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Okay…I know I have asked a lot of questions, my brain gets going in one direction and then switches. I almost had myself talked into just going w/ My Father’s World for my 7th and 8th grader and changed my mind. I have a hard time starting “slow” w/ this, I found something I am very drawn to, CM methods, and want to get going w/ my older daughters. One thing I am not sure of is the easiest way to do a timeling w/ them. I can’t print out the Book of Centuries because at this point in time I don’t have a reliable printer. Does anyone have any ideas on a good “pre made” book that the kids can have as their “own” for a timeline book. Once you get that where do you start? What do you do for timeline figures? Should I just start w/ Module 1 in History/Geography and go from their, having them learn to narrate and then as we read something they can mark it in the timeline?
Thanks for your help..please remember I am pregnant and time is getting closer for baby and for me to get my school stuff ordered 🙂 My brain seems to be unable to focus for very long and I need lots of repitition!!
Thanks a lot,
Wife to Clayton for 17 years
Mother to dd14, dd12, ds10, dd7, dd4, ds2 and baby Josiah due in Feb.CindySParticipant
I think you’ve got it, Kim! You can make your own timeline book with a line across the top and some card stock. Although you are sure to find plenty of premade ones to choose from. Starting all of your children at the same module will give you the ease of not trying to teach too many different subjects (while caring for a newborn) and will allow your older children to pitch in and help out with teaching the younger ones’ studies (while you care for a newborn). It will also give your 7th grader ample time to go through the whole history rotation and you can squeeze a little for your 8th grader as the years go by.
We also started our timelines late and now I am putting a ‘timeline’ slot into our week where they can just add things that they already know. It will help to round it out and also be a good review of things we have studied in the past. We do not own a special timeline software, but there are some available. I cannot think of any names at the moment…someone else will post some, I’m sure.
Another thought…The internet is wonderful, but we do not get the benefit of tone of voice and facial expressions to understand one’s intentions. Having said that…I did not mean “I think you’ve got it,” in that you were too dense to ‘get it’ until now, Kim! I meant in that it is wonderful to have a sense of settledness after putting so much thought and prayer into a matter.
Also, about the timeline; that would be another opportunity for your older ones to help with the smaller ones as they guide them in making their own timeline book (while you care for a newborn!).
Oh my…I didn’t think that at all Cindy! Although…I am feeling pretty “dense” right now, can I blame it on hormones please?
Anyway…I greatly appreciate all your help, never took one word to mean anything negative!
Kim: I don’t know what kind of budget you have for school supplies, but I want to recommand Amy Pak’s timeline figures. She is a hs mom and a graphic artist and has drawn 1200 or more figures from history. We are going to start a Book of Centuries with my 10yodd this school year (we start in Jan). Check out the family website at: homeschool in the woods.com. I like Cindy’s suggestion of making the Book by ourselves so I think we will do that instead of ordering something…makes it more economical, flexible and personal…right Cindy?! Good for you, Kim, for jumping in with both feet!!
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