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by ChristyH
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 32871

Re: So FRUSTRATED

Somedays I still feel clueless when it comes to parenting. I want to thank everyone for their advice. My DH and I have talk over some of the ideas and we are going to give a few of them a try. :-) Here is quote that has stuck with me for a long time, "Men can not be developed perfectly who have not ...
by ChristyH
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities
Replies: 35
Views: 16983

Re: Why use MFW?

I feel MFW is balanced in terms of activities (hands on) and being able to get it all done. The books are read at a little slower pace and we tend to remember them better, because they are "flying by." MFW takes us including math from about 8am to 1pm to complete everything. My dd in eighth grade a ...
by ChristyH
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 15462

Re: How to encourage neatness.....

I bought some graph paper that was in a spiral bound notebook for math and each square get's a number. This helps them not make so many mistakes due to sloppy work and not having the problems lined up right. Also If it isn't neat enough then they need to rewrite it. They know this now and they prett...
by ChristyH
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 16911

Re: Question about book basket for middle school kids.

:) I am listening in on this. I am returning after a year away and I plan on assigning a few of the book basket books. I have found that my kids will read if assigned but not always if not assigned. One of my younger sons feels lots of accomplishment having read the assigned readers but he wouldn't ...
by ChristyH
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 20 & 21
Replies: 4
Views: 5232

Week 20

We are on week 20 and I have thrown in some extra books that I have lying on my shelves. DD is reading The Golden Fleece, by Column and I also bought Victory on the Walls for an extra read aloud later on. We are trying to do more drawing. I also bought, at the beginning of the year, the Old Testamen...
by ChristyH
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 15821

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:50 am

I also work but only every other weekend so it really doesn't interfer with our homeschooling.
by ChristyH
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 5th grade - Experiences switching to Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 7035

My dd is 11 and we are only in book 3A and that is after going through 2A and 2B. My plan was just to keep going, even through the summer in order to catch up. I do try to move a little faster through the parts she knew and once in a while we did two lessons at a time. The only thing slowing her up ...
by ChristyH
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 30536

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:39 am I have three children and we use a table in our schoolroom, because it was free. I have a box that supports hanging files next to my desk and I have file labeled Monday, Tuesday, and ..... for the week. When I make copies for the week I look to see which day they be...
by ChristyH
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Discussion about the rumor that MFW is "light"
Replies: 45
Views: 21490

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:55 am I have done the rigorous route with other curriculums and my children were left in the dust. I was tired of all the reading aloud I had to do and my voice even gave out for a week. This has been our first year with MFW using ECC. This has been the best year ever for...
by ChristyH
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other in-depth Christian unit studies?
Replies: 21
Views: 13087

Compare MFW

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:29 pm I feel that our previous curriculum pushes to hard and too fast. The author even says herself that it is mostly written for the highschool student. I remember it asking my then second grade dd to write a 3 paragraph report newspaper style. Way too much for her then....
by ChristyH
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 11580

My dd is starting fifth and last Jan. placed in 2a but we have been going faster as long as she understands it. I am hoping to finish 2b before the end of the summer. Math is not her strong suit. We love singapore though. It's not nearly as time consuming as our last program.
by ChristyH
Sat May 24, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - MFW methods really work!
Replies: 20
Views: 11508

My style versus children's style

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:21 am The longer I homeschool the more I learn about myself and my children. One of the main things that I have learned is because it works for me doesn't mean that it will work for them. When we used an online literature program, I loved it because I love to read and cou...
by ChristyH
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 24316

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:18 am When my twins were born pretty much everything school stopped except for reading aloud. My dd is almost four years older and teaching her to read was very haphazard at best. Things slow down and time goes on. Seven years later and my dd learned to read and everythin...
by ChristyH
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Notebooking ideas / amount for ECC
Replies: 19
Views: 8483

How to make it less painful

My kids are having a hard time with doing science notebook pages. It takes forever for them to write them and one daughter hates to draw. I know it is good for them to learn to write, and I want them to learn something, but does anyone have some ideas of how to make it less painful for them? How do...
by ChristyH
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Convention - How beneficial is it to a current MFW user?
Replies: 19
Views: 9393

I haven't been to a conference since 2000 even though I can go so to speak. Sometimes I wish we would go but mostly I am glad we don't because I don't want to get tempted by a pretty, glossy curriculum. MFW has been the best and most effective I have ever used, so being tempted isn't a good thing. I...
by ChristyH
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23070

Words are inadequate

Posted Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:02 am by ChristyH We have read the first bio's for ECC, William Townsend and Nate Saint, and they have been fantastic. The children just beg for more and they move me to tears. They are really having their eyes opened to living and dying for Christ. This curriculum has be...
by ChristyH
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23070

What Hubby said

Posted Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:06 am by ChristyH My husband emailed me from, which he usually doesn't but this was so nice to get. I really think MFW is the right curriculum. I don't ever remember the children talking about any other as much. That was just in my head so I thought I would share it. You'r...
by ChristyH
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14796

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:40 am Actually that was just right, not more then I asked for. Do you ever think you want to be something you aren't and then find out you were fooling yourself? Crazy, I know but stick with me here. I have wanted to set up my own program for school but it really isn't m...
by ChristyH
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Literature-rich (MFW) vs literature-based
Replies: 26
Views: 18919

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:44 am I do have some experience here. We switched this summer from a literature-based program to MFW. I will say that this switch is the best thing we have ever done in terms of schooling. My children like school and "I" like school again. Everyone is retaining more and e...
by ChristyH
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 60262

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:23 am

We have used Trailblazer books also. They can go along with some of the people in Hero Tales too. Kidnapped by River Rats, which my dd has read, is about Catherine and William Booth. I am lucky as we can get a few of these from the library.
by ChristyH
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 4 & 5
Replies: 34
Views: 18513

Book suggestions

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:13 am As I don't have CTG, I am not sure if it isn't already in the book basket. It is DK Experience (series), Pyramid by Peter Chrisp. I saw it on the shelf at the library and thought it looked neat. Posted Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:17 am by ChristyH I am reading Egyptian Diar...
by ChristyH
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23070

Testimony: The best week of school I can remember...

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:46 pm I strongly believe I am here to stay with MFW. I have had the best week of school that I can remember. I accomplished everything that was on our list. It was very relaxing because I wasn't second guessing myself. I could focus on actual teaching and the children for...
by ChristyH
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23070

Excited again!

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:28 pm I just want to say that I am so excited about ECC this year. I am looking forward to less stress in the schedule and doing fun crafts again with my children and reading about people who really gave of themselves for the Lord. The more I have prayed and reflected upo...
by ChristyH
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 16541

We decided to go with French becauase there will be a longer time to get used to speaking it. With Spanish being so common we figured that might be a bit easier to pick up. Besides I hate following the crowd and enjoy doing my own thing, perhaps that is why it took me so long to find MFW. ;0) Christ...
by ChristyH
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Can younger siblings handle them?
Replies: 27
Views: 8742

My boys are six and a half and I have read everything to them. We have talked about both living for Christ and dying for Him. There haven't been any pictures so I think that lessens the horror of it. They have handled it well.