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by Julie - Staff
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: After ECC?
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: After ECC?

Hi Kim, I thought I'd chime in as you wait for busy families to give their input. I was thinking that in either case, your student will actually be just finishing up Rome to the Reformation before starting high school? RTR is not a historical period covered in depth in high school, so it won't feel ...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTG World History vs. Ancient World
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: CTG World History vs. Ancient World

We are in the midst of transitioning to  World History from Ancient to Modern Times  in various packages.  This is simply a format change.  Usborne's  Ancient World   has gone out-of-print as an individual book.   World History From Ancient to Modern Times  includes the text from  Ancient World   an...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ECC Question
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: ECC Question

I agree with Dawn that we are blessed as homeschoolers to have flexibility, and that ECC is especially easy to flex. I wanted to add a few details in case they are helpful. First, ECC schedules just 34 weeks. You can skip the option to add two additional weeks on the country of your choice. Because ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Book Suggestions for almost 9 yr old girl
Replies: 1
Views: 1464

Re: Book Suggestions for almost 9 yr old girl

Hi Rachel, It's a busy time of year, so while you wait to see if any parents of 9yos have a chance to chime in, I thought I'd share a few ideas. (1) Have you checked the two appendices in your Teacher's Manual for good literature ideas? The Book Basket list and the General Reading list? (2) Have you...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How to Teach ECC and Kindergarten/Preschool together
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: How to Teach ECC and Kindergarten/Preschool together

Hi Jaime, Yes, your pre-K student can join in anything that looks fun in Adventures (and later ECC). Everyone can enjoy songs, games, stories, experiments, and recipes together. Then you will teach any 2-8th grade students individually in math and language arts, and you can use Voyage of Discovery f...
by Julie - Staff
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW in Colorado - Brand new. Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: MFW in Colorado - Brand new. Please help!

Hi Dani, Welcome to homeschooling! We do have families homeschooling in all 50 states, and there have been Message Board regulars from Colorado in the past. Also, in case you haven't looked ahead yet, some of the topics you mentioned will be taught in Exploration to 1850 , including 4-6 weeks set as...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it ok to be done?
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: Is it ok to be done?

Oh, what a fun update! Daily rhythms do change over the year, don't they?! I surely hope your missions travel will open up by January. What a fun way to reinforce ECC, with a connection to real people across the globe. You have probably seen this already, but it's Marie Hazell's favorite schedule: h...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching K and 1st + 3 & 1 yr old - need guidance!
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Teaching K and 1st + 3 & 1 yr old - need guidance!

Hello and welcome back! Sounds like a busy, exciting household! Rest assured that Marie Hazell, author of My Father's World, had six children and created curriculum that works in real families. It's possible to do all (or almost all) of both programs this year, since kindergarten takes about 90 minu...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How much paint to buy
Replies: 1
Views: 1050

Re: How much paint to buy

Hi Anna, Each set of paints includes four 2-ounce bottles. Typically one set of paints is enough for up to three students, so an extra set might come in handy if all four might be painting -- especially when some are young. The art program is typically for ages 6+, so you might want to look through ...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching preschool and first grade during the day
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: Teaching preschool and first grade during the day

Hello and welcome! While waiting for busy families to chime in, I thought I'd keep you company :) Preschool works especially well when you want to spread activities out, if that is what you're looking to do. Many little ones do have a short attention span :) All Aboard the Animal Train has an easy s...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: SOTW 3
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: SOTW 3

Another thing I’ve encountered this year that was surprising is all the summaries. I’m used to the TM kinda walking me through what to do, but there wasn’t much explanation for how to do those, or why so many. We’ve found ways to work through them together, but it was very stressful for the first h...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Second grader in 1850 to Modern
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Re: Second grader in 1850 to Modern

Sarah, Hopefully you'll get some conversation from families with 2nd graders, but I'll join in first! My youngest son had siblings who were 8-11 years older than him, and he was more mature in many ways than typical kids his age. I suspect your 2nd grader is similar, and perhaps SOTW readings will b...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: SOTW 3
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: SOTW 3

Hi Beth, Your post looks lonely, so I thought I'd chat even though I didn't use an alternative history spine. I do think that, as we get closer to modern history, there are many more details that we are aware of, so it can seem like a lot. Hopefully you have at least one child in 6th grade or older,...
by Julie - Staff
Sun May 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it ok to be done?
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: Is it ok to be done?

Hi Lourdes, Fun to "see" you this weekend. Well, I'll start the conversation, and then hopefully other families will have time to chime in with their experiences soon! Since your daughter is in 2nd grade and Adventures works for grades 2 or 3, one option would be to stop at the end of this year and ...
by Julie - Staff
Sat May 02, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Diagramming sentences
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: Diagramming sentences

Ah, I should have noticed your signature -- 4 boys, what fun!

I will have to promote diagramming as a puzzle from now on :)
Julie
by Julie - Staff
Fri May 01, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Diagramming sentences
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: Diagramming sentences

Yes, your daughter will be happy to learn that there is a unit on sentence diagramming included in Applications of Grammar. The author of Applications calls it "Sentence Design" and includes five types of sentence design, plus compounds of those designs. Diagramming continues a bit into the next uni...
by Julie - Staff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Saxon placement test
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Re: Saxon placement test

Hi Beth, Nice to "see" you on the Message Board this morning! You are correct, the website is being reorganized. The hope is that it will become more intuitive, but to those of us who knew where everything was, it's an adjustment. We appreciate your feedback about an area that might be hard to find....
by Julie - Staff
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Which level for just turned 7 year old at high reading level?
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Re: Which level for just turned 7 year old at high reading level?

Hello and welcome! If your student will be 7 at the start of the school year, then Adventures in U.S. History may be perfectly appropriate. Since he is a boy with a late summer birthday, some families do wait a year to begin kindergarten (as I did with my oldest son), but others feel the child has t...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Federalist Papers in US History
Replies: 1
Views: 2598

Re: Federalist Papers in US History

Kimberly, BJU no longer includes those Federalist Papers in their Appendix, and when we first updated the assignments to match the 5th edition of the BJU textbook, we accidentally omitted that particular change. This assignment has now been removed from the MFW Lesson Plans, but you may have a copy ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Exploration to 1850 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 2246

Re: Exploration to 1850 Question

Hi Cathy, The included timeline pieces are scheduled in the Teacher's Manual in general chronological order. They are cut out of the Student Sheets pretty much in the order they are assigned. There isn't attempt in the elementary years to space them perfectly -- you can just add the next piece when ...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st grade, Bean Cup Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2568

Re: 1st grade, Bean Cup Question

Glad to hear you have a plan! The "Beyond 100" activities were new additions in 2019, and we hope families find them valuable for their students. Because they are new, your feedback is helpful and I will pass along your and your student's comments to see if we can clarify this for families. Have fun...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st grade, Bean Cup Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2568

Re: 1st grade, Bean Cup Question

Hello and welcome! You should have instructions for Beyond 100 in your Student Sheets, including the bean cup activity. You are correct that a third cup would be great -- you have the 1s cup with unglued beans and the 10s cup with glued beans, and you can continue to put new 10-bean-sticks into the ...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 25 & 26
Replies: 4
Views: 9299

Re: EX-1850 - Week 26 Monday

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson referred to God and the Exodus In his second inaugural address?

Watch this 1.5 minute video from Museum of the Bible:
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/756
by Julie - Staff
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 25-26 China
Replies: 26
Views: 28801

Re: Weeks 25-26 China

“That's a Fact - Chinese Pictographs”

In this 1.5 minute video, learn how Chinese symbols for words combine several ideas that reflect Bible concepts perhaps known to the original creators of those symbols.

From Institute for Creation Research on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/129143160
by Julie - Staff
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 26 & 27
Replies: 2
Views: 8324

Re: 1850-MOD - Week 27 (Tuesday President notebook page)

Learn about the Bibles and Bible verses used by President Eisenhower when taking his Oath of Office in this 1-minute video from the Bible Museum.
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/753