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by mamax3
Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K alongside an OLDER program (author response)
Replies: 55
Views: 24474

I am using CTG and K right now. How it has worked for us is, I start with my youngest at 8am doing K while his older brothers are eating, showering, and doing their chores. Once they are finished, I am usually wrapping up with him. Then we dive right into CTG. He sits with us during bible time and r...
by mamax3
Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Encyclopedias - Are these nice to use with MFW?
Replies: 26
Views: 12889

Encyclopedias - Are these nice to use with MFW?

Hi! I am considering purchasing a set of World Book Encyclopedias (used or on sale of course!). I was wondering if any veteran (or newer) homeschoolers have insight regarding if it is worthwhile to own a set - specifically for MFW users. Thanks! Colleen (using MFW 1 for my 6 year old daughter) Yes,...
by mamax3
Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 33-34 Antarctica
Replies: 19
Views: 15469

http://iceflo.icess.ucsb.edu:8080/ice_hp.php?

Wanted to pass along this link that was given to me by a friend.
by mamax3
Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 8242

AquaRubyMom wrote:My dh said if you put an egg in your hand lengthwise across your palm -- you cannot crush it.
Yes, he is right! We did this along with the book experiment. I think the boys tried for an hour. Whenever I am making eggs, they try again!
by mamax3
Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 38464

We just finished Canada. A friend sent me several recipes if anyone needs any but here is a tip they put maple syrup on just about everything you could imagine. LOL!! Our party was not as successful as the Mexico Party. I guess no one realized there are so many differences there too. I wish you all ...
by mamax3
Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 35978

PARTY

Our party was great. We had 5 fathers, 5 mothers and 12 children attend including us. There was great Mexican food. One of the girls read us a story about Mexico. We broke the pinata. We listened to Mexican music. The parents had a great time discussing our homeschooling lives as the kids had a grea...
by mamax3
Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 44669

I think the food was the best part of this but it may just be because funny things happened to us the night we ate them. Everyone loved the mountian trail mix and New England Pumpkin Cake. The American Southwest Amigo Dip was a hit too. However, when making it my son wanted to try 1 of everything be...
by mamax3
Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 63202

The orange was hard to write on then VERY messy when trying to peel it and make it flat. (it could be my dislike for oranges) The boys had a blast though and I guess that is what counts. I think spending this time learning the map was great. We had used another curriculum that didn't go into as much...
by mamax3
Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 111237

International Items

I am a member of a board that has several international members. I put out a request of money, flags, postcards, newpaper, recipes and whatever else they could find. We have gotten so many neat thing from many different countries. The other thing is my dh is a pilot and in his travels, I have him pi...
by mamax3
Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Using ECC in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom
Replies: 14
Views: 13641

Thought I would post this here. We had fun cultural parties when we were doing ECC! Here is what we did: EXPLORING COUNTRIES & CULTURES CULTURAL PARTIES INFORMATION We invite you to come and celebrate with us as we explore many countries around the world. We ask that you bring at least one food item...
by mamax3
Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - K-8 daily time frame (author response)
Replies: 45
Views: 15669

I'm just about to order ECC for three of my kids, as well as MFW1st grade! My question is: has anyone experienced a difficulty "getting it all done?" I've heard that of other curriculums and was curious if I'd be frustrated in a few months by not being able to keep up. Thanks! I am using ECC, MFW1 ...
by mamax3
Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: First Grade: Learning God's Story -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 53333

Just started MFW 1 too. Damian has been diagnosed ADHD, ODD and Bipolar along with vision impairment. I have found the curriculum to be great for him. We have opted no meds for him but do supplements and restricted diet. MFW1 is so easy to break into very short segments that he doesn't get frustrate...
by mamax3
Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Exploring Countries and Cultures -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 42021

My son loves it. We started right after the conference in NC. Tell David thank you. He really gave this new homeschooling mom great direction!! My dh is a pilot and he has been buying the boys flags from the places he goes. They have learned a few of the flags with out looking them up. If they don't...