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by gorillamama
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 18-20 Kenya
Replies: 58
Views: 44827

Re: Hunger object lesson for Africa ECC

I think this was a wonderful "object" lesson. We have a heart for Uganda here and sponsor 2 boys,Kenneth and Peter, through Holt.
by gorillamama
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 20771

Re: singapore 6B help (again!)

Julie - I Love You! Thank you (again!) - Crystal
by gorillamama
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 20771

Re: singapore math 6A-help with problems

Sarah- thanks for the encouragement and help (Kaleb, thank you as well!!!) Julie- we just had time this afternoon to look at that area problem and with your insight (and that little birdie's!) we were able to get the answer! (all the while kicking ourselves for not seeing this before!) Thanks, again...
by gorillamama
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 20771

Re: singapore math 6A-help with problems

you guys are just awesome! Thanks to Sarah (and son!) for numbers 22 and 37 Not sure how much work it would be to type out the problems, but there are a few of us who might be up to the challenge but don't have the textbook (for instance, I have the 6a workbook but didn't hang on to the textbook :) ...
by gorillamama
Sun May 20, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Subs - Suggestions if we've already read some ECC books
Replies: 15
Views: 11852

Biography substitutions in ECC

Hello! I've just orderd ECC and have a quick question about the biography readings...we just read Gladys Aylward and George Mueller earlier this year. Does anyone have any suggestions for substitutions of other Heros of the Faith bios for those readings? Thanks and I'm so excited to begin our journ...
by gorillamama
Tue May 01, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 23421

Re: you need to read this and be encouraged!!!!!

I read this and I am encouraged!!!

We are switching over "fully" this year. After completing ECC and doing our "own" math and language arts, next year it will be CTG, Singapore Math, PLL/ILL, etc. Looking forward to it and glad you posted!

Crystal (gorillamama)
by gorillamama
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 6th grade math - Singapore? Saxon?
Replies: 31
Views: 17843

Re: Singapore Math "Schedule" for 6th grader in 3A ?

Thank you crystal, Julie, and Dena! I am going to call office right now! :-) Crystal (gorillamama) Follow-up: Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:57 pm by gorillamama I posted recently about placement tests with my 6th grader at 3a and felt like, "o.k. how on earth do we cram in 3a/b, 4a/b, and 5a/b for the 6...
by gorillamama
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 39367

Re: Please help with curriculum confusion!

Hello Christina, I can try to help you a little, although I'm not the most qualified person to do so...But I think MFW is a great choice and would love for you to give it a try so here goes... Next year, your 3rd grader would do Exploring Countries and Cultures (ECC). Your kindergartner would theore...
by gorillamama
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets, Stickers, Passports - For little ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 13002

ECC: Students sheets needed for younger to play geog gam

:-) Does my (almost) 6 year old need a set of student sheets to participate in geography game? Will a rising 4th grader (10 in the fall) use Complete Book of Animals? I think not but it's hard to tell from samples. Hello Katrina! My six year old (1st grader) used the geography game set that came wi...
by gorillamama
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - Can MFW work if we LIKE/learn by reading??
Replies: 21
Views: 12820

Not doing the experiments

We just completed our 11th week of ECC (still loving it), except the science experiments. I guess I'm just wondering if someone can give me permission to say "It's OK!" We find reading the books very interesting and if there's a worksheet that goes with it, it's super, but as for the other experime...
by gorillamama
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 19655

What does Bible/Devotions/QT look like for your younger

My boys are 8 and 6. Currently, we read the Bible together in the morning and pray together. I've begun to wonder how to encourage them to have their own personal time with God. I'd love to hear what age you began to encourage your children in this, what age they actually began doing this independe...
by gorillamama
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ECC book discussion, ideas, favorites
Replies: 41
Views: 21759

Re: ECC and extra books

We are just about 5 weeks in to ECC so far, but I can share some of the ones the kids/mom liked so far... Somewhere in the World Right Now - beautifully illustrated easy to read picture book about time zones Children Just Like Me and Celebrations - both from DK Publishing, LOTS of info on each page....
by gorillamama
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 26749

Re: Struggling to get it all done and we are just doing MFWK

I have to keep reminding myself when I get overwhelmed that we have an enemy who really doesn't want us teaching our children God's truth, which helps me remember why I teach at home. He also wants us to feel that each of us is the only one struggling, that no one else would understand, and shame u...
by gorillamama
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 50224

Re: Need encouragement

dstj, I am praying for you right now. You have already received some great advice, some good ideas, and lots of support, but I come from the "can't ever get enough support" camp so I am encouraging you, too :-) . We have fighting days and off days and I would think you would be hard pressed to find ...
by gorillamama
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Chores = Life Skills!
Replies: 36
Views: 17928

Re: Children, allowance & chores, oh my!

So, may I ask what you do with your children? Do your children get allowances? How do you organize it all? Dear alisoncooks, As you have gotten a ton of responses so far (with the general consensus being - do what works for your family - sort of a theme in homeschooling, huh ;) ?), I just wanted to...
by gorillamama
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 24919

Re: What do you do when someones advises you to quit homesch

Praying for you, Carin, for strength, encouragement, wisdom, and all you need now. God knows your heart and how those words hurt and how the seeds of doubt start sprouting... For what it's worth, one of the pediatrician's in our group "frowned" upon us a few weeks ago, and although he didn't advise ...
by gorillamama
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Posture, Desks
Replies: 22
Views: 14990

Re: OT- student desks?

Just wondering what experience others have had using individual desks? This is the gorilla family experience with desks for what it is worth: We always had done school at the dining room table, people were distracting others, minds not staying "on task", mama thought, desks! We have very limited sp...
by gorillamama
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - ECC is ordered, how do I get ready?
Replies: 62
Views: 43974

Re: ECC notebooks???

We are brand new to MFW/ECC this year, so this may not be as helpful as some pics/ideas for those that have been plugging away for awhile now, but here are a few pictures of our binders. As suggested by Julie in MN, we just put the sheet that came with our student packets in the see through cover of...
by gorillamama
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 63
Views: 46256

Great Start!

Just wanted to say how wonderful our school year is going after making the switch to MFW and ECC. Definitely led by God to this curriculum: an answer to my prayers and a blessing to my kids. I feel rejuvenated after 5+ years of more traditional based schooling, and the greatest part is letting God h...
by gorillamama
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 42969


I just wanted to say thank you to all of the folks out there who have taken of their time to post responses to questions/comments/dilemmas/ etc. both past and present (and to thank the original posters of the questions, comments, dilemmas, etc. ;) ) We are new to MFW (will start ECC in fall with 5th...