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by my3sons
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 1850-MOD - SOTW student sheets, questions
Replies: 8
Views: 6860

Re: SOTW Activity Book in 1850-Mod

Thanks Tricia for your help on all my questions! It helps!
by my3sons
Mon May 20, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW workshops & audio CDs -- Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 30814

Homeschooling is not enough

I listened to this talk by Paige Timer over the weekend. Wow!!! Just wanted to share how blessed I was by this talk. I am so guilty of not tuning into my kids and know God has been speaking to me about this. This talk was the kick I needed to start TODAY about being more intentional about turning my...
by my3sons
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 37609

Re: High school questions - BTDT moms?

The speaker I heard last night is an educational consultant and is very knowledgable about homeschooling and what colleges look for. It was a lot of great information, but I will prayerfully consider how that applies to our family. I really appreciate the warnings to slow down as well as the great i...
by my3sons
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - (Progeny Press) - Users describe, answer ?s, share idea
Replies: 20
Views: 11993

Re: Progeny Press Study Guides

That helps. Thank you! :)
by my3sons
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to creation/evolution? What age?
Replies: 77
Views: 28840

Re: If your family has a young earth view (or not)....

I was much like you when we began homeschooling- raised in a non-Christian home, public schooled, never really studied the young earth/old earth debate. I remember feeling exactly as you do- not really sure where to start or what to teach my kids. Evolution teaching is everywhere- sometimes even on ...
by my3sons
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Streams & Victor's with younger grades (author reply
Replies: 32
Views: 21050

CTG & Mystery of History

Getting ready to go back through CTG for the 2nd time. Wanted to explore some alternatives to Streams of Civilization. Anyone out there use the text only from Mystery of History to sub in for SOC? Wanted to know how that worked (or didn't) for someone else. Thanks! I used MOH as a supplement in RTR...
by my3sons
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 22, 23, & 24 (including China, Japan, & Russia)
Replies: 14
Views: 10908

Week 24 RtR

We found this article regarding the discovery of the remains of Genghis Khan's palace. This article is from 2004, but we could not find any more recent articles to see if they actually foun...
by my3sons
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for science in RTR: Astronomy
Replies: 35
Views: 22696

Re: Another RtR Astronomy Question (m)

We just started Astronomy a few weeks ago and I bought an economic kit from a gal selling them online. It comes with the things that families are less likely to have on hand, along with a list of everything else we need- complete on what department to look for them at Wal-Mart. It was about $35- wel...
by my3sons
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 63
Views: 45094

Re: Just had to share - ECC blessings years later

That is very sweet. Our boys also purchased a couple of things from the Compassion catalog-- one of them was a sanitary bathroom. My dh joked that the irony was great of our boys buying someone else a SANITARY bathroom! (Hey, I clean, but with 4 boys the toilet area is a constant battle!) I thought ...
by my3sons
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 27931

Re: Can I be real? So frustrated

Amy- I could have written the post about how reading out loud goes here!!! Oh, so frustrating! I have threatened to make them write whatever I am reading if they cannot listen without me stopping to get them back on track. I have not made them do it yet, but I may! And we do sit on the couch to read...
by my3sons
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Chores = Life Skills!
Replies: 36
Views: 17533

Re: Children, allowance & chores, oh my!

I only have a minute, but Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr is what we used. Combines the ideas of you help out because you are part of this family while giving the kids a chance to earn money and learn how to manage it ( give, save, spend). We love Dave's material here!
by my3sons
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - EX1850, Can you tell me more?
Replies: 19
Views: 8410

Which books are considered "Advanced"?

We have used MFW for 5 years, sequentially, as you can see in my signature. I do not normally break out of logical, sequential plans very easily, but this year I have some reasons to consider skipping RtR and studying Exp. to 1850, then going back to RtR next year. We have the opportunity to be par...
by my3sons
Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Ideas for quizzing at end of week / review
Replies: 16
Views: 12378

Fun ideas to review vocabulary words?

I found a site that makes up a crossword puzzle ( for fun review of our Greek root words and also a worksheet that does matching ( ).
by my3sons
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Productive activities - Unstructured Afternoons
Replies: 44
Views: 25427

Re: Does anyone use any "extras?"

In answer to the OP, we have added the World View curriculum from Apologia and Calculadders. I have a couple of other things that I bought (etiquette study, Bible/character studies), but honestly, I have had trouble finding time for them. MFW is wonderfully written and I just get stressed if I try t...
by my3sons
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Week 15 (including the Tabernacle)
Replies: 10
Views: 14661

Tabernacle video

Just in case this is helpful for anyone else— The Tabernacle video that MFW recommends in CtG in Week 15 is available for instant viewing at amazon for $1.99. Our library did not have it and so it was nice to be able to watch it anyway!
by my3sons
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Subs - Suggestions if we've already read some ECC books
Replies: 15
Views: 11671

ECC Already have read Hero Tales

I'm thinking about using ECC with my 7th grader next year. He read Hero Tales last year. How important is it to the curriculum? Is there something else I could replace it with? I would say that while it is a wonderful addition to the year, it is not crucial. That being said, you could do another vo...
by my3sons
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 46024

set to use something else, now thinking about Adventures

We started it and have done 3 weeks and I'm not sure the kids are remembering much. It seems we are trying to get through each thing to read quickly before the baby needs me. We are not reading like all the pictures in the catalog. I keep changing curriculum and I want to stop wasting so much time!...
by my3sons
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 25080

Re: Readers (esp. for CTG)

Charlene, Very helpful. Thank you! Julie, I am aware of those and perhaps I can do a better job of utilizing them ... I put the book basket books on hold the week before we need them. I am often in a rush when I do that and am not aware that they are chapter books until I actually get them and by th...
by my3sons
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can ECC be done in a 4-day week?
Replies: 16
Views: 9813

Re: Anyone do a 4 day week - with ECC particularly?

We did ECC this year in 3.5 days. Tuesdays were co-op day and Wednesday mornings we went to CBS. That was too much- I felt stressed much of the time trying to get everything done and also felt that we cut too much out. I think had we only done one of those things, it would have been much easier to f...
by my3sons
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 2nd grade and RTR
Replies: 21
Views: 14134

Re: Gap year

I don't think I saw this mentioned but if it is, sorry for the repeat. Remember that when your now K'er is in 2nd doing RTR he will also repeat RTR in 7th (I think). Knowing that, I think I would let the 2nd grader join in where appropriate and remember that anything he misses he will catch the nex...
by my3sons
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 28476

Kingdom Tales in ECC

I just wanted to say how much my boys are loving these stories! They look forward to them each day and I love the spiritual symbolism of each one. I am also very appreciative of the discussion questions - they are wonderful! It helps to have the "answers" to help me facilitate the discussion as well...
by my3sons
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 165
Views: 133997

ECC Coloring pages (children in traditional dress) ... -pages.htm

Looks like they are just starting this, so there is a limited selection. They do have China and India right now though! And Africa and Scotland, too!
by my3sons
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 25-26 China
Replies: 26
Views: 29663

Re: Weeks 25-26 China

Here is a link to a coloring page with kids in traditional dress: ... -china.pdf
by my3sons
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 69641

ECC Science Week 9 resource

Just wanted to share that the video "Magic School Bus Visits the Rainforest" is a wonderful resource for this week in conjunction with the reading from Living World on pages 98-99! They talk about the bromeliad plant as well as the importance of pollination with the cocoa tree. Just thought I would ...
by my3sons
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Retention, Remembering, Review - Ideas & encouragement
Replies: 17
Views: 7676

Re: Science Retention- How do you teach science?

Dawn, Thanks so much for your encouragement. There are other factors that probably factor into my freaking out (dh is traveling for business, pregnancy hormones, etc) and so that is a good reminder to take a deep breath, spend some time with the Lord and re-focus. I am not sure if dh would be willin...