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by extrafor6
Fri May 09, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Combining - Can we do TWO math programs?
Replies: 9
Views: 7254

Elementary math curriculum

Here is my dilemma. My son used Singapore all the way through 6th grade & is now in 7th using Saxon 87. My daughter did MFW K & MFW 1st with the math as directed, then I had her do Singapore 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, which she did great & completed in a year. She loves math & does fine. She had seen Horizon'...
by extrafor6
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - Must I use it?
Replies: 13
Views: 6427

Re: What to do for readers/readalouds when not using library

We did ECC last year and are finishing up CTG now. Just to let you know what we personally do... k-1st grade readers are Abeka and there is also the Bible Reader for MFW 1st 2nd and up readers are Heart of Dakota or Sonlight recommendations (we do not necessarily use readers that match up with subje...
by extrafor6
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 34556

Re: Shipping Speed?

I ordered on Thursday night and received my package on Monday morning!
by extrafor6
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 25143

Re: Placement?

I agree with beginning with ECC next year. We also came to MFW after using Sonlight Core 1. We used ECC last year with a 4th, 3rd and young 1st grader (and a tag-along 3 year old) Everyone loved it and it really is so much more than a geography study. The missionary biographies were a hit! I look fo...
by extrafor6
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 16300

Re: Looking for Reviews on Enrichment Items

We all love Big Book of things to Spot with a 4 and 7 year old. Also, Kisses from Katie is a personal favorite of mine. I plan to have my 11 year old daughter read it next year. And you didn't ask, but we LOVE the Brinkman CDs...if your kids like things live Adventures in Odyssey, they will love Bri...
by extrafor6
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 51256

Loving MFW...just ordered for my 3rd year in a row!

I saw a post about how quiet things are on the board lately, so I thought I'd share! Even though I pop in here a few times a week, I rarely post just because I'm usually doing so during a quick break in the day. MFW has really revolutionized our homeschool experience these past two years. I have nev...
by extrafor6
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Feasts - Skipping/subbing/changing weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 6118

Re: CTG Feast...can we put some off?

Thank you ladies!
by extrafor6
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 20029

Re: CTG art book rec?

Thanks, Julie! I found it used on Amazon so I went ahead and purchased it.
Stephanie
by extrafor6
Wed May 15, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 21071

Exploring World Geography - Oh my!

Honestly, I am a little nervous with Exploring World Geography. It looks so...so...much. My ds will be 4th grade/9 yo and I am not sure how best to use this book if at all. I have read through ECC's TM, the intro pages of the book and I looked through the ECC board, but I still can't wrap my head a...
by extrafor6
Wed May 08, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 18915

Re: MFW seems like perfect fit... have a few questions

Just want to chime in and say to make sure you get student sheets for your 5 year old. She'll want to color the John 3:16 sheets and want her own maps if she's anything like my dd.
Stephanie
by extrafor6
Wed May 08, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Concerns about teaching
Replies: 38
Views: 10738

Re: Need some help with explaining Singapore methods

We are on the same pages in 1a. I have a math degree (just saying that to give you some context) and I sit and work through any difficult exercises with my dd. today I got out the cubes and this was what our lesson looked like...15-8...I had her make 15 using a line of 10 cubes and a line of 5. Then...
by extrafor6
Wed May 08, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 16623

Re: I think we are done...is it horrible to be done now??

We are on week 24 of ECC and day 80-something for 1st. We always get math done and read every day. I'm done (for 1st) with any type of project. We are basically just doing the bible and phonics portion. Oh, and my 3 yr. old pulled the timeline off the wall a little while ago, so I gave up on that. B...
by extrafor6
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 27586

Re: Book ideas for a girl who loves fantasy?

Thanks for those suggestions. She LOVES Kingdom Tales and I hadn't thought of a Wrinkle in Time...I think I'll get that one next week for her. She's my almost-a-book-a-day girl :) She's reading Tuck Everlasting today and we found a series by a Christian author that is mystery/adventure/suspense and ...
by extrafor6
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - How is it different?
Replies: 17
Views: 6764

Re: Brand-new homeschooler with Q's

As for math, we do use Singapore Math and really love it. However, I can see that it might be difficult to transition your 4th grader into it. I agree it's light in drills. It has lots of word problems, and my 8 often cries about them :) I think just having your daughter at home with the comfort of ...
by extrafor6
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Co-op / Synergy - MFW in a group setting, Science fair,
Replies: 38
Views: 15747

Re: Science Fair Ideas?

Thanks for your responses!
by extrafor6
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 27979

Re: Four Hours a Day ?

Wanted to comment that I am doing ECC with a 10 and 8 yo, along with the 1st grade program, and I have a 3 yo who also wants to learn. I think those of us with multiple programs and levels are challenged in scheduling. I really neglected my 1st grader this fall. Since the first of the year, I've tak...
by extrafor6
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 34543

Just a little testimony

Hi ladies, I rarely post much (usually because I don't feel like I have much to add), but our family consists of three wonderful girls ages 10, 8, and 6 and very energetic boy who is 3. So, we are in "grades" 4th, 3rd, and 1st. Just a little testimony from our family who is using ECC and MFW 1st thi...
by extrafor6
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 9557

Re: Read alouds

This is so timely...we just finished up Stone Fox tonight...I had no idea it was such a tearjerker!
by extrafor6
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 34543

I had no idea!

So, I must confess...apparently I didn't research what I was ordering when I chose ECC...it's so much more comprehensive and thorough than I realized. I just am astonished (in a very good way) and even more excited...with maps and notebook pages, so many teaching tips and activity suggestions... I g...
by extrafor6
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - How is it different?
Replies: 17
Views: 6764

s/o: Is Singapore Math Ahead of Grade?

This is a continuation of the discussion from the 1st grade Math post... I have a degree in math, so I'm sort of a crazy person when it comes to math :) Anyhow, I don't think SM is really "ahead" or "behind" . There are some topics that aren't covered until later than in a more traditional approach,...
by extrafor6
Mon May 21, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Subs - Suggestions if we've already read some ECC books
Replies: 15
Views: 9550

Re: Biography substitutions in ECC

Thanks for those suggestions!
Stephanie
by extrafor6
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Convention - What is said by MFW that gets people so excited
Replies: 18
Views: 8968

Convention talks helpful

So, after thinking I knew just what I'd be doing next year (and it wasnt MFW), I went to hear David Hazell speak at the homeschool convention. And it turned my plans upside down. It was such an answer to much prayer. The first thing that became clear to was that I DO want to keep my family learning ...