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by Julie - Staff
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need an opinion from Spelling Power Users
Replies: 2
Views: 66

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: 17727

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: 36030

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: 130

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: 228

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: 346

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: 359

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: 6288

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: 450

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: 487

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: 467

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: 644

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: 989

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: 967

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...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: 2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?

I always worked about 25 hours a week while homeschooling. I married a good and wise man without a high school diploma. We managed by working different shifts and having an afternoon babysitter whom we ensured did some of the fun things we wanted for our kids -- like playing outdoors. In the long ru...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Alternative/modification to the Odysey in Ancient History/Lit 9th grade
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Alternative/modification to the Odysey in Ancient History/Lit 9th grade

The Iliad in high school is somewhat optional (with notes about that in the Lesson Plans). However, the Odyssey is studied in more depth using a literature guide included in the Lit & Comp Supplement (similar to a Progeny Press guide). So it's harder to leave that one out and still have a complete h...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Career Interest Testing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: Career Interest Testing?

Ah, HSLDA, I should have thought of that resource, too!

Hopefully someone will have a chance to chime in about specific experiences.

Blessings,
Julie
by Julie - Staff
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Career Interest Testing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: Career Interest Testing?

Hi Rhonda, I thought I'd start the conversation, just to keep you company :) . I wouldn't say I'm very experienced in this area, but I do like to brainstorm. Here are some wandering ideas: My pastor yesterday happened to mention a program he participated in some time ago, called Strength Finders. Th...
by Julie - Staff
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTG subbing MOH1 and Geology
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: CTG subbing MOH1 and Geology

As you wait for replies during this busy time of the year, I wanted to share a couple of FAQ that Marie and David have developed about the book Streams . Why is Streams of Civilization used? We use Streams of Civilization Volume 1 as a resource for parents and for older students so that they can und...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using Cycle out of order?
Replies: 2
Views: 4857

Re: Using Cycle out of order?

I'll start the conversation, and maybe some who have followed different schedules will chime in. If your oldest is in grade 4-8, then we highly recommend beginning the Investigate cycle with Exploring Countries and Cultures (ECC). It is really the heart of My Father's World and allows students to un...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Week 21 (including Dangerous Journey/Pilgrim's Progress)
Replies: 6
Views: 11820

Re: RTR - Week 21 (including Dangerous Journey/Pilgrim's Progress)

As we begin Dangerous Journey, here's a 1-minute video about author John Bunyan. The widespread influence and popularity of his Pilgrim's Progress is quite amazing to hear about!

From from the Museum of the Bible:
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/432
by Julie - Staff
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Audible or Spotify?
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: Audible or Spotify?

I had not heard of audiobooks on Spotify. I took a look (since I listen to a lot of audiobooks), and some reviewers said there was no specific category for audiobooks, so they could be hard to find. It doesn't sound like they have a lot. Audible has a lot :) So does my library!
by Julie - Staff
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Career Assessment Tests
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

Re: Career Assessment Tests

Hi again Rhonda :) Since no one has had a chance to reply with this kind of experience, I just had one little thing we used. My son did his 10th grade research paper on careers in the medical field, which he was leaning towards at the time. One of the books he used is helpful in both seeing the rang...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Audio CD's for US to 1877
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

Re: Audio CD's for US to 1877

I'd like to have suggestions from anyone who has heard a particularly good version of any of the required books for this year: Red Badge of Courage, Billy Budd, Huckleberry Finn, Scarlet Letter, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 101 Great American Poems, etc. I thought the Red Badge of Courage by...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: US to 1877 Quizzes and key?
Replies: 2
Views: 1399

Re: US to 1877 Quizzes and key?

There are a lot of subjects to keep track of in high school, so I keep a list for myself. I'm not sure which answer key you are looking for, so here's the entire list: • The answer key to Easy Grammar Ultimate 11 is in the back of the book, since we use the Teacher's Edition. • The answer key to Ear...