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by Joyhomeschool
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What are your plans for 2018-2019?
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: What are your plans for 2018-2019?

I just finalized what we are doing for next year. We are still on summer break until after our move next month. I ordered 1st grade for the last time for "the baby". And I also ordered US 2 for my oldest! Because of how we did her Jr high years she only needs Algebra 2 to graduate but will do some o...
by Joyhomeschool
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What's New in 2018?
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: What's New in 2018?

Thanks for your reply. :-)
by Joyhomeschool
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: High school
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: High school

There are a few consumable items in each highschool year but the majority of the package can be reused each year.
by Joyhomeschool
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What's New in 2018?
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: What's New in 2018?

Very Excited about the new WSFT! Do you know if they will make a change for 7/8th grade any time soon?

Also, what is the new recommendation for foreign language since I see RS isn't offered anymore?
by Joyhomeschool
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New School Year Hopes and Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: New School Year Hopes and Dreams

Why did you begin homeschooling and is it the reason you continue? I began homeschooling because my husband had just graduated from college and we knew we would be accepting a pastorate somewhere mid-year. We loved it so much we just kept doing it. I thought when we finally settled down somewhere we...
by Joyhomeschool
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Timeframe for parent and student
Replies: 28
Views: 7813

Re: Time doing AHL?

A different kind of answer. My DD takes about 5-8 hours to finish an AHL day :) She moves slowly and prefers to "stretch school out all day." She starts around 9 and finishes around supper time. She could finish faster but she doesnt want to. Its not her style I guess.
by Joyhomeschool
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 22696

Re: How to use teacher's guide schedules - what do you do?

One thing I do is write out everyones individual work for the week in my grid, in a different color. I love frixon erasable pens for this! Then I copy that grid in color and hand out to each kid! For my 7th grader part of his assingments are on a second page for the 7/8 supplement in ECC. So I copy ...
by Joyhomeschool
Mon May 04, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organization
Replies: 22
Views: 6555

Re: Student Sheets

We use page protectors. I prefer to prepare the binders in advance and also look through the grid to see if there is any self created pages (mainly done in year 4 and 5) and add sheets for that. So we are pretty open and go. :) I just did that this weekend and we used about 500 page protectors for 5...
by Joyhomeschool
Sat May 02, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **The many delights of MFW-1st - More testimonies
Replies: 28
Views: 11156

A great year!

We have had a great year. We have about 2 weeks left of 1850 to Mod and 1st grade. My DD finished her workbook from 1st. She's so proud! We are gearing up for next year with ECC, K and AHL!!
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by Joyhomeschool
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:54 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: 30748

Just starting MFW with 7th, 5th, 2nd grade children

Hi all! I am considering using ECC next year for the first time with my 3 children. They will be in 7th, 5th and 2nd grade. I have read the info and that seems to be the recommended course to start with. I have concerns, though, that in 2 years, my oldest will start high school level without finish...
by Joyhomeschool
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Lessons beyond the books, faith connections
Replies: 44
Views: 12099

Share About Your March

Let’s share with each other something about our month related to homeschool. You might share about things God is teaching you through your homeschool – How did He help you through a hard time, or give you new insights about your family? It doesn’t need to be long or fancy, just something from your ...
by Joyhomeschool
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Has anyone attended a Vision Weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 6032

Re: Vision weekend

We were sorry to have missed you. Im glad that you were able to see the bright side. Who knows what God has in store for you at the next one!
by Joyhomeschool
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Has anyone attended a Vision Weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 6032

Re: Vision weekend

I will be there.. So excited.
Yodergoat wrote:Does anyone know how many couples will attend? The website said "space is limited" so I suppose they keep it rather small. Just curious!
I heard 10 to 15 i thought
by Joyhomeschool
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 14220

Re: MFW K & 1st in 2015-16

Welcome! Yes I agree with the previous posts. 1st is complete!
by Joyhomeschool
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 37530

Re: Tentatively thinking about using MFW...lots of questions

Thirding using MFW LA suggestions. I think you will find them simple enough to implement and very CM! On Math, no suggestions here. But a testimony. When we started with MFW I looked at Singapore and was so scared by it! It didnt make any sense. I went with another company and we all did fine. We to...
by Joyhomeschool
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 17209

Re: Adventures OR ECC (2nd & 3rd graders)

We started with Adventures for a 1st and 3rd grader. It was a perfect fit! ECC would have been too hard and overwhelming I think.
by Joyhomeschool
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Reading - How does MFW cover this subject?
Replies: 24
Views: 2692

Re: Read alouds vs. Independent reading

Phonics after 1st grade is covered by the Spelling suggestions like Tricia said. I also see a lot of instruction in the Language Lessons curriculum like there, their, and they're and too, to, two or adding "S" to make words plural. I choose to have my emergent readers read aloud to me 15 min a day a...
by Joyhomeschool
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 23000

Breaking the Pattern

Dawn did a great post on parenting that strong willed child, I just had to share.
http://www.shiningexamples.blogspot.com ... n.html?m=1
dhudson wrote:Thanks, Vicki!
by Joyhomeschool
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 30894

Re: Need help

I can share how "I" do more than one program together. Usually I start with the week before. I try to look over everything we have to do, get extra supplies (you know like cotton swabs or an ingredient we may not have), then I try to be sure all the student sheets are ready to go for the week. I lik...
by Joyhomeschool
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 25065

BJU Press English

I noticed that from 2nd grade on I need to pick Lang Arts curriculum for my ds. Has anyone used BJU press 2nd grade English after doing MFW K and 1st? I am just wondering how the transition went. I plan to take a look at scope and sequence of both later on but thought I'd put a feeler out for some ...
by Joyhomeschool
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * 1850-MOD - Favorites
Replies: 13
Views: 5100

Re: How is everyone's school year going???

We are on week 9 of MOD and and 11 of 1st grade. Im giving my 1st grader a break from 1st. Note to Mama's considering starting K early, there will be a wall eventually. LOL. I should have waited or slowed K down. In Mod we are doing great. Taking a pretty even clip through it all. I wish I had more ...
by Joyhomeschool
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Quantity expectations 1st-6th
Replies: 39
Views: 8453

Re: How much writing do I expect?

Depends on the child and the subject. 3 to 5 sentences for a third,grader should be good. We usual discuss and take notes after a reading and I ask my kids to,make their pages from that outline. So for my 3rd grader I would ask him to make each point a sentence. For my then 5th I would ask those sen...
by Joyhomeschool
Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: LLFT - Describe Language Lessons for Today
Replies: 23
Views: 7545

Re: Loving Language Lessons for Today!

We have really liked it too. We have use PLL for the last 7 years on 3 different learners. I really like PLL but LLFT is really user friendly! We are using the 2nd grade version. I can not wait till they do the upper grades as I have a 2nd, 4th, 6th currently doing language Lessons with 3 more trail...
by Joyhomeschool
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 31960

Re: Planner Challenges

Different ideas...(I'm an idea person, so I like to give options..lol) 1. Write less into your planner. And initial and a lesson number is fine for record keeping. Example Jane does a lesson a day from the Singapore daily lesson plans, write J-1 then there is plenty of room per square. 2. Make 2 cop...
by Joyhomeschool
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Readiness - Adventures after 1st or wait?
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Re: Using Adventures for 3rd grade?

My oldest was in 3rd grade when we found MFW, we started with adventures.