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  1. Biblioplan Truthquest My Father's World
  2. 1) Add a US history spine to do along side of SOTW. 2) Add more readers and read-alouds pertaining to US history. 3) Both - add a US history spine and more US-focused readers and read alouds. If you add a US history spine, what do you use? Thanks!
  3. Same here! I used a combination of TQ AHYS 1 and BF Early American Primary and Intermediate this year. I love to plan, but then I end up spending most of my time planning. I never get half of what I have planned done, so most of that time was wasted anyway. I ordered MFW 1850 to Modern last week. It's due to come tomorrow. I can't wait!
  4. My two oldest do their math in their rooms while I do math with my 1st grader at the kitchen table. I grade his math immediately after he's finished or check as he's doing it (the same for his handwriting and Explode the Code). When my older two finish their math lesson they come to the kitchen table, grab the TM and grade their lesson right there with me in view. They have to use a colored pen and circle anything that's wrong. I then look it over quickly to see what mistakes they made and have them do corrections right there at the table on another sheet of paper. This has actually worke
  5. In the past we have done a math lesson 2 days a week, 30 min of independent reading daily and piano practice daily. I really try to get 3 math lessons done a week and daily journal writing, but that doesn't seem to ever happen. My dc are on a swimming league in the summer, and it takes up a lot of time each day. Oh, one year I put together a packet of math fun sheets I copied from the internet or The Teacher's Mailbox and just had them work through them at their leisure through the summer. They did have to be completed before we started formal schooling back up though.
  6. My two oldest dc read Little Pilgrim's progress on their own at ages 10 and 9. They LOVED it!
  7. You must have a good representative! My MUS rep is Queen's Homeschool and they are slow, slow, slow. When I have ordered MUS in the past it always took about two weeks. My ds has the same rep and has used MUS for years. She's always had to wait about two weeks also. One time it took three weeks for her to get her order. I have a homeschool convention in three weeks. I'm going to wait to purchase what I want then, even though I need it now. It would take that long to get it anyway. Plus, I'll save on the shipping. I wish there were some way to switch reps.
  8. The student pack is the student workbook and test book, so that is what you would purchase for any additional dc using the same level.
  9. Thanks! I must admit, MUS was what came to mind first. I had ds take the placement test today and he would start in Epsilon. I guess that's not too bad. I do like the fact that MUS would be less teacher-intensive than BJU. I just worry about the higher levels not being strong enough.
  10. Would these work well together? I tried Singapore with my older two dc, but it just didn't have enough practice and review on it's own. My oldest used it through 4A, but always as a supplement to Rod & Staff. My 1st grader is now doing R & S, but he hates it. He seems to GET math better than my older two dc, but hates the drill of R & S. I'm wondering if Singapore with the BJU Reviews book (has drill on one side of the page and review problems on the other side) would be ideal. I just don't feel comfortable using Singapore without something else for more practice and drill wo
  11. Could someone compare these two for me please? Academically are they pretty equal? I'd like to stick with either one through high school. Which has more constant review? My ds10 has mostly used spiral maths, as he needs lots of review or he forgets past concepts. However, he doesn't seem to really GET what he's doing. That's especially important because he wants to be an engineer. I need to find a mastery math program with plenty of review. Rod & Staff is definitely out! We started out with that for 1st grade and half of 2nd grade. We had tears every day. To this day he loathes
  12. Thank you! This sounds like it could work. I'm tempted to buy a copy of the TG before the convention so I have more time to look it over. Hmmm......
  13. This would be for a 7th, 6th and tag-a-long 2nd grader. We've never used MFW before. I've been considering it for several years, as I love the Biblical and missions focus, and the fact that it is completely planned out (I love to plan but end up spending more time planning than teaching), except for readers so I can use what I want. I love older books and have collected a lot from used book stores and Amazon Marketplace. I'd hate to have to buy specific books and not be able to use what we have. I suppose the biggest thing that holds me back (besides the cost) is that I hate jumping aroun
  14. Do you plan to use MUS all the way up? My oldest ds is not at all mathy, but he says he wants to be a mechanical engineer. I have thought about having him use MUS all the way up, but I worry that it won't be "enough" for him. Will you be switching to something else for higher maths or are you confident MUS is just as good in those levels? Thanks!
  15. I understand. My two oldest are not mathy dc. I know my switching math programs a lot didn't help. I also need/needed something that isn't too teacher-intensive and is easy for a non-mathy mom to teach. My third dc is a first grader this year. I originally planned to use Rod & Staff through the 2nd or 3rd grade years (love the solid foundation in math facts), then use Saxon the rest of the way up. However, R & S is causing tears for my ds, just as it did for his older brother. I love it, but it is very dry and more writing than my dc can handle. I've tried to do a lot of it ora
  16. Any followers? How is it working out for you? Do you use the guides or make your own plans? Do you keep your dc together or have them each follow their own modules so they all start with Bible/Ancient Egypt? Thanks so much!
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