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by mandolin
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 35933

Re: Planners

I use the Well Planned Day planner for my children and I really like it! Mandi
by mandolin
Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Middle School Moods
Replies: 11
Views: 4751

Re: Moody Middle Schoolers

Excellent replies guys - honor and respect are so important, especially right now. I didn't grow up with that in my household with my mother and I continually showing disrespect to one another. My husband was the same with his father. We are learning and changing the tide with our kids. They love to...
by mandolin
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Middle School Moods
Replies: 11
Views: 4751

Re: Moody Middle Schoolers

Ive had 3 boys in this stage and it isn't easy!!! They are very different, but it does get better. I found that my oldest boys are starting to level out and it is just a different relationship now.(15 and 17 years old) One of independence, kind of like when they went through the toddler stage to get...
by mandolin
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 27201

Re: Please help with curriculum confusion!

Christina,
I agree with that! The ladies are so helpful and so encouraging as we begin our journey. I am very thankful for all I've learned on here.
I am a better homeschooler because of it!
Mandi
by mandolin
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Can we beef up & stay togeth
Replies: 20
Views: 7911

Re: beefing up versus MFW high school

I really liked [another program] for many years, but with more children I feel like MFW's heart and good plans won out. It was always between the two programs for me! I love MFW's emphasis on missions and Bible activities throughout all their programs. I am looking forward to the WHL next year with ...
by mandolin
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Parents - Books, Support, Self-Cares
Replies: 30
Views: 8202

Re: Good Books on Homeschooling for Parents

I also liked the Maxwell's book Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell.

I like all of Todd Wilson's stuff too. If you ever get the chance to hear him at a conference it is well worth it! My husband really enjoyed him as well.

Mandi
by mandolin
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Outside activities, are they possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Re: WHL is this bit of tweaking doable?

Teenage boys especially!!! We have two! :)
by mandolin
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 13390

Re: I need someone to smack me, please?

I decided to take one week off for Spring Break this week at the last minute! I needed it and so did the kids. And for me, I love to Spring Clean, so I am off to clean my whole house this week. It really needs it after the winter/basketball with 3 boys! &) So I am with the break idea!

Mandi
by mandolin
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 32512

Re: Is anyone else's day like this?

Todd Wilson is wonderful!!! My husband and I went to all his workshops at a homeschool conference because he was so encouraging and real. I have had many days as you've described. :) Nobody has those pictures on the front of the homeschool magazines! LOL This walk with our families is such an advent...
by mandolin
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math - Students who have major difficulty with math
Replies: 11
Views: 4528

Math - Students who have major difficulty with math

My Math Nightmare Okay - I'm exaggerating. Math doesn't keep me up at night, but that may be the problem. My 13 yo son does not like math. He abhors it and will do anything he possibly can to avoid it. We were using Singapore, but it became more and more of a labor without love, so we used another ...
by mandolin
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 12692

Bible reading plan

I am wanting to add a daily bible reading plan for my 3rd grader. Does anyone have any suggestions? Our church is reading the whole Bible together in a year as a church for the second year in a row. It has been really neat to read the Bible together as a family. We take turns reading aloud and when...
by mandolin
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - Lots of activity ideas & experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 11995

Re: Thinking ahead

I agree with Crystal, I thought the workshop by David Hazell was life changing thinking for me and my family of five sons. (The one about Occupying, Educating and Involving Preschoolers!) It is highly recommended. In fact, I think it is good for any younger siblings who are tagging along with the ol...
by mandolin
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Writing - Lefties?
Replies: 11
Views: 3925

Re: MFW 1 - frustrated Lefty!

My deceased husband was a lefty and he always used the hefty lefty notebooks, i would think having it cut off is a great plan. Husband always liked to be really neat too. Writing was an artform for him - hard to do with the spiral on the left! :)

Mandi
by mandolin
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Timeline - Ideas & details (1st)
Replies: 39
Views: 17621

Re: Where to put First Grade timeline?

I have my timeline in my main hallway. Do you have any hall wall space you could free up? It makes for interesting dinner conversation when guests come over - I have a world map for a shower curtain, timeline for wall decor (MFW 1st), Us and World maps in my dining room. We are truly a HOMESCHOOLING...
by mandolin
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Prep - High school order placed, how to get ready
Replies: 21
Views: 6683

Re: High School Ancients

Now that would be a job! I would hire you too!!!

Mandi
by mandolin
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math - Roadblocks & taking a break
Replies: 20
Views: 7323

1st grade math

My daughter is struggling with math. She is frustrated and hates math. Before it was her favorite subject. Now when I tell her it is time for math she complains and says that she is too tired. I'm not sure whether to just do the hands on activities with the MFW math or continue with MUS and do lots...
by mandolin
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 1850-MOD for 7-8th grade
Replies: 11
Views: 4053

Re: Academics - Is it enough for 7th/8th?

My ninth grader did Apologia Biology and Notgrass World History for his eighth grade year, and now he is ahead in the cycle. He was up for a challenge, although perhaps not as much as your daughter because he is dyslexic. I think you could beef up 1850 to MoD and do the higher level sciences, math, ...
by mandolin
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing MFW high school - Family togetherness?
Replies: 34
Views: 9696

Re: Middle School Plans and Questions about MFW HS program

I really appreciate this answer Crystal - I have been considering what to do in later years with my 7th, 5th,and 2nd graders - which part to start with in the cycle and I think this will work perfectly for me as well. I also have three high schoolers in the mix, so this is really a help in organizat...
by mandolin
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 30093

Re: Looking for accountability

I think I feel a lot better reading these posts. I am really working on keeping my house cleaner and more organized, but am far from that goal. The main thing we seem to struggle with is the putting things back where they go all the time. With five boys who would rather be jumping, playing ball with...
by mandolin
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Audio/DVD/Website - Resources
Replies: 13
Views: 4974

Re: A rave about netflix

I like netflix too, but for high school (ie shakespeare, ww2,history documentaries, drive thru history). I also like the pbs stuff for the littler children too. I have both ends. They have a lot of the new Veggie Tales if anyone else likes those. We have the checkout plan as well as the streaming an...
by mandolin
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 34311

Re: Where do I start?

Isn't 1st grade like dessert anyway? They so love school at that age! My littlest one is like tea and a cookie at the end of the day.

Mandi