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Topic: Latin Placement
JoeW

Replies: 8
Views: 2040
PostForum: High School   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:31 pm   Subject: Fourth Form and Henle 1
From what I understand, if you complete the Fourth Form books, you *could* (but don't have to) skip Henle 1. So Memoria Press itself recommends going from Fourth Form to Henle 2. Kolbe doesn't seem t ...
Topic: Grading; Mastery Philosophy and Abandoning the Modern System
JoeW

Replies: 3
Views: 945
PostForum: High School   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:07 pm   Subject: Cheating
What does it meant to cheat in a class? It means you've broken the rules. But we set the rules, so, strictly speaking, nothing we allow can be cheating.

Why discourage cheating? For one, it preve ...
Topic: Kindergarten Reading
JoeW

Replies: 3
Views: 1855
PostForum: Grade School   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:57 pm   Subject: Phonics
We used good books (Danny the Dinosaur, et al; St Joseph books; Frog and Toad; Little Bear), and the McGuffey Eclectic Primer, along with phonics cards. The Primer and a lot of patience made a very ...
Topic: When to move to cursive writing
JoeW

Replies: 1
Views: 950
PostForum: Grade School   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:46 pm   Subject: When to move to cursive writing
My son's just started 3rd grade. He's been slowly improving his printed handwriting, especially in the last couple of months.
We're not rushing him into cursive, but at the same time, I'd like some i ...
Topic: Singapore Math, grade 2, Exam 10
JoeW

Replies: 0
Views: 1265
PostForum: Course Plan Errata   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:23 pm   Subject: Singapore Math, grade 2, Exam 10
Singapore Math, grade 2, Exam 10

Question 3
Answer is $8.10
Answer key reads $9.10

Question 7
Answers: a) $4.05, b) $0.95
Answer key reads: $2.65, $2.35
Topic: Classical composition
JoeW

Replies: 2
Views: 1129
PostForum: High School   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:36 pm   Subject: Classical composition
That's great! With the long-standing high school curriculum, I assumed you'd be stopping at 8th grade. Glad to see it'll be incorporated.
Topic: Classical composition
JoeW

Replies: 2
Views: 1129
PostForum: High School   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:34 am   Subject: Classical composition
Are there any plans to include the remaining four books in the Classical Composition series in the high school curriculum?

Right now, 4th-8th covers Fable through Common Topic. That leaves Encomiu ...
Topic: Reporting combined classes
JoeW

Replies: 1
Views: 2033
PostForum: General Counseling   Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:53 pm   Subject: Reporting combined classes
If we combine subjects in grade school, like history and geography, or spelling and phonics -- teaching them together, from one book or at the same time -- how do we report that? Would there still be ...
Topic: Singapore Math, grade 1 (1A/1B)
JoeW

Replies: 0
Views: 784
PostForum: Course Plan Errata   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:39 am   Subject: Singapore Math, grade 1 (1A/1B)
On p. 60, in the Q3 grade book, we have the following:

Divide Y/2 = ____ (Z)

I believe that should be
Divide Y/5 = ____ (Z)
since we're averaging the five grades listed above that line.

Tha ...
Topic: Returning to Kolbe after a year away
JoeW

Replies: 4
Views: 2645
PostForum: General Counseling   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:25 am   Subject: Returning to Kolbe after a year away
Exciting! Is the Form series replacing NML and still leading up the Henle, then?
Topic: Men of Rome guides
JoeW

Replies: 3
Views: 1298
PostForum: Parent Interaction   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:09 am   Subject: Men of Rome guides
I'm a big fan of History Option 2. What's the topical progression going to look like after these revisions?

Initially, there was: Biblical times, Egypt, Greece, Rome, then Old World and American g ...
Topic: Kolbe or Seton
JoeW

Replies: 10
Views: 8881
PostForum: High School   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:08 pm   Subject: Re: Hands down Kolbe
Seton is not exactly flexible. I have known several people who ended up dropping them because they have too much in their curriculum. I am sorry not a seton fan here. I used it the first year, and ...
Topic: QUARTER FORMS
JoeW

Replies: 2
Views: 1749
PostForum: Junior High School   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:25 am   Subject: QUARTER FORMS
The forms are here:
http://www.kolbe.org/index.php/current-families/

The 1st-8th grade quarterly report form is:
http://www.kolbe.org/index.php/download_file/view/163/144/
Topic: Looking for a student artist
JoeW

Replies: 2
Views: 1179
PostForum: Parent Interaction   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:05 pm   Subject: Looking for a student artist
Of course!

I'll be emailing you, Bria - thanks!

Joe
Topic: Looking for a student artist
JoeW

Replies: 2
Views: 1179
PostForum: Parent Interaction   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:53 am   Subject: Looking for a student artist
I have a small artistic project, and I'd love to use the work of a Kolbe homeschool student.

I'm reworking my catechetical blog (and others later). Along with a reorganization and refocusing of th ...
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