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by my3boys
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 1st grader along in RTR
Replies: 2
Views: 3226

Re: Has your first grader followed along with RtR?

We're doing RTR with 1st graders here... My boys love the science and Body Book stuff, so they sit in on that. The History is hit or miss with them... -Trish This is how it's going with us as well. My first grader loves the models in The Body Book and we use The First Encyclopedia of the Human Body...
by my3boys
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Story of the World - Why do you use Vol.2 but not 1
Replies: 15
Views: 19399

Story of the World? Wanting to know more...

Below is an article where the author [of Story of the World] gives her opinion on this subject. I believe that she is an Orthodox christian.
http://www.welltrainedmind.com/a-neutral-education/
by my3boys
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 18539

Re: Individual reading time feedback wanted- Percy Jackson

My 11yo read all the books this year and really liked them.
by my3boys
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 3rd grade for RtR?
Replies: 27
Views: 14302

Re: What to do with my 3rd grader?

I have a 6yo and 8yo (boys) doing RtR with their 11yo brother. I only read Roman Empire with the little guys and some picture books from the library. We started the week about bridges and arches yesterday and they are totally into that sort of thing, but the interpersonal struggles of the famous Rom...
by my3boys
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Should I go back, repeat, review?
Replies: 43
Views: 14372

Re: Done MFW 1st and can't read

ds is still struggling to read the stories, and gets so overwhelmed by what's on each page that often I offer to split it with him. I have a 6yo and an 8yo that finished First in June. We did it exactly as you describe - we split readings until we finally just went with easy readers from the librar...
by my3boys
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 28296

Re: Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

We use All About Spelling here too for two dysgraphic boys (one is labeled disorder of written expression). They also get Occupational Therapy to help with it. This year the therapist is teaching both boys how to type and use technology because their skills aren't getting any better with practice an...
by my3boys
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - 7-9 year olds?
Replies: 23
Views: 12834

Re: Science in ECC... 8yo

Just a suggestion - there is a series called 'One Small Square' that goes very well with the ECC science if you can find them.
by my3boys
Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 18539

Re: Readers (esp. for CTG)

I bought an 'Ancients' readers package from Winterpromise to go with CtG - it comes with a schedule - my ds really liked most of the books.
by my3boys
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can ECC be done in a 4-day week?
Replies: 16
Views: 8175

Re: Anyone do a 4 day week - with ECC particularly?

We do four days a week. We just spread out whatever is scheduled on Friday throughout the other four days. The exception is when a special meal or fun type of activity is scheduled on Friday (which is sometimes all that is scheduled on Friday) we will do it with Dad on Friday evening. We've done thi...
by my3boys
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 18539

Re: CTG book basket

We bought most of the starred books on the list, but in hindsight I don't think that they were all necessary. What we used most was "A Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays", a general book of Greek myths, and a readers package from another Ancients program (for my 11yo). If you think you'll have troub...
by my3boys
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Discussion about the rumor that MFW is "light"
Replies: 45
Views: 21637

Re: Switch to MFW?

I'm certainly not trying to influence you either way here, but there is very little mythology in SL 1 and 2. I think there is one book of myths (it is cartoon style) and a reader on the trojan horse - we skipped those books and I don't recall there being any mythology taught other than the egyptians...
by my3boys
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Discussion about the rumor that MFW is "light"
Replies: 45
Views: 21637

Re: Switch to MFW?

MFW does have a lighter workload than SL if you are using SL core, Bible, LA, and science - MFW has about half the science that SL has. It is easy to add extra reading into MFW though and it is actually assumed that you do. MFW is more integrated than SL and the IG is easier to use. All in all I thi...
by my3boys
Mon May 24, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - ESL, Bilingual kids,
Replies: 20
Views: 7660

Re: What would you do for an 8 yr old with a 1st grade educa

I have a biological child who is 8 (January birthday) and is just finishing MFW First this year. He has LDs which have given him a slow start, but he seems to have progressed at a normal first grade level this year. I won't try to 'catch him up', we'll just continue in the fall with second grade. In...
by my3boys
Sun May 09, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: CTG - Talk me into it
Replies: 31
Views: 10707

Re: CTG Concerns

We are doing CtG this year with my 10yo fifth grader. My 6 and 8yos were doing First, but they sat in on Bible, read-alouds (we also added quite a few extra read-alouds at their level), Biblical Feasts, notebooking. The little ones haven't been that interested in the history part - if I were not doi...
by my3boys
Thu May 06, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 33782

Re: CHAP tomorrow! Any CTG "extras" to look for?

I agree about the paints - I just ended up buying some off their website because i couldn't find anything in the stores that was the right thing for a decent price. Also if you enjoy the notebooking then anything to put into that is helpful and fun (like the draw and write through history books alre...
by my3boys
Tue May 04, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to other ancient history programs?
Replies: 23
Views: 15383

Re: Using MOH with MFW?

I'm guessing MOH is not used by MFW because it is not finished yet (and was hardly started when MFW made the curriculum). I'm glad for it though because the 'christian view' can be quite wide and using a more general resource allows christian parents to teach what they believe. I recently read an ar...
by my3boys
Tue May 04, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Manipulatives - What have you used with Singapore?
Replies: 16
Views: 9402

Re: Where to find a meter stick?

We use a measuring tape. I got each of the kids their own and they use them a lot.
by my3boys
Tue May 04, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - When would MFW cover these?
Replies: 84
Views: 28812

Re: physical education

We bought Homeschool Family Fitness this year too. It is what most homeschool companies suggest for Phys-Ed. We do a lot of sports, but I found we were missing out on specific games and skills that would be taught in a school phys-ed class - skipping, balance activities, exercising for health, etc. ...
by my3boys
Sun May 02, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to other ancient history programs?
Replies: 23
Views: 15383

Using MOH with MFW?

Anyone use Mystery of History with MFW, like as a supporting read-aloud? I know MFW doesn't incorporate it into their plans, but since it flows chronologically and comes from a Christian perspective, it sounds like it'd go together well with MFW. I know MFW uses the Bible for its Biblical history s...
by my3boys
Sun May 02, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Will block scheduling work?
Replies: 8
Views: 4149

Re: A subject a day?

MFW is built on the Charlotte Mason method. Part of the CM method is to have a large quantity of subjects in short daily time slots - it's kind-of central to this curriculum - You could use it as you are describing, but you'd be losing some of it's strengths.
by my3boys
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 34656

My Father's World and/or SL

Hello. I'm Amy, mother of 5 children, ages 11 (ds), 8 (ds), 6 (dd), 3 (ds) and 3 months (dd). I am thinking of trying MFW for the upcoming schoolyear. I would be keeping my oldest two boys in ECC for next year if we go with MFW and our daughter, who's just turned 6 will be in first grade next year....
by my3boys
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 2nd grade and RTR
Replies: 21
Views: 10604

What to do with 2nd grader next year?

Just wondering what to do with my upcoming second grader next year. I was so looking forward to her joining her sister in RtoR, but she has never been one to enjoy listening to me read much. I've noticed lately that she would rather have me to herself for a time. Has anyone else had this delimma? I...
by my3boys
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Combining grades 2-8 in CTG
Replies: 7
Views: 4548

Re: Coming back for CtG

I have a fifth grader doing CtG this year. He has done great with it. He does all the assignments including the notebooking (I scribe and then he copies a good copy for his notebook and illustrates). Originally I had been hoping my 8yo would join in, but it is way over his head - granted that he is ...
by my3boys
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Writing - How to cut back
Replies: 21
Views: 8764

Re: Bible Notebook Summaries

I have two children doing First. I haven't stressed too much over the notebook summaries. I have them tell me something about the story and I write that on an index card. They copy it into their notebook and draw an appropriate picture. I don't worry about what they say in their summary as long as i...
by my3boys
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to earlier MFW programs - A big transition?
Replies: 32
Views: 12738

Re: I have butterflies this morning.

I just wanted to jump in here to say that we have not found CTG hard AT ALL. I have read several negative posts about CtG and really I think it just comes down to how interested in history you are. After reading some of these posts I almost didn't even attempt 'A Children's Homer', but I'm glad I di...