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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: 1469

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: 1808

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: 1161

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: 1180

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: 1661

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: 1661

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: 1144

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: 2332

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: 1042

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: 2940

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
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Field Trip ideas - Milwaukee
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Re: Need Field Trip ideas - Milwaukee

What a wonderful plan! I was going to mention being sure to spend some time on the great lake there, but it sounds like that Discovery museum has a ship replica right on the lake, with info about shipping and the great lakes - so cool! Have fun, and share when you get back if you'd like!
Julie
by Julie - Staff
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Field Trip ideas - Milwaukee
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Re: Need Field Trip ideas - Milwaukee

Sorry no one in the Milwaukee area seemed to be online when you needed them! I'm curious now whether you found the greatest field trips in Milwaukee :)

Julie
by Julie - Staff
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: U.S. History high school
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

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: 1722

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: 1544

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: 1429

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: 1281

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: Main Board
Topic: Subtraction trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Re: Subtraction trouble

Hi Sarah, It sounds like you're doing a good job of touching on the tough stuff and then backing away for some encouragement. In some cases, learning just involves exposure over and over until the brain settles the information into its place, and then it becomes easy. When you see a double-digit sub...
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: 2856

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/products/21/Language-Arts/ How ...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help! I am overwhelmed!
Replies: 10
Views: 3653

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: 1975

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
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WHL updates etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: WHL updates etc.

Hi Lori, A little known fact is that I have archived conversations about updates over the years into one thread in each program's archive, and I've summarized those conversations in the first post. They are harder to find now that a software upgrade bumped the archives onto two pages. But just a lit...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LLFT Grade level question
Replies: 1
Views: 1200

Re: LLFT Grade level question

Hi Beth, Typically, we recommend using LLFT at the student's grade level. So, when you began LLFT-2 in the middle of the year, we might have suggested you begin in the middle of the book - only going back to earlier lessons when you saw a need to go over a certain topic. Then, the student would begi...
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: 2856

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
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: AHL notgrass edition question?
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

Re: AHL notgrass edition question?

Hi again Ashleye! Since it's so quiet, I thought I'd throw out some thoughts to get you started. My son used the "old" edition of Notgrass, and I don't think he was lacking anything :) There were photos in the book - they just weren't in color. Here are the updates, according to the Notgrass website...