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by momxnine
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Can younger siblings handle them?
Replies: 27
Views: 8942

ECC and Missionary Biographies

Hello! I have a young 7 DD who is going to be starting ECC in the fall. She is very sensitive. (I kind of am too!!) I am very nervous about reading the missionary biographies to her at this point. I think in about 2-3 years she would be fine, but right now she has nightmares, and is very afraid of ...
by momxnine
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - Bible
Replies: 30
Views: 8366

Re: Thinking Like a Christian Resources

Thanks Julie! I was going to make it harder than it sounds like it has to be. I didn't even think about using my HSLDA magazine! I did think of the World magazines though. But craft fairs, letters to the editor, etc..... I wouldn't have thought about those either. Obviously, I need this course as mu...
by momxnine
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 37722

Re: Books for boys?

My 11 year old loves Sugar Creek Gang and Mandie. Another place to look for a good list is on Ambleside.com. They have lists by grade level and since Charlotte Mason didn't believe in "twaddle," most of them are good. :) I loved the Happy Hollisters when I was young, but I got a few a year or so ago...
by momxnine
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 62295

ECC wk 11...MAF plane

So, I'm "craft challenged" and can't figure out how to put the plane together! We have the parts cut out but I can't figure out how to assemble them. Any help would be appreciated :) Cut out all the pieces, fold them in half and glue the fronts to the backs. Then using some sharp scissors or an exa...
by momxnine
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Academics - Adding to CTG?
Replies: 17
Views: 7932

Re: Advice/Help with my 10yo, please

Does she know how to sew? Would that be a possiblity? I started sewing on a machine at the age of 10 and have been sewing ever since. All of my girls started learning to sew about that age. I can post some links for some good teaching books if you're interested in doing something like that.
by momxnine
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 35350

The mummy we found today....

We are on week 8 or so in CTG and of course still learning about Egypt. We needed to go to Hobby Lobby this afternoon and because I fell in love with Kenya last year while doing ECC last year, I always have to stop to look at the "Africa" things they have sale. :D Well, today they had some new figur...
by momxnine
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 24978

Re: Roll call for C to G

Amy, Thanks for posting the link to your blog! I went and visited. Your boys look like they're having a great time! We did the cuneiform writing this morning. Fun! Even my 14 & 16 year old boys wanted to do it. Of course, they had an ulterior motive.... Eating the finished project! :-)
by momxnine
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Student Sheets from grades 2-8 - Yes, for every child in the house!
Replies: 6
Views: 4943

Re: Yes, buy the student pages for every child in the house!

I totally agree! I'm doing the ECC for my grandkids (7,5, 2 1/2) and even though 2 of them can't write, they are SO excited to have their own notebook/binders and pages. My daughter has sent me pictures of them all with their John 3:16 posters and their notebooks and it is so adorable! The 2 1/2 yea...
by momxnine
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Dads - What can they do to help teach MFW?
Replies: 32
Views: 14891

How or do your husbands help with school?

Just wondering if everything is all up to you or does your husband help with school? Does he help teach lessons or do the activities? Or does he help around the house since your time is spent teaching the kids? Or, if you do it all, how do you do it? My husband doesn't work at home, so the only thi...
by momxnine
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 24978

Re: LOVING CtG!

We keep getting interrupted w/CTG. The first week we missed Sabbath because of a church function or something and then Week 2 we didn't get to make it up. But hopefully next week we'll get to Rosh Hashanah then catch up another week w/Sabbath. We did Rosh Hashanah about 20 years ago with a couple of...
by momxnine
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Afterschooling - Has anyone used MFW for this? Grandkids,
Replies: 18
Views: 9726

Re: CTG/ECC for grandkids

Just a fun little update....this ECC for my grandkids is fun. :) I just got the cutest passport Applications in the mail with each of them writing as best as they could and the cutest pictures for them came over my email. I have to do the picture developing because my daughter never goes anywhere th...
by momxnine
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 9535

Re: Read alouds

I always cry during the read alouds. :-) My boys just start grinning and think I'm crazy. I even cry through some of the picture books! Sometimes I just have to hand the book to one of the boys and have them read the end because I'm crying so hard. We're just now getting into Tanglewood's Secret. So...
by momxnine
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing assignments (English + History)
Replies: 35
Views: 12324

Re: Quick ? about writing assignments

Thanks! Double spacing will definitely make him happy. :-)
by momxnine
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Afterschooling - Has anyone used MFW for this? Grandkids,
Replies: 18
Views: 9726

CTG/ECC for grandkids

CTG/ECC for grandkids Our first week in CTG went well! I just love MFW. :-) My older boys are in week 6 of AHL & WHL (Ben & I started later since we did a quick ADVENTURES study this summer) and they are doing well also. And on top of that (I must be crazy....), I'm doing just the geography part of...
by momxnine
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 21387

Re: Reassure me that the extras are really extras

Wow! You definitely got lots of double blessings! I would go so far to say that your 6 year old doesn't even *have* to be reading for another year or two. Boys are often a little further behind than girls in that department, and you've got lots of boys. :) Three out of my four boys were slower at le...
by momxnine
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Bible
Replies: 39
Views: 15749

Taking Old Test. Challenge

I'm wondering how many of you did this study with your children. I read on a post somewhere that there is a reading schedule in the manual for parents to keep up with the Bible reading with their child. Did I understand that correctly? I'm assuming this means the portions of Scripture assigned for ...
by momxnine
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family
Replies: 15
Views: 6425

ECC Passport ?

I'm working on a limited budget and will have 6 students in ECC this year. Has anyone just used 1 passport/stickerbook and just added a sticker as a group? I haven't started ECC yet, so I'm not completely sure how it all works. Just thinking about how to cut back. You might be able to find somethin...
by momxnine
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Writing assignments
Replies: 48
Views: 21513

Re: Playwriting in WHL

I have that book, Julie! And since he's reading Julius Caesar, maybe he could do something like that. It at least sounds interesting to me.

Thanks for the ideas! Surely he'll come up with something now. :)
by momxnine
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 92
Views: 32793

Re: Liking RS, but have a ?

Thanks! Just wanted to make sure we were doing everything right. : )
by momxnine
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 92
Views: 32793

Re: Frustrating Rosetta Stone afternoon.

I have Vista on the computer we're using for RS. Since that's the computer least used during the day (all my girls work), that's the one I decided to put all of the boys and myself on for Spanish. I didn't think about calling the tech company, I'll have my techie daughter do that. :) They're basical...
by momxnine
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Writing - Help with critiquing essays
Replies: 40
Views: 16566

Re: AHL Essay grading question, for the "experts" ;)

Thanks Crystal! I haven't read it yet, but thanks. :-) I have 12 pages of "writing helps" from the boards printed out to read on our trip today and my highlighter to mark stuff. I love highlighters! :-)
by momxnine
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Writing - Help with critiquing essays
Replies: 40
Views: 16566

Re: AHL Essay grading question, for the "experts" ;)

I feel a little better this morning after sleeping on this. I must admit I was discouraged last night thinking about this writing thing. This was "supposed" to be his finished essay, but I guess he didn't do it right and I'm not smart enough to know what was wrong with it. I've never written an essa...
by momxnine
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Writing - Help with critiquing essays
Replies: 40
Views: 16566

Re: AHL Essay grading question, for the "experts" ;)

Lots of things to think about! I didn't even look in the Lit. supplement. Duh. I was just looking at the list of things in the manual. Okay.... back to work here. I know basically nothing about writing. I write like I talk. lol We have lots to learn about writing around here. :-) Thanks for the input!
by momxnine
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Wall Map preservation / laminating / storage
Replies: 29
Views: 11143

Re: World wall map dilemma

I love the roller shade idea! We have enough wall space, but sometimes I like to put other things on the wall too (like timelines!), so that would make it where you could have the map or not. I've used my table last year, but you do have to have a big table. Ours is big enough for two maps, so I put...
by momxnine
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Timeline - Users answer specific questions (AHL/WHL)
Replies: 10
Views: 9415

Re: Ancient History Timeline Book~what does it look like ins

I haven't seen the SL or the SCM timelines, but I have the one from Homeschool in the Woods, the place that does the timeline figures. I prefer the MFW one, even though it's a strange size and hard to find a place to put it. :) I like it so much that I ordered one for myself to do along with my boys...