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by tiffanys
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Hymns
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: Hymns

What a beautiful idea! Adventures has student sheets for the patriotic songs - I'm guessing something similar could be make. But I really, really, really love the idea of a family hymnal. LOVE THE IDEA!!!!!

I would buy six. And probably a bunch of extra. ;)
by tiffanys
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What is your favorite year of MFW?
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: What is your favorite year of MFW?

We have used K, Adventures, ECC, and are finishing up CtG. It's a definite tie between ECC & CtG. ECC was SO much work because we added a ton of art & food, but we all have such good memories of it. CtG has been just a seamless year - everything has intertwined so well and been so well balanced. I c...
by tiffanys
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Creation to Greeks questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: Creation to Greeks questions

There are a good bit of hands on activities, and lots of resources available if you want to add. One of the books that comes with the program is on Ancient Egypt and it has lots of great hand on activities. They aren't all scheduled, but you could do them all if you wanted. There are also several bo...
by tiffanys
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Prayer -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

Re: Prayer -- Minutes with Marie

Thanks Marie. I'm working on strengthening my prayer life this year and I needed this quote!
by tiffanys
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 25072

Re: Christmas Traditions

Our traditions that must get done every year: *Polar Express night - read the book, watch the movie with pizza, hot cocoa, and treats. Super simple but always a fun night! *Making cookies *Tons and tons of beautiful Christmas picture books. We add a new one each year. *Looking at Christmas lights. *...
by tiffanys
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help me understand Singapore timing/progress
Replies: 2
Views: 5037

Help me understand Singapore timing/progress

I'm still a little confused with Singapore math. My simple question is this: ideally, what level of Singapore math needs to be completed by the end of what grade? I am finding very conflicting answers online and on the message boards. We switched to Singapore in October of last year and we went back...
by tiffanys
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Creation to the Greeks -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 22992

Praise for Creation to the Greeks

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for such a wonderful year. This is our third year with MFW (we have done Adventures & ECC). We are starting week 11 in CtG. My husband and I both went to a private Christian college and took daily Bible classes during our four years there. The material that we are lear...
by tiffanys
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching from Rest
Replies: 8
Views: 6232

Re: Teaching from Rest

I should mention that I really, really loved the book Teaching from Rest, and in general I love Sarah McKenzie. It's just important for us all to remember that her teaching from rest (loop scheduling, morning time, etc.) may not ever be MY teaching from rest. I think as long as we are trusting in Go...
by tiffanys
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching from Rest
Replies: 8
Views: 6232

Re: Teaching from Rest

Funny enough, I taught in the style Teaching from Rest prescribes for several years. Morning time (I think her family calls it Symposium), a loop cycle, using curriculum as tools and not worrying about following it perfectly, etc. It stressed me out! It took me so long to choose the *perfect* books,...
by tiffanys
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Ideas for Fall Feasts & Holy Days in CTG
Replies: 49
Views: 32075

Suggestion for CtG - note booking pages for the feasts

We are in week 5 of CtG and I absolutely adore it. Hands down our best year yet. Thank you so much! I would love to see a note booking page about each of the feasts/Jewish holidays. I'm going to have my boys write about each feast and what we did, what the Bible says about it, what it commemorates, ...
by tiffanys
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: LLFT - Describe Language Lessons for Today
Replies: 23
Views: 7882

Re: LLFT for 5th grade soon?

We LOVE LLfT. LOVE IT. We tried the original books and quit, but the new versions are amazing. Last week I went to convention and looked at EVERYTHING and there is just no comparison. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it so much! Language Lessons for Today is just so lovely! Thanks, Marie, for creating this fan...
by tiffanys
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: * Voyage of Discovery – A Pre-K Adventure!
Replies: 7
Views: 4902

Re: NEW! Voyage of Discovery – A Pre-K Adventure

Now I wish I had a 4 year old to do this with! I'll admit, it took many several years to jump to MFW, but I can't imagine using anything else now. I recommend it to all my friends!
by tiffanys
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 11260

Re: Recommendations for Bible studies for kids

Doorposts has a neat study that is geared toward boys called Because You Are Strong. It's really neat because through the course of the study they are taught how to use resources like concordances, atlases, Bible dictionaries, etc. They say that even though it is geared to boys, that girls can gain ...
by tiffanys
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 15483

Re: ECC--Ordering Question

It's really more of a pick & choose situation. There are multiple pages for every continent, but you can choose which ones to assign. My 4th grader only does 2 or 3 sheet per continent (so sometimes only 1 sheet every other week). Older kids may do more, but it really depends on what type of homesch...
by tiffanys
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement Tests - Helpful ideas for giving tests & evaluating results
Replies: 27
Views: 9865

Re: Singapore math help

Thanks everyone! I went ahead and ordered 3A to start him in. I think that the couple things that he is missing from 2B will be easy to cover ourselves or will be built on in 3A and I can just handle it then. Looking back, it was very little from 2B and most of it was mental math. Thankfully, I have...
by tiffanys
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 23141

Re: How to use teacher's guide schedules - what do you do?

Thanks Joyhomeschool. I'm glad I'm not the only one that switches up my methods! =) I really love the blank document you made - seems like it may be a little simpler on the eyes for a child to look at.
by tiffanys
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 23141

Re: How to use teacher's guide schedules - what do you do?

Thanks everyone! Funny - we have actually done the spiral notebook thing for about six months now, but I am SO tired of writing it out every night. Especially when so much is exactly the same from day to day. I know that in theory it really doesn't take that long to do for two kids, but it is just o...
by tiffanys
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 18994

Re: Need advice: how to catch up in CTG?

Just wanted to say I'm sorry. I am not on the boards often, but last year when we were starting Adventures, I was following along with your ECC fun with your daughter. What a great year, and what a blessed girl to have you! Skipping the 3Rs sounds like fun and have some intensive history & science. ...
by tiffanys
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 6768

Re: I think I made a mistake...Help!

Thank you so much for all of the responses! What we have done for the last 6 weeks is math & copywork daily, a couple of read-alouds, and we have been working our way through Pilgrim's Progress, along with our regular Bible time. It takes about 2 hours a day all together, but it is kinda spread out ...
by tiffanys
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 20155

Re: Adventures State Sheet question

Thank you! Why I didn't think to google it myself, I don't know. My brain's taking a break today. We're having a great time with Adventures - I'm definitely hooked on MFW now!