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by ElaineTX
Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Can I add Latin to MFW? (and an alternative suggestion)
Replies: 34
Views: 14748

Re: Latin & Greek Roots, plus Latin?

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:29 pm Here's what we've done: dd -- 3rd grade: start Latin with Prima Latina 4th: Latina Christiana 1 (LC1) + Greek alphabet & sounds 5th (this year): LCII and Elementary Greek 1 (EG1) 6th (next year): continue with EG2 and choose a Latin program. At this point, we're lo...
by ElaineTX
Wed May 28, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other in-depth Christian unit studies?
Replies: 21
Views: 13424

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:58 pm I loved the philosophy behind it. Once I started looking through the sample weeks, though, I had serious reservations. I finally realized that MFW scheduled for me what was recommended for the grammar stage anyway! There is still plenty of school planning for me to ...
by ElaineTX
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How to structure our day
Replies: 15
Views: 9521

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:49 am (My baby is 2.5 now. ) When I found out I was pregnant, I was able to begin school a little early and finish up before she was born. (Truth be told, we weren't quite finished with a few things that ended up being called "done" too once she was born!) Then, I didn't ...
by ElaineTX
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Out with the old... what to save & where?
Replies: 9
Views: 6823

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:29 pm I keep thinking I will take samples of each year's work (and most everything from history and science) to Kinko's and have them spiral bind it with laminated covers. We just started CtG today (!), and so I don't know how much paper we will generate. I would definite...
by ElaineTX
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: History - Does chronological study start with kindergarten?
Replies: 14
Views: 6514

Thanks

Thanks Julie and all! This is our first year with MFW, and I don't know exactly what is included in each year. I look forward to using the younger programs later with my toddler! I really like MFW's history (and geography) progression, and I love the biblical emphasis throughout! Like Tammy, I had r...
by ElaineTX
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: History - Does chronological study start with kindergarten?
Replies: 14
Views: 6514

Here's my understanding.

First, as I understand it (and seems right with my dc), kids younger than about 3rd to 4th grade don't really grasp the concept of a timeline -- or maybe it's that they don't really care about it. The timelines we've been keeping didn't seem to matter to the kids when they were younger! A chronologi...
by ElaineTX
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Is this too much for ages 7-10?
Replies: 18
Views: 8363

GHA

I don't have much experience with it yet, but thought I'd mention that my kids are also 10 & 8 and are enjoying GHA. We are only on week 3, but the lessons haven't been too difficult for them. My 10 yo is especially enjoying it and asking to do another lesson before they are scheduled.
by ElaineTX
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Testing - Panic over low test scores in math
Replies: 9
Views: 6600

Math copybooks?

We have used SM from the beginning and my oldest is finishing 4th grade. This is the first year we have tested and we haven't received the scores yet. I can tell you, though, that my dd did very well on the practice test I gave her and also said the math portion on the actual test was easy. I've bee...
by ElaineTX
Tue May 29, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Long division
Replies: 11
Views: 6611

Long Division

I once heard that there are some math topics that are just not gotten without tears involved -- long division is high on this list! My dd doesn't usually struggle with math (although she's more of a reader/writer type), but long division with SM 3a was tough on her! Once thing I noticed is that the ...
by ElaineTX
Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 18629

Thoughts...

I do a lot of what the others are saying -- rotating kids through time with me/independent work. My kids are 4th, 2nd, and 2 yo. Based on my reading of Managers of Their Homes (www.titus2.com) a few years ago, I wrote out a daily schedule for our school & chore times that included a column for each ...