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by claraskids
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 39
Views: 14732

Re: Is Awanas necessary with MFW?

All three of my kids do Awanas, but we look at it more as a social outlet for them. Due to finances, we are not involved in ANY other outside activity other than church; so it is definitely doable for us. What I've noticed it that often the memory verses for both AWANA and MFW will coincide. My kids...
by claraskids
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to creation/evolution? What age?
Replies: 77
Views: 22540

Re: Dinosaur children's books

Julie, another MN young earth believer here! Just thought you'd like to know you weren't alone. Truth is that I'd never heard of the Young Earth option till MFW a few years ago. Now it has just put to rest all my confusion and doubts I've always had. DH still thinks it's "hogwash"; but it does let o...
by claraskids
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 20526

Re: What kinds of things do your families do on nature walks

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:43 pm We have a hard time doing a "formal" nature walk because of my extreme allergies. However, my dd is very much an outdoor child on her own. Our current favorite is the robin's nest built under the unused mailbox. We've watched the two eggs hatch, become babies with n...
by claraskids
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 26-27
Replies: 5
Views: 5837

Minnesota book

My childhood home was Hibbing, Mn. There is a children's book written about Hibbing called "The Town That Moved". It is a true account of how the houses were "rolled" to another site when the mining company discovered iron ore under the original homes. We've actually seen the few homes that remain f...
by claraskids
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - What if your "walking encyclopedia" wants more?
Replies: 34
Views: 15720

Re: Switch or add?

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:04 am My dd is extremely into science - her favorite part of each day. For her, the ADV science just isn't enough. We do all of the MFW science plus 2-3 days of Apologia science. I have often found that they complement each other quite nicely. Now, if I had a child who d...
by claraskids
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 22469

Is Adventures considered too easy for 3rd graders? ECC hard?

hsmom wrote:Is Adventures considered too easy for 3rd graders? Is ECC too hard?
Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:50 pm

We are currently using Adv with a third grader. Definitely not too easy. For her it seems just about right. Pretty flexible.
by claraskids
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 19824

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:44 pm You may be surprised at how much your daughter is learning that isn't planned. This is our first year with MFW and its been very hectic: working at home, two preschool boys, I spend a month in the hospital, etc. However, my dd's favorite thing right now is "teaching...
by claraskids
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 24095

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:16 pm Today was Pennsylvania, so we spent time drooling over the Hershey World website. DD was planning transportation, calculating costs, and planning how to spend each day there. Sounds like a lot of learning to me. Hmmm, wonder if we could make her dream trip a reality...
by claraskids
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 22469

I'm so glad we chose Adventures for 3rd and waited for ECC

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:05 pm I'm so glad that I didn't rush my dd right to ECC but chose ADV for her third grade year. As this is our first full year homeschooling, I really wanted it to be successful and encourage good work habits. It is really working out well in that department. Also even th...
by claraskids
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 20736

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:24 pm

I just find a way to make it work. I print off interesting articles from web sites to use as a substitute, plus use any books of our own that pertain to the topic.
by claraskids
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Bible Translation Needs - January 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 5381

Crystal,
What a wonderful example of your daughter's charity!
by claraskids
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - How much time each day and #days/week
Replies: 34
Views: 16216

Family friendly and very flexible

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:39 pm In the last three weeks, I have spent one day in the ER, had emergency surgery, hospitalized for complications for 5 days, and restricted to very light activity at home. Tomorrow it's back to the clinic for more procedures. Anyways, during all this time, we still ma...
by claraskids
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 6-7
Replies: 28
Views: 19436

making butter

It took us two weeks to cover week 6 as I ended up in the hospital. However, we had a really neat experience with the butter activity. My mom has been staying with us until I can get back on my feet. She remembers making butter, milking cows, straining the cream, etc. So she had wonderful memories t...
by claraskids
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Play-doh recipe, salt tray, old crayons
Replies: 9
Views: 5361

We use the same recipe, too, and it works great! My dd loves to experiment and we've found that a packet of Kool-Aid mix also works great for coloring and gives it a nice smell. We do the main mixing in a large Ziploc bag to avoid any finger stains. Once its mixed well, the Kool-aid will not leave a...
by claraskids
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 41584

Flag cake

Thought I was all organized, but when it came time to make the red,white, blue yogurt for the first week - I didn't have all the necessary ingredients. Quickly rummaging through the pantry, we found a cake mix and bottles of sprinkes. The lightbulb went off. After baking the cake, my dd used sprinkl...