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by Colleen
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Measurement & weights (US + metric)
Replies: 26
Views: 8813

Re: More than just math facts...

One little tip for liquid measure, just do an internet search on "Gallon man" and you should find a picture that makes it pretty clear (and hopefully memorable).
by Colleen
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 5th grader - Do I squeeze 5 years into 4?
Replies: 30
Views: 13405

The summer before high school

When your oldest hits 9th grade, they should move to the High School Ancient History and Literature (AHL). What you can do is have them read Story of the World Vol 4 that summer before starting high school so they get that time period covered. I love that idea of having the 8th grader read Story of...
by Colleen
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 30481

Looking for affirmation

My 4.5 year old daughter is mature for her age. She attended 2 day a week preschool last year, but wasn't interested in going for Pre-K. She dances, sings and draws/colors often and actually forms her letters better than her 6.5 year old brother. I was really hoping to use the first grade curriculu...
by Colleen
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 14017

Re: Why not continue with Rod and Staff Spelling?

I know I'm chiming in a little late here, but I guess I will anyhow. One of my dds wanted to go back to Rod & Staff for spelling because she liked the workbook idea. She used it for 5th grade. The one thing I noticed is that it took more of my time. Grading her workbook seemed more time consuming th...
by Colleen
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: LLFT - Describe Language Lessons for Today
Replies: 23
Views: 10422

Thank you for NEW Products!

I have a huge thank you for the new Language Lessons. The directions are clear. I know exactly what to do. They are so much easier to teach from than PLL was. I loved PLL, but these books that I started two weeks ago have quickly become a favorite subject for me to teach. They took the best out of ...
by Colleen
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Grades 2 to 8...isn't that an awfully large span?
Replies: 31
Views: 12662

new to MFW recomendation for 7grade and 3rd

I am new to MFW and I guess you could say, I need some encouragement from someone else who has been in my shoes. I have 2 DD one will be 7th grade and the other 3rd grade. They love to do History together, but the age span is sometimes a challenge. I really want to use MFW and have never been brave...
by Colleen
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Discussion - Jacobs Geometry
Replies: 19
Views: 9532

Re: question 5d (not b) on Chapter 2 test

I did call the office for help, but JD was busy. Of course, while looking at it with dd while waiting for a call back, we figured it out. Murphy's law...
Colleen
by Colleen
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Re: Time to save your favorite posts
Replies: 2
Views: 7308

Re: Time to save your favorite posts

Thanks MFW & Julie for doing all that. We do appreciate it and use it!
by Colleen
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Re: Time to save your favorite posts
Replies: 2
Views: 7308

Re: Time to save your favorite posts

It's time to save your favorite posts from June. Does someone from MFW take some of the general board posts and then put them in the "official" archives? You know, like the Exploring Cultures and Countries Archive or the High School Archive. I have noticed that sometimes in the archives things are ...
by Colleen
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 113112

Re: Hymn ideas for MFW K topics?

For some reason I think "Standing on the Promises" would fit for T-T-Turtle - I don't quit I persevere! Also, off the top of my head, how about "He Leadeth Me" for N-N-Nest - God takes good care of me. If you consider "Shine Jesus Shine" a hymn, then that would be great for S-S-Sun - Jesus is the Li...
by Colleen
Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 18736

Re: My Ahhhh Hahhhh Moment

Just another thought about "Lit packs". If MFW offered them, I would probably buy them, but I'm glad they don't. Why? Because then I would have to store them! Also, I know that our library tends to get rid of books that aren't checked out for a long time. So just think, in checking out these wonderf...
by Colleen
Fri May 10, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 29-30 Russia
Replies: 26
Views: 17775

Where is the recipe for borscht?

We are doing ECC on our second time around (1st edition) and are currently in Russia. I remember making a really good borscht soup from a MFW recipe, but I don't know what year it was in. I was hoping I would find it in the ECC manual, but alas it is not there. Anyone know where it is? I'm thinking ...
by Colleen
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Updates - 1st vs. 2nd Edition decisions, also using 2nd time
Replies: 24
Views: 17852

Re: Starting the 5year cycle over...got a couple ?'s

Hi Laura, I had similar questions last year. I decided not to upgrade for a number of reasons. First, I kind of liked having the hymns as part of ECC and the new edition doesn't have those. Second, I used the MFW plans for Saxon and Apologia to make a planner for my oldest. We also added our own sch...
by Colleen
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing Guides, Book Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 10083

Which Progeny Press lit. guides suggested for 1850 to Mo

Planning here and I''d like to hear which ones other have used. They'll be for my 6th and 8th graders. Thanks! On the MFWbooks website, there are no specific titles listed for 1850Mod. My 7th grade daughter used "Number the Stars" (my choice) and is still to do "The Lion the Withch and the Wardrobe...
by Colleen
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20807

Re: How do you store student pages before use?

I bought three tiers worth of stackable "in boxes". Each child has her own with the student sheets in it. When we need a sheet for that day as indicated in the TM, they get out their own sheets from the top of the pile. I don't want to spend the time dividing them into folders for each week since th...
by Colleen
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Versions, Editions, Homeschool Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 4916

Re: Saxon Algebra

Thank you Lucy. That completely answers my questions - even the ones I didn't ask, like are they going to keep printing the 3rd edition. Thanks again!
by Colleen
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Writing - Lefties?
Replies: 11
Views: 4248

Re: MFW 1 - frustrated Lefty!

Having the Bible notebook rebound at the top might be good. However, the blue workbook has stuff on both sides of the page. Right handed kids would have the same issue as a lefty on the back of the page. I'm a lefty too, with two of four kids left handed. One of my lefties isn't school age yet. When...
by Colleen
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets, Stickers, Passports - For little ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 9555

Re: ECC what all do I need???

I stumbled across this book last time I did ECC and used it a lot for my pre-school kids during ECC. It's titled "International Children" by Teacher's Friend Publications. It has information on each country, but I used it for the reproducible flags and the very cute coloring pages of kids in traditi...
by Colleen
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Sp. Power) - Instructions are in MFW guides (and here)
Replies: 43
Views: 13868

Spelling power - a new list each day or week?

With spelling power - should we be doing a new list each day (adding in the previous day's missed words) or a new list each week? - Currently we've been doing a new list each day and it hasn't been bad because he is missing 0-3 words each list, but I'm wondering if maybe we should be doing more wit...
by Colleen
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing Guides, Book Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 10083

Re: Progeny Press Study Guides

Thanks for the info Julie. I was only looking in the print catalog and didn't even see that on the website they have specific guides recommended for specific years. That helps a lot. :-) Thanks again.
by Colleen
Sat May 21, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for Bible: The Book of James
Replies: 8
Views: 7777

Kindles/Nooks - are they useful in your school?

There is one thing I use my Kindle for sometimes in "school". We are in EX to 1850, so they are memorizing James this year. I got an e-book of the version they are memorizing on the kindle (no it wasn't free ;) ). I can enlarge the text so that it is easier to copy from than from the tiny Bible prin...
by Colleen
Mon May 16, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - MFW books are already checked out!
Replies: 16
Views: 5341

Re: Library books - frustration

OK you homeschool stalkers! I once tried putting a post-it note in a book that I couldn't renew because someone had it on hold. It seemed like that was happening a lot, so I used the post-it to ask if they were using MFW and give me a call if they wanted. I don't know if the library noticed the note...
by Colleen
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 50015

Re: Timeline question

Last year I used painter's tape (the blue stuff) to put the timeline pieces on the wall. No damage to the wall, but sometimes pieces fell off and then with the humidity this summer most of them curled up. Anyhow, my idea for next year is to get one of those Xyron machines that people use for scrapbo...
by Colleen
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 25665

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:40 pm I'd second the Boxcar Children books. Those kept my daughter interested for quite a while. She also enjoyed the Bobbsey Twins and All of a Kind Family Series'. I also found that she even enjoyed the used "readers" from Abeka that I would pick up at curriculum sales....
by Colleen
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 15487

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:30 pm Someone mentioned their child being a perfectionist. For that reason and also because of something I read in an advertisement for another spelling program we have added a new step to the Spelling Power program. Each day we preview the words that will be coming up ab...