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by TNLisa
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 45519

Re: 2014-2015 Roll Call

I'm Lisa and we We have two children. Our daughter will be a 10th grader and has been homeschooled since 1st grade. Our son will be a freshman in college this fall and was homeschooled at different points along the way. The Lord led us to My Father's World when my daughter was a 3rd grader. We have ...
by TNLisa
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 24503

Re: Pencil grip

First let me encourage you! My daughter is a lefty and started off with a terrible grip - and it was difficult to help her because I am right handed. A friend who is an occupational therapist gave us a "start right" pencil grip http://www.therapro.com/Start-Right-Pencil-Grip-P4346.aspx . It took som...
by TNLisa
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Posture, Desks
Replies: 22
Views: 9902

Re: OT- student desks?

We will start school September 1 so I am attempting to get our school area ready - which will consist of a folding table (probably 2x4) for my daughter to use. We are putting plexiglass on top for a smooth surface. She is artsy-craftsy and is very excited to not only have a "desk" but an area to spr...
by TNLisa
Mon May 02, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 13921

Re: How do you distinguish between end of year burnout and .

Julie wrote:
I also think that if I stop to notice, I find I've been skipping all the fun.
thankful for this thread today...what a gentle reminder just for me. His mercies are new every morning!
by TNLisa
Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Ordering - Book subs, already read, different edition
Replies: 28
Views: 6582

Re: WHL book rec

Thanks for all the replies! Julie - I hadn't thought about looking in the 1850-Mod archives! Lots of great info on this time period (and a heads-up for me since my dd will be doing this next semester!). I'm going to look at some of the recommendations at the library. I actually have the Focus on the...
by TNLisa
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL Discussions - Bible
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

WHL Discussions - Bible

WHL-Experiencing God Hello parents who have done, begun, or thought through their student's work with the Experiencing God study. I have been struggling with the issue of wishing my daughter had someone who's going through this study also to discuss it with her and for encouragement. I am feeling t...
by TNLisa
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - MFW Lesson plans
Replies: 7
Views: 3882

Daily Lesson Plans

Was wondering if the MFW Daily Lesson Plans for Apologia Science and Saxon math are the same type of thing as the daily lesson plans for Singapore math. Are they just what to cover each day or is there more to them? Can they be purchased seperately if I find they are needed? Thanks Shannon Hi! Yes,...
by TNLisa
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 15282

Re: General Science qtn.

Thanks everyone! After some research, I am considering doing General Science over 7th and 8th grade. We are moving to Maine, and they only require 3 years of Science with "environmental science" as a choice - which I will confirm whether or not physical science is a match. Postby TNLisa » Mon Mar 28...
by TNLisa
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math - Saxon Lesson Plans, DIVE CDs
Replies: 9
Views: 5622

Re: Saxon Teacher dvd vs. Dive cd

Thanks for all the replies! My son is "used to" the format of the DIVE cd - so we ordered that - but I wanted to have a backup option for when the DIVE cd doesn't explain it well enough. Well, we have ended up with every available resource except another live human being. DIVE cds, Saxon Teacher dvd...
by TNLisa
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: EX1850 - How are you liking your year?
Replies: 3
Views: 2817

great start with Explorers-1850!

Wow! Each year just gets better!
We are LOVING the in-depth study of James using "Boy Have I Got Problems!" --- my 11 year old daughter is soaking it all in (we both are) and have already gleaned much in just four days. Thank you to the Hazell's for the GIFT of My Father's World curriculum!
by TNLisa
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Schedule - EX1850
Replies: 12
Views: 5084

Schedule for Exploration to 1850

saralynn wrote:Is there a place that I can find a copy of the suggested schedule grid that MFW has in the EX1850? If not does anyone have a copy of it that they can post?
Thanks,
Sara
If you go to the Exp-1850 curriculum product page you can download a sample of the schedule. Hope that helps!
by TNLisa
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - Would you please share your favorites?
Replies: 20
Views: 9130

Re: Which MFW Program Do You Like Best?

We were already in our second year of homeschooling before God showed me MFW. I have many, many testimonies of how God brought MFW to us and confirmed over and over again that we were to use the curriculum. With that said, ECC is my favorite!!! It was our first year in MFW - at the beginning of the ...
by TNLisa
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFTRU - Ideas for fun review?
Replies: 4
Views: 3550

Re: need fresh ideas for EFTRU

Julie, the ideas in CtG are what we've been using til now. She loves playing Memory...there are just "so many" cards now :) I think we may do some mini games of it and divide up the cards. Thanks!
by TNLisa
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 17463

Re: Have any of you read these and what did you think?

Tirzah By Lucille Travis
Hittite Warrior By Joanne Williamson
The Golden Goblet By Eloise Jarvis Mcgraw

We read all three of the above and they were WONDERFUL!!
They complement CtG very nicely - and are rich with meaning. I loved them as much as the kids did!
by TNLisa
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 32131

Re: I'm shopping--Need ideas for extras for CtG and 1st grade!

Hittite Warrior is mentioned in the list of additional resources and I highly recommend it. My daughter (4th grade) enjoys coloring, so sometimes I let her color Edupress' Color and Learn books - Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece to add to our notebook. CtoG is rich. I recommend following the lesson...
by TNLisa
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 14709

Thanks Crystal - just checked out the link you'd included. I'm going to try to rework SP to fit her --- rather than throwing it out.
by TNLisa
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 23105

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:53 pm Cheri - I highly recommend following Crystal's suggestion --- we are finishing up ECC with a 7th and 3rd grader --- this was our first year to use MFW, and it has been an incredible year in many ways. My 7th grader had "had geography" but not even CLOSE to how it i...
by TNLisa
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 20880

Re: Please use simple words in explaining!

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:35 am Just some encouragement - I let my copy of Spelling Power sit on the shelf for 2 years before I finally (finally!) sat down to read the quick guide (because we switched to MFW). I am embarrassed that I waited so long, as it is a perfect fit for my daughter. I have t...
by TNLisa
Wed May 28, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Missionary books
Replies: 24
Views: 10313

Book Reviews & Extras - Missionary books

Trailblazer books
Hebronmommy wrote:Has anyone used the Trailblazer books?
Hi! In ECC, we did YWAM books as read alouds, and my 3rd grader read a couple of the Trailblazer ones on her own for free reading. However you want to do it is great - but I don't recommend skipping the YWAM books --- they are GREAT!
by TNLisa
Sun May 04, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Mental Math - What to do if your child struggles with this?
Replies: 14
Views: 7139

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:05 pm

I did pull out our 100 chart --- this made it easier to do the problems that had "100" in them, like 100-38=___.
She could visualize how many ones were needed, then add up the tens.
by TNLisa
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: ECC inspires family mission trip
Replies: 7
Views: 5880

Thank you all for your sweet and encouraging words. Yesterday we were able to share about our trip with a video at church. I think one of the best parts is being able to share the connection of it all with our decision to use the My Father's World program. For those interested, "Part 2" has been pos...
by TNLisa
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: ECC inspires family mission trip
Replies: 7
Views: 5880

We went to Honduras. Our trip "mission" was twofold - we served in a Christian orphanage there, doing projects, maintenance, and played (lots) with the children. We had a wonderful time interacting with the children and building relationships with them. They are well taken care of, in a good school,...
by TNLisa
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: ECC inspires family mission trip
Replies: 7
Views: 5880

ECC inspires family mission trip

Hi Everyone - I just wanted to share that our family was able to go on a missions trip recently to Central America. We had begun praying for the opportunity back in July when we began our ECC studies. It is amazing how God worked in our family, our hearts, our plans, to bring us to this point. It wa...
by TNLisa
Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Other Ideas for Exploring Countries and Cultures
Replies: 20
Views: 27918

Hymns

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:32 pm Here's what we do - we read the "story" of a hymn then I go to the "cyberhymn" site and we listen to the hymn being played - and we sing along! It's a wonderful time of fellowship for us. I usually play the hymn a few more times (random times) during the 2 week peri...
by TNLisa
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 22127

It only gets better each week!

Posted Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:55 am by TNLisa We're at the end of Week 10 with ECC --- it only gets better each week! My 3rd grader and 7th grader are both challenged - and really seem to be enjoying the lessons. Some of our favorite aspects have been the Hero Tales character traits and the missionary ...