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by 4Truth
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: apologia biology and highschool schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 2372

Re: apologia biology and highschool schedule

We've only used the student notebook for Apologia science once (for General), and the schedule in that spreads out each module a bit more, so you have smaller chunks to read and do each day. I don't know that it makes for a longer year, though. For one thing, MFW's schedule is only for 4 days a week...
by 4Truth
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Countries & Cultures Book Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2211

Re: Countries & Cultures Book Question

This should help:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8173
by 4Truth
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Upgrading AHL - worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1956

Re: Upgrading AHL - worth it?

I'm in the same place right now, Michelle. I've had two children go through MFW high school, the most recent being four years ago, and next year I'll have another high schooler! Possibly two high schoolers, if the friends that we're homeschooling this year come back and school with us for 9th & 6th ...
by 4Truth
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: AHL Epic of Gilgamesh
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

Re: AHL Epic of Gilgamesh

I highly recommend reading it aloud together. For one thing, *I* enjoyed it, too! ;) But it also gave my daughters and I the opportunity to discuss it well. Since this is the one of the first pieces of literature assigned for the year, reading and discussing it aloud together also helps with acclima...
by 4Truth
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 26806

Re: Thinking of Coming Back to MFW

Yes, definitely in the 3 R's, and occasionally in some of the activities, too. Older siblings can help younger siblings with certain things, too, which gives those older kids a feeling of independence and responsibility. If you have one older child who really gets into science, he or she can do the ...
by 4Truth
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Is it enough for all ages?
Replies: 13
Views: 6949

Re: ECC Science - Apologia instead?

In the ECC manual, both in the teacher prep pages at the front of the manual, and here and there throughout the notes during the weekly lessons, Marie tells you how to adapt Properties of Ecosystems for younger children. You can summarize for the student, or use books and videos from Book Basket tha...
by 4Truth
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Bible - Focus in RTR Bible?
Replies: 10
Views: 10981

Re: Bible in RTR

(Although, i think i recall that the Bible and History in RTR are not quite as closely intertwined as they are in CTG.) They're actually *very* intertwined in RTR. There's a whole lot more history in the New Testament than a lot of people realize, and the geography of the NT is significant, too. Ex...
by 4Truth
Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Bible - Focus in RTR Bible?
Replies: 10
Views: 10981

Re: Bible in RTR

One thing to keep in mind with MFW is that in the elementary years, they purposely don't schedule some of the more "graphic" passages, or long, potentially boring (for little kids) passages such as geneologies because of the fact that we're reading and discussing with younger children. But when you ...
by 4Truth
Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 1 & 2
Replies: 19
Views: 19231

Re: RTR - Weeks 1 & 2

Instead of doing the matchbox project for the books of the Bible this time with my youngest daughter, I bought this wooden Bible Bookcase Puzzle (see link). Every piece is different, so it's impossible to put the books on the shelves out of order. But if you do try to put a book in the wrong spot, t...
by 4Truth
Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Human Body comprehension
Replies: 6
Views: 4161

Re: RTR - The Human Body for Every Kid help....

You are doing fine, Kathy! :) They will look back at the notebooks in years to come and remember so much more than you realize! I think of these learning methods as sort of a "timed-release capsule" in which the lessons take time to slowly work through the system, which unfortunately means that you ...
by 4Truth
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 35389

DVDs

I found some wonderful DVDs at the library last week... The title of the web-site is Families of the World. They have done 28 DVDs in 28 different countries. In the library I found them in the children's section. [original post http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=178&start=175 ] We watch...
by 4Truth
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Human Body comprehension
Replies: 6
Views: 4161

Re: RTR - The Human Body for Every Kid help....

Missy gave some great suggestions. Don't stress over it... Enjoy the process! :) Keep in mind that MFW elementary programs were written for multiple ages, so an older child might/should be able to do and retain more than a younger child. This is normal and okay. As Missy said, they will get more on ...
by 4Truth
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 40157

Re: Planner Challenges

When all my kids were in elementary, well, even when I just had two in elementary, I photocopied the grid so that I could write in their individual specifics and keep it in their portfolios as part of their permanent record. In our state, we had to have a portfolio showing their work and progress, a...
by 4Truth
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: English Components in MFW high school, add? sub?
Replies: 17
Views: 6992

Re: Poetry in 7th-12th grades?

In AHL (9th grade), you get all the poetry from the Bible (when those sections of the Bible are studied as literature), and the version of Gilgamesh that MFW uses is a form of poetry, as well.
by 4Truth
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 39453

Re: Please vote!! 3 out of 5 of the 5 year cycle ….

Well, I would vote for ECC, then RTR, and then 1850-Modern, but if you're really leaning toward RTR first, then how about this.... RTR, 1850-Modern, and then ECC using the junior high supplement with the oldest. :) RTR was our favorite year, so it's hard for me personally to argue with what sounds l...
by 4Truth
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Retention, Remembering, Review - Ideas & encouragement
Replies: 17
Views: 6200

ECC Question?

As we move through the geography game I find that it really does work and my children are remembering and learning their geography through it. It has made me wonder though if they will remember it, or how much of it they will remember. My DH and I both see value to them learning geography prior to ...
by 4Truth
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Combining CTG & 1st
Replies: 23
Views: 8755

1st grade and Creation to Greeks

I am looking over next year's curriculum for both my 1st graders and my 5th graders (CtG). It looks like alot of their Bible will be similar. Is that correct or is it just temporarily for the first few weeks I looked through. They both start with creation, they both will be drawing and summarizing ...
by 4Truth
Fri May 23, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Placement for child who has had little grammar
Replies: 15
Views: 8871

Re: LA suggestion for 6th grader with no prior grammar?

Julie, thanks for this reminder. I don't know why my mind was blocking and thinking that the student would be finished with ILL before 6th grade. But you're right, the last 1/3 of the book is for 6th grade! :) Schlee, there are two different ways to approach the study of grammar -- whole to parts, a...
by 4Truth
Thu May 22, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Placement for child who has had little grammar
Replies: 15
Views: 8871

LA suggestion for 6th grader with no prior grammar?

My dd with be in 6th next fall. She has been in public school, We will be doing ECC in the fall. She needs a big change of pace to embrace homeschooling, so I'd like to make it as 'fun' as possible.. (but can you make grammar fun?) Well, I don't know, but the year I taught both of my older girls to...
by 4Truth
Tue May 20, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 30799

Re: MFW1 science as summer activities?

I have learned FAR more as a homeschooling mom than I ever did in public school! I am so thankful we have the opportunity to teach (and learn with) our kids. Even my friend with English Lit and French degrees, who admires all things Shakespeare, says she wishes she would've learned literature in con...
by 4Truth
Mon May 19, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 30799

Re: MFW1 science as summer activities?

Absolutely! Summer is a great time to do extra science. :) You can plug some nature walks in there, as well, and even combine that with some additional artwork. I wouldn't try to do 1st grade science with ECC next year because, even though you already have pretty short lessons most of the time (and ...
by 4Truth
Thu May 08, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Is there an ideal age for ECC?
Replies: 15
Views: 7493

Re: Tell me about ECC...

There is much info he can gain from ECC and if we go with it, I need to be sure to incorporate the skills he gained in our current curriculum so he will be prepared after ECC. Then just continue with whatever you're using now for the 3 R's, and he'll be in good shape since MFW includes all those 'o...
by 4Truth
Thu May 08, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 15508

Re: Why not continue with Rod and Staff Spelling?

Note: Rod and Staff Spelling switches to cursive for 3rd grade, so your dc needs to be able to read cursive or will require help with each lesson. Also, the blanks change as if the child is able to write cursive in the workbook. This was the reason I opted not to go with R&S for spelling. My older ...
by 4Truth
Thu May 08, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 25159

Re: ECC for a Whole Year?

It is somewhat repetitive because of the very nature of studying countries and world cultures... a country is a country is a country. They all have a flag, a bird or some other symbol, a president or dictator of some sort, a population, borders that sometimes change after a conflict with another cou...
by 4Truth
Thu May 08, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 20032

Re: Book Basket ? for CTG

Mara is scheduled in CTG as it goes along with the study of Egypt.