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by momtogc
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 15339

Re: Recommendations for Bible studies for kids

Explorer's Bible Study offers studies from preschool-adult. My daughter has enjoyed using these and has learned a lot. They have a website you can check for more info. :)
by momtogc
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Scheduling Grammar & Progeny Press
Replies: 41
Views: 11005

Re: Progeny Press questions

When we started All In One English I don't know why I thought it was just one lesson per day...? I didn't count on stopping for Progeny Press, I guess. Starting today I'm adjusting by having dd do more than one grammar lesson per day for the next couple of weeks. Over the holiday break dd will read ...
by momtogc
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Combining different ages into one book basket
Replies: 14
Views: 5552

Re: ECC book basket q

Ditto for us on the library thing. I order books ahead, pick them up through the drive through, dump off the returns at the same time. Sometimes I purchase used books that I think will enhance our studies and our lives for years to come. My fave online shopping for used books is Amazon.com and bette...
by momtogc
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Dads - What can they do to help teach MFW?
Replies: 32
Views: 14902

Re: How or do your husbands help with school?

My dh is a lot like the other HS Dads mentioned here. He works, of course, takes care of the yard, and he will do inside house maintenance. He also does some major things like cooking our weekday dinners and buying weekly groceries. He likes doing those things and I don't so it's a great tradeoff! H...
by momtogc
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 15203

Fun!

Adventures is fun, fun, fun! I love to share with anyone who asks that it's a great year and I'm glad we did it in third grade, too. You won't be sorry. Like others have said it is gentle, just the right amount of work, and did I mention fun? Our family loved it. I hope you will too if that's the ro...
by momtogc
Sat May 19, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Language Arts - Are the MFW recommendations the way to go?
Replies: 34
Views: 17394

New to MFW- Coming from Christian School- need advice!

I was wondering....do most of you follow MFW's suggestion for LA/math? I think I might be able to handle Abeka's math, but the LA program, especially in the early grades, is very intense and lengthy. That is why their science & history are so abbreviated. The focus is all on LA. I'm wondering how a...
by momtogc
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 35329

Re: Am I crazy? Lol

We have used MFW for several years and really like it. I've tried various other curriculum here and there but always came back to MFW, and are here to stay. MFW is flexible, and rich plus it leads children's hearts toward the Lord. You will find it to be very different than an all-workbook approach ...
by momtogc
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 24362

Re: ADV or ECC for 3rd grader

This question seems to come up a lot. I commented on it in the discussion that Julie linked to but I have to chime in here just to say, I'm a *huge* fan of Adventures for third graders. We did it in third grade and loved it! Just like you, I struggled to make the choice between ADV and ECC. My dd ha...
by momtogc
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 18920

Re: Split week

Thank you all so much for the ideas. All of them were wonderful and I can see me using various approaches depending on the situation we are in. We got a late start on CTG this year and I was feeling some pressure about not losing another week! I'm a box checker for sure so I feel compelled to do it ...
by momtogc
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 18920

Re: Split week

I'm all ears to hear what others do. :) This is our first year with MFW and I'm having the same issue. We missed Monday for the holiday while Tuesday and Friday were cut short due to therapy appts and our monthly outreach at a nursing home. So I know one week every month I'm going to be off schedul...
by momtogc
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 18920

Split week

This is our fourth year to use MFW and yet I still struggle with how to handle those times when someone has been sick and we miss some days. Last week Monday was a holiday, then my dd got sick so we only accomplished two days of lessons, more or less. What should I do? Make up the work on Monday and...
by momtogc
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 36817

Re: Sonlight vs. MFW

We used SL for a couple of months one time. It was too much reading, reading, reading.... almost overkill. We love to read but it seemed that's all there was to it. Even their customer reviews talk endlessly about how much fun the reading is, how much their children love the books. If you read MFW r...
by momtogc
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 2nd grader - Adventures vs. ECC
Replies: 52
Views: 19806

Re: ECC for Second Grader?

Your story is similar to ours - I wanted to skip ADV, too. It was not appealing to me because my dd was going to be in third grade, and she read on a very high level. But I took the advice of Moms on this board and did ADV after all. Everyone told me how much they loved it, how fun it was, how glad ...
by momtogc
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work with only one child?
Replies: 51
Views: 14079

Re: Teaching an only child?

I also have an only daughter, who is almost ten, who was born after much struggle and after being told that I was unlikely to have children. I love that God's plan was different than any idea my doctor could come up with. ; )) I'll try to share thoughts and what has worked well for us. The challenge...
by momtogc
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - More help
Replies: 22
Views: 8883

Re: Staying on task/balancing act

My disclaimer - I don't have young ones...but here are some thoughts that popped into my head when I read your post. Does your fifth grader have his own written schedule to work off of? His own "grid", something to take ownership of? I made up a small grid like chart for my dd (fourth grade) so she ...
by momtogc
Wed May 11, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Adapting
Replies: 45
Views: 20608

Re: ECC final country test

I would give the 4th grader the black and white test to start with. She has been looking at the other black and white continent maps (the ones they color and put flags on) all year and might surprise you with what she knows. Definitely I would let the younger one use the map she is most familiar with.
by momtogc
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lapbooking with MFW
Replies: 37
Views: 17079

Re: Does anyone know of a good lapbook source for CTG?

Mystery of History offers "folderbooks" which I think are the same as lapbooks. They might coordinate somewhat with CtG studies. http://www.themysteryofhistory.com Look in their Online Store. Also, you might look at http://www.homeschoolshare.com There are a lot of lapbooks there for free. Search th...
by momtogc
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 24362

Re: ECC or Adventures for 3rd grader

I had the same concerns when my dd was going into third grade. She is an advanced reader so I was really worried about using ADV that year. Ultimately I went with ADV and have never regretted it. It is a fun, fun, fun study. It is very engaging; there are some neat hands on activities that should ap...
by momtogc
Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 40157

Re: Do you use any planner software along with MFW?

I've looked at using HST because this past year I typed everything into my own Excel grid for the same reason you mentioned - all the extras that I wanted to keep up with. I added spaces for Mom-To-Do, piano and dance lessons, PE, Dad's night class, etc. It did seem somewhat redundant to put in item...
by momtogc
Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 34557

ECC Country Count

Today we did our end of year country identification test (Saturday School : )) My nine year old labeled 36 countries (and she labeled the continents, too), up from four countries she named on the pretest at the beginning of the year, and this with us having not played Geography Game very often, whic...
by momtogc
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 115327

Online Geography Game

This game is hard, but I was pleasantly surprised at how many countries and even city names that I knew, as a result of ECC of course. : ) http://budgethomeschool.com/geography/?6c96=cc45 There are 12 levels, getting progressively harder as you go. You have to earn enough points to move up to the ne...
by momtogc
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 40157

Re: lesson plan book??

I used Ward Teacher's Lesson Plan and Assignment Book #18 when I had to keep records in another state. It's in chart form with eight columns, and a five day week. http://www.hubbardcompany.com Do you have a teacher supply store near you? If so, they probably carry Ward's or other lesson plan books. ...
by momtogc
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Can we do MFW without it?
Replies: 36
Views: 13971

Re: Book basket, fun, not necessary?

Book basket can be about musicians and scientists and fairy tales and geography. It doesn't have to be about history all the time :) Julie Ditto here. I put in all kinds of things for our book basket. Of course I start with the topic of study, but then I may add books on a different topic that is o...
by momtogc
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts - Do we stop until these are mastered?
Replies: 13
Views: 5919

Re: 6.5 yo struggling with math facts

So, my plan is to set aside the book for now, make him some worksheets, do math games focusing on the addition facts and advancing as he's reached mastery, and make sure drill is a part of our math time daily. I'm strongly considering switching over to Singapore to have a fresh start in math and ge...
by momtogc
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 29177

Re: Need Help with ECC Teacher's Guide

I understand exactly what you are talking about. As time goes on, I believe you will begin to see somewhat of a pattern and you will know which page contains what, and this might help reduce the flipping back and forth so much. To really simplify things for me, I made up my own grid-like lesson plan...