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by mothergooseofthree
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 27515

Re: I think we're an MFW family!

Katrina, Just thought I would encourage you here, too. I am more of a grid type. None of my kids fit in those boxes either. I am still learning how to teach multiple ages with the same materials. But, we are loving learning together and I am growing as a teacher. I am SO much more comfortable adapti...
by mothergooseofthree
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14812

Re: Well, I did it! I switched over to MFW's LA

Thanks everyone! I am finding that I am able to trust MFW and the long term goal much easier than I did with my previous program. Or, maybe a better way to put that is that MFW's materials work better for us. I realized that after using CtG last year and now am seeing it even more as I have research...
by mothergooseofthree
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Prep for High School - Writing, grammar, more
Replies: 44
Views: 18214

Re: I want to talk writing programs.......

WOW! Thanks for all of the responses. I am really wanting to simplify things and I usually end up complicating it more when I start researching. You have all given me a lot to consider. I would like to hear the strengths of WS especially in comparison to IEW since it seems to be our front runner. Th...
by mothergooseofthree
Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Composer Study - Ideas for CtG
Replies: 15
Views: 9247

Re: My kids groan when I play the composer cds!

We don't do all of the Deluxe Package. I have been hsing (started with my step-dd years ago) for 11 years now! Ouch! That hurts! Anyway, I am perfectly comfortable treating the grid as a menu since I know what works for us and what doesn't . As for the composers, I wanted them to enjoy the music at ...
by mothergooseofthree
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 35514

Chamber pots.....

We are in week three of RtR and this is what I found my kids researching on Google earlier. At least they are showing some interest in something we have studied!!!
by mothergooseofthree
Sun May 15, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 38948

Re: Anyone use Homeschool Tracker?

I am starting to think this may be a wast of my time. I do not have to report anything to anyone. Someday I will need to make transcripts, but I still have several years before I have to do that. I bought HST+ several years ago and have never made use of it. It won't hurt it to sit on the shelf for ...
by mothergooseofthree
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities
Replies: 35
Views: 17014

Re: Why use MFW?

Hi Lyn, I have used SL for 5 years, then HOD for 3 years, a touch of MOH, and now MFW. Here is a post that I wrote shortly after we started: http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1133&p=70030#p70030 Now that we are further in, I only love MFW more. The others are great programs, but doing t...
by mothergooseofthree
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Phonics - Ideas for kids not sounding out, sight-reading
Replies: 11
Views: 6290

Re: Continued reading instruction?

That guessing at longer words issue will not get better with time. In my experience, it gets worse. I suggest making sure that he breaks down those words into syllables and sounds them out. A great place to find some rules for this is www.thephonicspage.com It is done by a hsing mom that also tutors...
by mothergooseofthree
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Can we begin the MFW cycle mid-year?
Replies: 54
Views: 15705

Re: For those of you who are in the early weeks of a MFW Yea

I plan to do some school during the summer. It will be a light schedule, but it is so much easier to keep going with a week off here and there. When I take months off, the kids seem to lose a lot. And, re-establishing the school habit it hard as well. We just started with MFW and are on week 5 of Ct...
by mothergooseofthree
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Combining grades 2-8 in RTR
Replies: 13
Views: 5760

Re: New here and just finished week 3 of CtG

I think I have found a way to keep ds busy. I just ordered Typing Instructor for Kids, Zoombinis, and Fritz and Chesster. I will make these available to him and let him choose which to occupy himself with. Plus, we just started Boy Scouts so maybe working on badges will take some of his time as well...
by mothergooseofthree
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 23414

New here and just finished week 3 of CtG

Hi all, I have been hsing for 10 years. I have tried 3 different curriculum providers. We started the year using two levels. I was not getting it done with the younger two because I was DONE after doing the parts of my older ds level that we were to do together. Especially after doing all of the ski...