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by Cici
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 43685

Tentatively thinking about using MFW...lots of questions

but I'll start with just one. :) My kids are ds 10.5, dd 8.5, and ds 5.5. I really would like to keep everyone together with the exception of the skills areas. That's what initially led me to look at Simply Charlotte Mason - the combined family advantage. But then I remembered that MFW does this as...
by Cici
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 34484

Re: Need help

Hi, I am not speaking from the experience of successfully teaching 2 at those ages, however, the first thing that came to mind while reading your post is: Reward System & Brain Breaks. We use Proverbs Dollars, which she may spend at our "Store" for 30 mins of iPad time, dessert, etc... That motivate...
by Cici
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Can we begin the MFW cycle mid-year?
Replies: 54
Views: 14360

I'm not crazy, am I???

Am I crazy to consider switching mid-October, after investing way more than I care to admit in other things? I did MFWK with my oldest a couple years ago but lost steam with the way the manual was set up (which has since been revised), not to mention a medically needy child. After listening to Davi...
by Cici
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 26473

Re: How do you deal with a poor attitude?

We are doing Proverbs Dollars (Proverbs Academy is our official school name) & Heart Reports. I have a 6 year old & a 22 month old. This is obviously just for the 6 year old, for now. Proverbs dollars are similar to your dot system. She earns her dollars & can "buy" things from the "store." Some exa...
by Cici
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Books - Encyclopedias & Info Books for MFW-K
Replies: 47
Views: 18545

Supporting books for kinder

Hi! I have not been lucky with my local library while trying to find the "science" books for the kinder. And also for Adventures book basket. :( Suggestions? Thank you :) Hi! I believe MFW sells the kinder books for $122ish, they're awesome books at a great deal! I Haven't started adventures yet, b...
by Cici
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year-olds - Feeling left out of K and olders, scheduling both
Replies: 31
Views: 9122

Re: Learning God's Story - Scheduling

Hi Grace! We are finishing up Learning Gods Story, I have a 6 year old daughter & a 22 month old son. Here is our weekly schedule (my Husband is off on Sundays & Mondays so that is our "weekend") I've found that scheduling outside activities & errands on separate days from school works better for my...
by Cici
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Narration help
Replies: 22
Views: 5525

Re: Am I doing this right?

Great ideas. Although my daughter narrates well, I struggle at times to stay quiet long enough... One thing to remind ourselves is that in a CM classroom, students might only answer on occasion, and if they were wrong the next child might answer or other children might chime in and correct the infor...
by Cici
Fri May 30, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 22197

Re: workboxes

Hey Karla, I used our Workbox system for all of our daily work. We have the ten 3" (or so) draws on a rolling cart, (we keep it stationary though). I've used them like intended to be used loading them up the night before. I didn't like it, I like to see the books on a nearby shelf & I like to see th...
by Cici
Tue May 20, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 25692

Re: MFW1 science as summer activities?

Well said Shawna! Yes, I agree balance is important in everything :) I probably need reminders more than others, I have a somewhat extreme personality.
by Cici
Tue May 20, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 25692

Re: MFW1 science as summer activities?

Good morning! I just have to chime in & share something I read a couple of days ago on a blog, I copied & texted it to my husband, I'll paste it here: Why do we do that? Many years ago I heard a pastor say, “Why is it that every time our kids come in from an activity, the first thing we ask is, ‘Did...
by Cici
Tue May 20, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Will MFW be flexible enough? Bunnytrails ok?
Replies: 23
Views: 10211

Comparison to "pieced together"

In the beginning of our journey we did CC & a "pieced together" curriculum using Ambleside & SCM. It was waaayyyy too much, both my 6 year old daughter & I, we burnt ourselves out, well, I burnt us out. Half way through I discovered MFW & quickly switched. My "pieced together" curriculum was causing...
by Cici
Fri May 09, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 32261

"Trial" week before public school starts...help!

My husband wants me to do a "trial week" with the curriculum before public school starts. I want to have an "official" first day where we organize our stuff and make book marks or whatever; and I don't want to "take away" from their short 8 week summer break. However, I am willing to try to work th...
by Cici
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Will MFW be flexible enough? Bunnytrails ok?
Replies: 23
Views: 10211

Re: Customizing YOUR School Year!

Thank you all, for taking the time to read my post & for your sweet words!
My Father's World has been such a blessing in our life & it's so nice to have this board... full of wisdom & encouragement!
Have a blessed day!
by Cici
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Will MFW be flexible enough? Bunnytrails ok?
Replies: 23
Views: 10211

Customizing YOUR School Year!

Hey! I just wanted to share my experience & decision that made my (homeschooling) life easier! 3 things that changed my life (for the better) recently: 1. Being called to Homeschool 2. Discovering MFW 3. Customizing our school year I'd like to elaborate on #3~ My DD's birthday is 1-11-08, she starte...
by Cici
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Academics - First review weeks at a faster pace?
Replies: 22
Views: 10022

Re: A Few Questions Regarding 1st grade

CONDENSING: We do 2 days in one day. I need to be done with MFW First by July/August, we will then start Adventures! This is my first year homeschooling, my 6 year old daughter started K @ 4 in an all girls private school. I mistakenly chose to piece together my own curriculum last July with Amblesi...