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by NJCheryl
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: * All Aboard the Animal Train! -- Preschool for 3s
Replies: 21
Views: 11752

3.5 yr old and 18 month old curriculum - New to MFW

I am new to MFW and also new to homeschooling and am trying to choose curricula. My children will be 3.5 yrs. and 18 months in January. We hope to start in January and I am unsure as to whether I should get both the All Aboard (2yr) material for the younger one and the pre-K for the older one. If I...
by NJCheryl
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 21460

Re: Enrichment Item: Keva Planks

We got them for my sons birthday a few years ago. He was a bit older, he is turning 12 on Monday and I think we got them for his 9th or 10th birthday. We got 200, and he always feels like her needs more and he is just 1 kid. i would suggest getting them each their own set, or at least 400 for all to...
by NJCheryl
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 65855

Re: 2014-2015 Roll Call

I'm Cheryl and we have 5 amazing children, 3 girls - ages 14, 8, and 11months, and 2 boys -ages 11 and 2 1/2. We began our home school journey 7 years ago when our oldest was entering 2nd grade and we are now beginning her high school career! I'm excited that we have completed the cycle and are star...
by NJCheryl
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: ECC Fun extras
Replies: 36
Views: 20780

Must I have the wall map for ECC?

I already ordered placed an order with MFW and realized afterward that I forgot to order the wall map. Does the curriculum actually use that particular map in specific ways? Would the place mat type mat from Adventures work? Staples and office max sell world wall maps. I like their maps because the...
by NJCheryl
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 21460

KEVA Structures

I was wondering if anyone has this building set that MFW has for an enrichment item? It looks fantastic and I think my kids would all enjoy it. I'm thinking about purchasing the set as a gift for my 5yo (just 5 in August), but I'm wondering if he'd be ready for it? Do the pieces build easily or do ...
by NJCheryl
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - Teaching while expecting, taking time off
Replies: 9
Views: 8690

Re: Do you break for a baby?

I had my littlest 1 week before Christmas. He was 5 wks. early and had a NICU stay of 12 days. We took off 3 weeks. We probably would have only taken 2, but with Christmas, New Years and the NICU it wound up being 3. I did find it helpful to get everyone back to a routine fairly quickly. I am actual...
by NJCheryl
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Updates - 1850MOD
Replies: 13
Views: 5805

Re: 1850- Modern 2nd grade suppl.

Thank you Brett, for clearing that up. I do have the SOW activity book. I thought I had missed something, just a glitch with having a bit older TM.Glad I can go ahead with the SS I have for all students.
by NJCheryl
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Is this included in MFW-K?
Replies: 16
Views: 15757

Kindergarten Handwriting

I'm a first time homeschool mom. I was looking over the samples of the K curriculum. I am wondering how handwriting is taught. Do they actually teach the correct way to write each letter and number? I'm wondering if I want to add a supplement. I really want to make sure he learns to write correctly...
by NJCheryl
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organization
Replies: 22
Views: 10667

ECC-Organizing worksheets

BusyMom2Many wrote:When you have a couple different student using ECC, how do you keep all the worksheets organized? Thanks!
I hole punch them, and put them in a 3 ring binder with file separator in between each set.

by NJCheryl
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: DELUXE - Will we have a great year with just the basic packa
Replies: 12
Views: 11471

Re: Art Confession

I confess, this year i have not done art with any of my kiddos! I find teaching 3 kids, 1 in first and 2 in Exploration - 1850, one being a 7th grade struggling learner, and having a 11 month old in the mix who is into EVERYTHING, I just don't seem to have the time or energy. I pray I am not going t...
by NJCheryl
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 92
Views: 41329

Re: Rosetta Stone ?

Interesting you posted this question. Over the summer our computer crashed. We had to get a new one. I'll confess and tell you my daughter had started RS last year in 6th grade. We lost all her progress when the computer crashed and I have been reluctant to install and start over. We also lost my ki...
by NJCheryl
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to creation/evolution? What age?
Replies: 77
Views: 29555

If your family has a young earth view (or not)....

As we are approaching the unit for Dd Dinosaur, I am conflicted about whether or not to read the book, What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs, which came in my deluxe package or not. I am a new Christian. I went to public school, all the way up through public university at the graduate school level....
by NJCheryl
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Music Resources - Hymns, My Father's World(K song), & others
Replies: 30
Views: 18829

Re: Resources for learning hymns?

We have "Hymns For a Kids Heart" by Joni Ericson, The Book "Then Sings My Soul, and Bart Millard's (lead singer of Mercy me) Hymn CD's.

by NJCheryl
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - Slings, carriers, more ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 9179

Re: MFW with infant

I have a 7 month old. He was born in December and I was in the middle of a school year with a Ker, 3rd grader and 6th grader. I used the baby k'tan carrier and it was very helpful. Also remember that sometimes, "the baby is the lesson." If you google that you will find a blog entry someone did about...
by NJCheryl
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 37017

Re: Vision Therapy?

My 8 year old nephew is in vision therapy right now. He is homeschooled by my sister- in law who is also a special education teacher in the public school system. He had lazy eye when he was younger and went through the patching, the surgery - all of that. He just completed 2nd grade and he was still...
by NJCheryl
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 22926

Re: 7th grade science question

Thanks ladies! I am going to mull over your thoughts and suggestions. Sometimes I wish I had a neon sign that would give me all the answers!
cbollin wrote:Eat

love it, but not exactly what I was looking for! :-)
by NJCheryl
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: MFW User Ideas for Service Projects
Replies: 22
Views: 19923

Re: My daughter's service project

So great! My son was in the NICU this past December and we received a quilt. It really brightened my day when the cart of quilts came rolling in and I got to choose one.

by NJCheryl
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 165
Views: 135996

What do you do with all the crafts?

I think I'm late asking this question because we are on the last week of ECC. (I should have asked at the beginning...) What do you do with all the creations that are made? We made so much stuff in Global Art that I don't know where to put it away. My storage capacity in our house is limited. If it...
by NJCheryl
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Composer Study - Ideas for CtG
Replies: 15
Views: 13921

My kids groan when I play the composer cds!

My kids groan when I play the composer cds! I don't think I am going to fight the battle either. It has never hurt me that I don't know most of that stuff. Am I the only one? My kids don't like them either. The biography ones especially. They have a hard time retaining the information given. I have...
by NJCheryl
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 27218

Re: Do you use World Geography?

When we did ECC I had a 4th grader and a 1st tag a long. I tried using it the first time it was in TM and it seemed too difficult for them. After that I shelved it. We still had a great year without it. I wouldn't worry about it.

by NJCheryl
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Geography game prep/protection? (2nd edition)
Replies: 4
Views: 5478

Re: Geography game prep?

I covered out boards with clear sticky laminate. It protects them, and instead of using marker pieces that can slide around the board we mark ours with a dry erase marker - it wipes right off the laminate each time you play the game.

by NJCheryl
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Writing - Lefties?
Replies: 11
Views: 6043

Writing - Lefties?

word spacing and lefties? OK - so today we are doing day 14 in MFW1 - the first day to write down the memory verse and the introduction to using one's finger to put enough space between words. One kid is a righty and no issues with this - the other is a lefty and had a hard time because his right h...
by NJCheryl
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Reading - 2nd-8th grade skills, comprehension
Replies: 41
Views: 17562

Re: Question about independent reading...

I definitely think it depends on each child and their ability. My son is in 3rd and he has been doing most of his reading in his head since 2nd grade. He was reading chapter books fluently in 1st grade. I check his comprehension and remind him if he is unsure of a word that he comes to ask me. I als...
by NJCheryl
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** MFW-K Units - Special memories
Replies: 28
Views: 19768

a K moment

My k'er brought tears to my eyes when she was saying the blessing before lunch yesterday. We are on day 5 of the creation intro. In her prayer she said "Thank you, thank you, thank you for the 7 days you made." Well I almost fell to pieces. Just thought I would share my proud mommy moment.