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by proud2bmykswife
Sat May 04, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Sibling in 1st
Replies: 22
Views: 8323

Re: First grader with 4 1/2 yo preschooler

If she really wants worksheets, what about some Kumon workbooks or Rod and Staff ABC series. I usually start the Kumon ones at age 3 or 3 1/2 and the ABC series at age 4 1/2. My littles would see the bigger ones doing school and insist on their own. They weren't happy with toys or manipulatives for ...
by proud2bmykswife
Wed May 30, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 26865

Re: S/O Schedule Board, workboxes

We're in our 3rd week of MFW K and 2nd week of ECC. My children are 15, 12, 9, 7, 5, and 3; the five youngest are on the autism spectrum, so we deal daily with meltdowns and behavior issues. I can share what I've been doing and maybe you can glean something. I used to try to have a set schedule ever...
by proud2bmykswife
Sat May 12, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - ECC is ordered, how do I get ready?
Replies: 62
Views: 38128

Re: ECC Notebooks?

Lindy, I looked in my bookmarks to see if I had anything that might help. I found these that tell how a couple of moms organized notebooks for K, but not for ECC. Though I'm thinking of doing one for ECC this way too. http://mybluedaisy.blogspot.com/2010/08/be-still-my-heart-getting-organized.html h...
by proud2bmykswife
Wed May 02, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 18292

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

Oh how I needed to read this! We're just getting ready to start MFW K and ECC and decided to go with all MFW recommendations, but I kept having second thoughts. Dh had told me to start getting rid of all my other curriculum; do you know how hard that is? Especially in math and language arts as I fel...
by proud2bmykswife
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: MFW User Ideas for Service Projects
Replies: 22
Views: 16672

Re: My daughter's service project

Project Linus makes blankets for seriously ill or traumatized children.

projectlinus.org
by proud2bmykswife
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 36413

Re: I'm in crisis mode...please talk me down

Jean, I'm not sure I have any advice; I just place my order for MFW a couple days ago. I'm hoping Julie or Crystal will jump in with some words of wisdom. I like the idea of CM language arts, but they are so different from the way I learned; don't really care for Writing Strands either. And Singapor...
by proud2bmykswife
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 39
Views: 15994

Re: Bible in MFW

Thank you Crystal and Carin!

Carin, I'm realizing that it is much more than just a list on paper. From the links that were shared here and on another board, I'm seeing a much bigger picture in how life-changing MFW has been for families.

Laurie
by proud2bmykswife
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 39
Views: 15994

Bible in MFW

Looking at MFW website, samples, and catalog, it is hard to tell what all is covered for Bible and Worldviews through 8th grade. I've made a list; am I missing anything? Toddler/PreK - Wee Sing Bible Songs, Hide 'Em In Your Heart cds K - What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs (Creation, Flood), chara...
by proud2bmykswife
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Middle School Moods
Replies: 11
Views: 6037

Re: Moody Middle Schoolers

I haven't posted here, but thought I'd share my thoughts here. Crystal, that book sounds wonderful and I'm going to look for it. Our children are 25 and 24 next month, 22, 19, 15, 12, 9, 7, 5, and 3. The oldest three have been prodigals (the 22 yr old still is in some areas). Not in the way of leavi...
by proud2bmykswife
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for science: Animals & Classification (Zoo
Replies: 15
Views: 11494

Exploration to 1850 - Animals

There's a great series of books for animals. It's the Animal Behaviors series by Kids Can Press. Some of the titles are: Animal Talk, Animal Senses, Animals at Work, Animals in Motion, Animal Groups, Animal Defenses, Animals and Their Young, Animals Migrating, Animals Hibernating, Animals Eating. My...
by proud2bmykswife
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities
Replies: 35
Views: 18305

Re: Why use MFW?

I used HOD for a while last fall and it was my dream curriculum at first, even though both my dh and I had reservations about some of the books used. We thought I would be able to discuss what they were reading, but with 7 children at home ages 2-18, it was too much to fit it all in. I still think i...