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by Willow
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 34215

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:54 am

See if your library has Quarter Mile Math (ours does). If so, you could find out if your dc like it before you purchase it.
by Willow
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 13 (Thanksgiving - Can be done out-of-order)
Replies: 13
Views: 9719

Pumpkins float, but you'll need deeper water to demonstrate this with a large pumpkin because much of the pumpkin will be below the water's surface.
by Willow
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 18916

CTG book ideas

OK, we are so far ahead in our read-a-louds for CTG because my kids LOVE the Patricia St. John books. They can't get enough. I think on average I read 2-3 chapters a day (even on weekends)! Can anyone recommend any of her other books for our family? They are so sad we're about to finish our last on...
by Willow
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3
Replies: 42
Views: 28630

Here is a site where you can print the books of the Bible to make flashcards:

http://www.ebibleteacher.com/children/c ... hcards.htm
by Willow
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 6 & 7
Replies: 21
Views: 13695

CTG Ten Commandments memorization

I wanted to share something that helped my dc memorize the Ten Commandments: http://www.livingwaters.com/downloads/10Commandments_forkids-FLIPCHART.pdf Both dc, as well as Mom, memorized all ten during CTG week 6. At first my 5th grader balked at the pictures, saying they were silly, but yesterday s...
by Willow
Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Can I add Latin to MFW? (and an alternative suggestion)
Replies: 34
Views: 14748

Re: Latin & Greek Roots, plus Latin?

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:54 pm Both of my dc are using Prima Latina this school year. They are strong readers, but the 1st grader is a bit pencil-phobic so I don't require her to do the student workbook. We will begin Latina Christiana I in the fall. I would like my dc to continue with Latin thro...
by Willow
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Independent work - 7/8th grader wants independence
Replies: 1
Views: 4241

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:13 am

I think you can do many parts of ECC together as a family, and other parts can be done independently.

Kris
by Willow
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Can younger siblings handle them?
Replies: 27
Views: 8876

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:13 am

My 1st grader asked for more missionary biographies so I am adding extras during the weeks where none are scheduled. My parents are reading the missionary biographies after we finish them, and they are enjoying them too. Thanks, MFW!

Kris
by Willow
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - What do you love?
Replies: 38
Views: 15567

I read some messages on forums and it sounds like those ladies are doing a lot of combining of companies and subjects from a variety of suppliers. Some are using one this year and going back to another next year, or supplementing one with another etc etc. I'm trying to get away from that eclectic t...
by Willow
Thu May 29, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Missionary books
Replies: 24
Views: 11159

My dd wanted to know more about Samuel Morris (we read about him in Hero Tales) so I got the Trailblazer book about him from the library. She was disappointed because the book did not focus on Samuel but rather on another person in his life. We both wish YWAM had written a biography about Samuel Mor...
by Willow
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Study materials
Replies: 19
Views: 7957

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:56 pm The Handbook of Nature Study may be helpful if you live in the eastern U.S. but may not help you identify local species if you live in other parts of the U.S. I recommend getting some field guides for your area -- birds, trees, plants, insects, whatever. You should ...
by Willow
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 21556

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:05 am Another thought -- if your parents or dh's parents live nearby -- would they be willing to do the library runs? My parents live nearby; Dad has a card in another library district. He lets me use it and he does more than half of the pickup/returns. I've got book bas...
by Willow
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: ECC Fun extras
Replies: 36
Views: 15728

Favorite additional resources for ECC

Well I am so excited about the new year with MFW. My question is did you add anything that you really enjoyed. I have looked at the Global Puzzle, The Take Off game, World Geography Songs cd, Children's World Cookbook etc. I just don't want to purchase alot of extra things we don't need. Blessings,...
by Willow
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 26306

Have you seen "Books Children Love" by Elizabeth Wilson? It is a fantastic reference guide to children's literature.
by Willow
Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Testing - Panic over low test scores in math
Replies: 9
Views: 6600

Last year my dd had lower scores on the computation part compared to the concepts/problem solving scores. I added daily practice and her scores increased this year. But they still didn't catch up to her concepts/problem solving scores. I don't think Singapore students generally test low. I think som...