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by abrightmom
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW WHL for son -ADHD, Learning disability
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

MFW WHL for son -ADHD, Learning disability

I need some feedback on using MFW High school with a student with life and learning challenges. 😀 DS15 will be a sophomore this fall. He went to a private school for 9th grade and had a mix of success and failure in the system. He has ADHD-Inattentive which profoundly affects him in all domains of l...
by abrightmom
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Writing with Skill - Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 9976

Re: 8th grade ?s: Apologia Physical, WWS 1 and RTR

Thanks so much. These instructions are a big help.
by abrightmom
Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 8685

Re: I think I made a mistake...Help!

As far as history-centric, I'd say MFW is God-centric, and history is the vehicle through which God's hand in our lives is shared with our children. I'd also say that MFW uses a unit study method, where some of the skills are seamlessly meshed with learning and you might not see them right away (na...
by abrightmom
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 8685

Re: I think I made a mistake...Help!

Tiffany,

I agree with gratitude .....

You sound like you want to hit the Panic button and I REALLY grasp how you are feeling. But, the Reset button is usually the wiser course. Staying with a steady 3 R's progression and making sure YOU are on top of the pile at home will help you in the long run.
by abrightmom
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Minutes with Marie - Trust Him
Replies: 3
Views: 3167

Re: Minutes with Marie - Trust Him

Thank-you Marie. The treasures you share both on the forum here and within the MFW guides are wonderful. I feel like you are my friend walking me through my homeschooling days with these kiddos. Thanks for taking the time to share with us both in the guides and in the present day on the MFW forum. :...
by abrightmom
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - How often? Several kids?
Replies: 11
Views: 5711

Re: How do you handle narration with multiple ages?

I don't believe it is necessary for every child to narrate after each reading. :-) If I were in your situation with my current group of kids I'd allow my oldest to work independently on history and science if he wanted or needed to. He could read, follow up with the note booking pages and then follo...
by abrightmom
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Parents - Books, Support, Self-Cares
Replies: 30
Views: 9111

Share Your Hopes and Plans for the Year

Let’s share our hopes and plans for this school year. Blessings, Marie Why are you homeschooling, and what do you hope will happen this year? **Well, we are homeschooling because we want our children to be educated in a godly, Christ centered environment. We'd like the messages they hear in their s...
by abrightmom
Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Notebook Pages
Replies: 16
Views: 7721

Re: Writing summaries/narrations with varied ages/levels

Julie, For years I've gleaned from your "older and wiser woman" wisdom grounded in God's Word. Thanks for being faithful .... The ideas you've thrown out make sense. 1. Write 1-2 facts from each day's reading. Pull it together at week's end. 2. Group review on white board. **We did this and it ended...
by abrightmom
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Writing - Assignments & modifications for younger students?
Replies: 6
Views: 4748

Re: Student sheets for youngers

Would these archived threads help? I've been researching on the topics of writing summaries and narration work this week. http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3208 http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4548 http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8283 I have an 8.5 year old...
by abrightmom
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other in-depth Christian unit studies?
Replies: 21
Views: 13178

Re: Anyone BTDT..tried Classical Conversations but miss MFW?

Hi Cindy, Wow, your story is similar to mine (I have 4 kids and we opted not to do Essentials). :) We did use MFW for K, 1st and Adventures and then poked around with "other" curriculum for awhile. I lost my bearings in our homeschool and felt "out of control". Last school year we decided to try CC ...
by abrightmom
Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Making and storing cards OR notebook pages
Replies: 25
Views: 10298

Re: EFTRU - 3x5 versus 4x6 cards and boxes

Lori, Thanks for suggesting the note booking pages as I think they're pretty flexible and we can make a tab in their binder for them. I have the EFTRU flashcards and we can use those for review games together. :-)
by abrightmom
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: God & the History of Art - Starting in RTR? Later? Sibling?
Replies: 9
Views: 7391

Re: RTR is here! God & the History of Art - what do I order?

Oh Melissa, thanks for sharing that. :-)

Thanks ladies. I like Julie's Option 2. :-)
by abrightmom
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 35688

Re: OT: Books for Advanced 10 yo Boy

My boys (ages 10 and 11) have enjoyed Jenny Cote's series. The first two books are Max and Liz. The series continues with a new name: the Epic Order of the Seven. We are eagerly awaiting the publishing of her next book in the series. We absolutely devoured the Viking Quest series. Excellent and high...
by abrightmom
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 37504

Re: Please vote!! 3 out of 5 of the 5 year cycle ….

Donna, You have provided some fantastic ideas … I didn't know that Marie integrates a strong Biblical worldview in and around the difficult events of the Modern era. MFW has so many gems written into the programs. This is something I loved about it in the past. I would tell my husband that while I *...
by abrightmom
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 37504

Re: Please vote!! 3 out of 5 of the 5 year cycle ….

Thanks ladies. Your thoughtful responses do shed light on the decision. My kids are drawn to ECC while I am drawn to RTR. DH votes for RTR. :-) I'm working on the kids …. LOL. If there is great enthusiasm for ECC I'm going to stick with it unless the Huz feels strongly about RTR (and I don't think h...
by abrightmom
Thu May 08, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - Handling delicate topics Bible, Science, Art
Replies: 34
Views: 10366

Nudity in art books

It's pretty much a given that if you get an art book, there will probably be some nudity in it. For those who want to cover things up - what is the best way to do so? Sharpie marker would forever change the picture. Sticky paper could be removed by curious children. Are there other options? I have ...
by abrightmom
Tue May 06, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 21868

Re: Spelling Power for Dummies

Trish, THANK-you! Now, I understand it. :-) Why aren't you using it now? Natural spellers? Did you find the method effective? I HONESTLY wonder how effective spelling programs are because I *think* that some kiddos just learn to spell as they read, write, use words, make corrections, etc. I may take...
by abrightmom
Sun May 04, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 21868

Re: Spelling Power questions

Vicki, Thanks for replying! Sounds like Spelling Power is a "to the point" program and quite doable with 2+ students. I have more questions ... The squeaky wheel gets the grease, right?!?! :-) Is it possible to summarize how it works or to list the steps taken in a week? Is it truly personalized and...
by abrightmom
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long is your day in CTG?
Replies: 24
Views: 8096

Re: Daily Time for Creation to the Greeks

Good point. :) After carefully evaluating the TOC in CtG it looks like we are jumping in at RTR. If all goes well we will cycle back to ECC and CtG with the rest of the crew in the coming years. I am going to pretend we have done everything "right" and just pick up wth where we would be if we had st...
by abrightmom
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long is your day in CTG?
Replies: 24
Views: 8096

Re: Daily Time for Creation to the Greeks

Thanks for the times. If I'm reading this correctly it sounds like a daily block of 90 minutes 4x a week is sufficient. =) This helps!!
by abrightmom
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Properties of Ecosystems (POE), helps
Replies: 36
Views: 18625

Re: ECC Science - projects and POE

Ladies, Busy weekend and only a teensy bit of forum time. :-) I just checked in and what a blessing to read your responses. Crystal, what a GREAT thread with wise words from Julie. I re-read and was challenged and blessed all.over.again. WHAT A YEAR! That was RIGHT before we found out Dad was dying ...
by abrightmom
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Properties of Ecosystems (POE), helps
Replies: 36
Views: 18625

Re: ECC Science - projects and POE

Hope that isn't too many links. Always a decision -- too many links vs. a LONG an explanation :) I like links Julie. Thanks! And to all of you who have contributed to this thread, thank-you. My pros/cons list for ECC has developed nicely over the past couple of days and the Lord is at work here! So...
by abrightmom
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Notebook Pages
Replies: 16
Views: 7721

RTR History

Compared to what I'm use to, RTR History is a bit more open-ended in the activity or summarizing than I thought. Which is okay, I guess, sky is the limit. But I'm not used to this. I'm used to a lot more. More doesn't necessarily better or good, but I am looking for a tiny bit more activity/journal...
by abrightmom
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Independence - How does MFW foster this?
Replies: 10
Views: 4057

Re: Bought CTG and having 2nd thoughts...a few ??s

Melissa B., THANKS for sharing! Good idea about reading aloud and taking turns with it. We call it Popcorn Reading (someone else's idea that we adopted). Crystal, You have been a TREMENDOUS help to so many thru the years. You consistently go the extra mile. Trish, Wow! THANKS for fleshing this out f...
by abrightmom
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Independence - How does MFW foster this?
Replies: 10
Views: 4057

Re: Bought CTG and having 2nd thoughts...a few ??s

Crystal,

Your second post REALLY helped! And thanks for sharing the FAQ blurb. I am going to ponder this today as I continue reading the CtG guide.