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by Caryn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Special Needs in the early years
Replies: 11
Views: 4681

Re: Mama of a 3 y.o. little girl feeling GUILTY but lost!!

I don't have any advice/insight, but just wanted to encourage you and remind you that God has given her the perfect family for HER! As long as you keep praying and trusting the Lord for wisdom and guidance, you're all going to be fine :) Don't feel guilty. If you think there is a practical change th...
by Caryn
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Patricia St. John books--wonderful!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5876

Re: The Tanglewood Secrets

Those foundations are what will carry them through many times in their lives, and your mama heart must be so warmed at this <3

Thanks for sharing the value of The Tanglewood Secrets! We haven't gotten there yet :) Looking forward to it!
by Caryn
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - 4 day week, light Fridays, co-op days?
Replies: 16
Views: 5048

Re: Is a 4-day week possible with CtG

Hmmmm..... wheels churning...... just rearrange the days, and leave some stuff out. Just want to make sure we keep on track with everything else. And I think 4 days for everything else will work. If push comes to shove I can make other appointments before or after co-op so if Monday is a wash, it's ...
by Caryn
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 19186

Re: Can I be real? So frustrated

It's so wonderful to see all of these stories to know that we are all so normal ! We, too, have had a rough week, mostly with my trying to cope with getting a diagnosis for my youngest, and resenting how life right now is messing up everything for the other two, and my ideals for schooling for them ...
by Caryn
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Drawing with Children - Supplies
Replies: 11
Views: 5013

Re: Drawing with Children Markers??

Agreeing with what everyone else said :)

in case you want to take it into consideration, the reason for the better quality (read: more expensive) markers is that when they are used to color in an area, they don't bleed onto themselves and blend better.

That's all :)
by Caryn
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 31258

Re: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks

Just looking through the feasts for the next year and I discovered that if you use Google Calendars (through Gmail) you can add a "Jewish Calendar" and it has all the current dates for the feasts for the next year.
by Caryn
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to earlier MFW programs - A big transition?
Replies: 32
Views: 11690

CTG Scheduling

It looks like we are going to be starting CtG next month! I'm so excited, though a bit nervous. A part of me is downright :( at finishing ECC - we are enjoying it so much. Anyway. I have really struggled this year with getting a schedule into place that will work for us, and I feel like I have fina...
by Caryn
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Timeline - What does yours look like?
Replies: 24
Views: 15595

Timeline

Greetings! My family is new to My Father's World and we are starting the program with "Creation to the Greeks." I am a bit confused on exactly how to set up the timeline and was wondering if someone may have shared a picture of their timeline with the group. Sometimes it helps me to "see" things. T...
by Caryn
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K & ADV - or should we all just do ADV?
Replies: 27
Views: 12064

Re: Adventures Tag-Along What to Order? And other stuff

I totally agree with what the ladies here have said :) My second was actually 1st grade, but it's the same principle. I also found some of the inexpensive "State" coloring books, and let the 1st grader color while we read. There was no way he was going to just sit while we read. So he colored. Other...
by Caryn
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Streams & Victor's with younger grades (author reply
Replies: 32
Views: 15074

Re: Child's History instead of Streams for littles using Cto

It is meant to be used a resource for parents to learn more about this time period and then as you are reading the other books interject some of the information that stood out to you as you were reading it and that you find appropriate. OH!!! Well that explains a lot then! LOL! Thanks, Lucy - appre...
by Caryn
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Quiet time / Rest time / Naps
Replies: 14
Views: 4106

Re: Getting a routine going with a baby ??

That IS a great idea! My neighbor trained her kids to stay in their rooms until she went in to get them, so that is another option :)
by Caryn
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st grade for an advanced reader
Replies: 36
Views: 11051

Re: 1st Grade seems too easy, should I skip some?

I had the same "problem" with my dd who has always read way above grade level. We used the time to add in things that interested her/us, especially lots of science. And field trips...lots of exploring. I was really concerned at the time about it not being hard enough (school is supposed to be hard, ...
by Caryn
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Streams & Victor's with younger grades (author reply
Replies: 32
Views: 15074

Re: Child's History instead of Streams for littles using Cto

Thanks for those tips, ladies! Maybe we should just give it a bash :) LOL @ Tammie. Umm, no thanks ;) Not more work. I've realized how important the visual is. I put him onto a computer-based reading program and he's suddenly reading! Thing is, I'm doing CtG with my 10 yr old (advanced) dd too. So, ...
by Caryn
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 26252

Re: Please help me know what I am dealing with!

Amy, I was going to say what Trish said with the dyslexia and auditory processing because that is what I was thinking, but I'm not qualified at all and would definitely recommend getting him evaluated. Another thing that comes to mind is apraxia but I'm not sure what it's called when it comes to rea...
by Caryn
Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 26252

Please help me know what I am dealing with!

My 7 year old (July birthday) has been doing MFW 1st since last year. I decided to spread it out over 2 years because of his slowness in learning. (So this is his 2nd grade year but we are doing the second half of MFW 1st). I made this decision about the middle of the year last year. He did fine wi...
by Caryn
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 32563

Re: A VERSE OF ENCOURAGEMENT

He he he.. love it. Reminds me of a wall hanging I saw somewhere saying "Please excuse my house...my children are busy making memories." I might just have to make one with that scripture on it :)
by Caryn
Mon May 24, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 26251

Re: Finished K and still not writing properly

Thank you so much for all that insight and encouragement (and the reminder to be gentle %| ) I do SO appreciate you ladies! I think we will just keep plugging away at it, and I definitely need to introduce more of the tactile resources. I'll give it another year before I start to wonder if I need to...
by Caryn
Mon May 24, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - ESL, Bilingual kids,
Replies: 20
Views: 7132

Re: What would you do for an 8 yr old with a 1st grade educa

I've been thinking about this since I posted my question (haven't you noticed....ask now, think later!? LOL) and I would agree with both of you. I was thinking along the same lines, as well as the adjustments of having a new family to fit into etc. I think you're right. Start at 1st, and move forwar...
by Caryn
Wed May 19, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I change it around?
Replies: 19
Views: 6616

Re: MFW-1 Exploration Day on Friday

Really easy to do this... it doesn't mess you up at all. Just switch Wednesday and Friday :)
by Caryn
Tue May 18, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Younger student assignments?
Replies: 4
Views: 3665

Re: What age group does "younger student" refer to?

Yay! That's what I was thinking <3 Love it when I'm on the same page as everyone else. Doesn't happen too often ;) Usually it takes a bit to catch me up with everyone else. I feel like it's the night before Christmas. No matter how often I check my UPS tracking, the box is still sitting there. Nope,...
by Caryn
Tue May 18, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Updates - New editions & packaging on some items
Replies: 32
Views: 14130

The Story of the U.S.

Is this (The Story of the US by MFW) something that can be used independently from Adventures? What is it like? Just wondering if this is something that I would like to purchase or not. So, if you can help me out by giving me feedback, I'd sure appreciate it! ;) Thanks, Elissa Elissa, the Story of ...
by Caryn
Mon May 17, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Basic Addition
Replies: 7
Views: 3248

Re: 9yo boy struggling with math...help!

Terri, I wouldn't say that your son being a leftie is contributing to the "issues" as such. My son is a leftie and a math wizz. I think, though, that lefties are generally more right-brained and process things more creatively, and sometimes that contributes to their taking a little longer to grasp m...
by Caryn
Fri May 14, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 28742

Can I just say WOW!!!?

I just ordered our ECC curriculum this morning and it already shipped! WOWSERS! This company has got customer service and efficiency down to a fine art! We're SUPER excited about ECC because we're leaving in December for the mission field, and I can't think of a better way than ECC to prep the kids!...
by Caryn
Fri May 14, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - Ideas when life puts you "behind" in ADV
Replies: 15
Views: 6070

Re: Anyone not completed ADV?

Vicki, We have actually been having these issues (HUGE) over the last 5 years, and I'm actually learning to school through them. But the counsel I have received is that the 2 R's are the vitals at this point, and they are learning other life lessons along with us. Don't beat yourself up over the pas...
by Caryn
Fri May 14, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - Box Day when we are new to MFW or to hs
Replies: 16
Views: 5723

Re: Just received my ECC and MFK and am overwhelmed.

Amy, our ECC box day is going to be next Wednesday so we will be "ECC'ing" with you the next year! I have done pre-K, K, 1st and Adventures and now ECC. I remember when I got the K box. I was about ready to send my kids to public school ;) After I spent the weekend mulling over it and familiarizing ...