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by courthart246
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 29637

Re: To the MFW Office/ Warehouse Staff

I have to agree. MFW has one of the best customer services that I have ever done business with. I truly appreciate being able to rely upon them to answer any questions I have promptly and to ship my order quickly as well.
by courthart246
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Parents - Books, Support, Self-Cares
Replies: 30
Views: 8404

Re: Good Books on Homeschooling for Parents

My favorite book on homeschooling is Educating the Wholehearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson. Sally has also written some excellent books on motherhood.
by courthart246
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 7943

When in Transition... MFW works!

When in Transition... MFW works! I had ordered MFW 1850 to Modern Times and planned on doing MFW K with my youngest. We have gone through the whole cycle and are finishing up this year. Then our lives took a turn and my husband ended up in church planting training, and we ended up in an apartment no...
by courthart246
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Book Reviews - American Pioneers and Patriots
Replies: 9
Views: 5122

Re: ADV American Pioneers & Patriots Book

My kids love this book too. My son begs to hear more of the story. He doesn't like me to stop at the end of the chapter.
by courthart246
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lapbooking with MFW
Replies: 37
Views: 16099

Re: MFW K - lapbooks?

I love lapbooks, but I did not use them to supplement Kindergarten. That program is quite complete without them. I like to use lapbooks for a change of pace, like for Thanksgiving week or Christmas. We've also done some lapbooks over the summer for fun on a subject of interest. The MFW curriculum is...
by courthart246
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 33918

Re: Williamsburg trip questions

We just took a trip to Williamsburg a couple of weeks ago. It was fantastic! You will really enjoy it. As far as pricing goes, I did not find the flex ticket to be very worth the cost, as some places were free for my youngest to get in. She is 4. Plus only my husband and 2 boys did Busch Gardens. Th...
by courthart246
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 44879

Re: What was your #1 favorite thing about your year?

Wow! What to pick. It was a really great year. I think my favorite would have to be teaching my ds to read using MFW 1st. There is nothing like teaching a child to read. This one was more of a challenge than my first ds, as I knew he would be. So I guess that is why it is even more gratifying that t...
by courthart246
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Dads - What can they do to help teach MFW?
Replies: 32
Views: 12978

O.T. Thanks to the Dads!

Since Father's Day is just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to share some appreciation toward our hubbies for all that they do to help in training our children. I am so thankful for my husband's support. Even though he is very busy and doesn't have a lot of time to help with formal "sch...
by courthart246
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - What could I use between k-1st gr?
Replies: 24
Views: 8393

First grade phonics question-student needs lots of review

My son will finish another K program and will be moving into grade 1 in the fall. He needs lots and LOTS of review to cement concepts. So I am looking to buy a supplementary workbook to go along with the phonics in the 1st grade program. has anyone added to the phonics? And what did you use that se...
by courthart246
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 4A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 37
Views: 13257

Re: Singapore 4A HELP!

Julie - Thank you for your encouragement. I do think I will get the HIG and then see what happens for the rest of the year. Overall we have really liked Singapore. It is just when we get to points where I don't understand or I know how to do it, but don't know how to explain. I'm also teaching a fir...
by courthart246
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 26671

Re: Handwriting Woes

Thanks so much for the encouragement. I think I just need to be patient for now and see if this passes. I am going to check into Handwriting Without Tears, as this is the 3rd time I've heard this suggested...not just on this board, but from my home school support group. But I am glad to know that th...
by courthart246
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lapbooking with MFW
Replies: 37
Views: 16099

Re: Making lapbooks with ECC

I love lapbooks. However, I have found that they do add a lot of work in addition to what is already scheduled. We tried to do a lapbook with one of the Apologia science books, and while I enjoyed it, it really took a long time. We like to do lapbooks as a little break or during the summer on a topi...
by courthart246
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 1 - Sun
Replies: 63
Views: 61113

Re: Pencil, Marker, Does it matter?

I'm starting the Sun unit in K with my 4.5 year old (we LOVE it!). Does it matter whether or not he uses a pencil for handwriting? I think he'd be more comfortable using a crayon or marker. I don't think it really matters, but wanted to see if there is some developmental reason for making him use a...
by courthart246
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 13765

Re: Questions about Ant Hill & Butterfly Garden

We've also had great success with both the ant hill and butterfly garden. Our ants seemed to live forever, but they were always a wonderful topic for discussion when we had other families over. We are currently using our butterfly garden, and as a matter of fact our first butterfly came out of its c...
by courthart246
Thu May 14, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Was The Children's Homer difficult?
Replies: 21
Views: 9318

Re: Just purchased Creation to Greeks...some questions...

We are finishing up CTG tomorrow. I have a 3rd/sort of 4th grader and a K'er. I did MFW K with the K'er just to clarify. Homer also had me a little apprehensive at the beginning, but ds actually loved it, and he's a very sensitive kid. He cried when the mommy penguin got eaten in March of the Pengui...
by courthart246
Thu May 14, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Why did MFW choose Streams of Civ.? (author reply)
Replies: 20
Views: 14014

Just purchased Creation to Greeks...some questions...

I am looking through Streams of Civilization. It looks a bit overwhelming. I looked it up on Amazon and it said it was for young adults and was a 9th grade textbook. To me it looks a bit intimidating. I love the idea of "Living Books" and Charlotte Mason, and this is looking a bit advanced to me (a...
by courthart246
Mon May 11, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 33918

Re: Travel Advice

What a fun trip for you. We have been to and enjoyed the following places: Indianapolis Children's Museum - we could go there again and again Conner's Prairie Interactive History Museum in Fishers, IN - haven't been there in a long time, but it was pioneer-related Creation Museum - Hebron,KY - LOVED...
by courthart246
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 30 & 31
Replies: 7
Views: 5824

Re: CTG Wk 30 ??? (Archimedes...Aesop)

Do I just read Archimedes aloud, and do projects as they come up? Not too familiar with Aesop, what fables are must reads? I am right where you are in CTG, so I will tell you what we're doing. Someone else who has done this in years past may want to share a different answer. We are doing Archimedes...
by courthart246
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 33267

Passover

I was wondering if any other CTG users celebrated Passover today or are planning on celebrating it? We did the meal and the Sedar tonight. It was full of fun memories, as usual when trying to do something serious with little ones. Let's see, there was my 3 year old who kept asking where Elijah was. ...
by courthart246
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - Would you please share your favorites?
Replies: 20
Views: 9078

Re: Favorite Year?

Does anyone have a favorite year or a year your children really liked? What made it a favorite? I've done K, 1st, Adventures, ECC and CTG and my favorite is......all of them! I guess I have especially loved K and Adventures, oh and ECC. Wow! How does one pick? This is just a great curriculum each y...
by courthart246
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we skip forward if child is doing well/easy?
Replies: 17
Views: 8777

Re: Am I going too fast?

In my first year of homeschooling my son was already reading very well, so I skipped K entirely. He began 1st grade as a 5 year old. I was told by a MFW rep at Convention to begin him in K, but in my lovely novice year of homeschooling I thought I had a genius on my hands and that the K program woul...
by courthart246
Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Missions books for adults
Replies: 7
Views: 5078

Re: Missions books for adults

Have you ever read "In the Presence of My Enemies" by Gracia Burnham? I thought this was an excellent missionary book.
by courthart246
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do you put into your Files/Folders?
Replies: 18
Views: 9385

Re: File Folders in K

Our folders don't have a lot in them. I did have some magazines around the house, and I tore some things out of there. Sometimes I will find a neat link or coloring pages or something, and I will add them. I have some Usborne science readers that are very thin, and I put those in there if I happen t...
by courthart246
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 31768

The one extra resource you'd buy for CtoG??

I'm going to be placing my order with MFW soon but in the meantime I'm placing a small order with CBD and need to reach "free shipping" status. Anyone have a suggestion for a great resource to add to CtoG? We bought a model tabernacle from CBD. I think it was around $10. (Pictorial Guide Tabernacle...
by courthart246
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Is there time for ministry?
Replies: 2
Views: 3566

Re: Ministry

This is such an interesting topic to me. I come in on another side of things as far as perspective. I agree with all of those who believe that the majority of our ministry should be in the home. My husband is a pastor. It has been a challenge for me to find a balance in family and ministry, but God ...