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by Lisa B
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Lessons beyond the books, faith connections
Replies: 45
Views: 22223

Re: Share About Your January

I am in Week 21 of Adventures in U.S. History with my 7 year old boy and 5 year old girl. This has been such a fun and interesting year of learning! We have recently learned about the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812, and Robert Fulton's invention of the steamboat and how it impacted further sett...
by Lisa B
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 64836

Re: 2014-2015 Roll Call

I'm Mom to nine children, two of whom have graduated. This coming year, I'll be homeschooling two 17 year-old seniors (twins!) with MFW High School Year 4, a 14 year-old sophomore with High School Year 2, a 10 and 12 year old (taking a one year break from MFW), a 7 year-old 2nd grader using Adventur...
by Lisa B
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Record-keeping and Grades in Kindergarten
Replies: 10
Views: 6743

Re: Grades and record keeping

I use a 3 ring binder (one per school year per child) to store worksheets and drawings and whatever else will fit it in. Pocket pages are nice to fit odd-sized items in. Page protectors can be used for those really special drawings and projects, and photos of the school year can be attached to pages...
by Lisa B
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 33851

I made a "Welcome to School!" page for each of my children to complete. It has a space for their name, age, date, grade, height, weight, photo (we take a photo on the first day of school), drawing of the child in front of their homeschool, and sample of writing (youngers: write out alphabet; olders:...
by Lisa B
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Commemorating James Memorization
Replies: 4
Views: 5604

Bible EX1850 - Commemorating James Memorization

We are doing Expl-1850 this year and my children are just about to be finished memorizing the book of James. I am looking for ideas to finalize and commemorate their hard work on memorizing this year. Has anyone had their children recite James at church or at some other venue, and what were your exp...
by Lisa B
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Dictation - Help when spelling is too hard
Replies: 15
Views: 10712

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:57 am I have done several different approaches to dictation for my reluctant kids: *Have them copy the passage one day; dictation the next *Write down a few words on the whiteboard that I suspect might give them trouble. They can refer to the list when writing. *I go ahea...
by Lisa B
Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 5 & 6
Replies: 13
Views: 11135

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:22 am We are in week 6 of Exploration to 1850. Anyone else doing that year? We have enjoyed learning about our country's early settlers. Last week the kids dressed up as Pilgrims and Indians and we played Indian games. We are persevering with memorizing the book of James!...
by Lisa B
Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - Ideas for children who resist
Replies: 26
Views: 17552

Hi! I have a dd who is a young 5 like yours (turned 5 in Nov.) and although she is coming along in writing her letters, she struggles with some of the drawing assignments. I've been wondering, too, if she'll be ready for the writing and drawing required for MFW 1st (I've used it before with some of ...
by Lisa B
Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Books - Augustus Caesar's World reviews, ideas ifchallenging
Replies: 38
Views: 22490

I am reading ACW to my 4th grade twins and a 7th grader, and I must say: they love this book! It helps that they have photocopies of the pictures in the book to color as they listen--they look forward to listening to new characters as they are introduced and then coloring them; it keeps them attenti...
by Lisa B
Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 65229

K Badges

Posted by Lisa B » Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:54 pm I have another idea for badges that I conceived while out shopping for school supplies. I purchased a pack of badge holders, which are vinyl pockets with a punched hole at the top into which a namecard or ID can be placed. Then I found a colorful lanyard...
by Lisa B
Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 165
Views: 134687

ECC at Christmas

We find ourselves at Week 13, Norway, during this Christmas season. It has been fun and interesting to learn how Norwegians as well as some other countries and cultures celebrate Christmas. For example, Scandinavians have a tradition of hiding an almond in a rice pudding on Christmas Eve. Whoever re...
by Lisa B
Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 75756

Geography songs

I just have to recommend the use of "Geography Songs" tape/book kit as a great tool for memorizing the names of the continents and oceans. We will continue to use it throughout the ECC year to learn the names of U.S. states and of countries.
by Lisa B
Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Other Ideas for Exploring Countries and Cultures
Replies: 20
Views: 33001


In accordance with the Charlotte Mason-style of teaching (and because I love using hymns in our homeschool!), I have developed a schedule for hymn learning and singing as we do ECC this year. Hymns are so wonderful for learning doctrine, the nature of God, memorization, poetry and music appreciation...
by Lisa B
Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Using ECC with a 7th or 8th Grader
Replies: 11
Views: 31597

Geography Bee?

Wouldn't the ECC year be a great year for our 7th and 8th graders using this program to participate in the National Geography Bee? How does a homeschooler participate in this and how does he prepare? Has anyone ever done this?
by Lisa B
Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Using ECC with a 7th or 8th Grader
Replies: 11
Views: 31597

Planning for my 7th grader

I will be doing ECC this year with two 2nd graders, a 5th grader, and a 7th grade boy who is 12. Here are my plans, so far, subject to change as we go along and see if he needs supplemental assignments: BIBLE: Follow ECC plan (Hero Tales, Window on the World, missionary biographies, memory verses an...