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by far above rubies
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting MFW in the middle of RTR?
Replies: 43
Views: 14600

Re: Thinking of returning to MFW during the crazy year

No, we ended up reading through SOTW 1 and my oldest completed the entire year of HOD's CtG, so we're definitely ready to move on. :)
by far above rubies
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting MFW in the middle of RTR?
Replies: 43
Views: 14600

Re: Thinking of returning to MFW during the crazy year

You could go ahead and get RTR for the structure of the TM, start in the middle somewhere, and still hit your goal of finishing early this year before baby comes! And this is EXACTLY what I was considering, if I do move forward! If wondered how well that would work. But yes, I wouldn't want to repe...
by far above rubies
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting MFW in the middle of RTR?
Replies: 43
Views: 14600

Re: Thinking of returning to MFW during the crazy year

Haha, I think you're right. ;) I really miss the structure and the family togetherness of MFW. But I do know that shelving it last year was an excellent move and helped my son quite a bit. I think I'm just ready to jump back in but in reality, could set myself up for stress. With our current plan, i...
by far above rubies
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 19772

Re: How do you store your student sheets?

Both great ideas!!! Already having them in the binder sounds great. :)
by far above rubies
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 35673

Starting ECC and K?

I started looking at MFW last winter, put it aside, and here I am back to considering it for this year. I like how MFW brings all the children together and especially having the bible included. I have 3 boys (12, 10 and 5) and a girl (2). I usually end up putting my own resources together, which ke...
by far above rubies
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 13937

Re: I need someone to smack me, please?

Thanks! Yes, you're right! I can get caught up in details and stuff, but in reality, they're always learning. :) We didn't do any worksheets this week--just read from book basket and they were still able to tell me about Antarctica. LOL And as for my Ker, we picked up a collection of BOB Books and s...
by far above rubies
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 3rd grade - Need to beef up Adventures or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Re: Skip adventures or not?

I'm also gonna say to do ADV. We did ADV when my oldest was in 3rd and it was such a great year. :) So much fun and we learned so much. In fact, if I have more children and there's a big gap in ages, in which my I didn't have anyone in 4th-8th grade, I'd do ADV again in a heartbeat. ;) BTW, we did H...
by far above rubies
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Can we do MFW without it?
Replies: 36
Views: 11977

Re: MFW without the book basket?

I rarely look at the books in the TM. I just do a search by topic now and find lots of cool, appropriate books, DVDs, and CD's. I've know a couple of local Mamas who checked out the TM, found the books with the asterisk and then did a search on half.com or paperback swap and had great success. Good ...
by far above rubies
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets, Stickers, Passports - For little ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 9021

Re: ECC: Students sheets needed for younger to play geog gam

We started off with everyone having a board for the geo game, but by the end of the year, I have them share a board. I think it states in the manual that you can have up to 3 players per board. There is one in the teacher's packet, so that's useful, too. :) As for the Complete Book of Animals, my 4t...
by far above rubies
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 13937

Re: I need someone to smack me, please?

I really am feeling so much better right now. Just for kicks and giggles, I gave my children a little end-of-year test for math and they both passed. So, that helped--even if we didn't finish out the materials (which we will), they're fine. :) Next month is the convention and I'm really looking forw...
by far above rubies
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 13937

Re: I need someone to smack me, please?

Ya know, Carin, I felt the same way this morning. I think I needed some sleep. This is also just a busy time of year for my husband and his company. I handle the HR stuff, so it was time for payroll reporting and such. This morning I just feel rested and ready to move forward. I think we're just goi...
by far above rubies
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 13937

Re: I need someone to smack me, please?

I know a girl who does 3 weeks on, 1 week off. She starts her school year as usual, but after 3 weeks, takes off a week. Or some take 6 weeks on and then 2 weeks off and it's a total of 6, 6 week sessions, which is still a total of 36 weeks. Somehow it works out. :)
by far above rubies
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 13937

Re: I need someone to smack me, please?

Carin, I was wondering the same thing. I try to push through this spring break time knowing that we only have a few weeks left. Maybe we should just take a break. I am really looking forward to this year's convention. LOL, I appreciate your honesty. :) I think I'm just flat out tired. And I'm sure t...
by far above rubies
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I challenge a child who's advanced in math?
Replies: 54
Views: 14473

1st grade math

I am extremely impressed with the 1st grade math. As in K, in the beginning I was skeptical of the Math, even though this is my 2nd time through K! It wasn't until I listened to the CD Workshop that I got it. And as for 1st grade math? Oh WOW! I've heard so many folks ask if it was enough, and all I...
by far above rubies
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Praise Reports about how God has used MFW-K in our family
Replies: 21
Views: 10694

How has MFWK helped in character training?

I'm just wanting to hear experiences about how MFWK has helped in training your child's heart toward obedience and reverence toward God. I'm especially interested in hearing how has the program been helpful in creating godly character. I know MFWK is a starting point in helping to create a relation...
by far above rubies
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K & ADV - or should we all just do ADV?
Replies: 27
Views: 12478

Re: What would you choose?

I've used K twice--the first time with my oldest and now with ECC. When we did ADV last year, my then K4er did very well tagging along with her older siblings. I understand what you mean about using what you already have vs. buying something new. I've used MFW and another curriculum together and it ...
by far above rubies
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Properties of Ecosystems (POE), helps
Replies: 36
Views: 17301

Re: ECC Science ?

Pretty much ditto the others. :) And remember that your 3rd grader will repeat it again, if you stick with the cycle. :) There's so much material. Believe me, you very well may be skeptical. I was! It wasn't until recently (and we're in week 26) that I can look back and see all the richness. I wish ...
by far above rubies
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Will MFW be flexible enough? Bunnytrails ok?
Replies: 23
Views: 10533

Re: I Keep Coming Back Here So Why Can't I ...?

LOTS of flexibility. :) And I have five children, including two with special needs. Plus I run the HR dept. for my hubby's company, and my home, and teach my children. :)

I'm one in which we started with MFW, jumped over to textbooks, but found our way back and stayed. :)
by far above rubies
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Advice when kids hit a plateau in learning to read
Replies: 27
Views: 18466

Re: 1st just isn't working for us :( need advise

My son has Asperger's and is dysgraphic, so reading/language is incredibly frustrating and difficult for him. He has a very willing heart, though, and really does his best. :) As for being worried about anyone seeing your little one differently, remember that these folks DO learn differently. There'...
by far above rubies
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 12549

Re: Really Worried.

I have a child who is on the autism spectrum and is dysgraphic. Yes, I have to sit right next to him during lessons, and we do set a timer. He can get so bogged down with the details that it'd take him forever. So for him, he may have "homework." It doesn't happen a lot, but some days he just needs ...
by far above rubies
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Describe and explain
Replies: 37
Views: 18099

Re: Do you "schedule" book basket?

I put all of the books into a box and we have a "reading room" with bean bags and such. :) After we've finished Bible, L.A., Math, and Geography, the children go to "book basket" while I do K with the 6 year old. Once we're done with K (or they've had at least 20 minutes), I call them back and we do...
by far above rubies
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Adapting
Replies: 45
Views: 18373

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

I have a 4th grader in ECC and a 2nd grader who is "tagging along." He has Dysgraphia and Asperger's, and the written word is incredibly difficult for him. We approach things differently for him than we do our 4th grader. After reading, I just have him tell me two or three things about what he learn...
by far above rubies
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Does MFW promote a thirst for Christ?
Replies: 39
Views: 44351

When the curriculum becomes more than a curriculum

My husband and I were talking about our experience with MFW and it dawned on us he major difference between MFW and the other things we've used in the past. We started out with MFW, went back to text books for a couple of years, and then returned to MFW and have stayed ever since. While the other th...
by far above rubies
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 21-22 Saudi Arabia
Replies: 30
Views: 18977

Re: Weeks 21-22 Saudi Arabia

For the science experiment, we had a difficult time finding a store that had house plants in stock in the middle of January. It took some calling around but we finally found a couple at a Home Depot. We also decided to rent Hidalgo just for something entertaining to showed us a bit of the Arabian de...