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by InfertilityMom
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Math - Ideas for math in God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 57
Views: 43350

Re: MFW K 100 Chart...sort of dreading it *blush*

We've done it much the same way, working on skip counting as the numbers get higher. My kids love the straw cups (make sure to use the kind with the bendable neck and bright colors as they are more tactile), taping pennies to their 100 chart (they know they get to put them all in their piggy banks w...
by InfertilityMom
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 30001

K/1st over 3-year span

With winter birthday and kids eager to "do school" we have started them all in K while they are still 4 and intentionally stretch K and 1st over a 3-year span, so our 5-year old is working his way through K and will probably be ready to pick up with 1st sometime after Christmas. I don't think I've b...
by InfertilityMom
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: A Legacy
Replies: 2
Views: 3466

Re: A Legacy

Marie, thank you for these beautiful reminders. I love how you said your mother was your co-author of MFW K in all the things she taught you through childhood. <3
by InfertilityMom
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

Re: Homeschooling with Chronic Pain Issues

Postby InfertilityMom » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:49 am I posted a whole list of ideas for homeschooling with pain/illness (including a shout out for MFW!) here: Homeschooling with Chronic Illness Praying it is an encouragement to someone. We are in week 4 of our new school year. The first week was bumpy...
by InfertilityMom
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

Cyndi, wow, you have a lot on your plate. Will be praying for you - please keep posting updates so that I am both reminded TO pray and have some direction in those prayers! Doing pretty good here. Hubby and I got to take a much-needed 3 nights away for our 16th anniversary last month. We planned it ...
by InfertilityMom
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

I know NHSM has had to say goodbye to us. How is everyone else doing with the new school year??? I just had an amazing conversation with my 8-year-old about the "sons of God" and "daughters of men" (Gen. 6:1-4) this morning. We never did get to our Noah's ark notebook page, but we'll catch it tomorr...
by InfertilityMom
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

I'll bookmark your blog and try to drop by from time to time. Please feel free to do the same for me. :)
by InfertilityMom
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

NHSM, praise the Lord!!!
I wanted to get online the day of your surgery and post, but I was pretty sick that week and didn't make it here. But yes, we were praying and it is such an encouragement to hear how well you are doing!!! :D You brightened my day just by posting. :)
by InfertilityMom
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

I'm so much better than this time last year, I have to be happy about that! I'm sure the "bouts" are still frustrating, but it is encouraging to look at the overall picture and see improvement - yeah!!! Sorry to hear about the allergies but glad they aren't triggering more ballance issues right now...
by InfertilityMom
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

How wonderful that you have found a doctor who believes he can help! I'm going to mark your surgery on my calander right now and will be praying. As for my update, I'm so glad we are taking a summer break. The heat and the smoke (from the 1500 CA fires that blows into Reno and gets stuck in our "bow...
by InfertilityMom
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

Checking in on everyone

Cyndi, any updates? NHSM, how about you? Mommyto2? mom2woii? Anyone else? I hope to get a few more weeks of K in over the summer in an easy-going way with our daughter, since we kind of have let that slide the last few months as she's participated in more and more ECC. But she's not reading yet so s...
by InfertilityMom
Wed May 21, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

When All is Stripped Away

Not specifically about homeschooling, but I also wanted to share a recent post from one of my blogs that I pray will be an encouragement to everyone on this thread as well. Thanks all, for opening up about our challenges and God's provisions. I look forward to getting to know you more and sharing ou...
by InfertilityMom
Tue May 20, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16544

I have hardly posted here, or even checked the forums, in probably close to a year. Yesterday God promted me to come back and update my email address and check in again. I wasn't even sure what I was "looking for" here but really felt I needed to come back. My account was reactivated today and I jus...
by InfertilityMom
Tue May 20, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Exploring Countries and Cultures -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 41718

We are drawing our ECC year to an end here with just a few weeks left. I would take pages to share how much this year has been a blessing to me. Many of the great things have already been shared by others, so I simply want to say that as a mom with chronic health challenges who never knows day to da...
by InfertilityMom
Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (Marie's Mom)
Replies: 12
Views: 10449

Adding my prayers. Thank you for letting us share in this window into your life.
by InfertilityMom
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - What age/grade does MFW introduce reproducti
Replies: 15
Views: 8845

Like Carie, infertility has touched our home, and as a result our kids have asked a lot of questions. Our now 7-year-old has always been a very detail-oriented, have-to-know why/how it works kind of kid, since before he could talk. So between all the medical treatments I was going through and then w...
by InfertilityMom
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Writing - What is required in Adventures? Enough? Corrected?
Replies: 15
Views: 6246

Re: How much writing is required in Adventures

Coming from MFW1, Adventures will be a very natural transition. My son actually felt like he was doing less writing as we started the new year than he had been doing at the end of 1st!
by InfertilityMom
Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: First Grade: Learning God's Story -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 52993

Re: Started 1st grade...wonderful!

Kristi,
Sounds like our kids are very close to the same ages. Learning to juggle all 3 is an adventure, but does end up working amazing well with Marie having already done all the ground work for us! Praise the Lord!
by InfertilityMom
Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 17290

We have been with MFW since preschool (now starting 2nd grade with Adventures) and have loved the entire learning experience! Our son is in no way lagging educationally and in many cases is far advanced beyond his peers, so I really don't think you have anything to worry about them "missing"! Welcom...
by InfertilityMom
Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Adventures in My Father's World -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 30
Views: 42656

I am posting weekly updates about our year in Adventures on our homeschool blog . If you start with July, 2006 dates in the weekly class log , you can follow the entire year, including highlights of what we are learning, fun projects, and how it all incorporates into our lives. Please feel free to p...
by InfertilityMom
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Timelines - Help and ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 21255

We are only in week 4 of Adventures and I've not done the higher grades yet, so I don't know how much help I can be, but this thread might help. :)
by InfertilityMom
Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 13839

Welcome! Our family's much smaller, but I also have 2 little ones to try to keep busy during classtime. The 3 1/2 year old also has her own box of school supplies, basket of crafts and workbooks (someone her gave me the wonderful idea of picking these up at a dollar store), along with puzzles and th...
by InfertilityMom
Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 49276

Last year (first grade) I strung a piece of clothesline up across a shelf in our wide bookshelf and hung each timeline piece up with clothespins. It worked well, but we had a FULL clothesline by the end of the year, hard to fit the last few pieces. The advantage of the clothesline was that pieces we...
by InfertilityMom
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: The Blessings That Are Hard to Accept
Replies: 6
Views: 9222

{{{Marie}}}

Thank you for the amazing ways you and your family allow God to use you (through even pain) to make such a profound impact in us and our children. You are such a blessing!
by InfertilityMom
Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - How do you do this at your house?
Replies: 26
Views: 12960

Instead of "book basket" time specifically, we have had mandatory afternoon "quiet time" at our house since Joshua was little. As he started needing less true napping, "quiet time" has remained because Ruth still needs a nap and I need the down time myself! So, during quiet time (anywhere from 1-2 h...