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by rxmom
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing assignments (English + History)
Replies: 35
Views: 8623

Re: Nation Project in AHL

Thanks, Julie! :-)
by rxmom
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for Writing a State Report - all ages
Replies: 27
Views: 16104

Re: State Reports

Crystal and Julie, Thank you so much for feedback....the thread is also helpful. Think we are gonna have some fun with this instead of heavy writing project as we have had enough of that this year (our fault, not MFW)..will definitely do bibliography for the experience, etc. You gals are such a bles...
by rxmom
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Credits - General questions, terminology, states
Replies: 25
Views: 11891

Re: MFW High School in state of VA

Thank you, Julie, Crystal, and Bret...we are praying and processing....
Blessings,
Delcey
by rxmom
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Credits - General questions, terminology, states
Replies: 25
Views: 11891

Re: MFW High School in state of VA

Thank you so much, Crystal...you are a blessing and a wealth of information. Your H.S. experience sounds a little like mine--I did not take a so called "earth science" course but biology, chemistry, adv. bio., etc. You are correct about the word "OR" so I am thinking our apologia science plan is fin...
by rxmom
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 13398

Re: "off track" in general ...and what to do next for scienc

Yes, I like all those options! It is good to have options...
Thanks, ladies.
:-)
by rxmom
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * EX1850 - Favorites
Replies: 16
Views: 5250

Missed MFW

Hi, Sometimes we just do not know what we have until it is gone! We have been away from MFW for about 20 weeks (chose to do another CO-OP curriculum/CC) and while we learned lots and made some wonderful new friends, we TRULY MISSED MFW!! We have been back at EXP to 1850 for 2 weeks now and are recal...
by rxmom
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: RTR book ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 8763

Need Read Aloud kick-off for RTR

Any suggestions for a great read aloud for the first few weeks of RTR? The Bronze Bow doesn't start until week 4 and the read alouds are one of my guys favorite things. A Triumph for Flavius is suggested for the first week or so but my library doesn't carry it and it's running about $11 for a book ...
by rxmom
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for 50 States
Replies: 8
Views: 7008

Re: Resource for EXP1850

Hi Trish,
Thanks for the info...her games look fun. Unfortunately, she does not have one on Virginia.

She does have a US Bingo game and some others that look interesting. We love games around here....
Delcey :-)
by rxmom
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 29352

Re: Sonlight vs. MFW

Hi and Welcome! I personally do not think MFW is "light" or "easy" but rather I would describe MFW as: steeped in God's Word, rich, challenging, lots of great reading, fun, easy to do hands-on projects that truly enrich learning, no twaddle, good, sound science with manageble #/type of experiments.....
by rxmom
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Preparation - Box day helpful hints
Replies: 8
Views: 3654

EXP to 1850/Apologia General--other materials/books helpful?

Just wanted to check with those that have already completed EXP to 1850 to see if there were any other materials/books that would have been helpful or useful for the core or science. I am heading to our homeschool convention (HEAV) this weekend and wanted to take advantage of the availability of sci...
by rxmom
Tue May 24, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 29085

Re: It's all about finding the right motivator...

Trish, My boys will read or write about anything that has to do with Legos!! I bought my 12 yo the "history" of Legos book and the Complete Star Wars Lego Book for Christmas and he reads this almost nightly...actually he wrote an IEW paper on history of the Lego company...I say use what works/motiva...
by rxmom
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Combining grades 2-8 in RTR
Replies: 13
Views: 4657

Combining grades 2-8 in RTR

After coming from another program for a couple of years, my oldest seems to have had a major drop in his work load by switching to MFW. Don't get me wrong, he is learning just as much and the old workload was more than I wanted. But, I still need him to be occupied while I work with the youngers on...
by rxmom
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 20275

Re: New here and just finished week 3 of CtG

Hi and Welcome! :)
So glad to hear you are enjoying MFW and CTG...we really enjoyed that last year and yes, we love how MFW is so cohesive and allows the entire family to do so much together regardless of age.
Delcey
by rxmom
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 19027

Re: Tell me about Spelling Power

Just a little different experience...I used R&S Spelling with my 3rd grader last year only because he loved it and was able to complete it independently and I needed this last year(we had a tough year--surgery/moving/new Kindy kid/hubby in grad school--i'll stop there )...so I let him use it one mor...
by rxmom
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - What if 1A is too easy or child says "babyish"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3084

Re: Singapore Math -- zipping through 1st grade

Hi! I say move on if she is ready. That's the beauty of homeschooling--you can individualize your child's education. I do agree with Julie--be aware that she may reach a point where she may need to stay a little longer on a concept or even mature more before moving on, etc or maybe not. This happene...
by rxmom
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 19750

Should I start with ECC?

OK, I was thinking of skipping ECC and starting my 2nd and 4th graders in CTG. But, now I'm not so sure. Is ECC fun? Is it repetitive? I've read some reviews saying it got kind of old doing the same thing for every country. My kids know basic continents, have read 2 children's encyclopedias of the ...
by rxmom
Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 19919

singapore math

Has anyone used the Home Educator's Guide for Singapore math? Does it explain how to do the math? For example: if I have forgotten how to multiply fractions will this book explain it to me? Or is it primarily lesson planning? And if it doesn't explain than does anyone know of any book that correspo...
by rxmom
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 12898

Re: Needing some encouragement

Kim, I can relate so well to your post. My oldest son (now 12) really struggled with writing---that is the physical/motor part of handwriting. Our first year we did Adventures and the history summaries were tough. I was new to hs'ing and thought maybe I was not qualified to teach my kids and should ...
by rxmom
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 19803

Re: ECC - finally finished "Nate Saint"

Glad to know I'm not the only one who bawled my eyes out--the kids handled it better than I ...That story really moved us, too. I'm very glad we read and discussed this as a family..

Delcey
by rxmom
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: * RTR is absolutely wonderful!
Replies: 25
Views: 13200

Growing in our faith

We are also in RTR and loving every minute of it--even my 7yo daughter can tell you a thing or two about Rome. We are all growing in our faith and are in awe of the early church and the incredible stories of the first brothers and sisters in Christ--their faith and sacrifice. Wow! I wouldn't miss th...
by rxmom
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 18274

Re: Snow project...

A great book to read with that is Snowflake Bentley (i think that's the title) a true story about a man who developed a method to study snowflakes and photograph them...very interesting. I remember my kids loved this story when we were in our "Adventures" year....

Delcey
by rxmom
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 3rd grade for RtR?
Replies: 27
Views: 12273

What to do with my 3rd grader?

We are doing RTR this year with K, 3rd, 6th. My 3rd grader hates to listen to any of the readings that I am doing. He did ECC & CTG with us and seemed to enjoy it but I didn't expect much from him then. I really want him to learn the history and science for this year but I don't want to force him t...
by rxmom
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Academics - Ideas for those who want more
Replies: 15
Views: 8635

1st Grade Math ???

My dd is LOVING math. We do plenty of games and I read most of the suggested books and more. She is also doing the math workbook pages. A LOT of the math workbook pages. She does 2 a day (1 front and back page) and wants more. I'm going to run out of pages. I'm trying to leave some for the next tim...
by rxmom
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Worldview - Important growing lessons in CTG
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

Question about CtoG...

Hi everyone~ I'm sure this has been asked before so if someone wants to provide a link, that's great! Where can I find out about the religious content of CtoG? Are the false religions of these ancient civilizations taught, and at what level? I'm mainly thinking about my (then) 2nd grader and not wa...
by rxmom
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Independent Work for children with RTR?
Replies: 23
Views: 11099

Re: RTR with a 6th--working toward Independence?

Crystal, Thank you for sharing...I am trying to pinpoint which things he can work more independently on --He loves Art so I will try that also. I think keyboarding, bookbasket, internet-linked history sites, reading, sometimes copywork...though I limit this for him sometimes. I am still working on g...