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by JoyfulDancer
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - MFW Apologia HS Lesson Plans, Grades, Lab Credits
Replies: 10
Views: 5675

Re: Need help w/transcript - science

Thank you very much, Julie. I am feeling a bit calmer now. It took me all day, but I now have a detailed course description document and a transcript. You were very helpful. I did end up giving her a B+ in Biology and Chemistry, and that actually raised her GPA just slightly. Now I have to write my ...
by JoyfulDancer
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 4th grader - 1850-MOD
Replies: 11
Views: 7131

Re: 1850-Modern with 8th graders and 4th grade?

I'm 2/3 done with 1850MOD right now, with an 8th, 6th and a 9yo doing 4th. It has been fine. He's a little young for 4th, so he's been doing the suppliment as well and only recently started paying attention to the SOTW readings and filling in the outline. I always had him do the maps and any other a...
by JoyfulDancer
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - 1850MOD, Can you tell me more?
Replies: 10
Views: 7662

Re: 1850-MOD suppliment for 3rd doing 4th gr work?

Thanks for the feedback, ladies. I really appreciate it. We had a really busy year, so I haven't been on here or the yahoo group at all. My oldest (8th grader) just had her Bat Mitzvah, which is a really big deal in Jewish families. She did amazing, reading from Deut. 6:4-9 and all of Isaiah 53 in t...
by JoyfulDancer
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 65831

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

My dds loved the Roman Feast best, ds loved all the science models we made, both human body and astronomy. My favorite thing was that I was able to add in a little about the Asian countries and Australia that we never got to in ECC due to moving when we did the history of those countries. I always f...
by JoyfulDancer
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 33661

Re: LA and Math not independent enough

Thanks, Tammy, I'm glad for your input. Yes, you are right, it is good training for her, but I don't want to make her resentful (which she tends towards naturally). I am the oldest child of a neglegent mom, so much child-rearing, cooking, responsibility, etc. fell on my shoulders. No cleaning, thoug...
by JoyfulDancer
Sun May 09, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for Rome to the Reformation
Replies: 23
Views: 19567

Costumes for RTR?

My children just went to a birthday party with a princess/knight theme. We made some very simple costumes to wear and I didn't know what to do with them afterwards. Then it occurred to me that maybe we could use them during RTR. Is there anywhere in the TM that knight costumes would fit in? We love...
by JoyfulDancer
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 66558

New Kindergarten Sheets...

When I did K the first time we were blessed to live near a Teachers' Learning Resource Center where they had hundreds of die-cuts and all sorts of things for teachers to use, also the really big sheets of construction paper and laminating machines. I was able to laminate several different colored pi...
by JoyfulDancer
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Math - Why not continue with Singapore? Saxon transition
Replies: 30
Views: 22318

Re: Saxon vs Teaching Textbooks?

Thanks everyone for your responses. You've given me much to think and pray about. Thanks so much, Lucy, for explaining for us. MFW is so careful in how they choose all the materials. I never question any of the suggested materials lightly. It always helps to know the reasoning behind the choices mad...
by JoyfulDancer
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for Roman Feast
Replies: 16
Views: 13916

Re: General ideas for Roman Feast

We are getting ready to have our Roman Feast this weekend. We have planned our menu, including a roast peacock (roast chicken with peacock feathers bought at Michaels stuck in the back), and some recipes we found online. We are hoping to stop at an import store to see if they have anything interesti...
by JoyfulDancer
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Christmas, Advent
Replies: 13
Views: 10776

Re: Advent books Ytreeide

We have both in-print books. We read Jotham's Journey a few years ago, and I just got Bartholomew's Passage for this year. We are really enjoying it. My 7yo ds likes it because it's about a boy. It fits right in with our RTR reading also. I hope they come out with Tabitha soon. Between reading Bart'...
by JoyfulDancer
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 25652

Re: CTG - Tirzah

We read it as an extra read-aloud when we did CTG last year. My kids liked it. It does bring to life the struggles and doubts the Israelites would have had in the desert.
by JoyfulDancer
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 23603

Re: Hebrew

Posted Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:19 am by JoyfulDancer I am teaching all my dc Hebrew, with the goal of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah at age 13 (we are Jewish Believers). I buy my materials from Behrman House Publishers. I really like some of their newer materials, which come with a CD-Rom of games to reenforce ...
by JoyfulDancer
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 25725

Re: GA Henty for elementary vs. high school

We haven't gotten to it yet, but I purchased a coloring book that goes with it. I'm going to try having them color as I read it. I tried to read it myself while nursing the baby at night, but it put me right to sleep. :) After reading all these comments, I'm thinking this may be one we wait on.
by JoyfulDancer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 67838

Re: Where do you display your timeline?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:41 pm What we did last year was take heavy cotton string and attach it with tape to the wall. I started just doing the ends, but ended up having to add to the middle and other places as it got heavy and started to sag. For each timeline piece I would tape a paper clip to ...
by JoyfulDancer
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - So glad we did K with an early reader!
Replies: 42
Views: 26360

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:41 pm I am using K with my 5yo ds. He is very bright (takes after his mom!) and was already reading a little (through no fault of mine) before we started. This is a kid who was correcting his older sister as she was going through K and 1st, and who just answered one of he...
by JoyfulDancer
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Ideas for Fall Feasts & Holy Days in CTG
Replies: 49
Views: 44044

Re: Synagogue Etiquette

Hi Beth, Reformed Temples are liberal in their teaching and ideology. They will be fine about having a woman rabbi, or even homosexual leaders. They focus more on community service and discussions of morality, social issues, etc, rather than the Bible or keeping the law. Instruments are allowed in t...
by JoyfulDancer
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 27 & 28 (with Water; Fractions)
Replies: 19
Views: 10836

Re: GFCF Hamantaschen (cookies for MFW1)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 1:25 pm Hm, I'll have to try that recipe. We don't have to worry about the casein, so I use a variation of my mom's: 1 c butter or margarine (can use casein free kind) 1 8 oz. block of cream cheese (try Tofutti soy cream cheese - I always liked that, but not sure if it will...
by JoyfulDancer
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Praise Reports about how God has used MFW-K in our family
Replies: 21
Views: 15323

dd prayed with me today!

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:53 pm I have to share once again about the blessings of this wonderful curriculum. I am using MFWK with my 5 & 7 yodds. We are on Water this week. This morning I read through the Bible verses and then we were talking about needing to fill our souls with Jesus just like ne...
by JoyfulDancer
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - (Spelling by Sound and Structure) - Experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 7960

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:04 pm

I can say the same as Tina and Kelly. We are using it this year with great success. It is gentle and easy, and perfect for my dd. I pretty much do what Kelly does as far as schedule. Thumbs up for me.

by JoyfulDancer
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Music Resources - Hymns, My Father's World(K song), & others
Replies: 30
Views: 18816

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:25 pm

I go to Ambleside Online and use their hymn source links to find the one we need, but that forces us to sit at the computer. Here's the link, if anyone is interested:

by JoyfulDancer
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Any creative ideas??
Replies: 36
Views: 26074

Hands-on and Bible notebook for MFW1

Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 11:27 am I've come up with some ideas that solve two problems for us at once for the last 1/3 of MFW1. My dd has been getting quick and sloppy with her Bible Notebook pictures, and we have been wishing for more hands-on activities. I was thinking of ways to liven up Noteboo...
by JoyfulDancer
Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Encouraging reluctant readers
Replies: 8
Views: 7035

I have this problem with my oldest, who is 9.5. She likes to read what I call "candy" books, like the Babysitter Club books, and turns up her nose at the book basket. I started limiting her "candy" reading and assigning her one classic to read. Right now she is reading "My Side of the Mountain". At ...
by JoyfulDancer
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 30255

NJ books we found

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:30 am Since we live in NJ I was able to find quite a few good books about New Jersey . Here are some we really liked: * Blackbeard the Pirate and Other Stories of the Pine Barrens, Larona Homer (great book with interesting stories and legends about NJ) * This time, Tempe ...
by JoyfulDancer
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Glimpses of Adventures - Having fun in December! March!
Replies: 12
Views: 11132

We just got back from 2 weeks of vacation in FL, and are taking today to finish up some of the "fun stuff" from week 12 that didn't get done before. We are really enjoying Adventures. Making the quill pens and ink and writing with them was a huge hit here. We used frozen raspberries, which resulted ...
by JoyfulDancer
Tue May 23, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #17 - Kangaroo
Replies: 21
Views: 25184

Here's a kangaroo book we enjoyed:

Young Kangaroo, by Margaret Wise Brown