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by angelsoup
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 4 & 5
Replies: 34
Views: 24378

Re: Week 4 CtoG Egyptian Crowns

I feel like the cavalry has come to the rescue! Trish, a picture is worth a thousand words. Tell your kids I learned something from their school. Thanks. I wanted to share what a friend of mine sent to me. She doesn't use MFW. I hope this helps someone like it did me. Debra http://www.egyptologyonli...
by angelsoup
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - MFW lesson plans, schedule, CD in package
Replies: 29
Views: 13421

Re: General Science Advice Needed

Ladies you have all been very helpful and I appreciate it.
Crystal, Thanks for taking the time to type it all up for me. You are so right, about the pronunciation and the homeschooling kid.

Blessings and Peace!
by angelsoup
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3
Replies: 42
Views: 38774

Cuneiform Working Links

We did the cuneiform activity today. Because you guys had alerted me that the link was broken or the site taken down. I just googled cuneiform writing. I found a working link to the upenn site. After reading scroll to the bootom of the page and click ...
by angelsoup
Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 26821

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:26 am I have a 3rd and 5th grader . The oldest does almost all of the packet. When he's done we discuss it and that's what my youngest gets is the discussion. I know that my youngest will repeat ECC in 8th grade so I am not worrying about it with him. Also whenever I go t...
by angelsoup
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 32679

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:00 am Ladies Thank you so much for all your input - your stories have really encouraged me! I was struggling with spending more money, but I talked it over with my parents and in the end if he will gain reading, what's the money really amount to? I will go ahead and put m...
by angelsoup
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 41668

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:52 am

For supplementing the kids I use:

- the online math drill at MUS
- Quarter Mile Math
- plus various computer games
- play card games
- books by Bright Minds
by angelsoup
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Making a difference in PARENT's love of books!
Replies: 4
Views: 6016

Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 2:40 am I am an AVID reader! If I have time I can read a book or two a day - so many good books, so little time...sigh. I always read during book basket and I also change the type of materials I read so they can see that, too. Sometimes they will ask me to narrate for them....
by angelsoup
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 20-21
Replies: 9
Views: 10972

Week 20 - Louisiana notebooking

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:36 pm We wrote a summary sheet. We wrote something like - In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisana Territory from Napoleon Bonaparte for fifteen million dollars. This purchase more than doubled the size of the United States. There were other facts, but they...
by angelsoup
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 20891

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:29 am The first two years of homeschooling I worked a full time graveyard shift. I am a single parent, blessed to live with my very supportive parents. We are also very involved in church and Cub Scouts, I also volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corp of Dallas and am in T...
by angelsoup
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - What if I WANT us to work together?
Replies: 14
Views: 7825

My two ds are 3rd and 5th. I am trying to teach some independence, BUT my two are completely hands-on and teacher intensive. We do school all day. If I don't stay on top of them, they see the opportunity to take a break. I am a meanie, too - if all the work doesn't get done in the week, we (gasp!) s...
by angelsoup
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 15774

Let me approach this from another angle. I am a single parent of 2 boys. I have been married twice, I buried my 1st husband. My 2nd husband left when I told him I was having our 2nd child; he is now deceased too. I homeschool by sometimes working a full-time night shift or as I am currently doing wi...
by angelsoup
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 47895

Encouragement - Homeschool Funnies

I was telling my boys they needed to do the bible verse dictation. My oldest groaned and my youngest said "Sorry darling, mom is being unreasonable." Complete with the Hollywood 1940's voice. We all dissolved into laughter and got on with the dictation. I don't know about you, but some days I need t...
by angelsoup
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Measurement & weights (US + metric)
Replies: 26
Views: 13118

Ladies Thanks for your help!!! It is the US version. I also use the pryrex measuring cups for volume. It was the length that was confusing. I finally tried wikipedia and it gave me enough to complete today's lesson. The chart is great. Making the meter stick would fit so well with the hands-on appro...
by angelsoup
Mon May 21, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Books - Encyclopedias & Info Books for MFW-K
Replies: 47
Views: 27366

Free encyclopedias

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:33 am I wanted a set of encylopedias and couldn't afford them. I use dallasfreecycyle and dfwrecycle (on yahoo groups). Just go to yahoo groups and try your city. I just put out a request looking for a set. I was given a lovely set when Ike was president if you can believ...
by angelsoup
Sun May 06, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 29490

MFW receives many TOS Excellence in Education Awards!!

I received my The Old Schoolhouse Magazine today. MFW is listed for many awards!! Bible Curriculum - 1st Place History - 2nd Place Geography - 2nd Place Phonics - 2nd Place Music - 2nd Place Friendliest - 2nd Place Most Unique - 2nd Place Best Unit Study - 2nd Place Best Classical Resource - 3rd Pl...
by angelsoup
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - I cannot believe this! My reluctant reader just read!
Replies: 19
Views: 9404

That is so awesome! I love MFW and the focus on missions. Your son has picked up on that in 1st grade. I will pray for all the hearts he will touch as he shares the good news through his new found reading skills. Our KING is mighty!
by angelsoup
Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Glimpses of Adventures - Having fun in December! March!
Replies: 12
Views: 10995

We just finished week 19. We are just finishing Farmer Boy. My youngest has declared he wants to be just like Almanzo when he grows up. Can I have some oxen if we move to a farm? The boys have started looking for every Little House on the Prairie episode there is. We have gotten into the habit of wa...