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by cefcdana
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Audio CD ideas for CTG
Replies: 5
Views: 4026

Re: Audio cds??

I have been researching this topic because we are doing CtG next year. This is what I have found from research online but don't have any personal experience with them. Diana Waring CDs are for around 6th grade and up. Mystery of History is for older kids as well but I think most people say 4th and 5...
by cefcdana
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - American Girl?
Replies: 22
Views: 11050

Re: Which American Girl Doll books from Adventures?

Thanks for the replies ladies! We will go with Josefina then.
by cefcdana
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Bible Learning - Book ideas for Preschool/Pre-K
Replies: 20
Views: 7915

Re: Do you have a favorite Bible for Tots and PreK

More for preschoolers and up but we LOVE LOVE LOVE the Jesus Storybook Bible around here. Great illustrations and it ties all stories, both OT and NT, to Christ.
by cefcdana
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 6-7
Replies: 28
Views: 19527

Re: ADV Weeks 6-7

Making Butter Relay got from Thanksgiving Colonial Times Unit Study by Wholesome Learning --- make it into a relay. Divide into 2 teams. Put 2 cones or chairs with 2 mason jars filled with heavy cream a distance away. Each team runs to cone and shakes the mason jar 10 times and runs back and tags th...
by cefcdana
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 25074

Re: 1st day of school ideas

Thanks for sharing! I think I have decided on how to celebrate--- *donuts for bkfst * decorate with balloons and streamers * photos * scavenger hunt to find their school supplies * have them decorate their binders * have them each pick out 1 thing they want to learn this year (and surprise them late...
by cefcdana
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 21853

Re: Good readers and read-alouds for 1st grade

My girls (ages 5, 6, and 7) really liked Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and Charlotte's Web. They also like the Imagination Station series put out by Adventures in Odyssey.
by cefcdana
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - More ideas!
Replies: 50
Views: 16872

Re: looking for math drill ideas

Love xtramath.org !! It keeps track of their progress for you and sends you updates- yipee!
by cefcdana
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 36539

Re: Olympics studies

We are doing a 2 day study on the Olympics with friends including our own Olympic Game Day. Some of our plans include watching videos, intro to England, Intro to the Olympics, create flag, each child picks a country who usually wins a lot of medals and follows them throughout the olympics, various g...
by cefcdana
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Adventures recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 8676

Re: YWAM Heroes of History for Adventures?

Thanks for your reply ladies! Much appreciated :)
by cefcdana
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Adventures - Flat Stanley book/activity
Replies: 5
Views: 5044

Adventures - Flat Stanley book/activity

My boys and I will be doing Adventures next year :-) This year we sent out some Flat Stanley's and received some neat things and pictures from some different states. I was hoping to incorporate this in when we study a state with Adventures of a state we sent a Stanley to. Has anyone else done this?...
by cefcdana
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 33273

Re: MFW K and reading???

Just skimming so maybe someone already said this. ..

You can do MFW K and just omit their phonics program. I do like their phonics program but, take what you like out of the curriculum and pick and choose.

Praying for a clear answer for you.

Dana
by cefcdana
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Missionary books
Replies: 24
Views: 10921

Re: YWAM Christian Heroes: Then and Now

Thanks everyone! I just love this forum!

I appreciate all the help and thoughts. I think we will go with Lillian Trasher as I've heard good things about it AND it might work for my girls' ages.

I'm looking forward to it...and reading the rest in ECC- George Muller is also very tempting!

Dana
by cefcdana
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 26323

Re: Ideas for independent learning like centers, etc.

I second the workboxes (though I have never actually used them- but they are on my want to try list) as they sound so useful and helpful. They might just be the best option for occupying siblings constructively. Check out homeschool share's site on workboxables-- tons of printable games to use. http...
by cefcdana
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Missionary books
Replies: 24
Views: 10921

YWAM Christian Heroes: Then and Now

Yeah!!! I won a free Christian Hereoes: Then and Now book at my local Homeschool conference! I get to choose whichever title I'd prefer. I haven't read any of them and have three girls - ages 5, 6, and 7. Are they age appropriate for this age group? Any votes on which one to get???? Just in case you...
by cefcdana
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Parents - Books, Support, Self-Cares
Replies: 30
Views: 9102

Re: Good Books on Homeschooling for Parents

One of my favorite reads right before I started teaching my daughter was "Things We Wish We'd Known: A Guide to Abundant-Life Homeschooling" put together by Diana Waring. 50 Veteran homeschoolers contributed several pages each of advice to new homeschoolers. Loved it! It's also nice to have on the b...
by cefcdana
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 25813

Re: Chapter books for young girls?

I was just researching this question for my daughter. Someone suggested looking at Sonlight's website for their list of readers by grade level. I found that helpful.
by cefcdana
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Drawing with Children - Ideas and experiences
Replies: 24
Views: 9837

Re: Drawing with children seems to be for older children...

I just started it with two 1sst graders and a K. So far, so good. We are drawing (no pun intended) out the lessons a bit so they get the concept of hte elements of shape down) I am so motivated to do it because I have some perfectionistic girls who are frequently unhappy with their drawings. I creat...
by cefcdana
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How do you start your day??
Replies: 18
Views: 6323

Re: How do you start your day??

We start off with "Bible Time". I don't like to get up before my kids but know that I need a bit of God's Word and prayer before too much interaction has occurred :) I also know that I want to teach my kids what a quiet time is so I devised Bible Time. Each kid grabs a children's bible even if they ...
by cefcdana
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - When would MFW cover these?
Replies: 84
Views: 28800

Re: Gym class

Thank you for all of your practical and helpful responses! I will definitely keep these in mind for the upcoming year and even for the next several years. Gym is by far NOT my favorite subject (I'd rather curl up with a book) so ideas from others are motivating. My girls are ages 4, 5, and 6- I will...
by cefcdana
Fri May 27, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #25 - Quail
Replies: 17
Views: 14931

Re: #25 - Quail

My girls are scared of owls so we took the opportunity in the bird unit to study owls. Here is a funny video of an owl turning its head upside down. They girls thought it was a real hoot - ha ha. You can find the video on Youtube by searching for BURROWING OWL HEAD TILT. IT'S DIGGER - LIVE!
by cefcdana
Sun May 22, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - When would MFW cover these?
Replies: 84
Views: 28800

Re: I need playing outside/exercise suggestions for my 5yo D

I found these free printable physical activity cards to use throughout the day during school. Thought i would share the link if that helped... http://files.homeschoolshare.com/docs54478/workboxes/Workbox%20Active%20Cards.pdf If the link doesn't work, you can go to homeschool share's website and sear...
by cefcdana
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Convention - How beneficial is it to a current MFW user?
Replies: 19
Views: 9461

Re: new to MFW

If you are part of a homeschool group, you could always try asking if anyone else has the curriculum you want to look at. Our local group has an email list and it's very easy to post a request to look at a particular curriculum.
by cefcdana
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long per day/time for MFW-1?
Replies: 30
Views: 13552

Re: MFW for 1st follow a 4 day schedule? did Sonlight for K

MFW 1st is listed as a complete curriculum. So is their K program. Some people supplement for math and others do not. I cannot speak for the 1st grade math as we have just done K this year. But after several months of doing K, I broke down and bought a math curriculum because it didn't "feel" like e...
by cefcdana
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 14734

Re: Ant Farm Questions

We just finished our sand ant farm. Beware...we fed them carrots as the directions stated. We finally noticed them eating each other :( and realized for some reason they weren't eating the carrots. We switched to bread with syrup on it and that went over a lot better.