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  1. I’m switching one of my kids to Saxon 5/4. We did the first lesson today and I’d read the intro and set a timer for 5 minutes to do the Math Fact page listed in the warm up. She did that, we continued with the warm up and did the mental math and the word problem, then we did the lesson and all the practice problems. But now that I think about it, I’m second guessing myself. She did nowhere near all the facts on the sheet. She just worked for 5 minutes. I figure over time and daily practice she’ll increase. In other places the instructions say to do all the problems, which we did in the warm up, lesson practice, and mixed practice. Did I do it correctly or is she supposed to do all the fact practice problems? If so, it’ll take her a lot longer than 5 minutes to do.
  2. Hello everyone, My name is Christina and I have a 4 and 2 year old. I recently purchased "The Well Trained Mind" and am looking for some resources and encouragement. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with how/where to start. My 4 year old went to 3 year pre-school last year but I always felt the pull to home-school my kids. After ordering the book I really think this is the avenue I need to persue with our home-schooling. Do any of you here have any good places to start?? Thank you!!
  3. Okay, here's a tall order for the hive. I'm trying to help a friend who is starting homeschooling next year with her K'er. Their ultimate goal is to get him into a Christian private school when their financial circumstances change, but in the mean time, they are homeschooling. She is not very confident in herself as a homeschooler and is also expecting baby #2 in August. I'm trying to help her find a curriculum that includes all of these characteristics (or as many as possible): * Christian perspective * preferably classically-oriented * very easy to implement, well laid out, low prep - holds her hand a lot * flexible schedules, but definitely the schedule figured out for her * includes hands-on activities for her squirrelly kinesthetic learner * lends itself well to an easy transition back into private school at a later date She did the quiz about different curriculum approaches in Cathy Duffy's 101 Picks and ended up with preferences as follows: #1 Classical, #2 Umbrella, #3 Charlotte Mason, and #4 Traditional (2, 3, and 4 all very close). Any ideas of something that would be a good fit for her?
  4. Hi! My oldest is almost 3 and I have an almost 1 year old. We are planning on homeschooling from a Christian perspective once our kids get older and I've been researching options and possibilities. I'm very excited about homeschooling! Obviously I have a while before structured homeschool needs to take place, but what advice do you have for someone preparing to start the homeschool journey in a few years? What books would you recommend for me to read to help me prepare for this task?
  5. Background: My dd9 and dd10 are both in 4th and currently finishing up with a virtual academy using the k12 curriculum. The state testing and restrictions has us fed up and done with public schooling at home and we are ready to move to traditional homeschooling. I read the WTM years ago, but due to some family circumstances went with the academy. That said, I pulled out my 2004 WTM and am overwhelmed, but chipping away at things. My twin dd4 are easy and for K we will be doing Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading (we have the Bob books and our library has many level readers), HWT (what was used for my older two, I know I can teach this), maybe some FIAR working in math, coloring, cutting, science, etc. If only 5th was so easy! Plan so far for 5th: Science we already have and have used and like :) Math: Teaching Textbooks History: Story of the World Writing: ? Logic: Mind Benders and Red Herrings Language: ? Spelling: ? Latin: ? I have looked a bit into the suggestions in WTM for Writing, Spelling, Language, and Latin. Nothing jumps out at me so any advice is welcome :) My questions: Are there new resources suggested in the updated WTM? I have 2004 edition. Were I to do Language Lessons what level would I start at? We have not done sentence diagramming. Neither of my girls are fantastic spellers, though the DD10 reads better than DD9 and I think spells better simply because she has been exposed to a greater variety of words in her reading. Any and all advice is more than welcome. I am pretty set on what I typed into my plan above (I know some aren't fond of TT for math.) As I said, though, all advice welcome. Thanks in advance, I think I will go take a couple deep breaths and read some books to my kids. All of the curriculum searching is getting to my head a bit, lol Deanne
  6. I'm gearing up to homeschool next year and am feeling a bit overwhelmed! Do you have suggestions on where to begin? I have a 5th and 3rd grader. I would LOVE to find other homeschoolers in Westchester, NY. Is anybody out there?
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