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by scmlg
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Encouragement - How do you wait to start homeschooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 4294

Re: How do you wait?

LOL You sound just like me! When my now 11 and 9 year old was your kids' ages, I planned their ENTIRE education out on paper through high school. I felt that calling when they were 2 and just knew we were to home school, so I was so impatient! All I can tell ya, is just let them play. Enjoy playing ...
by scmlg
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Grades 2 to 8...isn't that an awfully large span?
Replies: 31
Views: 11832

Re: I need help with teaching 2 children the 5 yr. cycle.

I used Adventures with my then 1st and 3rd grader. I just added phonics for the 1st grader via library books and basic materials. Since I had already taught the 3rd grader to read I felt confident to do it that way. It worked great for us. Adventures is a great program, a lot fun.
by scmlg
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing, Tips for argumentative essays?
Replies: 16
Views: 6783

Re: AH&L Argumentative Paper?

I like this very much. :-) Think of it like this. We are God's temple. He gave us different gifts. He wants us to use those gifts as good stewards. What is we were doing something to harm the temple and the result was going to be that we couldn't use that gift any longer??? Lots to think about for s...
by scmlg
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing, Tips for argumentative essays?
Replies: 16
Views: 6783

AHL - Writing, Tips for argumentative essays?

AH&L Argumentative Paper? Wow, it's been a while since I've been here. The board looks different :) I have a question for anyone who can help me with AH&L. My DD is trying to come up with a topic for her Argumentative paper. She originally wanted to write it on whether or not monkeys know right fro...
by scmlg
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 26435

Re: Incentives

Last year I made up an "attitude chart". Nothing has worked better. Instead of taking items away, they earned their privileges. I set it up with 20 squares... (5x4) for the school days. 5 stickers earned them something... Their DS's, computer time, friends over, Wii time, and so forth. You think of ...
by scmlg
Thu May 01, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 16666

I don't want to cheat my boys out of a good education by skipping things that are necessary. So I guess I'm looking for suggestions on how to fit more in our day as well as what we should make it a point to do each day/week. Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:52 pm We do all our read aloud books and even ...
by scmlg
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 35908

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:50 pm So far, I've just been writing very small, their initials plus lesson number. So mine would just look like this... ccg 12 ktg 10 csg 8 just very small. Really, I only do it on Mondays even, to tell myself where we are. For our portfolio, I just insert samples of the...
by scmlg
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Timeline - What does yours look like?
Replies: 24
Views: 15565

CTG Timeline?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:38 pm We use one whole wall of our basement for our timeline. It is such a great visual while going through History. We added our CtoG pieces right along side of our Adventures, and assume we'll do the same for every unit. We don't do them one at a time though, our first ...
by scmlg
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** Blessed Adventures** Users share their experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 12005

Re: Adventures is great!!!

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:02 pm We adored Adventures. We did it last year, and I just can't say enough wonderful things about it. It was our first year with MFW, and our best homeschool year! We moved away from a public school like textbook/worksheet program to MFW last fall. WOW was our year diff...
by scmlg
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 19674

What a difference MFW is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:44 pm As you all know we left a Charter school one week ago, and have started MFW. They were using textbooks plus I was expected to teach the state test to my 3rd grader. So, Day 3 of MFW today, and what a difference! I know many of you warned that they start of slow, but either ...
by scmlg
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 2nd grader - Adventures vs. ECC
Replies: 52
Views: 16576

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:30 am I wanted to jump in and agree with the others. I wouldn't/didn't skip Adv. So far we love it so much! My oldest (8) could have easily done "harder" work, but we are learning so much. The way it is weaving Christ throughout, the depth of History, and all the project...
by scmlg
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 20315

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:02 pm We do it just slightly different. I read all the words in one list 4 days a week. If they miss a word, I stop have them cross out the word and write it correctly next to it. Then we continue till the list is done. They turn their papers over, write the incorrect wor...
by scmlg
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 19157

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:20 pm If we don't start at the same time, pretty much early in the morning, then our day is a lot more hectic. They do much much better if by 9:30 we are actually working. If we go beyond that, they've played to much and just aren't in the mood to work. Same goes with ch...
by scmlg
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Notebooking - How does MFW utilize this?
Replies: 6
Views: 4911

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:58 am As the parent, you'll get to say what notebooking is to you. What I have my kids do is first draw me a picture of what we just learned. Then they have to write a sentence telling me about the picture. My 4th grader has to write me 4 sentences, and my 2nd grader wri...
by scmlg
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - When would MFW cover these?
Replies: 84
Views: 26203

Safety

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:45 pm
We have found some great safety/stranger videos at our library. There were two different ones, with different approaches even.
by scmlg
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Was The Children's Homer difficult?
Replies: 21
Views: 9180

We are reading it right now with my 8 and almost 10 year old. They love it.
by scmlg
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to earlier MFW programs - A big transition?
Replies: 32
Views: 11677

We are doing CtG this year, and really it's still boils down to teach them to read, write and do math. You'll be fine. I had a newborn last year and a toddler this year. May I just say, the toddler is harder! LOL Really, at least while he was an infant he was sleeping or nursing, quiet for both. Now...
by scmlg
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Concerns
Replies: 20
Views: 8102

Ideas when child prefers phonics/math and not unit studies

My 6 year old absolutely LOVES all the phonics & math in MFWK. He loves using the textured letters & doing the pages, etc. But when it comes to doing any kind of art/craft or activity/game, he's totally not interested. I don't want to skip it, but what else do I do? Every kid is going to have their...
by scmlg
Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (Marie's Mom)
Replies: 12
Views: 9913

God is so very good. Thank you for sharing, Marie, and know that you will all be in my prayers. I'm so very thankful for your family already, and I'm glad to hear that God is allowing you to feel and know His presence during this time. Hugs to you all.
by scmlg
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Magnet kit questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3440

Same here, we ended up opening it early. Just be careful not to let them lose anything! LOL
by scmlg
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - MFW reminded me how wonderful it is!
Replies: 6
Views: 4116

I love our library, I've not had trouble finding books at all for MFW.

Just an FYI, I even got Hooked on Phonics that the kids do on the computer. My boys think it's all fun and games, but it's helping to build their vocabularies as well. LOL
by scmlg
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Whoever said MFW was light has never done it!
Replies: 6
Views: 6804

Same here.. we did Adventures last year with my sons. They loved it, as did I. Very rich and so many great stories!
by scmlg
Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 29124

I was in your shoes last year being new to MFW. Let me assure you that it was our best year. It was my 4th year homeschooling, we were with a textbook approach, but WOW, did we have fun with Adventures. We learned so much, read sooo many wonderful books, and just enjoyed it thoroughly. WELCOME to yo...
by scmlg
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Creation to the Greeks -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 24675

Wow. We start on Monday, and I can't wait!
by scmlg
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 28225

Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books

I am in the midst of looking at my school set-up knowing that what I have going right now is just not working anymore. What do some of you use for your children's space... dining room table, one big table elsewhere in the house, desks, small tables for each child? I can think of nice ideas but the ...