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by ♥nbamaboyz
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Lessons beyond the books, faith connections
Replies: 45
Views: 17440

Re: Reflections on this year-what blessings have you receive

Postby ♥nbamaboyz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:26 am What a wonderful post! I agree with you Julie, the family time...there are no words for that! Thanks for sharing ladies :O) All the together~ness, no better place to be than with my boys everyday! Listening as my oldest leads prayer, to hear his heart f...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 39881

Getting Concerned, Please Help - K & ADV

This upcoming school year we will be doing MFW K and Adventures. I am concerned about the time each of these will take. Not concerned about my time but adding that much time to theirs. I know it is all part of it, but... I can't imagine leaving anything out of K because it all looks so neat and fit...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 19291

time spent on homeschooling

Next year will be our first year of homeschooling. My kids will be in first grade and from what I understand, MFW takes about 1.5 to 3 hours a day, correct? I live in Missouri, where the law says that we are supposed to do 1000 hours of homeschool a year. 600 of those hours are supposed to be in co...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Using ECC in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom
Replies: 14
Views: 14660

Co-op Using Continents/Animals from ECC

Super Excited as Monday was BOXDAY for us! We will be doing ECC & MFW1st for the next school year. I have read the threads about Co-op with ECC. At our Co-op no other families use MFW so I don't want to be sending homework for them to do since they already probably have a full schedule for the rest ...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: * RTR is absolutely wonderful!
Replies: 25
Views: 19155

Re: Standing up for truth when viewing popular tv program!

YAY for the kiddos! It's amazing how much they really do listen & learn, especially when you don't even realize it til a situation like this pops up.
by ♥nbamaboyz
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 34543

Re: ECC Families- How's It Going?

As we get ready for the next school year (ECC) I was looking through the ECC's books & I started skimming then I ended up reading about George Muller in Hero Tales, I realized we had his bio. in Christian Heroes: Then & Now. It was all I could do to put those books down & save them for next year! LO...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 39881

I Need More Help

I have a DS that will 6 in Nov. and one that will be 8 in Dec. I just ordered my 5yo MFW K. and plan on starting it in about a week. My plan is to do K and 1st with him by the fall of 2014. I have a different program that I was planning on using this fall for my 7yo but don't mind not doing it if s...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #19 - Rock
Replies: 21
Views: 17248

Re: #19 - Rock

We listened to the song "American Dream" by Casting Crowns and talked about how easy we can start to build castles from sand if we are not watchful. Then we listened to "Slow Fade" also by Casting Crowns, we talked about how we can slowly start to think things are gray & before we know it we've left...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - Are activities overwhelming?
Replies: 34
Views: 12046

How "hands on/activity based" is MFW?

I'm still looking at MFW and comparing with other curriculums to find the best fit for us. I keep reading how MFW is more "hands on" than the other primary contender for next year's curriculum for us. Can somebody describe what is meant by MFW is more "hands on"? Is it worksheets, crafts, experimen...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Read-Alouds - Specific questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5809

Re: Adventures Read A Louds

My ADV & K'ers favorite was Squanto!
We added the Little House on the Prairie series, they really enjoy LHOTP so it's worked well for us.
My K'er still asks when can we read Squanto again :)
by ♥nbamaboyz
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Concerns
Replies: 20
Views: 9947

Re: Arts/Crafts a DISASTER, every time!! HELP!!

For sure keep their creatures that were suppost to be horses LOL & just toss this into one of those things you'll miss & laugh about as you tell their children oneday! Hugs! Last year we were having one of "those days" ds was suppost to draw & write about David & Goliath, (I was waiting for at least...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for resistant children
Replies: 39
Views: 10057

Struggling reader in First; excited about readers

My daughter continues to struggle with reading at times, but has been making some progress. Lately I have been asking her to look at each word and read it silently to herself before trying to say it aloud, and that has helped immensely! So she asked if she could read whole passages to herself befor...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 5 year olds - They will turn 6 during the school year!
Replies: 4
Views: 4265

5 year olds - They will turn 6 during the school year!

Help With Placement Please I am thinking about next school year already. My son will not turn 6 until late November but he is already reading. Which MFW package would you recommend for him for this coming fall? K or 1st grade? Thanks (and let me know if you need more info)! I vote for K. One of the...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 25468

State cards?!

What have other moms used the state cards from Adventures for?? We have two sets of the cards and other than using them for coloring their state sheets, the cards kind of just sit in their container all nice. &) It would be fun to use them in some other way, but I can't think how....Lol. :-) Now we...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 39881

Re: Doing all of K and ADV?

All can be done around 2 FULL hours, especially if everyone is in a cheery mood including baby & if I have things organized :-) :-) At the end I set timer for 15min. of book basket time for both kids. I made copies of both K & ADV grids so I'm not flipping back & forth & can see at a glance if we mi...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 38215

Re: Nutcracker!!!

We are in ADV so listening to Chocolate & drinking hot chocolate was an assignment the kids loved! Our Geo. Club was on Russia last week so ds did a report on Tchaikovsky & played Trepak from the Nutcracker Ballet & handed out candycanes while he told how the Russian dancers were dressed like candyc...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 9557

Re: Read-alouds & Crying

Love You Forever had me in lol'ing & crying at the same time......when that mommy got in her car & drove across town for her baby! Such a wonderful story
by ♥nbamaboyz
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Mental Math - What to do if your child struggles with this?
Replies: 14
Views: 8188

Re: Singapore Math for child who struggles with abstract

Ds didn't like the first book til he reached around page 100. We start the second singa book today. I realize I'm no help LOL I just wanted to say I totally understand!! I also have a friend that is loving right start.....but I keep thinking about singa's math scores. We are gonna see how this next ...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 39881

Teaching Younger Grades Together?

Next year I would be teaching MFW Preschool and 1st grade together, the year after that I would be teaching MFW K and 2nd grade together, then 1st and 3rd. How easy/difficult is it to teach these grades together (I am more concerned about teaching K and 2 together, and 1st and 3rd, if we continue w...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** MFW-K Units - Special memories
Replies: 28
Views: 15818

Siblings

This week my ADV surprised my K'er with a space helmet & a rocket to go along with the "MOON" unit & designed it to match the Little Bear Goes to the Moon story. :-) Mine are all loving SCHOOL! Its so precious & exciting to see how they all want to be involved. My 2yr. walks into the school room say...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 53519

Re: Cardstock foldable timeline ?

We used Banner Paper (not as thick as cardstock) but folds up wonderful
It took 11 sheets completed, I didn't laminate any of it.
We kept it folded up last year then after it was completed we hung it up.
by ♥nbamaboyz
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 24673

ADV & K Organized

I bought a 10 drawer shelf on wheels & toss subjects in each drawer. Every evening I place the next days worksheets in these. Ours looks like this ADV 1.How many is a 100? page (as we write in each school # day) 2.Spelling 3.PLL & handwriting 4.Story of US & APP (History/Geo worksheets go here also)...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 39881

How to do MFW K & Adventures together? Tips wanted!!

Hi everyone, this fall I will be homeschooling for the first time! I will have a boy in 2nd grade and a boy in Kindergarten along with another one that is 4 years old and a baby. I am looking for tips on how to do both Adventures & K together without too much stress. Any tips would be great!! Then,...
by ♥nbamaboyz
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I challenge a child who's advanced in math?
Replies: 54
Views: 17228

Re: Using MFW1 for math?

I agree with erin!
The wb is filled with a great range from easy to more difficult.
I don't think you will be disappointed at all using totally MFW.
by ♥nbamaboyz
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Compare - Is MFW 1st really as good as K?
Replies: 20
Views: 11246

Re: How does First grade compare to Kindergarten?

Til someone better comes along lol I wanted to help with the math In the manual (yellow pages) for example day such&such DO calendar, number of the day, & the 100 chart & also library books the list is in the appendix of the manual that go along with each week such as Sequences ect. (these are in th...