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by Lainie
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Writing assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 20486

Re: WHL Week 2 Play Assignment

Thanks Crystal!
by Lainie
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 36421

The "Plague" Continues

I thought you would all get a tickle out of this.

We had our piano tuned this morning and inside the "guts" of the piano were two...

paper frogs

from "the plague" three years ago.
[ or here: http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 351#p45351 ]

:-)
by Lainie
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 17373

Re: State testing for MFW users

We've been homeschooling in Oregon for three years (Washington County) and although we have our children tested every year... we have never had to send in their test scores. I have them tested and save all their info just to cover us in case someone takes over that office and changes requirements. A...
by Lainie
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - How do you implement Progeny Press at your house?
Replies: 23
Views: 9225

Re: Can we talk about the PP guides and other LA?

Thank you all for the responses! It helps give me perspective. I'll continuing doing what we are doing and not sweat it. She is already independent in so many things I can help her through the analytical stuff (which is isn't so fond of) and help her turn the corner. This is what happened in writing...
by Lainie
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Notebooking ideas / amount for ECC
Replies: 19
Views: 8574

Re: Ideas for notebooking in ECC with science

After looking at Lainie's blog pictures I am wondering if I should be doing more. Edie, I don't get on the board much these days but I saw this and wanted to chime in and say that the Notebooking pictures displayed on my blog were done by a 5th grader that LOVED notebooking and so I wanted to give ...
by Lainie
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 17960

Re: Your opinion : MFW Science

Hey there... better late than never. Dawn just clued me into this conversation and I thought I would throw a couple of cents in here. I can't really add too much to what Crystal and Dawn have posted except to say... My hubby is a Family Practitioner and was a Biochemistry and Cellular biology major ...
by Lainie
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - Latin Pronunciation Help
Replies: 4
Views: 3969

Re: Latin Pronunciation--Help Please :)

Thanks Christina and Niki for the replies. Niki, I'm so funny! This is my second year with this book and it wasn't until you told me that page XVIIa was there that I found it. It was stuck to the next page and I never realized it until today. This was exactly what I was looking for. I am planning on...
by Lainie
Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: RTR book ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 9801

Library Resources for Rome to Reformation

This is just an FYI post... Because some of the books are used for more than one or two weeks and because we will cycle back through RtR (should the Lord tarry) in five years, we decided to go ahead and order the asterisked books we are "missing." This is just an FYI for those doing RtR that I put t...
by Lainie
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 34210

Cool Math Drill Site-esp. for lefties

Someone just forwarded me a new math drill site. What I like about this one is the left-handed blank multiplication tables your student can fill out. We've got a lefty at our house :-) There is a section of ads right above where this site's "stuff" starts so make sure your scroll down. Have fun! htt...
by Lainie
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 112936

ECC blog posts

Many of you have asked about out ECC year and I wasn't blogging back then. Soooo, I took a little time today and made a few posts about our ECC year and loaded a bunch of pictures onto Photobucket so there are several slideshows of pictures. Our science notebooking and geography cards are all posted...
by Lainie
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Premade card set?
Replies: 14
Views: 6842

Re: English from the Roots Up pre-made cards

Trish you are very welcome and I drew a picture on the white board along with the definition and words. The pictures do help!
by Lainie
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Premade card set?
Replies: 14
Views: 6842

Re: English from the Roots Up pre-made cards

My ears were burning so I thought I'd pipe in-- hee hee. I have to say... printing out the cards with the fronts really worked for us and we never skipped Greek (until the last two weeks when they double-up on words!) We only did one a week. As I am thinking about Latin for the RtR, I am planning on...
by Lainie
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 29110

Re: Need scheduling advice - ECC and 1st

I'm trying to remember... we did ECC and 1st last year (2007-2008). Ds did the # of the day while breakfast was getting ready. I had the sheets in a folder and he pulled it out himself. Then we all did the ECC Bible/ Window on the World together. When the girls were doing their science notebooking, ...
by Lainie
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14938

Re: reading

Just a thought while you are waiting for an evaluation... most libraries have or can get a nice variety of books in Large Print. It really helps with reducing eye strain. Once there isn't so much visual input, the child can concentrate on reading and understanding the actual words. It's amazing how ...
by Lainie
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14938

Re: reading

Two cents coming... I read through this thread and just wanted to pipe in with a suggestion to have his eyes checked by a really good optometrist. Hopefully one that is trained to identify ocular motor dysfunction. I found out earlier this year that 2 of my 3 children have a problem with the way the...
by Lainie
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Body Book questions, sibling sharing, paper
Replies: 25
Views: 6856

Re: RTR Body Book questions

So I was looking at that book tonight too. So excited I can't stand it! Anyway, I am planning on using a lightweight cardstock (best of both worlds) and at the end when you start doing the major bones of the body I was going to attach them with brads so the "joints" would move (instead of using tape...
by Lainie
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Help Getting Started
Replies: 22
Views: 12252

Math - Help Getting Started with the math

I have no idea when to incorporate the Complete Book of Math! The only math activities I [see] in my TM are calendar, number of the day, and 100 chart. Linda Posted Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:47 pm by Lainie Hi Linda, First of all {{{big hug}}} and don't forget to breathe . I purchased MFW 1st last year to...
by Lainie
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 17096

Hebrew

Posted Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:19 pm by Lainie I love the Hebrew for Christians website. I refer to them for specific things I want to know. I don't have any of the books. For the learning part we use the Rosetta Stone Hebrew. Works for us! The Rosetta Stone website allows you to try a program on-line. ...
by Lainie
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 39540

Re: Whoa and do you keep complete workbooks?

Hi Julie!!! Oh, I never thought to keep the index so I could know exactly what things are covered. See you are such a help to me :) That is easy and makes so much sense instead of the whole book. I think I'll photocopy the index of the Textbook and put them together. Thank you so much. Big Hug Well ...
by Lainie
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 31256

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:14 pm There is also a clear magnetic paint that goes over any wall color and turn the painted surface into a magnetic surface. Most hardware/paint stores have it. Posted Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:47 am by Lainie For peace of brain reasons, I like to have everything somewhat put ...
by Lainie
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K or 1st vs. just join older sibling (author reply
Replies: 26
Views: 15704

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:52 pm Hi D'Ann, I just wanted to echo this: last year was our first year hsing full time ( we had done summer school for a couple of years prior) and MFW made it very doable for me to teach ECC and the first program together. My 1st grader participated in a lot of activi...
by Lainie
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Week 14 (including the 10 Commandments)
Replies: 6
Views: 5897

Water out of the rock

Oh and the smiting of the rock for water. It's not in the TM but I'm going to get one of those 2 1/2 liter water jugs that set on the counter or refrig shelf and with either fabric, paint (that paint that looks like stone) or paper (haven't decided) I'll have one of the kiddos be Moses and have him ...
by Lainie
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 12 & 13 (including the 10 Plagues)
Replies: 18
Views: 9959

Thanks everyone for your enthusiasm for us. My dh is very detail oriented and booby-trapped all the doors. We even unrolled toilet paper, put frogs in and wound the paper back up. I expect we will be finding frogs for a very, very long time. :) It was nice to have a "splurge". We don't go all out fo...
by Lainie
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 12 & 13 (including the 10 Plagues)
Replies: 18
Views: 9959

Here ya go! Thanks for keeping the secret... it was great! http://www.mishmashmaggie.com/2009/01/plague-of-frogs.html ...Okay we found a "frogs in swamp" sound effect on iTunes and have it playing continuously. It is so annoying! The sound must have been deafening in reality. Definitely adds another...
by Lainie
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Grammar - Help with specific questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4342

Re: How to explain grammar rules?

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:07 pm
If I can't remember a rule I will sometimes go here for help
http://englishplus.com/grammar/gsdeluxe.htm

Also, the brilliant ladies on this board are VERY helpful when my brain locks up.