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by Jami
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 49427

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

Another long time user of MFW here! We started with Adventures and are in 1850-Modern Times this year and I'm excited to be starting ECC again next year. I've also used Kinder three times and am on my third use of First Grade. We have not used any other curriculum as MFW has been a great fit for my ...
by Jami
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 5 & 6 (including the Capitals)
Replies: 11
Views: 7129

Re: 1850-MOD - Weeks 5 & 6 - experiment help

I used strips of paper towel (white Bounty) and Rose Art washable markers and it worked. I saw that they said to use construction paper but the paper towel was easier to get. :-)
by Jami
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 20768

Re: Do your kids like Kingdom Tales in ECC?

We did ECC when my oldest was in 3rd grade and next oldest was in kinder. We gave Kingdom Tales a good chance but they didn't ever come around to enjoying it either. The good news? We are in year five of the cycle this fall and will do ECC next school year (2014/15) and I'm pretty sure my kids will ...
by Jami
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Preparation - Box day helpful hints
Replies: 8
Views: 4247

Re: OK, I'm ordering today but....

We're doing EX1850 this year also. Let's see... cake ingredients for the first week. small spools of thread (leave the thread on) and a drinking straw for week two for science. Also a fish backbone if you can find one (we didn't). Other than that...the binders your kids will use and either page prot...
by Jami
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K alongside an OLDER program (author response)
Replies: 55
Views: 25326

Re: Combining different grade levels, did you try to...

I did ADV and Kinder my first year of homeschooling. We did everything because I wanted to do it perfectly (my first year and all) but I did them at separate times during the day since they both needed quite a bit of one on one help. Plus, my kindy guy wanted to do some of the stuff my ADV guy was d...
by Jami
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Timeline and Timeline Book - Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 13852

Re: EXP - 1850 Timeline pictures??? have any to share?

I cut a sheet of poster board in half horizontally and drew a black line across the middle and taped pieces of cut poster board together with clear packing tape. I can fold it up when we move and leave all the pieces on it. I can't figure out how to include my picture, but I have it in this blog pos...
by Jami
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 25672

Re: 1st day of school ideas

We had a special breakfast (cinnamon rolls, which are only for holidays), made iron-on t-shirts that they designed, I gave them candy pencils (rolos, a chocolate kiss, and paper), and we did pictures with a grade level sign. Here's a link to my blog post about it: http://www.wehearthomeschooling.blo...
by Jami
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 49427

Re: Congrats MFW! MFW won 4 Excellence in Education Awards!

Yayyy!!! Although I have to say, I'm not surprised. :-) This is our fifth year using MFW and we love it so much and it seems like every year I meet more and more families who use it as well.
Congratulations MFW! And thank you for providing such a wonderful curriculum to homeschooling families!
by Jami
Tue May 22, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 34345

Re: Bloggers If you post about CTG on there

We did CTG two years ago and I blogged about our year and labeled the posts so they were easy to find. Love when being organized pays off. :) Although I didn't blog every week sometimes and it looks like I either stopped at week 27 or didn't tag the rest so that's where it starts. :~ So we did Kinde...
by Jami
Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - Lots of activity ideas & experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 13377

Re: Thinking ahead

I have kids that are the same way...they want to "do school" at an early age. When I did ECC with my then-third grader, my middle son was in first grade and my youngest son was three (turned four in November) that year. Both my first grader and my three year old did as much as they could with us whi...
by Jami
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Multiple copies of book or of pages?
Replies: 26
Views: 10096

Re: God & the History of Art

I have two kids using this book and I copy the pages for both of them. They put them in their binder and I have the un-used book for the next go-around in five years. We have a copier at home and I don't know how it compares price-wise (the price of the book vs. the price of ink), but I like having ...
by Jami
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Quiet time / Rest time / Naps
Replies: 14
Views: 4961

Re: If you use Little Siblings naptime for MFW time..

We also do school during naptime. My girls, ages 2 & 3 nap (or stay in their rooms anyway) from 1-4 and we just do EVERYTHING then, starting at about 1:30 so I can at least have a short break after putting the girls down. We do Bible and History first, then the boys get a small snack while I read sc...
by Jami
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 34245

Need encouragement

I need help:) We are starting 8th grade and K and have a 2 yr old almost 3 and a 4 month old baby. Already my 8th grader does most of her work on her own. I feel like I have more of an understanding now to be a little laid back - but I still struggle. We took all last week off because I had so many...
by Jami
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for science in RTR: The Human Body
Replies: 18
Views: 9330

Re: How to Copy The Body Book?

I guess I did the copying in such small doses that it wasn't that bad. Hopefully someone with copy shop binding experiences will have a cool easy solution? maybe it's one of those deals where you take it somewhere and they go "hi YA!" and chop it off and re bind it in spiral for you? I only started...
by Jami
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 27786

Re: Anyone do afternoon school? (Or any other modified sched

We have schooled in the afternoon for the past two years. I have two little girls that take naps and it works best for us to school when they are not awake. My boys all are pretty good about working diligently so we get through school in less than two hours usually. And I like that we can go do thin...
by Jami
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Corrections - Making them a part of our day....
Replies: 7
Views: 4000

Re: Making correcting a part of our day....

I have my kids do their more independent work (math) earlier in the day now (we school during afternoon naptime) and I get out their math books and check it while we are doing afternoon schoolwork and have them make any corrections right then. It works for us. I also used to wait and correct it "lat...
by Jami
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Productive activities - Unstructured Afternoons
Replies: 44
Views: 21667

Re: Does anyone use any "extras?"

Not much. I've added a Bible commentary to our Bible reading so we can all get a better understanding of it. We use Jon Courson's Application Commentary. I still use the Victor Journey through the Bible as well though. They also do Awana though our church. We've used BBC Dance Mat Typing before, alt...
by Jami
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 42
Views: 28931

Singapore 5A Exercise 27 Number 3 HELP

Ok, I've got another one that we need help with (Have I mentioned how much I detest story problems?): Larry spent 1/2 of his money on a camera and another 1/8 on a radio. The camera cost $120 more than the radio. How much money did he have at first? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! I ...
by Jami
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 10
Views: 6186

Schedule Help

We are doing Creations this year with 1st, 2nd, 5th, and a 2 and 4 year old. I wrote down a schedule to do group work in the morning and individual work during nap. Or does reverse does better? Not sure about when to do 1st though. Then I saw Marie's sample schedule in EC&Cs and thought that looked...
by Jami
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 38709

Re: A question about curriculum choices

We did First Grade with my six year old and ECC with my 3rd grader last year and it went well. We cut out most of the first grade science and had my first grader join in on all of the ECC stuff that he wanted to, which was most of it. We'll do first grade three more times, so I didn't feel that bad ...
by Jami
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 49427

Re: What was your #1 favorite thing about your year?

My favorite things in ECC were trying out food from different countries and the missionary biographies. My son enjoyed them so much that I bought the entire set! My favorite thing about first grade was that I taught my six year old to read! To me, that is a huge deal and has just opened his world up...
by Jami
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 113169

Re: ECC, sooo excited

That's great! Just being able to hear stories first hand from people from another country would be a bonus to the school year and what great friends to bring back things specifically for your kids. My dh is in the Air Force and has brought back souveniers and money from England, Japan and Qatar (mid...
by Jami
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K & 1st - Experiences teaching them together
Replies: 39
Views: 17134

Re: Teaching two kids at once....

This year I have been teaching my first grader first thing in the morning and it only takes us 30 minutes and then I do ECC later with my 3rd grader. Last year I was doing Kinder and ADV and tried to teach both at the same time and this is much easier for all of us. Any crafts and science, I do late...
by Jami
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using MFW1 with a reading child
Replies: 37
Views: 13776

Re: first grade and spelling

We are on Day 4 of First Grade and love it (both my son and I) already. We did Kindergarten last year even though he knew his letters and sounds and I am really glad that we did that too. It amazes me how much my son learned while taking the least amount of time and work to learn it in. Gentle is ex...
by Jami
Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 38709

Re: need help with scheduling for next year

I did K and ADV last year and K did only take about 30 minutes for us. We didn't take a break at all and I had my ADV son do his independant work (math, spelling, english sometimes) first (after Bible) so that my K son could get everything done at once and then scoot. We did science for both program...