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by doubleportion
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Using ECC in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom
Replies: 14
Views: 13652

Re: Using ECC in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom

I've successfully used ideas from ECC to teach two coop classes. We had two different levels of classes: 4th-6th grade and 1st-3rd grade. Last semester I taught on Mexico, Australia, India, and Japan. I checked out books using the books list from the ECC TM for each country. For each country I used ...
by doubleportion
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 60280

ECC Idea for Nate Saint & South America

I keep meaning to post this idea every time I listen to my Steven Curtis Chapman CD- Declaration. On the Declaration CD the fourth track is called No Greater Love. I have scanned the liner notes for this song and the image is below. The song is about Nate and his four missionary friends and the ulti...
by doubleportion
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Dinosaurs
Replies: 7
Views: 4532

Re: The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible

It was removed because it was not what it seemed. It wasn't based in fact. It was a kind of shark that was hauled in but there were too many rumors and the story took a life of its own http://www.answersingenesis.org/article ... plesiosaur Ahhhh, thanks Crystal. That was a very interesting article ...
by doubleportion
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Dinosaurs
Replies: 7
Views: 4532

Re: The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible

The best part about the older versions is I think they will keep getting more out of them. The Paul Taylor one also has a picture of a huge, dinosaur from the sea, Note to anyone who doesn't know- the older version of the Paul Taylor book is not exactly the same as the new version. I have both vers...
by doubleportion
Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 18-20 Kenya
Replies: 58
Views: 35255

Music Idea for ECC Africa weeks

I just wanted to share another Selah song that would be great to listen to during the Africa weeks of study. I will post this on the ideas board too. Every Selah album has atleast one song sung in an African language, usually in Congolese. The song on Bless the Broken Road CD is called "Follow Jesus...
by doubleportion
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 18273

Re: Sick Kids..

We just don't do school and then double up later to catch up. But we also school year round, so I usually feel ahead rather than behind anyway. And this year we are reeeeeeally behind due to my own health issues. But I haven't stressed about it, since we started the first week of July for this schoo...
by doubleportion
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Baskets - What kind of book "basket"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 12364

Re: Book Baskets...

Rolling cart over here when they come and go from the library, bought mine at Big Lots for 20 or less. But when they are out for reading I have those Sterilite file crates from Walmart- pink one for dd and black for ds. They are ligh weight and cost about $5. I hope to buy another two next year when...
by doubleportion
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Books Subs - For books already read
Replies: 16
Views: 7268

Re: Adventures

Just chiming in quickly. We loved ADV! I wished I had blogged that year but we have great memories. The work load is just the right amount for 2nd and 3rd graders (we did it in 2nd with our oldest). It would be so easy branch out using book basket books or other library books, if you come to a topic...
by doubleportion
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 44705

Re: ECC Craft for USA -Week 3

We did the Sioux Coup Stick. Here's my post on my blog from that week with pictures of the craft. http://quietlyrunningtheracehomeschooli ... s-3-4.html Believe me, I always looked for the easy and least messy craft to do each time ;)

:)
Edie
by doubleportion
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Bible - Memory work ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 4521

Re: CTG Memory work question

How about Psalm 139? I really like that one. -Trish That is the one I ended up going with! Thanks everyone for the ideas and suggestions. That should keep her busy for the next four weeks. I know we will have to fill in another long scripture once she finishes with Psalm 1. I am sure it will not ta...
by doubleportion
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Bible - Memory work ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 4521

Re: CTG Memory work question

we just did Psalm 100 as extra. Great idea! I will add it in. ... I just mentioned Psalm 100 to my daughter she promptly recited it to me in its entirety. Oh well so much for that. I like the entire psalm memorization thing, just have to find something she doesn't already do. We are adding in verse...
by doubleportion
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Does MFW promote a thirst for Christ?
Replies: 39
Views: 44955

Re: MFW Curriculum?

Just wanted to say a couple of things on how MFW has impacted my dd. It was while we were reading our Bible readings in MFW that my dd came to be convicted of her sins and had her name written in the Lambs Book of Life. Because of our experience in ECC my daughter now believes she is called to missi...
by doubleportion
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 14-15
Replies: 16
Views: 10145

Re: Great book for Maryland

My dd was given a book for her birthday from some friends of ours who are originally from Maryland and Pennsylvania. It is called Katie And The Lemon Tree by Esther Bender. You can find it here:http://www.estherbender.com/lemonTreeSeries.htm The story line is based on historical facts about the auth...
by doubleportion
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for 50 States
Replies: 8
Views: 7862

Great book for ADV or Exp-1850

My dd was given a book for her birthday from some friends of ours who are originally from Maryland and Pennsylvania. It is called Katie And The Lemon Tree by Esther Bender. You can find it here:http://www.estherbender.com/lemonTreeSeries.htm The story line is based on historical facts about the auth...
by doubleportion
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 36036

ECC Mexico alternate Pinata idea

I just wanted to share this simple idea for a mini pinata. You make a mini pinata that looks like a red chile pepper and is filled with small candies like M&Ms. I found it at http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/mini-pinatas-668588/ I did this with my homeschool coop class of fifteen kids today and it was...
by doubleportion
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Encouragemen/Ideas - Helping with Math frustration
Replies: 24
Views: 9547

Re: Is it really supposed to be this way?

My dd hit some bumps in Singapore (she is finishing up 3A now), now she has really mostly hit her stride I went ahead and got the extra practice book for 3A and that helps. We also slowed way down and focused on understanding rather than quantity. Maybe you could wait to do the workbook pages for th...
by doubleportion
Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Making up for interruptions, holidays, sickness
Replies: 6
Views: 3852

Re: ECC Scheduling/Long-range planning

The 35th & 36th weeks of ECC are optional, unless you have to do 36 weeks for your state and record keeping. Maybe that will give you two extra weeks and you can finish earlier in June. You could also save some of the fun crafts or cooking things for a Saturday fun day with Dad included. We often di...
by doubleportion
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 8 & 9
Replies: 27
Views: 20877

Re: CtG timeline question

I've posted a number of pictures of our timeline as we have gone along. We are in week 15 of CTG.

http://quietlyrunningtheracehomeschooli ... xodus.html

Edie
by doubleportion
Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement: If you're struggling with ECC
Replies: 32
Views: 11528

Re: Not loving ECC

Just wondering what things she really liked in ADV. Are you doing the deluxe package of ECC? What are her interests? Maybe there are some of us who can give you ideas about how to adjust so she will enjoy it more. I have tried to have a good attitude. I know school is not always fun but the "struggl...
by doubleportion
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 31046

Re: Not a very successful first day....

Just to chime in on a few points- I found the first few weeks of ECC pretty challenging, then it seemed to lighten up a little. I think there were chapters in POE that I summarized and it seemed like the beginning was especially fully of science terms and kind of wordy for my dd. Each day is differe...
by doubleportion
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 28536

Re: O/T - Discipline

*make sure there are no physical causes going on. some behaviors can be food reactions, or other things. even right vitamins and foods and such. it makes a huge difference in my life. -crystal Having to agree here. My middle ds has been diagnosed with multiple complex food allergies as well as envi...
by doubleportion
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 60280

Re: what is wheat paste and where do you buy it??

liquid white glue watered down

or

liquid starch

or

probably even gluten free flour with water would work.

Just some ideas for alternatives. We will be doing ECC again down the road and will have to do projects wheat free. I'm sure I won't be the only one.

Edie
by doubleportion
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - Giving attention to each one
Replies: 28
Views: 10440

Re: New to MFW - Concerns & Questions

Just a quick thought- I taught in the private school classroom for a few years (taught prek all the way to 8th grade) before we started having kids, so this is where I am pulling this information. Our oldest is the only one currently school age at our house, but I can see that as time goes by any fa...
by doubleportion
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 44705

Re: Weeks 3-4 United States - Alaska

My daughter found a nice picture book at the library called Swift by Robert J. Blake, Philomel Books published by Robert J Blake copyright 2007. Nice adventurous story about a young boy and his dog who go hunting with his father and the father is attacked by a bear and they must go to get help. Beau...
by doubleportion
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 34
Replies: 11
Views: 7801

Re: ADV Week 34 - Alaska

My daughter found a nice picture book at the library called Swift by Robert J. Blake, Philomel Books published by Robert J Blake copyright 2007. Nice adventurous story about a young boy and his dog who go hunting with his father and the father is attacked by a bear and they must go to get help. Beau...