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by Buttercup78
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare Adventures to Years 4-5
Replies: 1
Views: 2865

Re: Beefing up Adventures

OK that definitely helps. I didn't realize there was so much world history alongside the American history there. Thanks so much.
by Buttercup78
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 37509

Re: Books for boys?

Bill Myers has a good series about a kid named Wally McDougal.
by Buttercup78
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 35077

Re: My Fathers World Vs. Rod and Staff

I am another one who uses R&S for Language Arts/English and MFW for everything else. I don't start R&S LA until grade 2, though.
by Buttercup78
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 53169

Re: Cardstock foldable timeline ?

For 1st grade, I colored and laminated each piece and used velcro on a tri-fold presentation board. The kiddos never looked at it! This year for CTG, I took a plastic page protector and cut off all but an inch long-ways, so I was left with the 3-hole part plus an inch of clear plastic (two layers). ...
by Buttercup78
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Help with specific instructions
Replies: 20
Views: 11716

Re: CTG: English From The Roots Up Sentences

I have a 2nd-grader, and a 4th-grader with writing issues, so I have them each do one sentence using their choice of word from the list.
by Buttercup78
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 26738

Re: 1st day of school ideas

Here is our new 1st day of school tradition [Rainbow Resource]
It's called "My Yearbook" and I paid less than $2 each at our HS convention. The kids love them!
by Buttercup78
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 37955

Re: New homeschooler needs encouragement

I am certain that if you sat in the public school with a stopwatch and timed the number of minutes that each child is engaged in actual learning as opposed to waiting on the other kids, transitional times, busy work, etc. you would be surprised. I firmly believe that 2 hours of solid learning at hom...
by Buttercup78
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 18353

66 books

When I was looking over my 1st grade TM, I noticed that one of the upcoming days includes a brief mention of the 66 books of the Bible. My two littles are tagging along and I thought it would be fun to have something extra for them to do (nothing highly involved here). I am looking for something to...
by Buttercup78
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Balancing high school with youngers
Replies: 29
Views: 7542

Anyone going to run 3 programs at once?

I am looking at having a dd in AHL, middle 2 children in CTG, and youngest in K. How doable is this without going crazy? Well your high school student would be mostly independent, so you shouldn't have a problem. I have 2 in CTG and 1 in K this year also. You may want to start your oldest a week or...
by Buttercup78
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 46732

ECC/ Hero Tales question

We just started doing Hero Tales yesterday. Today we had to write the character trait down and file it under the Bible section of our notebook. My question is... Are we only supposed to write the character trait name down? Or do we also write out a definition? The manual said it's multi- purposeful...
by Buttercup78
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - History (Notgrass,Pharaohs,AnswersBk,Maps)
Replies: 24
Views: 9500

Re: ahl question

I don't have a high school student at the moment, but I DO own that book. I agree there are some things that are even difficult for an adult to understand at times! I think it's a great idea to read it aloud or together, especially so you can discuss the information!
by Buttercup78
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Magazines - God's World News, More
Replies: 35
Views: 13951

God's World News?

How do you use it in your family? We just got our first issues and I've read through them (5th, 2nd and prek) and really like them! Do you just give it to then to read on their own? Do you read it with them? Do you have the kids compare the info they've learned in their own respective issues? Just ...
by Buttercup78
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lunch & Breakfast
Replies: 38
Views: 13903

Re: Quick & Easy Lunch Ideas

We also do the "cheese roll-ups" when we're low on groceries. If I have refried beans on hand, I will add that on them. PB&J with fruit, canned soup, leftovers (especially spaghetti). They love "buttered noodles" as someone else mentioned. Right now my kids make their own lunch (well, the older 7yo ...
by Buttercup78
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 32460

Re: White Board or Chalk Board or None at all?

I recommend white boards in whatever size you will use. We have a 4'x8' one on our schoolroom wall that we use for different things (calendar, demonstrations, just fun drawing time) and some personal-size ones that have handwriting lines on them for practicing writers. I also have smaller one I use ...
by Buttercup78
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Feasts - Skipping/subbing/changing weeks
Replies: 15
Views: 6095

Re: Skipping the feasts (gasp)

Thank you. I read through those links and links off links. I see "Fiddler on the Roof" recommended, so there's one movie! I will read through as we go and see what things we can do simply to get the ideas of each celebration.
by Buttercup78
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 14995

Re: Butterfly Garden Question

Thanks to the poster who pointed out that sometimes these experiments can end up being sad :( When we did the butterflies, my then 4-going on 5-year old was extremely sensitive. When our butterflies "hatched", one of them didn't come out the whole way - it was like he was stuck and only half develop...
by Buttercup78
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - What skills should be mastered?
Replies: 41
Views: 16162

advanced Kindergardner???

My daughter is 5, she will be 6 the beginning of january 2013x. I was planning on doing MFWK with her this year but im beginning to question if its going to be way to easy for her, she already knows all letters, how to write them, all letter sounds, vowels and can read most step1 books. she knows h...
by Buttercup78
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - (English from the Roots Up) - How does MFW use this?
Replies: 6
Views: 7306

EFTRU in CtG

Are all the Greek roots used from EFTRU? I don't feel like taking the time to go through the manual and count ;) Edited to add: Well, I guess I'm impatient. I decided to count. There are 37 Greek roots in EFTRU and they are all used in CtG. Some of the weeks double up and do 2 words instead of just ...
by Buttercup78
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 12558

Adventures -Order extra student sheets for my preschoole

This will be our first year using MFW, and I'm very excited! It really seems like the curriculum will fit our needs. We're going to begin Adventures in August with my 3rd grader and use the preschool package with my 3 1/2 year old (and possibly a 2 y/o and 3 y/o I may be babysitting). Do I order ex...
by Buttercup78
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 37509

Re: Any recommendations for summer reading?

Our evaluator just recommended a website classical homeschooling . org that has a page called "1000 good books" and they are categorized by age/grade and type.
by Buttercup78
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Dads - What can they do to help teach MFW?
Replies: 32
Views: 14781

Re: Husband helping with Proverbs work in First! So excited!

That is just so precious! My husband has been my "substitute teacher" a few times and enjoyed it, and so did the children.
by Buttercup78
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 26471

Re: teaching 2nd and 1st (and preschooler and toddler)?

My children were those ages 2 years ago and we did Adventures. My 5yo tagged along with most everthing. For her math we used MFW 1st (since we already had it) and for language we ended up using Rod & Staff. So I guess that doesn't answer your question, but that's how we did it.
by Buttercup78
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 27914

Re: How do you do school?

We just go down the list also but some days either they or I am DONE at a certain point in the day and the rest gets pushed off to the next day and catch up on Friday or sometimes it just gets skipped. We do our History or Geography first so we don't get off track with that.
by Buttercup78
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - K-8 daily time frame (author response)
Replies: 45
Views: 15924

Re: 34 wks?!

It bugs me when curriculums schedule 180 days. We are required 180 days, so if you do the whole curriculum, you've got no days for field trips and stuff like that. I am amazed at people who are trying to figure out how to fill the extra days - I am always trying to pare down the work to 160 or 170 w...