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by gratitude
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What are the benefits to adding a year of geometry to Saxon?
Replies: 3
Views: 858

What are the benefits to adding a year of geometry to Saxon?

I am thinking of using MFW’s recommendation of adding a year of geometry between Algebra I and II. My son is currently doing Saxon Algebra I. The geometry in Saxon has been his favorite part of Saxon. What are the benefits to taking a year for geometry? Why did MFW make the recommendation for a year...
by gratitude
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using more than one level
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

Re: Using more than one level

That sounds like my DD. She loves to read and is reading well above her grade level. Did you use the notebooking pages for your oldest ds, or were they too elementary? Yes, I did use them. They weren’t too elementary at all for him. His advanced areas at age 8 though were reading and math; his writ...
by gratitude
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using more than one level
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

Re: Using more than one level

Hi Brenda, That's interesting that you mention the option of using Adventures, because just in the past week or so I have been leaning very much towards doing just that! It seems like that idea came to me out of the blue one day while I was thinking over future plans. DD 8 hasn't really had any for...
by gratitude
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 20738

Re: Preparing for Next Year

I only wanted to add, to all of your wonderful advice, the copies I did do ahead of time for ECC: - Extra USA maps. They loved the coloring game early on and wanted to do it multiple times. I also did the 50 state test more then once to solidify all 50. Marie provided one copy of the USA [in the Par...
by gratitude
Sun May 22, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

Thank you Julie! Very Helpful! :-) I was just looking at the CTG table of contents and remembering how much I loved MFW's Biblical focus. It is much different then the Creation to Christ program that he did. It is covering in one year the first 2/3 of the other. The rest being in RTR. They do know t...
by gratitude
Sun May 22, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

Do you have any thoughts on where it would work well to start with a 7th grader who has done ECC, but has not done any of the cycle with MFW? ) Normally MFW would suggest that with younger siblings, it may be best to just begin history in order, possibly skipping CTG if everyone has Biblical histor...
by gratitude
Sun May 22, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

New Testament rather than chunks in RTR, or extensive church history (especially if you use the now-optional church history book), rather than primarily the Reformation in RTR. World history isnt the focus in US1 and US2, but it is inevitably there when our US history intersects with the world, and...
by gratitude
Sat May 21, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: High School -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 12226

Re: AHL is fabulous!

I Loved reading this post Amy! :)

You have given us a beautiful glimpse into MFW Highschool. Thank you for sharing.

:-)
by gratitude
Sat May 21, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

Hello gratitude! It just seems that it would work quite well for you to do EX1850, then 1850MOD, and as you mentioned, when your oldest starts high school, cycle back to CTG and RTR for your younger two, and then maybe you could do ECC again with your third for 8th, since it will have been a number...
by gratitude
Sat May 21, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

Hi, gratitude. My opinion as just another homeschool mom: I think the MOST important year of middle school history is RtR because it simply isn't covered deeply at the high school level (I haven't used WHL, yet, but I have seen the S&S and see that RtR seems to cover that time frame with a lot more...
by gratitude
Fri May 20, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

Hello MFW Ladies, We loved using MFW for many years. I am thinking about coming back to it in the fall for the rest of High school. I have been praying a lot this winter and spring about what direction the LORD wants me to take for the rest of our home school years. I need manageable days with my yo...
by gratitude
Fri May 20, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: teaching reading
Replies: 5
Views: 1983

Re: teaching reading

Thanks for your replies. I am using AAS also. I am just concerned that I am doing more than I need to, and with other younger kids and a baby...I don't have extra time. I wonder if just having my son read and do AAS will be enough? Does anyone else have anything to add? I can relate to not having e...
by gratitude
Thu May 05, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Testing for college
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

Re: Thinking Ahead / College Testing / Summer Birthdays

Thank you so much Julie! I would hear snippets about these tests here and there and kept wondering how much they had really changed. This information really is helpful to read. You have cleared up numerous questions I have had popping up more and more over the past few years. The links are all helpf...
by gratitude
Wed May 04, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Testing for college
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

Re: Thinking Ahead / College Testing / Summer Birthdays

As far as qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship (NMSQT), that is for high schoolers only, taken in the fall of 11th grade. The most important thing is that you can only declare your student's grade once. You can't make him an 8th grader for a practice PSAT and then decide to pull him back a...
by gratitude
Wed May 04, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Testing for college
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

Thinking Ahead / College Testing / Summer Birthdays

Hi Julie, I welcome anyone else as well who might be able to answer my thinking ahead questions. If I remember correctly Julie your son, like, mine, is a summer Birthday that started K at just turned 6. My oldest is 3 weeks before the school cut-off, and at age 5 was reading and miles away from bein...
by gratitude
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 24080

Re: Teaching first and third grader same time?

My first / second grader at the time was able to grasp the geography, other cultures, mission focus, and locating places on the maps. I would say the science was the only area she wasn't able to grasp. Then as I mentioned before there were topics in Windows of the World and the full missionary books...
by gratitude
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 24080

Teaching first and third grader same time?

Is it truly possible to teach a first and third grader at the same time using "Exploring Countries and Cultures?" Thanks, Amy Are you more concerned about time, content, level of work, or all three? When we did ECC I started it in the spring and I was doing it with a 4th, 2nd, & first graders. I fi...
by gratitude
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 4917

Re: Suggestions for pacing in K

:-) I am so glad it was helpful! I am more better late then early too, and especially with some children. My second born was my better late then early kid. It can be very different in one family. My oldest ds, age 12, started reading at ages 3/4. My second born, ds age 10, started reading at 8. He c...
by gratitude
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 4917

Re: Suggestions for pacing in K

My heart is going out to you Kelly. I have seen your posts on here for years, and can hear your tears in this post. I am going to come from a very different perspective here, so please bear with me. I realize where today's culture is with diagnosis, early school, 4 year old start or younger, etc. I ...
by gratitude
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - K over 2 years & other adaptations
Replies: 21
Views: 6284

Re: Should we wait longer to start K?

A wise K teacher encouraged me to start my summer Birthday boy at age 6 for K. Her reasoning, after 30 plus years of teaching, was his high energy, his emotionally not being ready for sit down work, and his lack of interest in pencil learning. She was aware that he had figured out 5 letter word read...
by gratitude
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - K over 2 years & other adaptations
Replies: 21
Views: 6284

Should we wait longer to start K?

I'm feeling discouraged, and honestly wondering if we started too soon. DD is 5.5 with high-functioning autism and health issues (long health history that includes heart disease, a slew of "little" things, and currently undiagnosed bowel issues). We really started lessons with her just a few weeks ...
by gratitude
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 7046

I think I made a mistake...Help!

Last year was our first year with My Father's World. We used Adventures with a 3rd grade boy & 1st grade boy, with two youngers tagging along. The first half of the year was great... Then we moved and rushed through the second half. We really didn't give it a fair shake. Because of the move, I trie...
by gratitude
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: DELUXE - The inflatable globe, Currency kit,
Replies: 10
Views: 6291

ECC Passports with Currency kit

We put a picture on the first page and then as we visited each new country we would put the sticker for that country on the next page. I usually pretended to be a very stern customs agent who questioned whether they were really the same person as in the picture. I did lots of terrible accents. My k...
by gratitude
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Is it enough for all ages?
Replies: 13
Views: 5980

Re: ECC Science - Apologia instead?

We did Properties of Ecosystems for the first 10 weeks of ECC. The activities though that Marie had in the first 4 weeks of ECC did pull them into the ecology study very well, and I am glad we did that part. Then I used Land Animals since it also has the mapping with it of each group of animals stud...