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by Sheila in OK
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: English Components in MFW high school, add? sub?
Replies: 17
Views: 6084

Re: 9th grade Language Arts

We are in week 22 of AHL. I haven't found any need to supplement the grammar/writing at all. I did buy the 9th grade Easy Grammar workbook as an add-on but it started to seem like busywork so we dropped it. If you do want to continue with what you are doing, I would definitely modify the AHL assignm...
by Sheila in OK
Thu May 31, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting MFW in the middle of RTR?
Replies: 43
Views: 15347

Re: Switching To Rome To Reformation After Mystery Of Histor

We did this, for many of the same reasons you mentioned. Yes, there is some overlap in the beginning and I considered skipping some of RtR but I ended up starting at the beginning, and I'm glad I did. MoH just 'scratches the surface' when it comes to covering Ancient Rome as compared to MFW. I felt ...
by Sheila in OK
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Combining grades 2-8 in RTR
Replies: 13
Views: 5752

Considering using MFW again...

Hello all, Our family used ECC several years ago. I'm thinking it might be time to put them all on the same program again. To me the real PLUS of returning to MFW would be to work with my 13 yo, soon to be 11 yo, and 7 yo (turning 8 in September) as a team. I think my 13 yo needs this. BUT - my 11 ...
by Sheila in OK
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Books - Book basket, reading lists, summer reading,
Replies: 27
Views: 10231

Re: Extra lit for AHL?

Thanks Julie. My dd is actually in a book club this year too, so I haven't had to worry about 'extra' reading for her. But not sure that is going to pan out for next year so I want to make sure I have a plan in place so I'm not scrambling around all year trying to find decent books for her to read. ...
by Sheila in OK
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Books - Book basket, reading lists, summer reading,
Replies: 27
Views: 10231

Re: Extra lit for AHL?

Thanks Crystal. I saw the C.S. Lewis book--I may check into that. I'd never heard of it before, but she loves the Narnia books and has been through them several times, as well as the Lord of the Rings and other books like that. She tolerates historical fiction but really loves fantasy. The challenge...
by Sheila in OK
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 3rd grade - Adventures with an academically advanced student
Replies: 20
Views: 15096

Re: MfW vs HoD- with some special issues...

We used Adventures a few years back for my dd's 2nd grade year and we LOVED it. One of our best homeschooling years ever. I also had a preschooler at the time and he even joined us for parts of it. They both loved the Pioneers & Patriots book. The only book I wasn't crazy about was Exploring America...
by Sheila in OK
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Body Book questions, sibling sharing, paper
Replies: 25
Views: 6460

The Body Book, Rome to Reformation - share?

We're looking at Rome to Reformation for next year for two children. Should we order an extra Body Book, or let both children share? Thanks for your help! Melissa They can share. This is a reproducible book you use to make 'models' of the different body systems you are studying. They can work toget...
by Sheila in OK
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 27226

Re: MFW advantages over MOH?

Carin's list pretty much sums up why we went with MFW RTR this year, after using MOH vol. 1 last year--especially #4. I wasn't good about bringing in all the other elements *consistently* to make it a well-rounded program. We are only one week into MFW so far, but I am loving it--it has all those el...
by Sheila in OK
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 31063

Re: Intimidation...

Cathy, I am right there with you! I thought the same thing when I looked through ECC--"wow, are we really ready for this?" And I will be starting a child in K too so I am nervous about how that will all work out. Its encouraging to me to know that others have felt this way too at the beginning of a ...
by Sheila in OK
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 22459

I also think I would go with Adventures. Its an easy, fun day, and would be very "doable" alongside of K. Then your K'er would be that much older next year when you started ECC, so they would be closer together starting the cycle. Make any sense? You are really in a good place, though, since either ...
by Sheila in OK
Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - How much time each day and #days/week
Replies: 34
Views: 16207

Schedule - How much time each day and #days/week

How much time does it take to do Adventures? I'm sure it varies some, but I'm wondering if anyone can give me a general idea how long it takes to complete Adventures each day? TIA! Sara Sara, We are using Adventures this year with a 7yo (2nd grader) and at the MOST we spend around 2 hrs/day on scho...
by Sheila in OK
Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Copywork and narration - How much is in Adventures?
Replies: 5
Views: 4318

Copywork and narration - How much is in Adventures?

Could you tell me how often the child does copywork in Adventures? I've been wondering about that and narration, also. Donna, As far as copywork goes--we do it 3-4 days/week although its not necessarily scheduled that often. My dd struggles with writing and can only do one or two short sentences at...
by Sheila in OK
Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Reading - Reading aloud vs. independent reading on grid
Replies: 22
Views: 8859

Reading - Reading aloud vs. independent reading on grid

Should I purchase a set of readers? Can anyone tell me what the children read for themselves while doing Adventures? Does Adventures include reading material for the child or are there suggested books that we would buy in addition to our Adventures package? I know we will get the NIVr Bible. Is tha...