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by KellyinPA
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 76321

Re: ECC World Cake w/pic

That looks great!! I only made the outline ( to the best of my ability) of each continent on our cake. Then I made the boys point and name each continent for their Dad and sister before we could eat it :) I hope this is a fun memory maker for them.
by KellyinPA
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 76321

ECC Continent Song

A funny: We have been singing the continent song this week, supposedly to the tune of Yankee Doodle. Only ours keeps sounding like "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee". Go ahead, try it! :-)
by KellyinPA
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - How much time daily for ECC?
Replies: 37
Views: 19799

Re: ECC Question

We've started ECC this week, just doing the ECC stuff. Will add in Math and LA in two weeks. It's taking about two hours so I'm figuring about 3 and a half hours total when we add in the other stuff. We are only on Week 1, Day 2 but so far, so good :)
by KellyinPA
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 27448

Re: ECC Student Sheets Question

This is my first time through ECC so take it for what it's worth ;) I'm making a file for each country and putting the student sheets in those along with anything else I run across that pertains to that particular country, like the children's issues from Voice of the Martyr, etc. This may or may not...
by KellyinPA
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Worms in Week 2, lots of questions
Replies: 32
Views: 16900

Re: ECC 2nd edition worm experiment ?

Just wondering if we could email the Answers in Genesis people and ask what is the proper thing to do, they may respond and clear all this up for us. Amy, we love Smarter than a Fifth Grader and I fully admit that often times I am NOT!! :)
by KellyinPA
Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 27218

Re: ECC--World Geography w/ 3rd grader?

"May." Ah, that may be it. For my oldest child, "may" probably would have translated into, "I'm sure you'll do it all, honey, you're so grown up!" For my youngest, it translates into, "Aw, you don't need to do any of those, hun, you're just a little guy..." LOL!! That's pretty much how it has gone ...
by KellyinPA
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Preparation - Box Day! and helpful hints
Replies: 38
Views: 19062

Re: Before starting Adventures?

Agreeing with La. This is what I did. Took a peek a week or two ahead and then used what worked for us. I intend to do the same thing this year with ECC and I too, am most grateful to those who post what worked, what didn't, great extras to include to make it easier for us who are coming behind. Lov...
by KellyinPA
Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - Meeting state requirements
Replies: 84
Views: 42322

Re: Health and physical education

In ADV you will study the human body and that could very easily be documented for health as well as science. We didn't have to document anything this year (we will next year, it's 8yo in PA) but if I did I would have just read them some library books on "health" type topics appropriate for a second ...
by KellyinPA
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Complete Book of Animals
Replies: 31
Views: 17548

Re: Complete Book of animals, update

I just received a copy of this and from a quick glance over, it looks spot on for the age group it's targeted toward. I will be using ECC in the fall with my just turned 8yos and it looks perfect for them. Crystal did a great job of commenting on the Amazon review so I don't need to reiterate that b...
by KellyinPA
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 5 & 6 (including the Capitals)
Replies: 11
Views: 9732

Re: 1850MOD cooking question again

Let us know how it turned out :) I love that your son (and his friend) are really getting into the cooking aspect of it. Good for them and good for you mom to encourage it :)
by KellyinPA
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - Would you please share your favorites?
Replies: 20
Views: 11391

Re: Favorite Year?

We've only done K, 1st and ADV so far ( I am in awe of those of you who have gone through the cycle and are using it again with your youngers, I think that really says something about MFW!) Anyhow, I've loved each year as we've gone through them and then (like right about now ;) )am eagerly looking ...
by KellyinPA
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Hymns - Then Sings My Soul book
Replies: 3
Views: 5270

Re: Then Sings My Soul hymnbook Exp.-1850?

Just another thought to add to this. We are not anywhere near Exp-1850 ( in ADV actually :) )but a reason ( if you need another one) to include the hymns would be for the biblical truths and doctrine in them. Our church worship time is pretty much half hymns and half choruses and I enjoy both, my ki...
by KellyinPA
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 24-25
Replies: 20
Views: 13196

Re: Weeks 24-25 - Gold Rush

I was unable to find a coloring page for the California Gold Rush to use in our notebooks but I did find a cute book to make at It has instructions, templates, text to put into the book and some coloring too :) We enjoyed doing it and it was a nice change from just doin...
by KellyinPA
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Missions books for adults
Replies: 7
Views: 8012

Re: Missions books for adults

I'm not sure why I didn't think of the jr high books myself, but I'm glad that you all did :) And Crystal, those cd's sound interesting too. I just received some cd's from some of the Hazell's talks (since they won't be at CHAP) and am really enjoying those. This is wonderful !! I'm so glad I asked ...
by KellyinPA
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 28306

Re: Should I purchase books, use other books, ILL?

Hi, We are in week 24 of ADV and I've had good success in searching for books at our library using the subject line. Both fiction and non-fiction. Take a look (if you haven't already ;) at the ADV posts here on the board, there are some good suggestions there that aren't necessarily listed in the TM...
by KellyinPA
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 28643

Re: Need encouragement!

{{Jessica}} My youngest (twins) will be 8 in July but I remember their early infancy like yesterday. Your post helped it to come roaring back :) I remember just wanting things to go back to "normal" whatever that was. I wanted to be able to make my older kids lunch without hearing two babies cry, I ...
by KellyinPA
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Magnet kit questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4242

? adventures magnet set

Hello, :) I was going to order my stuff for next year and started wondering if I should get the magnet set. we have a similar magnet set (some lost pieces now). Are the activities written in the planner for it? Do you think I need their specific set? on a side not...... ;) I just have to mention th...
by KellyinPA
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Complete Book of Animals
Replies: 31
Views: 17548

Re: Complete Book of Animals

*One thing I noticed about MFW: according to the MFW website, they are scheduling the book in the lesson plans. So anything about the disjointed nature of this book will not be an issue. So, all of those paragraphs where the reviewer is upset, you can ignore that. MFW doesn't do "disjointed" schedu...
by KellyinPA
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Narration & Comprehension, plus general K encouragement
Replies: 15
Views: 8854

Re: Reading comprehension for K

You have already received some excellent advice, so I'll just add something from my own experience. Most (certainly not all:) little boys need some extra time to grow and mature. If my 7yo twin sons were going to school, they would only be in first grade because I would not have sent them to K until...