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by meagabby
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 19616

Re: Do your kids like Kingdom Tales in ECC?

We liked it, but didn't finish due to family circumstances. 14g, 11g, 8b, 6g I would read it during lunch or after our bible time and even at bedtime. I even read it in the dark of their room with a flashlight and they really enjoyed that...said they could picture it happening. All children are diff...
by meagabby
Sat May 26, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 47381

Re: Box day question

Like others have said, I don't let them at 'em. They are excited too,but having done a variety of things, my children have the most enjoyment when I save it for them to see on our first day of school. I look over the manual and books myself (in the quiet after kiddie bedtimes) and prepare some thing...
by meagabby
Wed May 02, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 16661

Re: you need to read this and be encouraged!!!!!

Just what I needed to hear today. thank you for the encouraging post.
(and congrats to you and your son)
by meagabby
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 6th grade math - Singapore? Saxon?
Replies: 31
Views: 12217

Re: Singapore Math "Schedule" for 6th grader in 3A ?

I'm letting you know it can be done... I don't have tips for you but I can say that I have a dd 7th grade that was still struggling with math until this last month. And I mean struggling. This year we've done multiple strategies to cement the concepts--drill and don't move ahead if there is the leas...
by meagabby
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Sending private messages (PM)
Replies: 7
Views: 4378

Re: Private Messages

Thanks Julie, I didn't know that... that was what was happening.

And Crystal, that's good to know...

I didn't know (or remember) about it being in the outbox until the recipient read it...

Wow, what one must think if they receive a message in big red letters about a deleted message. !! :~
by meagabby
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 14622

Re: I need someone to smack me, please?

And sometimes just typing it all out to someone whom you think will understand is very beneficial. May we always be here for each other and feel welcome enough to share our burdens, as they do help us know we are not alone in this journey and remind us that there is no single one way it works perfec...
by meagabby
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 8457

Re: When in Transition...

Courtney,

You are so right!! Thank you for such an encouraging post of users that wonder!

We are on the 5th year of the cycle as well. Thanks for the reminder that MFW was placed before me so many years ago and that God knew all the transitions I'd be going through.

Dena
by meagabby
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the child
Replies: 39
Views: 11714

Re: Prayer needed

Annie, Praying for you! ;) How about taking 1 friend to some place special for your son? We've been in your shoes several times, too. After tiring of being the new people in town and no friends, we came up with 'family only' birthdays that are actually held on their birthday. I let birthday child ch...
by meagabby
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Service - Credit hours, Opportunities
Replies: 14
Views: 3340

Re: OT: See you at the Pole... homeschool version

Ooh, I'm glad you posted...We participated this year too. Evidently last year was the first year to reach out to the homeschoolers of this town. So this was the 2nd year and they met at the public library.(before it opened) It was supposed to be just teens, but that wasn't mentioned in the email or ...
by meagabby
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 11254

Re: Best tool for early handwriting...

for what it's worth, my son doesn't like the feel of the "ridges" in pencils --even the 3 sided Ticonderoga ones I love. I bought him a few of the FAT yellow pencils and he used them for a while and told me he could hold the proper grip. At a school supply store I found a rubber grip that has placem...
by meagabby
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Chores = Life Skills!
Replies: 36
Views: 12081

Re: Children, allowance & chores, oh my!

Here's my 2cents... How about paying(2,5,10cents) for jobs that you'd be doing even if you didn't have children. (folding laundry, sweeping, dusting, trash duty, etc) and not paying for "their share", like keeping their room clean, helping with family dinnertime, brushing teeth, etc. We don't curren...
by meagabby
Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 19565

Re: What do you do when someones advises you to quit homesch

Yes, it's going to be crazy, nutsy in your life. I'm telling you - stick with homeschooling, and when you move, expect it to be wild. then again, maybe your family will be like Dena's family (uh. forgot her screen name all a sudden...) and it'll be fine. Carin, My moves ARE crazy, nutsy... my posts...
by meagabby
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for Writing a State Report - all ages
Replies: 27
Views: 18115

Re: Exploration to 1850 your own State History

My dd wrote to the state around week 22 or so, as prompted by the TM, for information for the report. It's late and I'd have to ask her about the address from the state (dept of tourism, I think) for the address, but she received a packet that included statistics and more info. When she opened it he...
by meagabby
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 44264

Re: Celery Experiment

Oh what a great idea!!
We did the celery experiment several years ago... the kids still talk about it almost any time we have guests and eat celery. :)
by meagabby
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 31627

Encouraged by the board

I just have to say out loud how encouraged I become when I visit this board. I have been on this board for 5 years. I don't post very often but I feel a sense of togetherness here. We all use some portion of MFW products. Some of us are strict MFW only, while others sub certain books, and still othe...
by meagabby
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 17916

Re: Sick Kids..

When we are sick, especially if mom is sick, we don't do school. I find that when I'm not feeling good, I don't retain much, so I figure they don't either. We'll read or watch a Nest Entertainment video. It's not like a free day, they are usually feeling pretty crummy and sleepy anyway. Then, we jus...
by meagabby
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Baskets - What kind of book "basket"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 12240

Re: Book Baskets...

we have a couple of pink plastic file boxes that house all library books when bring them home.

We don't take them to the library-- each child has a cute bag from Grandma for that.

We also don't sort them out either. all books are up for grabs for anyone to read or be read to.
by meagabby
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 35032

Re: The "Plague" Continues

:-) :-) :-)
LOVE IT!!

FWIW: We recently moved again and found a few too!

(But we weren't "plagued" with as many to begin with!)

Dena
by meagabby
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - Ideas for children who resist
Replies: 26
Views: 12979

MFW-K hit our first little snag

DD is 4 (bday in July) but we are doing K over 2 years (every other day for 8 months per school year) because she met all of the Hazell's readiness criteria. We are now on day 12 of school, so Day 2 of the S-s-Sun Unit. We came to the handwriting page and it was a challenge for Adah. She did beauti...
by meagabby
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Making and storing cards OR notebook pages
Replies: 25
Views: 10059

Re: English from the roots up

We started out with boxes for the index cards, but the cards didn't always end up in them.

Our binders have a pocket or two on both front and back on the inside. We put the index cards in a baggie and then slipped them in one of the pockets.

Just another option. :)

dena
by meagabby
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 21461

Re: Spelling Power: You can't make me like it....

HELP!! I've done the survey test & placement test with my 2 dd (10 & 8 years old). But I'm having trouble getting started. Please give me suggestions. Did you use a spiral notebook or the S.P. workbook? we've just used the spiral notebook, but this year hubby wanted to bring home something from con...
by meagabby
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 20383

Re: 1 year homeschooling, re-considering curriculum, need ad

Jamie, ((Hugs)) to you. I can hear the emotion in your post. It's your FIRST year homeschooling. It' WILL come together. Do you have support from your hubby and family? Have you connected with any local groups through OCHEC? I am not suggesting you join a co-op, but that you have some like-minded pe...
by meagabby
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 49067

Are Time Lines A Must?

I've seen some posts on these lately. Are they necessary/part of the curriculum? I get the visual aspect, but it's not something I planned on doing. Marcee, For a quick answer I wouldn't say timelines are a must because we've had a couple of years that didn't get a timeline up in a timely manner du...
by meagabby
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 30722

Re: Day 3, new to homeschooling - don't know if I can do thi

Jamie You can do this. Hugs and prayers coming your way. There is a reason you chose to do this and your husband supported you enough to withdraw from public/private school. The verses shared are good places to start. Trust in what you are doing not the results at the moment. It will get easier. You...
by meagabby
Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Vocabulary - Card size, Card alternatives...
Replies: 23
Views: 8094

Re: ECC vocabulary cards -- a question

We did them on index cards but didn't keep them in any special order.