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by TrustingHim
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Economics in High School guide
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Economics in High School guide

Yes! Thank you so much. I appreciate you answering my question.
Blessings!
Dorinda
by TrustingHim
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Economics in High School guide
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Economics in High School guide

Julie,
Do you know if you can use Economics in a Box with the current guide, or Oikonomia with a previous guide? I haven't seen the 12th grade guide first hand, so I'm not sure how Economics is scheduled.
Thanks!
by TrustingHim
Thu May 01, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Ordering - Book subs, already read, different edition
Replies: 28
Views: 6582

Re: Books I already own for AHL

Thanks Ladies! That help immensely. Sorry it took me so long to reply. With Easter and sickness in the house, I forgot to come back and read the answers! It sounds like I should make sure to get Gilgamesh, The Odessy and Bulfinch from MFW so we have the correct editions. I've been thinking about let...
by TrustingHim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing assignments (English + History)
Replies: 35
Views: 10335

Re: Highschool writing

Thanks Julie!
That is extremely helpful. I appreciate it, it helps me to narrow my scope. That's a post that should be saved to the archives! :)
Blessings!
Dorinda
by TrustingHim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 35702

Re: Where to start? 6th and 4th grade

OK I'll be the voice of dissension. Depending on where you stopped in American History, you could do Ex-1850 or 1850-MOD with your 6 and 4th grader. We started with Ex-1850 with my 4th grader and it worked out beautifully. Everyone told me to start with ECC but that felt too disjointed for us. We ne...
by TrustingHim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 23105

Re: Placement?

I think I would cycle through starting with RTR. Like you, we came to MFW after doing other programs. My oldest was in 4th grade and had already done Ancient History and Medival history but very little to no American History. I decided to put her in EX-1850 and it worked just fine. I did the add ons...
by TrustingHim
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 28149

Re: Has anyone NOT done the family cycle?

We did the 2nd and 3rd grade add ons with 1850-Mod. When my oldest was doing MFW, the youngest would still sit and read some of the books with us, or I'd have my oldest read on her own so I could read to my youngest. I thought because my oldest didn't fit in, I should scrap it for my youngest too. I...
by TrustingHim
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

Re: Apologia kits 7th-8th grade

CBD has kits for sale around $70-80. Totally worth it! I bought it last year and we never missed an experiment. I didn't buy it this year and we have struggled to keep up with the supplies. I won't make that mistake again. :)
by TrustingHim
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 45519

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

I wouldn't judge a curriculum to be a success by how many "Long Term" users they have. MFW wasn't complete when I started homeschooling, and, as a matter of fact, my oldest was ahead of them until her 4th grade year. HOD wasn't even around when we started, and that was 10 years ago. The homeschool c...
by TrustingHim
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 22836

Re: Recently switched back to MFW, need encouragement, long.

((HUGS)) Don't be too hard on yourself. We've all been there. Over the years we have had major illnesses in our family, surgeries, and a MAJOR move in April last year that basically took us out of school for the remainder of the year. It will be OK, forget the past, just keep moving forward. Here ar...
by TrustingHim
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting RTR week 1 mid year?
Replies: 5
Views: 4095

Re: Is it too late to switch to MFW?

Hi! I'm so sorry you are going through a hard time. Prayers going up for you and your family. Bless you! Thanks so much! We appreciate the prayers. After 14 years in one place (both our girls were born there), it was a very hard move for everyone. The Lord has truly blessed us and we're so thankful...
by TrustingHim
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting RTR week 1 mid year?
Replies: 5
Views: 4095

Re: Is it too late to switch to MFW?

I thought you had done that Julie, but I couldn't remember. That's encouraging, thanks. :) You're always such an encouragement.
Blessings!
Dorinda
by TrustingHim
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting RTR week 1 mid year?
Replies: 5
Views: 4095

Re: Is it too late to switch to MFW?

Funny, I posted that and saw my signature line that says I intend to use RTR in 2013/2014 &) %| 8[]
by TrustingHim
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 25867

Re: Is ECC too much for a 3rd grader?

I think it always depends on the child. it would not have been too much for my oldest when she was in 3rd grade. However, it was too much for my youngest last year and we had to abandon it (we kept the science). If we had waited one more year, it would have been fine. Because we didn't get very far,...
by TrustingHim
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 16745

Re: Science-Does any one supplement?

I know this was posted before Christmas, but I thought I'd chime in. We LOVE Apologia in this house. My oldest has used almost all the Elementary books, and my youngest is currently doing Swimming Creatures for science this year. That being said, the only science I intend to sub with my youngest is ...
by TrustingHim
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - After ECC, jumping to American History
Replies: 10
Views: 4249

Placement - After ECC, jumping to American History

Exploration-1850 Have any of you started here in your cycle after ECC instead of going in the recommended order of CTG, RTR, and so on? Can you tell me why this would not be the preferred method other than the fact that doing it this way the history would be out of order? I have a to be 5th and 2nd...
by TrustingHim
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Classical Education and MFW (Author response)
Replies: 33
Views: 19799

Re: Help me decide between Veritas and MFW

leeandrea said everything I came here to say. The only thing I would add is, it spends WAY too much time in one time-period. We used VP with our oldest when she was in 2nd grade. When I pulled the books out in January to get started again, dd said (though tears), "MOM! Are we EVER going to get out o...
by TrustingHim
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - Scheduling it in
Replies: 15
Views: 6899

Re: Questions about EX1850

Would these materials be appropriate for a first grader? I also noticed, in another post, a mom referring to additional consumable materials for 2nd/3rd graders to use with this part of the history cycle. Can someone clarify for me how the integration of younger children is planned into the curricu...
by TrustingHim
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Productive activities - Unstructured Afternoons
Replies: 44
Views: 20461

Re: Does anyone use any "extras?"

We add on Map Skills. We always have. I just buy Teacher Created Resources book for the appropriate grade. More recently, we've added in Critical Thinking Skills and Test Prep skills (we'll be doing standardized testing with our oldest this year). However, like Julie said, we "SUB" things out. We're...
by TrustingHim
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ADVentures - NOT needed alongside older programs! (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 42
Views: 16089

Re: ADV vs EX1850??

We did EX1850 last year with the go-alongs (4th and 1st grade), and we're doing 1850-Mod this year with the go-alongs with a 2nd and 5th grader. IMO, they are perfect :) I did not buy extra student sheets, but since your "go-along" student will be in 3rd grade, you might want them. My youngest will ...
by TrustingHim
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 1850-MOD - Help when modern history is a lot
Replies: 10
Views: 5134

Re: Thinking about 2nd semester

Crystal and Julie, It's so great to have you guys! I can always depend on you to help :) The Book basket isn't getting done because of time. Even when I request and check them out from the library, they sit on the shelf because I don't have a structured time to get them done. I was doing another rea...
by TrustingHim
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 1 & 2 (including studying the States)
Replies: 16
Views: 8961

Re: Praying for our Legislative Branch question

I think our pastor said something like, if we should pray for ANYONE, we should be praying for our politicians. They need it the most.

That's a great story Crystal :) ! And absolutely true.

Blessings!
Dorinda
by TrustingHim
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 26984

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

This is sort of throwing me for a loop. She has always been ahead of the curve. People--random people and teachers--would call her a genius. Brooke, Dianne Craft calls that "gifted with a glitch." She has helped us immensely over the years, both in person and just through her materials (our dd is d...
by TrustingHim
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Student sheets - What is included?
Replies: 3
Views: 2538

Written narrations/notebooking pages

We did the first notebooking page in CtG last week on Adam and Eve. Is this what the yellow "star" pages are for? We're starting Monday and I'm sooo excited! Hi Dorinda, In 1850MOD, the star pages are for the Presidents. Very similar idea, though :) Have fun on Monday! Julie AHA! Found it in week 4...
by TrustingHim
Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Writing - Users answer questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4449

Re: Written narrations/notebooking pages

RB-
Whenever we've done narrations, I've done what Kelly has done. Otherwise, my girls get too frustrated with the process. However, if your girls like writing, I don't see why they can't do what you did.

Blessings!
Dorinda