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by Poohbee
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Loving MFW K but concerned about MFW 1st
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Loving MFW K but concerned about MFW 1st

My son wasn't too young when we did MFW 1st grade, but he is autistic and also has a very short attention span. I spread both MFW K and 1st over 1 1/2 years for him. It allowed me to slow down a bit and do less work on any given day, because he couldn't handle doing everything scheduled for 1 day. M...
by Poohbee
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What are your plans for 2018-2019?
Replies: 9
Views: 341

What are your plans for 2018-2019?

Hi! We just started our summer break, but I'm already starting to think about and plan for the next school year. Anyone else doing that, too? 😀 We have used MFW continuously in our home since 2006 until last year. My daughters, ages 13 (8th) and 17 (12th), use a variety of different materials to mat...
by Poohbee
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Book Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Book Suggestions

For a similar book, I thought of the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace.
by Poohbee
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suggestions for a Rock study
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Suggestions for a Rock study

Hi Amy! When I read your post, I immediately thought of Patrick Nurre and his company Northwest Treasures. I heard Patrick speak at our state homeschool convention 2 years ago. He is a geologist who presents geology from a young-earth perspective. He was trained in secular geology, but after he beca...
by Poohbee
Wed May 17, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using MFW 1st into First Semester of Second Grade?
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Using MFW 1st into First Semester of Second Grade?

You are doing a great job teaching your son! Don't ever doubt that! It's taken 10 years of homeschooling, but I have finally totally gotten over the idea that I need to finish something in a school year. I have had many times now where my kids are either ahead or behind and we don't finish in a scho...
by Poohbee
Wed May 17, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Alternate Spelling/English programs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2830

Re: Alternate Spelling/English programs?

I, too, was really glad to read your update, Beth. Thanks so much for sharing that! It's funny how sometimes we need to use something else to appreciate how great our current resources are! :-) I couldn't be more pleased with MFW's LLT books! Marie has done so much hard work adapting PLL and ILL to ...
by Poohbee
Wed May 17, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Continue Singapore 6A?
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Continue Singapore 6A?

I'm a little late to the conversation. I see you've made a decision to stop using Singapore 6A for awhile and use some Life of Fred instead. I'm glad you were able to come to a decision about that. I just wanted to comment that my oldest only finished through Singapore 5B by the end of 6th grade (th...
by Poohbee
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Structuring Language Arts curriculum
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Structuring Language Arts curriculum

Hi Jason! Welcome to MFW! I have been using MFW for 11 years now, and I think you will be pleased with the interaction you will have with your children, the interaction they will have with each other, and the wonderful hands-on activities, among many other things! :-) We are on our 2nd time through ...
by Poohbee
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Don't Worry, Pray - Minutes with Marie
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: Don't Worry, Pray - Minutes with Marie

Thank you so much for sharing this, Marie! I was not familiar with Prayercast, but I LOVE that site! I think it would be a wonderful supplement to ECC. I can't wait to share Prayercast with my daughter throughout the rest of our ECC studies this year.
by Poohbee
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looking for a penpal
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Looking for a penpal

Another idea would be if your family decided to support a child through something like World Vision or Compassion (and there are other sponsorship organizations), and then write to the child. Letters maybe wouldn't come as often as from a more local penpal, but it is so neat to see and read firsthan...
by Poohbee
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help me understand handwriting in 1st grade
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Help me understand handwriting in 1st grade

At the beginning of the year, for the first 3 weeks or so, there is a handwriting review of all of the letters. This is when you could review the proper strokes, etc. It goes pretty fast, but you could slow it down if you need to. After that, the child practices handwriting by copying a Proverb each...
by Poohbee
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 99
Views: 22364

Re: MLK Day on Monday

I have a VHS copy of an animated movie called Our Friend, Martin. It's a time-travel adventure, but it has actual historical footage. My kids and I enjoyed watching that each year until our VHS player broke down. Now, I get out all of my books about MLK, Jr. (I've collected quite a few), and have th...
by Poohbee
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 99
Views: 22364

Re: Christmas Traditions

Our Christmas traditions include: *I bake and the kids decorate gingerbread cookies. (We read the story of The Gingerbread Man when my oldest was in Kindergarten. The book we used had a recipe for gingerbread men. We made the cookies that year to go with the story. The recipe is wonderful...such sof...
by Poohbee
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching from Rest
Replies: 8
Views: 5903

Re: Teaching from Rest

This is such a great topic to consider! I have not read the book Teaching from Rest, but it sounds as though I need to! :-) It sounds really good! I am in my 11th year of homeschooling, and we have used MFW for nearly all of those years. I have learned that it is okay to make changes in the schedule...
by Poohbee
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 9th Grader in ECC
Replies: 3
Views: 5083

Re: 9th Grader in ECC

I haven't tried exactly what you are suggesting, but I think it might be possible to use ECC as a framework and a jumping off point for your studies with a 9th grader. My oldest used MFW for kindergarten through 8th grade, but when it was time to plan her 9th grade year, she expressed interest in st...
by Poohbee
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Check-In Time
Replies: 7
Views: 6149

Re: Check-In Time

I have a 6th grader doing ECC and a 1st grader doing Learning God's Story. (I also have a 10th grader doing high school customized for her to match her interests). With my 6th grader, we just started Week 3 of ECC. The last time I did ECC, my current 6th grader was in kindergarten, and my oldest dau...
by Poohbee
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How do you use Applications of Grammar?
Replies: 3
Views: 3242

Re: How do you use Applications of Grammar?

Hi Kathy! I don't know what the official recommendation is, but I think you could do it either way. From personal experience, I think it is best to either read the lesson with your student or at least hit the high points with them afterward to be sure they are understanding everything. My oldest dd ...
by Poohbee
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ECC over two years?
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: ECC over two years?

Hi! You know, I can't think of why that wouldn't work for you. There is certainly plenty of material and "rabbit trails" you could follow in using ECC for 2 years. I think that by spreading that material over 2 years, it will help you enjoy it more and not feel that you are rushing through it. There...
by Poohbee
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 9th grade math - Alg2 or Geometry?
Replies: 4
Views: 1688

Re: 9th grade math - Alg2 or Geometry?

Hi Cyndi! Great to "see" you again! :-) You know, I think you could go either way with it. If you feel that going into Algebra 2 directly following Algebra 1 will be a good fit for your daughter, then do it. :-) My dd, who will be in 10th grade this year, completed Saxon Algebra 1 halfway through 9t...
by Poohbee
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 8th grade ?s: Apologia Physical, WWS 1 and RTR
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Re: 8th grade ?s: Apologia Physical, WWS 1 and RTR

Hi Katrina. :-) How exciting that you'll have all of your kids home with you again this coming school year! I had just a couple of thoughts as I read your message. Regarding RTR for your 8th grader: If it is your desire that he continue to have a bit of school time with the family rather than comple...
by Poohbee
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When a child won't get through American History before high school
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

Re: When a child won't get through American History before high school

I have a similar situation. My 6th grade dd did EX1850 and 1850MOD in 3rd and 4th grades. We're doing ECC in the coming year, followed by CTG and RTR. So my middle dd won't get American history again until high school. I plan on adding some books and videos regarding American history now and then th...
by Poohbee
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ADV or ECC for 9yo 3rd grader? Which one?
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: ADV or ECC for 9yo 3rd grader? Which one?

I think you could go either way with either ADV or ECC. Both are great years! If you're torn about which one to choose, perhaps ask your daughter where her interests lie. Would she rather study American history or countries and cultures this year? Whichever year you choose, you can adapt it to fit y...
by Poohbee
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Belated Box Day and starting RTR soon!
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: Belated Box Day and starting RTR soon!

Hi Shawna! It's so great to hear about your belated Box Day! You and Gail are in for a wonderful year! My girls and I loved learning about the Roman Empire, the life of Jesus in that historical context, and the beginnings of the early church, among other things, during RTR. Start saving pudding or J...
by Poohbee
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: feeling a bit overwhelmed and discouraged...advice??
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Re: feeling a bit overwhelmed and discouraged...advice??

Oh, I hate to think of you being so overwhelmed and almost dreading the school year before it begins. You do have quite a load and a lot on your plate. Hang in there! This, too, shall pass. It is only a season. Perhaps give yourself grace and give up the idea that your kids are behind. Who says they...
by Poohbee
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Timeline Book for 1850-Modern?
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Re: Timeline Book for 1850-Modern?

I was just going to mention that, as Tricia said, there are A LOT of timeline pieces for 1850MOD. So, even though I was able to put the timeline pieces for the 3 previous years on the wall, it would have been challenging to do that for 1850MOD just because there are so many pieces. It was my underst...