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by unitlovinmama
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 20034

Re: My Ahhhh Hahhhh Moment

LOL, I had considered MFW to be light compared to say, Sonlight, until we did ECC last year (our first year with MFW)- let me tell you, it is not light! :) We all worked hard! Glad you know for sure now :)
by unitlovinmama
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 26736

Re: I wish we could do more, but we just can't

Aw, I understand the sadness of not doing it all because it is so wonderful and fun, but what you do get to do can be wonderful and include the whole family. I'll be doing K with my youngest next year, but I'm in no hurry to get her schooled. She learns much just by tagging along with what the older...
by unitlovinmama
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Bible in CTG
Replies: 3
Views: 3249

Re: CTG- a few questions

Hi Lindy! I remember you from the Weaver boards "way back" when we were both doing the Interlock together! I haven't caught you on here before but this past year was also our first with MFW and we did ECC and absolutely loved it. We have already purchased CTG and after looking at the teacher's guide...
by unitlovinmama
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 30881

CTG- a few questions

Hugs to you as you struggle with grouchy learners. I totally understand this. My oldest two will tell me they don't like school and it hurts me, but then they are begging me to read another chapter, or listening to various audiobooks on CD, or creating things on their own. They just don't like the s...
by unitlovinmama
Sun May 26, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Writing - How much in ECC?
Replies: 13
Views: 5124

Re: Doubts about ECC

We JUST finished our final week of ECC with a 2nd and 3rd grader. I found this to be such a rich and challenging year in many respects. There was plenty of writing using the copywork/dictation methods of Charlotte Mason (the Bible memory verses, Geography from A to Z, Hero tales character qualities)...
by unitlovinmama
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 34410

ECC Families- How's It Going?

We just finished Amy Carmichael's biography today! Another fantastic book! I had never read a missionary biography before this school year. I have been so blessed and I know that these are building up my children as well. My daughter (7) says she would like to be a missionary! I particularly love ho...
by unitlovinmama
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organization
Replies: 22
Views: 8494

Re: ECC-Organizing worksheets

I put them in seperate file folders too. Then I just grab the week's student sheets and put them in my planner.
by unitlovinmama
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Books - Why are there so few for this curriculum?
Replies: 28
Views: 15540

Re: Hard time deciding! MFW vs. Sonlight

Book Basket books are only a suggestion. Your "Book Basket" can be books on any topic the kids are interested in at the time. They don't all have to do with what you are studying. I tend to fall into that trap, thinking everything needs to go with the unit. Not so! So in answer to your concern regar...
by unitlovinmama
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 34410

Re: Box Day for us!!

We are in the last third of ECC and it has been our best year ever! I agree, the biographies are the best. The kids learn so much just from these. This was my first year with MFW and I am so blessed by it. We had box day last Tuesday, got our CTG and yes, I am pumped to begin it! In fact, I find mys...
by unitlovinmama
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other in-depth Christian unit studies?
Replies: 21
Views: 14040

Re: Help me make up my mind...

Hey there. You've gotten lots of great counsel. Just want to add my two cents as a former Weaver user. I used it for five years because I loved the unit study approach. However, you must plan everything, choose all the books, and schedule it yourself. Even if you get the Day by Day, which is the sch...
by unitlovinmama
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 8885

Re: Going crazy

I think the first few years of homeschooling are the hardest for many reasons, but perhaps mostly because you have a school age child and probably some younger ones to keep busy too. While trying to build a solid reading and math foundation for the first child, the next child is ready to be schooled...
by unitlovinmama
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 34410

We are loving ECC!

We are loving ECC! Any fears I had before beginning have been absolved. It is an incredible curriculum and there hasn't been anything the kids haven't liked so far (except, you know, work :-) ). I think the biggest blessing for me so far is reading about God's work in other countries that are in far...
by unitlovinmama
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Properties of Ecosystems (POE), helps
Replies: 36
Views: 19929

Re: ECC Science - projects and POE

I'm only eight weeks in but the only science project I have done so far is the earthworm niche. While it's fun to observe projects, I've found that my children also learn by just hearing about projects. They knew what the worms were going to do. There is a celery experiment in week 8 of ECC- you tak...
by unitlovinmama
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 46828

ECC Week 4- Navajo video

I found it really interesting in Window on the World regarding the Navajo that, because their language is so unknown, they were able to use it as code in WWII. While searching for possible videos on the Navajo, I found one on Netflix (availble to watch now) by the History Channel called Navajo Code ...
by unitlovinmama
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to creation/evolution? What age?
Replies: 77
Views: 23081

Re: If your family has a young earth view (or not)....

I really appreciate your question and think it's awesome that you are so thoughtful about this. I myself am a "take it on faith" person when it comes to creation and I do believe in the 6 literal days of creation. However, my husband was an evolutionist up until he went to an Answers in Genesis conf...
by unitlovinmama
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Should it be challenging?
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: Choosing Readers

Thanks Julie, your testimony is really encouraging. It's always hard to switch off the "grade-level" thing in my brain. My desire is to let my children progress naturally, and my son sounds similar to yours. Thanks for the help.
by unitlovinmama
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 38157

Re: New homeschooler needs encouragement

Hugs to you and hoping you are feeling encouraged already. Definitely check out the threads of extra things you can give the kids to do! Perhaps they are needing some help directing their day now, since their day was directed for them in public school. It's a great time for them to explore their ind...
by unitlovinmama
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Story of the World - Why do you use Vol.2 but not 1
Replies: 15
Views: 20289

Re: SOTW

Many arguments against it seem to be centered around Volume 1, particularly the account of Abraham. I think these kind of things just give us more opportunity to learn and keep us on our toes. And yes, very cool that there is more than SOTW to study history in MFW. We have the audio version of both ...
by unitlovinmama
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Magazines - God's World News, More
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

Re: God's World News?

We just received our first issues for 1st and 3rd grade. I penciled it in for Fridays on the schedule. Hoping my oldest, who is 9 and a great reader (but still prefers to read easy things) will decide to read it more independently as well.
by unitlovinmama
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lunch & Breakfast
Replies: 38
Views: 13914

Re: Quick & Easy Lunch Ideas

I have discovered almost anything can go in a quesadilla and my kids will eat it! Tortillas are inexpensive and I always keep them on hand, as well as huge bags of shredded cheese. I puree a can of white beans with half a block of cream cheese, spread some on a tortilla, top with shredded cheese and...