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by fdjoyce
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 20373

Re: Apologia Physical Science question

I honestly didn't look at the apologia notebook so I can't compare the two but we have been really pleased with the knowledge box lapbook. I like the ebook because we only print the pages we will be actually using. In my opinion, it has made science easier without losing anything important. The ques...
by fdjoyce
Thu May 30, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 20373

Re: Apologia Physical Science question

My son used the lap book by Knowledge Box this past year for General Science & we have purchased it to use for Physical Science as well. He is not a "crafty type" but has really enjoyed using it & learned a lot. It has note sheets to answer the questions on as he reads, lab sheets (you can use eithe...
by fdjoyce
Mon May 07, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 20373

Re: Science Fun ideas for 7th grader?

thanks so much; those are both great responses with super ideas!
by fdjoyce
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 16718

Re: Bible reading - thought I'd share

Along those same lines- If you use an ipod touch, iphone, etc the YouVersion app is great! You can have several different translations right at your fingertips (if you like to read the same verse in multiple translations like I do.) Most of the translations have the option of having them read aloud ...
by fdjoyce
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 29506

Re: Big Families using MFW?

Me again. We have used MFWK last year & MFW1st this year seperately as my older children were doing the yearly cycle. Both of these programs are easy to do & not too long (I actually think 1st takes me less time than K did) & I like having something special for my 1st grader although if he were the ...
by fdjoyce
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 29506

Big Families using MFW?

I'm new here and curious about big families using MFW. I'll have 5 students in the 2nd-8th grade range and a couple younger ones. I was thinking of using ECC. We use textbooks right now and I feel like there is just too much going on with all the different books for multiple subjects. Will it help ...
by fdjoyce
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Books - Encyclopedias & Info Books for MFW-K
Replies: 47
Views: 19867

Re: MFW-K Encyclopedia?

I'll just say that we did not use encyclopedias for MFWK - age appropriate topical books like those mentioned above are much better. However, we di buy a used set of encyclopedias for our family & they have been a huge hit with everyone. My older boys used them quite a bit during ECC & my husband lo...
by fdjoyce
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 34829

Re: First Day Tips?

Hope your first day was excellent! We go back today. Your ideas about photos & your dry erase board are great- we do similar things. My kids have always been HS so I have no real experience in this BUT one thing I have heard several folks say is to take time to have fun together- to strengthen your ...
by fdjoyce
Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ECC book discussion, ideas, favorites
Replies: 41
Views: 15789

Re: ECC and extra books

Although I did purchase a few books fOr ECC, looking back I really do not think any were nescessary. The books in the curriculum are great & there are TONS of library books to go along with it. Two things I did find helpful were the World Almanac & a set of encyclopedias. I got the almanac used off ...
by fdjoyce
Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 26941

Re: MFW advantages over MOH?

I have used MOH I & II. I have used MFWK (2 times,) ECC, & this year 1st & RtR. I agree with the previous post in that MFW is a complete curriculum (& yes you could easily add in parts or all of MOH but it is certainly not needed.). MOH is a history curriculum that you could use as the spine of your...
by fdjoyce
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 19554

Re: What do you do when someones advises you to quit homesch

Life is hard matter if you homeschool or not. That doesn't mean it isn't good! Hard is NOT bad! Sending your children to public school will not make life suddenly easy. Revisit the reasons you decided to homeschool- are they still valid? Are your goals being reached? Pray & talk to your husband if m...
by fdjoyce
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 37104

Help me Organize our Time - 1 in K with 2 in ECC

My almost 5 year-old will be doing K My almost 7 year-old and 8 1/2 year-old will be doing ECC (2nd and 3rd grades) Just trying to figure out how I can organize our time so it works best? THANK YOU!!! I did K last year & ECC with a 2nd & 5th grader. I'm not sure what your specific ? is but in gener...
by fdjoyce
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Preschool boxes
Replies: 17
Views: 7298

Re: Preschool box ideas

Tongs for preschoolers: I made my sone a pair of tongs that worked amazingly well. I took 2 large popsicle sticks (like the Dr. office kind) & then folded up a cosmetic sponge (the sturdy triangular kind) & put it between the 2 sticks at one end. Then I put a rubberband around the end to hold the co...
by fdjoyce
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library Routine
Replies: 9
Views: 4124

Re: Library Routine

My routine is not perfect but it has improved & here is what we do: 1. Check around because different libraries have different policies. We switched from our county library to a neighboring county because they have no late fees. They are a smaller library that is not as "nice" as our county library ...
by fdjoyce
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 29506

Didn't have it all together but...

Yesterday we started ECC. I don't have their student sheets in binders, I don't have notebooks for English or all the craft/science supplies for the week. But we started anyway because we needed to get routine back into our day. It was so liberating being able to open the TM and go. In the past, I ...
by fdjoyce
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 61
Views: 43680

New Badges in Kindergarden

How is everyone using the new badges that come with the kindergarden program? I can decide how to use them. Thanks for your ideas we really LOVED those! the first time i did MFWK i made my own & enjoyed it but tried to make them too complicated & didn't make it through the year. last year when we d...
by fdjoyce
Fri May 14, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - Box Day when we are new to MFW or to hs
Replies: 16
Views: 6070

Re: Just received my ECC and MFK and am overwhelmed.

Just wanted to encourage you with prayer & say that God will give you the wisdom & strength to do all that He asks. It sounds like you have really thought through & prayed about your decisions. Don't second guess yourself or start comparing- that is one of the biggest obstacles for HS Mommies (I thi...
by fdjoyce
Thu May 13, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How to structure our day
Replies: 15
Views: 9095

Re: Anyone do ECC with a new baby?

WOW! One thing for sure- we can encourage one another & no one needs to feel like the Lone Ranger! Our family will be doing ECC & MFWK next year with 5th grade, 2nd grade, K, & 2 year old boys & a baby due in early Sept! I appreciate all the hints & knowing there are many other families starting the...
by fdjoyce
Sun May 02, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Updates -Student Sheets, 2nd editions etc (office responses)
Replies: 28
Views: 23496

Re: Question about new Kindy Sheets

don't know if this helps anyone but- I just got the new K sheets last thur- it's easy to tell them w/o opening- the cover looks the same but if you flip them over tehy have one of the color sheets on the back. also, I called MFW before ordering & they assurred my that my manual (from 2006 i think) w...
by fdjoyce
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 20302

If you had a really pitiful library...

How would you handle it? A little clue to what our local library is like: I went looking through the shelves to find a book on Handel for music. There wasn't anything on him, but there were two or three on Kanye West?!?!? Lots of twaddle. We don't have tons of $$ to just spend on books, but I am re...
by fdjoyce
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 23731

Re: Workboxes...anyone implementing them with ADV?

I strongly recommend packing your boxes the night before (or better yet right after school in the afternoon) if you decide to use the system. That is unless you get up earlier than your children (In my tiny house my youngest get up as soon as they hear me!) I have found that my boys are so eager to ...
by fdjoyce
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 23731

Re: Workboxes...anyone implementing them with ADV?

I have used MFWK & plan to use it again next year & ECC & plan to incorporate workboxes which we have used successfully this past year. So my answer may not be program specific but maybe it will help. Things to put in the workboxes: 1. MFW work that they complete independently- don't have ADV exampl...