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by Susan on the Space Coast
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 48070

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

Ask anybody around MFW and they'll tell you we are long time users and we're committed to MFW! It was the inspiration for our brick and mortar store in Florida. We have shared MFW with plenty of others, so I personally know lots of long time users. I started K with all 3 kids and now starting high s...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Mon May 17, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Field Trip ideas for CTG
Replies: 25
Views: 15759

Re: CTG Road Trip Advice

If you get to Florida....we were able to take a Creationist tour of Sea World in Orlando! That was great. It's not offered at the park, but I can get you in touch if that's an interest. Also, in Orlando is The Holy Land Experience. We haven't been able to get there all year, but it has a Scriptorium...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Mon May 17, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 33 & 34
Replies: 5
Views: 5726

Greek Feast

We had our Greek Feast today. It was lots of fun. There were about 20 of us--and the food went quickly. The kids thought it was appetizers, because it was fruit, (deviled) eggs, cheese and crackers. But that's how the Greeks ate! I also made the Hamantaschen cookies-they turned out yummy. We acted o...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Combining grades 2-8 in CTG
Replies: 7
Views: 4508

Combining grades 2-8 in CTG

Coming back for CtG We used MFW for the past 2 school years ('07/08 and '08/09) and completed Adventures and 1st, then K and ECC. Our co-op was focusing on Civil War to Modern Times for History/Literature. Now it's time to decide whether CtG is a good fit for our family next year. If we do CtG next...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 24 & 25 (including WWII)
Replies: 13
Views: 11439

Re: 1850-Mod - Idea for Holocaust studies

I found this great video where the children in a school in TN collected paperclips to create a memorial with the same idea. The documentary had testimonies of survivors, too! The movie is called Paperclips, and I found it on Netflix. I would definitely check out this video. The school was able to ge...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 16881

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:46 pm I don't hang out very often but I've used the entire cycle, and have started again with my oldest doing ECC twice. I have 3 children, with one doing the 2nd/3rd grade supplement for Ex1850 and 1850MT. I've loved how each can get out of the program what they are capa...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Music Resources - Hymns, My Father's World(K song), & others
Replies: 30
Views: 15395

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:12 pm I just found a website that has a lot of the Then Sings My Soul hymns played!! I did a search for "john alexander dowie adelaide pollard" while looking for more info about "Have Thine Own Way" and found the site in a google search. Dino does a great job playing them...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Sat May 31, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 16881

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:56 pm I have a child who has done all of the 5 yr. cycle and is a 7th grader now. I think b/c the programs have built on each other (longer days, more advanced assignments as they got older) my DD should have no problem with completing college assignments. She is doing th...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - What standardized tests are out there?
Replies: 39
Views: 18025

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:59 am I hope I can give you some peace of mind about evaluations and how it is done in FL. I live in FL, homeschool my 3 kids, and provide testing for students grades K-12 (actually, it's for the parents, that I provide testing). In FL, an evaluation has to be done yearly...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - Ideas for reinforcing spelling words
Replies: 25
Views: 10730

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:57 pm I looked up this site too. My kids can't get enough of this! I've got the words and some sentences added through Lesson 19 in Sound and Structure. I don't know if they'll add my sentences about the use of Amen & Jesus, but wouldn't that be great! There are a couple ...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 3 & 4
Replies: 21
Views: 9879

Fun with Science

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:38 am We're having fun with our science experiments. We thought about doing the DNA model with candy -- an Usborne quicklinks activity, not assigned in the MFW plans. But we aren't familiar with the types of candy they used. Besides, my oldest is going to get braces soon...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Visual learners
Replies: 13
Views: 6826

Oh the boys God gave us!

I have a son, too. He was so different than my 2 girls going thru MFWK! Jenn's suggestion about small breaks during the day is good. Sometimes I'd send my son to check the mail, or run around the outside of the house, just to get his head cleared (and give me a break). Remember our little guys are w...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - What skills should be mastered?
Replies: 41
Views: 14891

Choosing K vs 1st - What skills should be mastered?

What level of phonics mastery for each? In my experience... Does a dc begin blending sounds and reading in the K program? I was thinking that it wasn't covered until grade 1 and that some thought grade moved quickly. I've waited for the K program bec I liked the theme ideas ---but now ds already kn...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Not an auditory learner, help!
Replies: 8
Views: 7074

My daughter is a visual learner

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:41 pm

My visual learner draws pictures about what she is hearing. I do see a need for her to look at what I'm reading, too. Whichever works!
by Susan on the Space Coast
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - MFW lesson plans, schedule, CD in package
Replies: 29
Views: 10394

Science - MFW lesson plans, schedule, CD in package

Apologia lesson plans from MFW For those of you who have or are currently using Apologia General Science - Are the lesson plans really helpful to you and if so do you use them regularly? Could you describe what they are like? Why do you like them? Thanks! ~Terri I'll answer w/o looking.... I have m...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Hymns - Then Sings My Soul & listening to songs
Replies: 9
Views: 6308

Hymns - Then Sings My Soul & listening to songs

I'm using 1850 to MT this year, and there are 4-5 songs from this year in The Kids Hymnal . I have it on my wish list. I know all of the songs in it. I wish I could find a resource for those I *don't* know. Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:12 pm I just found a website that has a lot of the Then Sings My S...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 2-year-olds - Ideas for occupying
Replies: 26
Views: 11405

Amanda sounds like she has a plan! You'll also find that you can include your 2 younger ones in ECC with a passport, , a map , a song, maybe an art project and some coloring of the flags. It's a great year, and with MFWK done in about an hour, it's do-able!
by Susan on the Space Coast
Mon May 07, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - Making it fresh for 2nd or 3rd sibling
Replies: 9
Views: 6402

Choosing K - Making it fresh for 2nd or 3rd sibling

I also did the MFWK 3 times through. But I don't think I ever did it exactly the same way twice. Now that your up-coming K has been through the lessons, like the butterfly kit and the Bingo game, somehow make it "new' for her. Try to pick different books to share on Book Day. Challenge her to collec...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Help with drawing skills
Replies: 7
Views: 7631

If he's still interested in drawing....

Why not let him draw on a separate piece of paper and then glue it to the notebook? I read in some art book that one trick if you mess up on one part of the picture, hold it up to the light with another piece of paper on top and trace all of the parts that you drew that you like and change the part ...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Comparing - Is Singapore Math better?
Replies: 19
Views: 12637

I spoke with MFW today about this

I believe Singapore to be the better program. Remember, if you're switching from another program, have them take the placement test. When my DD was in 5th grade--and she tested in 3A! I was shocked, but I realized that she hadn't had the mental math or the metric system at all. Now she's finished 4B...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Supplies - Finding National Geographic Magazines
Replies: 20
Views: 14446

How about

How about Zoo books for the animals you'll study? Someone was throwing away a magazine at my optometrist's that had award-winning photos of children from around the world! Can you believe it? My doctor is in the Rotary club, so that was the magazine. One of our libraries has NG books to tear apart, ...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - Ideas for children who resist
Replies: 26
Views: 13143

Those are good ideas

I like the stamp idea and the writing in marker on the board. I wish I had thought of that when my 2 were younger. For 1st grade, my dd would rather cut out pictures and glue them on the Bible notebook pages than draw her own. She would write but it was horrible looking. I shouldn't say that, but in...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 21699

I agree with Spelling Power

I just started using the Spelling Power this week for my 9yo dd and it's so easy. I gave her the Placement Tests--by following the directions in the Hazell's manual. Then today I gave her the first group of words in 5 mins. and we went over how to check and study her 2 words she missed! I thot she w...
by Susan on the Space Coast
Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: First Grade: Learning God's Story -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 53339

I have loved seeing ds's "Animal Tales" and "More Animal Tales" books that he has copied the sentence and then illustrated them. They are so cute with his pictures that he's drawn. We started the Bible Reader this week. As soon as he figures out a word in the sentence, he rereads the whole sentence....
by Susan on the Space Coast
Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: K: God's Creation from A to Z -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 27
Views: 45640

Love MFWK!

I finished the K program for the second time. Last May I finished with my ds 5.5 and he's reading. It was great not to have to supplement with anything else. (I had done 100 EZ Lessons w/ my dd) My son is reading--and still enjoys learning to read with books he's picked out over the summer. It is ge...