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by homespun
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 49247

Re: 2014-2015 Roll Call

I love MFW. I love homeschooling and learning along with our dc. We have a DD in 8th and a DS in 6th. We live on a small goat farm and enjoy simple, rural pleasures. God has given me the desires of my heart. We have been doing MFW from the beginning and will be doing ECC for the second time this yea...
by homespun
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 20710

8th grade science help

I'm in a quandary over science. We're coming from doing Exploration Education Physical Science for 7th. We tried Apologia General at the beginning of this year and dd just despised it. Apologia Physical looks so much better, but I fear that another year of Physical could do her in for science. Of c...
by homespun
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 24 & 25 (including WWII)
Replies: 13
Views: 11710

"Favorite" books on Holocaust?

I hesitate to even use the term "favorite" when talking about the holocaust but for lack of a better term........ This is such a difficult subject but one that needs to be taught to our children for many reasons. There are many books out there, just wondering if any of you who have studied this pre...
by homespun
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for science in RTR: Astronomy
Replies: 35
Views: 17230

RTR science-- rocket?

Hello! We just finished the Apologia reading on Saturn. One of the activities is to make a rocket from a film canister. Are they talking about the little black ones that used to hold 35mm film? It said the cap needs to fit inside but the ones I am thinking about snap on the outside. Looks like a fu...
by homespun
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Holling Clancy Holling
Replies: 2
Views: 2956

Book Reviews & Extras - Holling Clancy Holling

We just finished reading Tree in the Trail aloud. The kids really enjoyed it and it gives alot of history and geography in a fun way. When we did Adventures, we had read Paddle to the Sea and the kids still remembered that book, which they dont always. I think we'll read Minn of the Mississippi next...
by homespun
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW workshops & audio CDs -- Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 27147

21st Century Christians

I recieved David Hazels CD "What Should 21st Century Christians be Teaching Their Children" recently. I have been listening to it over and over. This year has been hard for me. The dc are smart. They know a whole lot about history and science due in part to listening to history and Jonathon Park CDs...
by homespun
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 60368

period costumes

How many of you do period costumes for your studies? It is so fun for our dc. Ds learned lashing in Royal Rangers and so he lashed together several teepees in our woods. Next dc decided they wanted Native American costumes. From there ds has turned his into a trapper costume with the coon skin cap a...
by homespun
Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for Writing a State Report - all ages
Replies: 27
Views: 18764

Re: State Reports

Weve been collecting postcards from our state. I thought it might be fun to make a scrapbook with them and write alittle something next to each one. I cant see my ds making a report. Do you think that would work instead?
by homespun
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Phonics - Ideas for phonics in God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 69
Views: 53660

Re: frusterated!

Hello I read this somewhere: You take a short pvc pipe and put an elbow on each end so that it looks like a phone. You put one end up to your ear and you speak in the other end. Example: Have her put it up to her ear and say the word "nest". She should be able to hear it very clearly. It might be wo...
by homespun
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 28768

Re: Vision Therapy?

Thanks everyone. Its seems like all those that I have talked to so far have seen positive results. Im so glad we found out now. I have enjoyed MFW so much and learned alot myself. I want my kids to have happy memories too. They do enjoy the history part of school.
by homespun
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 18095

Re: OT: Reading for Junior High Boys

We just found a very exciting series from YWAM. CBD also has them. Its called the Airquest Adventure Series by Jerry B. Jenkins. The titles are Crash at Cannibal Valley, Terror in Branco Grande, and Disaster in the Yukon.
by homespun
Mon May 21, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Book ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 4356

Re: OT:good books for girls (soon to be 13 yr old)

Hello I wanted to add that my dd absolutely loves Christian Light's Reading to Learn Series. It is also from a Mennonite publisher. They have one for each grade level and have lots of short missionary stories, some poems, and all good morals. Dd is always saying to me, "Oh, youve got to read this on...