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by Mommy22alyns
Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 18522

Re: Adventures for an Advanced 1st grader?

Sylvia was in first grade when we used Adventures. She was already an excellent reader, and although I also had my oldest daughter in the program (third grade), Sylvia kept up perfectly and I didn't have to modify anything for her.
by Mommy22alyns
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - Handling delicate topics Bible, Science, Art
Replies: 34
Views: 9453

Re: The ... Topic

I've used the first two God's Design books with my oldest (10) and the first one with my youngest (8). I highly recommend them. It kept things fairly simple and appropriate. I need to check out the third book to see if I need to go there yet with DD10.
by Mommy22alyns
Thu May 16, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 17902

Re: Exploring World Geography - Oh my!

Rebecca was in 4th grade this year and I copied off 3-4 pages per continent for her.
by Mommy22alyns
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Can younger siblings handle them?
Replies: 27
Views: 8166

Re: ECC and Missionary Biographies

I would skip Gladys Aylward. There are a lot of warnings for the book. My 2 aren't sensitive, but several things had them recoiling.
by Mommy22alyns
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Sibling in K
Replies: 28
Views: 7883

Re: Is this giving my little daughter a complex?

It sounds very familiar to me, and I'd just do what's best for your DD. Rebecca can be a little critical of Sylvia and I constantly have to point out that she's 2 years older.
by Mommy22alyns
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organization
Replies: 22
Views: 7612

Re: ECC-Organizing worksheets

I just keep each set in its own folder and pull pages out and hole punch weekly.
by Mommy22alyns
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 25264

Re: Is ECC too much for a 3rd grader?

My second grader is in ECC this year. She does nothing labeled "advanced" except she will sit in on the extra atlas readings. She's made beautiful coloring pages and cute Living World pages too. POE goes over her head some, but she can usually help answer a question or two. She has loved all the cra...
by Mommy22alyns
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Books - Why are there so few for this curriculum?
Replies: 28
Views: 13481

Re: Trying to decide on MFW?

I've used both. I used SL for Rebecca's 2nd grade year. I really didn't like it. The LA was horrible and I ditched it halfway in for more concrete teaching (R&S, WWE). The books really were all over. We hated the history spine, Child's History of the World. It was painfully boring. Rebecca still has...
by Mommy22alyns
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 1st grader - What to adapt in Adventures
Replies: 22
Views: 10204

Re: Is Adventures too much for a 6.5 year old?

I did Adventures last year with both of my girls, 1st and 3rd grades. Sylvia did very well in it, and I don't think it was too much for her in the slightest. We all had a wonderful year.
by Mommy22alyns
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Geography or Cultures?
Replies: 17
Views: 5018

Re: Quick ECC question?

cbollin wrote: Kids' Multicultural Coookbook...
We got this and the second one - our library actually had one,
The International Cookbook for Kids, Matthew Locricchio
by Mommy22alyns
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Character - Adapting for wiggly kids?
Replies: 46
Views: 19823

Re: How do your kids "do" school?

Rebecca often does gymnastics stretches while we're doing oral review for her grammar. Lately, the girls have been playing with LPS or knotting their fleece blankets while I read Cameron Townsend. I look at it as a benefit of homeschooling. :-)
by Mommy22alyns
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 30239

Re: Low on patience! Me!

Melany wrote:Thank you!

I think, well I know, that I need to learn to have more patience too.

Today is a new day, praying that it is better for both of us :)
Take it day by day. Scratch that, take it minute by minute! :)
by Mommy22alyns
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 29239

Re: To the MFW Office/ Warehouse Staff

I agree, I called MFW about a backordered book and they were very friendly and even let me add one thing!
by Mommy22alyns
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 33-34 Antarctica
Replies: 19
Views: 14566

ECC - books on Everest and Antarctica

On the suggestion of someone from the FB group, I read Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World and found it fascinating. I don't think the girls are quite ready for it though.[2nd and 4th grades] I'm also almost done with Into Thin Air, again, riveting.
by Mommy22alyns
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 3rd grade - Need to beef up Adventures or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4282

Re: Skip adventures or not?

Do Adventures!! There are so many American History resources that you won't have a problem beefing things up for your older DD.
by Mommy22alyns
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 20508

Re: advanced reader and questions for second grade 2nd

No, I wouldn't say that Adventures would bore her. There are so many great resources for American history that you can add on if you want to.
by Mommy22alyns
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things - Experience with different ages & aptitudes?
Replies: 25
Views: 9034

Re: I can do all things art (with Adventures)

I don't love ICDAT, it's probably my least favorite part of Adv. We've stuck with it though. I haven't found it to be parent intensive at all, which I do love. I don't have to do anything more than squeeze out some paint and help wash brushes some weeks. The girls have become pretty independent with...
by Mommy22alyns
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 3rd grade - Adventures with an academically advanced student
Replies: 20
Views: 13365

Re: MfW vs HoD- with some special issues...

Other ladies have said more than I can, but I'm using Adv. this year with a very bright 3rd and 1st grader. We've done extra science (but dropped it because Apologia Anatomy really is too much info for them right now!), way more read-alouds, and both girls do a foreign language and logic. I also tas...
by Mommy22alyns
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 34866

Re: I'm still not quite sure what to do.

I definitely think a K'er could tag along in ADV. My youngest is in first grade and has kept up with ADV perfectly this year.
by Mommy22alyns
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 17636

Re: ECC Book Basket and Cost

That's good to hear! I just placed my order for ECC and budgeted about $300 for book basket too.
by Mommy22alyns
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Adapting
Replies: 45
Views: 18015

Re: 2nd grader tag-along with Exploring Countries and Cultur

My girls will be using ECC next year in grades 2 and 4 as well. Like others have said, I wouldn't try ECC and Adventures together. We're doing Adventures this year (including my first grader) and it's pretty full!
by Mommy22alyns
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 7 & 8
Replies: 4
Views: 4889

Canoe from Adventures/EXP1850

Say, does anyone have a photo of their canoe from EXP1850[2nd-3rd supplement]/Adventures that you could share? I'm reading the directions for that project and I'm not really getting how it will turn out... Thanks -Trish This isn't the best pic, but we just did this project - Sylvia's holding it alo...
by Mommy22alyns
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Sp. Power) - Instructions are in MFW guides (and here)
Replies: 43
Views: 12741

Re: Spelling power - a new list each day or week?

It usually takes us 2 days to get through a list. I've done a whole list in one day if Rebecca isn't missing any words.