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by davimee
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the child
Replies: 39
Views: 17431

Re: My daughter wants to go to public school... :-(

First of all, thank you all so much for your support, encouragement and prayers! I am so thankful for this board, and the people here! I've spent a lot of time praying and thinking about this the past few days, and I've decided that homeschooling is definitely where God is leading our family. And I ...
by davimee
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - Meeting state requirements
Replies: 84
Views: 41605

Re: Personal hygiene for girls

Hi Julie, thank you for your reply! Yes, I think you described my daughter very well! She has days where she really doesn't seem to care how she looks or what people might think, and other days she wants to grow up and dresses in long skirts and does her best to look pretty. :) She's been wearing de...
by davimee
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 47244

Re: Early Elementary Avid Advanced Readers?

How about Henry and Ribsy? I think there are several Henry books by Beverly Cleary. Also a book about Ribsy, if he likes dogs.
by davimee
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - Meeting state requirements
Replies: 84
Views: 41605

Re: Personal hygiene for girls

Thank you all for your suggestions! Mike, I like your idea of having a chart. I guess I've resisted making a chart up to this point because I keep thinking she's a smart girl, she shouldn't need a chart. But then I got to thinking, sometimes I make myself a list of things I need to get done, as that...
by davimee
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 18780

Re: Taking days off? Shorter school week?

For us, this has been working great (for 4 years) - we're not behind, slightly ahead, I rarely have to push through burn out - we just get a break then. After about 2-3 days of a "break" I'm ready to get us back to work. -- That's just how it works well here. Hi Deb, thanks for sharing this! I real...
by davimee
Tue May 31, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW workshops & audio CDs -- Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 30871

Combining Classical Education, Charlotte Mason, and Unit Stu

Yesterday I listened to David Hazell's "Combining Classical Education, Charlotte Mason, and Unit Studies with a Christian Perspective." I really enjoyed listening to that, and now I think I like MFW even more! I can hardly wait to start! :) Before listening to this, I had pretty much decided to go w...
by davimee
Sun May 29, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Is ECC complete without it?
Replies: 27
Views: 15635

Re: Basic VS. Deluxe Package

Hi Tiffany, I don't believe our church has a library, but I have thought of asking our public library to order the Christian Heroes books. And we own a few other books in the basic package, so we could save between $40 and $50 by piecing it together. Even so, I'd really prefer buying the whole packa...
by davimee
Thu May 26, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Character - Training behavior, daydreams, silliness, more
Replies: 25
Views: 13578

Re: My ds makes obnoxious noises & complaints while working!

asheslawson wrote:I'm considering a complaint jar...I'll just have them drop money in a jar for every complaint....I could get rich off my kids!!!
Oh, wow! I LOVE this idea! I could label the jar "Mommy's Ipod Fund." :-)
by davimee
Mon May 23, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - Meeting state requirements
Replies: 84
Views: 41605

Re: I need playing outside/exercise suggestions for my 5yo D

Oh... how about "Go You Chicken Fat Go!"? I was talking with my Mom this morning (our weekly video chat via the lovely internet :) )and she reminded me of that song. She said they used to do it on rainy days when she was in school. I did a quick search for it and found it on youtube. It's just the a...
by davimee
Wed May 18, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Comparing ECC to other geography programs
Replies: 22
Views: 13724

Re: New here - ECC or CTG for upcoming 5th grader?

Hi! I'm in the same boat as you, we've used Sonlight for the past 5 years, and my daughter is going in to 5th grade this year. I also wondered if I should start her in ECC or CtG, with my biggest worry being that she wouldn't be able to finish the final year of the cycle before high school. We didn'...
by davimee
Sat May 07, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - ECC is ordered, how do I get ready?
Replies: 62
Views: 43540

Re: planning ahead... what to buy?

Hi Trish, Thank you for the suggestions of what to purchase for ECC. I've spent time this afternoon reading through your blog about your experience with ECC, and have really enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time to chronicle your adventure. :) Tiffany, thank you for the ideas and the link! I hadn't...
by davimee
Sun May 01, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 29167

What ages should I wait for to do ECC

1. What ages should I wait for to do ECC. My oldest is sensitive to those in books who are intent on harming others; which I realize can show up in missionary stories. They are currently in K & 1st (next year 2nd & 1st). Do you think 1 1/2 years from now they could enjoy it for 3rd and 2nd, with a ...
by davimee
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 115
Views: 49394

Re: Do you use any planner software along with MFW?

HST sounds better to me though because, if I understand correctly, if you miss a lesson, HST can move it forward for you to the next day. I had to manually keep up with this sort of thing using the Excel program. We have HST+, and changing a lesson is just a matter of right clicking the lesson you ...
by davimee
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to living books/Charlotte Mason curriculum?
Replies: 36
Views: 18643

Re: ? about Charlotte Mason & LA

Crystal, Thank you for the links and information! It's starting to make more sense to me now. :) I guess I never really thought much about any theories or my philosophy on teaching... I just want to teach my kids at home. But it makes sense to think about why I want to teach them, and what I believe...