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by Mommyto3boys
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 29205

Re: Do your kids like Kingdom Tales in ECC?

Mine loved it. They were 13, 10, 8, and 5. When I am reading to them I do different voices. I am usually reading it while they have their morning snack.
by Mommyto3boys
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 66
Views: 26588

Re: Science alternative for 7th/8th

For my ds, I would have him do some of the study guide questions after he read that section rather than doing it all at the end. This way he can make sure he understood the section. Also, I taught him that every day he should spend a little bit of time reviewing the previous day(s) work. This way he...
by Mommyto3boys
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - (Progeny Press) - Users describe, answer ?s, share idea
Replies: 20
Views: 12193

Re: Progeny Press Study Guides

I use the questions after my son has read the chapter. He does the vocab and first set of questions on his own. I just check his work on those sections. Then we discuss the thinking deeper questions orally about once a week.

Debbie in NC
Mom to 3 ds (14, 11, and 8) and 1 dd (6)
by Mommyto3boys
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Combining different ages into one book basket
Replies: 14
Views: 7848

Re: Combine 4th grade and 7th grade book baskets?

I have one book basket for all 3 of my boys. I have a wide variety of books from easy stories to novels to children's nonfiction. During book basket, they pick out what they want to read. I have a separate reading time that I will assign books according to their ability to read on our topic or just ...
by Mommyto3boys
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Co-op / Synergy - MFW in a group setting, Science fair,
Replies: 38
Views: 20673

Re: Science Fair Ideas?

Science Buddies has a lot of good ideas for Science Fair. What are your children interested in? We usually stop or slow down MFW science for a while when we do a science fair project. Of course my oldest is interested in plants and has done a plant project in the summer that he writes up for our sci...
by Mommyto3boys
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Users answer questions
Replies: 21
Views: 9056

Re: How long does it take to do a lesson in 8/7?

Normally it takes my son about an hour. Recently though it has been taking him longer. He is having more brain fog days. Also, I have been having battles with him over him showing his work because he has been missing a lot of problems due to a slight error in the math. It seems he can't always remem...
by Mommyto3boys
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 1 & 2 (including studying the States)
Replies: 16
Views: 13098

Middle States - trouble memorizing

Did anyone else's kids have trouble with these? Maybe it's just the song. That threw us all for a loop here. Kentucky-West Virginia, Kentucky-Indiana, Kentucky-Illinois :~ Do you have any other good ideas for learning these states? I found a few online states games that we've been using. Any other ...
by Mommyto3boys
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Sp. Power) - Instructions are in MFW guides (and here)
Replies: 43
Views: 20166

Re: Spelling power - a new list each day or week?

Sometimes we finish a list in a day and sometimes it takes several days. I don't even use a timer with my 7th grader anymore. We go until he misses 3 words or we finish the list. Also, for my oldest to really retain the spelling of the words, he must spell the missed word 4 days in a row correctly b...
by Mommyto3boys
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Science - 1850MOD science for 3rd grader?
Replies: 2
Views: 2594

Re: 1850-modern science for 3 rd grader?

I haven't done 1850-modern yet. I will do it next year with a 7th, 4th, and 2nd grader along with a 4 year old who may decide to join in on some stuff. I am looking forward to chemistry and physics with my 4th and 2nd grader while my oldest does General Science. I have done the magnet kit before fro...
by Mommyto3boys
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Lessons beyond the books, faith connections
Replies: 45
Views: 22512

Re: Just wanted to share.....

Irma, thank you for the sweet words. My oldest just turned 12 and I have had thoughts about sending all mine to public school. Your words reminded me why I am homeschooling in the first place and who I can rely on to help me through the day - Jesus. I am getting nervous about high school looming ove...
by Mommyto3boys
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 48584

Funny Jamestown moment

Last week our family visited Jamestown. As we were riding across the ferry, I asked my boys if any of them remembered the 3 ships the colonists used to sail to Jamestown. We had covered this topic a few weeks ago in MFWEXP1850. My ds8 remembered Columbus' ships. Then my ds 6 spoke up. He said they w...
by Mommyto3boys
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 6 year olds - Do you call them kindergarteners?
Replies: 16
Views: 12028

Re: Summer Birthdays..

I too have a son with a summer birthday (early June). I was planning on him waiting a year for his K year, but he really wanted to do K. Last year went pretty good with him. With MFW K there wasn't a long time he had to sit and he loved to listen in while coloring or doing a project with his big bro...
by Mommyto3boys
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 34984

Re: Just curious about some things...

Like, do you have your children recite The Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not (if you don't mind sharing)? We did for Adventures. The boys do with Scouts. Do you school morning or afternoon.....or both? Both- afternoon has always been for science, especially messy projects that are better with a y...
by Mommyto3boys
Tue May 18, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - Starting in RTR?
Replies: 5
Views: 6540

EFRU - Starting in RTR?

We are currently studying ECC and in the fall plan to start RTR. My question is, since we will not be doing Creation to Greeks and it includes the study of Greek vocabulary roots in English from the Roots Up, should I just skip it and study the section on Latin roots as suggested for RTR and later ...
by Mommyto3boys
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 28023

Read Alouds - K-2

Hi everyone! I'm looking for suggestions for (chapter book type) read-alouds for 7 and 5 year old boys. I know there have to be lists somewhere, but nothing I come across is what I'm looking for. :) Thanks for any suggestions you may have! In addition to using the list in MFW manual (either from th...
by Mommyto3boys
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - More ideas!
Replies: 50
Views: 23985

Math Games

Postby Mommyto3boys » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:21 pm
For my boys, we play war. Or I take the flash cards and we race our bears to 100 using the hundreds chart. They enjoy the game so much more than just answering the flash card.


Debbie in NC
Mom to 3ds (11, 8, and 5) and 1 dd (3)
by Mommyto3boys
Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Supplements needed? Extra workbooks, other topic
Replies: 18
Views: 9300

Re: Extra Practice Singapore

I have used the intensive practice books. I started using them when my oldest was in 2nd or 3rd grade. (He was using Miquon Math with Singapore and decided he didn't like Miquon as well). Usually I have my oldest ds work 1 book back to keep reviewing the material. It does have a lot of harder proble...
by Mommyto3boys
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Independent Work for children with RTR?
Replies: 23
Views: 16338

Re: Rome to Reformation

I read it all to my dc. I have a 5th and a 2nd grader in RTR along with a K student who often tags along when he likes. They read for book basket as well as their reading time.

Debbie in NC
Mom to 3 ds (11, 8, and 5) and 1 dd (3)
by Mommyto3boys
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 28606

Re: Scheduling input and schooling with new baby

Congratulations on your new addition to your family! Your schedule to stop sounds fine to me. After the birth of our dd, we took several weeks off to adjust before starting back up. We often start our new year in July or August (we go on vacation in September). My dc have learned to be flexible with...
by Mommyto3boys
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Ideas: Yummy suggestions for all those boxes of pudding!
Replies: 9
Views: 8759

Re: RTR: Lots of pudding

My 3rd ds is in K so he will get to trace his letters in a lot of pudding. What fun and yummy way to write!

Debbie in NC
Mom to 3ds (10, 7.5, and 5) and 1 dd (2)
by Mommyto3boys
Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 52165

newbie advice on ECC & MFWK

I will have 4 in ECC and 1 in MFWK this next fall. What advice would you seasoned users offer to work through both programs at once? Thanks. Kathryn I did ECC and K when my dc were in 3rd, K, 3y.o., and baby (about 6 mo. old when we started). I did not do everything in both programs. The younger on...
by Mommyto3boys
Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family
Replies: 15
Views: 8840

Re: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family

I understand how you feel. I started ECC when my dd was 5 months. I planned out the crafts in advance for the year when the baby was in bed or someone else (for me dh) was watching the little one. Then I bought the craft supplies in advance so I would have them when needed(I picked the easiest craft...
by Mommyto3boys
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Advanced assignments?
Replies: 19
Views: 11107

Re: ECC- Advanced options?

I was very selective in having my 3rd grader doing any of the geography packet. Sometimes he did a page where he looked at a map and tried to find the major features (matching like section) or I would have him try to match the name of the animal with the picture shown. I would help him at any time h...
by Mommyto3boys
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 34321

Re: How do you plan your MFW day?

We start with the Bible time and RA. Then my oldest does about 1 hour of independent work while I work for 30 minutes each with my 1st grader and preK (They get 30 minutes of educational computer time when I am not working with them). Now we break for snack. I read history and we do art/music and an...
by Mommyto3boys
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 4A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 37
Views: 18501

Problem # 10 on page 41

It helps if you can draw the problem out. There are 3 piles. 3rd Pile is 1 unit/bar long= ___ (1 unit or bar long) 2nd Pile is twice the 3rd Pile = ___ ___ (2 units or bars long) 1st Pile is 10 plus the 2nd pile = ___ ___ + 10 (2 bars + 10) The sum of the 3 piles is 3000: 1 bar + 2 bars +2 bars +10 ...