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by weareborgswife
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Story of the World 4
Replies: 13
Views: 5202

1850-MOd SOTW tests??

Just out of curiosity, does anybody use SOTW tests with 1850-MOD? I know in past sets MFW does not use SOTW in exact order or cover every chapter, therefore I am not certain if I would be able to use the tests if I did try to. I don't want to spend the money on them if that is the case. But if poss...
by weareborgswife
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 29209

after cycle then what?

I am just about to order my last year in MFW (1850-modern) We will have finished all years. This will work perfectly since my oldest will finish and go right into highschool. However, I have another child who will need 2 more years of it. She did Adventures with us when she was in 1st. What will I ...
by weareborgswife
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 29209

Re: Where should I start on the wheel??

We started when my son was in 4th grade with ECC. I was using another curriculum that allowed me to teach both my older two together, and I waited to switch until they were in 2nd and 4th and could work together. I tried one year of 3 kids in three different levels and it was overwhelming for me. Th...
by weareborgswife
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 29870

Re: K, 1, or make my own?

You have been given some wonderful input so far, but I wanted to share my experience and a friend's. My daughter will be turning five in May, last year she begged to have her own school work, so I purchased K and when fall came we jumped in. She already knew the names of many letters and their sound...
by weareborgswife
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 19565

Re: We have begun! but have some ???'s

Grief is real. It sounds like he is having quite a bit of it. Both his parents have lost their fathers, which is very difficult to go through as a grandchild and as a daughter or son. If it was me I would wait until the New Year and draw close to him and his heart in every way you can. Give yoursel...
by weareborgswife
Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 19565

Re: We have begun! but have some ???'s

Thanks Julie- The afternoon went MUCH better- he played outside with friends for about 2.5 hours came in helpful, happy, and when his little sis had a bit of a meltdown, he was very sweet to her to help her calm down. Then I came in to give my husband a hug from behind tonight while my son was watch...
by weareborgswife
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Kindergarten can be spread 2 years, BUT many wait
Replies: 67
Views: 19954

Re: Starting on K on Wednesday, excited and ?

Thanks for the input, she announced to me tonight that she wants to wait until her brother and sister come back to start school - which is totally fine with me, was only starting because she expressed interest- I am not one to push my kids ahead (sometimes I should probably push a bit more- my husba...
by weareborgswife
Sat May 12, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 15626

Re: OT- anyone work from home and homeschool - I need ideas!

I currently do the following: * Books for my husband's computer business - not a "paid" job per say, but keeps us from having to spend money for someone else to do it - about 1-2 hours per week * Husband's personal assistant for church and business- depending on the season this can be 1-3 hours per ...
by weareborgswife
Fri May 04, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 20377

Re: Science Fun ideas for 7th grader?

I am not there yet age wise, but wanted to chime in on the Lyrical Life Science Cd's we love them and my kids are only 4, 7, and 9. My 9 year old listens to them on his own just for fun. As far as other science things, from our current elementary Apologia experiences if you make sure he has the supp...
by weareborgswife
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - When help is needed
Replies: 23
Views: 9239

Re: Handwriting question, MFW K

For me, I haven't made a big issue of it with my kids (7 and 9), if the letters are properly formed in the end, that is my main goal. I do offer suggestions on how to make it easier for them to do, and my middle daughter is starting to try them. My oldest is getting ready to learn cursive, and we ar...
by weareborgswife
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 32429

Re: I actually pushed the button.... no turning back..

From all that I have studied kids who go to preschool and an academically advanced K program will be on the same level (for the most part) as far as reading etc by 2nd grade. This combined with the research done recently on how children's eyes develop - that to much reading early in life is not wise...
by weareborgswife
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Possibly need more math and/or reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

Re: Sort of OT...but about curriculum

My daughter, also age 7, had some similar issues transitioning from sounds to blends- one night she wanted to read a Bob book, I helped her sound out all the sounds in the title, we got it all figured out, and in the first line she had the same words and couldn't get them. I was so frustrated! After...
by weareborgswife
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Does this add a lot to the program?
Replies: 31
Views: 12137

Re: basic vs deluxe?

We picked up the basic package, then I decided to get the rods/book- we haven't officially started yet, but the day I brought it home all three of my kids (9, 7, and almost 4) had a great time with the rods and the first couple of pages. They like building with them as well as checking out the book ...