boring - need an interesting one!) This would be for upper elementary / middle school. Thanks!
  9. We just did IEW as it's own separate thing. It kinda went along with our history, but anything that they learned history-wise was just a bonus.
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