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by RJ's Momma
Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - (English From the Roots Up) -Dictionary day from CTG?
Replies: 6
Views: 7425

Re: Dictionary work for English from the Roots Up

We are in CtG and are doing the Greeks section of EFTRU book. We have one day set aside for dictionary work and one for sentences. For the dictionary day, I do just have her look up some of the words on the back of the card and then read the def. to me. I have her pick one word on the back of the ca...
by RJ's Momma
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 30736

Me, too!

We are 3 weeks into CtG and I can't believe how much *I* am learning!!! :-) It really has been this way every year, but even more so this year. DD is excited to learn more about the Bible and the history in 'Bible times', and wanted to start school as soon as I brought the box home from our hs conve...
by RJ's Momma
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Academics - Do supplements enhance or burden?
Replies: 11
Views: 10439

Re: Thinking of coming back to MFW

We also did MFW K for my dd, then moved on to a textbook program for 2 years. There were lots of tears during those 2 years, and while she did learn, it was not without much fighting. It just wasn't a good fit for her. So for 3rd grade we came back to MFW (where we should have stayed all along:), an...
by RJ's Momma
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 34403

How do you plan your MFW day?

I was wondering how everyone plans their MFW day. Do you do bible, history, science, art/musica all at the same time? Or do you break it up throughout the day? Do you typically do the three R's first... or MFW first? I am thinking of starting the day with bible, and then work on the kids' reading/w...
by RJ's Momma
Tue May 26, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Special Needs - User experiences with MFW Language Arts
Replies: 21
Views: 9009

Re: writing strands question

I just wanted to add that trying it might be a good idea. My dd is 10 as well and writing is something she struggles with quite a lot. She also has a problem with the ideas/then writing/spelling/remembering grammar, etc. Last year, when I was at the conference, I asked Mr. Hazel about all this and w...
by RJ's Momma
Fri May 08, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Worldview - Important growing lessons in CTG
Replies: 18
Views: 8192

Re: Important growing lessons (CTG)

Thank you so much for posting this. It makes me even more excited for next year.

Homeschooling (and particularly with MFW) has proven to be not only a great education for my dd, but for me as well:)

by RJ's Momma
Fri May 01, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 21957

Re: Needing some support.

I also use Spelling Power a bit differently. We test on Friday's only. We go through words until she misses 8-10 then spend the next week studying those words. Sometimes she just copies them, sometimes she says them outloud to me, sometimes she uses a computer game we have to practice them. Then on ...
by RJ's Momma
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 115
Views: 50242

Re: Homeschool Tracker

I made up a similar grid to the one in the TM, on my computer and print it out. I fill in each day what we are doing. I can't copy the MFW grid because I sell the TM each year (we only have one child, so I won't be using them again), but I like the grid so I made my own. Mine are a bit different as ...
by RJ's Momma
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - What standardized tests are out there?
Replies: 39
Views: 21886

Re: Testing...

I believe Christian Liberty Press also sells standard tests. You give the child the test and send it back for grading. I think it is only $20 or $25.
by RJ's Momma
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 165
Views: 135992

Boy am I going to learn a lot!!!

I thought I might begin making the Geography game ahead of time like someone suggested. I looked at the first one (North America, no less) and realized I would have to do some research in order to label all the countries. I think there were supposed to be 16 countries and I couldn't even guess wher...
by RJ's Momma
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for organizing without one
Replies: 32
Views: 23182

Our house is around 700 sq ft and it doesn't have a dining room or room for a dining table at all. So we do all our school work in the living room. I have a child's size fold up table (which dd is starting to outgrow) in the corner of the room with a large plastic tub that holds all our MFW books in...
by RJ's Momma
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Credits - General questions, terminology, states
Replies: 25
Views: 18112

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:01 am

Something else to look at is that 2 Hazells have or are going to college right now. They have been through their own program and been able to get into college.

by RJ's Momma
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - What age/grade does MFW introduce reproducti
Replies: 15
Views: 11904

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:15 pm If you want a natural way to introduce this topic I suggest getting some farm cats and/or chickens:) Not much my 9 year old doesn't know about THEM reproducing. lol Luckily she hasn't made the connection. She doesn't need to know EXACTLY how babies are made (other t...
by RJ's Momma
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Dictation - Exactly how do you do this at your house?
Replies: 30
Views: 15678

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:00 pm We have done some dictation, however my dd has really poor spelling skills and this is very frustrating to her (guess what we are working on this summer:) So I've started writing down words on a dry erase board the words I know she'll trip over (I leave off ones tha...
by RJ's Momma
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Poetry memorization (and other memory work)
Replies: 28
Views: 17248

Re: Memorize the poems?

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:00 pm We didn't even try to memorize the poems, but we did read them. I want her to learn the different ways that a poem can sound, and be able to ready them correctly. So I usually read them to her a time or two and then have her read them back to me. Sometimes we come b...
by RJ's Momma
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Character - Adapting for wiggly kids?
Replies: 46
Views: 27818

All she wants to do is play, play, play

Our daughter is 7 years old and completing first grade. Academically she has done fine. What concerns my husband and I is that all she wants to do is play, play, play. So I guess the question is do we promote her to second grade or repeat first grade? Kathy Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:16 pm My daugh...
by RJ's Momma
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Co-op / Synergy - MFW in a group setting, Science fair,
Replies: 38
Views: 20753

Are there schools that use MFW

Are there schools that use MFW as their curriculum? Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:36 am I live in central KS. From what I understand there is a school near here that meets 3 days a week and uses MFW curriculum. It is set up so that the parents teach 2 days and the school teaches 3 days. Not sure how t...
by RJ's Momma
Fri May 02, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 42104

I was wondering if anyone has used copywork for Math Facts? I thought two things..."Wow, this sounds really good", quickly followed by "I bet kids hate all this writing, I think my son would". Anyone care to add an opinion to all the other voice in my head on this one :)? Melissa Posted: Sat Jan 12...
by RJ's Momma
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 22912

Do I really need to start General Science in 7th?

I see that there are only 4 Apologia sciences recommended for the high school level. If we use 1 book per year, then she will "run out" by 10th grade, right? So, should I really start General Science with her in 7th grade? Or should she just do the RTR science (which, by the way, even includes Apol...
by RJ's Momma
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** Blessed Adventures** Users share their experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 19330

Already better!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:00 pm We also just finished our first week of Adventures and my dd loves it!! She has even said that this year may not be too bad!!! (we just switched from another program). I am so looking forward toward the rest of the year, and this excitement was soooo very needed af...
by RJ's Momma
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 18445

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:24 pm

We are using MFW suggestion for cursive handwriting. Dd likes it. As for their other recommendations, we've used some, combined some, and dropped some. I love the flexibility that MFW gives me, but also the structure within their program.

RJ - 8yod
by RJ's Momma
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Timelines - Help and ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 25866

Re: Need a visual

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:08 pm don't have the ability to post pictures (yes, we are from the stone age!!), but I will talk you through ours - and I hope this makes sense:) We used 8x11 computer paper turned sideways and used 5 sheets of paper taped together on the ends (so that we have 5 sheets ...
by RJ's Momma
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (#2)
Replies: 6
Views: 8658

Marie, I just want to thank you. Your faith shows through so brightly that even my dd (8years old) sees it in the curriculum that you write. She has thanked me to switching to MFW this year many times, because she 'loves to learn about Jesus, and MFW teaches about HIM so much." We will be praying fo...
by RJ's Momma
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 35061

Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?

My question is: do your children like school? I am looking at (and listening to) all of the homeschoolers that I know and trying to find out what curriculum(s) is being used by homeschooling parents whose children really like and want to do school? I know and agree that children will "have" to do s...
by RJ's Momma
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Art & Music Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 6129

Re: Will MFW work for left-brained/non-artistic?

It looks like you are saying that the core of MFW (history, science, Bible) is working out great!!! So, you can decide to stick with that. As for the music/art- it is optional- throw it out for now. He may be more interested in it later, or not, not a big deal IMO. (But Crystal's suggestion of liste...