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by HSmommi2mine
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preschool quandary
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Preschool quandary

You can always just let her listen to read alouds and give her some coloring pages that tie in with big kid stuff but it sounds like you really want her to have a program suited to her specifically. If so, no matter what you do I think you are going to have to enlist the older kids to help out. Whil...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Co-op / Synergy - MFW in a group setting, Science fair,
Replies: 38
Views: 15733

MFW user co-ops?

Does anyone have a MFW user coop in their areas? I was thinking that it would be nice to do field trips and science projects with other families using similar curriculum. But how to find other MFW families in my area? We are not doing a specifically MFW co-op but the co-op is using SOTW for the you...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 31380

New to Unit Studies, love the idea, but have a question

I am new to the MFW forums, but have been reading past posts like crazy. I grew up home schooled (K-12) with my siblings but we didn't have any "fun" curriculum. I have a daughter (5 years), son (3.5) and baby (6 months) and am really excited about the possibility of doing MFW! I spent last Saturda...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri May 06, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Schedule and moving faster
Replies: 15
Views: 4747

Re: Moving on with Singapore going better than expected. Inp

If they want to do more, don't stop them. From experience I will tell you that holding back a child who wants to inhale the information is futile and annoys everyone. Let them fly.
by HSmommi2mine
Thu May 05, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Schedule and moving faster
Replies: 15
Views: 4747

Re: How to handle being "behind" with Singapore Math?

It depends on her tolerance for it and if she really can absorbe multiple lessons a day. At the beginning you may be able to do even more than 2 lessons a day and as you get closer to her actual level you will need to cut back. My middle kid has always done multiple lessons at a time because she lov...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed May 04, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 20145

Re: Considering MFW & Afraid, Plus Dad's sick

My fil had the same kind of cancer a couple of years ago. It is very agressive and he is going to need a lot of help as he does chemo and the surgeries. Remembering this vividly from my own experience, make math and LA as independent as possible. Choose whatever will require the least from you in th...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Way behind, squish or stretch into next year?
Replies: 11
Views: 6739

Re: Important shortening ECC ?

It's pretty easy to do. I took the 2-week segments and just mashed them together. I choose the activities and reading that I thought was going to get me the most bang for my buck (and could be easily accomplished) and just did what I could in one week. If I knew something wasn't going to be especial...
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Tests - Does MFW include this? Do you add tests or review?
Replies: 26
Views: 12944

Re: Should I Start Multi-Age Family Cycle

You can add in the occasional SOTW test once they hit Jr. High and there will be the science tests from Apologia starting in 7th grade, so they will get some practice. No need to test a 3rd grader though.
by HSmommi2mine
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Outlining in MFW?
Replies: 4
Views: 3726

Re: Outlining

The point of outlining: Outlining for a text is a great study tool and it also gets the student looking at the structure of writing, especially the structure of academic writing. In addition, students will soon be doing their own longer academic writing and will need to create pre-writing outlines t...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Co-ops - MFW ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 5666

Re: Highschool Co-op

Probably nothing on high school, but some general MFW co-op ideas may be found here: http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3723 Julie, thank you for that link I read through the whole thing. Carrie and I are setting up the co-op together, along with another friend. It woudl be amazing to s...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Pros & cons for changing the order of the years
Replies: 33
Views: 13961

Re: Please help with choosing curriculum

If it were me I would get the Liberty Kids dvd set for a little fun Am. History over the Summer (the tar and feather show bothers some sensitive kids) and then make sure to really observe and give the history of various national holidays over the next year. You will hit the highlights that way. Then...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30495

Re: Considering MFW, but not sure

I know that it's not the way MFW recommends doing things, but when I had a first grader, I just got her math and LA at her own level and we all did ECC together. I think that you will remember that MFW is very careful about listing anything possibly questionable from a recommended book, in their gui...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing homeschool vs. dual credit college courses
Replies: 35
Views: 13834

Re: Dilema college courses vs. MFW WHL

It's such an individual decision and we are just starting out in the High School years, but we would really like our son to have a chance to just be a high schooler. When he is older, if he really wants to go we will reconsider, but for now giving him the chance to experience high School is the plan.
by HSmommi2mine
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Co-ops - MFW ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 5666

Co-ops - MFW ideas

If you happen to be in Oregon, we are starting a MFW-ish co-op ! ;) First meeting tonight! :-) Oh . . . How I'd love to do a MFW type co-op! That sounds wonderful. I hope your first meeting was fabulous!! Just curious . . . what kind of things are you guys planning? HIgh School will be using AHL and...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - 10th grader new to MFW high school
Replies: 6
Views: 3585

Anyone skip AHL an go straight to WHL?

I am coming to MFW HS a bit late, as my daughter is a Freshman this year. So, we dont have time to get all 4 years in. Just curious if anyone else has done this and how it has gone. Thanks, Jennifer MFW's recommendation is that 10th graders starting the program start with AHL. The history, Bible an...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 36347

Re: So FRUSTRATED

I have found that a reward system is good for younger kids but the older the kids get the more the system needs to skew toward loss of privileges, instead of earning rewards. We had to really think about what each child's "currency" is. My 5 yo still responds to stickers and little prizes. My 9 yo f...
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 27570

Re: Problem Solved!

Friends of ours adopted a little girl when she was 3 yo. She had always had a difficult time in school, LD's and all. When she was 16 they had her evaluated by a specialist who determined that she was really Left handed. Somewhere in her previous life she had been required to switch to being right h...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 3 & 4
Replies: 21
Views: 10794

Re: Story of The World review questions -- as a worksheet?

The tests are not the same as the review questions but they may serve your purposes just fine. I have some typed up for SOTW 3, but not every chapter.
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Story of the World 4
Replies: 13
Views: 5370

Re: Story of The World review questions -- as a worksheet?

The tests are not the same as the review questions but they may serve your purposes just fine. I have some typed up for SOTW 3 as short answer sheets, but not every chapter.
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 35146

Re: How do you run your home?

There are two overarching ways you can clean house. The "flylady" way where you just work on each project a little at a time, do a load or two of laundry each day, give the bathrooms a quick wipe down each day with a clorox wipe as you get out of the shower, that kind of thing. In this method everyt...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Concerns about teaching
Replies: 38
Views: 10725

Re: Singapore/MUS Math ? for Julie in MN and HeyChelle

I didn't read that thread but I use both MUS and Singapore. I have found that different combinations work for different kids. My oldest does well with MUS. It makes sense to him in ways that other programs don't. I use MUS as his main program and we do some CWP from Singapore here and there to expan...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Pros & cons for changing the order of the years
Replies: 33
Views: 13961

Re: Another 5 year cycle question....

If you think it is best for your family you can skip CtG but you might want to look at it ahead of time to be really sure. ECC isn't a 9th grade program though and getting in geography one more time isn't worth skipping AHL or putting off high School level work. The oldest will have already gotten E...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 33299

Re: Day 3, new to homeschooling - don't know if I can do thi

When took our son out of ps after only first grade so he hadn't nearly the time in school that your son has had. On our very first day of homeschooling he cried because I wanted to read on the couch. That year I think I was told by him "that's not the way Mrs. N (first grade teacher) does it, you're...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - Giving each child their own Math/LA -- even twins
Replies: 36
Views: 13395

Re: Trouble in twin-land

Maybe get another phonics program (something inexpensive like The Ordinary Parent's Guide) for Trent and do that with him separately. For him you treat the MFW reading as spelling and Charlie does it at a slightly slowed down pace that matches his reading abilities. The only similar experience I hav...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 26777

How Independent Can Child Be Using 2nd-8th Grade Curricu

I am needing some feedback on how mommy involved the 2nd through 8th 5 year curriculum is. Specifically here are my questions: How much planning is involved? How much mommy involvement there is? How much independent work can they do? My children are ages are 14,10, 6, 4, 2, 1. My 10 year old will b...