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by Amy C.
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suggestions for a Rock study
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: Suggestions for a Rock study

That sounds awesome, Jen! I am so glad I thought to ask here. I will definitely be checking it out.

Thanks a bunch!
by Amy C.
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suggestions for a Rock study
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Suggestions for a Rock study

Hi! My 1st grade ds loves rocks. He likes for the two of us to walk the gravel drive/road and pick up interesting rocks and then bring them home to sort through and look at. I had the idea of doing a "Rock" class in our homeschool coop to give him more opportunity to learn about rocks. The class wil...
by Amy C.
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Transcript on MFW website?
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: Transcript on MFW website?

Thank you! That must be what I was thinking about. I did find one on my homeschool support group website. I should have tried there first.

Thanks, again!
by Amy C.
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Transcript on MFW website?
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Transcript on MFW website?

Did I dream this or is there a high school transcript on the MFW website? I have tried searching in the search bar but I am not having any luck.
by Amy C.
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working
Replies: 46
Views: 12237

Re: Juggling job and MFW

Hi! I just wanted to chime in with some thoughts which may or may not be helpful. I agree with MelissaB about the real estate. I was a real estate agent at one point (prior to having children and obviously prior to HS) and I can see exactly what she is saying. YOU don't set your own schedule. You wo...
by Amy C.
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Discussion - Jacobs Geometry
Replies: 19
Views: 6896

Re: Help! Iphone scientific calculator use question!

Awww, that was it, Julie! I had to change the mode to degree then it gave me the correct answer.

I KNEW there had to be an answer to why we couldn't get the correct answer on there!

Thank you very much!

Amy C.
Julie in MN wrote:Yay! Glad that idea worked on an iphone, too.
by Amy C.
Tue May 12, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Math Discussion - Jacobs Geometry
Replies: 19
Views: 6896

Re: Geometry

Thanks, Julie, for your insights. We will go back and look at it again and see if we can pinpoint exactly what the problem is. As usual, with math, frustration takes over and it probably seems worse than it is, but at least with the other math programs, I have been able to help him because the answe...
by Amy C.
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 63
Views: 29886

Re: ECC Mexico study (lengthy, with pictures)

Fun! Fun! Fun! Our first time through ECC, we found that we preferred homemade tortillas to store bought, and decided we would start making our own, but that fell by the wayside in the busyness of life. They were really delicioso! :-) I liked them so well that I am going to ask for a tortilla press ...
by Amy C.
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Prep, General descriptions
Replies: 21
Views: 4821

Re: Gearing up for WHL...Advice appreciated

Thank you, Julie! It is always nice to read your seasoned advice, and I greatly appreciate it! I have copied/pasted your (and Dawn's) suggestions/advice. I hope to begin next week. I felt like I needed to give us all a week off before starting back up. That is a little late in the school year for us...
by Amy C.
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Prep, General descriptions
Replies: 21
Views: 4821

Re: Gearing up for WHL...Advice appreciated

Thank you SO much, Dawn !! That is the kind of advice I am looking for. He has already looked at the cover of Pride and Prejudice and said, "That's a love story", after rolling his eyes. Sigh... But we did get a Kindle download with synced audio for Silas Marner for a great price! :) I tried to get ...
by Amy C.
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 35459

Re: 2014-2015 Roll Call

Hi! I'm Amy. We have 4 boys, ages 15, 13, 10, 3 (almost 4). My oldest ds will be in 10th grade doing WHL, Jacobs geometry, and Apologia Chemistry, and foreign language. He will be doing an online chemistry class this year. This will be our first experience with an online class. I am learning lots wi...
by Amy C.
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Timelines
Replies: 3
Views: 3149

Re: Timelines

Here is a link with some timeline pictures and ideas. Maybe this will help visualize how others have done it. You might also search on the ideas pages or type "timeline ideas" in the search engine (top right on this page) and see what comes up. http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1903&p=5...
by Amy C.
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 31046

Planner Challenges

I am new to MFW this year and starting with ECC with a 3rd and 7th grader. I need suggestions for a planner. I love the fact that everything is listed so wonderfully in the teacher's manual BUT, there doesn't seem to be enough space for me to write info for both of them in the same space. Can anyon...
by Amy C.
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - User tips for hurdles later in the year
Replies: 21
Views: 4615

Re: Behind in AHL

Oh my goodness! Thank you ladies so much! This was exactly what I needed, some been-there-done-that practical advice on how to do this! I have saved your posts and will get the AHL manual out and come up with a plan. This helps me to breathe a little easier and know that there is a doable plan here....
by Amy C.
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for Writing a State Report - all ages
Replies: 27
Views: 15129

Re: State research for 2nd/3rd grade in EX-1850 ?

My 2nd/3rd grader, at the time, did a state notebook. Basically, I printed info (including pictures), like state flower, state tree, state bird, state motto, etc. off the internet. I had him condense (with my help) the info and copy it on lined pages and then cut the pictures and glue them on the pa...
by Amy C.
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Current Events
Replies: 7
Views: 5331

Current Events in your Homeschool

I am planning on using God's World magazine as part of our current events focus for 7th grade. Just wondering how others implement this in their home? I want to be purposeful about it, as I know, at least for us, this kind of thing can get overlooked on my schedule. Do you assign kids topics to tal...
by Amy C.
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 4294

Re: Singapore 5B problem

Your welcome, Chandra.

Thanks for your explanation about flipping the cuboid, Julie. I actually thought about that after I posted but was on my way to church and didn't have time to repost. However, your explanation was much better than mine would have been. :)

Amy C.
by Amy C.
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 4294

Singapore 5B problem

I am having a complete brain lapse here. We need some step by step help with practice 9A problem 1A. Thanks! I looked the problem up. The answer is found by dividing the volume by the area. So 360cm3/90cm2. I went back to page 81 to refresh myself. In problem 3 on page 81 both answers are found by ...
by Amy C.
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 11272

Re: Please give me courage....

Just wait until you get to dissecting!!! Thankfully the weather was nice enough for my ds to do his first dissecting experiment outside! I was afraid he would have to do it on our table - that we eat on. :~ Yes, the things we'll do for hands-on learning!!! I never thought I would store night crawler...
by Amy C.
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Magazines - God's World News, More
Replies: 35
Views: 10203

Re: National Geographic, Creation Illustrated, God's World

I received an email today and thought about this thread. The email was an advertisement for Creation Illustrated magazine. It stated that it was the Christian answer to National Geographic. You might want to check that out. I am considering it for us. The email I got is offering a discount. We subsc...
by Amy C.
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Specific lessons
Replies: 20
Views: 3976

Re: Saxon 87 Help - less#78, MP#20, pg 531

What a great ending to any day, but especially a frustrating math day! That ability to laugh and share a bonding moment and stay connected as a family is more important than any math problem! That's great! Thanks for sharing! We have a running joke around here of whether or not math is a 4 letter wo...
by Amy C.
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Specific lessons
Replies: 20
Views: 3976

Re: Saxon 87 Help - less#78, MP#20, pg 531

I have to look at the answer key a good bit. Yay for answer keys!!! Especially when we have a hundred things we are trying to juggle when we are asked to help with a math problem. ;) :) Actually, I don't know that I would have figured that one out without the answer key. I was able to see the revers...
by Amy C.
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Specific lessons
Replies: 20
Views: 3976

Re: Saxon 87 Help - less#78, MP#20, pg 531

My oldest ds who completed 87 last year looked at it. He says that he doesn't always go by the book when working out math problems. I hope that means he has learned to think outside the box & look at working math in more than one way! ;) Anyway, he said that he would have looked at the pattern of th...
by Amy C.
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 35459

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

This is our 5th year using MFW. We have used K, 1st, ECC, CTG, RTR, Exp1850, and are currently using 1850Mod and AHL. We love it! Every year just gets better and better for us. Unless the Lord leads otherwise, I don't plan to change. I have posted here more often in the past, but this year has been ...
by Amy C.
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 86
Views: 19536

Re: Does MFW have a substitution policy?

Usually I had a book here or two or three there and when I priced I actually saved just buying the whole she-bang vs individually buying what we didnt have. I have had the same situation and came to the same conclusion as Vicki. We also just used the two copies to have more books to share among chi...