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by Kim in MI
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Updates - Minor changes, versions
Replies: 26
Views: 19682

Re: do I need the new edition for RtR?

We are just completing RtR with an older edition (2004). I talked to the MFW office last summer and decided that I would buy the new student sheets (for convenience) and stick with my old manual. It worked out just fine. I did buy an "upgrade" for a previous year (ECC?), but it really is more person...
by Kim in MI
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 26038

Re: New and need hand holding

HSing with babies is definitely possible! My kids are 13, 11, 9, 8, 6, 4, 18 mos. so we have pretty much always had a baby and/or a toddler while schooling. I just found that sometimes I had to think outside the box as far as scheduling. Instead of trying to get everything done in the morning, somet...
by Kim in MI
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Can younger siblings handle them?
Replies: 27
Views: 10246

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:58 pm

We enjoyed the YWAM books as read-alouds. In general I think they're written for a slightly older audience than the Trailblazers, but my daughter did fine with them as a 7-year old in ECC. They gave us lots of things to talk about.

by Kim in MI
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - Making it fresh for 2nd or 3rd sibling
Replies: 9
Views: 8505

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:26 pm

I am currently doing RtR, 1st & K with my kids (grades 5,3,1,K + 2 toddlers).

I have often told people that I have learned a lot in kindergarten - and this is my fourth time through in the last six years!
by Kim in MI
Wed May 28, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Missionary books
Replies: 24
Views: 13794

Trailblazer books

My daughter has read some of them on her own. The Trailblazer books are based on true happenings, but are not completely factual. The author does make note of some differences at the beginning of the books. They seem to be a bit more exciting as they are written in a story format rather than as a bi...
by Kim in MI
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 26804

Re: Should I try Spelling Power if I am nervous about it?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:59 pm For some reason I was overwhelmed when trying to start SP. We were very hit and miss for the first few months and then I decided I needed to buckle down and just get moving. After a week or two I couldn't figure out why I thought it was so hard. I like it now. It i...
by Kim in MI
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K & 1st - Both plus an OLDER program?
Replies: 39
Views: 20328

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:12 pm We are doing MFWK, 1 and RTR this year with four kids (and two toddlers). We do the phonics, math, Bible, and some science from the first grade program. I love the Bible reader especially and the Proverbs verses have been great especially for this particular daughte...
by Kim in MI
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Bible - NIrV "Discover's" vs "Adventure"
Replies: 3
Views: 7433

Bible comparison

We have both Bibles. I consulted with my 9-year-old and we more closely compared the two Bibles. The only advantage we see to the Discoverer's Bible is the larger print. That said, my 7-year-old (who is the owner of the Adventure Bible) has not had any trouble with the smaller font. We do like the N...
by Kim in MI
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Books - Describe the primary history texts
Replies: 15
Views: 10954

Adventures textbooks

My girls (1st/3rd grades) loved Pioneers and Patriots. We often read ahead. It was fun because it was full of stories, not just information, about kids that lived during those times and what life would've been like for them. I enjoyed it too. My older daughter also enjoyed Exploring American History...
by Kim in MI
Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: # 1 - Sun
Replies: 63
Views: 75651

fun with shadows

We had fun comparing shadows at different times of the day. We traced my daughter's feet in one spot on the driveway using sidewalk chalk. At different times throughout the day we traced her shadow, each time with her standing in that same spot. It was really cool to see where the shadow was each ti...