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by sixtimemom
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 26040

Re: When will my child LOVE to read????

I can't promise your child will LOVE to read but he is still young so keep reading to him and offering him good books. I have three boys and all three were what I call delayed readers. Reading didn't click with them till later...like 10-12 years old. My oldest son graduated last year and he read Ani...
by sixtimemom
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - ECC is ordered, how do I get ready?
Replies: 62
Views: 37342

Re: Great first day with ECC and questions

I found magazines at my library...I think I paid ten cents each

I've also seen magazines at half price books and at thrift stores.
by sixtimemom
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 110527

Fun idea for ECC

Here is a fun idea for those of you in ECC, or like us who have already done ECC I came across a website called Postcrossing.......where you “send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!” Here is the site for you to check it out http://www.postcrossing.com...
by sixtimemom
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - Writing, Tips for argumentative essays?
Replies: 16
Views: 7379

Re: 9th grade argumentative paper

I've had two daughters complete this and both times it was challenging coming up with a topic. First daughter wrote about "the best frozen pizza"... :-) [not deep but definitely debatable] She focused on the price and taste and her personal preference. Second daughter wrote about English being the o...
by sixtimemom
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20649

Re: student materials question

We just completed our first year of MFW doing ECC. I also had three sets of student sheets. I ended up buying one of those small plastic portable file containers. I labeled 36 files with numbers 1-36 to represent each week. I then went and filed each of the student sheets in each file. There is enou...
by sixtimemom
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 44359

Re: Matthew 1, and importance in Bible translation?

Even though we just finished ECC last week, I will share this with my children. In this day and age we really don't talk about someones ancestors or put much importance on it, yet in days gone by it was a big deal. And interestingly enough even in "other cultures" it's still a big deal. There was a ...
by sixtimemom
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 27651

Re: Just curious about some things...

I feel like I've been home schooling for a bazillion years...it's refreshing reading these answers. Figure I'll throw mine into the mix. Do you have your children recite The Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not (if you don't mind sharing)? I think at some point we did but not for long....mainly when...
by sixtimemom
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Computer skills, Typing
Replies: 18
Views: 8579

Re: Computer skills

My oldest daughter went to public school in the 7th grade. They had computer classes in middle school where they learned Word, basic power point, and basic excel, along with typing. My other children have all been home schooled. My oldest son has not had any formal training on the computer but he is...
by sixtimemom
Tue May 04, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Prep - Making copies vs. writing in the book
Replies: 11
Views: 4530

Re: ECC-World Geography book question...what grade level?

The World Geography book is labeled for grades 5-8. My youngest son is 10 and sounds a lot like your son. There were a few of the worksheets that I would have him do, but not enough to justify buying a book for him. One thing I did do is have him do a map outline of the country we were studying. He ...
by sixtimemom
Mon May 03, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - What parts are too young for 7th & 8th
Replies: 15
Views: 6995

Re: ? about ECC

We are finishing up ECC this year and I have three using it...[8th, 6th, and 4th grader] Because they are voracious readers you will be able to fill that need through the book basket. My 8th grader is not a voracious reader so we went lightly but I could have easily went the other direction. And rem...
by sixtimemom
Mon May 03, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Student sheets - Storage?
Replies: 8
Views: 3577

Re: question about notebook pages 1850-Mod.

This was my first year with MFW and we're finishing up ECC. To keep the papers organized I bought a small hanging file plastic tub with locking lid at Wal-mart. I then labeled 36 file folders with numbers 1 - 36 and placed them in the hanging file folder tub. I sorted ALL the papers out before the y...
by sixtimemom
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 23185

Re: which missionary stories to use?

Part of using biographies is to inspire my child that they can grow up to do stuff. http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=5561&p=60328#p60324 Just wanted to chime in that this ^^^^ is why I too love to read biographies to my children. I've read many, many books and I am very partial to the...
by sixtimemom
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 23185

Re: ECC Africa Alternate Missionary Story

Thanks Crystal...It's good to clarify those things for someone who has not read David Livingstone. My personal opinion is......If you haven't read David Livingstone then you should. I totally understand why MFW suggests it for read a loud. David was also an explorer and you learn a lot about Africa....
by sixtimemom
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Missionary books
Replies: 24
Views: 10729

Re: More Africa missionary stories?

We had already read both Lillian the Trasher and David Livingstone stories in previous years. My children asked to read Lillian again. Here is a good biography on Samuel Morris. It is an amazing story. Samuel Morris by W. Terry Whalin I'd love to get my hands on the biography of Samuel Morris. When ...