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by momma2boys
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 20000

Re: Do your kids like Kingdom Tales in ECC?

I have two boys and they absolutely LOVED it. It is one of their favorite memories of their ECC year, along with the missionary biographies. They were in 2nd and 4th grade at the time.
by momma2boys
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 3 & 4
Replies: 21
Views: 9882

Re: Family Ties Experiment Alternatives for Adoption Familie

Well, we are only on RTR this year so haven't done that activity yet.

I'd just skip it. Or maybe do one of those eye color charts with a made-up family so they can practice how to figure it out. I loved doing those eye color charts back when I was in jr high. :)
by momma2boys
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 37268

Re: First week of school a success!

Adventures was our first year of using MFW and we just loved it!! Congratulations on a great first week - and it's going to be a fun year for you!
by momma2boys
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Feasts - Skipping/subbing/changing weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 5947

Re: Skipping the feasts (gasp)

We did CTG last year in the midst of a major move and so we didn't do the majority of the feasts. We read about them and talked about them though. We did watch Fiddler on the Roof which was fun. The one feast that our whole family did that we really, really enjoyed was the Sabbath. We really loved i...
by momma2boys
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 30550

Re: White Board or Chalk Board or None at all?

I use a product called Chalk Ink - found at craft stores. They are markers that you can use to write on windows, sliding glass doors, chalkboards - the type that places like Starbucks writes with. They come in colorful colors and I love using them!! I bought them at Michaels when they were one sale ...
by momma2boys
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Independence - How does MFW foster this?
Replies: 10
Views: 4029

Independence - How does MFW foster this?

Bought CTG and having 2nd thoughts...a few ??s It is a fabulous program content wise. I love it and find the plans so rich! My concerns are for the future when my kids are in 6th or 7th grade. I don't think that a 6th or 7th grader should need Mom to read aloud as the mode of learning. I want my ki...
by momma2boys
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia Anatomy vs. RtR
Replies: 24
Views: 8886

Re: Adding Apologia Anatomy to RTR? Thoughts?

I have a 7th grader and 5th grader and we're doing RTR starting in the fall. My oldest isn't ready for the Apologia General Science course yet, so we're putting that off for one year and plan to do the Apologia Anatomy instead (in place of the other human body books). I think it will be a good fit f...
by momma2boys
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Convention - What is said by MFW that gets people so excited
Replies: 18
Views: 8030

Re: SO impressed with MFW at convention

I'm planning to go to our home school convention for the first time next weekend! Don't know why I've never been to a convention - think it never lined up right with our schedule or something. Anyhow, I'm super excited to check out the MFW booth. :)
by momma2boys
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 16933

Re: OT: Reading for Junior High Boys

Ah, love all of those book suggestions and lists and the website! Thanks everyone! Here's our book list: The Doppleganger Chronicles by G.P. Taylor. 3 books Solitary Series by Travis Thrasher. 3 books The Wormling Series by by Jenkins and Fabry. 5 books The Cooper Kid's Adventures by Peretti. 8 book...
by momma2boys
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 16933

OT: Reading for Junior High Boys

I have decided I need some advice from those that may know more about reading development than I do. My ds, 12 1/2, used to be an avid reader. His reading level and comprehension are post high school, but this year I have really struggled getting him to finish a book, novel or non-fiction. He used ...
by momma2boys
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: Field Trip ideas for Exploration to 1850
Replies: 19
Views: 16693

Re: Colorado Trip

We lived there for 2 years - here are some of my suggestions: Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs - just pretty and a unique place to visit. Royal Gorge Bridge just outside of Canon City - this is fun and educational. Butterfly Pavillion in Denver area - fun and educational. Aspen is really prett...
by momma2boys
Wed May 30, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 21815

Testing and Placement

Because MFW doesn't have achievement testing, I downloaded Lifepac's placement test, to assure that our kids had learned the basic standards of education. We were so disappointed, because there were many concepts our kids never even went over in 2nd grade (defining prefix, suffix, adjectives, nouns...
by momma2boys
Tue May 22, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 33594

Bloggers If you post about CTG on there

classicalmom wrote:Can you post your blog here for me?
Holly
I am just finishing up CTG. We moved mid-year and so I wasn't very faithful at blogging since then, but I have plenty of posts from the fall. http://www.jc-naturals.com/blog
Are you starting CTG soon?
by momma2boys
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: History - What are the benefits of studying history?
Replies: 13
Views: 3702

Re: What are the benefits to studying history?

Great discussion. I think one of the reasons I love MFW so much is the emphasis on history - starting with Creation. In fact, this year my son's notebook has a tab labeled, Bible/History, because it's really so intertwined in CTG. Love it. I really hated history and geography when I was in school. I...
by momma2boys
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Is ECC complete without it?
Replies: 27
Views: 11178

Basic vs. Deluxe Packages

I think I'm going to order K and ECC programs to start this year, but I'm a little confused as to how the packages work. What is the difference between the basic and deluxe? I don't want to be stuck without something, but if they are just neat extras I may be able to economize a bit. Thanks, Kriste...
by momma2boys
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: CTG - Talk me into it
Replies: 31
Views: 10613

Re: Boy, do I want to do CTG!

Stephanie, Just my 2 cents - We are currently doing CTG and are really enjoying it. My oldest has Asperger's and we've had no problems with the MFW portion of our school day. He definitely has a short attention span, but as long as we break up the reading and written work, he does fine. We haven't f...
by momma2boys
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Is there an ideal age for ECC?
Replies: 15
Views: 6586

Ages - Is there an ideal age for ECC?

Hi, I'm wondering if you could share with me what you think the ideal age is for ECC? I know it can be adapted for use with different ages. I ask because I have some combining scenarios floating around in my mind and I could potentially use ECC for 3rd or 4th grade with one of my kids, the other ki...
by momma2boys
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 27482

Re: I think we're an MFW family!

Hi Katrina,

ECC seemed intimidating to me at first, too. But once we actually started it, we LOVED it. Even more than Adventures. My oldest is in 6th grade and ECC has been our favorite year of school so far. Anyhow, hope that encourages you! :)
by momma2boys
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to earlier MFW programs - A big transition?
Replies: 32
Views: 12647

Re: CTG Scheduling

I wanted to chime in and say that CTG takes us way less time than ECC did, at least on most days. We are only on week 7 though so that could change as the year progresses. We are usually done within a couple of hours.
by momma2boys
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Timeline - What does yours look like?
Replies: 24
Views: 16590

Re: Timeline

We used to do our timeline on the wall and did not like it so opted for a portable one this year. I love it!! I used a tri-fold - this link http://www.jc-naturals.com/blog/ponderings/mfw-ctg-week-2/ shows a picture from when we first started CTG a few weeks ago. Once we're done with school for the d...
by momma2boys
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 20000

Re: Kingdom Tales - you could have warned me

We LOVED Kingdom Tales. And I cried a lot while reading it to my boys. They got used to it! :-)
by momma2boys
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Geography game prep/protection? (2nd edition)
Replies: 4
Views: 3534

Re: Geography game prep?

I used the plastic sleeves, too. Really love that little invention! If I had a laminator, I would have covered the country names as well. We did ECC last year and LOVED it. Last month we played a game with friends called, 10 Days in Asia. If I had known about it last year, I would have used it to su...
by momma2boys
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 97
Views: 30720

Re: Problems with Rosetta Stone

Ah, yes! I hadn't thought to just turn off the speaking part. I think we'll try that next. Thanks!! Yeah, I bet there is a short in the headphones. Our's works, it just is way picky, even at the easiest settings. Two of my kids do pretty well with it, one doesn't (but he tends to mumble and not enun...
by momma2boys
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Concerns about teaching
Replies: 38
Views: 10497

Re: Singapore - is it me or the curriculum that's the proble

I have to chime in and say that each child is different and what works for one child might not work for another, whether it's MFWs recommendation or not. I think that Singapore Math is a terrific program. We used it for 2 years and although I loved it, both of my sons struggled so much and went from...
by momma2boys
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3
Replies: 42
Views: 27551

Re: Vivaldi - Classics for Kids Web Site

I'm doing something similar to Crystal for our notebook pages. I found a fun book at the library (listed under week 2 of recommended resources in the TM) titled, Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) . I copied the nice big picture of each composer that we'll...