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by Jenn in NC
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 28413

just wanted to say "hi" :)

I haven't been on the board lately... but thought I'd stop by and wave at everybody. I see lots of new names though... who have no idea who I am. But here goes anyway. :-) We're in Ex1850 now (need to update my info) and enjoying it very much. And expecting baby #7 in July. Still loving MFW. And exc...
by Jenn in NC
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Literature/English Credit
Replies: 28
Views: 12686

Re: Epic Of Gilgamesh help please...

- And because they have studied the Bible alongside of Gilgamesh & such, our students will be able to respond with a level head when professors and other students try to put the Bible in a category with these writings and claim there is no difference. I would almost guarantee there will be a time w...
by Jenn in NC
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 6+ year olds - Modifying MFW K to a faster pace
Replies: 38
Views: 17479

Re: MFW K for a 6yo who is "behind"...

Just another reply from someone who used K "late" with a 6 yo boy. He did great! We did the first trimester thing that Crystal was talking about -- except we took more like a semester or maybe even a bit more. Then on to mfw 1st. We just did the whole thing at his pace, some weeks went quickly, some...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Story of the World (SOTW) extras
Replies: 12
Views: 7508

Re: SOTW CDs

pfamilygal wrote:Jim Weiss's voice, on the other hand, makes my skin crawl. I don't know why.
Oh that's funny. We're all so different! Proof that no matter how many people you consult for their opinion on these things, you'll never really know till you try it for yourself, I guess. ;)
by Jenn in NC
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Story of the World (SOTW) extras
Replies: 12
Views: 7508

Re: SOTW CDs

We love the audio's too. Jim Weiss does an absolutely outstanding job. I think they are worth every penny, and Julie's experience has been similar to mine -- the resale value is high if you take care of the cd's. I have my struggling/early readers follow along in the book as the cd plays. hth -- Jenn
by Jenn in NC
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Schedule - EX1850 with many children
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Schedule - EX1850 with many children

Family Size - Scheduling many children w/ EX1850 Wow, I got my box about 2 weeks ago, and I just can't stop reading all the books and attempting to plan our HS days. The Lord is giving more and more clarity as I pray and as I go, but I am wondering how all this is going to go. I will be teaching a ...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW workshops & audio CDs -- Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 26196

Re: Favorite Workshop on CD by Mr. Hazell?

It is so hard to pick just one or two, but my personal favorite would probably have to be " Help! My homeschool is chaos! " because, well, my homeschool was chaos. And now it is not. That workshop saved our school-year this last year. No exaggeration. I think it is essential if you have a house full...
by Jenn in NC
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family
Replies: 15
Views: 5242

Re: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family

At that age, while yes, they can be demanding and do have needs, they can also be taught how to play by themselves. Playpens are so wonderful LOL. I have to second this. Used in shorts bursts and with some gentle training, playpens are a really good way to give mom a little needed time, and keep ba...
by Jenn in NC
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 15832

Re: Moving Bible portion to the evening

My feeling after hanging around the boards for a few years is that there are a lot of families that do this. And I think it is recommended as a good option in the manual (mine is packed away right now). My personal feeling is that it should be the evening before, rather than the evening of, but it h...
by Jenn in NC
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3
Replies: 42
Views: 25826

ctg week 3 help? Cuneiforms

I checked the Anc Wld Usborne site. doesn't have it... but you probably knew that already. ;)

This one will do sentences but not names, and the visual isn't nice and big like the other site was.
http://www.virtualsecrets.com/assyrian.html
by Jenn in NC
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 28413

Re: Would MFW be a good fit for my family?

Hi Val, Just wanted to pop in here for a sec to say that I totally agree with with Yvette. MFW was created with the large family in mind. I have six kids so as you can imagine there is a whole range of ages represented there -- junior high, elementary, kindy, preschool, baby. And quite of range of d...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family
Replies: 15
Views: 5242

Re: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family

I don't have time right now to read through your other replies -- so someone may have already mentioned this, but I wanted to post it really quick just in case no one thought of it so far. I really, really encourage you to call the MFW office. Really really really! I am going to put the number at th...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Writing - Users answer questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4420

Amount of writing in CTG for a reluctant writer

Amount of writing in CTG for a reluctant writer? When we did CTG, my dyslexic ds was 9 -- and really not doing much at all in writing. Almost nothing, really. Everything was oral, or he would dictate to me and I would write it for him, etc. BUT he still learned so much that year. I just had to twea...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Kids who have trouble expressing thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 5245

Re: 8 year old son ?...

Slow verbal processing *can* be a sign of dyslexia but absolutely does not have to be that. If he is fine in other ways (how's his ability to express himself in writing? and does he read well?) then I agree that just giving him a safe place (and plenty of time) to form his thoughts & words is probab...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 26759

dyslexia at what age?

Can anyone tell me what age you can really know that your child has dyslexia. I have heard that 5 year old's still write their letters backwards and not to worry. My ds will be 6 in Oct. and I feel that even after instruction he still writes some letters and numbers backwards. I have a 7 year old d...
by Jenn in NC
Wed May 20, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - History (Notgrass,Pharaohs,AnswersBk,Maps)
Replies: 24
Views: 8129

Re: Notgrass

Yeah, I am thinking Dawn is right. The Notgrass website does indicate 3 credits (which is what caused my initial confusion), but doing it over the course of two years would significantly change that! Julie I agree with you about not trying to put too much history into one year. It is a funny thing, ...
by Jenn in NC
Wed May 20, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Bible EX1850 - Family Bible study? How many copies?
Replies: 14
Views: 5661

Re: Bible in year 4

I am getting ready to order for next year and couldn't decide how many books to get. Sounds like the consensus is that even if we do it all together, we will need more than one book. Ok. Probably 3 or 4. That helps. I think I have a much clearer picture of how it is supposed to work in the context o...
by Jenn in NC
Thu May 14, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 26759

Dyslexia / Story of the World, on CD

We are doing RTR right now with the CD's and I love, love, love having them. My kids really love to listen to them. I think they are worth every penny. Timberdoodle dot com usually has a good price on them. Like Julie, I sit with the remote in hand so we can pause and discuss, or re-listen to a part...
by Jenn in NC
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - What standardized tests are out there?
Replies: 39
Views: 17179

Re: standardized testing for PA special need child

Well I am sure it would definitely depend on the tester. We have used three different testers through the years, and have never had a bad experience. Of the three, there was one who was just fine, acceptable, but nothing that made a big positive (or negative) impression on me; and then the other two...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - What standardized tests are out there?
Replies: 39
Views: 17179

Re: standardized testing for PA special need child

Amy's ideas are good. Another thing you could do is check into using a Woodcock-Johnson test. If you google it, you can find their main website and I think from there you can find testers in your area. Sometimes it is a bit pricey (depending on the tester) but it is a much better route to go for you...
by Jenn in NC
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 26759

Re: dyslexia

Hi Angie, The age thing is hard. Of my three kids who are solidly reading, one never showed any signs of dyslexia, one showed signs early on and has yet to mature past them (he will be ten in few weeks and is only now being diagnosed), and another who has shown some early signs but is rapidly outgro...
by Jenn in NC
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 26000

Re: Help me choose!

Just wondering if there is a convention coming up in your area where you could spend some time with the books in hand? Sometimes that clears up a lot of questions.
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 26759

Re: dyslexia

It is easy to look up when we are already on our knees! Oh Tracy I just love this reminder! My goodness, you are dealing with so much! No wonder it seems so overwhelming for you sometimes. And I am feeling overwhelmed with just one with dyslexia. You are an inspiration! We did switch Daniel from Si...
by Jenn in NC
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 26759

Re: dyslexia

Mike, you said it is overwhelming, and I think that hits the nail on the head. That is exactly how I feel. I googled "dyslexia" right after we found out, and was blown away just by the sheer volume of info on the web. And no two people seem to have the same opinion; how am I going to sort through al...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 17778

What to add to MFW's recommendations?

I have a son who will be starting 4th grade this coming fall, and in our state, we have a required amount of hours to fulfill. When I figure it all out, he'll need about 6 hours/day. From what I've read, it sounds like ECC (what we'll be doing starting in the fall) would take around 4 hours/day. I ...