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by donutmom
Thu May 26, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Finances, Health, Logic
Replies: 23
Views: 11957

Re: Need alternative suggestion for Logic

Kelly, I'd ditto Julie's recommendation about finding a project(s). Even spontaneous little ones, besides a bigger project. For example, I was sorting mail the other week, and we had received one of those envelopes filled with coupons and advertisements for local businesses/restaurants. I took out t...
by donutmom
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Finances, Health, Logic
Replies: 23
Views: 11957

Re: Personal finance course - which book?

Hearing my real name makes ME hungry for a donut, too!!!! :-) Yes, it seems the book I have is like #2. I think the worksheets in the other one will be quite practical & useful, so I will get that book. I had looked at the sample pages on CBD's website, but didn't take note of the worksheet aspect (...
by donutmom
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 19880

Watership Down in High School

Is Watership Down read at all in High School? It's one of those books I want to make sure we read but if it's recommended somewhere down the line then I'll just be patient and wait ;) ! Haven't come across it, nor do I remember it from any of the suggested reading lists (the lists related to studie...
by donutmom
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Updates - High school changes
Replies: 19
Views: 14335

AHL: Can I just use 'the Purpose Driven Life'?

I already have 'The Purpose Driven Life' and am wondering do I NEED 'What am I here for?' for AHL to make the year 'work' better?? Trying to pinch pennies as I have a LOT of stuff to order this year =) Thanks!! Anna, We used The Purpose Driven Life , because we already owned it, and we were also tr...
by donutmom
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 19275

7th grade state requirements?

From what I've heard from my homeschooling friends and family, our state guidelines are almost overwhelming once you get to 7th grade. I am passionate about remaining with MFW curriculum, but I'm not sure how it will fit with all the hoops that I'm expected to jump through. Thanks for any help, poi...
by donutmom
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 19275

Re: enough hours?

Actually in the summer I track time, not days. When I get to 5 hours, whether all at once or over the course of a couple of days, then I say that's a day. Does that make sense? (I "chose" 5 hours, because of our state law--says 900 hours in elem. or 180 days. 900 hours divided by 180 equals 5 hours/...
by donutmom
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 40105

Re: Planner Challenges

I made up my own planning sheet on the computer that I could print out the "master" each week. It only had those subjects that each child had to do individually, and I'd put it on a clipboard with the MFW schedule for the week. The planner sheet was made in a grid pattern as is typical of most plann...
by donutmom
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 19275

enough hours?

We will be doing "Adventures" this year and I am just wondering if you can explain how I can get enough hours logged for our school year. We live in Missouri so we need 700 hours in core subjects and 300 of non-core. If there are 144 days of lesson plans with Adventures and each day takes maybe 4 h...
by donutmom
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Testing for college
Replies: 11
Views: 4743

Re: PSAT?

I know it's quite past this post, but thought I'd add what we did. Like Julie, we wanted him to have practice before his junior year, so we had son take it before his junior year. There is a small Christian school near us, that administers the PSAT. We were able to sign our son up for that test--we ...
by donutmom
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Experiences - MFW High School
Replies: 55
Views: 31733

Re: higschool testimonials

I know this topic is a bit past posting (I haven't been on here for awhile), but I wanted to share something. I've just completed my first year MFW high school with my oldest, so I haven't much experience yet. I will say that it was a struggle of a year for various reasons--the increased & challengi...
by donutmom
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 40105

Re: Record keeping with MFW

My state requires a portfolio which must be evaluated and then submitted to the school district. We include numerous samplings from each subject (per state requirements). We include field trip pages and extras from the year that we do--because it's fun to remember those things! The law also requires...
by donutmom
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 21247

Re: Best way to organize student sheets?

I have a separate file folder in my desk drawer (it has a file drawer in it). When I have more than 1 child in the same year, I take the time at the beginning to put the sheets together--so page 1 for both kiddos are together, page 2, etc. Do you know what I mean? Then I don't have to fumble with mo...
by donutmom
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 31380

2-8 Year Cycle when they repeat question

Okay, we did ECC with my 7th and 3rd grader last year. And, the kindergartener joined in on a few things. Today, I sat and mapped out what the MFW path will look like for my 3 children. Oldest chose to do 1850s to Modern Times next year, versus ancients. That works fine. So we are all doing that. M...
by donutmom
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: General ideas for 1850 to Modern Times
Replies: 17
Views: 25564

Re: Coloring Pages

I've found our library system has quite a few of the Dover coloring books on various subjects. I've checked them out and made copies to color.

Like Julie, I often just google whatever subject I'm looking for and coloring page, and almost always can find something that way.

-dee
by donutmom
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Updates - Minor changes, versions
Replies: 26
Views: 15422

Re: Usborne Internet-Linked Medieval World

Quickly just looked at table of contents of your book (the medieval world section) to the medieval book which I have here. All the listing is the same, except for page 3 of the medieval world (titled "When? Where? How?"). Your book doesn't have that, but it has another page "Looking at the Medieval ...
by donutmom
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Body Book questions, sibling sharing, paper
Replies: 25
Views: 7709

Re: The Body Book Woes for RTR

Oh, I can't imagine how hard it is to cut card stock of those pieces. My hand aches thinking about it! We just used normal copier paper, which would be much less tiring on the hand. Are any of your kiddos old enough to help? My 11 year old did his own (except when we had to cut a piece out of a midd...
by donutmom
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Updates - High school changes
Replies: 19
Views: 14335

AHL Book Question

Does anyone know if the Victor Journey Through the Bible is the same as or different from David Cook Journey Through the Bible? Thanks! Alicia My friend had the newer version, I the older. We didn't compare every sentence, mind you, but all the pages we looked at were identical. Page numbers, pictu...
by donutmom
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Credits - Assigning credits & grades with MFW high school
Replies: 20
Views: 11902

Re: high school question--course titles

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! :)
--Dee
by donutmom
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing assignments (English + History)
Replies: 35
Views: 12332

AHL question

I have a question on week 3 - On Monday it gives a writing assignment from Exploring World History. On Friday it says "paper due". On Tues/Wed/Thurs of the grid all it says is "Reading". I assume my daughter is working on her writing assignment on Tues/Wed/Thurs as well - but since it is not listed...
by donutmom
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Credits - Assigning credit when student is behind
Replies: 12
Views: 5755

Re: high school question

Thank you so much for your ideas, Julie and Dawn. Our goal initially was for him to get close enough (into one of the 30 weeks) and then just finish up in the summer (even if after June 30). But with the tiredness, etc., even on a good day he just can't finish a day of work in a day. He works the sa...
by donutmom
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 37735

Re: Books for boys?

We liked many of the above also. I'll add a series that got my one son interested in reading on his own. . . and he hasn't stopped since! We "stumbled" across it at the library, and requested others in the series through inter-library loan. It's a older series called The Happy Hollisters by Jerry We...
by donutmom
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing guides? Match history/read-aloud?
Replies: 26
Views: 12950

Re: 7th grade L.A. question: Progeny Press Guides?

Just wanted to add. . . We did the Progeny Press Bronze Bow study guide here (which was liked). We didn't own the Eagle of the Ninth at the time, so son picked another book for which he wanted to do the other PP study (per our approval). It had nothing to do with the time period of RTR. So though th...
by donutmom
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 40105

Re: Lesson Planning

I made a spreadsheet on the computer for all those individual subjects & extras (piano practice, etc) and print one off each week. I have boxes labeled down the left with the subjects, so I don't have write that over & over. So I have a R___ Math, S___Math, D___ Math, R___Lang. Arts, S___Lang. Arts,...
by donutmom
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Bible
Replies: 39
Views: 15756

Re: Taking Old Test. Challenge

When all of my children are through high school and gone, I'm going to do ALL of the MFW high school and see what I missed out on when I was "young." :-) That's so funny, because I've said the same thing--even about the 5-year cycle years! :-) I've already learned so much that I wasn't taught. When...
by donutmom
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Should service work count as school? (and service idea)
Replies: 7
Views: 5139

Re: OT: Should service work count as school?

We also live in a state that you do have to count days (180), but where they have a list of what subjects are to be taught and where you have to submit a portfolio of work at the end of the year. Service days absolutely count in toward that 180 total for us. For us, those days are the most important...