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by deltagal
Thu May 17, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Service - Credit hours, Opportunities
Replies: 14
Views: 3471

Re: High School Service

VBS! Oh, my I forgot to count it.....
by deltagal
Sat May 12, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Recommendations by year
Replies: 13
Views: 6273

Re: Electives....

Yes, Julie that helps a great deal! Thank you for your quick response.

So, what happens in the later high school years, does the recommendation change?
by deltagal
Tue May 08, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I continue MFW 1 into the next year?
Replies: 15
Views: 4565

Re: Extending MFW first grade into second grade

to advance it.... just fold this student into older sibs program for all other subjects. You might find things will go faster when you get there. The first grade program shifts in format quite a lot around day 126 in case you haven't seen that format change. That will give you time to do reading, p...
by deltagal
Tue May 08, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I continue MFW 1 into the next year?
Replies: 15
Views: 4565

Re: Extending MFW first grade into second grade

I think 1rst moves right along. For my youngest ds, it was a bit fast and we've had to alternate it w/ some other materials to slow it down a bit. He keeps asking when we will be getting back to it. He loves doing it!! I think it really moves along, as well, which I think is why it has been such a ...
by deltagal
Sat May 05, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 26876

Re: Disgruntled third grader :(

My only comfort for you is that the whole thing peaked in 7-8th grade and is far less of a strain in 10th grade, at least at my house. It's still there, but these days my son is more interested in taking PSEO classes at a college now, than he is in pressing to go to a public high school, since many...
by deltagal
Thu May 03, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Prep & Organization - Box Day helpful hints
Replies: 35
Views: 13999

First Grade scheduling and math questions

I've been spending the last couple of nights after husband and daughter are abed to look over the First Grade materials. I'm really excited!! But the Teacher's Manual is so full of good ideas and suggestions and games (like the ones in the math section near the front of the book), and I am afraid t...
by deltagal
Wed May 02, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: MFW User Ideas for Service Projects
Replies: 22
Views: 15981

Letter writing as service

*do you have a way to make things like the "letter writing" in MFW manuals (on some Fridays) into something that serves? Oh, it could be something like writing to a sponsored child (like with a group such as compassion). This is a bit of an aside, but it's interesting you should mention this Crysta...
by deltagal
Tue May 01, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Can we beef up & stay togeth
Replies: 20
Views: 8842

Re: beefing up HOD versus MFW high school

I've been mulling over all the good thoughts from others on this thread. And I think a possibility is coming together. We only have 3-weeks left this spring for our normal school routine, then we have a host of other things happening which will require a long break. We'll pick back up in August. My ...
by deltagal
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Can we beef up & stay togeth
Replies: 20
Views: 8842

Re: beefing up HOD versus MFW high school

I've been praying about it and living with the curriculum this weekend. I'm mulling over these ideas: It looks as if Unit 20 of the WHL guide is new history material. The literature and Bible other than the Shakespeare play are for the most part "new." I can sub in another Shakespeare play. We just ...
by deltagal
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Advice when kids hit a plateau in learning to read
Replies: 27
Views: 20510

Re: MFW1 is getting harder!

This is my second time to use MFW 1. My first time was with a older boy. As I recall we hit a wall or overload around the 50's and stopped. Now, I'm using it with a delightful "older" 7-year old. It is a treat! She is rocking and sounding out words with gusto. We do a word game every day and I've ev...
by deltagal
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Users answer questions
Replies: 21
Views: 6967

Re: How long does it take to do a lesson in 8/7?

Julie in MN wrote: Your son will grow a lot between now and 10th grade. Just take it one day at a time. And if all else fails, do math on the marker board :)
Julie
You wouldn't believe how many marker boards and markers we've gone through ....just this year. :-)
by deltagal
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Users answer questions
Replies: 21
Views: 6967

Re: How long does it take to do a lesson in 8/7?

I've done a lot of digging on the board tonight and I do have a call into David Hazell, but I feel pretty confident that we should stay the course and finish 5B then move into Saxon 8/7, but in all honesty I just don't know if my son can handle that much math in one day. Even now I have to be very c...
by deltagal
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Middle School Moods
Replies: 11
Views: 5421

Re: Moody Middle Schoolers

Good catch Crystal. I'm speaking of the Ezzo's book which name has changed or varied several time, at one time it was called Preparation for Adolescence. The Dobson book I liked! I know when our oldest went through this "valley." It was difficult for all of us. He went from being a real family lead...
by deltagal
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Middle School Moods
Replies: 11
Views: 5421

Re: Moody Middle Schoolers

This was such a great thread! I enjoyed reading it and I concur with everyone. I've got one beyond the moodies, one in the midst of it and 3 more still having fun being children. I've read a ton of books. I thought Age of Opportunity was great, mainly because it encourages you to hang in there with ...
by deltagal
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - Bible
Replies: 30
Views: 8291

Re: Bible in US1

Thank you Crystal and Julie. I'll put this to prayer and see where the Lord leads. Happy Easter to you both! :)
by deltagal
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - Bible
Replies: 30
Views: 8291

Re: Bible in US1

Oh my, it all sounds sooooo good. Thank you Crystal and Julie. So, what is the highlighting I read about? Is that in WHL or AHL, not US1 or US2? I'm guessing that in US2 students do their own Bible reading plan, as well? Lots to mull over here. You can really tell MFW has given a lot of careful thou...
by deltagal
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - Bible
Replies: 30
Views: 8291

Re: Bible in US1

Oh, Crystal you are too funny. "This year" means US1, but it's great to learn about US2, as well. US2 Bible does sound GREAT! Now, back to US1. Is there journaling in there, as well. And is there a particular scripture focus? Oh, yes and I picked up something on another thread about hilighting text....
by deltagal
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 92
Views: 31410

Re: Rosetta Stone....

I just re-loaded RS Spanish onto the Computer yesterday. We'll give it one more try.

If using Rosetta Stone -what curriculum settings are recommended for what age/stage?
by deltagal
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Writing assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 20499

Re: More detail on daily writing in WHL

Crystal and Julie - This is VERY helpful. It give me a much better feel for how the week looks. Your interpretation of my question was correct. I did mean actual pen to paper Or typing - articulating thoughts. Thank you for the insight on the Bible readings. When you look at the lesson sample it loo...
by deltagal
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Can we beef up & stay togeth
Replies: 20
Views: 8842

Re: beefing up versus MFW high school

Julie, You've articulated well the challenge. You do need to incorporate higher-level works to make it high-school worthy and by the time you're done doing that you find yourself wondering if maybe you shouldn't have just gone with a "true" high-school level program to begin with. One of the tremend...
by deltagal
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing MFW High School - Compare to others
Replies: 10
Views: 5759

Re: High School: SL Core 300 verus MFW WHL

Wow! This all sounds great. I appreciate this "insider's" look at WHL. I received my new MFW catalog yesterday and noticed the primary source piece. That was huge plus... Thank you both again for all the extra insight. I've already set [one choice] aside, now I only have to sort through one more pos...
by deltagal
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing MFW High School - Compare to others
Replies: 10
Views: 5759

Re: High School: SL Core 300 verus MFW WHL

Julie and Crystal, Thank you both for your replies. Julie, you were able to articulate several items that certainly were my issue in the younger years and after a recent conversation with a friend I think the critical issues remain the same: the disconnect between literature and history and bible th...
by deltagal
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Outside activities, are they possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 4471

Re: WHL is this bit of tweaking doable?

Could he use that time productively? I think he's only good for about 2 hours of productive study hall time, but he could probably get all his tutorial work done on-site in that time. And then he could do 1 hour for lunch. He's VERY social. This would leave him with the work he needs to do at home ...
by deltagal
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Outside activities, are they possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 4471

Re: WHL is this bit of tweaking doable?

Crystal, Your thoughts are very helpful! I think you are right about the math. Come to think of it that was our issue this year. And he's behind. What to do? He really would like to not be at the tutorial all day, but it requires a trip in for me and the 2 courses he's interested in taking primarily...
by deltagal
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - Starting MFW mid-year
Replies: 5
Views: 2595

Re: American History as Sophomore?

I'm looking at your list. He has:
read alot of Shakespeare
done a big research paper
learned about church history as it unfolded after Jesus

He has not read the entire Bible line by line.
It's something to mull over. You've given me some great insight.