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by Winkie
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ECC parent supplement
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: ECC parent supplement

Thanks Julie! We did ECC 2013-14 and I'm pretty sure I upgraded my TM then. I'm making my shopping list for next year, but I haven't pulled the old books out of storage yet :)
by Winkie
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ECC parent supplement
Replies: 2
Views: 737

ECC parent supplement

If I got the Parent/Teacher Supplement for ECC 4-5 years ago, would I need to buy it again for next year?
by Winkie
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Writing Skills for Today
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Writing Skills for Today

Thanks Julie! We never wrote in Writing Strands but I looked at both samples more closely and it looks like it will be easier to use this as a fill-in-the-blank workbook.
by Winkie
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Writing Skills for Today
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Writing Skills for Today

Quick question: Is WSFT consumable?
Thanks!
by Winkie
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 44838

Re: Why can't I find any long term MFW users?

Posted by Winkie » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:50 pm This is our 9th year homeschooling and 9th year with MFW. When I first started researching homeschooling, I learned about the different approaches such as classical, CM, unit studies, etc. Then I requested a bunch of catalogs from different curriculum co...
by Winkie
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Finances, Health, Logic
Replies: 23
Views: 10170

Re: Electives with AHL

Thanks Dawn - that helps a lot.

Trish, I just read your signature and it looks like we're at the same place in the cycle!
by Winkie
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Writing short country summary & longer country report
Replies: 26
Views: 10340

Re: ECC Country summary sheet

Thank you Julie & Trish! I like the computer idea, since he'll be doing research on the World Book CdRom anyway. That helps a lot.
by Winkie
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Specific lessons
Replies: 11
Views: 5415

Re: Saxon Algebra question

Thank you Lucy! Now why didn't I think of using a notebook?? That's a much better idea.
by Winkie
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 10661

Re: Handwriting question

All the levels from ADV on up schedule 3 weeks of handwriting review at the beginning of the year. I imagine there would be lots of online sites where you could print a page of the alphabet in cursive to use as a template. The Cursive Connections book says it is "modern style" cursive.
by Winkie
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Does anyone use extras? Activity Cards, Student Record Book?
Replies: 36
Views: 13818

Re: spelling power

We use a spiral notebook. I posted a copy of the How to Study a Spelling Word sheet on the wall.
by Winkie
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Users answer questions
Replies: 21
Views: 6400

Re: Need Saxon help

Thank you. We muddled through today and he did ok. He's a strong reader so he may end up preferrIng to read the lesson over the DIVE but we'll try both to start. I like the idea of having him do all the tests & problems in a notebook so I can save the book for my next 7th grader.
by Winkie
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General specific lessons, labs, supplies
Replies: 33
Views: 9705

Re: General Science supplies

Just to report on my successes: At Wal-Mart I found alum with the spices - I also checked with the canning jars but it wasn't there. They also had plaster of Paris in the crafts aisle. But they only had povidone-iodine, so I got pure iodine at Walgreens. I had trouble finding a piece of cork which i...
by Winkie
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General specific lessons, labs, supplies
Replies: 33
Views: 9705

Re: General Science supplies

Thanks for the tips, Sue!

Okay, we've got driveway rocks. I was thinking limestone was something special. Obviously I haven't looked at the lessons closely.
Thanks so much!
by Winkie
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Baskets - What kind of book "basket"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 11756

Re: Question about book basket

We do 2 baskets also - one for "book basket" books and one for free reading books.
by Winkie
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - Scheduling it in
Replies: 15
Views: 6811

Re: 1850MOD Scheduling help needed

Thanks so much for the ideas! hi wendy! (I remember you) -crystal Hi Crystal! I thought you might - you seem to remember everything MFW-related :-) It's nice to see you're still active here. and 2 read alouds. I did one in afternoon and one in evening That's a good idea - I can do one at naptime and...
by Winkie
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 1 & 2
Replies: 10
Views: 10134

Pledge of Allegiance

I have EXP1850, and it's in week 1 of the 2nd/3rd grade supplement. -Trish Yep, there it is. I don't know how I missed it. I guess because there isn't a student sheet for it and it's not mentioned in the notes. I don't have a 2nd or 3rd grader this year, so I wasn't really reading the supplement gr...
by Winkie
Sun May 30, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Errors in books / Errata lists
Replies: 5
Views: 3621

Re: Singapore Math question

Thanks ladies! I was feeling a bit brain-dead that day to solve the problem myself. Probably why I use the Answer Key most of the time to check their answers ;) Besides I find it much faster to skim a column of numbers than to think through the math myself, even when it's easy. I have caught a few m...
by Winkie
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep - Poll on how long you spend, & when?
Replies: 16
Views: 6157

Re: when do you plan?

I plan on Thursdays, usually right after my boys finish their schoolwork while all the books are still out on the table. I check for any supplies or groceries needed for the following week, so I can pick them up over the weekend, when we tend to be out running errands anyway. I also order my library...
by Winkie
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 18-20 Kenya
Replies: 58
Views: 33535

A few extra books we're enjoying with Kenya:
Kenya ABCs by Sarah Heiman
For You Are a Kenyan Child by Kelly Cunnane
Owen and Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff
by Winkie
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 34
Replies: 11
Views: 7402

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:59 pm We also recently received a letter "from" President Bush in response to ds's letter he wrote as part of ADV. My ds had mentioned that he would pray for the President and the letter reflected that he appreciated prayers on his behalf, I liked that. Ds also received a...
by Winkie
Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 14-15 France
Replies: 24
Views: 15733

Thanks for the idea! I found a couple photos online for Magnetix, but realized that we would need *way* more magnets than we own to build the tower successfully.
by Winkie
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: ECC Fun extras
Replies: 36
Views: 14428

We're doing the same thing! We eat Mexican 1-2 times a week as a regular anyway, so we decided to try it for all 2 weeks. We've all loved it and only had something else 1 or 2 nights. I don't expect to do this much for all the countries, although we will try more recipes than the ones called for in ...
by Winkie
Sun May 04, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 31282

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:28 pm My oldest learned to read at 4.5yo. We started MFWK just after his 5th birthday. Basically, I started with the whole program, then dropped stuff off according to his ability/disinterest. We still did the daily worksheet (he likes worksheets) but skipped/zoomed throu...
by Winkie
Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do you put into your Files/Folders?
Replies: 18
Views: 9381

Am I to understand that I should be collecting things through the summer to get ready for K in the fall? (The 26 folders that were mentioned.) Karin Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:52 am Karin, it's helpful to have supplementary things for each unit gathered, but it's not *necessary*. You can certainly ...
by Winkie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Children Walking in the Truth
Replies: 7
Views: 8086

Thank you so much for sharing that!