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by MuzzaBunny
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 7th grade science
Replies: 2
Views: 2480

Re: 7th grade science

Thank you so much for this! It helps me very much. I just don't want to mess anything up.
by MuzzaBunny
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 7th grade science
Replies: 2
Views: 2480

7th grade science

I'm seriously considering going against MFWs recommendations and not using Apologia General for dd's 7th grade science. I'd then use the MFW science as written. That would leave: General in 8th Physical in 9th Biology in 10th Chemistry in 11th Advanced Biology or Physics in 12th. Has anyone done thi...
by MuzzaBunny
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 22007

Re: Singapore 6B help

Oh I'd like to hug you! That problem kept me up til 2am thinking it through! lol Thanks so so much! :-)
by MuzzaBunny
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * CTG Experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 14560

Re: CTG Box Day happiness!

We got ours too!! It loos like an awesome year! We're in week 30 of ECC so I've boxed it all up and tucked it under an end table in the family room. :) I'll get it all out for a good pouring over when we finish ECC! Squee!
by MuzzaBunny
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Users explain why we love K!
Replies: 43
Views: 28530

Re: Excited, yet nervous!

I would just like to encourage you that you made a wonderful choice! MFWK was such a beautiful year for us. It gave my dd a very strong foundation in her math and reading readiness. She's now a voracious reader and really likes school. MFWK math gave her such a strong base that she breezes through S...
by MuzzaBunny
Mon May 19, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the child
Replies: 39
Views: 18777

Re: Homeschool Lonelies

God bless you, ladies. Thank you so much for your words and experiences and advice. It's so hard to see our little ones hurting. We are very much the same. DD very limited in TV and has no video games, we dress modestly and don't allow "boy crazy" into her life, no secular music, etc. It sets her ap...
by MuzzaBunny
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - What if we finish the Math year early? or late?
Replies: 9
Views: 6525

Re: 2nd grade math, currently in Singapore 2A

Thank you SO much for your replies! I think we're going to slow a little wee bit, do Friday as a drill day and a game of Dino Math Facts (super cute game that we found at a library used book sale - what a great resource for 1st and 2nd grade) and maybe some flash cards. Then, we'll only be a wee bit...
by MuzzaBunny
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 2A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 9201

Using a scale in Singapore 2a - days 42, 43, 46

I am looking at day 42 and 43 and day 46. Is there one scale that covers everything we need? I've looked online and find a scale that I think would work for heavier items but not the smaller stuff in day 43. I'm also assuming its important to use an analog scale. The only scale I currently have is ...
by MuzzaBunny
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 66
Views: 36661

Re: Book ideas for reluctant 8 year old girl

My daughter just finished a Beverly Lewis book from the Cul De Sac Kids series. She loved it. DD is 7 and she laid the book down and pleaded with me to run to the library for more. Just tossing another one out there ;)
by MuzzaBunny
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 16-17
Replies: 20
Views: 16166

Re: Nutcracker question for Adventures

I'd go to the live performance if I could! My dd has loved the whole Nutcracker unit and we've read several book versions. There's a ballet troupe doing the performance in a nearby city but's being done just a couple nights before Christmas and we'd have to drive into the city at night.... I think I...
by MuzzaBunny
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for resistant children
Replies: 39
Views: 14542

Re: First Grade Phonics

If I remember right, your little man is just about 7, right? I was thinking about your situation and the real fears and concerns I read in your posts. First, let me just encourage you to keep pressing on. Homeschooling is a long race and things will balance as the years go by. You won't ruin him wit...
by MuzzaBunny
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - Ideas for reinforcing spelling words
Replies: 25
Views: 13705

Re: Spelling by Sound and Structure "drills"

Thanks very much. I don't want to miss anything! We're only at the beginning, but I'm trying to find a good rhythm here. :) Shawna, you're not hi-jacking and I really appreciate your clear explanation on how you and Gail are doing things. You know, I think Gail's spelling will just suddenly improve ...
by MuzzaBunny
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe your screening of library books (non-MFW)
Replies: 8
Views: 6397

Re: Books w/ character issues... what to do?

Hi Shawna, We're very much where you are. Call me overprotective, but the character issues bother me. I don't want my daughter thinking that bad behavior is acceptable because a book heroine does it and all is well. And I especially don't like the portrayals where Mom and Dad need little Susie to sh...
by MuzzaBunny
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student Sheets - Descriptions, Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 6172

Re: Adventures: line spacing for notebook pages

Yep, just like gratitude said, I used a ruler and just made the dotted line a solid line. Then were twice as many lines, half the size, and dd does a nicer job. :)
by MuzzaBunny
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 29466

Looking for easy-to-read books for new reader

I am looking for ideas for easy to read books for my 6-year-old. She is at the stage of beginning to read three-sound words, such as fat, cat, pop, bug, etc. Most, if not all, of the easy readers I found in our local library are too advanced for her. I'm looking for something with mainly short vowe...
by MuzzaBunny
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Bible Learning - Book ideas for Preschool/Pre-K
Replies: 20
Views: 12098

Re: Do you have a favorite Bible for Tots and PreK

Just in case you needed one more to consider... :~ There's one called 100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs and it's really cute. The lessons are perfectly age appropriate and my dd has loved it. The CDs are nice extras. :)
by MuzzaBunny
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #23 - Fox
Replies: 23
Views: 20432

Need Bible story for Fox Unit

The Fox Unit for MFW K seems to be lacking a good Bible story to illustrate how "God makes me wiser than my enemies". Kids don't really have enemies, and while Satan is our enemy, that's a little hard for them to understand just yet. The curriculum gives the example of the children of Israel winnin...
by MuzzaBunny
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Lessons beyond the books, faith connections
Replies: 45
Views: 23620

Re: Home school blues & appreciation for the wisdom in MFW

Yours is such an honest, transparent post. Thank you for sharing from your heart to help all of us who are in the trenches alongside you. You were so wise to re-focus and let God speak. I think all moms go through the rough patches, but Christians often feel the need to pretend to have it all under ...
by MuzzaBunny
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 33736

Placement help

I don't know which to use...MFW 1 or adventures. We started K this year and dd was bored. We just started doing the basics...reading, writing and math. Not much fun but it works. Next year I don't want to be bored again, but I also don't want to push too hard. She reads pretty well, doesn't really ...
by MuzzaBunny
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Discussion about the rumor that MFW is "light"
Replies: 45
Views: 29831

Wanting to start next year-lots of questions!

I pulled my children out of public school in November of this school year. I have a 5th grader, 2nd grader, and a preschooler (he is 5, but he has a late birthday). We are currently using an eclectic approach using Story of the World Vol. 1 for history. I have been led repeatedly by God to MFW and ...
by MuzzaBunny
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Links - May we post links?
Replies: 1
Views: 4645

I don't know if I'm allowed

I don't know if I'm allowed to post a direct link, but a friend of mine showed me a site with many computer math games. Hi Bunny, I thought it might help if I explained. You can post links to useful games and activities, just not direct links that will send folks to "other companies," which would in...
by MuzzaBunny
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - More ideas!
Replies: 50
Views: 25135

math ....

A friend of mine showed me a site with many computer math games. We haven't tried them yet - to be honest, I'm weird about computer games and not quite ready to start that - but my friend's little ones liked it a lot. There are math and language arts games.
by MuzzaBunny
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - K-2 classics, read-alouds
Replies: 22
Views: 11493

Re: Fun add ins for MFW1st? Some questions?

I thought I'd toss out these books right off the top of my head: the Carl Sommer books are lovely for character building and my little one has enjoyed all of them. Also, the Janette Oke animal friends series is very nice. There are some really exceptional ones by Max Lucado too - the Wemmick books, ...
by MuzzaBunny
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 36076

Re: Pencil grip

Thank you so much for all your advice and experiences. :) We have used the training grips which helped at first. They certainly taught her where her fingers need placed, but she still tilts the pencil too far forward, even with them attached. I feel a bit like Amy said - I might need to pick my batt...
by MuzzaBunny
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - After doing another K program?
Replies: 21
Views: 11776

Re: Question about K level

Oh I agree with Dawn! MFW K is such a great program. My dd has used only this program and she is a very strong reader at 6 years old, 1/2 way through MFW 1st. It may be a slower pace, and there'll certainly be some review, but his foundation will be so strong that he'll rapidly progress. I don't thi...