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by 4myboys
Thu May 02, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 24674

Re: Choosing between ECC and RtR

Some other ideas to help with the mapping: 1) Have her point to and tell you the names of the countries for you to write on the map for her. 2) print the names of the countries on sticker labels so she just needs to find the correct sticker and place it on the map. 3) if you number the countries (or...
by 4myboys
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Independent work in ECC
Replies: 26
Views: 8240

ECC scheduling

Hi, I am looking at purchasing ECC for my 4th and 7th graders next year, but I am having trouble getting a real feel for how much teacher time it will take. For those using this with upper elementary/jr high, how much do your students do on their own? I currently can't guarantee more than 2-2.5 hou...
by 4myboys
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 27683

Re: Is ECC too much for a 3rd grader?

I know someone who is doing ECC with a second grader this year and they are loving it. She plans to do CTG next year and keep going. (He's her oldest -- the younger two are k and a toddler). I am still debating ECC with my 4th and 7th graders for next year. I have plans to meet up with this mom tomo...
by 4myboys
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: EX1850 - Deluxe questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 3032

Re: What do I cut in Exto1850 so I don't overspend?

I know what you mean about wanting to complete the cycle. It also helps to know that our younger children will be able to reuse many of the resources we are now purchasing for our older. It may also help to spread some of the purchases out. If you are sure you are using general science, you could pu...
by 4myboys
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 35653

Re: Books for boys?

I am famililar with most of the titles you mentioned. My boys were in Public School until a year and a half ago, and I helped out in the library. Most of these would be considered high interest early chapter books and are very popular with the grades 2-4 (sometimes younger or older depending on the ...
by 4myboys
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Scheduling 7th Grader w/ other kids!
Replies: 21
Views: 7864

Re: Too use ECC or not to use ECC, that is the question...

Thanks for the reply, Dawn. The upcoming year is going to be very expensive for us with Apologia General Science and [math] and a language arts program (not sure which one yet) and starting French (not sure yet for that either) so adding to that an ECC package (deluxe or not) with the grade 7 and 8 ...
by 4myboys
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Scheduling 7th Grader w/ other kids!
Replies: 21
Views: 7864

Too use ECC or not to use ECC, that is the question...

Thanks to everyone who has answered my questions on the topic of using ECC with our upcoming 7th and 4th graders. I like what I'm seeing and reading so far. Now I'm wondering how easy it is to adapt to our schedule. I see that there are countries scheduled for 34 weeks with room in week 35 and 36 to...
by 4myboys
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Scheduling 7th Grader w/ other kids!
Replies: 21
Views: 7864

Re: Considering ECC for 7th and 4th graders

Deb, I certainly understand. I think if we kept independent subjects going through the summer (they have to come with me to the office anyway, so they can use at least half that time for math, reading, copy work and typing -- skills that can drop off if not practiced regularly) that would allow us t...
by 4myboys
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Scheduling 7th Grader w/ other kids!
Replies: 21
Views: 7864

Re: Considering ECC for 7th and 4th graders

Thanks again, ladies. I see your point about doing more as they get older, especailly reading, and therefore it taking longer for them to complete independent work. I can live with that, but I can rarely give more than 2-2.5 hours of my own time without all of us being done in. By 3 or 3:30 my kids ...
by 4myboys
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other in-depth Christian unit studies?
Replies: 21
Views: 13166

Re: Help me make up my mind...

I am Canadian also, and trying to sort out what to use with my boys who are older than yours. We have a new homeschooling family at our church using MFW. Their oldest is second grade and they skipped adventures and went right to ECC. Given your situation, and time constraints, could you use ECC with...
by 4myboys
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Scheduling 7th Grader w/ other kids!
Replies: 21
Views: 7864

Re: Considering ECC for 7th and 4th graders

Thanks Deb, Yes, our boys are similar ages and sounds like our 12 year older are reading the same two series. I am encouraged by your comments and wonder if you could tell me how long your school day takes and how much your boys can do independently. How much of your week is spent on handicrafts. Ho...
by 4myboys
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Scheduling 7th Grader w/ other kids!
Replies: 21
Views: 7864

Re: Considering ECC for 7th and 4th graders

Thanks for your reply, Julie. I see what you are saying about the highschool and elementary programs not really lining up, but I want to avoid a situation where my older son would be doing CTC followed by highschool ancients. We did Egypt the first half of this year, even though he already covered E...