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by txquiltmommy
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K or 1st vs. just join older sibling (author reply
Replies: 26
Views: 15768

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:05 pm I have to put in my plug for Adventures. I just love this program. I have just started with a soon to be third grader and a very young first grader. If you want to start American history with your oldest you can't go wrong with this program. The reading lists in the...
by txquiltmommy
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 22440

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:59 am Tiffini, Welcome to MFW, and I'm so glad you had a wonderful first week! I made the switch to Adventures with my two boys (ages 7 and 8) and we are delighted. I look forward to school EVERY day. It has been a great fit for our family too, and it just gets better wi...
by txquiltmommy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Describe and explain
Replies: 37
Views: 19296

How important is the book basket?

How important is the book basket? Is MFW still a complete curriculum if we do not use the library? We do not have regular access to a library. We have tons of books that I might be able to supplement with and I am sure I can buy some. From the book basket in Adventures, is there any book in your op...
by txquiltmommy
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 34301

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:39 pm We are drilling facts and starting at the beginning of second grade again this year. And my third grader isn't quite as rusty, but even he needs review and is making silly errors in simple computation. Time to brush up on the old facts! My friend taught me a cute t...
by txquiltmommy
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Timeline - What does yours look like?
Replies: 24
Views: 16870

No space for a timeline

I do not have wall space for the CTG timeline (we did have wall space when we did the timeline in 1st, but not now). I really loved having it on the wall, however, it just isn't going to work that way. Do you all have suggestions of where you put your timeline? How did you display it? How did it wo...
by txquiltmommy
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 42302

Week 1: Adventures Name Letter

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:23 pm Our boys don't have Biblical names and the official "meaning" of both their names was something ridiculous, so here's how I handled it.... I wrote them each a letter about their LAST name , and what it meant to be part of the _____ family. "Because you are a ______,...
by txquiltmommy
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 10-11
Replies: 34
Views: 18154

Week 10 - Quill Pen and Berry Ink

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:15 am We made our quill pens and berry ink and the kids had a ball with this project! Just wanted to say that we used fresh blackberries to make the ink, and that they worked very well. The ink dried a very intense color. I was debating about which berries to use, and wa...
by txquiltmommy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Glimpses of Adventures - How is it going in January?
Replies: 7
Views: 7119

We are on week 23 and having oh-so-much fun. Today we had an ice day. Much of our city closed down and Daddy even got to stay home from work. We read about Maine, and enjoyed several of the book basket books together. Later in the day, while I was in my room folding laundry, the boys came in and shu...
by txquiltmommy
Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Bible - One for each child?
Replies: 3
Views: 5169

Linda, Another option would be to share one Bible. I sit between my two boys and we take turns reading. It works just fine. You could always start with just one and add extras if you felt like you wanted them later. Just a potential money saving thought. :) By the way, this probably goes without say...
by txquiltmommy
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** Blessed Adventures** Users share their experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 14002

Re: I'm LOVING Adventures!

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:33 pm Gayle, I couldn't agree more. We actually got a head start on Adventures last spring. This fall, no one minded when summer came to an end. We were all anxious to get back to it. My "Top Ten" reasons for loving Adventures 10 - The book basket recommendations are grea...
by txquiltmommy
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: DELUXE - Will we have a great year with just the basic packa
Replies: 12
Views: 8723

Joy, Hooray for your Adventures purchase! Don't leave the boards! Keep coming back for encouragement and the thrill of sharing your journey with others in your same boat. I'll tell you what your heart already knows.....the basic package is FINE and will serve your family well. The very thing that ma...
by txquiltmommy
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things - Experience with different ages & aptitudes?
Replies: 25
Views: 10207

ICDAT

We have I Can Do All Things because we are doing Adventures. I don't make time for it daily, but when we squeeze it in my boys are thrilled. They really enjoy it. I have altered the schedule so that we can do more art second semester because I really would like to complete the book. Then again, both...
by txquiltmommy
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Help, I keep switching curriculums! (David Hazel
Replies: 16
Views: 12372

Comparing - Help, I keep switching curriculums! (David Hazel

We are ready to start week 18 in Adventures. WE LOVE IT!!! I feel like we have finally found a niche. I have always had a problem with curriculum shopping. I love the research process so much, that I would always pour over catalogs and web pages and constantly be looking at all the choices out there...
by txquiltmommy
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lapbooking with MFW
Replies: 37
Views: 16950

Lapbooking with MFW

I am just wondering how or if they flow together. I am very interested in doing lap books with my kids with MFW curriculum. Do any of you belong to or use products that flow well with MFW? Sandy M. I have used some of their lapbooks in the past. I have bought the e-versions online and printed them ...
by txquiltmommy
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Books - Describe the primary history texts
Replies: 15
Views: 8801

Books - Describe the primary history texts

I am interested in doing Adventures next year. However, I am a little concerned about the 2 main books that are used throughout--Exploring American history and American Pioneers and Patriots. Are they textbooks? Are they interesting? What are they like? Let me know what you think of them. Thanks. H...
by txquiltmommy
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** Blessed Adventures** Users share their experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 14002

Adventures is the best!

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:28 pm I can't resist letting you know that I am doing Adventures right now with 7 and 8 year old boys and it is hands down the absolute BEST year of homeschool I've ever had! (This is my seventh year to HS.) We love every single thing about this.......it is wiggle friendl...
by txquiltmommy
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - MFW methods really work!
Replies: 20
Views: 11699

My two sons definitely live for the hands on projects in Adventures. They love to cook, but aren't always fond of eating their creations. We made hasty pudding this year, which was definately NOT delicious by their standards. The other day I was standing in the kitchen making a dessert to take to my...
by txquiltmommy
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 13346

Thank you all for your kind feedback. It is so nice to know I'm not alone in some of my struggles. I appreciate you all very much!
by txquiltmommy
Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 13346

Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More

Dyslexia Here's the blessing that I want my MFW family to know.........The Dyslexia tester for my son was a Christian and was a very sincere woman, but I wasn't sure what her opinion of homeschool was. She has spent 30 years in public education and seemed at first to be in great favor of mainstream...
by txquiltmommy
Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to living books/Charlotte Mason curriculum?
Replies: 36
Views: 13226

Jocelyn, I am so glad you will be starting Adventures! I am currently using it with two boys, ages 7 and 8, and we are having the best year ever! I guess I could be labeled a curriculum junkie - I've dabbled with many different things over the years. Never has my enthusiasm sustained as it has with ...
by txquiltmommy
Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Read-Alouds - 2nd grade attention span
Replies: 6
Views: 6066

Hi Toni, You may already be doing this, but I thought I'd share some ideas for ways we "pass time" during the read alouds. It really helps my boys to be able to sit and listen longer if they have something small (and mindless) to do. I keep it really simple, so they don't get distracted from the sto...
by txquiltmommy
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Feel like I'm not doing enough-how can they be learning?
Replies: 12
Views: 10762

Hi Pam, I have not yet completed a full year with MFW, so I can relate to the fact that it is a switch in routine! I have one child who struggles a bit, and a wise friend counseled me recently to remember to always set my kids up for success. I appreciated her advice, and I think of it often as I wa...
by txquiltmommy
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other types of unit studies?
Replies: 8
Views: 7886

I have had a wonderful experience using literature with my dd, who is a strong and voracious reader and can sit endlessly through read alouds. She doesn't enjoy crafts and would prefer to read about how a science experiment is "supposed" to work rather than actually doing it. Enter two wiggly, giggl...
by txquiltmommy
Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Notebooking - How does MFW utilize this?
Replies: 6
Views: 5188

I am doing Adventures with my six and eight year old sons. This easy and fun to use study of American history also utilizes notebooks. My boys each have a large three ring binder with dividers for history, Bible and science, as well as subjects we add such as phonics, spelling, math, handwriting and...
by txquiltmommy
Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 3rd grade for RtR?
Replies: 27
Views: 14744

Beth, I thought I'd throw a few thoughts your way in response to your post above. I have just started MFW for my youngest two, and I plan, Lord willing, to stay with MFW all the way through with them. Perhaps I can share a few opinions about why I personally choose MFW over the other two programs I ...