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by sandi
Sat May 31, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 29732

placement question

So I am not new here, been using mfw for a long time. I have a 7th grader coming up and need some input. We are finishing ctg were going to move to rtr in the fall. This child has dyslexia and hasn't done any American history in the past, soooo I have two years left before high school. Which plan do...
by sandi
Sat May 31, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 12463

Re: Science for 7th grader

I'm gonna use Chemistry 101 for my child who is dyslexic. You watch the video and then it comes with a cd you print out for worksheets and extra stuff you can do. Math placement is not an issue with this course.
by sandi
Thu May 08, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 14218

Book Basket ? for CTG

Hello. I am wondering if any of you can tell me if Mara, Daughter of the Nile is a Book Basket suggestion? If it IS a Book Basket book, I plan on keeping it since my library doesn't carry it. Can anyone check in their manual for me real quick? Thank you. :-) Don't sell it. It is a really good book....
by sandi
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Outside activities, are they possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 3289

Re: high schoolers

Thank you Julie. I was hoping you would respond:)
by sandi
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Story of the World - Why do you use Vol.2 but not 1
Replies: 15
Views: 17011

Re: Story of the World

I think that you will enjoy using these books. My Fathers World does a great job using other books in the program that have strong Christian world views.
by sandi
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting MFW in the middle of RTR?
Replies: 43
Views: 11713

Re: Thinking of returning to MFW during the crazy year

I always do better when I stay with MFW. I am thankful that it tells me what to do everyday. It really helps me when I have alot going on and just can't think. I say go for MFW. I think it will help give you structure until the baby. :)
by sandi
Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 99
Views: 22919

Fall Ideas

So today being the first day of fall, I was thinking about fun activites too do with the kiddos. We have several fun things we do every year, but I always like to do new things too. We always put up orange lights around our kitchen door, and paint a huge tree on butcher paper to hang on the door. We...
by sandi
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 99
Views: 22919

Christmas fun

So are any of you doing anything fun with your kidos that you want to share. I am always looking for fun ideas and things to do with the kids this time of year. We will make applesauce and cinnamon ornaments play lots and lots of games starting now at night with dad trying to decide about a christma...
by sandi
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 17885

Re: spelling curriculum suggestions

I tried spelling workout when my oldest was young. I always came back to spelling power. I really like it, and it works! :)
by sandi
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the child
Replies: 39
Views: 8768

My daughter wants to go to public school... :-(

My oldest daughter is in 6th grade, and will be 12 in January. We have homeschooled since preschool, and we've always enjoyed it. She used to say she was so glad she was homeschooled, rather than going to public school. Especially when it comes to enjoying a relaxed morning and not having to get up...
by sandi
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Balancing high school with youngers
Replies: 29
Views: 5630

three programs at one time

Hello my fellow homeschool moms! Just wanted to encourage those who are working on three programs at one time. I also need alittle encouragement. This is really difficult but doable. I know that the Lord will not call me to do something that He will not equip me to do. We are doing AHL, WHL, and ECC...
by sandi
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 6745

Re: Read-alouds & Crying

This is hilarious! You sound like me. My kids laugh at me all the time because I cry during our read alouds too. :-) I'm thinking your very normal!!!
by sandi
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - User tips for hurdles later in the year
Replies: 21
Views: 4615

Re: 9th Gr. MFW....Falling Behind?

I second the biblegateway suggestion. It does really save time, and sometimes I get things that I missed while reading it myself.
by sandi
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing homeschool vs. dual credit college courses
Replies: 35
Views: 9392

Re: dual enrollment

Thanks everyone for your help. THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS for the Virtual homeschool group site. I am so very thankful to use this. I think this is just the help we have been needing for science. I can't believe this is free. That is alot better than paying a whopping 4oo a class! We will co...
by sandi
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - User tips for hurdles later in the year
Replies: 21
Views: 4615

9th Gr. MFW....Falling Behind?

Our 9th grader has used MFW for several years and has done very well. However the magnitude of work from 8th grade to 9th grade this year is a huge adjustment. She is meticulous & somewhat of a perfectionist. But it is taking her much longer each day to "check off" the daily plan items than was ind...
by sandi
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing homeschool vs. dual credit college courses
Replies: 35
Views: 9392

Re: dual enrollment

Thanks so much to both of you for your thoughts on this. I was considering having him do english comp. for a high school and college credit.This means he would not do the mfw english part of the high school. I am not really certain how I feel about this. The main reason that I was considering dual e...
by sandi
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 60
Views: 14375

Re: When one or more kids are sick....

Hey there,
I always make the well kids do school and the sick one can rest. Usually though I do try to get them to do alittle reading or watch an educational dvd. Some days nothing is done and I'm ok with that. God knew we would need this day off. I hope you and your family get well soon. :)
by sandi
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 23699

Re: Help! Feeling Overwhemed

I will be starting everything tomorrow with three different programs. I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed. I have tried to make sure that I am prepared as I can be to start. I now have to give the rest to the Lord. He will not call me to do something and then not equip me for the task. I ...
by sandi
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Balancing high school with youngers
Replies: 29
Views: 5630

Re: Anyone going to run 3 programs at once?

Hi there, I will be running three programs this year too. We will be using AHL, WHL, and ECC. I also have a four year old who will be doing MFW preschool and some workbooks and joining in on ECC for fun projects. We are putting everthing into action tomorrow. This is what I have come up with so far....
by sandi
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 20297

Re: worried about starting ECC

When we used ECC the first time my children were young like yours. Our favorite part was the book basket. There are some great books on that list. It is one of my favorite parts about MFW. I read them to my children and we had so much fun. If the science book becomes to much you can just read one of...
by sandi
Tue May 01, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 12996

you need to read this and be encouraged!!!!!

Let me start by saying that I have four children. The child I am focusing on here is the oldest. He is 15 and in the 10th grade. I have used mfw since he was in the second grade. I didn't know about it until then. I had my son take the act in April. He scored very well and I am very proud of him. I ...
by sandi
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 18-20 Kenya
Replies: 58
Views: 29164

Re: Global Art--Substitute Ivory (Africa) help

Crystal,
I really like the chocolate recipe!!! I'm thinking this sounds good. Think we'll give it a try. Chocolate is a good idea ALWAYS!! :-)
by sandi
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 23699

Re: Today - I'm certain that I am not organized enough

Hi there, Just wanted to pop in while I have a moment, which is rare, and try and encourage you. :) I have been homeschooling my kiddos now for ten years. This is our 11th. Praise Jesus! I have four kiddos like yourself. Their ages are 15,13,10,and 3yrs. I wanted to give you alittle background befor...
by sandi
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing, Tips for argumentative essays?
Replies: 16
Views: 5669

Re: 9th grade argumentative paper

Thanks guys! So will we have to document these sources, or will that come later?
Couldn't find this in the manual.
by sandi
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 63
Views: 29886

Salt dough snakes

I need a good salt dough recipe for the snakes in Mexico. Thanks guys! I need to go to town today to get my supplies. I realize this is late: did you find a salt dough recipe? There are several out there. You could also buy something like model magic and use that. Or regular play dough. There were s...