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by dascott
Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography "Packets" - Extra resources
Replies: 12
Views: 8863

ECC Advanced Packet - Languages

Just wanted to let everyone know of a website that my son found yesterday. He was working on the advanced packet page on the languages spoke in different countries. He was looking on the computer and found this website: http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/european_languages.htm It lists the langua...
by dascott
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 25168

So glad we started with ECC

I struggled a lot last year about which year to start with. We finally decided on ECC and I am so glad we did. We are on Week 13 and have learned so much. I was afraid my 7th grader might be bored because he had a lot of geography (or so I thought) when he was in a private school. He has not been bo...
by dascott
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - Free Lending Library
Replies: 4
Views: 3610

Library - Free Lending Library

I just wanted to let everyone know about a free lending library. It is called Fresh Water Fred's Lending Library. It can be used for people living in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. You can check out up to 10 items at a time for 30 days. If you need them longer you can em...
by dascott
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 115345

Re: Planet Earth BBC Series

I have to say that one of the best purchases that I've made this year to augment ECC was the BBC's Planet Earth Series on DVD . It is simply wonderful and you can pick episodes that go right along with the science topics...not only Mountains, Tundra, Seasonal Forests, but also Saving the Species an...
by dascott
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 24495

First week of ECC

We have finished our first week of ECC and we had A GREAT WEEK, much better than any of our weeks last year (we were using a different curriculum). We were finished by noon and both my kids were very cooperative. There seemed to be just enough information without being too much. I thought my ds - 7t...
by dascott
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Schedule / Extra time for 7th/8th?
Replies: 12
Views: 7379

CrystaL, Thanks so much. Your post does give me a general idea. My son is going to be doing Apologia Science at the co-op we attend. They will do the experiments in class and then be assigned reading during the week at home. I will have to wait until it starts to see how long that will take. We don'...
by dascott
Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 12744

Another company that you might try is Bare Books. Their website is www.barebooks.com. They have books that have half the page blank and half with lines. They also have line guides that fit over paper so that it is easy to draw lines, and they have guides that fit behind the paper so you can write st...
by dascott
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 12744

I found a form on donnayoung.org that can be printed. The top half of the page is blank (great for drawing pictures) and the bottom half has lines. The best part is you can decide how wide you want your lines to be. When you go to the website click on Handwriting at the top and then click on paper, ...
by dascott
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia in co-op?
Replies: 12
Views: 5737

What's his math level? Apologia Science lists as Math Prerequisite for Physical Science -- 7th grade math. -crystal He is doing Saxon Math 7/6 this year. He has had a lot of Science exposure while attending private schools the last 5 years. I do have the General Science book. I purchased it used a ...
by dascott
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 24495

Choosing Curriculum - Prayers Answered

Posted Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:06 pm by dascott I want to thank everyone again for all the responses as I flipped back and forth as to which curriculum to use. I prayed last night that God would direct me to the one that would be best for my kids next year and I asked for a clear sign, since I seem to ...
by dascott
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - 4 day week, light Fridays, co-op days?
Replies: 16
Views: 5658

Hi! First I want to thank everyone for their responses so far. I am leaning towards doing school on Friday, but like someone suggested making it a shorter day. We could also start earlier on Friday mornings to complete the day earlier. With the curriculum we used this year, a different unit study, w...
by dascott
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Do you recommend this for CTG?
Replies: 19
Views: 8911

Thanks so much for everyones response. I was leaning towards the Deluxe Package but wanted to be sure I would use it all. It definitely sounds like I would greatly benefit from it. Thanks again. I can't wait to start this fall.

Dedra