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by Lucy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Chores = Life Skills!
Replies: 36
Views: 9963

Re: Children, allowance & chores, oh my!

Hi, I was glad to hear someone had mentioned Dave Ramsey. My husband and I just completed Financial Peace University and he also addressed kids and allowances (My kids are older now and we have transitioned through many chore/allowance scenarios in our family through the years.) I really liked his m...
by Lucy
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Tell me about James memory work
Replies: 16
Views: 5122

Re: Exp to 1850 - how much time did Bible take?

Hi Lisa, I would say that the book varied for us in the amount of time it took each day (5th and 7th grader). The time spent on this study was so worth it. Our family found this to be such a practical book and it gave us all a great study to work on our character! As the year progresses and you have...
by Lucy
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Web Filter Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 2759

Web Filter Suggestions

We are setting up a computer for our kids to use when given permission for controlled amounts of time. Does anyone have a web filter, or any other resources, that you like to help eliminate the viewing of "junk" on the internet. I understand the internet will always need some level of supervision. ...
by Lucy
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Choosing - CTG and then AHL??
Replies: 8
Views: 4382

Re: ECC or CTG for first time

Dear Lisa Marie, I do not think anyone else mentioned it, but there is a 7th/8th grade supplement that you will need for your 7th grader that includes 4 readers that will be scheduled in the Teacher's Manual on a special 7th/8th lesson plan grid along with other assignments especially for 7th and 8t...
by Lucy
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - What does your math lesson look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 4813

Re: HELP! Singapore Math

Hi Lovenda, If you mean do you need to test him again, no. You will just move into the next level with him when you have completed the other two. Like the others we always covered the material in the Textbook, since this is teaching them how to think about the concepts and problems mentally. Eventua...
by Lucy
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Phonics - Older kids who didn't have phonics
Replies: 7
Views: 3784

Re: 4th grade phonics boost

It seems to me it would be easier to use what you already have than having to purchase anything new or add a whole other system that you will have to learn as well. On the day you introduce a sound to your first grader why not review/introduce the same sound with your older kids using a white board....
by Lucy
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL Discussions - History
Replies: 9
Views: 4112

Re: that new mfw editon of DK History of the World

Question: I have the Kingfisher Illustrated Encyclopedia and the Usborne Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World. Would it be overkill to get this DK encyclopedia? When this book is assigned in World History and Literature (Year 2 of high school) you will want to have this books since it will already...
by Lucy
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Literature, Tips for the Iliad??
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: Tips for tackling The Iliad??

Dear Teresa, We have 2 children in high school at this time. If either my husband or I had to read all that they were reading we would not have time. You do not have to read everything that they read. The Iliad is particularly difficult and this is why instead of vocabulary and comprehension questio...
by Lucy
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Ready but reluctant students
Replies: 26
Views: 8680

Re: need ideas for a reluctant student

Crystal and I were typing at the same time so some of this is a repeat.:) Hi, Welcome to the MFW Board! I am thinking that he may be reading beyond the K program, but he is still emotionally 5. He still learns best by exploring the world around him and through lots of indoor and outdoor play. You ma...
by Lucy
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - 7-9 year olds?
Replies: 23
Views: 11315

Re: first impressions on ECC

Dear Fenni, Just adding on to remember to reread the the Teaching Tips for Properties of Ecosystems. You may only need to read the first paragraph and enjoy the pictures for your 3rd grader. If this book is too much for your 1st grader, which would not be surprising he can use library books as Cryst...
by Lucy
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 21519

Re: anyone have their kids read most of the books on their own?

Dear Kirsten, Over the years as my kids grew older I found that Bible and History were the 2 subjects that we continued to read together. The main reason for this is as the teacher/discipler along with my husband we really wanted to help our kids to make connection and to help them see God in histor...
by Lucy
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Academics - Is CTG enough for 7th/8th?
Replies: 9
Views: 4796

Re: CTG for 7th grade boy

Dear Tracy, The St. John books as well as Twice Freed are read alouds to be done with the whole family. Although many kids at your sons age can read them they are a wonderful shared experience. I would read the St. John books with him and his sister. Although they are not real stories they are belie...
by Lucy
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining part of MFW1 with non-MFW programs?
Replies: 30
Views: 9815

Which program?

I am really wanting to combine all my children together. We already have math and language arts programs that are working really well....why fix what isn't broken? My 5.5 year old is reading very well and writing fairly well... I was considering MFW if I could combine all the kids. In addition...I ...
by Lucy
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 22293

1st and ECC - leave out the science and crafts?

So, what part of MFW 1st would you leave out if doing ECC also? Should I just focus on the Bible and phonics and leave out the science and crafts? Hi Terri, Since most of the science in first grade is not integrated with the rest of the program you can have your first grader join ECC science. The C...
by Lucy
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 24-25
Replies: 20
Views: 7762

Re: HELP! Ideas for forming glue into "jewels" for crown

Hi...we just did this last week. Ours were very flat too, but the kids "painted" them with markers and they were beautiful. It was a bit messy (marker ink all over their fingers), and they did have to pry the jewels off, but they managed. A couple did tear and they felt bad, but we'd made so many b...
by Lucy
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Literature/English Credit
Replies: 28
Views: 10747

High School Illiad alternative reading

My son is in 9th grade and really struggles with reading the Illiad....the lesson plans recommend that students who have trouble with this book should read Black ships before Troy....... I plan to let him read this but feel like he will be missing out on the OTHER work that is assigned to those rea...
by Lucy
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Updates - Minor changes, versions
Replies: 24
Views: 11381

Re: RTR--the second time

Hi Susan!! Good to "see" you too! RTR as not had any major changes in the book basket list. It would be minor as Crystal mentioned. If you still have all of the books that came with your first manual then in my opinion you are good to go and do not need a new manual. Several books I can think of hav...
by Lucy
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: EX1850 - George Washington's World
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: George Washington's World

It really is a very different book since in incorporates the life of one person into what else was going on around the world. Our family liked it better as well and it is used long with SOTW and Exploring American History. There are some weeks when this book is the only history spine but more often ...
by Lucy
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: EX1850 - How does it look different for 7/8th?
Replies: 9
Views: 3837

Re: Help with state sheets for older students

Hi Lori, When you reach week 21, where the state studies begin, there will be information on how to use the state sheets and more ideas. If you want to look ahead it is on Tuesday of that week. In the same week for book basket list in the appendix there is a note about most of the books listed being...
by Lucy
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Assigning Literature
Replies: 17
Views: 4176

Re: Assigning Literature/Book basket recommendations

Dear All, Just a reminder that book basket and reading (readers) are 2 different times and have different purposes in MFW. Book basket is to enrich learning and nuture a love for books and reading. These books to not have to be completed. "Reading" is a time when each child completes a book at their...
by Lucy
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - MFW lesson plans, schedule, CD in package
Replies: 29
Views: 8283

Re: Marie's lesson plans for Apologia Physical Science?

Hi Jen, The lesson plans are set up the same for each year since Apologia sticks to a similar lay out each year (at least they have been the same up through Biology). Each module is studied for 2 weeks using 8 days (or 4 days per week). I found that one of my kids needed an extra day to complete the...
by Lucy
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Resistant to "school"
Replies: 6
Views: 3503

Re: Attitude about school

HI Karla, I just wanted to encourage you since I once had a little 4 year old girl who thought she wanted to do school and I tried with the best that I knew, but I made it too school-ly even though I thought I was not. In the end she really was not that interested in school, she just wanted to "go t...
by Lucy
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Language & Math - Can I use any curriculum? MFW philosophy?
Replies: 33
Views: 11234

CtoG & traditional textbooks

I'd like to have an honest opinion about the doableness of this course of study. Creation to Greeks for my 2nd grader and 5th grader. CLE Language Arts for my 2nd grader because he is a boy and frankly just wants to be done. He hates any kind of handwriting but NEEDS it. CLE is all in one book and ...
by Lucy
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Credits - General questions, terminology, states
Replies: 25
Views: 11660

Dear mommyof3boys, You have already been given lots of great thoughts to think about. I agree with them so I will not repeat here. I have 2 thoughts to add. The first is that it is a good idea also to keep a portfolio of work completed by the student since as homeschools we may be called to "prove" ...
by Lucy
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - How much time each day and #days/week
Replies: 34
Views: 13743

"School" time

We follow the suggested schedule and are finished in 4 hours, plus read-aloud time later. In the intro of Adventures, on the last page before the lesson plan of week 1, there is a "possible schedule." It starts at 8:00 and ends at 11:45 with a 15 minute break for snack. It does say that art/music a...