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by Mallorie
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 25010

Re: LOVING CtG!

LOL Our Sabbath feast was lasagne. :-)
We actually did have fish for the Rosh Hoshanna, because family took us out on Lake Michigan this summer and we caught a bunch of salmon, so we already had that in the freezer.

Oh...Vivaldi. Puts me in my happy place. :)
by Mallorie
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 25010

LOVING CtG!

We are just finishing up week 4 of CtG. I really, really like this program! It seems a lot of work, with the feasts and such, but they are magnificent! We have been so blessed by the celebrations (we did get slightly off track once due to a really busy week and poor scheduling on my part), but are o...
by Mallorie
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 9555

Re: Read alouds

I always cry during the read alouds. :-) My boys just start grinning and think I'm crazy. I even cry through some of the picture books! Sometimes I just have to hand the book to one of the boys and have them read the end because I'm crying so hard. We're just now getting into Tanglewood's Secret. S...
by Mallorie
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 9555

Re: Read alouds

Yep, blubbered through it this afternoon, even though I knew what was coming...the kids aren't used to that, so were taken a little by surprise. LOL We finished the book a week early, I couldn't wait and neither could the kids!

Really love this book.
by Mallorie
Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 9555

Read-Alouds - Blessed

Oh, good grief, they make me cry! Last year, Kingdom Tales, now, Tanglewoods Secret. We have been so blessed just by the choices of read alouds in this curriculum! They speak so vividly to my children's heart, too. How ever do you get through them without choking up? I had to read the rest first bef...
by Mallorie
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 53509

Re: Cardstock foldable timeline ?

I also thought i'd chime in with another idea for the timeline. I'd been contemplating this for a while, because we are really short on wall space, the way our house is set up. I needed something durable and cheap, but I didn't want it to look shabby, either. I ended up buying a black Elmers tri-fol...
by Mallorie
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 21902

Kingdom Tales and ECC

Just wanted to say, this is a highlight of ECC. We really, really enjoyed this book! :-)
by Mallorie
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 36395

Re: Help! Feeling Overwhemed

It makes me wonder, though. CTG is Bible history - the story of God's people. I don't mean to get preachy, but I wonder if it's just an attack on us to trip us up before a very important and impactful year. Once we got going in CTG, both my dd and I fell in love with it and the history truly came t...
by Mallorie
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lapbooking with MFW
Replies: 37
Views: 17071

Re: Lapbooks with CTG?

When I started hs'ing my dd a couple years ago, those exercise balls to sit and bounce on, as well as a mini-trampoline in the living room were awesome. She could bounce while I read. It drove me bonkers, but worked for her. :)
by Mallorie
Wed May 30, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Magazines - God's World News, More
Replies: 35
Views: 14001

Re: God's World News Magazine?

My kids all loved this magazine, too, and so did I (who usually avoids the news, too!). We've renewed and are getting it again.
by Mallorie
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 36395

Re: I'm in crisis mode...please talk me down

I think you would really benefit from listening to one of David Hazell's lectures. You can go to YouTube and search his name. Listen to his summary of homeschooling one. There are also some links out there that are just audio that would be great, perhaps someone can link you as I cannot find mine? I...
by Mallorie
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Prep - High school order placed, how to get ready
Replies: 21
Views: 7373

Re: High School Ancients

*raises hand* I do. :)

This has been really helpful, as I sit down to order AHL and CtG with trembling hands.
by Mallorie
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ECC book discussion, ideas, favorites
Replies: 41
Views: 17387

Re: Books for ECC

The Hundred Dresses
The Chocolate Pilot
Snow Treasure
My Side of the Mountain trilogy

Thinking.....
by Mallorie
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Adapting
Replies: 45
Views: 20599

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

My 2nd grader is tagging along with her brothers in 5th and 8th. Some things that "make" it for her are the book basket, there are a LOT of really good books for her to read in the book basket. For things like the Living World Encyclopedia, where the boys are to read, illustrate and summarize, I pri...
by Mallorie
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW workshops & audio CDs -- Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 27270

Re: I ordered a few of MFW CD's by David Hazell...so glad!

Ok, thanks to [the YouTube] link I am now considering myself a "schizophrenic homeschooler". LOL

J/K....I needed to hear what he had to say. I've been interrupted, but looking forward to listening to the rest of that seminar tonite. :D
by Mallorie
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW workshops & audio CDs -- Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 27270

Re: I ordered a few of MFW CD's by David Hazell...so glad!

Yeah, I didn't think linking would be appropriate, so I left those out. But I needed to say thanks~it was just the motivator I needed at this time, and to share with others who don't feel able to spend more money. Ok, not to mean that they aren't worth it, or that they are too expensive because they...
by Mallorie
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW workshops & audio CDs -- Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 27270

Re: I ordered a few of MFW CD's by David Hazell...so glad!

Thanks for sharing this. It prompted me to check youtube to see if he had anything there, as a sample, and he does. I think this is what I needed to renew my hs'ing momentum this year, and change my focus. I may end up ordering some cd's too.

Huge help, thanks again. :)
by Mallorie
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 12-13 Norway
Replies: 36
Views: 31088

Audio books

I wanted to throw out there that some of ECC's longer book basket books are really fun to do on audio book. We are in week 13, studying Norway. So last night we snuggled in and listened to the first 2 CD's of "Snow Treasure" while we all worked on knitting looms making scarves and what-nots. Even my...
by Mallorie
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 31609

Re: Need Advice Re: AHL

So, as of this morning, I am leaning heavily toward waiting for next year. I think I was having another "freak out" moment, wondering if i'm doing enough. The new hs'er anxiety still hits once in a while. ;) I will be looking for more things for him to dive into, outside of school time, and adding i...
by Mallorie
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 31609

Re: Need Advice Re: AHL

Thanks for the ideas. I will see what I can do to beef up some things, as well as call the office. I figured I would call and talk to them, just stopped here in case there were any glaring reasons not to consider moving ahead. He does do his country reports, reads Top story and is active in youth gr...
by Mallorie
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Prep for High School - Writing, grammar, more
Replies: 44
Views: 19788

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

First - to ease your mind a tiny bit about preparing him for high school. When I went to our hs convention in May, I attended the MFW high school workshop that Bret led. He said at that time that to be prepared to enter MFW AHL in 9th grade your student needs to know how to write a really good para...
by Mallorie
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 41248

Re: Weeks 5-6 Mexico

We've been extremely pressed for time these last couple of weeks, so I have modified some art projects. We have done paper mache in the past, so I didn't feel it was necessary to do a traditional pinata, but I did want to make them. So I took brown paper lunch sacks, fringed some construction paper,...
by Mallorie
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Independent work in ECC
Replies: 26
Views: 8385

Re: Tell me about ECC?

What about learning a skill that she could work on/hone while waiting for others, such as knitting or crochet, drawing, learning about electricity and wiring, needlepoint...the possibities are endless. If she's that much of a self-starter, i'd have her do her regular schoolwork, and then in between,...
by Mallorie
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 35186

Re: How do you keep up on school and house work??

The biggest help to me has been to gradually purge the things that I do not want or need. I've gotten rid of a lot of things, and I am intentional about not bringing more in. We also have a small house, so the more stuff I have in it, or cluttered it gets, the worse it looks. My husbands work philos...
by Mallorie
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Wall Map preservation / laminating / storage
Replies: 29
Views: 11180

Re: How big is the wall map that comes with ECC?

Thanks! You know, I think I like the idea of putting it on the kitchen table where we school, and then putting a heavy, clear tablecloth over it. Then I don't have to move it around or find the wall space (we live in a small house). The tri-fold board idea was neat, too, but there I have to find a p...