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by hollybygolly
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Book Subs - Suggestions if we've recently read an RTR book
Replies: 15
Views: 11054

Re: Substitute for Door in the Wall? (RtR)

Completely slipped my mind to check the booklist in the back! !! I'll do that~and I'll look into those other suggestions too. Thanks again!
by hollybygolly
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 23881

Re: Commentary for Matthew?

Holly, how does hubby feel about the New King James? It is pretty much the same text but in modern English. It is much easier to understand than Old English and my DH and I have found it to be the closest true translation from the KJ. My DH preaches out of the NKJ. We have a lot of older 'purists' ...
by hollybygolly
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Supplies - EX1850
Replies: 16
Views: 10116

Re: Complete book of Animals- should I purchase a second boo

I agree...I teach twins and my 1st grader tags along when interested...for the small price of the book, it was well worth it to buy 3 copies and have them each do the pages they want (which for the third graders is EVERY SINGLE PAGE!!). They love this book! ~Holly
by hollybygolly
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Do you recommend this for MFW-1?
Replies: 19
Views: 11041

MFW1 Introduction to the Orchestra

If you used this w/MFW1, what did you think? I'm on the fence about buying it for my son who is 6. Hi Marcee~ This is a nice, gentle intro. to musical instruments. We used it on Exploration Day. We'd read about one of the instruments in the coloring book, and then I'd play the CD while they colored...
by hollybygolly
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: My Plant
Replies: 4
Views: 6712

Re: My Plant

Beautiful post, Marie! What a great reminder!! ~Holly
by hollybygolly
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Worldview - Important growing lessons in CTG
Replies: 18
Views: 8177

Re: Question about CtoG...

Thanks ladies, I feel reassured. My hesitancy came from a comment from a friend who uses another curriculum that introduces ancient cultures and religions very early on, but not from a Biblical mindset. It kind of got me wondering...however, I should have known that MFW would introduce it in a God h...
by hollybygolly
Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Advanced assignments?
Replies: 19
Views: 11098

Re: ECC 2nd Edition Question...

Thank you ladies! That was does look like a very fun year! I'm terrible with geography, so I'm excited to learn along with my children. :) Blessings~holly
by hollybygolly
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 43232

Re: MFW K at 4 years??

Just popping on to say~Crystal, you have some fabulous ideas for teaching those kiddos on the brink of kindergarten! I love the idea of taking the letter to different parts of the house and putting it on different objects with that same sound. I may borrow some of those for my soon to be 3 year old....
by hollybygolly
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Updates - Editions
Replies: 12
Views: 15101

New Kindergarten Sheets in 2010...

Hi all~ I just wanted to pop on quickly to say that I just received the new kindergarten sheets and they are FABULOUS! Well worth the money...the stories are in color, the short vowel chart is in color, and (a major blessing!), the badges are PREMADE, in color, on cardstock. All you have to do is cu...
by hollybygolly
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: # 8 - Dinosaur
Replies: 40
Views: 43926

Wonderful Dinosaur Dd resource for Kindergarten!!

Hi all~ We're in our Dinosaur unit for Kindergarten and I purchased a book called Danill the Triceratops. It's a beautiful, fun story about a little triceratops who has been asked to go on board Noah's Ark. A great living book, suitable for kindergarten, but my 2nd graders (and myself!) are thorough...
by hollybygolly
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 41454

Re: Our first week of MFWK

So glad to hear that!! :) We're going through it a second time and finding it just as sweet and doable as the first time. Such a gentle and effective way to start the journey of education. God bless you!
by hollybygolly
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 34980

OT: Encouraging an older child who wants to go to ps?

We feel convicted to homeschool our children. Our oldest is starting mfw high school this year and is a very social girl. She likes fashions, she likes friends, she likes getting out of the house, and basically is able to make friends everywhere she goes. I am thinking the social/get-out-of-the-hou...
by hollybygolly
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Academics - Do supplements enhance or burden?
Replies: 11
Views: 10417

Re: Thinking of coming back to MFW

Kathy~ I'm only a few weeks into ADV, and too, have followed MFW's recommendation for grammar and math. Just in the past few weeks, I get the feeling that without adding anything it will be full and rich year of study (I'm assuming you're adding in the Deluxe version items...not sure otherwise as we...
by hollybygolly
Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Preparation - Box Day! and helpful hints
Replies: 38
Views: 18985

Re: Ordered my first ever MFW! Now what?

Mrs. Lilac~ Glad to meet you! We've been doing Adventures for almost a's a very enjoyable program. I did similar to the other ladies: read through the preparation pages, skimmed the history books to get familiar with their layout, and read through the first 2 weeks of curriculum to get a ...
by hollybygolly
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas for using 1st
Replies: 12
Views: 12375

first repeated?

Last year I attempted MFW K with my DD and switched to first. She went back to PS mid year for testing and IEP services. I put her back in K even though they fought me and after she was in class for one day, I was told she was absolutely where she needed to be and would not be doing so well if she ...
by hollybygolly
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do you put into your Files/Folders?
Replies: 18
Views: 11786

Re: file folders

Where are people getting info/brochures/articles to put in their file folders? From anywhere, really. I found some old Zoonooz/Ranger Rick magazines that had a few articles about some of the kindergarten topics. If I happened to see a cheap picture book or little reader that was about one of the to...
by hollybygolly
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Cost - Concerns, Priorities
Replies: 41
Views: 21236

Re: Ever feel guilty buying brand new curriculum?

Crystal's post was right on...I never feel guilty. Money-wise, MFW is one of the most reasonable curriculums out there, especially for what you get, the time you save lesson planning from scratch and how they wisely and generously use our money to further God's Kingdom (isn't that our purpose?)! Als...
by hollybygolly
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Preparation - Box Day! and helpful hints
Replies: 38
Views: 18985

ADV-Preparation tips?

I am preparing for ADV to start in Sept., and I am very excited! Could someone who has recently done ADV or is familiar give me some ideas on what all I need to cover in my preparation? *For instance, how much of the texts did you read before school starts? *Do you have a day of the week you use to...
by hollybygolly
Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Help Getting Started
Replies: 22
Views: 15787

math activities in First?

I've been planning out a schedule for the first few weeks of First. I am finding the number of suggested daily math activities overwhelming. I am assuming that I'm supposed to choose a few to do for a while and then switch it up with a few different ones? - I'm just not even sure where to start. Ca...
by hollybygolly
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Journal/Notebook ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 14402

Re: nature journaling

Since I live in a desert too (high desert in New Mexico) I decided to chime in. :) Some things that you may be able to do: does your city have a botanical garden with some trees? Maybe pick a spot in that garden and go back each week (or at least each season) and document the changes of the trees. G...
by hollybygolly
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I challenge a child who's advanced in math?
Replies: 54
Views: 23460

1st Grade Math Workbook

I did not order the 1st Grade math workbook included in the Deluxe Package ( The Complete Book Of Math ) because we already started with Singapore EarlyBird Series some time back. I am wondering if it makes more sense to just stick with the SM EB Series until completion (then move forward with the ...
by hollybygolly
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Preparation - Box Day! and helpful hints
Replies: 38
Views: 18985

Re: Before starting Adventures?

I'm agreeing with everyone!! I'm fairly new to homeschooling, I'll be starting my 3rd year in July doing Adventures and K again. I made the mistake of reading through those posts %| (which are filled with WONDERFUL ideas!!) and panicked over how to implement both the program AND every single good id...
by hollybygolly
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Narration & Comprehension, plus general K encouragement
Replies: 15
Views: 8848

Re: Reading comprehension for K

Hi all~ I didn't read all the posts, but something that Crystal said took me back to my teaching days. I used to teach kinder/1st grade and one tip I used A LOT to teach and guide to comprehension/retention was asking the question prior to reading. Exactly what Crystal said. It makes the child reall...
by hollybygolly
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Need advanced reading level but young content
Replies: 9
Views: 4474

Re: Some book suggestions?

I have all girls, so if these recommendations are too girly just disregard:

~Young Cam Jensen mysteries
~The Cul-De-Sac Kids
~Janette Oke's Animal Friends
~Encyclopedia Brown (I read these when I was little...can't remember if they're through first)