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by Yodergoat
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Why Does MFW have an International Focus?
Replies: 3
Views: 5609

Re: Why Does MFW have an International Focus?

It was MFW's international focus that cemented our decision to use MFW when we were exploring curriculum choices before Kindergarten. Specifically, it was the magazine description of Exploring Countries and Cultures which caught my attention. I recall reading the description to my husband and tellin...
by Yodergoat
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Check-In Time
Replies: 7
Views: 6562

Re: Check-In Time

We began in August and today was our 23rd day of school (a few of which were field trips or co-op days). We're using Rome to the Reformation for 5th grade. It is going very smoothly thus far and has been a pleasant beginning! It helps that this is a time period which interests the whole family. One ...
by Yodergoat
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 13429

Re: ROAD TRIP- need suggestions

We also enjoy the Brinkman Adventures for road trips! Focus on the Family has some really well-made audio adventures that could be considered educational. We have Amazing Grace: The Inspirational Stories of William Wilberforce, John Newton and Olaudah Equiano (heavier listening, better for older lis...
by Yodergoat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 3rd grade - Adventures with an academically advanced student
Replies: 20
Views: 11820

Re: ADV for advanced 9yo 3rd grader?

I have an only daughter and she has been through both ADV and ECC. She did ADV for second grade at age 7/8 and ECC for third grade at age 8/9. She was not particularly advanced (except perhaps in language arts and in reading/listening comprehension), but bright and eager to learn. She also had great...
by Yodergoat
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Minutes with Marie - Trust Him
Replies: 3
Views: 2677

Re: Minutes with Marie - Trust Him

Thank you for posting this Marie. I needed to hear this truth.
by Yodergoat
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * CTG Experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 6277

Started CTG with 4th grader!

Hello all! After putting it off for as long as I could, we began school on Saturday. It worked out well for us because I wanted to do our "Sabbath meal" on the evening of the first day, and we used Sunday as our Sabbath rest day. School went beautifully. My husband bathed us both in prayer and encou...
by Yodergoat
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: LLFT - Describe Language Lessons for Today
Replies: 23
Views: 8783

Re: Announcing -- Language Lessons for Today Grade 4

I just received the new Language Lessons for Today Grade 4 and have looked through it... love it! It is absolutely beautiful and has such rich content. I am really looking forward to using it when we resume school. Thanks, MFW, for always improving and for making it easier to answer our calling as h...
by Yodergoat
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Any creative ideas??
Replies: 36
Views: 17646

Re: Something more than just drawings?

One thing we did was to buy cheap (25 cents) illustrated Bible storybooks from the library book store, yard sales, etc. We cut out the people or items she wanted to use, then added other elements around it in different media. We used pictures from other sources too... my favorite was a photo of a re...
by Yodergoat
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * CTG Experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 6277

CTG Box Day happiness!

We just got our CTG box yesterday! We'll be using it for fourth grade with our only child who has used MFW since Kindergarten. My husband, daughter and I gathered round and slowly opened it, with exclamations of interest and delight as we pulled forth each item. In the CTG set were books which appea...
by Yodergoat
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Has anyone attended a Vision Weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 6409

Re: Vision weekend

Unfortunately for us, we were not able to make it due to several inches of ice and snow. About half of the 6+ hour drive from our home would have been through areas that received similar amounts, and we do not have a vehicle well-suited to this sort of driving. I had to call MFW this morning and can...
by Yodergoat
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 30025

New to Homeschooling and MFW

Since I am new to all of this, is there anything you have learned that you think I should know? When we start our first year, my children will be in 8th, 6th, and 3rd grades as well as a 3 year old and a 1 year old. I am excited and nervous at the same time. It will be a big change for us but I bel...
by Yodergoat
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 18-20 Kenya
Replies: 58
Views: 31511

February in Africa

We are still in Africa in ECC... it is such a rich continent that we have not been able to leave it! I know that means I will have to cut back somewhere else, but we are enjoying Africa so much and there are so many people groups to learn about and pray for that we are just now close to leaving. I s...
by Yodergoat
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 18-20 Kenya
Replies: 58
Views: 31511

Hunger object lesson for Africa ECC

As we are studying Africa in ECC with our daughter, we had been reading about Ugandan orphans and the hunger they sometimes face. My husband and I decided to help this hit home (in a very small way) by serving a meal which those orphans might eat. All I served was posho, the cornmeal based staple fo...
by Yodergoat
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: MFW-K and state requirements for social studies, days,
Replies: 16
Views: 4861

New to Homeschool and need help

My daughter started her kindergarten year in public school and right after Christmas my husband and I decided to pull her out and start homeschool. I ordered a basic curriculum since she was in school for the first half of the year. I'm doing 2-3 units a week trying to figure out where she is at in...
by Yodergoat
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Tests - Does MFW include this? Do you add tests or review?
Replies: 26
Views: 11265

Newbie Considering MFW

How will I know that they are actually learning -- are there exams or tests that they will be required to take and pass in order to move on to the next level? You will be able to know how well they are learning because you will see them advancing and grasping new concepts, seeing the areas where th...
by Yodergoat
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Lessons beyond the books, faith connections
Replies: 45
Views: 13273

Re: Share About Your January

I had a hard time getting back into the groove after Christmas break, but there is something about the unit study style of ECC that helped to draw me back into schooling... there were new countries to study! New books to read! New meals to plan! We came back into it strong and have really enjoyed ou...
by Yodergoat
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Marie Hazell describes MFW Language Arts choices - Updated
Replies: 3
Views: 8896

Re: MFW Language Arts for 2015

We have really enjoyed using LLFT for third grade and I am so excited that we will have this for fourth!

Thank you!
by Yodergoat
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 29821

OT: update on co-op book study

Back in the fall, I asked for advice on what book to use for a twice-monthly co-op class book study. I did end up going with Little House in the Big Woods , and I wanted to give an update on how it is progressing. I am quite possibly having more fun with this class than ANY I have ever taught in our...
by Yodergoat
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Readiness - Adventures after 1st or wait?
Replies: 12
Views: 2831

Re: Happy!

Thanks for sharing this encouraging update! What great news to hear that you are settled and happy!
by Yodergoat
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 56420

Brazil for ECC

I began by having my daughter "fly" into Brazil. I stamped her passport, then a Brazilian guide (that was me of course, with a ridiculous accent) took her on a lengthy hike into "the rain forest." I carried some of our books along. The "rain forest" was actually just a little spot in the woods near ...
by Yodergoat
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 18698

Re: Adventures OR ECC (2nd & 3rd graders)

Welcome! I would also suggest beginning with Adventures, for many of the same reasons that Poohbee listed. But also, Adventures may be the better choice for your transition into home teaching (assuming you are also new to homeschooling). The Adventures teaching manual is written specifically for the...
by Yodergoat
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 34707

ECC Canada highlights

We didn't have as much of a "grand entrance" into Canada as we'd had for Mexico, but it was still fun. We "flew" straight from Mexico into Canada. On the plane ride, Gail received a box of Maple Leaf Crème cookies, one of her favorites. That was what made the "trip" memorable for her! ;) IMG_1285.JP...
by Yodergoat
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 21413

Re: Adventures State Sheet question

We thought it was really interesting to learn each state's motto! It led to some good discussion at times.
by Yodergoat
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 40802

Re: New to MFW...and to homeschooling!

Welcome! I understand your excitement because I felt the same way when we were first starting with MFW Kindergarten. Our daughter is now in third grade and using ECC. That first year was AMAZING, and I was just using the first edition which was not as streamlined as the newer edition (or so I hear)....
by Yodergoat
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: * RTR is absolutely wonderful!
Replies: 25
Views: 13684

Re: Beautiful Bible discussion this morning

Thanks for sharing that! I love it when God orchestrates things like this to come together and let us apply the verses we are learning. We have gotten tired of calling things like that "coincidences" (because they don't just happen) and so now we call them God-cidences! :)