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by RBS in OH
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 20434

Re: Science alternative for 7th/8th

When we studied human anatomy, we used MFW materials, but I got the Apologia book in addition. It was kept in the Book Basket, and sometimes I read portions of it to the kids to add to science--even did a couple of the experiments--will probably do the same next year when we study chem. and physics....
by RBS in OH
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 29 & 30 (including Maya/Aztec/Inca)
Replies: 4
Views: 5001

Re: RTR week 30- film canister

Our canisters were from Sam's Club or Walmart--the photo dept.-- forget which one. They actually offered to give me extras if I wanted--learning for a school experiment gets them every time! I see that you have a house full of boys--they should LOVE this! My son did the experiment for days, showing ...
by RBS in OH
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20802

Re: How do you store your student sheets?

Adding another idea: expanding file folder
by RBS in OH
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 36117

Re: Ideas for short unit study for election Year

...same idea here too...Although probably longer than it seems like you had in mind, I found a 4 week unit study at unitstudy.com called "Elections 2012." A 2 week one titled "Inauguration 2013", with later availability, intrigues me too. I've never gotten anything from this site or its author, so I...
by RBS in OH
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia Anatomy vs. RtR
Replies: 24
Views: 8890

Re: Adding Apologia Anatomy to RTR? Thoughts?

Apologia Anatomy is great for just adding to book basket too.
by RBS in OH
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Ideas: Favorite extras for Adventures?
Replies: 12
Views: 6239

Re: Extras for Adventures?

Would your family enjoy going to a performance of the Nutcracker? Nearing Christmas time, you may be able to find a local fine arts center that will offer tickets at a reasonable price. When we did this two years ago, we even got dressed up and went out to dinner beforehand. It created a great memor...
by RBS in OH
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 2923

Re: Where to get a Magnifying glass?

We found one at WalMart near the pharmacy by the reading glasses (2 years ago already-time flies)--I think it was $5.
by RBS in OH
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Phonics - Older kids who didn't have phonics
Replies: 7
Views: 4736

Re: 4th grade phonics boost

The Ordinary Parents' Guide to Teaching Reading is wonderful in my opinion! It is published by Peace Hill Press. We began with ADV when we started using MFW, so I don't know how it compares to MFW phonics. The OPGTTR is very thorough, has short lessons, and would be very easy to pick up/skip wherev...
by RBS in OH
Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Ideas for Fall Feasts & Holy Days in CTG
Replies: 49
Views: 36307

CtG- Rosh Hashanah dinner

We are going to celebrate Rosh Hashanah tomorrow night and I was just wondering if you had any tips you would like to share! I am thinking we will meet dh at a nearby park and do the stone throwing at the pond there, then come back and have dinner. With the honey cakes, what fruit juice did you use...
by RBS in OH
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - MFW methods really work!
Replies: 20
Views: 11527

Hands on Activities

As many of you know we have really enjoyed MFW. With Grade 1 MFW I was able to teach my ds, now 7, to read; what a relief it was! :-) I still love MFW, but I do have one question about hands on activities. Last spring the activities went well, for the most part. I did them first last spring though ...
by RBS in OH
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Week 1 (including the Sabbath & Creation)
Replies: 52
Views: 36405

Centerpiece and Challah covering

I need further clarification on the Centerpiece and the Challah covering. Is the scale of the pictures on page 44 correct on the centerpiece? I was afraid that these would be too small. Please let me know if you have any advice or experience. Pictures would be even better. Thanks I increased the ch...
by RBS in OH
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Week 1 (including the Sabbath & Creation)
Replies: 52
Views: 36405

CTG Sabbath centerpiece

So we are making the candle floats for the water, and the wick does not stay lit. Is it supposed to? Do I need more oil? How long should the wick be? My daughter made HUGE stars and cork circles and now I have no idea what bowl we should put five of these things in, lol! There won't be room on the ...
by RBS in OH
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - Giving each child their own Math/LA -- even twins
Replies: 36
Views: 13152

Re: Trouble in twin-land

Hi Trish, Just wanted to say that "You can do it!"--teach at two seperate levels. I remeber being a bit bothered, uneasy, sad at the thought of teaching my twins at different levels at the first time I noticed their learning paces differed (which happened to be phonics too). We took a month off of p...
by RBS in OH
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20802

Re: Should I hole-punch the Student Sheets?

Using page protectors also allows for twice as many pages to fit in the notebook....actually, probably more, since the page protector material is so thin and slick and slippery--everything just fits well and the pages turn better without damage to the worksheet if the notebook is stuffed. I also lik...
by RBS in OH
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 48114

Re: What was your #1 favorite thing about your year?

My husband joining us for Bible time this year...and (may I add a second thing?)...the missionary read-alouds in ECC.
by RBS in OH
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - What if your "walking encyclopedia" wants more?
Replies: 34
Views: 15715

Re: Am I making this a bigger issue than it is?

Hi ladies. I'd also like to affirm the benefits of using ADV science since it really helps our dc understand God and His Word as it refernces his names. Also, I would say "ditto" to what Crystal said about a repeat of science study. Here's a little testimony to the enjoyment they've brought: There h...
by RBS in OH
Tue May 11, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - More ideas!
Replies: 50
Views: 16746

Re: Math drill ideas?

We just recently got Quarter Mile Math and chose the combined levels 1 and 2 bundle. Nearing the end of 2nd gr. for us, it should last a long time. Math Dice (those are the multi-sided dice) have been fun for us too. My kids race to add or subtract the numbers on the dice; the first one gets a token...
by RBS in OH
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14776

Re: Our 2nd grader is struggling with reading

Hi Jennifer, Reading 60 words/minute doesn't seem bad at all--to me. My son is nearing the end of 2nd gr.too, so I just "tested" him after first reading this post. He read more than 90, 67, and 80-something words/min. on 3 different tries. The "more than 90" was an easier reading selection; the othe...
by RBS in OH
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 21-22 Saudi Arabia
Replies: 30
Views: 19759

Re: Weeks 21-22 Saudi Arabia

In looking for a camel to draw (for one of the activities on pg. 62 of A Trip Around the World ), I stumbled on an interesting website about Saudi Arabi. http://www.toursaudiarabia.com/index.html It has a photo gallery with a camel giving birth and then the baby first standing up; you can hear "hell...
by RBS in OH
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - What if your "walking encyclopedia" wants more?
Replies: 34
Views: 15715

Apologia Exploring Creation Books

I really love all the Apologia Exploring Creation books. Is there a good year I can squeeze the other three Creature books into? Or, do you think that would be way to much with what MFW already has scheduled? Thanks -Summer We have used Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day . It was a great follow-up t...
by RBS in OH
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 21758

Re: Thank you MFW staff

We love it too! Even their math and grammar recommendations, which are new to us this year. My husband has joined us for Bible time this year and we are all learning and growing--a great start to our days :) :) Thank you, Hazels!
by RBS in OH
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Retention, Remembering, Review - Ideas & encouragement
Replies: 17
Views: 6046

Re: Science Retention- How do you teach science?

This may sound silly to you, but I let my kids bring a stuffed animal to our science time. The stuffed animals must sit nicely and listen well to what's being read so that they can learn well. They are allowed to ask questions about the topic and get called upon to answer questions too (narration). ...
by RBS in OH
Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 1A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 9321

Re: Please help with Singapore Math 1A

Well,...I'm feeling a little silly. After I read Paige's sweet response, I realized that I misunderstood the lesson plan example--my dh came home; time for lunch--come back and 2 more helpful, caring responses. I had looked at the example the way Cyndi had at first--as 14-6 being related to 12-4; I'...
by RBS in OH
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 17750

Re: Your opinion : MFW Science

Having used ADV and 4 weeks of ECC only so far, we have experienced a very satisfying and interesting science curriculum. I think it takes some disciple not to skip to the experiments (even though the extra work sometimes tempts me to omit them), and then the kids really learn all that is planned fo...
by RBS in OH
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Worms in Week 2, lots of questions
Replies: 33
Views: 13734

Re: Earthworms?

We have the container of 12 Canadian Nightcrawlers and the man at the store said that they should live at least 3-4 weeks. A friend of ours says longer than that. We got ours about 2 1/2 weeks ago; I've checked on them and few times and they still look good. (They've been in the refrigerator, which ...