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by niki
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 1st grader - What to adapt in Adventures
Replies: 22
Views: 11159

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:36 pm Hi. My ds jumped into ADV in 1st with his sister. He flew through K and 1st programs in one year (summer too). I would often write for him (he would dictate to me) his history notebook. Other times I would let him write a one or two sentence summary, but that must h...
by niki
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30248

I will be teaching English twice

The schedule in the TM is great, but it looks to fit better with one student. For example, I will be teaching English twice, so it will take more than 20 minutes. I could have one do book basket while I teach the other, but then that takes away from time for my 1st grader. Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 ...
by niki
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Experiences - MFW High School
Replies: 55
Views: 30426

Praising God with you and agreeing wholeheartedly! I cannot say enough good about our years with MFW. My kids find school so intersting and are so engaged in our study of HIStory and often want me to read more than assigned for one day!
by niki
Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 23787

We are enjoying CTG right along with you. We are finishing up week 11 and the light bulb is going off as they are now connecting Ancient Egypt with Joseph and Moses and it makes it even more interesting. I agree about the amazing conversations we have around our Bible study...God is at work in our h...
by niki
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Supplies - Art - What type of colored pencils? Markers?
Replies: 30
Views: 12460

Cheaper colored pencils?

ICDAT suggests using a more expensive colored pencil such as Scholar Prismacolor. I have looked around and I am either going to spend around $8.00 to have them shipped to me or around $8.00 in gas to drive to the nearest store that carries them. I'm wondering if anyone has used cheaper standard col...
by niki
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Hands-on in CTG - User conversations
Replies: 9
Views: 6004

Hi - we're in week 9 CTG and also haven't done "all" the projects. My kids are now getting more self directed. I was going to post this today because I was soo.. excited and proud that something like this finally happened in MY house!! Book basket has had many science books in it with some simple an...
by niki
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Is it enough for all ages?
Replies: 13
Views: 6854

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 4:08 pm We finished up ECC this year and my kids really enjoyed the science. I had them notebooking at least once a week from their science reading, sometimes each day of the science. They really learned a lot! I was a little leary, but stuck with it and I'm really glad I d...
by niki
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Discussion about the rumor that MFW is "light"
Replies: 45
Views: 21882

Too easy?

Wow! There's SO much info to read thru on this message board! I will be home schooling my kindergartner and third grader. I am leaning towards MFW for my curriculum. The only real complaint I've seen is that some people state it's too easy. For my first year of home schooling, if that ends up being...
by niki
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Ideas for Fall Feasts & Holy Days in CTG
Replies: 49
Views: 36751

Re: Honey cake

We did the given recipe too...the kids ate it, although it wasn't a favorite. But when it was the only dessert they were happy to have it 2 days in row! :)
by niki
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 26189

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:21 pm

Just another idea...my kids love/d reading the science readers from Christian Liberty Press. They are really enjoyable and informative.
by niki
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 28879

I'm using 1st and CTG this year and I'm doing both so far. I love the science in 1st and I don't make my olders sit in on it, it's just something me and the youngest do together (she likes that), but she does join in on science in CTG. This is just the beginning, not sure how long I can pull the 2 s...
by niki
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 23787

Celebrating the Sabbath (Shabbat)

We finished up our first week of CTG with the Sabbath, Friday evening through Saturday evening. At first I thougth it looked like so much to do and prepare that I would skip it (mostly because I work once a week, Friday night shift, 7pm-7am and cooking is not something I enjoy). Our Friday evening d...
by niki
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 25481

We started CTG this morning and the kids were very excited. We'll be finishing off our first day of school with miniature golf and ice cream after dinner tonight.

PS my kids got alarm clocks today for a gift (hahaha)!! They can't wait to "wake up" tomorrow!
by niki
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Grades 2 to 8...isn't that an awfully large span?
Replies: 31
Views: 12783

Watching them grow

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:44 am I encourage you to do ECC too. We are using it this year with my 2nd and 3rd graders (as we did adv last year). They are both doing very well. I've watched them grow in what they are able to do throughout the year too academically, so it's been great. We have one m...
by niki
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 31132

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:56 am Our school room was in a spare room and I LOVED it so much. But God had other plans...we just filled it with 3 lovely little ones (fostering) and school's back in the dining room with its clutter and character - :) You can certainly tell we homeschool when you come ...
by niki
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30248

MFW was made for real life - Kingdom life

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:01 pm Last year we had 2 foster kids in the mix! By God's grace they came to us during the summer (ages 2 & 4) so we had some time to adjust before school started. So we had many interruptions, visits, therapy, and other issues throughout our school year and they were wit...
by niki
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Comparing - Is Singapore Math better?
Replies: 19
Views: 12947

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:10 pm I have to add to the posts that I have 2 dc in Singapore math, two completely different learning styles and math abilities. They both love math this year. This is the first time in 4 years I wasn't counting down the days until schools out to try a new math curriculu...
by niki
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Topics - Do you require on-topic books during BB?
Replies: 5
Views: 3211

Totally agreeing. My dc doing ECC would choose the books I got for K...which is fine, but not every time we do book basket. Thinking of having separate book baskets this fall. One for 1st, one for CTG and one "kids picks" During "book basket" they need to spend their 20 minutes in the "topic" book b...
by niki
Thu May 22, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Schooling on Nice days, Winter blahs
Replies: 17
Views: 9749

School outside!

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:56 pm We did school at the park today. I packed sack lunches, filled backpacks and after the dentist we went to the park - THEY LOVED IT! We didn't accompish everything...but my kids had so much fun (and so did I)!!! Hooray - much relief after hitting a brick wall last we...
by niki
Sun May 18, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 28061

How much of an increase

How much of an increase is there in the "meat" of ECC compared to Adv?? Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:43 pm We are using ECC this year after Adv. Because ECC covers a wide variety of ages, there are many levels of work for your child(ren). I'm using with a 2nd and 3rd grader and will have no problem a...
by niki
Mon May 12, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Preparation & Review - Remember the notes at the beginning of the TM!
Replies: 3
Views: 3226

I actually review the beginning of the TM at least once halfway through the year for the same reason...I tend to find I slacked (unintentionally) on a thing or two. I need to get in the habit of doing it more often, monthly? What do you other's do to make sure you stay on target?!?!? I don't miss an...
by niki
Sun May 04, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Co-op / Synergy - MFW in a group setting, Science fair,
Replies: 38
Views: 14718

How does a typical mfw co-op work?

How does a typical mfw co-op work? Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:23 pm We co-op with 2 other families this year in ECC. I'm sure we'll continue in the years to come as we and our children have enjoyed it so much. We gather every other week for preselected art activities. For the most part we buy suppl...
by niki
Sat May 03, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: 100th Day - Activity Ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 23258

100th Day

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:51 pm

One thing we're looking forward to doing is going to the H.S. football field and running 100 yards!! (we may not see it because of the snow, but still and exciting thing to do!)

We'll be at 100 next Friday - the kids are really looking forward to it!
by niki
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 39485

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:21 pm I use my grid (ok to copy for record keeping per copyright on revised 2007 version). With that said, I have one per student. They keep their own records in their binder for the year. Check what's been done and I (mostly but they can too) fill in the math page #, spe...
by niki
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: ECC inspires family mission trip
Replies: 7
Views: 6253

What an amazing opportunity. I am looking for that too when my kids get a little older. I have a prayer that we will spend one school year (at least) on the mission field. The road ahead of us in in the hands of the Potter. He has a purpose for all these things.

Thanks for the encouragement.