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by 8shininglights
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing homeschool vs. dual credit college courses
Replies: 35
Views: 12622

Re: dual enrollment

I, too, have done some dual enrollment with my daughter (grade 12 currently) in two different ways. We had been living overseas, so last year, my daughter took two classes through Bryan. Those two classes (Psychology and Christian Worldview...I wanted her to take these while she was still at home, s...
by 8shininglights
Tue May 08, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Using MFW Overseas (or in neighboring countries)
Replies: 53
Views: 19187

Any International Users of MFW?

I was wondering if there are any other international users of MFW? We're in South Africa, which is not "the middle of nowhere" but still, things are not the same here, so sometimes it's hard to get certain things, and some don't even exist here LOL! If you're in another country, how has your experi...
by 8shininglights
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Using MFW Overseas (or in neighboring countries)
Replies: 53
Views: 19187

MFW for Australia

Hi Everyone, I have just stumbled upon MFW and 'love it'! Only thing is we are in Australia - Can anyone see this as being a negative? The only year perhaps I can see to skip would be Adventures? Because it is mostly American History. Thanks for your help - Kelly Mummy of 3 - Noah 9, Flynn 7 and Am...
by 8shininglights
Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 30025

Re: AHL with a 14yr. old 8th Grader

I am not sure I can be helpful....but, I did AHL with my daughter who happened to turn 14 in September (for grade 9). I think it depends on each child on whether they are ready for AHL or not at that age. It would also depend on what kind of writing instruction they have had up until that point. Sin...
by 8shininglights
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Ideas for Step 3
Replies: 7
Views: 3598

Board game tiles

One "simple" activity that I have done with my son in year 3 is using tiles from a board game. If you have scrabble, upwords, or any game with letter tiles, they will work. I would have him find the letters to form the words. It does not take a lot of planning or "time" in preparation/teaching. I mi...
by 8shininglights
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Can we do MFW without it?
Replies: 36
Views: 12703

Re: Is it a bad idea to not have a book basket?

I would agree with Julie about ECC. We were living in Indonesia for half the year we did ECC and I think my kids missed the books. I think the kids enjoy seeing pictures of what the people and land looks like in the various countries. Yet, saying that, those kind of books should be easy to find at a...
by 8shininglights
Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - 12th grader
Replies: 14
Views: 4246

Placement - 12th grader

Hello families, We will be new to MFW very soon and are having a bit of trouble finding the right curriculum for our 12th grade son. He has been in public school up until now, and will need about 8 more full credits in order to graduate next May/June. I see on the MFW website that curriculum "packa...
by 8shininglights
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 25104

Re: Traditions!

Something we did our first year of home schooling in 1995.......and we have done it ever since. I had not idea I was starting a tradition........but I guess we have. My husband takes our white board and draws a picture with each of the kids in it. We have moved several times (we are missionaries), s...
by 8shininglights
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Prep - High school order placed, how to get ready
Replies: 21
Views: 7279

Re: High School Teacher's manual

I had two students using the book at the same time, and more to come later! :) So, I had my kids pencil lightly their initials in each box as they completed the work in the grids. That way we can keep using it for each child. If I want, I can erase their initials because I had them pencil lightly. I...
by 8shininglights
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing homeschool vs. dual credit college courses
Replies: 35
Views: 12622

Re: Doing Running Start/College classes for last 2 years of

I really think it is important to pray for your child in particular and see how the Lord leads you. I don't think there is a right way or a wrong way....but how does God want you to do it with your child (and it may be different with each one of your children). I actually sent my son to college at a...
by 8shininglights
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - Not available overseas, is this a concern?
Replies: 14
Views: 5158

Re: Library not available. Is this a concern with MFW?

WOW!!!!!!! I was not expecting such a response! It was great to hear what all of you had to say!!!! I am truly excited about his coming year, and yes, I know that God has led me to this decision. I was just trying to be aware of any "negatives" out there. I am sure that all curriculums have their a...
by 8shininglights
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 25842

Re: Handwriting question?

Amy, I am in Australia, so I am not sure what is available now in the States........but for my child who is in K, he just could not break from holding it on his fourth finger. I had to have the triangles. But.......I just found something else here that is even better..........I am not sure if I can ...
by 8shininglights
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 25842

Handwriting question?

I noticed today that both my older sons have an incorrect pencil grip. I started out by teaching them the correct grip, but apparently as they have progressed in their writing they have both adjusted to what "feels comfortable" for them, and I have not noticed until today. :~ The problem is that my...
by 8shininglights
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining siblings in the same hs level
Replies: 24
Views: 9847

Re: High School ANCIENTS - Ordering

You have all been very helpful!!! My children are not the same age (grade), so they won't be sharing their other subjects (science, math, electives).....I was thinking that one of them could be doing their math or science while the other was using the literature book. For those of you who have done ...
by 8shininglights
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - (Progeny Press) - Users describe, answer ?s, share idea
Replies: 20
Views: 8612

Re: Progeny Press/ECC/Year 7

Thanks for all your help everyone!!! I think I will just stick with MFW recommendations even though she had read the books. It will probably help since "I" am also familiar with Anne of Green Gables. I will be able to discuss this much better because of that. As much as I am not new to home schoolin...
by 8shininglights
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - (Progeny Press) - Users describe, answer ?s, share idea
Replies: 20
Views: 8612

Re: Progeny Press/ECC/Year 7

You have all been so helpful!!! I am still trying to understand this! How long does it take to go through a book study? Have you ever done more than 2 in a year? I appreciated the site that showed some sample pages of Anne of Green Gables. It got me excited!!!! I think when you have been doing a cur...
by 8shininglights
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 31491

handwriting

Hi. I have a few questions/musings about handwriting. Has anyone started their kids with cursive handwriting instead of printing? What did you think? My 3older students ( 4th, 4th & 5th) struggle with switching to cursive, thus the wondering about starting with cursive. In order to deal with the cu...
by 8shininglights
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Using MFW Overseas (or in neighboring countries)
Replies: 53
Views: 19187

Re: New to MFW - Living overseas and need some advice

Thank you, ALL, for your words of wisdom!! I do appreciate the time given to write replies to someone you don't know!!! [ editor's note: additional replies regarding specifics for each child were not archived but were shared by others on the board to help with placement] Thanks, Michelle, for your n...