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by Lisa M
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: High School -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 12
Views: 15033

Re: High School -- Share Your Experiences

It’s taken me two years to get back here to write about my experience with My Father’s World Curriculum. I hope this encourages you. We didn’t do every single lesson of every single MFW curriculum item. Some years we ended 4-6 weeks shy of the whole year! And partially because I didn’t discover MFW ...
by Lisa M
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC Research - Worldbook, Reference books, Library
Replies: 9
Views: 5155

Using Public Library Website for ECC Country Reports

I found that we can access most of what we'll need for country reports through our library website, under a kids section called "Culture Grams". This will allow her to search that site without accessing google or yahoo.
by Lisa M
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Testing - CLEP Discussions
Replies: 8
Views: 10375

Yea! Western Civ II CLEP - earned 3 credits!

In the discussion about dual credit, just sharing our experience. My son is 16, a Sophomore, doing Year 2 MFW High School. After completing Videotext Complete Algebra last fall, we then registered for ALEKS College Algebra, an ACE approved class. He spent a few weeks in that program, reach his 70% a...
by Lisa M
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 111297

Epcot World Showcase Disney World Recipes

A few years ago, my family received the gift of a trip to Disneyworld. We were just discussing some of the foods we ate at Epcot Center World Showcase and I thought I'd check online for a recipe. I found it! And an entire list of authentic recipes from around the world that are served there! Thought...
by Lisa M
Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Have MFW students gone on to college?
Replies: 26
Views: 13401

MFW and Ready for College - YES!

I wanted to take a minute and share my observations about the entire MFW curriculum, because so many of you have been faithful to share your insights with me over the years. I have a 17 year old daughter, who is now a "Junior" by school standards. She has never been my academic one - easily distract...
by Lisa M
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing homeschool vs. dual credit college courses
Replies: 35
Views: 12503

Re: Doing Running Start/College classes for last 2 years of

Homeschooling until 40...I love it! :-) :-) :-) It is so funny, though, that the letting go process is part of what is so hard about this. How much is "enough" and how much more will we remember that we forgot to teach them? And do they really have all the Bible knowledge they need in order to go ou...
by Lisa M
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing homeschool vs. dual credit college courses
Replies: 35
Views: 12503

Re: Doing Running Start/College classes for last 2 years of

This is a good discussion... glad we're having it. I was tired at the computer last night, so I finally slowed down this morning and read every word of the posts with a fresh brain. Wendy, Wow. 15!? That is really young to be hitting the college scene. Your comments and insight are greatly appreciat...
by Lisa M
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing homeschool vs. dual credit college courses
Replies: 35
Views: 12503

Re: Doing Running Start/College classes for last 2 years of

Interesting insights on all accounts! This is great input:-) And I need to update my signature - the kids are now grades 10, 8, 6, and 4. I should explain our situation a little better. We are very active in our local school with sports, and taking classes like art and shop. We personally know and a...
by Lisa M
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 16554

Foreign Language Choice?

I was all set to order French for our first foreign language choice. I had four years of it, my husband had two, our church does a lot of mission trips to Haiti (which I am interested in us eventually joining when our children become older), etc. Well my ds 7 announced a strong desire to learn Span...
by Lisa M
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL Discussions - Literature, Analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 7396

Re: Q re HS World Literature selections

My daughter will be doing this program next year, so I do have the TM. It does not appear that these two books are studied "in depth" as a Progeny Press guide would do. The student is given two weeks to read each book, and has a brief writing assignment based on each. We can always "overthink" a cur...
by Lisa M
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: CTG/RTR - Experience with 7th-8th grader? (author response)
Replies: 17
Views: 10175

Re: Rome to Reformation 8th grade

We will also be in RtR with an 8th grade boy. I will be doing MFW with him, except he will be in Apologia Physical Science instead of the MFW science. However, in the spring, I will have him do astronomy with us as well, because he is interested in it and he will not be taking a High School astronom...
by Lisa M
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 14035

Re: Occupying Preschoolers, Toddlers, & Babies?

It seems like forever ago, but really it was only 6-8 years ago that I had really little ones. So here's a few quick ideas that I used off and on: I had a general "schedule" for babies and toddlers that included quiet time - as much as 1 hour twice a day. I would schedule school time around this (ki...
by Lisa M
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 34429

Re: set to use something else, now thinking about MFW

I have a friend who compared SL and MFW, and chose SL last fall because she wanted lots of options to create her day. A few weeks ago she told me she is bagging SL because there is TOO much to do and she feels pressured to do it all. MFW is streamlined, keeps to the basics, and gives you some warnin...
by Lisa M
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 6 & 7
Replies: 13
Views: 13882

Error in some editions - R to R and week 7: letter scheduled

I am preparing for fall and we will be in R to R. I have the new edition. In the preparation section it lists that, beginning week 7, there will be a letter scheduled on Fridays. But it isn't in the weekly lessons plans/grid or notes. Should we be doing a letter, but it didn't get written in the pla...
by Lisa M
Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 35320

Re: Newbie of Homeschooling Question and Introduction

Congratulations on the beginning of your homeschool journey! 1) Books- Some of my favorites: Things We Wish We'd Known; Charlotte Mason Companion; For The Children's Sake; and for help in developing your homeschool priorities and vision - Hazel's CD on Classical Education in the 21st century 2) To o...
by Lisa M
Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Independent work in ECC
Replies: 26
Views: 8179

Re: To Those Who Have Gone Before Me...Daily Schedule Help!

You touched on several questions in your post - how do you teach several levels, what do you do with those that aren't working with mom, ideas for schedule, and how do you encourage independent work. I've certainly wrestled with all of these in the past! And it does seem to come down to the one ques...
by Lisa M
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - What if your "walking encyclopedia" wants more?
Replies: 34
Views: 15710

Re: Am I making this a bigger issue than it is?

I am a HUGE over-thinker! I totally understand your predicament! As one who can now look back at "if I could do it again", I recommend to just go with MFW science. They will serve you well. Look at the big picture of your educational years and you will see that there is much structure coming up. In ...
by Lisa M
Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Prep for High School - Writing, grammar, more
Replies: 44
Views: 18201

Re: Grammar & Writing for High School

We are finishing AHL right now and have been pleased with the writing component. Because we have done little to no "formal" grammar, I added Daily Grams 9 (takes 5 minutes). This year's focus was on argumentative paper writing. Early in my schooling years, I learned to separate composition from writ...
by Lisa M
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14769

Re: Our 2nd grader is struggling with reading

Let me share an encouraging story from my life - I have a very bright 3rd child. She didn't learn the 26 basic letter sounds (using another program) until January of her first grade year. She didn't blend her first word for a few weeks after that. I was really concerned, but even my elementary teach...
by Lisa M
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 21743

I already own many of the books

I was planning on ordering R to R, but I own 9 of the books in the basic package and 3 of the books from the deluxe pkg. I just have to share...the main reason I chose My Father's World is because, the first time I received their catalog, I already had over half of the books they showed on the cove...
by Lisa M
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Have MFW students gone on to college?
Replies: 26
Views: 13401

MFW High School Year 1 is definitely college prep!

Just thought I would share for anybody considering MFW for the first year of High School. My daughter is the least "academic" of my three children. She struggles a bit with understanding math, but is an avid reader and good writer. She was also my least motivated worker, procrastinating work wheneve...
by Lisa M
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Foreign Language Enrichment
Replies: 6
Views: 2820

Spanish supplemental material

I have been a slacker in finding supplemental resources for my children who are doing Rosetta Stone. I have my 10yo in Level 1, and my 13 and 15 yos are in Level 2. We have checked our DVD's for Spanish but only have one. So I went to my library website to see about ordering some Spanish materials. ...
by Lisa M
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Quantity expectations 1st-6th
Replies: 39
Views: 10882

Writing - Quantity expectations 1st-6th

Those of you who have been on this board for a while have read posts from me in the past about the struggles I have had in teaching my oldest writing skills. We are continuing to struggle this year, and I have found myself really thinking and praying about how to proceed. What would be extremely he...
by Lisa M
Tue May 26, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things - Experience with different ages & aptitudes?
Replies: 25
Views: 9707

Using Art

Just to share a thought with those who are considering NOT doing a structured art program because their kids don't enjoy it: Even though I have one child (my son) who insists he "isn't an art person", he accepts that learning the basics of drawing, color, and using different mediums, is simply an ed...
by Lisa M
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do I need to start Singapore?
Replies: 8
Views: 5625

Re: Reuse workbooks?

For me, my time is worth a certain amount. If something very expensive is going to cost me a little time, I may save on the purchase. If something very inexpensive is going to save me time, I often choose it. The workbooks are $17.00 a year, and that is about an hour and a half of my time. I also ha...