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by IdahoGrown
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 31762

A BIG thank you to MFW

for all the information/helps on the site for highschool.

I printed out the pages and they are VERY useful in my planning!

So thank you, MFW, for providing this. :-)
by IdahoGrown
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 20280

Science other than Apologia

I have a 7th grader using the Apologia General Science. It's not too hard, just the writing style really is a challenge for us. We are much more concrete. So, if I were to look at something else for 8th and high school science, any suggestions? Take a look at Tiner books. We have several of them. T...
by IdahoGrown
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Literature/English Credit
Replies: 28
Views: 13373

Re: Language Arts in AHL

Julie, that is VERY helpful! Thank you so much!

From what you've said, I think my dd will really enjoy the lit/comp portion of AHL. : )
by IdahoGrown
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia Anatomy vs. RtR
Replies: 24
Views: 8790

Re: Adding Apologia Anatomy to RTR? Thoughts?

I HIGHLY recommend the notebooking journal. It is worth every.single.penny. There is SO much in there to help retain the info. I could not imagine having done Anatomy without the journal. It has crossword puzzles to help remember definitions, discussion questions, drawings to color, lots of activiti...
by IdahoGrown
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 32467

Re: I'm in crisis mode...please talk me down

I feel like a ton of weight has been lifted off my shoulders!! Thank you all SO much for your thoughts. {{long exhale}} :) Church today was great too. Our pastor was challenging us to REALLY commit to Christ. He is doing a series of sermons on the movie "not a fan". He is challenging us to not be a ...
by IdahoGrown
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Academics - Rigorous enough for 6th-8th?
Replies: 7
Views: 5249

Re: How does Marie keep history rigorous enough for 6th-8th

Julie, I am handing you a virtual box of chocolates!! :) Thank you SO much for your post! I find myself worrying about what my dd is learning and remembering, when in reality, the discussions we have, her growth in her faith, finding out who she is...is why I started homeschooling to begin with. Thi...
by IdahoGrown
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 24665

Ideas for K first day of school?

I had originally planned on waiting to start Ethan with K this fall, but he has been begging to do more "real school like bubba" every day instead of his preschool type workbooks etc., so we are going to try him out and see if he's ready. Even if I just wind up doing a few days a week at the beginn...
by IdahoGrown
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Parents - Books, Support, Self-Cares
Replies: 30
Views: 8928

Re: Good Books on Homeschooling for Parents

The most valuable lesson we've learned from the many books read on homeschooling has been this: We budget our time just like we budget our money. Because there are only 24 hours in the day, we have to use our time for the MOST important things first, then see what's left over. Melissa, thank you fo...
by IdahoGrown
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 14670

Re: I need someone to smack me, please?

Don't feel embarrassed to post this. And you certainly don't need smacked. :) I get that burnout feeling every.single.spring. This is our 8th year of hs'ing and I get tired. I want to go outside and play, smell the flowers, stick my hands in the dirt, play on the tire swing, ride bikes...do the dish...
by IdahoGrown
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for science in RTR: Astronomy
Replies: 35
Views: 16646

Re: Apologia Astronomy, RTR... 2 questions

The only Apologia notebooks I have used are the Anatomy and Anatomy JR. They were worth every.single.cent! And now my kids have a great keepsake to look back at! They are hefty too...no whimpy skimpy journal type thing. They are LOADED...crossword puzzles, cut and paste, question and answer, colorin...
by IdahoGrown
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: CTG - Talk me into it
Replies: 31
Views: 10497

Re: Boy, do I want to do CTG!

My post probably won't help...lol. I loved CtG!! The biblical history was so amazing and fun. We learned SO much!! My dd was 10/11 the year we did CtG and she did fine with it. We even combined some of the readings on days when they were shorter so I could break some longer readings into two days. T...
by IdahoGrown
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: RTR book ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 9683

Essential books for RtR?

I am looking ahead to next year when we do RtR. Are there book basket books that you think are a good idea to purchase because they're just that good? I will be going through RtR twice more (I think) with the other kids, so they'd get used more than once. Thanks! Chanda Here is my schedule for the ...
by IdahoGrown
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Was The Children's Homer difficult?
Replies: 21
Views: 9670

Re: Children's Homer - are or did your child enjoy it?

We stopped reading that book part way through. I didn't see the benefit in continuing it because it was weird. Lol!
by IdahoGrown
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 18188

Re: CTG - Question About Some Book Basket Books

We LOVED Hittite Warrior! Excellent book.
by IdahoGrown
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for science in RTR: Astronomy
Replies: 35
Views: 16646

Apologia experiment kit

I purchased the $72 kit from CBD, which includes all of the experiment requirements (for the Anatomy course). It.is.AWESOME! I am so glad I purchased it!! It has all of the items in separate zip top bags with a label that includes the experiment number, a list of what is provided, and a list of what...
by IdahoGrown
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 20181

ADV at not-quite-6?

My DD has a November birthday, so if she were in public school, this year would be Pre-K. However, since we did a full Kindergarten program last year (Abeka K5), we moved on to first grade this year (although we say she is in Kindergarten, just happens to be doing 1st grade material). We have also ...
by IdahoGrown
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities
Replies: 35
Views: 16825

Re: Why use MFW?

We used 6 cores before making the switch to MFW. We really enjoyed our SL years but then realized (like you) that it was no longer a good fit for us. What I love about MFW: The Bible is first and foremost. Scripture readings, memory verses, biblical integration with history lessons... The book baske...
by IdahoGrown
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Errata corrections
Replies: 1
Views: 2948

PP - Errata corrections

Johnny Tremain Question My copy of JT has some problems with print errors. I realize MFW isn't at fault. My copy of Johnny Tremain flubs the story of Johnny's weekend at the Silsbees' harvest. He was dancing with the girls and they were not noticing his burned hand in chapter 5, 'The Boston Observe...
by IdahoGrown
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Streams & Victor's with younger grades (author reply
Replies: 32
Views: 15979

Re: Streams of Civiliaztion question

Yes, it certainly is a higher level book! What I have found is that the scheduled reading portions are small. You can also read and then summarize the main points. In the past, I have been quite surprised at what my children pick up from books that I think are too difficult for them. It is easy to u...
by IdahoGrown
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 32332

Re: How do you run your home?

I don't RUN my home...I run FROM it!!! :-) Lol! Actually, what helped us the most recently was doing a major declutter in preparation for selling the house. My goal is to be able to clean an entire room...any room...in ten minutes or less. That includes dusting, windows, everything. So in order to d...
by IdahoGrown
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Description, topics covered?
Replies: 21
Views: 5673

Re: Tell me about science in Adv...

Thanks for sharing your ideas schoolmom! We are getting ready to start Adventures in July and I've been wondering about the science too. Your post gave me an idea!! My ds loves cutting and pasting. And I have Considering God's Creation science on hand already. So I may just add in units from that to...
by IdahoGrown
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 20448

Tips for motivating a 7 year old

My son is turning 7 next month and currently working on MFW 1st (actually almost done). My son is bright and catches on to things with such ease. However, he has serious issues with staying focused on his school work and just plain being motivated. It doesn't matter what subject we're working on-- ...
by IdahoGrown
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 23211

Re: New here and just finished week 3 of CtG

***Welcome!!!!!!*** I am glad to hear MFW is going so well for you! This is our first year too and we are at week 16 in CtG. It is like nothing I have ever used before and I am thoroughly pleased and at peace with our hs'ing. We used another program for P3/4, P4/5, K, 1+2, 3, and 4. Then God laid it...
by IdahoGrown
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to earlier MFW programs - A big transition?
Replies: 32
Views: 12522

Re: Looking ahead to CTG

I was worried about our first feast too. But it wasn't nearly the amount of extra work that I was expecting! And you mentioned time...between Bible reading, the history reading, and any timeline figures or notebook pages, we spend maybe 45 minutes a day on it. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a li...
by IdahoGrown
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to earlier MFW programs - A big transition?
Replies: 32
Views: 12522

Looking ahead to CTG

So we'll be using CTG next year for 4th grade. Some of you may remember that we did things a little backwards and went with ECC for 2nd grade and then we've been doing Adventures this year for 3rd grade. We have finally found our groove with things and I think it will be relatively smooth(er) saili...