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by pjssully
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Prep, General descriptions
Replies: 21
Views: 8771

Re: high school-World History -supplies

thanks for your replies--julie you made me chuckle!!!
by pjssully
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 46241

Rethinking Curriculum- Need Help!

Ok, I need some major help here. After taking a careful look at my children's learning styles and my methods of schooling versus my own learning style, I have come to see that I really do need to do something different for school. I think a literature-based program appeals for to ME than it does to...
by pjssully
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Living books option
Replies: 9
Views: 4637


I had my daughter start General Science last year--10 years old--she had skipped a grade in school so i thought she woud be ready. We got through the first three modules and put it aside. There was too much reading and taking notes. We picked it up again this year and she is doing labs/experiments w...
by pjssully
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 115
Views: 49282

great idea

That is a great idea!!! I know we didn't get to music today since i ordered some from our library but haven't picked it up yet. I can simply put that on our "list"!
thanks for the great idea?
by pjssully
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Combining - EX1850 with K/1st child learning to read
Replies: 10
Views: 8502

i heard the best thing today

I heard the best thing today as i was taking one of my sons to the doctor. We were talking about school and he mentioned doing science during the summer. I told him we will probably do history and science during the summer.(since we finally started with MFW officially this week, we are very behind) ...
by pjssully
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 18084

mfw recommendations

Got to say that i have been in the same position for awhile now. I have tried other curriculums (many) only to come back to MFW. i wish i could have trusted the recommendations before now but i guess it was a learning lesson for me in trust. We are converting to all mfw recommendations (except my da...
by pjssully
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Drawing with Children - Ideas and experiences
Replies: 24
Views: 13460

"thanks mom!"

Just wanted to share an awesome moment today. We began doing "drawing with children" andi am doing it with all my kids (11, 9, 6.5 twins) and they had the best time!!!Oneof my kiddos said, "thanks mom for buying this for us" and everyone else chimed it to say thanks too!! Just makes me realize again...
by pjssully
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Placement & Using MFWK (author response)
Replies: 34
Views: 13571

mfw 1

Hi-- I would also lean towards the K program. We are doing the 1st grade program with my twins and it looks like after the first few weeks, it going to move fast!! My twins could read pretty well. However, it seems that MFW 1 is going to be just right where they need to be--a few weeks of review and...
by pjssully
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 33728

1st day went great=-how long to spend for 1st grade?

hi--I had my first day and it was really fun. We woke the kids up early, which they will need to get use to, and told them we had an appointment to go to early in the morning. My husband and i drove in different cars and we surprised the kids with a breakfast at a restaurant! They had choc. chip pan...
by pjssully
Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Will MFW be challenging? (Author response)
Replies: 6
Views: 12611

my thoughts

I am also a teacher by trade and have had a VERY hard time letting go of the school "standards" for my children. I have homeschooled with another curriculum for 3 years but have never been happy--in fact, i did 1/2 of MFW last year and stopped because i felt it was not enough-and spent the rest of t...
by pjssully
Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 23504

switching back

After 7 weeks of MFW i switched and now i regret it. My kids were really enjoying the MFW but I was so concerned that it wasn't enough, that i quit MFW! After quitting, we switched 3 more times. I can honestly say that I let the "is it enough" fuel our lives last year and I became quite depressed. I...
by pjssully
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 39114

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:41 pm I was praying this afternoon and found the web site Simply Charlotte Mason or something similar and I began reading about her philosophy of education. I am beginning to see where my children have been let astray because of my need to do the "academics" before the at...
by pjssully
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Is this included in MFW-K?
Replies: 16
Views: 15544

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:02 am I have twin boys i am homeschooling for K this year. I got them Handwriting Without Tears and used that for a bit but what i have found to be MUCH better is having them copy a simply sentence that they have created. I really have found the writing in a "textbook app...
by pjssully
Wed May 28, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other in-depth Christian unit studies?
Replies: 21
Views: 16934

Comparison to MFW?

I love writing out lesson plans!!! Another Christian unit study would allow me to do that but I am wondering if anyone knows what it covers in comparison to MFW? Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:40 am Hi-- I tried to use if for awhile. It is was very labor intensive for me, even though i was only teachin...
by pjssully
Sun May 18, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: * RTR is absolutely wonderful!
Replies: 26
Views: 25492

Neat experience with "how the Bible came to us!"

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:13 pm I am finished up our first week and I am loving it!!!! I am sooooo grateful i took the advice of some of you and started doing mfw despite our upcoming move. Anyways, we were reading about how the bible is organized in the "how the Bible came to us" and we got stuck...