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by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri May 22, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 99216

Re: Countries and culture testing end of year

I created a crossword puzzle (in .pdf form) from the geography vocabulary words in ECC back when we did ECC the first time. It's more of a "fun test." You are welcome to use them if you'd like.
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed May 21, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * EX1850 - Favorites
Replies: 16
Views: 5250

Re: Adventures... and EX1850!

My dd loved ADV! And this year in EX1850, she is showing off how much she retained, and yes - she is loving doing the state sheets again and getting to color the state bird and flower. Her favorite thing to do is look for the silliest fact on the back of the page.
by Cyndi (AZ)
Thu May 08, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 10657

Re: Why not continue with Rod and Staff Spelling?

Note: Rod and Staff Spelling switches to cursive for 3rd grade, so your dc needs to be able to read cursive or will require help with each lesson. Also, the blanks change as if the child is able to write cursive in the workbook.
by Cyndi (AZ)
Thu May 08, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - (God and the History of Art) - Overview & Experiences
Replies: 14
Views: 7392

Re: God and the History of Art

I paint for relaxation and fun. My dd takes art classes. But we read the lessons that have to do with Art History because they are very applicable for the time period we are studying. It's worth it to me because the set is used over 4 years, and we do find some of the art materials and lessons usefu...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon May 05, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - MFW lesson plans, schedule, CD in package
Replies: 29
Views: 8633

Re: Exploring Creation with General Science

I hit the same question in my mind! I found out a couple of weeks ago that one of the older girls in our homeschool group used Apologia General Science for 9th grade and was given high school credit for it. I felt a little freaked out for a bit, but had to remind myself that every student is differe...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 97
Views: 25794

Re: Rosetta Stone - personal vs homeschool edition

Oh, thank you, Lucy! That makes me feel much better! :-)
by Cyndi (AZ)
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 39655

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

When I saw that "Susan on the Space Coast" replied to a thread titled "Why can't I find any long term MFW users?" I actually did laugh out loud! :-) I remember back when Susan was amazing loads of help when I got started 7 years ago and I wondered if I'd ever be that much of a veteran homeschooler. ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - Users answer questions
Replies: 27
Views: 6875

Re: Spelling in 2nd grade

I think you should throw a "done with ______ (subject) party" as you complete them for the year! :-) Sounds fun!

Yep - I agree with all the others, when you're done for the year, you're done for the year!
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 39655

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

funny - I'm not on this board much anymore, but I hopped on today and saw this post, so I'll say "hi." This is our 8th year with MFW. My dd started in MFWK and has only used MFW curricula. I appreciate the Biblical worldview, the strong academics, the incredible support from the MFW office, and I ju...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - What if we finish the Math year early? or late?
Replies: 9
Views: 4509

Re: 2nd grade math, currently in Singapore 2A

If I were in the same place with my dd, I would do as you suggested and do four Singapore lessons per week and focus one day on drilling. (The bonus is that you will never skip or forget to drill that way.) Finishing up a book at the end of the year is nice, instead of hanging in the middle. That be...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * EX1850 - Favorites
Replies: 16
Views: 5250

Re: James and Ex1850

Isn't it awesome, Melissa?! You're farther than us, so my daughter is at having chapters 1 & 2 memorized. It's beautiful.
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 4A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 37
Views: 11398

need help with Singapore 4A problem - workbook pg. 91, revie

pg. 91 in 4A workbook(review 3): Devi bought 8 m of ribbon. She made 6 bows. She used 5/8 m of ribbon for each bow. How much ribbon did she have left? Can someone help me with this? I am stuck. And, can someone (anyone) please tell me that they also have trouble with solving these problems too? I f...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Complete Book of Animals
Replies: 31
Views: 10224

Re: questions about The Complete Book of Animals

I guess I was just scared by the cartoon frog on the cover and got worried it would be the same inside! :~ And I was also hesitant because it starts at grade 1, so I thought it might be underwhelming for a 3rd grader who already knows lots about animals. But it sounds like it won't be! Yay! I can u...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Complete Book of Animals
Replies: 31
Views: 10224

questions about The Complete Book of Animals

I'm trying to decide what I need to purchase for ECC. It's fun to look! I am wondering about the Complete Book of Animals. I've read some facts about it, such as how many animals it covers, the format, etc. But I am wondering what the illustrations are like inside. Do they look realistic, or are th...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 4A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 37
Views: 11398

stuck on a couple math problems

I have a couple of Singapore questions I am struggling with. The first one is simple (or it should be) but I need some help understanding it. Round 6349 to the nearest 100. *I* would make it 6400 because the 49 bumps to 50 which bumps the 300 to 400 (this is how I would answer it), But, the answer ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 28102

Adding cursive to Adventures?

My daughter, turning 8 and over halfway through Adventures, has been interested in learning cursive for well over a year. She has always had nice handwriting when she tries, but can tend toward sloppiness when in a hurry or if she doesn't care about what she is doing. I have been holding off on cur...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 25
Views: 10696

Re: Singapore 6B question. We can't get it! p. 82, #12

We are not there, but close -- I have the book and the answer key. Like Julie stated, the kicker is that the entire quarter circle is not shaded, only part of it. The area of half of the triangle is 50cm squared, because it is 10x10x1/2=50. The area of this quarter circle is pi times radius squared,...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - High schoolers
Replies: 21
Views: 5441

Re: Feeling inadequate and want to quit

I have had a meeting with my husband and the children, and that has proven very helpful. They have been much more respectful and have worked hard today. Yea! That's great to hear. Sometimes it's hard to remember (for me) that this is a journey, and I don't have to feel like I've already arrived. We...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - High schoolers
Replies: 21
Views: 5441

Feeling inadequate and want to quit

Hello everyone. It's funny really I have been home schooling for almost 11 yrs and I have never been able to overcome the feeling of inadequacy. My younger two children 14 and 10 are fighting constantly. My oldest is doing pretty well at keeping up with all of her school but in many ways doesn't ti...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Books - Book list in the back of the TM
Replies: 3
Views: 4815

Adventures Book Basket question

I am thinking about purchasing Adventures. I've noticed on other boards that the Book Basket list has several books *starred that are highly recommended. If I chose to purchase those books, approximately how many books are we talking about? We have a good library system, but I have worries that the...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 19803

Re: Missionary biographies

I'll be honest. Cameron Townsend is way more boring than the others - at least for us it was. My dd has reread George Mueller more times than I can count. Some of the books are intense enough that I skimmed or summarized parts. But Cam Townsend was boring. We read it strictly for the Bible translati...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - When would MFW cover these?
Replies: 84
Views: 23695

Re: Puberty Books?

I second the From Girl to Woman by Queen, especially given the age of your dd. I'm so thankful that an incredibly dear cyber friend mailed me a copy to use with my dd. I have loaned it to several moms in my church homeschool group who have all loved it as well. It is gentle and effective.
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work with only one child?
Replies: 51
Views: 11232

Re: MFW with an "only" child?

I have been homeschooling my only dd with MFW for 7 years now (since MFWK), and I'm thrilled to have a program that fits our family so well. The Biblical worldview and history cycle is why I originally chose MFW, but there are many, many reasons why we've stayed. Even projects that say they require ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 16026

Re: Exploring World Geography-3rd grader

hsm wrote:But, for my 3rd grader who will repeat ECC in 8th grade, can I skip it all together and still sleep at night? ;)
Yep. I skipped it altogether for my 3rd grader and slept great! ;)
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 7631

Re: Sarah Whitcher's story

I have the best memories of Sarah Whitcher's Story . My nephew was getting into some trouble and needed to a place to go during his spring break, so he and my niece came to stay with us. We continued our ADV lessons and I did the read-aloud at night before bed. It is the only book my dh has set in o...