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by 4monkeyz
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 18664

Re: 7th grade General Science Q

Thank you for the info! It is reassuring that we won't be missing out a whole lot if we can't use the cd and I had also asked about the notebooks on the FB group and heard lots of positive feedback, so I think I will def put that on my to buy list for next year. It seems like it would make the trans...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * CTG Experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 7200

Re: Started CTG with 4th grader!

I'm so glad you had a great first day! CtG was a lot fun, my kiddos are looking forward to RtR this year. :)
by 4monkeyz
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - Must we do the 2nd year?
Replies: 16
Views: 6241

Re: Latin Roots w/4th grader

Thanks Julie! Those are excellent ideas! I did think maybe using a notebook page with the blank top/lines below might work - more space, less overwhelming? Plus lots of room for a picture. :)

On a side note - In high school do the kids work with any word roots or is that just in the cycle???
by 4monkeyz
Fri May 29, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * CTG Experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 7200

Yay!

It's almost summer! Let’s encourage each other and have some fun! Marie Just wanted to shout out how much we love MFW and have come to the end of another great school year!! We finished Creation to the Greeks this last week and it was amazing. What a delight to walk through the OT with my kids, to ...
by 4monkeyz
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Astronomy notebook questions
Replies: 18
Views: 11009

Re: Apologia Astronomy Q

Thanks Julie! That is good to know. I love how affordable MFW is, everything is what I would buy but pulled together so much more nicely. I also love how I can use this again with my younger girls. This last school year, I almost bought a dover coloring book, but decided to wait until I saw the stud...
by 4monkeyz
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Marie Hazell describes MFW Language Arts choices - Updated
Replies: 3
Views: 9621

Re: Q on LA for 2015

I love how MFW changes and adapts to better and bigger things! So glad to be along on the journey!! I'm trying to convince my dh to make a trip to convention this year (we went last year) - I told him if we could just go to the great big hall of books that would be amazing. Lol. :-)
by 4monkeyz
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** MFW-K Units - Special memories
Replies: 28
Views: 13611

How is everyone's school year going???

The K'er is on Tt unit. She was excited to see some simple words in the next few days (sam/ann) and her eyes got all big, "I am reading?!" She is my youngest, the last K'er, plus she has apraxia, so this slow move towards reading is huge!
by 4monkeyz
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 32327

Re: OT: Books for Advanced 10 yo Boy

Update: I have gotten several books from the library, more coming, and I wanted to post an update. One of the books I previewed was the first in the Chuck Black series and I actually liked it, but I don't think my 10 yo is ready for it quite yet. It was intriguing, kind of pulls the reader in, but i...
by 4monkeyz
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 29955

Re: When to make them write in cursive all/most of time?

....I have heard that cursive is actually easier for some students and speeds up their writing....... This is interesting bcs. I just had this conversation with my 10 year old son about speed!!! He is a bit of a neat ocd handwriting kid so much so that if something isn't perfect he erases and start...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 44288

Re: 2014-2015 Roll Call

How fun! :-) Hi - I'm Andrea & we have four kids - 10, 8, 6 & 5 - and one in heaven. Oldest is a boy and then three girls. My dh got a new job this summer, it happened really quick, but it is such a blessing! He will be home more for family dinners and his school sports commitment isn't as huge (he ...
by 4monkeyz
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: ECC Fun extras
Replies: 36
Views: 14317

Re: Must I have the wall map for ECC?

Last year I got a wall cling map at Menards for $15 - It was a removable, wipeable, uses dry erase map. I think over with the wall clings? Anyway, I stuck it on our table. :) And it lasted all year....I did have to remove it at the end bcs. it had gotten quite beat up, but it worked out really nice....
by 4monkeyz
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 32327

Re: OT: Books for Advanced 10 yo Boy

Thanks everyone! I will have to check the library for Chuck Black books & maybe a Henty. Julie - crazy as it seems he has read most of the books listed in the back of my TM!! Exceptions would be he hasn't read any horse books (I think bcs. there is a girl at our church who absolutely adores horses) ...
by 4monkeyz
Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 32327

OT: Books for Advanced 10 yo Boy

My son is 10 & he just read through Tolkien's The Hobbit. In one evening and one day. Loved it. Followed and understood it. Now he's reading Swiss Family Robinson....He has read everything that I approve of at our library, I am constantly requesting books from other libraries and reading some of the...
by 4monkeyz
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 29072

Convention Orders!

When my dh and I first walked into the Convention Center vendors hall last Thursday and I saw the MFW booth banner, I think I let out a bit of a gasp/squeal. My dh just rolled his eyes and asked if I was going to be like that all weekend, he said it lovingly and with a chuckle....and yes I think I d...
by 4monkeyz
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Comparing ECC to other geography programs
Replies: 22
Views: 9143

ECC Alternative?

My oldest is going into 3rd grade. We have really enjoyed Adventures this year, but don't have the money to buy ECC for next year. :( I know there is a similar unit study plan by a popular homeshool blogger, but I don't want to miss the emphasis MFW has. Has anyone else run into this, and what did ...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Audio CD ideas for CTG
Replies: 5
Views: 3521

Re: Audio cds??

Thanks ladies! :) I guess I was "focused" on making everything "fit" together that I hadn't considered more fun audio books!! Thanks Julie for the reminder - we loved Secret Garden, Five Little Peppers, Hank the Cowdog, etc. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle!! Oh, we love that one too!! Inspired to work on a list....
by 4monkeyz
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC - Younger siblings will learn, as well!
Replies: 17
Views: 8588

5yo is delighted

We are in ECC and last night, as I put sprinkles on top of my 5yo's ice cream, she looked up at me and said "Red, blue, white, just like the Russian flag! I have pieces of the Russian flag on my ice cream!!" She was delighted. I was delighted. :) Yay!
by 4monkeyz
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Our first year and getting behind
Replies: 23
Views: 7830

Re: Kindy Help

Thank you ladies. I need to hear it. She is 5, going on 6 and I want school to be less stress and more fun. Which it is. I think we will just keep going, work on a letter a week. I also realized that I think I am adding too much and giving myself unrealistic ideals...I need to relax and just rely on...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 32327

Re: OT: Boys' Reading

A little late of a response here - but I thought I would chime in with two books my ds (9 yo) has finished and really enjoyed. These are the books he read and then said, "Mom you have to read this! It is so good." So I have read these too.... :) Rascal by Sterling North - There is one swear word hal...
by 4monkeyz
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Sp. Power) - Instructions are in MFW guides (and here)
Replies: 43
Views: 12702

Re: Spelling - we have not yet begun

Having said that, if it makes you feel even better, we haven't started spelling this year yet either. :) Ahem. Neither have we. :~ I guess I could list all the overwhelming-ness of the past two months, but...I need to just do it! So that is on my list for next week. Tackling it first thing while we...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 36445

Canada & Inuit

We are finishing week 7 and my plan is to have the older kids carve soaps this morning. I thought it would be "fun" to talk about the Inuit first, we have a book from the library on the Inuit and I found a few lapbook pieces, but I'm wondering if the Inuits/Eskimos/Arctic Circle, etc. are going to b...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 17853

Re: Exploring World Geography-3rd grader

My ds is 4th grade/9 yo and I am skipping it with him. Honestly, there is so much going on this year I just can't really handle one more thing. My 4 yo is in speech therapy weekly (childhood apraxia) and my 5 yo is our energizer bunny (oh the things that child comes up with!). Someone told me once (...
by 4monkeyz
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 60232

Worms!

We finished the first two weeks of ECC! With Labor Day making this a short week, I decided to do the earthworm niche and a lapbook review of sorts for my kiddies. So much information those two weeks!! %| Anyways, we bought bright green night crawlers for our jar from a "bait" shop around the corner ...
by 4monkeyz
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Combining different ages into one book basket
Replies: 14
Views: 4000

Re: ECC book basket q

Hi! I am seconding (or third-ing) the library. :) With our library's inter-library system, I am able to create book lists for certain weeks or topics online, which makes it easier when I need to order a few weeks ahead. I don't know if that is an option for you? I have a K list and then ECC continen...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 25972

Help and encouragement needed.

I am on week two of teaching ECC with my 4th and 6th graders blended with LGS for my 1st grader. I'm struggling to keep my 1st grader engaged through all of the ECC stuff. She is a busy little one, and gets bored very easily. While I want to teach her to focus, I realize there's no way it will be a...