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by TammyB
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Writing - High School questions, Writing With Skill?
Replies: 10
Views: 5820

Re: Can WWS 2 be completed with AHL?

Ah, the voice of reason! Thank you. :) Makes total sense. You will have to excuse me. I am in total freak out mode at the moment. :)
by TammyB
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 - English/Grammar/Writing
Replies: 29
Views: 7199

Re: Literature in U.S History 1877 to Present?

Thanks, Julie! I like the flexibility you are describing. :) I am actually looking forward to high school. Some pretty tough life stuff got in the way of schooling during my son's late elementary and early middle school years, so he won't finish the history cycle before ninth grade. I have come a lo...
by TammyB
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Writing with Skill - Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 10025

Re: Do I really need the teacher's guide for Writing with Sk

Yes, you definitely need it. :)
by TammyB
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Writing - Help with critiquing essays
Replies: 40
Views: 16494

AHL - 1st Argumentative Essay HELP

DS has been working this paper this week and has declared it finished, even though he is about 100 words short of the 350 required. When I informed him that he needed to lengthen it he replied that he doesn't have anything to add to it and got quite upset. To his credit, he did work through the che...
by TammyB
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: State Sheets - Keeping children's attention
Replies: 17
Views: 5459

Re: Adventure state sheets, disappointing and our fix

When we did Adventures, I don't think I even read from the back of the state sheets. (I thought it seemed a bit old for my 2nd grader and Ker.) Instead, I found a couple of neat about-the-fifty-states-kids'-books, and we read from them. I also piled our book basket with some awesome library books th...
by TammyB
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 33493

Re: Looking for accountability

This has really been an encouraging thread to me. Most of you know that I am in the midst of an extremely difficult pregnancy right now...I'll be 22 weeks on Sunday. I have spent the majority of the last 17 weeks in bed. You can imagine just how much that has turned my family upside down! It has bee...
by TammyB
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: General Ideas for Learning God's Story
Replies: 30
Views: 11715

Using "Wisdom and the Millers" w/ 1st grade...

I saw this as a recommendation on the ideas board. We read and loved "Missionary Stories with the Millers" and so I am thinking about purchasing this book to go along with our study of Proverbs. I am just curious- for those who have read this book, is it a good supplement to first simply because it...
by TammyB
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Is this too much for ages 7-10?
Replies: 18
Views: 8348

Re: Trying to decide about God and the History of Art...

I'm really pleased with all of this positive feedback. :) I'll definitely order it.

I'm also looking forward to getting back to ICDAT next month. Once we get past the preliminary exercises we will be able to use the dvds, and the kids are looking forward to that.
by TammyB
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Updates - Student Sheets, and editions
Replies: 10
Views: 10178

Re: New Kindergarten Sheets...

I, too, am excited about the new student sheets MFW is offering. Anything that makes my job easier gets my applause. :) Having the K badges pre-made is fabulous (just as it has been having the ECC geography game premade). :) I'm looking forward to using both K and CtG next year. I truly love this co...
by TammyB
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Starting MFW in the middle of RTR?
Replies: 43
Views: 15880

Re: Starting RtR in January and need advice on de-Sonlightin

Hi, Annie! My best advice is to stick with RtR for the remainder of the year and then determine if you have accomplished more than what you were doing in ALL of the various subjects: Bible, history, science, music, art, nature walks, etc. It always takes time to readjust to a new curriculum, and I t...
by TammyB
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 22289

Re: Thank you MFW staff

My sentiments exactly! MFW has been a tremendous blessing to my family. :)
by TammyB
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets & Parent Supplement (2nd edition) - Reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 3387

Student Sheets & Parent Supplement (2nd edition) - Reviews

Even though I had already made a lot of the geography game, I went ahead and ordered three copies of the MFW pre-made one. Wow! It is fantastic. The kids love it, and it is soooo much prettier than the one I made. Great investment! Thank you, MFW, for the work that went into producing it. :) It is a...
by TammyB
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Can younger siblings handle them?
Replies: 27
Views: 8869

Re: Question about the missionary biographies in ECC

I definitely think Cameron Townsend is the hardest of the set. As someone on here once said, "Great man. Dry read." :) I think you will find Amy, Gladys, and George to be much easier and much more interesting to your kids. I am reading George to my 9 and 7 year olds right now, and they love it. (Las...
by TammyB
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Quantity expectations 1st-6th
Replies: 39
Views: 11077

Re: How to determine expectations for writing skills?

My computer time has been nonexistent today, so please forgive me for not getting back to the chat until midnight! This thread has been most helpful to me. :) I so appreciate the time and thought each of you put into your posts. You've given me a lot to think about and have helped me get a better pe...
by TammyB
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Quantity expectations 1st-6th
Replies: 39
Views: 11077

Re: How to determine expectations for writing skills?

Hi, Lisa, Right now Chandler (fourth grade) is doing short copywork about two or three times a week (Hero Tales character traits, Scripture, some ILL) and doing dictation of sentences that I am writing based on his spelling words. He does one sentence a day about three times a week. He has done almo...
by TammyB
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Why did MFW choose Streams of Civ.? (author reply)
Replies: 20
Views: 14787

Had a chance to preview Streams....

I think it looks awesome! Really interesting.....looking forward to using it. I can definitely see why it is used instead of Story of the World for Creation to the Greeks.

Tammy
by TammyB
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 28109

Overwhelmed-Please help! :)

I will be doing ECC with my two dd's, ages 8 and 9) and 1st with my 6 year old ds. Last year we did ADV and K and that was pretty tricky at times, especially with a very high-maintenance three year old. I've spent some time looking through ECC and it seems like WAY MORE work than ADV. And 1st seems...
by TammyB
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - God Speaks Numanggang
Replies: 6
Views: 5379

Re: review, God Speaks Numanggang, ECC 2nd ed.

Yes, this is a beautiful book! David told us at convention a bit about why he wrote it. (Marie was looking for this type of book, so David just went ahead and wrote it.:) )

I'm looking forward to ordering it along with the new geography game.

Blessings,
Tammy
by TammyB
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 15880

Needing some support - Tears

My 11 year old hates spelling. Because he doesn't like it, it is the last thing that we do and too often gets skipped. Last year he was in tears during testing and scored about 2nd grade. He won't do much better this year, but in general info. he is H.S. level. Last year I used something else, whic...
by TammyB
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Study materials
Replies: 19
Views: 7956

Re: Looking for some nature study materials....

What are you dc's ages? My dc love Fun with Nature and More Fun with Nature. They are coloring books that make great carry alongs. Hey, Kysha! My kids are 9, 6, and 4. :) We have a few nature related coloring books, and they are good, but what I am specificially looking for are resources that show ...
by TammyB
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 20266

Re: I need some thoughts on how and when to finish ECC.

An update: :) After spending time Sunday afternoon with the TM, I realized how much I really want to complete ECC in its entirety. There really is just nothing (besides Antarctica) that I want to condense. It's all good stuff that I want my kids to learn. So....We are just going to continue to move...
by TammyB
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 20266

Re: I need some thoughts on how and when to finish ECC.

I know you are right, Julie. :) I think I have been beating myself up about something or another since hsing began! In truth, my oldest should have done Adventures in third instead of in second. The content in Adventures wasn't too hard, but the length of school day was a challenge. He was still wor...
by TammyB
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 20266

Re: I need some thoughts on how and when to finish ECC.

For Bible we are doing all of Hero Tales, Window on the World, the John 3:16 sheets, and reading the Egermeiers Story Bible. We have read some of Matthew and have memorized some of the verses. I really, really struggled with the Matthew study. My kids were eight and six when we started, and they wer...
by TammyB
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 27691

Re: Help me choose!

I am about to have "MFW or HOD?" tattooed on my forehead! It is consuming me! Is there anyone who has done both or knows someone who has done both who could provide and insight into this choice? I'd be doing MFW Adventures OR HOD Beyond with my DD. I chose wrong last year as far as curriculum and I...
by TammyB
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - Would you please share your favorites?
Replies: 20
Views: 9500

Re: Favorite Year?

I've done K, 1st, Adv, and ECC. Adventures is definitely my favorite so far. We just loved the history and geography portions. :)