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About MrsBanjoClown

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  1. I have 4 boys who are 11, 8 (9 this month), 2, and 7 months. I homeschooled my older two for 2 years (K and 2nd, 1st and 3rd). They have been back in public school for the past 2 years. My oldest is thriving in public school - he tended to butt heads with me. My second is doing well academically, but according to his teacher he is so advanced academically that there are no kids at the school who could be considered his peers. He spends a lot of the school day reading and not paying attention (sometimes he will have 4 books out at once, according to his teacher). Both of them are making a
  2. http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/503226-anda-4th-grade-thread-come-on-people-join-in/
  3. I found the old 4th grade thread from February, but I am wondering if anyone else has changed their plans since then. Here is my current 4th grade plans, and they are pretty much complete since I have ordered all of the curricula! It feels like a lot, but hopefully we won't be doing school ALL day! Bible: Continue with Sword Fighting and also start daily quiet times with assigned Bible passages (these are already in a pdf I found, so I don't have to prepare anything). Math: Singapore 4 Standards w/ Challenging Word Problems 4 Spelling: Rod & Staff Spelling By Sound & Structure
  4. Are the composition exercises in R&S 4 plus narrations for History enough for writing? I want a thorough program, but not a repetitive one. Would this be enough for 4th grade?
  5. If I use CAP W&R for writing, which would be a better choice to go alongside - MCT Town or Rod & Staff 4? He completed MCT Island last year.
  6. I'm sorry I can't help with your question, because I am kind of in the same situation. Did you ever decide what to do? We just finished GI and I am trying to decide if I want to do R&S 4 this coming year or MCT Town. How did it go doing R&S4 after Island?
  7. Thank you. Can anyone who uses MCT help me with this? If we really need to go with Town for 4th, we may be able to swing it, but I was really hoping something like R&S or Hake could work well between Island and Town.
  8. We used MCT Island for 3rd grade, and loved it, but we are not going to be able to afford to purchase Town for this coming year. Would Rod & Staff 4 be too much review or would it be a good curriculum to use for this situation? ETA: I see that some of you that use MCT supplement with Hake. Would Hake for 4th, then Town work?
  9. Does anyone know when BA 4C and 4D should be released? I'm trying to decide whether or not to use BA as a stand-alone curriculum for my rising 4th grader. I can't afford both BA and Singapore, and my son is responding really well to the one guide and practice book we currently have (3A). He has finished Singapore 3 already.
  10. IMO Prima is a lot harder than SSL. My boys were K and 2nd when we did SSL. I got PL used and plan to use it since we have it. I had a baby in October, so this year I was very pregnant, then had a newborn, then moved in December, so Latin was just the easiest thing to let go of.
  11. I keep finding myself drawn back to this for next year. It will be our 3rd year homeschooling and I have never used a boxed curriculum before. We have been using SOTW for history and will be in book 3 next year. I feel like it will help me to have something already planned out for me. I will have a 4th grader and a 2nd grader, as well as a toddler. The price is what is holding me back. Does anyone have anything they can share about MFW Exploration to 1850 that can help me decide whether to go with this or what I was already planning? *I like that I can get art and music to go with it - I
  12. I have been homeschooling my rising 4th and 2nd graders for 2 years. My aunt called me today and said she is considering taking my cousin (rising 8th grader) out of school next year. He has been having trouble finishing and turning in his work and is really miserable at school. He texts her and tells her he just wants to go home. He isn't doing very well academically. He has been off of his ADHD medicine, and she put him back on it, but it makes him depressed. She is interested in a fully online program because she doesn't think she would be able to handle teaching him herself. She want
  13. How much of a difference is there in the U.S. and Standards editions of level 3? My boys have done Standards for 2nd, and my oldest did U.S. for 3rd because it was practically given to me. Would it be hard for him to now move to Standards again for 4th, and let my younger son do U.S. for 3rd and back to Standards for 4th as well?
  14. Oh, I am only asking for one sentence right now. We are using the workbook and there is a place for the instructor to write and the student to copy. What I mean is that his whole narration will be: "Grasshoppers were everywhere.", when I know he is very capable of something like "Grasshoppers fell from the cloud in the sky.".
  15. Thank you for your reply! He is doing WWE1 now, and I was thinking of using IEW Bible Heroes. He really likes WWE, but when he does his narrations, he will purposely make them as short as possible so that he doesn't have to copy as much.
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