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by Amy in NC
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - What does your day look like in ECC?
Replies: 13
Views: 4511

Schedule - What does your day look like in ECC?

Could someone point me to any place where others have shared what their day looks like using ECC. I cannot purchase the package just yet so I am trying to do some blind planning! I'm curious about how much time is spent in each area/subject, obviously this will look a little different for everyone ...
by Amy in NC
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Updates - New editions & packaging on some items
Replies: 32
Views: 14478

What is considered an old version of Adventures and grad

but if you want to play mfw trivia on "how old is really old version of ADV"....... LOL... I can answer that too. LOL -crystal Oooh, oooh, oooh pick me! My Adv TM is in a three-ring binder, hot off the press in July 2005. One of the first ones after the pilot year. Mine came with the Dover US color...
by Amy in NC
Tue May 18, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I change it around?
Replies: 19
Views: 6829

Re: MFW-1 Exploration Day on Friday

Jennifer, I did a similar thing several years ago with MFW1. I'll try to explain it without totally confusing you. And I don't have the manual in front of me, so I apologize if I mess it up. OK, if you begin your year on Thursday, like suggested, you will get a new verse on Monday every week. Then E...
by Amy in NC
Mon May 17, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Field Trip ideas for CTG
Replies: 25
Views: 15126

Re: CTG Road Trip Advice

Another vote for the Holy Land Experience. The tabernacle was amazing. The Temple was enormous and then they tell you its only a fraction of the size of the original. %| 8O
by Amy in NC
Sun May 09, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 19 & 20
Replies: 21
Views: 9674

Re: RTR Putting together the Medieval Castle

I second the tape suggestion. I also did the project pretty much on my own. It looks great from a distance, but a little messy, with all that tape, up close. Ours is still on display on our dining room table. I think I'm the only one who cares about it. LOL (I'm impressed with my own persistence.) :...
by Amy in NC
Sat May 08, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 18979

Re: MFW on the run- Hubby in Hospital

Ausmerican, I am praying for you all. I sure can empathize with you. My hubby ended up in the hospital while we were at the convention last year. We were an hour and a half from home. He stayed for 11 days. That was a stressful time for our family. I'm lifting your hubby up to the Great Physician fo...
by Amy in NC
Mon May 03, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Why aren't new posts moving up / bumping?
Replies: 13
Views: 6340

Re: to bump or not to bump?

Really --I just don't know, I go straight to the view new posts screen and never see the general board too often.
by Amy in NC
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - ECC is ordered, how do I get ready?
Replies: 62
Views: 36315

Re: supplies to save ahead of time?

T-shirts and a cheap t-dye kit (yes, I cheated) for Africa. (Cotton t-shirt and salt to set the dye) Nesting dolls for Russia. Or some of those wooden boxes from Michael's in descending sizes. A small box to paint. (Another wooden treasure box from Michael's) I think the was one of the Europe crafts...
by Amy in NC
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 22635

Which MFW Program Do You Like Best?

For those of you who have used several different MFW studies, I would love to hear which you & your children enjoyed the most & why. I am mostly wondering about the 5 year cycle - ECC, CTG, RTR, Ex to 1850, 1850 to Mod. We have used ECC & CTG so far & will use RTR this fall. Even though I have like...
by Amy in NC
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 17290

Do you squish to catch up?

do you squish days together to catch up or do you just pick up where you left off, go at normal speed and just go longer at the end of the school year....? I squish! Does that make me squishy or a squisher? :-) I have a general goal of being done with our stuff by the middle of May each year. And I...
by Amy in NC
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 33884

Catalog

Hey everybody. I got my catalog today and you'll never guess... I was browsing through it and reading all the little quotation boxes where poeple say great things about MFW. Well, I read one written by 'Amy'. I said to myself, "Self, that sounds awfully familiar." So I came to the board and started ...
by Amy in NC
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Placement
Replies: 25
Views: 5955

Re: Saxon 8/7

Linda, That is what MFW says. I think it's something like If they complete 8/7 with a score of 80 or above they can go straight to Alg I. I guess the emphasis is on IF. ETA, Crystal & I were typing at the same time , So I guess that's it. I have a question to add on to yours. I know MFW says that if...
by Amy in NC
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 13839

Re: schooling four days a week

If you do 4 days a week, it will take 42.5 weeks to do 170 days (34 weeks) of curriculum. Which leaves about 9-10 weeks to play with. Which is why I've not done 4 days a week :). My state requires 172 days of "school" per year, so I have track attendance. I need to finish my 172 days within a 12 mo...
by Amy in NC
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 61
Views: 42412

Re: New Kindergarten Sheets...

The best part of each unit for us is making the badges. My 5yo LOVES to make them. Presently we are finishing Cc-Cow and she has traced the cow on the flashcard too many times to count and made a whole 'herd' of cows. She did the same thing with Gg-Goat. Some units she paints a picture or makes a ha...
by Amy in NC
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Encouragement for reluctant writers
Replies: 55
Views: 13628

There is hope

The LA road ahead is looking mighty long. There is hope somewhere at the end of this tunnel. My dd11 is just now doing Writing Strands 3. We've tried every year, but never gotten past the 1st lesson, until now. She has had the worst attitude towards writing and was so mad that I wouldn't get her a ...
by Amy in NC
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 2A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 6445

Re: Should I require ds to write numbers in words for math?

I wouldn't sweat it now. It comes back around in 3A and I think it was at the beginning of 5B. (We're doing these 2 books right now, so that's why I reference these.) So there will be times in the future to practice spelling and writing out number words. Of course, each time it comes up they are lea...
by Amy in NC
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 13104

Re: Rod and Staff Spelling

My oldest used R&S for 3rd grade because she struggles with spelling and SP was terrifying. But R&S 4th grade seemed very cumbersome and a lot of busy work, so we dropped it. By then she was ready for SP. So sometimes it may take longer than 3rd grade for a kid to be ready for SP. HTH.
by Amy in NC
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Describe the Kindergarten day for me
Replies: 23
Views: 10837

Re: Kindergarten schedule

Kristin,

Our schedule is Calendar & 100 Chart, Phonics, then Activity/Science. Occasionally it gets switched up, and we do Cuisennaire rods and Classical Music on Day 6 Book Day. Then she sometimes joins in on RTR science, or other topics that interest her.

HTH
by Amy in NC
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Books - Augustus Caesar's World reviews, ideas ifchallenging
Replies: 37
Views: 16111

Re: Agustus Caesar's World

This week dh got to 'teach' school quite a bit. So I asked him how he found ACW to be. I thought he would tell me he didn't like it, but I was surprised. He said he was enjoying it and said it was like a soap opera. So "As Augustus Caeser's World Turns" is a hit here. (At least for the parents.) Mid...
by Amy in NC
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 13940

Re: Questions about Ant Hill & Butterfly Garden

We had a great time with both. No dead ants or caterpillars. A friend who was a classroom teacher did complain about hers coming dead. I commented that they will replace them, to which she replied, "Yeah, they came after school was out." So you might inquire as to the circumstances. As hs'ers we don...
by Amy in NC
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Can our family really do a Unit Study?
Replies: 23
Views: 13062

Re: Taking the plunge-ECC-??

I just have to say that I found the crafts that could be finished in one sitting to be the most appealing to me. I loved the idea of the pinata, but wasn't able to pull it off. While it was drying the cat attacked it, the balloon burst, and the whole thing caved in on itself. I got caught up in the ...
by Amy in NC
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Body Book questions, sibling sharing, paper
Replies: 25
Views: 6044

Re: RTR Body Book questions

OK, I've got one vote for plain paper and one for card stock... Anyone care to be the tie breaker?

Naw, seriously, with 3 dd's that will want their own skeleton, I'm thinking plain paper is the cheapest way to go.
by Amy in NC
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Why did MFW choose Streams of Civ.? (author reply)
Replies: 20
Views: 14184

Re: Had a chance to preview Streams....

I have to agree. I loved Streams this past year and look forward to using more of it as we study Rome. It has such great Biblical insights.
by Amy in NC
Thu May 07, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 26053

Re: chickening out on starting ECC this fall

When my oldest started 3rd grade I also had a 1st grader, a 2yr old and a baby due in Oct. I knew that I couldn't do ECC and 1st and take care of the little ones. So we did a year of just 3 R's. It wasn't very exciting, but we did do MFW 1st, so that helped add some fun stuff to the day. But the goa...
by Amy in NC
Sat May 02, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - ECC is ordered, how do I get ready?
Replies: 62
Views: 36315

Re: ECC Preparation

Julie in MNI'd also add - - the US is one of the first countries (might not be as much of an issue with those coming from Adventures) - Canada & Mexico are also big & found me wanting to teach about the various provinces & such (I don't remember learning that much about the districts in other count...