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by Michele in WA
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 27787

Helpful book? And routines vs. schedules

I don't think my time management is bad, I get my housework relatively done, dole out chores to the children throughout the day, spend time cuddling with the toddler and babies while the children are doing some school independently, throw in laundry when I have 5 minutes! ;) I've made it clear that...
by Michele in WA
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - What standardized tests are out there?
Replies: 39
Views: 18012

Re: Achievement tests

I have also ordered from Seton and aslo from Family Learning Organization. They both use the CAT, although different versions. The CAT from Seton only has Math and Language Arts. The CAT from FLO uses the complete batter y which includes math, LA, Spelling, history, and Science. And, in case you wer...
by Michele in WA
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - 1850MOD, Can you tell me more?
Replies: 10
Views: 5147

Re: 1850-Modern times supplement

Julie and Crystal ~ Thanks so much for your quick and wonderful responses. You both gave me great ideas and things to think about over the summer. Julie, I think as soon as I can get my order in and in my hands, I'll do exactly what you suggested and go through the activity guide and plan and organi...
by Michele in WA
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - Would you please share your favorites?
Replies: 20
Views: 9417

Re: Favorite Year?

We've done all the years up to where we are now in Ex-1850. Every time I start K I just love it!! (I'll be doing it for the 5th time this September!) But over all I'd have to say that my favorite in the 5 year schedule is ECC. I think it's because I love the missions aspect of it. We loved the missi...
by Michele in WA
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible in 1st
Replies: 11
Views: 5916

1st Grade Bible Reader

My daughter is doing MFW K, and we love, love, love it!!! Needless to say, we'll be sticking with MFW for 1st grade next year! I was flipping through a CBD catalog and saw a couple of Bibles for beginning readers. I really want my daughter to have a Bible she can read on her own, but I don't want t...
by Michele in WA
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Tips (author response)
Replies: 30
Views: 15539

Re: Narration needs something new....

Thanks again to everyone!! This is really helping already with some of the little changes we are making. Ahhh, makes it all so much more enjoyable, instead of drudgery. Kelly....hmm.... two facts and a pretend?? Two non-fictions and a fiction? Two truths and a false? I know, I'm not very creative!! ...
by Michele in WA
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Assigning Literature
Replies: 17
Views: 5435

Re: Assigning Literature/Book basket recommendations

Hi! We are doing Ex-1850 now and yes, there are plenty of chapter books (historical fiction as well as non-fiction) to choose from in the book basket list. My ds 11 has also read others that we either own (G.A. Henty is a favorite of his right now), or that others have loaned us, etc, that apply to ...
by Michele in WA
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Prep - Getting supplies & materials ready for MFW-K
Replies: 54
Views: 22179

Skip MFW-K???? No way!! Im going to guess you wont get any positive answers on that one!! Now, if your dd was an older 5yo or even 6, then sure, move on to MFW 1st. But she is only 4. Even though she is reading, she will love doing the K projects, stories, science, etc. You as the mom/teacher will l...
by Michele in WA
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 15447

Crystal, you crack me up! I don't know how to copy quotes like you other posters, but lets say, I would just like to see your oldest throw a teenage tantrum over spelling and have your attitude be "Like I care if she needs to study a word?" Sorry... just struck me as funny. What I really wanted to s...
by Michele in WA
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Supplies - EX1850
Replies: 16
Views: 8304

Boy, Have I got problems

I am going over what I need to order for next year and have a couple of questions. The book "Boy Have I Got Problems" is listed as one to purchase additional copies. I will have a 7th, 5th and 3rd grader doing this curriculum. Have you found this book to work well with a 3rd grader? I was afraid he...
by Michele in WA
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Read-Alouds - Specific questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5714

Edie, The books, yes, you can read ahead and skip what you don't want to read without it hurting the rest of the story. I did that a few times, but my dc do not read the series now on their own. We might still use them just as read alouds, for history's sake, not the stories themselves. Just to let ...
by Michele in WA
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - So glad we did K with an early reader!
Replies: 42
Views: 19346

I really want to do SOMETHING MFW this year as I have been poring over these boards and have been overwhelmed by the posts about the spiritual aspect that MFW has brought to so many families (which is really what drew me to MFW in the first place). I could do Adventures and let my Ker get what she ...
by Michele in WA
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 3 & 4
Replies: 10
Views: 6854

Jenileigh, I wanted to tell you that I was blessed by your post, and I'm glad you are enjoying the year so far! We are doing ex-1850 and the younger supplement also, and my dh happened to do wigwams with the kids, too. Good thing, because I know others have had difficulty with them, and had it been ...
by Michele in WA
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 15447

I was going to write earlier, and now coming back to the board, I see everyone has already said what I was going to say! Drop the tests!!! I realize that someday down the road, your child will need to take a test whether she wants to or not, but at this age, the struggle is not worth it. Especially ...
by Michele in WA
Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Schedule - EX1850
Replies: 12
Views: 5265

Let's see if I can make this make sense in writing!! I have 3 kids who are doing ex-1850, one who is listening in while finishing 1st, and a 3yo, and a 16 month old. We usually start around 8:30, but we do not stick strictly to "times", as there is always something that throws off our schedule if we...
by Michele in WA
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - EX1850, Can you tell me more?
Replies: 19
Views: 5010

Thank you Dawn and Crystal for "allowing" me to do what works best for my dd. I know I really need to scale it down for her, and do some of what Crystal mentioned. Dawn, thanks for the reminder that they do pick up more than we think, and for the video idea. We do try to find the ones at the library...
by Michele in WA
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 6th grade math - Singapore? Saxon?
Replies: 31
Views: 12378

Thanks again, Lucy, for the encouragement. I started thinking that even if we "had" to go longer than the normal school year, that it might be beneficial for him in the long run. Still a little worried about switching to Singapore, then right after moving into Saxon? But I understand the reasoning. ...
by Michele in WA
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 6th grade math - Singapore? Saxon?
Replies: 31
Views: 12378

Terri, Thank you for your wonderful testimony! That is definitely an encouragement and help to me. I kept thinking, too, how in the world would he ever "catch up", but I"m so glad that it really does work. Amazing that even the Video Text author said to do the same thing David recommended. Thanks ag...
by Michele in WA
Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 6th grade math - Singapore? Saxon?
Replies: 31
Views: 12378

Thank you both for your answers. Does give me something to think about. Not an "ah-ha" moment, but more of an "ahhhhhh". :-) As ds is going through the curriculum we already have right now, it is all review, and it seems so, well, basic , like he should be doing more, although I know more will come ...
by Michele in WA
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 35452

That's too funny!! I always thought it was Old Testament until I actually clicked on the posts.....

Michele
by Michele in WA
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Books - Augustus Caesar's World reviews, ideas ifchallenging
Replies: 37
Views: 16670

We moved on, there's more to the curriculum

Um.. don't tell anyone, but I gave up on that book. Tried as I could, I just did not like it. I focused a LOT more on library books for that time period, and my ds really enjoyed those so much more. Once I realized there is more to the curriculum than one book, we were able to take off and complete ...
by Michele in WA
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Patricia St. John books--wonderful!!
Replies: 17
Views: 6209

You will be so blessed by the ending, and the message that you can talk with your children about. All of Patricia St. Johns books have a kind of "sadness" to them, because they relate to a definitely fallen world, but she brings them to a close with such a hope of what we have in Christ.

Michele
by Michele in WA
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 26135

We did start using timers for their piano/violin practice recently, so they wouldn't keep asking how much longer!! So, it makes perfect sense to use the timers for other subjects. Thanks for reminding me of such a simple idea!

Michele
by Michele in WA
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the parent
Replies: 26
Views: 15204

It is reading about other homeschoolers days that are so fun to come to the board for. I hope you do post what you are doing! You might just inspire someone else, and get a few friends in the process!

Glad you are enjoying MFW.
Michele