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by Julie L.
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Does MFW promote a thirst for Christ?
Replies: 39
Views: 45039

Re: Bible in MFW?

Thank you!!!! This thread and all the others ya'll linked me to were great. God told me to pick a curriculum that was God-focused- focused on the Bible and knowing Him, and there was only MFW that I thought might be and another oneI knew definitely was even more than MFW. But I have a peace that MFW...
by Julie L.
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Can we do MFW without it?
Replies: 36
Views: 12692

Re: MFW question

Thank ya'll for sharing. That makes me feel less stressed especially since I am switching from the children being mostly independent from me to using MFW, which looks like it requires quite a lot of my time. So I was thinking of easing in to this transition slowly and if I didn't get to the library ...
by Julie L.
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30090

Re: MFW teacher question

Well this makes me feel better.It is apparent they won't be bored and it seems after 5 years I will forget some stuff too and have fun with my children who are learning it for the first time.

Julie
by Julie L.
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Do you recommend this for CTG?
Replies: 19
Views: 8051

Re: Music in deluxe package?

Okay, you all have convinced me. I guess if time is running short I will just play it in the car or while they are eating or something. Julie or move it on the grid from Tuesday to Friday. It's about 15 minutes once a week, sometimes less. You could even start the school day with it for some variety...
by Julie L.
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 37476

Re: What year/package would you suggest?

Oh, wow, thanks for all those writing tips!!! My biggest thing is wanting my children to know how to write well- sometimes it seems intimidating to me knowing if I am critiquing in right. About the cycle though I was thinking this would be our cycle: C&G R&R EX-1850 1850-modern ECC I don't think it ...
by Julie L.
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 14732

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:56 pm We've done an ant farm two times. The second time this summer using MFW's ant hill. I forget when is the best time to do the ant farm. I love the ant farms because they are so low maintenance.:) Just a few drops of water every other day and a bite of food every 3 da...
by Julie L.
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** Blessed Adventures** Users share their experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 13584

Adventures is great!!!

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:50 pm It may be too early to say this, only in our first week, but it is awesome. MFW makes notebooking so easy. It is wonderful how all the subjects can be fit in so easily. And it is so age appropriate- ds 8 really is getting into the coloring and notebooking and this ...
by Julie L.
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Placement, year 1 + later years
Replies: 41
Views: 13310

Re: Placing at C but doesn't know words at end of B

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:30 pm I just asked this question a few weeks ago!:) My ds8 placed on level C also, BUT I saw too that I think he doesn't know some of level B including some month words. I decided to go on with level C- we are half way through now and he is doing well. He has missed a fe...
by Julie L.
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Poetry memorization (and other memory work)
Replies: 28
Views: 12589

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:32 pm

We don't do PLL's memorization either. I just have ds8 read it and we move on. Ds is in drama at church and he memorizes verses also. And to me that is enough unless he wants to memorize PLL pages, but of course he doesn't.

Julie L.
by Julie L.
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Help with drawing skills
Replies: 7
Views: 7670

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:14 pm Yes, my 8 yr old was like that, and still is to some extent, until this year. I just never forced the issue much and made it seem fun. I told him he could use crayons, colored pencils(he prefers),markers sometimes and paints. That helped to givehim variety and also...
by Julie L.
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining - Balancing the olders & the youngers
Replies: 7
Views: 6245

It is nice to hear others feel the same as I do. I know I am balancing the best way and using our time effectively. I do most one-on-one stuff when ds1 is napping and while I'm working with one dc I ussually have the other completing something else. I guess my biggest thing is I don't like feeling i...
by Julie L.
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using MFW1 with a reading child
Replies: 37
Views: 13689

Re: Skip forward to phonics?

I will be having this problem next year because dd5 is already reading on 2nd Gr level. This is what I am going to do. During phonics time, if dd knows the sounds really well then I might skip phonics for that day or have her read a book- something to do with English/reading. Thereby we will not be ...
by Julie L.
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 26415

Now they like school - with MFW!

JUlie L.
by Julie L.
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 35653

* Sonlights Grade 3 Readers, and
* DK level 4 readers (most at library) some are not appropiate, but some are very informative and he likes the pictures.

Julie L.
by Julie L.
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Switching Math - Even if kids are doing fine?
Replies: 14
Views: 7083

Comparing - Doing okay, should we still switch to Singapore?

My children have done pretty well with math. It's not that it's not working, it's that I'm not sure it's doing enough for them. We do supplement with Singapore's Challenging Word Problems, but the kids don't always understand it because they haven't been taught those concepts. I'm thinking of switc...
by Julie L.
Tue May 22, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - Math/LA & when do you consider switching?
Replies: 14
Views: 7670

This is my .02 cents worth. Well, listening to Hazell's Cd's really helped me 'see' why we educate and how it should be done in a challenging, yet simplistic manner. I would much rather take the 'easy' road of doing the math I grew up with, and the familiar of the way I did LA- that is what I grew u...
by Julie L.
Thu May 17, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 14951

We just found MFW so will be using Adv. next year. BUT I had gotten these books when ds was 5 and they are really neat. Very simple and nice. He enjoyed them(answering questions about the paintings etc), and at 7, even though he has a vibrant, anti-focus personality, he really loves to look at paint...
by Julie L.
Wed May 02, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 14732

Thanks for all your suggestions! I guess we are the minority here never having done a volcano!

Julie L.
by Julie L.
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Comparing - Is Singapore Math better?
Replies: 19
Views: 12761

Well, Ya'll are making this hard!:) Do you think in the end that one program does make the dc to be better in math area? I mean I want them to be able to think through everyday situatuations and in their workplace and the examples in Singapore I saw were really neat in that there were real life situ...
by Julie L.
Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Discussion - Learning without a list of questions
Replies: 17
Views: 7740

Thank you Crystal. You answered my question. I still have 7 yr old read aloud to me everyday because instead of sounding out a word he doesn't know or asking he will just blah through it (I can't understand why he doesn't care to know the word) He is a good reader, but as the vocab. gets a little me...