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by Julie - Staff
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Talk to me about science experiments in ECC
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Re: Talk to me about science experiments in ECC

Hello, While you wait for moms who are using ECC now to have a chance to reply, I thought I'd start the conversation. The AIG book, Properties of Ecosystems , has a hands-on activity in each unit. We recommend that younger students focus on these activities, since the reading can be a little dense a...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Saxon Dive CD on YouTube!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1735

Re: Saxon Dive CD on YouTube!?

Hi again,

The office staff has talked with DIVE and confirmed that the DIVE videos posted on YouTube are samples and not the complete series.

It seems nice to have the substantial samples, to help see their value in teaching Saxon math!

Julie
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Saxon Dive CD on YouTube!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1735

Re: Saxon Dive CD on YouTube!?

Hello, Interesting to see those videos. I'm in conversation with the office about this, to see if anyone there can add anything. And maybe now that the holidays are winding down, someone on the Message Board who's using this right now will chime in here as well (alas, my youngest is a junior in coll...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using High School level for an Advanced Middle Schooler
Replies: 2
Views: 2002

Re: Using High School level for an Advanced Middle Schooler

Hi and welcome to homeschooling! So glad to hear you're loving it already! I agree with Trish - MFW high school programs are not recommended for younger students. Using our high school programs for advanced students has been tried and just has not produced the fruit that the programs were designed t...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need some help with math, English, and pre-adolescence!
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Re: Need some help with math, English, and pre-adolescence!

Hi Beth, Age 11... I just had to chime in since my grandson just turned 11 and my daughter commented on how he doesn't seem like the same kid! (He does to me, but kids are different with their Nana :) ) I imagine there are all kinds of changes going on inside these preteens. In one of my favorite se...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Adventures in US History plus other Timelines
Replies: 5
Views: 2726

Re: Adventures in US History plus other Timelines

It's even possible that you could fit those separate countries' timelines all together at the end, especially if you write dates on the pieces. That would be fun!! I like the idea of adding each country to the timeline as you finish and review :) You'll need to decide which events and/or people you...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help fitting it all in!
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Re: Need help fitting it all in!

It sounds like 3 hours of math is a problem, with everyone exhausted by then. I might focus on that first. Would any of these help pare down math time to an hour (including math facts)? If you have dawdlers, can you just allow a reasonable time frame and then have them do the rest in the evening as ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First grade week 4 bean seeds question
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Re: First grade week 4 bean seeds question

Hi Grace, While you wait for replies, I wonder if you've already read this archived thread? https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=14011&p=31692#p31692 It sounds like dark and warm are key (similar to the environment of a seed underground), as well as soaking them overnight first? Someone e...
by Julie - Staff
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using Drawing with Children
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: Using Drawing with Children

On page 66 of Drawing With Children, under "The Duplication Warm-up", it says to make yourself a master copy of blank squares. Do I create this master copy myself? And then further down, it states I am supposed to make up "duplication warm-ups" and "matching warm-up" on these copies of blank square...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using Drawing with Children
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: Using Drawing with Children

Hi Rachel, Hugs for the start of the year! Feel free to call the office and talk through these lessons. Meanwhile, some thoughts about your specific questions: 1. I am not sure what week you are on, but Drawing With Children (DWC) does have some optional reading at the beginning of the year, which y...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New handwriting book?
Replies: 1
Views: 1718

Re: New handwriting book?

Yes, Cursive Connections has gone out of print. Marie Hazell has selected Handwriting 3 as a replacement, because it teaches cursive in a very similar way. It is also colorful, which some children will enjoy. Here is a link: http://www.mfwbooks.com/item/30027/Handwriting-3-Cursive/ HTH, Julie
by Julie - Staff
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using MFW K for an older child with ASD?
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

Re: Using MFW K for an older child with ASD?

Hello, Although we do not have a special needs consultant on staff, we do like to look at the "whole child" when making all placement decisions. Academics is of course one facet of a child's development, but we also look at physical development (sitting, writing), social/emotional development (liste...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Thinking ahead: CtG and K
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Re: Thinking ahead: CtG and K

I'll start the brainstorming. Here are a couple of things that come to my mind. 1. Doing the Bible reading in CTG together as a family in the evening takes some of the pressure off during the school day. It's special to have the whole family reading the Bible together, and that might also get the li...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WHL-Julius Caesar
Replies: 9
Views: 4652

Re: WHL-Julius Caesar

I agree that watching Shakespeare can be a great help. Shakespeare was written to be watched, so it makes sense that it's more fun to watch than read Shakespeare. However, some people get intimidated by watching Shakespeare, especially if they are not used to interpreting different accents or region...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: U.S. History high school
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

Re: U.S. History high school

Glad to hear! :-)
by Julie - Staff
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: U.S. History high school
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

Re: U.S. History high school

United States History Answer Key for Tests (4th edition)

Blue paper cover, visible here:
http://www.mfwbooks.com/item/18704/Unit ... ry-Answer/

I stored mine in a folder with the tests - maybe yours are also stored with your tests?

Julie
by Julie - Staff
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Juggling different levels
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

Re: Juggling different levels

Hello and welcome, It's been fun to read about your family and your experience as a homeschooler today. I thought I'd bump up your question by adding a couple of things that we typically recommend. 1. We recommend always teaching reading and math individually. There are many fun activities in K/1st ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: AHL & math questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

Re: AHL & math questions

I think your plan to avoid frustration is reasonable. He's spent a long time on Algebra now, and maybe it's best for him to just keep on going. This is actually a topic of discussion for teachers all over. I remember discussing it in the past and coming up with some reasons why it seems the current ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WHL- Supply list available?
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Re: WHL- Supply list available?

Not sure if this is too late, but I'll try: 1. A New Testament that can be marked in, and possibly 8 crayons for marking. 2. 3-ring notebook, lined and unlined paper, or your preference for history and English work. 3. Optional index cards if you want your student to work on vocabulary in any subjec...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 2B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Subtraction trouble

My daughter ended last year halfway through Singapore 2B, so we just picked up where we left off. She's starting 3rd grade and is pretty good at math, unless it has to do with subtraction with regrouping. I think she must have just convinced herself she's bad at that because she gets frustrated wit...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 4th grader and 8th grader.....need some help!
Replies: 8
Views: 4257

Re: 4th grader and 8th grader.....need some help!

There is some info on the website about just this situation. It can be a bit hard to locate amidst all of the different language arts information, for all the families in different situations, but it is on the Language Arts page under the FAQ: https://www.mfwbooks.com/cat/21/Language-Arts/ How do I ...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help! I am overwhelmed!
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

Re: Help! I am overwhelmed!

Hi Grace :) You are in a busy season of life, and starting a new school year which is always an adjustment. It makes total sense that you need to continue school after lunch, since 4 hours of school are unlikely to happen without interruption right now. While you wait for busy families like yours to...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Nature Study placement?
Replies: 5
Views: 2855

Re: Nature Study placement?

Not sure if Friday is an option for you? There is a paragraph in the front of the CTG Teacher's Manual (under Teaching Tips / Science) about Nature Walks, and it mentions Fridays as a possibility. Fridays are typically light, as long as you don't have outside activities planned for that day. (Well, ...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 4th grader and 8th grader.....need some help!
Replies: 8
Views: 4257

Re: 4th grader and 8th grader.....need some help!

i agree with Lourdes - ECC was a very different year when my son did it in 3rd grade (fairy tales, dress-up, nature walks) vs. 8th grade (country reports, digging into details like population comparisons, research in Exploring World Geo). I posted some of the things he enjoyed digging into in 8th on...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Special Needs - User experiences with MFW Language Arts
Replies: 21
Views: 8780

Choosing the correct langauge lessons for today

Any help choosing the correct language lessons for today for special needs kids who are not at grade level? Hi Ashleye, Language Lessons can be done orally for students who learn better that way. Or, it's possible your son needs to be placed at the grade level that matches his abilities rather than...