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by lisaha
Tue May 01, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Language & Math - Can I use any curriculum? MFW philosophy?
Replies: 33
Views: 13059

Re: Do you use all of MFW?

I use PLL and ILL with Queens homeschool LA's and spelling, but Queens is similar to PLL and ILL-just with a bit more grammer labling. ;) I also use Horizons for math bc I just want to do math the way I was taught! haha! ;) MFW as a whole is very easy to use, no planning ahead, just open and go! The...
by lisaha
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Ancient World
Replies: 3
Views: 4068

Re: CTG Ancient World

Thank you! These are good suggestions! :) I do like the idea of having the picture book-especially with my so many boys who are visual! I'm grateful that there are notes and wonderful suggestions to help make a secular book work for a Biblical perspective.
by lisaha
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 33587

Re: Sonlight vs. MFW

I like that with MFW I can get most everything done even with 6 children of varying ages. I had a newborn during the school year last year and we completed ECC in May. I could work ahead on days when things went very well, and only do a few things on days when we were too busy with everything else i...
by lisaha
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 33587

Anyone switch from FIAR to MFW

I am considering switching to MFW for 1st grade for my oldest. I'm curious if there are others that have used FIAR and how you would compare the two? What helped you decide to switch to MFW? From what I have seen the MFW is pretty much open and go, no planning involved other than making sure you ha...
by lisaha
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 14086

Re: Taking days off? Shorter school week?

We have 4 day weeks if the children get done with 4 days of the three r's and we get through the week MFW grid by Friday. It's motavation for them and I enjoy it more then 5 day weeks!
by lisaha
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Worldview - Important growing lessons in CTG
Replies: 18
Views: 6159

Re: CTG for next year

Thank you! I LOVED ancient history in high school! So I'm really looking forward to teaching next year, but I also learned everything through the secular public school and I wanted my children to learn the amazing things in history and science in how God works from creation on. :) God wasn't woven i...
by lisaha
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Way behind, squish or stretch into next year?
Replies: 11
Views: 6516

Re: Important shortening ECC ?

We r going to squish weeks by doing the most important things! :)
by lisaha
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Adapting
Replies: 45
Views: 18743

Re: Youngest age for ECC

Like LeAnn, we did ECC with a 7 and 9 year old too-even my 5, 3 and 2 year olds listened in! We didn't do the county reports with any of the children and only a few of the advanced things with my 4 year old. I tweeked some with the 7 year old (no dictation, no advanced work, he wrote only 2 or 3 sen...
by lisaha
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 19941

Re: I just had to say

My biggest advice to homeschooling with losts of little ones is to cuddle up and read all of the good books that are not optional, skip what is optional and you don't have time for (if you have time for it, do it. Some weeks we do one or two pages out of the book of animals and other times we go wee...
by lisaha
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 19941

I just had to say

that ECC is perfect for a year with a new baby! It has been awesome to be able to just open the teachers manual and teach. It's cool to have it laied out for us so if we have to stop for a cring baby, we can just pick up wherever we left off and on good days when the children beg for anouther chapte...
by lisaha
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 13380

Re: I love Adventures!

I'm so glad you are enjoying it! We did it last year and we loved it too! My children also wanted to work ahead-begging for one more story read out of "Pioneers and Patriots"! You will love EEC next year too, we are doing that now and today they were begging for more and more "Hero Tales" and "Livin...
by lisaha
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 29147

Re: Considering MFW, but not sure

Hi, from another MN farm! ;) I prayed and prayed over curriculum. I was looking for a good one that was Bible based, easy to use, flexible but yet set up for me to open and go teach! We have 6 children to (from almost 10 to 4 months) and I wanted to teach them together as much as possible. This fit ...
by lisaha
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Baskets - What kind of book "basket"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 12119

Re: Book Baskets...

WE have a plastic tubs that are the size of regular books, binders, folders ex so they can e flat in them. Each child has thier own white tub with thier name tag on it that they decorated themselves. We keep thier own school books in thier own tub (math workbook, spelling ex...) and then there is a ...
by lisaha
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Exploring Countries and Cultures -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 41308

ECC

I'm very glad we got ECC this year thus far. The children love it and sometimes even ask to do more school, read another page or book! LOL! I have to put my foot down at times "no, we have to stop doing school, it's dinner time!" LOL! What a problem! LOL! I am 36 weeks pg and going to 1 dr app a wee...
by lisaha
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - What would you like to have known? Prevention!
Replies: 15
Views: 6528

Re: Preventing HS Burnout

I think taking a break from subjects that are causing problems for your child. For example, my 2nd grader has been struggling with reading and then answering questions about what he read. After struggling with him, loosing my temper, him in tears and prayers, I took a whole day off from having him r...
by lisaha
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 30325

Re: Day 3, new to homeschooling - don't know if I can do thi

Everyone has great things to say to you and I can ditto all of them! :) Every year I have moments when I wonder if I can do this, and then good days happen and I rejoyce! I see the children growing in faith and relationships with eachother, I see them caring for others and I see wonderful teen homes...
by lisaha
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - K-8 daily time frame (author response)
Replies: 45
Views: 15347

Re: Done by Noon??

In Adventures we were done in about 3 hours. Thus far in ECC we are done by 11 too. But we start around 8 (if the children are dressed and eat by 7:30, then they start math on their own then.) I don't let any subject go over 30 minutes, try to stick to the 15 minutes per subject thing. I have the ol...
by lisaha
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 30526

Our first day and the ECC pretest

The children had alot of fun on our first day today! :) We started at 8:30 and we were done by 11. WE did not do LA's or spelling today and we only did review math on a white board for a fun first day. WE did review letters and cursive letters for Abby, and read an easy book together with all three ...
by lisaha
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 18791

Re: World Geography book in ECC...what grade level?

WE are skipping it this year with my 4th grade 9 year old. I'm sure she could do it with help, but I won't have the time to give her the extra help and I do believe that ECC is very full without them for a 4th grader.
by lisaha
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 13578

Re: Occupying Preschoolers, Toddlers, & Babies?

I have a very energetic boy who is 7! (Also one who is 3, but he doesn't do books work yet! :)) For my 7 year old, I keep his writing work short. We do more oral anwsers with him, but still incorperate writing, but last year at 6 he did 1 too 2 sectences at a time or he would be mentally not there a...
by lisaha
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 13578

Occupying Preschoolers, Toddlers, & Babies?

I listened to David Hazel's CD on occupying preschoolers, toddlers, & babies while teaching a older child (in my case age 7). It helped me a lot to listen to it, especially with my attitude. Yet I am still wondering: What do you do to occupy preschoolers, toddlers, & babies during school time? It w...
by lisaha
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone age to begin? Tips for younger users
Replies: 56
Views: 23427

Re: Foreign language in ADV 2nd grade?

I did Adventures last year with a 6 and 8 year old. I did not do for. language. I'm going to wait on it unless I find a cheap, fun computer game. I figure there is enough for them to learn and for. language is not a requirement for thier ages.
by lisaha
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 33587

Re: set to use something else, now thinking about MFW

I did Adventures with a 3rd and 1st grader this last year with a 4 year old, 2 year old and baby hanging around too! :) The children loved it and developed a hunger to learn and read more on their own. Even my 4 year old surprised me, he was in and out of the room playing while I taught, often liste...
by lisaha
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities
Replies: 35
Views: 16606

The grass is NOT greener! LOL!

Confession time! I got a free unit study curriculum from a friend last year. I thought I might try it this year and if I couldn't pull off the lesson planning. I decided to pull out my non fiction books and the curriculum guide book and start lesson planning for the year. About 1 or 2 hours into it,...
by lisaha
Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 46722

Re: What was your #1 favorite thing about your year?

My fave thing showed up later. The children had fun and enjoyed our year, but it's at the end of the year that I noticed the biggest differance. In the past years I peiced together my own things, we followed some Barnes and Nobles workbooks and I often required too much for them since I didn't reall...