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by manyblessings
Mon May 11, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it ok to be done?
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Is it ok to be done?

Thank you for the perspective, Julie! As you can see by my signature, I've been homeschooling a very long time- however, it is the first time in a long time that I am homeschooling only one child, and the very first time I am homeschooling as a full-time student and intern myself! Not to mention all...
by manyblessings
Sat May 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it ok to be done?
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Is it ok to be done?

Without going into great detail, this past school year has had some unavoidable interruptions and unexpected difficulties, which included me starting seminary and internship, trips out of state for my studies, deaths in the family, my husband getting hospitalized this past winter, and now COVID-19. ...
by manyblessings
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Which level for just turned 7 year old at high reading level?
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: Which level for just turned 7 year old at high reading level?

My daughter just turned 7 this past September 14, and I started Adventures with her before her birthday. It has been absolutely perfect. She reads at a 4th grade level but is right on grade level with writing, perhaps ahead on grammar. But we are using MFW recommendations from all language arts and ...
by manyblessings
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: God's Creation the same year as Creation to the Greeks?
Replies: 4
Views: 4174

Re: God's Creation the same year as Creation to the Greeks?

The Kindergarten curriculum takes no more than 90 minutes a day, if you are doing the whole thing. That being said, since you have older children, it may make more sense to use only the phonics and math from K and let your K child tag along with the olders for hands on activities in the other subjec...
by manyblessings
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: To upgrade or not? ECC
Replies: 1
Views: 3780

To upgrade or not? ECC

A wonderful former youth leader of my grown kids gifted me with all five years of the cycle. ECC and ctg are the older editions. All the non-consumable items are included. Should I upgrade the teachers manuals? Will I be missing out on anything anything? Or should I just get the student consumables ...
by manyblessings
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need to decide
Replies: 7
Views: 4952

Re: Need to decide

First, I want to send you lots and lots of love. Second, a word of encouragement-you are an amazing mama! You and your family have been through so much, and still are going through! You are not failing! I only had 4 children close in age to raise and teach, but some of what your experiencing still r...
by manyblessings
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?
Replies: 6
Views: 5534

Re: 2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?

Thanks to everyone who replied. Rest assured this has been taken to prayer and my husband and I have extensively studied the letters of Paul, and their historical context. Not everyone's situation is the same. I recall even the Hazell's had mom working and dad teaching. I should add that while my hu...
by manyblessings
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?
Replies: 6
Views: 5534

2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?

I was wondering if anyone could offer advice on how they make homeschooling with MFW work for them when both parents work. With a lot of prayer I applied to seminary and was accepted. It is a 2 year program with mostly online courses, 4 week-long trips out of state, and average 20-hour a week local ...
by manyblessings
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore Math lesson plans
Replies: 3
Views: 4778

Re: Singapore Math lesson plans

Both books contain answers for the textbooks and workbooks for the levels they're written for. The home instructor's guide also contains in-depth, step-by-step lesson plans. For the younger grades, I feel it is unneccessary, because the textbooks themselves teach very simply and clearly with words a...
by manyblessings
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First and second grade
Replies: 4
Views: 4820

Re: First and second grade

Yes, that's exactly right. And each child continues doing your choice of Language Arts and Math at his or her level.
by manyblessings
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First and second grade
Replies: 4
Views: 4820

Re: First and second grade

Adventures does not include language arts and math. You could use Adventures for both children (each child needs his own set of student sheets), add 2nd grade language arts and math for your older child, and use just the phonics and math from LGS for the 1st grader since you already have it (but buy...
by manyblessings
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Adventures for my first grader with 3rd?
Replies: 2
Views: 4519

Re: Adventures for my first grader with 3rd?

I think many families have done exactly that. You can adapt the lessons in Adventures as needed for your 1st grader. Congratulations on the new baby :)
by manyblessings
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Which curriculum should I simultaneously teach a 3 & 4 yo?
Replies: 6
Views: 5252

Re: Which curriculum should I simultaneously teach a 3 & 4 yo?

Hi! I think it would be best to do the Pre K with your two children, and simply follow with K for both whenever you are done with it. The repetition will be good for both of them, and MFW PreK is so much fun! You don't really need to follow the same schedule as public school, feel free to make it wo...
by manyblessings
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Adventures for 2nd & 4th Grade?
Replies: 2
Views: 4476

Re: Adventures for 2nd & 4th Grade?

I would go with ECC, as I think you'd need to add more history and science to Adventures to make it enough for a 4th grader. Your children will not have to do any of the advanced assignments for ECC, and your 2nd graders can use the Complete Book of Animals as a fun science supplement. You can also ...
by manyblessings
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Prayers appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 5834

Re: Prayers appreciated

I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious friend. Keeping you and both families in my prayers.
by manyblessings
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Have you heard about My Father’s World Vision Weekend?
Replies: 3
Views: 4767

Re: Have you heard about My Father’s World Vision Weekend?

Oh yes! I did have the two things confused. Going to Rolla would be a nice trip one day :) In the meantime we will just remain prayerful about God's next steps for our family. Thank you for your prayers. Our daughter had a better night last night, though she still woke up once or twice. I let a Chri...
by manyblessings
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Have you heard about My Father’s World Vision Weekend?
Replies: 3
Views: 4767

Re: Have you heard about My Father’s World Vision Weekend?

We've been wanting to do this since last year, but our daughter has a lot of sleep issues. Thankfully she seems to be on the verge of a breakthrough. When she is sleeping consistently through the night for a few months, we would be willing to leave her with family while we went away for this weekend...
by manyblessings
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How do you work toward independence before high school?
Replies: 4
Views: 3773

Re: How do you work toward independence before high school?

Thank you for the words of wisdom, and a few years ago I would have agreed with you about not looking too far ahead. In my case, I am almost 48 with an almost 6 year old daughter, and wife to a husband of 51 who has a pacemaker yet still works to support us. My husband and I both feel it is God's wi...
by manyblessings
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How do you work toward independence before high school?
Replies: 4
Views: 3773

How do you work toward independence before high school?

Hi! So far, my youngest has done great with the new Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten, and is chugging away with First Grade. What I'm wondering is, I know that the high school guides are intended to be done independently. How do you prepare your child for that, when the family learning cycle is so...
by manyblessings
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Cooking with Young Children
Replies: 1
Views: 2242

Re: Cooking with Young Children

We have truly enjoyed making all the recipes in AAAT, VOD, and GCA :) It has added a lot of fun and togetherness to our days. I love having that reminder in my teacher manual to include my child in the kitchen. My now first grader enjoys cooking and baking with me. Last week, we made some cinnamon m...
by manyblessings
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Choosing Math
Replies: 10
Views: 7366

Re: Choosing Math

Maybe get the Home Instructor's guides for Singapore Math? Those definitely have a lot of teacher guidance. Unless you've already tried that. Otherwise I second the Math Lessons for a Living Education. It seems to have an engaging and straight-forward format.
by manyblessings
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Choosing Math
Replies: 10
Views: 7366

Re: Choosing Math

Perhaps consider Teaching Textbooks? It has an online subscription that teaches for you and grades the material, and an e-book workbook. Or you can get it in CDrom and printed workbook format. There There are placement tests on their official website so you can see which levels are appropriate for y...
by manyblessings
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Handwriting in 1st
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: Handwriting in 1st

You're welcome :) Boys can tend to take longer developing those fine motor skills. My oldest child, also my only boy, really hated writing at that same age. On top of everything else, he is left-handed :~ It took him time to grow into it. In hindsight I wish I had done more of those activities with ...
by manyblessings
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Handwriting in 1st
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: Handwriting in 1st

How old is he? He may just need time to grow into fine motor skills. Have you done the tactile activities like the ones suggested in K, such as using his finger to write in salt, a stick to write in dirt or sand, making letters out of clay? Writing on a white board with dry erase markers, on the gro...
by manyblessings
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What to do next?
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

Re: What to do next?

This will be the last year your children do the same guide. You do ECC with both children for the upcoming year. The 8th grader uses 7th/8th grade supplement plus will need to do 7th grade science as recommended by MFW. Each student continues using their own level language arts and math. The followi...