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by Heather (WI)
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 23587

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:34 pm I just wanted to add something that came to mind about the "imperfect choices" made by some of the missionaries. It made me think about David (from the Bible), and how he made a lot of mistakes and had some wrong choices, was not always the best father, etc.--and y...
by Heather (WI)
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Hands on projects
Replies: 4
Views: 6336

More questions about Adventures hands-on activities?

I see that MFW tends to incorporate a good variety of hands-on activities and projects. Does this hold true with Adventures? Can you tell me what kind of projects I might expect with Adventures and how often projects are incorporated? Also science experiments, are there a good number of hands-on sc...
by Heather (WI)
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 60308

Resource for Adventures, ECC, etc.

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:25 pm I found some great ECC (and Adventures) resources at Target for $1.00 (in their $1.00 bargain section up front). They now have a neat sticker map with the states, capitals, etc., and a States fun/activity book. The sticker book even has the main "monuments/sites" in...
by Heather (WI)
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 4 & 5
Replies: 34
Views: 18987

Map of the Middle East

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:17 pm

I did the map even easier, and just looked up an outline map of the Middle East today online, and we labeled that!! ;o)

Hope this helps!!
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Love in Christ,
Heather (WI)
Adventures, ECC, CTG, and RTR!!
by Heather (WI)
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 22-23
Replies: 6
Views: 7169

Week 22: Adventures web site

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:34 pm

Just found this on the Crayola site--good for "Adventures" users (about week 22):

http://www.crayola.com/activitybook/print.cfm?id=1285
by Heather (WI)
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 20-21
Replies: 9
Views: 8621

Week 20: Adventures video

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:34 pm We just checked out the "America Rock" (School House Rock) video from the library yesterday, and it goes GREAT with "Adventures" (especially after you have covered the first 20 weeks or so). There are several of the songs starting with the birth of our country, the R...
by Heather (WI)
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (Marie's Mom)
Replies: 12
Views: 10797

Wow, Marie, you can certainly see God's Hand all over this. Thank you for sharing. I will be praying for your dear mom. (My sister-in-law was diagnosed with liver cancer, at age 45, last summer, and had almost the same situation with the dehydration happen to her. My brother-in-law found her and rus...
by Heather (WI)
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - How often? Several kids?
Replies: 11
Views: 5881

GOOD question!! I just wrote myself a sticky note and put it on top of my lesson plans this week, to remind myself to do more narration. I think the best subjects it works well for are: Bible, history, and science, as well as literature, of course. One thing we did (per MFW) in ECC, and works really...
by Heather (WI)
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Charlotte Mason - How do you keep her style in MFW?
Replies: 34
Views: 26408

Don't forget the classical music studies and great art, from the Deluxe packages.

I always love these, because it is something I wanted to do (as a CM-lover), but never got around to incorporating on my own. I LOVE how MFW schedules them right in each week!!
by Heather (WI)
Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Book Subs - Suggestions if we've recently read an RTR book
Replies: 15
Views: 8073

Thanks Lucy (and all),

We are up to chapter 7 today, and it is really good. Thank you!!

DD especially perked up once Jesus "entered the story". :o)
by Heather (WI)
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Composer Study - Ideas for CtG
Replies: 15
Views: 9925

Neat idea for Composer and Music Study

Thanks for the reminder, Rachel. I actually HAVE some of those Classical Kids CDs (but forget to use them--blush). BUT, I didn't realize they were on videos and in books, too. Thanks for letting us know. :o) I found this lapbook kit for Composer and Classical Music study that looks really neat. We m...
by Heather (WI)
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Composer Study - Ideas for CtG
Replies: 15
Views: 9925

Thanks for all the great ideas!!

Julie, I was kind of thinking like you--with a few facts about each near their pictures or something like that.

Keep any more ideas coming!!!
by Heather (WI)
Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Composer Study - Ideas for CtG
Replies: 15
Views: 9925

Composer Study - Ideas for CtG

We are on the 3rd (final) composer (Handel) in CtG. I don't think we are remembering or retaining enough of what we have heard on the CDs about their lives, etc. I was wanting to somehow "tie up" all three composers into one big poster (or something similar), where we kind of summarize a little abou...
by Heather (WI)
Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: 1st, K, Preschool - Help choosing priorities in CTG
Replies: 6
Views: 6101

I ditto what Lucy said. :o)
by Heather (WI)
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for dawdlers who take too long
Replies: 17
Views: 7561

Wow, I am loving all the replies here, as I now see I am not alone. I thought I had one of the only "dawdlers". Thanks for all the great advice!! Especially praying for God to help, which is probably the best thing we can do, and something I sometimes forget. I love the idea about using break times ...
by Heather (WI)
Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Creation to the Greeks -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 26742

Patricia St. John books in CTG--wonderful!!

Post subject: Patricia St. John books in CTG--wonderful!!

I just wanted to say that these books are wonderful, and should not be missed!!

Thank you, Marie, for including them as read-alouds in CTG, because otherwise we would have probably missed out on them.
by Heather (WI)
Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Patricia St. John books--wonderful!!
Replies: 17
Views: 6293

Read-Alouds - Patricia St. John books--wonderful!!

I just wanted to thank Marie for including these as the read-alouds in CTG. I had never heard of them before, but they are wonderful!! I am so.... glad we read them, as they have a beautiful message, and we have been so..... blessed by them. I also got the movies for "Tanglewood's Secret" and "Treas...
by Heather (WI)
Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Feel like I'm not doing enough-how can they be learning?
Replies: 12
Views: 10695

Hi, Just wanted to reassure you that YES they are learning enough!! We are on our 3rd year of MFW (previously used ECC and Adventures, and now in Creation to the Greeks, with our 4th grade dd). I kind of felt like you did, at first, but it is amazing how much geography our dd STILL knows (a couple y...
by Heather (WI)
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work with only one child?
Replies: 51
Views: 13896

Re: Only child

I know there are moms of "onlies" using MFW, as well. (Heather?) YES--me!! ;o) I think with an "only" child, you tend to seek out those opportunities for good, healthy socialization, because you know they don't have siblings to play with. I know we make a conscious effort to have regular "play date...
by Heather (WI)
Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Conventions & Expos - Help "seeing" MFW!
Replies: 22
Views: 11086

Re: Thanks everyone!

YES, you summed it up perfectly !!

About the teacher manual lesson plans--VERY EASY to follow--not much prep at all. Have you seen the sample lesson plan pages on the site?? That is exactly how they are. MFW makes your life SO MUCH simpler!! ;o)

I know you won't be disappointed!! ;o)
by Heather (WI)
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Conventions & Expos - Help "seeing" MFW!
Replies: 22
Views: 11086

Kelly, I love your description of how MFW fits all these areas--thank you!! It was excellent!! The only thing I thought of was in the classical section , I think we can add that we read lots of good "classical" literature (like Homer, etc.) that can go in that category. GREAT job, Kelly--thanks agai...
by Heather (WI)
Sun May 14, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Adventures in My Father's World -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 30
Views: 43554

MFW Adventures is a great way to learn American History!!

We just finished Adventures (with our 3rd grade dd), and it is amazing how much American History she (and I) now know!! In fact, we have been using the "BrainQuest: America" cards for review, and she knows a LOT (like most) of the answers (which are for ages 9-12+) that even I wouldn't have known if...
by Heather (WI)
Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Math readers
Replies: 3
Views: 5108

Yes, the Time Life Math books Julie mentioned are excellent!! We picked up a bunch from ebay and online, because they are so good. "Pizza Math" "City Math" (Look Both Ways) "House Math" (The House that Math Built) "Nature Math" (Right in Your Backyard) "Sea Math" (The Mystery of the Sunken Treasure)...
by Heather (WI)
Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Notebooking - How does MFW utilize this?
Replies: 6
Views: 5182

We do Adventures notebooking mostly like Brooke mentioned.

There are many pages in the Teacher's Manual Appendix that the children do and can be put into notebooks (esp. the history notebook), as well as any dictations and copywork done from science, history and Bible lessons.
by Heather (WI)
Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Exploring Countries and Cultures -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 42729

I just wanted to add an update: We used ECC last year (2nd grade, 7yog) because "Adventures" wasn't available yet, and even after doing a year of "Adventures in MFW" this year (for 3rd grade), our dd STILL remembers a LOT of the geography we learned in ECC last year . SO, it is a wonderful, very eff...