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by stevienext
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: High School -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 12
Views: 16509

Re: High School -- Share Your Experiences

We have used MFW since my daughter was in 3rd grade. She's now a senior and has LOVED the high school curriculum by MFW. She aced her SAT (scored in the 98th percentile), was accepted at Cedarville University in Ohio this past summer, was awarded a $12,000 academic scholarship for this year based on...
by stevienext
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Combining different ages into one book basket
Replies: 14
Views: 4947

Re: ECC book basket q

I am by no means an MFW expert, since this is my first year with MFW, too. I also am coming from Sonlight and have a 12yo daughter going into 7th grade---we have much in common! I echo what others have said about using the book lists in the teacher's manual and getting what I can from the library. I...
by stevienext
Thu May 02, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 113239

Re: General Ideas for ECC

If anyone is interested, I have started a Pinterest board with lots of ECC ideas I've collected. Here's my board: http://pinterest.com/stevienext/mfw-ecc/
by stevienext
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 113239

Re: General Ideas for ECC

I'm sure someone has already thought of this, but I'll post it anyway just in case. Half-Price Books is a great source for getting art books for your art program. We found some beautiful "coffee table" art books for Charlotte Mason style picture study. Don't forget that homeschool moms get the "teac...
by stevienext
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 113239

International Art Project Book

We have another art book that goes well with ECC called Geography Through Art , by Sharon Jeffus & Jamie Aramini. You can order it [on Amazon]. Check out the table of contents on amazon.com to see the countries and projects. It's really good, especially for your upper elementary or middle school stu...
by stevienext
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Field Trip ideas for ECC
Replies: 16
Views: 13889

Re: Field Trip ideas for ECC

If you live in the Milwaukee area, you can take a field trip to Mitchell Park Conservatory (akaThe Domes) to see desert and tropical biomes. Here's the website for more info:http://county.milwaukee.gov/MitchellPar ... a10116.htm.
by stevienext
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 64514

Map of the World Cake

For simple, easy-to-cut-out continent shapes, go to http://www-tc.pbskids.org/arthur/parentsteachers/lesson/world/pdf/Balloon_Globe.pdf . I think I'll make a sheet cake and place the continent templates on top of the unfrosted cake, trace around them with a writing tip in green frosting, and then fi...
by stevienext
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 113239

Preserving Wall Map

After getting the beautiful wall map and evaluating our school space, I realized I had no wall space for it. I decided to re-purpose an extra dining table we own, and top it with a clear plastic tablecloth. After getting the tablecloth from amazon.com, I was greatly disappointed. It was very flimsy ...
by stevienext
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Combining different ages into one book basket
Replies: 14
Views: 4947

Re: Combine 4th grade and 7th grade book baskets?

Yes, Julie, thanks for your post. I haven't received my curriculum yet, so I was guessing that since the TM recommended list was organized by grade level (right?), that maybe I am supposed to keep the selections separate. I would rather just dump them all in one basket and let them have at it. Besid...