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by asheslawson
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: AHL & math questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: AHL & math questions

Thank you Julie! That does help. I'm really relieved because he's excited about this year. He's missed the way mfw is laid out and he's really missed learning from good materials!
by asheslawson
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: AHL & math questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

AHL & math questions

Hello, I've been out of touch for a while and it has been a little frustrating. Partly because I had all the pieces to the 5 yr cycle, and I'm cycling back through with my 7th grader this year. My oldest at home is about to be a junior, and we have had some very frustrating high school years - becau...
by asheslawson
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Updates - 1st vs. 2nd Edition decisions, also using 2nd time
Replies: 24
Views: 13429

Re: Cycling back to ECC - bought in 2010 - update??

Hi Julie! You are funny - I am the same way - wanting to know what's the most correct! Actually - it was teaching ECC that I learned the Southern Ocean had been "added" to our previous list I learned in school! I'm glad to have the list you added - I'll check those. I am considering grabbing the new...
by asheslawson
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 13094

Re: Juggling job and MFW

I love all of the advice and wisdom offered on this thread. I have worked from home with various types of jobs throughout my years of homeschooling. My homeschool actually began from the one job I did from home as soon as I left my full time position in an accounting department. I began keeping kids...
by asheslawson
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book basket vs. Reading time
Replies: 22
Views: 8005

Re: Reading/Literature Question & Book Basket

Agreeing with both others in this response. I did sometimes add some assignments, though I kept them simple so as not to bog them down and stress their reading time. Of course there is narration, and sometimes if I liked something in the book specifically, I would assign copywork for handwriting and...
by asheslawson
Wed May 06, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 23555

Re: New HS FAM w 1st and 2nd-6th need help

I loved ECC & 1st! I did CTG with a 1st grader tagging along. She did her work while my older child did independent work - and then she usually sat in the living room with a quiet activity to tag along with him during his history, bible, science. She always wanted to do everything and actually contr...
by asheslawson
Fri May 01, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 26440

Re: Going from BJU to MFW

I can't help you much regarding switching from BJU - but I have loved MFW. I don't have to have my kids take standardized tests - BUT - I'm always wanting to make sure they are at least where they should be for the most part. As a result - I check our state education agency website every year. They ...
by asheslawson
Fri May 01, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 28979

Re: New to Homeschooling and MFW

I would say ditto to EVERYTHING Ruth said - I want to add just a little to what she already said so well (and some other great replies on this thread as well). First - I cannot IMAGINE trying to squeeze in history / bible / science / etc...for several different grades. I don't know anything else tha...
by asheslawson
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * 1850-MOD - Favorites
Replies: 13
Views: 5609

Share About Your April

Let’s encourage each other and have some fun! You might share about things God is teaching you through your homeschool – How did He help you through a hard time, or give you new insights about your family? Take the time to slow down... "Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;...
by asheslawson
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Any creative ideas??
Replies: 36
Views: 17309

Something more than just drawings?

I am working through MFW 1st grade and have gotten to the point in our school year where my dd is doing a notebooking page every day. She has loved doing it and I have too! Sadly...I am running out of ideas to "illustrate" each page! I have even spiced it up and have done fun crafty techniques (pai...
by asheslawson
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Ordering - What do I need? Half of Notgrass? 2 students?
Replies: 11
Views: 5023

Re: What do I need...got busy & missed office before they cl

I'm one who thinks having someone else do it (whether a transcript or taxes) isn't much easier than doing it yourself, since you still need to keep the records, gather the papers, etc. And the AHL manual really leads you through the credits. Also, HSLDA is a great help with transcripts. But I know ...
by asheslawson
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Will MFW work for Canadian families?
Replies: 34
Views: 10220

English and spelling

I am going to go ahead and order the book. Spelling Power I am assuming that the spelling would be American so I would just likely substitute the English spelling for the words that are needed to be changed to the correct spelling ;) Kim I am not familiar with Canadian spellings - if they differ mu...
by asheslawson
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Human Body comprehension
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

Science - Human Body comprehension

RTR - The Human Body for Every Kid help.... Science is at the end of our day and I have been reading the assigned chapters and then going over the questions with my 5th grade ds and 3rd grade dd. The information seems to be going over their heads and they are having a tough time listening. Do I jus...
by asheslawson
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for Writing a State Report - all ages
Replies: 27
Views: 16115

Re: State research for 2nd/3rd grade in EX-1850 ?

I loved reading your post - this was probably the favorite thing we did this year! I did this with a 3rd grader & two 7th graders. Honestly - I just assigned it to all and spent time helping them learn to research - we made some field trips out of it - and it turned out to be awesome. I didn't tell ...
by asheslawson
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 19840

Re: Considering skipping ECC

I agree God is the best resource and spending time gaining clarity from Him is best. If you are interested in my experience, I would never have wanted to miss ECC. It is geography, but there is quite a bit of history worked in. My son is beginning 8th grade this fall, and started with ECC in 4th, an...
by asheslawson
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Combining CTG & 1st
Replies: 23
Views: 6118

Re: 1st grade and Creation to Greeks

We did 1st & CTG together & they are a very nice fit. I had my dd do all of her 1st curriculum together with me. My son was in 5th as well & he worked independently wherever possible - but for all of the CTG read-alouds and bible memory work my dd sat in with us. I let her participate as much as she...
by asheslawson
Thu May 29, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Comparing ECC to other geography programs
Replies: 22
Views: 8250

Re: Will ECC be redundant?

This should not influence your decision at all, but ECC was our favorite year. :-) Agreeing with Melissa!! But of course, it may seem a bit repetitious since you've had a full year of geography - but there was so much more in ECC that I enjoyed. Is there any way you can get to one of the summer eve...
by asheslawson
Thu May 29, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Gentle start?
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: Advice for newbie please?

Agreeing with most - I'd start with ECC. ECC is so much fun - and will build enthusiasm. if you add in some of the bible copy work & handwriting practice, you are already adding In some light language arts. If I'm not mistaken, SP is usually not added until about the 3rd week of school, and it is ea...
by asheslawson
Fri May 09, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Combining - Can we do TWO math programs?
Replies: 9
Views: 5536

Re: Elementary math curriculum

Great thoughts everyone & I appreciate them. Sometimes I just need to hear a bit of what others would do - because a part of me is thinking - I'm the parent & she doesn't get to choose, while another part of me is thinking that if she's excited about math - go with that. However, she loves math & ha...
by asheslawson
Tue May 06, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 19043

Re: Spelling Power for Dummies

Just a pointer on SP - something I did that I feel has been a timesaver for me in the long run. Each list is a specific group number. The rules for every list under the same group numbers are the same. I copied each group rule on a 3x5 notecard - and then my child only needs to grab the card from th...
by asheslawson
Tue May 06, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 10684

Why not continue with Rod and Staff Spelling?

I'm just curious -- is there a reason why MFW does not continue with the Rod and Staff Spelling for grades 3-8? Are there particular reasons for switching to Spelling Power? I found a post by Lucy Robertson that I think answers your question - but of course - if you like Rod & Staff Spelling - it i...
by asheslawson
Thu May 01, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 25394

Re: We got our box!!

Woohoo!!! Icebox Pie day!!! We started that tradition in our home by accident - and it makes such a fun way to celebrate our fun box day. I'm so excited that you shared our tradition with us!! We too LOVE MFW...and I taught K & ECC the same year. I'm so excited to be cycling back to ECC in 2 years -...
by asheslawson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Schedule - Singapore Math
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: Off track in Singapore math?

I just thought I'd offer you a little encouragement - my son is in 7th grade now and progressing through Saxon 87, right where I had hoped he would be. He is not strong in math, as my daughter is, but does above average with all other subjects. I began home schooling him in 4th. Ultimately - I decid...
by asheslawson
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Specific lessons
Replies: 20
Views: 4411

Re: Converting...decimals to percents, percents to fractions

Tricia & Julie - thanks - Yes - it was a Facts Practice (I hope I explained that). I may be overworking him on these - because he is working them out & not memorizing them - so I am struggling to find a "method" for him to work them out. When they are not evenly divisible - it's difficult to do some...
by asheslawson
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Specific lessons
Replies: 20
Views: 4411

Re: Converting...decimals to percents, percents to fractions

I really appreciate your help - at least I can see that I'm not crazy - close is really the answer - not exact. :~ I am still not totally happy with this - because that is close to 5/6 - but I'm just not a close kind-of girl! I really like things very exact, unless it said to estimate. I agree it's ...