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by BostonMom
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: Using RTR in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom
Replies: 5
Views: 5740

Re: Twice Freed Ideas

Thanks Ladies--great ideas!! :)
by BostonMom
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: * RTR is absolutely wonderful!
Replies: 25
Views: 17950

RTR and loving it!

We are finishing our first week of RTR, and we all love it!! We're getting so excited to get to the period in history of our beloved Jesus, and it's right around the corner. Thanks to Marie for such an engaging and thorough curriculum!! :-)
by BostonMom
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 28237

Re: Nervous about ECC! Please help explain.

I was nervous about ECC too, but we loved it. One of their favorite memories was setting up chairs and "flying" to each new country. They also still ask to play the geography game occasionally (even though it's been two years!). It's really hard to get a feel for the year just perusing the books. On...
by BostonMom
Sun May 17, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 27708

Re: Compare?

We used MFW ADV and ECC, but decided to try HOD this year, knowing that we could jump right back into the cycle with CtG or HOD's CTC. Basically, as a previous poster said, it comes down to philosophy. Combine or target the age group. I do like that my kids have done some independent learning (scien...
by BostonMom
Sat May 02, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: 2nd & 3rd graders - How are they doing in CTG?
Replies: 32
Views: 15721

Re: Curriculum choices--CTG--needing some encouragement

Thank you ladies. I am encouraged. My husband and I have talked at length today about this, and he has read your posts as well. We're going to go forward and trust God with our little guy (and all the others, too!). Thank you again...
by BostonMom
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st / K - MFW approach (author response)
Replies: 32
Views: 18034

Re: 1st grade phonics

I ditched MFW 1st for Abeka because of the same concerns you expressed here. We're finishing up now. Though he did fine and wasn't too overloaded (we just did the charts a couple times a week and a worksheet per day along with reading aloud), I regret not doing MFW 1st. It seems to have so much more...
by BostonMom
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Testing - Success with Singapore!
Replies: 2
Views: 2584

Singapore Math testimonial Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:59 am Just got my twins standardized tests (SAT) back and wanted to share (with a touch of mother's pride) that my 3rd graders scored 94th and 99th percentiles, and we haven't even finished book 3A! Just an extra plug for those who aren't sure ...
by BostonMom
Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Lists in MFW Guides - Is it possible to get the booklist?
Replies: 23
Views: 13766

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:38 pm Hi--Crystal's description of the book basket is perfect. My kids have read hundreds of books this way, and it's one of their favorite times of the day. I love that every book has been pre-read by the author and that the list includes warnings if they decide to inclu...
by BostonMom
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23540

Happy results!

Posted Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:51 am by BostonMom Hi--We just did our evaluations today (3rd grade twins), and I had the same happy result! I honestly could not believe how much they remembered!! Then I showed them their pre-test that they took at the beginning of the year with the same maps. They coul...
by BostonMom
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 11764

Hi--Singapore is a great program. My kids just finished 3A at the end of 3rd grade, and so will begin 4th with 3B. I don't think of them as behind at all. In fact, they both scored in the highest percentiles on their standardized tests in April (94th and 99th), and we hadn't even finished 3A. One of...
by BostonMom
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Topics - Do you require on-topic books during BB?
Replies: 5
Views: 3212

We have two baskets--one for "book basket" and one for "reading list." Every morning the kids do book basket independently before we begin school, then check book basket off their daily chart of independent work. They just choose one or two books and look through them (I don't make them read every p...
by BostonMom
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 34
Replies: 11
Views: 8025

Adventures--President Bush Wrote Back!

President Bush Wrote Back! Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:52 pm Just had to share how excited my daughter was when she heard back from the President. The last day of Adventures, the assignment was for the kids to write a letter to the President. She wrote and told him she was praying for him. He (or hi...
by BostonMom
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Reading - Reading aloud vs. independent reading on grid
Replies: 22
Views: 8945

Re: Reading vs. Book Basket vs. Read-Alouds on daily sched

Hi--we used Adventures last year and our "reading" time was always read-aloud. We read short selections from Abeka readers--short stories and poems usually--but you could listen to them read aloud from the Bible or any other age appropriate book. The TM says that the "reading" time is intended to de...
by BostonMom
Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 2-year-olds - Ideas for occupying
Replies: 26
Views: 11862

Ladies, I can't thank you enough for your words of encouragement and your practical advice. I believe we're going to give Kindergarten a go at home, and the Lord is already equipping me through this exchange. I'm actually excited about it. Imagine that. Thank you, thank you. Janet--mom to Abby and N...
by BostonMom
Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - What does your math lesson look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 5658

Hi--we used 1B and 2A this year. With Singapore, you teach a math lesson almost every day. For us, those lessons usually took only a couple minutes. Very quick. There were a few lessons that took longer (maybe 6 or 7 minutes?), like when we introduced renaming in subtraction. Some days are optional ...
by BostonMom
Thu May 31, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Reading - Reading aloud vs. independent reading on grid
Replies: 22
Views: 8945

Adventures history ?s independent reading?

I'm looking over (for the hundredth time, lol!) The sample pages of Adventures. In the schedule, where it has "American Pioneers and Patriots" with the page numbers listed... is this reading for the child to do by themself? Or is it read aloud by me? Or read aloud to me? I know there's a separate "...
by BostonMom
Wed May 16, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Adventures in My Father's World -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 30
Views: 43571

Take a deep breath--buy it--you'll be so glad you did

We are finishing up Adventures next week and all of us are blue about it. We've had a great year, my 8yo twins have learned so much, and they have a beautiful U.S. notebook to forever show off their work. Even their grandparents are impressed (huge, trust me). We are definitely buying ECC for next y...