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by Fly2Peace
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Subjects Covered
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Subjects Covered

Well, at that level something like "Economics" looks very different than high school. It would be incorporated into something else, and not a stand alone subject at that level. Are you sure that isn't what is required for the 4 years of high school? But, as far as; reading, writing, literature, hist...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How to simplify the curriculum?
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Re: How to simplify the curriculum?

I am hoping someone else chimes in, as it has been a LONG time since I had to consider this... but, aren't the advanced assignments for older students? I realize ECC is for 3-8th grade, so, it just seems to me like an advanced assignment would be more for the 6-8th grade level of that range?? I know...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: book basket in a small town?
Replies: 7
Views: 6875

Re: book basket in a small town?

I think it just depends on your library. Ours is a small town. Under 7000, but we have a GREAT children's library. Better than many in cities. AND, keep in mind, while book basket is great, and adds to the curriculum, you COULD do it without it at all. Many missionary families do! Also, our children...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Plans, what is included?(David Hazell reply)
Replies: 16
Views: 7856

Re: Singapore Lesson Plan Booklets

I had the old ones for oldest, and got the new ones for younger and LOVE the new ones!! I only got the ones we need for this year to try, but will be getting the rest too. Excellent!!
by Fly2Peace
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 31061

Re: How do you keep up on school and house work??

How do you keep up on school AND house work? You mean I am supposed to? ;) Seriously, I also work, more than one job right now. One that came about when Mom went in the hospital last November, and has continued since her passing in January. It paid her a little, but so far I haven't done that. (She ...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Audio/DVD/Website - NEST videos
Replies: 17
Views: 5773

Re: NEST videos for Adventures

Just thought I would mention, for the VHS ones, they allow you to trade up at a discounted rate. Might be something to look into...

And, sometimes as conventions they discount them even more. There used to be a few on Netflix, but I didn't look to see if that was still the case.
by Fly2Peace
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lapbooking with MFW
Replies: 37
Views: 16189

OT-Has anyone used 'Christian Missionaries to Know Lapbo

The topic on another thread about doing an ADV mini study got me wondering about what we will study this summer. On currclick.com I found the 'Christian Missionaries to Know Lapbook' by Hands of a Child. It includes a Missionaries Project Pack on Gladys Aylward, Amy Carmichael, David Livingstone, a...
by Fly2Peace
Wed May 04, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - Is it helpful? Prep? Hints?
Replies: 50
Views: 16759

Re: MFW and parts of speech - and mandatory testing

Mine have always done fine on standardized testing, above peers, and strong even without formal work in those areas. The weakest area was grammar, but it was still acceptable, and easily explained and understood by me, since I knew we would be working on that later.
by Fly2Peace
Wed May 04, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 18931

Re: Considering MFW & Afraid, Plus Dad's sick

We are behind this year, partly because of time with my Mom who was going through cancer treatment (lots of doctor appts, lots of tests, etc, many of them over 2 hours away), then 7 weeks in the hospital, where I was with her most of the time. My girls learned a lot during that time. We learned more...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 26389

Re: Anyone do afternoon school? (Or any other modified sched

We do school in afternoon, and have for several years now. It works for us. I work as a programmer in the mornings from home, and they do chores and independent work. One reason we changed was that before, when I did school first, and then work, we would be doing some concept, and I felt like, oh, j...
by Fly2Peace
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Independence - Nervous about 7th grader and independent learning...
Replies: 13
Views: 5111

Re: Scheduling Independent Work for 12yo EXP-1850

I agree that much of MFW is done together, reading for Bible, much of history (although not all when you have two that are several years apart), etc. However, I have them work on math, memory verses, English, writing, history notebook pages, science notebook pages, spelling (using Spelling power lis...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Independence - Nervous about 7th grader and independent learning...
Replies: 13
Views: 5111

Re: Scheduling Independent Work for 12yo EXP-1850

I have started using wet erase markers to make a semi-permanent list, and then dry erase to fill in and checkoff. It is quick and easy to use. They also get a weekly assignment sheet though, that has all independent work, pages etc. listed. The white board includes chores and assignments in a more g...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: State Studies - Repetitive?
Replies: 28
Views: 9528

Re: After week 13 in ADV ...

Can I just say, that to me Adventures is a "don't miss it" kind of year! It was our first with MFW, and right after a year of a different American History. However, it was different, it was pleasant, it was GREAT. And, yes, those State Sheets can be taken to Dr. appt., or on a trip, or any number of...
by Fly2Peace
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Supplements needed? Extra workbooks, other topic
Replies: 18
Views: 6968

Singapore Math Books ?

I am currently using Singapore Math but I am wondering does anyone use the Intensive Practice books or Challenging Word Problems Book? I currently use them but I'm not sure if I should continue or not. Then again I'm not sure if ds is getting it or not. He's in a phase of not wanting to put forth a...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 2802

Science - Supplies

I've really enjoyed having science kits that I had purchased for my older kids ages ago. The only purchases that I needed for science were consumable items such as fruit, etc. I would like to have the same set up for ECC! There are options for science kits for the apologia texts so I'm not too conc...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Being content when the grass starts to look greener :)
Replies: 53
Views: 15007

Re: When to know when MFW isnt for you?

If your children are 8 and under, the advanced assignments would not be a regular part of the assignments, as I understand it. Those are for children who are at least 4th grade level, I think...

But, then again, might be good to confirm. Crystal? Do I have that right??
by Fly2Peace
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Freestyle vs. structured art
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: structured art

I started college as an Art major (I am now a programmer, so you can see how far I have diversified), however, my experience there was that I had a sort of Thomas Kinkade style (this was before the days of his work being everywhere, and well known). My instructor didn't like it. Said art wasn't supp...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Tests & grades?
Replies: 8
Views: 4476

Re: Singapore Math

another thing to keep in mind, with Singapore they do continue to build, move to a slightly different skill set, then come back around to the original on a higher level, so you WILL see if they are retaining as you continue to go through.
by Fly2Peace
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - American Girl?
Replies: 22
Views: 10468

Re: American Girl books Vs Beautiful Girlhood

Rachel Yoder books are fun chapter books that we have enjoyed. I think they could be age appropriate. Then there are animal stories by Bill Wallace. The BoxCar Children the originals tend to be pretty good (I think that is the first 20 in the series, after the originals the author is actually differ...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Language Arts Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5722

WS - Still recommended if we're not using Language Lessons?

Is Writing Strands complimentary to ILL or can it be used on it's own? We're using BJU English and started that this year. I'm not sure I like the writing projects in it yet. They go via chapter, so there's a chapter of grammar, then a chapter of writing with review of grammar during writing projec...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Users answer questions
Replies: 21
Views: 6488

Re: Saxon 8/7 How long each day???

Yes, thanks much to all for the helpful info. I think I need to get real with dd about why she is behind. (Which I believe is just the way she reacts to any big change, she balks, procrastinates, and so forth until it is an issue. Then generally I blow up, she cries, we work together and get her bac...
by Fly2Peace
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Users answer questions
Replies: 21
Views: 6488

Saxon 8/7 How long each day???

How long does your dc using this math take each day to do a whole lesson? (This is assuming that your dc is doing the whole lesson and not following the MFW lesson plans. Just trying to get a gauge to see if my dd is taking too long. Thanks! I am curious about this. We are trying to follow MFW plan...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Charlotte Mason - How do you keep her style in MFW?
Replies: 34
Views: 25137

Re: Charlotte Mason question

Have you ever seen the movie "TimeChangers" - it came to mind when I read this....
it is really a thought provoking movie. And, it ties right in with this discussion. ;)
by Fly2Peace
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Plugging in 7-8th grade assignments on the grid
Replies: 11
Views: 6433

Re: 7th grade questions

I think part of my panic with this year is that 7th is a step up! But, each year is a step up, so maybe this is normal beginning of the year angst. :) It has been 2 or 3 years since we have participated in coop, and so I will admit being torn. If they hadn't expressed a desire, and if the classes we...
by Fly2Peace
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas when first weeks are taking too long
Replies: 19
Views: 6320

Re: Starting to feel overwhelmed...

I think at first they might even suggest not doing math? Is that right?? I would have to track down my manual, and it is packed away in the attic....
But, it does get easier / shorter as you go, you will get there.