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by LoveBaby
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to creation/evolution? What age?
Replies: 77
Views: 22035

Re: Creation... dinosaurs...YE/OE... MFWK

it takes faith in our Heavenly Father to back away from something when we really want answers, and to let it rest until He knows we are ready for it. Please, let it rest in His hands until it is not so distressing for you. i tell people "God and I are still talking about that one." Excellent advice...
by LoveBaby
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I start MFW-K in the wrong season? Midyear?
Replies: 20
Views: 8166

Re: Starting MFW K late in the year . . .

Thank you so much Crystal and Jesse! I'm off to order. One more thing . . . I can't get the deluxe package right now, just the basics. How soon do you use the butterfly kit and anthill? How about the math manipulatives? I won't be able to get them for a while. Thanks so much!!!! I think the anthill...
by LoveBaby
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I start MFW-K in the wrong season? Midyear?
Replies: 20
Views: 8166

Starting MFW K late in the year . . .

Is there any rearranging recommended if K is going to be started this late in the year? I'm thinking particularly with science stuff, if some of it's seasonal. We may still stretch it out over all next year, but she's really excited about starting and so am I. She knows her sounds and can read shor...
by LoveBaby
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 21290

Am I doing it well?

As many HSing moms do, I am struggling with what my report card would be for me teaching MFWK to DD. If I am going to HS, I want to do it well for the obvious reasons!, but I feel as though I'm being called to really look at this in the context of the other things in life. In addition to DD, I have...
by LoveBaby
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for organizing without one
Replies: 32
Views: 17531

My husband and I were blessed to be able to buy a home w/ a full walkout basement 1 1/2 yrs. ago. The front half of the basement has 3 large windows and runs the whole length of the house. On one half of this long room is our family room w/ couch and T.V., the other half is our school area w/ booksh...
by LoveBaby
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Preparation - Box Day! and helpful hints
Replies: 38
Views: 15044

I can't think of anything too out of the ordinary, except a piece of posterboard.
by LoveBaby
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 24130

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:45 pm My 8yo DD is starting adventures next week (we're waiting on a few items) and my 6 yo DS is just over 1/2 way through the K program. My plan is to have DS only complete the phonics/math portions of the 1st program and jump in on the rest of the Adventures program (h...
by LoveBaby
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I change it around?
Replies: 19
Views: 6978

I used the grid in the yellow math pages to use as my guide for our week. It lists the days (8,9 etc.) along the top of the grid. I would just glance at that and know that we would do day 8 on Monday, day 9 on tuesday, day 11 on wednesday, day 12 on thursday and day 10 (exploration day) on Friday. T...
by LoveBaby
Fri May 30, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Describe and explain
Replies: 37
Views: 18403

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:34 am Book basket is like a buffet of excellent books/videos to help futher the childs study of various subjects. Right now we are doing adventures and I have an audio/book on the Pledge of Allegience, books about the Vikings, videos on the Vikings, Leif the Lucky, Eric ...
by LoveBaby
Fri May 02, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 16-17 Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 14224

Has anyone been able to find modeling wax for german art? I bought Stockmar modeling beeswax. it smells so yummy and is awesome to work with. it does take some getting used to, since you have to warm it in your hands to get it soft enough to begin molding it. my kids love it though...after mom warm...
by LoveBaby
Fri May 02, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 61
Views: 43177

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:32 pm we use die-cuts and stickers from my overflowing scrapbooking supplies (might as well use them for school, since i'm sure not getting any albums done! LOL) i used triangles, wrote the words to remember on the bottom, let my k'er decorate it w/ the stickers/die-cuts/...
by LoveBaby
Thu May 01, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Encyclopedias - Are these nice to use with MFW?
Replies: 26
Views: 12628

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:10 pm we love ours! i bought them this fall at our library book sale for $10 and they have been such a wonderful addition to our library. i bought the world book set with color pictures. the kids love them and are forever pulling various ones off the shelf just to look at...
by LoveBaby
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 23648

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:06 pm My DD is soon to be 8 and would be in 2nd grade in PS. We are on track to finish 1st in the next month. She's finally caught onto reading and enjoying it and now we're focusing a lot on math. Is she behind? I suppose technically she is, but you know what...this isn...
by LoveBaby
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14518

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:38 pm Well, after a lot of soul searching, talking with DH, visiting with David Hazell and reading a *lot* about MFW, I made my order! We are going to start with the basic K and basic 1st for now. When I spoke to David H. he indicated that DS should start K now and DD sh...
by LoveBaby
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 14183

we do a 4 day week as well. we have coop on tuesdays and i feel that counts for a day of school. we also school year round, so missing 1 day/wk isn't going to change our hours/attendence. i'm also finishing up 1st, so we just do tuesday's work on wed. a.m and then they have the rest of the day for e...
by LoveBaby
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Teaching Left from Right
Replies: 9
Views: 7933

Ideas: Teaching Left from Right

One trick i teach my kids is if you hold your left hand up your forefinger and thumb make a capital L. L for left! is what we say. when my daughter did a toddler dance class the teacher had a tape that had a left/right song on it. "Tap your left foot, left foot, left foot. wave your left hand, left ...
by LoveBaby
Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st "again" vs. join older sibling; making it fresh
Replies: 10
Views: 4717

Since you already have the MFW 1st TM, I'd go ahead and buy the 1st grade materials and teach just the reading and math to your 1st grader. Then I'd skip the other 1st things and have them join in where appropriate in the Adventures program. The phonics is so great and since you've done it once you ...
by LoveBaby
Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - I cannot believe this! My reluctant reader just read!
Replies: 19
Views: 7620

Yay!! That is so exciting, mama!

My DD is thriving with MFW 1st. She too, is a very reluctant, struggling reader and the gentle approach has given her a boost of confidence. She can't wait to get to her Bible reader in the program and asks, often, when we'll be there.