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by Erna
Wed May 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Family devotional
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Family devotional

Have you ever tried any of Marty Machowski's devotionals? One reads a passage from the Bible, a synopsis of what was read, and then there are some questions afterward for the family to discuss. He has one on the Old Testament, New Testament, Proverbs, and Theology that I can think of at the moment.
by Erna
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Writing with Skill - Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 9872

Re: Do I really need the teacher's guide for Writing with Sk

I believe that's the one I got. My order is in the US until relatives bring it to Canada so I can't check it right now. :o( I'll have to get them to check it for me to make sure I got the right product.
by Erna
Fri May 30, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd Grader - Stretching out ECC for oldest
Replies: 16
Views: 5380

2nd Grader - Stretching out ECC for oldest

Placement Help So I was an over eager first time homeschool mom and started my daughter in MFW K when she was 4.5. We did the 1st grade this year when she was 5. She did great...ran into some complaining in mid year but she kept up with the lessons with no problem. I'm so impressed with her reading...
by Erna
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long per day/time for MFW-1?
Replies: 30
Views: 13411

Re: MFW 1st…approx. time each day?

We take about 45 minutes to an hour without art or the music.
by Erna
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Academics - First review weeks at a faster pace?
Replies: 22
Views: 10635

Re: A Few Questions Regarding 1st grade

Organization - I would just organize it by week. I have done this using a binder as well as file folders. The binder or file folders will work for organizing future years as well. I prefer the file folders now because I have to prep materials for three homeschoolers (eventually four). I'm not sure h...
by Erna
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 47528

Why can't I find any long term MFW users?

When I search and seek out the curriculum that I'm looking for, MFW and HOD usually pop up. The problem is, I find HOD lovers everywhere. I hear about their passion, devotion and all out love for the curriculum. They rave and rave about it... and never desire to try something else. We've used the f...
by Erna
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 30001

Re: Starting K at a younger age?

I did K with a little one that turned 4 in October quite a few years ago. My daughter did very well with K even though she was young. She was ready. She sailed through 1st and ADV with no problem too. We ended up slowing down when we hit ECC as the work load was too much for her. We did it over two ...
by Erna
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Supplies for Siblings - Math manipulatives, Student sheets
Replies: 5
Views: 3362

Re: Order extra 1st grade student sheets for younger child?

I don't think I would order 1st grade sheets for a younger sibling. I find a lot of the sheets pertain to the reading lessons in first. I would look for something else to give a younger sibling. I have heard some recommend a set that Rod and Staff has for preschoolers maybe that would be a good star...
by Erna
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing Skills - Discussions about student writing
Replies: 47
Views: 18081

Help with Dick/Jane writing - exercise 4

My dd11 is working through WS3. She is on exercise 4: Description of a friend. She chose to write about her sister. Background: She was ps'd midway through 5th grade. She has been hs a year and we did very little writing last year, to be honest because she was so resistant and I was new at teaching...
by Erna
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 25985

Reading history to capable kids

As I am gearing up for school I am continually pondering the reading of history texts to my oldest. He can easily read them to himself. Has this been a issue for you or a struggle? Any counsel? We will be using CtG or RTR. I haven't made our purchase yet. I removed my initial response because thing...
by Erna
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Preparation - Getting ready for RTR
Replies: 12
Views: 6850

Basic Supplies for RtR

I just ordered RtR today and my local stores are starting back to school sales this week and next week. I am wondering what basic school supplies will we need, like how many notebooks/binders. Thanks Sarah I believe the Yahoo Group for RTR has a supply list. It helps with planning the weeks out, if...
by Erna
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Petrified Wood
Replies: 4
Views: 5283

Re: New Post from Marie

It was very encouraging. Thank you for sharing it with us today.
by Erna
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 21603

Re: Looking for easy-to-read books for new reader

http://www.smilebooksproductions.com has a set of phonics readers that start off simply and increase in difficulty with each book.
by Erna
Tue May 21, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 37235

Re: What does a day look like teaching two different grades?

I am juggling three doing MFW right now. My oldest works fairly independently. However, there is some work she needs help with. So, she dives into doing whatever she can do without me while I help my Ker or daughter doing 1st. After their work is done or they are working on their own, I work with my...
by Erna
Sun May 19, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 23844

Re: Ideas Needed: Organizing

I am running three of MFW's programs right now. What helps me is having a shelf from Ikea that has cubby holes (for lack of a better term). I have the various years of curriculum in their own cubby hole/box. It makes it easy for me to locate a given year's books when I need them. So far, I have K to...
by Erna
Wed May 08, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14713

A few final questions before hitting "place order" butto

How much adding to the program do you all do? I really want to just get MFW and trust the whole program without adding much. How many people do that and were you happy? It would be such a peace of mind to order and not feel like I need to go adding to it. There are only a couple of things I am thin...
by Erna
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Review - after 1st, after 2nd, when finished early?
Replies: 40
Views: 12163

Re: Continuing Phonics/Reading after 1st grade

I'm following for responses as we're in a similar boat. If you do speak with the office, please share any advice that you get. I'd appreciate it too.
by Erna
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 23844

Work boxes and desk help

I will be homeschooling a 1st grader (6) and my toddler (2) this fall and will be using MFW1st. Have any of you used workboxes with MFW1st? Just wondering about how many drawers/boxes you used? Also... I need desk suggestions. I was thinking of using some sort of desk or table. Should i get "small ...
by Erna
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Read-Alouds - Specific questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5689

Adventures Read A Louds

Which books did your children most enjoy? Which would you consider replacing if you use Adventures again? Are there any that are particularly suited to boys/girls? I have a tender hearted, worry wart boy. From the description, "Sarah Whitcher's Story" concerns me a bit. My daughter was quite sensit...
by Erna
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 13753

Spelling for 3rd grade/4th grade

I am looking for a workbook spelling program. Thanks! We did Rod and Staff for an extra year. Eventually, it became more complicated without following their program. Erna, Would it have been better to have continued R & S in later grades? (I take it that at some point you stopped using R & S Spelli...
by Erna
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Will MFW work for Canadian families?
Replies: 34
Views: 12203

? about Adventures for a Canadian

Would I need to purchase the student sheets? I wont' be doing any of the American studies, instead I'll just be using it for the Bible, Science, Art & Music. I only used one of the sheets. So, you can do without them. Okay, thanks! I kinda figured that. Also, did you do any of the suggested novels ...
by Erna
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - How much to help with Spelling
Replies: 19
Views: 7517

Question about Bible notebook in 1st

My question is about spelling for the Bible notebook. Gail is about to start writing her own sentences for the notebook. I read the thread about this [above]. In the thread, most people did as the curriculum suggests... allowing a child to write the sentence and not correcting all the spelling erro...
by Erna
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Will MFW work for Canadian families?
Replies: 34
Views: 12203

Any Canadian users? Question about using Adventures

Just looking for input on using Adventures with a Canadian student? Did you teach it as written and then add in Canadian content too, or did you sub out some of the American content for info on Canada? We subbed out American studies and put in Canadian. I used the US outline to help formulate the p...
by Erna
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 29274

Re: Confused About Cycles Children Will Repeat

So, I am now getting it. My oldest will repeat one extra year while the younger ones will repeat two years at a deeper level before launching into 9th. My original thought was that they were each only to repeat one year of the cycle.
by Erna
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 110520

ECC - Christmas Gift Idea

If you have made the African bowls (with material a glue and water mixture), you can fill the bowls with sweet treats, wrap it in cellophane, and add a bow (two of mine made galimoto girls to attach to their gifts). Voila! A nice Christmas gift! We did this with African-themed material for grandpare...