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by jasntas
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas & experiences using MFW
Replies: 65
Views: 18763

Re: ADHD, Gifted but Anxious

Thanks for your thoughts, Tammie! For now, the school is sending home language arts work for the afternoon, but if we pull him, we'll use MFW ECC, and add LA and Math to be a full curriculum. We will make a final decision in the next three weeks. Gotcha! :-) It is good to know that ECC is written t...
by jasntas
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas & experiences using MFW
Replies: 65
Views: 18763

ADHD, Gifted but Anxious

Our ds (10) is struggling after our move this summer. He is gifted, but struggles with ADHD and anxiety. The school has asked us to homeschool him in the afternoons. They are pushing for us to agree to him being in an Emotionally Impaired classroom. At home in the afternoons, he is mostly calm, and...
by jasntas
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 13688

Re: Science for 7th grader

We plan to use the 101 Series as well BUT to make it a full high school course A LOT of library books must be added. It is not as intense as Apologia but there is still added work for "Mom" to find the added reading. I wish the company would include a textbook or offer supplemental books. Just an FYI.
by jasntas
Fri May 30, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 13688

Re: Science for 7th grader

I would look ahead at the science schedule for high school and determine whether or not you feel he could afford to start later. Personally, what you are proposing is what we did this year but my ds is dyslexic AND behind in math so I plan to go a different route with him for science than is suggest...
by jasntas
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for U.S. Presidents
Replies: 17
Views: 9572

Re: Children's book of presidents?

Heather, I forgot we own that book. Duh! Thanks for the reminder. :-) Julie, I am going to look into some of the books you mentioned in your link. I think I'll request a few from the library and decide which one/ones we like best. The First Pets book is one that would definitely appeal to my dd. Tha...
by jasntas
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing Guides, Book Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 8530

Re: Which Progeny Press Study Guide for Exp-1850?

Kelly1730 wrote:There are vocab words, comprehension questions and some discussion questions from what I remember.
What Kelly said. :)

You can see a few sample pages on christianbook dot com to get a better idea of what to expect.
by jasntas
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 40802

Re: Loving MFW...just ordered for my 3rd year in a row!

Posted by jasntas » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:01 pm I'm over here now because I'm just getting ready to order the last year of the 5 year cycle. I just can't believe we will already be in the last year of the 5 year cycle this fall! We started using MFW when my ds started 3rd using ADV and my dd was start...
by jasntas
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Hymns - Then Sings My Soul & listening to songs
Replies: 9
Views: 5583

Re: MFW EX-1850 - Links to Hymns

But, I just wanted to let you know in case you didn't know about it, that there are both instrumental and vocal versions of the hymns on the idea boards for both EX1850 and 1850MOD. On the idea boards for each of those years, there is a Hymns link as the first link, with all of the hymns both playe...
by jasntas
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing Guides, Book Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 8530

Which Progeny Press Study Guide for Exp-1850?

MFW recommends students in 7th and 8th complete two of the Progeny Press study guides each year. Looking for a recommendation of at least one of the books/guides listed that would go along with our historical timeframe for EXPL-1850. -Rhonda Johnny Tremain and The Witch of Blackbird Pond are what i...
by jasntas
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Hymns - Then Sings My Soul & listening to songs
Replies: 9
Views: 5583

MFW EX-1850 - Links to Hymns

Hello everyone. I have been using YouTube videos for our hymn studies and saving them to my favorites bar. Then deleting them as we moved on. I just came up with the bright idea to save them to my blog, which I don't use much as of late. That way I can easily find all of them in one place and we can...
by jasntas
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sign language as foreign language?
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: enrichment items

'Signing Time' is also currently available on Netflix streaming.

I'm going to have to look into 'Hearing Everett' myself as my dh has major hearing loss.
by jasntas
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 40802

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

We have been using MFW since I brought my ds home from ps. He started his 3rd grade year with ADV and my dd started MFW K the same year. We are currently in EX-1850. My ds is currently in 7th and my dd is currently in 4th. I can't believe we only have one more year of the 5 year cycle left. Since my...
by jasntas
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Audio CD ideas for CTG
Replies: 5
Views: 3232

Re: Audio cds??

YWAM Publishing has their missionary biographies on audio CD. It isn't a drama; the person is reading the biography. So it may be a little boring for young children, but our older girls (ages 9 & 12) really enjoy them. They have Heroes of History biographies (Abraham Lincoln, etc.) on CD, too. We l...
by jasntas
Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Scheduling Grammar & Progeny Press
Replies: 41
Views: 9045

Re: Progeny Press questions

I've looked through the archives and I *think* understand how to use PP guides, but I want to be sure. Do I schedule a book and the guide for several weeks while taking a break from grammar instruction (All In One English is what we are using)? I've delayed in starting PP, mainly because I forgot! ...
by jasntas
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for science: Animals & Classification (Zoo
Replies: 18
Views: 9411

Answ.in Gen. animal videos

MelissaB wrote:Just wanted to share a reminder with you wonderful moms doing Kindergarten and ECC - Answers in Genesis for Kids site has wonderful science videos on animals. (Free.:))
We are also using them in Ex-1850 for The World of Animals science. :)
by jasntas
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Independence in CTG?
Replies: 15
Views: 5289

Just got autism dx for dd/feeling frazzled

Hi everyone, I guess this is just more of a venting post than anything, for any of you that have "been there, done that". My oldest dd who is 9 doing CTG. The struggle this year is the same as it has been every year. Every time I say it's time for school, there's whining and complaining, and we are...
by jasntas
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 1 & 2
Replies: 10
Views: 9641

Videos

Yesterday we watched 'Evolution Refuted' and 'The Nature of Science' from the Kids Video section from the Answers in Genesis web site. We watched them to go along with our EX1850 Week 1 studies. This morning I was reviewing the 'Wonders of God's Creation-Animal Kingdom' DVD that I wanted to add to o...
by jasntas
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - Handling delicate topics Bible, Science, Art
Replies: 34
Views: 8750

Re: The ... Topic

My dh and I have always tried to keep the discussions open so that our kids feel they can come to us with anything, including the sensitive topics. We have always openly and in a mater of fact manner discussed these sensitive subjects. If our kids asked, we may have given a short answer at the time ...
by jasntas
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: CTG/RTR - Experience with 7th-8th grader? (author response)
Replies: 17
Views: 8994

Questions from a distracted mom

We are in week 4 of Rome to Reformation. I need to enrich this for my 11 yo (6th grade). She is done with school so early in the morning. She is already reading about a book a day in her free time and is already helping me out with a few extra chores. She would just love a science/history project. ...
by jasntas
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 31563

Car trip activity

We drove from California to see family in Texas and Oklahoma. Before leaving, I printed blank copies of the U.S. on cardstock for each of the 'non-drivers' on the trip. Each time we would see a license plate from another state we would color in that state on each of our maps. My dh and dd really got...
by jasntas
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 7843

Re: Sarah Whitcher's story

I'm entering the conversation a little late here but just wanted to add, too. I also listen to audiobooks while cleaning. I just started this summer as I wanted to listen to the independent books my 7th grade ds has scheduled for this year (EXP-1850) but now I've been looking for more to listen to. ...
by jasntas
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: EX1850 - Story of the World 3 Helps
Replies: 8
Views: 4408

Re: SOTW Activity Book-Too much for Exp-1850?

Last year for RTR I used the SOTW 2 Test book but not the Activity Book. I was able to get the Activity Book for SOTW 3 from a friend who never used hers. I may add a few extras from it. Mainly just easy activities that my kids could do while listening. I'm not sure if it will be that beneficial oth...
by jasntas
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 4th - 5th Grades - Is EX1850 too hard?
Replies: 9
Views: 5172

Re: Exp-1850 2nd/3rd grade supplement for 4th grader?

Both mine are dyslexic and my dd is starting 4th grade also. I purchased the 2nd\3rd grade supplement as well. We haven't technically started our school year yet. (We have been 'summerschooling' all summer, though.) Anyway, I am planning on starting with the supplements as well but I'm thinking we p...
by jasntas
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 24401

Re: Letter Blending - Dyslexia?

Heather, My dh, dad and brother are all dyslexic... They've all been successful and adapted in various ways. I think it often depends on the severity. I'm sure it depends on the severity. I'm sure if I struggled more than I did my mom would have realized and gotten me help as a child. Interesting, ...
by jasntas
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 24401

Letter Blending - Dyslexia?

True dyslexia would read the blend backwards: For example 'ba' would become 'ab' Not exactly. A true dyslexic doesn't actually see things backwards. It's usually in the longer words and syllables that they will mix up the letters. They do frequently have directional confusions such as mixing up the...