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by dhudson
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Computer skills, Typing
Replies: 18
Views: 9619

Computer science?

I'm curious to know if anyone does computer science with kids anywhere K-8th? Not typing, but other technology and programming type skills? I've found a few scattered resources here and there, like Khan for programming, but I would like to know what others are using. I would rather not start from s...
by dhudson
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Diplomas, Transcripts, Course Descriptions, Credits
Replies: 17
Views: 8229

Re: Course Descriptions for High School

You can blend the idea of a course description onto the transcript using the name of the resources you are using to give colleges an idea of the level of coursework. For instance, for my ds' High School transcript: Algebra 1 Life of Fred Algebra 1 Art of Problem Solving Algebra 1 I did that for each...
by dhudson
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Story of the World 4
Replies: 13
Views: 5364

Re: 1850-MOd SOTW tests??

I bought them to use last year (EXP to 1850) and did a few but found that they weren't as useful as narrations.
by dhudson
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 51146

Re: Why can't I find any long term MFW users?

We have used MFW for 12 years. My oldest is finishing his Junior year in High School. We are very pleased with MFW and the education that our kids have been given through MFW. My kids are we'll educated but what is more they have had a Biblical education second to none. My oldest is very grounded in...
by dhudson
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 27505

Do you monitor child's books?

I always monitor books. It is the same as monitoring movies and TV except with books, you don't have the ability to listen in as you are making dinner or doing laundry. I personally think it is just as or more important than monitoring screen time. I read or have read pretty much every book my kids ...
by dhudson
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 35586

Making adjustments to MFWK for an adv early reader

I'm trying to figure out what to do with my dd for her kindergarten year. I initially had planned to start K with her next summer but she took off with reading and is now reading 2nd grade level books (she is also doing some simple addition, patterns, etc... for math). Her fine motor skills are mor...
by dhudson
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - Are High School Courses Grade Specific? Switch?
Replies: 41
Views: 11269

Re: WHL for 9th grader?

Did they use MOH with something else to make it an appropriate level for high school?
by dhudson
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 32896

Re: What to do with a 4yo who wants to learn to read?

I would teach him using the flashcards in MFWK and sing the song. A,a, Apple, b,b, butterfly and continue to work on the sounds of the letters. Make it a game. Don't push it but if he is asking have him take baby steps. Not a full program just the sounds.
by dhudson
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - High School Time Savers?
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

Re: High School Time Savers? 11 grader bogged down

My ds is in 11th grade and we do many of the reviews verbally. For instance, the chapter reviews in BJU and the retention questions in American Literature can be done verbally. Also, looking through the American Literature Supplement there are Assignments that could be used as discussions versus ess...
by dhudson
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: EX1850 - Story of the World 3 Helps
Replies: 8
Views: 5762

Re: SOTW Activity Book-Too much for Exp-1850?

I have used the Activity Book because my kids like to color and they have more coloring and activity pages. However, you need to decide which one has precedence. For instance, if there is a page that is similar in both which one will you do? Generally, I use MFW as my have to and SOTW as an extra fo...
by dhudson
Wed May 01, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Bible
Replies: 39
Views: 15725

Re: AHL - OT Challenge - 2nd copies

I had my own copy of the OT challenge as I did work through it alongside my son but we did all the questions in a discussion format. So, it could be possible to have only one copy. I also have younger ones coming up so I didn't write in my book and plan to give it to one of my younger ones. Oh, and ...
by dhudson
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Writing assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 21482

Re: WHL- High School Week 31 World War II Writing Assignment

My ds did a shorter research paper on Cryptography in WWII.
by dhudson
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 23572

Re: meaps/learning styles/etc

I have found that standardized testing is more about math and language arts than the majority of MFW subjects. I can't think of a time when my kids Bible, History or Science was on a test. I know they say science but we found that it was more reading comprehension than actual scientific knowledge. A...
by dhudson
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Updates - 1st vs. 2nd Edition decisions, also using 2nd time
Replies: 24
Views: 19656

Starting the 5year cycle over...got a couple ?'s

I'm looking at buying my things I need for next year, and I do not think that I want to update my ECC tm. I already have the geography game all made and laminated, so do I need the parent/teacher supplement? Or am I really missing out on something by not updating? Unless the Lord sends a miracle......
by dhudson
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - How do you do this at your house?
Replies: 26
Views: 14306

When and how long should we "do" book basket?

I have a 4th grader and a 7th grader---when do we do book basket time and for how long. Is it a different amount of time for different ages? How does that work? (I don't have my curriculum yet, but it has been ordered.) I usually direct my kids to Book Basket when they have finished a subject and a...
by dhudson
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Can I add Latin to MFW? (and an alternative suggestion)
Replies: 34
Views: 15583

Latin for Foreign Language

Has anyone used Latin Alive or Latin for the Christian Trivium? I am having a hard time choosing between the two and wanted to see if there were others who have used either. Thanks, Dana Bogan We have used Lively Latin for the younger years and have really enjoyed it. We have also been using Lively...
by dhudson
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 19 & 20
Replies: 21
Views: 10871

Re: RTR - Weeks 19 & 20

For older kids, we enjoyed playing a game called, "Lancaster". It takes awhile to set up but each player has to set up a kingdom with castles, knights and even a parliament. For younger kids, I like, "Castle Keep".
by dhudson
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Have MFW students gone on to college?
Replies: 26
Views: 14681

Re: MFW through grade 12?

My oldest is in 10th grade and has used all the programs except 1st grade. My twins have used all of MFW and are in the 6th grade. So far, I have used every MFW program except for the last two years. The more years I have used, the more I have loved the education my kids are getting. My oldest is do...
by dhudson
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 34468

To the MFW Office/ Warehouse Staff

You guys (and gals) ROCK!! I ordered my curricula on Friday (2 boxes full) and got it today, Wednesday. I was really hoping to get it before our convention this weekend so I could look through it to see what else I could pick up to go with it ( like great Book Basket Books) and it came in enough tim...
by dhudson
Wed May 09, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Have MFW students gone on to college?
Replies: 26
Views: 14681

Re: Has MFW Successfully Prepared Students Who Went To Colle

My oldest is just finishing his first year in MFW high school and I can say that I am more than pleased at what he has learned. I am one who constantly is checking to see if we are academically rigorous enough and I would confidently say that MFW is college prep. I spent A LOT of time critiquing hig...
by dhudson
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Middle School Moods
Replies: 11
Views: 6008

Re: Moody Middle Schoolers

Just a thought.... I know my ds is growing so much that I notice him getting moody when he is hungry or tired. I usually have him get a high protein snack, take a jog to clear his head or if it's desperate take a nap. Then after his attitude changes, we talk about how to avoid it in the first place.
by dhudson
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Can I add Latin to MFW? (and an alternative suggestion)
Replies: 34
Views: 15583

Re: Latin vs Spanish

Mine do both. Spanish because it is a very useful language and the language our family uses on missions trips. Latin because we wanted it as a vocab foundation. I used RS for Spanish but not for Latin. Latin is learned very differently from modern languages and I only learned that after I bought a R...
by dhudson
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Ideas for Spring Feasts & Holy Days in CTG
Replies: 22
Views: 13234

Re: Passover - CTG Anyone celebrating it?

We are doing ours with a couple of families Friday night. We have done one every year and it is one of the highlights of our year.
by dhudson
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 18719

What about a 7th grader done w/cycle?

I'd like to start my kids, 3rd and 5th next year, in RTR. We have covered all the topics in CTG and they are totally "into" the middle ages. That would mean my son would be done 1850-present in 7th grade. Leaving his 8th grade year up in the air. My dd would be in 6th. What would I do with them the...
by dhudson
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Outside activities, are they possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 4525

Re: AHL and AWANA

My ds is in AHL and in Bible Bowl. Bible Bowl is like Awanas with competitions :-) . He travels once a month or so, sometimes out of the state. To be in the top tier and to stay competitive, you have to study ALOT. We have told our kids that school comes first and then Bible Bowl. For us, it is an e...