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by Jill S
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: ECC Fun extras
Replies: 36
Views: 20349

I bought several Dover coloring books that went with either the country we were studying or the biome in science. I also found a coloring book with Houses around the World, or something like that, and also a Christmas around the World coloring book. They have so many different coloring books that re...
by Jill S
Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 47664

Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies

I must be a homeschooling mom... Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:16 pm My dh and I just returned from Cali, Colombia, where we adopted our seventh child. (I probably need to update my profile, huh?) While there, we were able to visit the Cali zoo, a wonderful place in the middle of the rainforest. As we...
by Jill S
Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Books - Augustus Caesar's World reviews, ideas ifchallenging
Replies: 38
Views: 22332

Kids are so different...mine love both books and beg for more. Their only disappointment in ACW is when it strays from Rome and the Caesars. They usually end up finding it interesting, though. In just a few minutes, I was planning on settling them all down in my room (I let some of them bounce on bi...
by Jill S
Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - MFW methods really work!
Replies: 20
Views: 13859

Our big 'ah ha' moment was studying the brain in RtR and interlocking your fingers so that your right hand is on your left side and vice versa, then trying to lift the finger that someone points to, but doesn't touch. That was so cute as they all tried so hard to get it right. I couldn't do it any b...
by Jill S
Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - What do you love?
Replies: 38
Views: 19902

We love MFW. We're on year three, but so far we've used or are using MFWK, MFW1, ECC, CtG, and RtR. ECC was our first year and totally sold me. I was drawn to it because I wanted to study my childrens' birth countries. Naturally, those were my children's favorite times! The cooking was fun but not o...
by Jill S
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Biographies - Handling delicate topics
Replies: 26
Views: 13901

Re: Amy Carmichael

I focused on the fact that those girls had been sold by their poor families to live/work in the temple, rather than what exactly they were doing for work. I wasn't trying to avoid a discussion on prostitues, per se, but was more focused on the fact that they were little girls who needed someone besi...
by Jill S
Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Books - Encyclopedias & Info Books for MFW-K
Replies: 47
Views: 27238

Maybe we just have lots of books (imagine that ;-}), but I found that I already had books on most of the K subjects. For instance, I used a DK book on the Earth when we studied rocks or jewels. We have quite a few mammal books, so I looked through those at the start of the year to see which ones had...
by Jill S
Wed May 17, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Parents - Books, Support, Self-Cares
Replies: 30
Views: 12094

I got "my" vision by reading/sifting through lots of other visions! Also, I would have to say I have two different sorts of visions for our homeschool. First, what am I ultimately tring to accomplish? For this, I have found R.C. Sproul, Jr.'s vision put forth in "When You Rise Up" to be helpful. Tha...
by Jill S
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Is this too much for ages 7-10?
Replies: 18
Views: 10058

GHA - Is this too much for ages 7-10?

Hi everyone: I am getting ready to purchase CtoG at convention in a few weeks and I am concerned about my ds. He is going to be 8 in June and is a young 2nd grader. I do not want to overwhelm him with the God and the History of art curriculum. Do you think it may not be a fit for him? The recommend...
by Jill S
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Success with younger siblings?
Replies: 7
Views: 8637

EFRU - Success with younger siblings?

I am wondering who out there has had success with English from the Roots up with a 2nd or 3rd grader. My ds is a young 2nd grade student. I don't want to overwhelm him. Any thoughts and did you have success using this with a 2nd-3rd grader? (I will still buy the deluxe package because my dd will us...
by Jill S
Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Supplies - Extra books for 3 students?
Replies: 3
Views: 5523

I have three kids in CtG this year, and had three in ECC last year, and never had extra books. That said, from looking at your reasons for having extras, I would say that another Ancient World would be a good idea. We would have two of them, but my son loved it so much he took it on a trip and left ...
by Jill S
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: 2nd & 3rd graders - How are they doing in CTG?
Replies: 32
Views: 20121

My daughter (will be 8 in April) is doing CtG this year with us and is keeping pace well. She is actually doing the RS 2nd gr spelling book from MFW (but we will start SP when she's finished). It's too easy for her, but she really enjoys it and requests daily spelling tests! We completed PLL around ...
by Jill S
Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 30228

Encouraging comment re: MFW from my son!

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 4:22 pm As we were going through our daily school routine (just a couple more weeks of ECC to go!) my son Luke asked how much longer we would be doing school with My Father's World. I told him that I planned on using it through his seventh grade year (the full five year cyc...
by Jill S
Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Supplies - Art - What type of colored pencils? Markers?
Replies: 30
Views: 15075

I second the Prismacolor recommendation, but they are definitely expensive. My kids love them, and so do I! A couple of my kids don't have strong hands and those softer leads still work well for them without frustrating them. We use an electric sharpener and I think it was a great investment because...