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by KimberlyND
Mon May 05, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 40802

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

I didn't read through all the replies as there are several pages by now. But I want to include my information as well. We just completed (last week) our 7th year of using MFW curriculum. I still love it and plan to to ECC for the second time next school year. Previously with our older children I did...
by KimberlyND
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - Is it helpful? Prep? Hints?
Replies: 50
Views: 14955

Re: Talk to me, please...

Just wanted to say that I have used Seton testing in the past and have been pleased with their company. It is nice to be able to administer the test myself.

Jen, I am so glad our legislature passed the home school bill! Way to go ND! It was nice seeing you at convention.
by KimberlyND
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to living books/Charlotte Mason curriculum?
Replies: 36
Views: 10304

Re: Charlotte Mason side of MFW...

Reading Karen Andreola's books helped me understand and appreciate the Charlotte Mason aspect of MFW alot better. Loved them.
by KimberlyND
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Body Book questions, sibling sharing, paper
Replies: 25
Views: 5321

Re: The Body Book in RtR

We started doing one for each child as my daughter in 1st wanted to do that. After a few weeks she lost interest. I kept up on her model for awhile then let it go. We just do one model now. When the cutting gets too much for my son I help him with it. He needs help taping the pieces together as well...
by KimberlyND
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Week 1 (including the Sabbath & Creation)
Replies: 52
Views: 32906

CTG-Challah cover- using crayons?

Anyone ever used crayons on fabric? I need a step by step and what crayons you used. I don't think we can have "Fabric" crayons here in time. Will regular ones work? I'd like us to trace the challah table setting from the Feasts book onto our cloth and color it with crayons. Rather skip the fabric ...
by KimberlyND
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 5 - Nest
Replies: 53
Views: 41685

Re: # 5 - Nest

There are so many good ideas here. I've already printed out several of the craft ideas and saved the links to websites for the online activities. I can hardly wait to do them! I just wanted to add a link to a neat book we read, http://lib.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=0152023259/LC.GIF&client=alfred...
by KimberlyND
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 30017

Re: set to use something else, now thinking about MFW

I have used a lot of things throughout my homeschool journey. It is much easier when you use something you and the children love. Adventures was so much fun. 1st was really great, too. And dd(5) and I are looking forward to K as that looks like it is going to be wonderful as well. You have a lot of ...
by KimberlyND
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Should I just start with 1A for my 2nd grader?
Replies: 22
Views: 5133

Re: Where to start Singapore for my 2nd grader?

I started my ds(9) in 1B. He did well for the most part but it would have been better for him to start in 1A. Sometimes it seemed like we were missing a piece of the puzzle. He will start 4A in the fall and really gets the math now. I love Singapore math! With dd(5) we will start at 1A (when she get...
by KimberlyND
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 14818

Re: MFW Science?

I have only used MFW 1st through ECC. But we have loved the science so far. It is just enough for us at this level. My olders did not use MFW. We did unit studies and a kind of eclectic approach in those early years until they hit 7th grade then they did Apologia General Science along with the other...
by KimberlyND
Sun May 30, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Comparing ECC to other MFW years?
Replies: 6
Views: 5476

Re: SOOOO EXCITED!!! BUT...Overwhelmed!

Yes, I remember getting that same feeling when I looked at all that ECC stuff last year. We were doing ADV and ECC seemed like so much more. Then I realized that we wouldn't be using all those books every day. That helped to take the anxiety away. The others' advice is great. I am confident you will...
by KimberlyND
Thu May 13, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 25653

Re: Celebrating ECC

Good Job. We, too, are just finishing ECC. Ds (8) is in 3rd grade. He only knew the USA on the pretest also. And I think I coached him a bit on that. So far this week he has done North America, South America, Europe, and Africa post tests. He really has done well. I am so proud of him. I will have h...
by KimberlyND
Mon May 03, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Manipulatives - What have you used with Singapore?
Replies: 16
Views: 8361

Re: Where to find a meter stick?

I would call ahead and ask if they sell them. Then you wouldn't have to drive all over town.
by KimberlyND
Mon May 03, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Prep - Making copies vs. writing in the book
Replies: 11
Views: 3931

Re: ECC-World Geography book question...what grade level?

My 8 yo (ds) didn't do many of the pages. So I just copied the ones I thought he could do.
by KimberlyND
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - Would you please share your favorites?
Replies: 20
Views: 8580

Which MFW Program Do You Like Best?

For those of you who have used several different MFW studies, I would love to hear which you & your children enjoyed the most & why. I am mostly wondering about the 5 year cycle - ECC, CTG, RTR, Ex to 1850, 1850 to Mod. We have used ECC & CTG so far & will use RTR this fall. Even though I have like...
by KimberlyND
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 25653

Re: Looking thru my ECC manual...

We are using ECC this year, almost finished with our school year. It has been a great study. I remember feeling overwhelmed when I first got my box and saw all the books we would be using. Then I realized that we don't use every book each day. The manual is so well written. I always know I can jump ...
by KimberlyND
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 30387

Re: Box Day today!

Maybe writing on forums isn't real writing (???) and we can use all the punctuation marks we like?

Your replies made me laugh, thank you!!!
by KimberlyND
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 30387

Box Day today!

On a light note...as I was reading through Writing Strands 3 this morning I read that you should not use exclamation points. It looks like amateur writing. She said to only use one a year. Ha! I must have used up more than my life time's worth already. It looks like a great writing program. I have o...
by KimberlyND
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 25653

Box Day today!

I can hardly wait! Our CTG box is scheduled to arrive today. I got to look at CtG at our convention but couldn't order until April. Now it will soon be in our hands!!! Yay! I just wanted to say (again) how much I love MFW. In our 14 years of homeschooling we have tried many things: Konos (that was h...
by KimberlyND
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 16763

Re: Will my kids get enough out of the program without libra

With my younger two children I have things much easier as the card catalog is online. I can look for all the books at my leisure in my own home. Then I can save them to a booklist and print that out. I still find that my library does not have most of the books on the list. After I check for specific...
by KimberlyND
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Complete Book of Animals
Replies: 31
Views: 10549

Re: Complete Book of Animals for ECC

I know! It is so interesting for my ds(8). And the length of each page is just perfect for him to read. I am also having him read the Bible portion for each day so he is getting plenty of outloud reading. Prior to this year he struggled with his reading but is doing so well now. This week I starting...
by KimberlyND
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Notebooking ideas / amount for ECC
Replies: 19
Views: 7579

Re: ECC science notebooking

We haven't made any pages either except one time I had him trace a picture with tracing paper. But that didn't work so well for him. My ds is 8, too. I do have him narrate after I read the science pages. And we occasionally do the nature notebook.
by KimberlyND
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Lab Supplies, Kits, Microscopes
Replies: 17
Views: 7449

Re: Microscope Selection Help! PLEASE

We, too, got the one Apologia recommended. We are still using it as ds (8) wanted to get it out the other day and look at different things with it.
by KimberlyND
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 10-11
Replies: 34
Views: 15511

Re: Johnny Cakes and Milk

I remember having trouble with Johnny Cakes as well. But we ate and liked them. I love the milk story! Isn't Advs fun? We just loved it. I was sort of disappointed to start ECC as I thought it couldn't be as enjoyable as Advs was! But you know what? It is!! We are having a great year so far. Thanks ...
by KimberlyND
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 18203

Re: Thank you MFW staff

You make it so much easier and enjoyable to homeschool, MFW! We are having a great year. Thank you!
by KimberlyND
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 63
Views: 32002

Re: Weeks 5-6 Mexico - Pinata

At first we weren't going to try making a pinata during our Mexico study. After reading all the posts about your successes I decided to try it. Ours turned out well and we are waiting for the weekend to break it during our Fiesta. After checking online I found a recipe for liquid starch that we used...