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by Julie - Staff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Saxon placement test
Replies: 2
Views: 60

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: 1
Views: 125

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: 1169

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: 915

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: 977

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: 977

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: 6996

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: 24298

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: 6325

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
by Julie - Staff
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 7 & 8 (including the Civil War)
Replies: 7
Views: 36542

Re: 1850-MOD - Weeks 8 (Gettysburg Address)

In this 1-minute video by the Museum of the Bible, you can view brief reenactments and illustrations of the battle of Gettysburg. Then learn that there are biblical themes in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, with a quote from Lincoln on the importance of the Bible. There is also a transcript underneath...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Answers to History Section Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 3204

Re: Answers to History Section Questions

Hi Moira! A separate book, the Answer Key for U.S. History to 1877 and 1877 to the Present (BJU 5th edition) includes answers for United States History text as well as Never Before in History, Under God, and Assumptions that Affect Our Lives. This is one of the BJU materials included with the U.S. H...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need an opinion from Spelling Power Users
Replies: 2
Views: 3335

Re: Need an opinion from Spelling Power Users

I'm glad you got some real-life, experienced ideas from Dawn. Another idea for an 8th grader who is a pretty good speller is to let go of spelling and just use the vocab in science and in Progeny Press Guides for building on those skills. Most students need to work on spelling up through 6th grade, ...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 29-30 Russia
Replies: 26
Views: 24913

Re: Weeks 29-30 Russia

I wanted to share about two people who would be interesting to read about for missionaries in Russia. Thanks for your post on Russian missionaries! Because some of the links need translation, we thought some additional info might be helpful. The Hazells read books by Johannes Reimer in the 80’s bef...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 46303

Re: Weeks 5-6 Mexico - Cameron Townsend

To wrap up the story of Cameron Townsend, your family might enjoy this 1-minute video from the Museum of the Bible, celebrating the day that Cameron founded Wycliffe Bible Translators. You can scroll down to read the transcript underneath and talk about the number of translations resulting from Came...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Second grade line size?
Replies: 2
Views: 3463

Re: Second grade line size?

In the Preparation section of Adventures, you'll see a note about gathering two 3-ring notebooks and paper. The note mentions wide-lined notebook paper but adds in parentheses that younger children may need to use school paper with wider lines. Some children may benefit from helps such as "school" d...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Writing Skills For Today - Multiple Students
Replies: 2
Views: 3545

Re: Writing Skills For Today - Multiple Students

Most families will appreciate having one copy of Writing Skills For Today per student. It is written as a consumable, with places for the student to fill in. However, some families are very good at using separate paper, and it sounds like your family didn't have a problem with the very similar Writi...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 2
Views: 3655

Re: What to do?

I agree with Grace that this might be the kind of conversation that is most productive over the phone. For instance, if you think your daughter has special needs and might need adaptations in high school or college, then we highly recommend HSLDA for info on teaching successfully for her needs. Howe...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Countries & Cultures Book Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3692

Re: Countries & Cultures Book Question

Thanks, Donna, for sharing that link. I went ahead and added a few details, since we were thinking about it. 10. Exploring World Geography: Now blue, this book was formerly purple and called World Geography, but no other changes have been noticed. Update: The blue cover with MFW logo is issued as th...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 12 & 13 (including Revelation)
Replies: 9
Views: 11493

Re: RTR - Weeks 12 & 13 (including Revelation)

Roman Catacombs If your family is curious about the Christian catacombs mentioned in Week 12, here's a 1-minute look inside, with an uplifting focus on artwork and the symbols already used in these early days of Christianity. From from the Museum of the Bible: https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/m...
by Julie - Staff
Wed May 29, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Family devotional
Replies: 3
Views: 3832

Re: Family devotional

Hi Kathy, I thought I'd give you something to read while you wait for replies this holiday week :) Here's a thread that includes devotional ideas used by various families: https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2865 And I was wondering if you'd taken a look at the new Tales From Cherry Lane...
by Julie - Staff
Sat May 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: apologia biology and highschool schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 3832

Re: apologia biology and highschool schedule

I have not seen the other two schedules so can't help on those, and you've already seen the MFW schedule, so that's good :) But I wanted to say that yes, this is the main board for all questions. The other boards are for sharing ideas, posting reviews, and then the archives which are saved conversat...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Prayers appreciated
Replies: 3
Views: 3812

Re: Prayers appreciated

Beth, I will be praying. During times of grief, you may just be able to tread water for a bit. Managing to keep yourself together through this time is an accomplishment in itself and also a gift to your kids -- one that may be even more important than joy. But I will pray for joy, too :) I'm not sur...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Grade 2 in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 4155

Re: Grade 2 in Canada

Welcome! I thought I'd chime in while you wait for busy families to share experiences. Canadian families can use ECC instead of Adventures, but it sounds like you'll enjoy Adventures at your house. I am thinking that since your library may not have a wide variety of the books listed for the 50 state...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Homeschooling overseas
Replies: 4
Views: 4374

Re: Homeschooling overseas

Hi Grace, I suppose international families are pretty busy with ministry plus homeschooling :) While you wait, I thought I'd share an archive of conversations between international families, in case there is a gem in there for you: https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5480 Also, the recent...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?
Replies: 6
Views: 4714

Re: 2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?

Lourdes, I'm sorry to hear about your husband's condition. Blessings as you navigate his needs alongside the needs of your littlest one. If My Father's World can help with prayer or in any other way, feel free to give us a call. If your husband ends up doing some of the homeschooling, he might enjoy...