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by donnagio
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 23587

George Mueller

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:41 pm Hi- I am enjoying this discussion, and have had some similar responses to you all. I really learned from the books. My son came up with an insight on his own, about George Mueller, that God had taken the very thing he had sinned in and "made him the opposite". It w...
by donnagio
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Measurement & weights (US + metric)
Replies: 26
Views: 9124

I did about the same kind of thing last year, and it seemed to work. Donna
by donnagio
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 28753

Re: Special needs therapy

You can probably work with the therapists who can give you a home program. They can give you an idea of what is needed. Carryover at home is so important anyway. Many activities, especially in OT, are things that can be done or adapted in the home. Would just have a focus for the therapy, things you...
by donnagio
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 23831

Sabbath

One thing I have been learning with MFW is that life is a work in progress. We do not have to do everything, or everything perfectly! I think many times I was paralyzed by thinking I needed to do everything just as it was written, and so on. We have not celebrated the Sabbath yet, but I have noticed...
by donnagio
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 33345

Customer Service

Great personal Service I just wanted to say that Wednesday was BOX DAY!!! And I found that the box had been damaged, which in turn had damaged my Apologia Science textbook. I called to let the office know, and was politely asked if they could call me back. I got a call today from David Hazell, who ...
by donnagio
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23467

Keeping it going

Posted Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:19 pm by donnagio I just wanted to add to the good reviews of the ywam books. One example is the George Muller book. My son and I enjoyed reading it. In church we are considering a property to buy. He brought up (in the small children's prayer group Wednesday night) the st...
by donnagio
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 22195

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:23 pm I agree with giving the list first if there is a problem with missing words. My son hated spelling and is not a very good speller. He uses too much logic rather than remembering how it is spelled. In other words, his mistakes make sense in terms of how he hears the...
by donnagio
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Children Walking in the Truth
Replies: 7
Views: 8589

Thank you Marie, You remind me of why I love My Father's World.... Donna
by donnagio
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 39512

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:49 pm I have set up a system of highlighting things once we have done them, and carrying things over ot the next day if we haven't. The good thing about MFW is that it gives me a structure to keep orderly and accountable and on track. I am so thankful for this curriculum ...
by donnagio
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 25523

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:09 pm Today is our first day of school, and it is going great! I am so happy that there is just enough but not too much. Thanks for your support. I really love the emphasis on the Lord that just soaks into and flavors the whole day. Well, gotta go.... Thanks again! Donna
by donnagio
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (#2)
Replies: 6
Views: 6637

Thanks to Marie, and to all the posters.. It is so true that He is not a part of life, but that He is Life itself... How true as so many of us have said, that MFW reflects that wisdom by teaching not only the facts of life, but also the Author of life- Life himself... Thank you so much for the heart...
by donnagio
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (Marie's Mom)
Replies: 12
Views: 10797

Dear Marie, We will be praying for you and your mom and your family every day in school, and we will lift you up church this evening. Thank you for sharing your story, and how God's hand was upon you and your mother throughout all this time. How awesome it is that He works in and through so many peo...
by donnagio
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Lessons beyond the books, faith connections
Replies: 45
Views: 16327

Thank you for your post. Very true. It is so true that we learn as we teach. I love the progression- so often we are led from one thing to the next, until He gets to where He wanted us all along(: I will be adding to my teaching( and learning) of environment and considering our part in the environme...
by donnagio
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 26804

I wanted to add that I was really struck by the comparison of the two children in the same family who had such different attitudes to school, even though they both went to public school. (We tend, I think, to think everything is due to homeschooling and our part in it!) That kind of describes my 2 o...
by donnagio
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - When help is needed
Replies: 23
Views: 9769

Those are great ideas. The Handwriting Without Tears is a good program, written by an Occupational Therapist to help her son. They also have paper that is just 2 lines close together, with spaces in between. There are less lines to worry about. It is good to tie the gross motor activities in with th...
by donnagio
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 17902

There was a great point made by a very well known homeschooler- maybe Ruth Beechick? - What I Wish I Knew Then(?) which is a series of articles by many homeschoolers. She said she realized that curriculum could be a "tyrant" when someone told her that they had driven past Mt Russhmore, but did not t...
by donnagio
Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 22331

I love the line "raising a life-long learner with a sound Biblical foundation." I am putting that next to "facilitator of learning for all things in life" from another post! Thanks everyone for your encouragement!
Donna
by donnagio
Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 33811

Hi! I am new too! Just ordered ECC for my 11 year old boy who sounds so much like yours. The workbooks were" killing "us! At least killing our love of learning and school! I went back and forth between knowing I needed structure and wanting to use unit studies and hands on learning. I had heard a li...
by donnagio
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 36286

It seems like sometimes so many obstacles arise when we commit to homeschool! Rest in the Lord and trust in Him. Let your challenges bring you closer to Him, and depend on Him and not your own strength. The relationship you and your family have with the Lord is what is most important. He will be the...