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by Cyndi (AZ)
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Does this add a lot to the program?
Replies: 31
Views: 12801

Re: MFW K minimal order and a few ?

albanyaloe wrote:I'm looking forward to those Bible lessons and the time with her. I think that combined with Mommy time, is just what she's needing, perhaps, dare I say, more so than academics at this stage.
YES!!! (Hitting the invisible "like" button.) :-)
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Does this add a lot to the program?
Replies: 31
Views: 12801

Re: MFW K minimal order and a few ?

will I be okay with ordering the Basic edition, the dinosaur book, the 2 Cuisanairre items and Classics cd? Also, I've read the old posts about placement and have learnt the hard way about pushing children who are not ready. But just need reassuring, she reads phonetic words, if they're long by sou...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Fractions
Replies: 6
Views: 3321

Re: Fractions

Right now, at age 11.... it is an abstract concept that fractions = decimals = percents. That's a tough tough toughie...... it's very abstract for 11 year old. It will come later to him... What I did to help my middle gal on that? I bought color coded fraction tiles, decimal tiles, percent tiles. T...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Fractions
Replies: 6
Views: 3321

Re: Fractions

Money always works around here! LOL! I don't know why - maybe I'm raising a shopper. The other night, dd was watching Shark Tank with dh. (Now there's a fun daddy-daughter date!) Based on the deal, the guy ended up making 35% of $6M. When dd asked how much that was, and since I was eavesdropping and...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - How much time daily for ECC?
Replies: 37
Views: 16105

Re: How long is a day with ECC?

I'm going to try to answer in detail and see if that helps - it may be more confusing. It takes until about Week 5 in ECC to feel like you've got your groove. (The first 2 weeks are really different from the rest of the year.) Bible - 15min, 5 x week Geography - 15min table time + 15min book basket,...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Drawing with Children - Ideas and experiences
Replies: 24
Views: 10095

Re: Excited for Drawing with Children

That's so awesome, Casey! I loved DWC - I did everything in it along with my dd. :-) I had never really had any art training, either. I took engineering drafting in college, but was never "artsy." Four years later, I'm taking a painting class once per month and really enjoying creating my own artwor...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Do I need this for a good speller?
Replies: 17
Views: 7951

spelling or just busy work?

My son will be in 6th grade and is a very good speller. In his writing he usually has no spelling errors. He loves anything to do with words... spelling bees, scrabble, banangrams, dictionaries etc.. So my question is what do I do with him in spelling? I feel like it is just busy seat work for him....
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia Anatomy vs. RtR
Replies: 24
Views: 9288

Re: Adding Apologia Anatomy to RTR? Thoughts?

My dd did Apologia Anatomy this past year for 4th grade in a co-op setting in addition to doing CTG as written at home. She had a lot of homework (reading and notebooking) and did science experiments and projects in class once per week. Honestly, I believe the Anatomy is a full 1-year program and yo...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia Anatomy vs. RtR
Replies: 24
Views: 9288

Re: Adding Apologia Anatomy to RTR? Thoughts?

My dd did Apologia Anatomy this past year for 4th grade in a co-op setting in addition to doing CTG as written at home. She had a lot of homework (reading and notebooking) and did science experiments and projects in class once per week. Honestly, I believe the Anatomy is a full 1-year program and yo...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 26305

Any recommendations for summer reading?

I really feel like my daughter has missed some great stuff in K and 1st! What would you recommend we pick up, as individual items, from those two curriculums to do over the summer? Bible? Any great readers? summer reading from the library for a 2nd grade girl who didn't do MFW1--- The Ant and the G...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Balancing high school with youngers
Replies: 29
Views: 7447

Re: Could y'all help me organize my day?

I realize I may have made it sound like my life is SO much harder than everyone else's. "oh, woe is me, what shall I do?". But be assured I don't feel that way. no, you didn't come across that way at all! It sounds like you've got a great family and are making some great decisions. I know there's o...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Balancing high school with youngers
Replies: 29
Views: 7447

Could y'all help me organize my day?

Well, it looks like we will start school The 26th. My husband was supposed to come back from working in TX on July 3rd, but his job has asked him to stay until September. 8O ;( what a gut wrenching decision we had to make, but if you are familiar with Dave Ramsey's philosophy....we are living like ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - What does your day look like in ECC?
Replies: 13
Views: 4809

ECC: Is the Week 9 sample schedule a typical week?

Trying to figure out what the workload will be like for my boys but I don't have a TM yet.... Does that sample schedule reflect a typical week's work? I just flipped through my ECC TM and I would say that week 9 is pretty typical. It's a little light in Bible compared to later weeks, but the worklo...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Thu May 31, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 22397

Re: Testing and Placement

I'm so happy to read that you're breathing in and out and relaxing! :) My heart was just breaking for you and it's so hard to "sound" encouraging with typing sometimes. MUS works for a lot of people. If it's something you really feel led to try, then go for it. I do suggest praying about your choice...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed May 30, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Magazines - God's World News, More
Replies: 35
Views: 13811

Re: God's World News Magazine?

My dd (age 10yo now) has always enjoyed her magazines. She rereads them a few times, shares them with Papa, etc. I believe that she learns a lot from it. For example, in this months GWN, I learned that Canada is going to stop making pennies. There will no longer be pennies in Canada anymore. Interes...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed May 30, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 22397

Re: Testing and Placement

Because MFW doesn't have achievement testing, I downloaded Lifepac's placement test, to assure that our kids had learned the basic standards of education. Forgive me for being really, really blunt, but placement tests are not achievement tests. Lifepacs are designed to teach sentence diagramming at...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat May 26, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 49250

Re: Box day question

Yep -- what Trish said. ;) :-)

This is the first year that dd hasn't sat in the box after taking all of the books out. :( Time flies and they grow up so fast . . .
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat May 26, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - Must I start in fall & end in spring?
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

Schedule - Must I start in fall & end in spring?

CTG planning question When should we start CTG so that the weeks line up with the holidays? Hopefully that doesn't come across OCD. :-) we have never started on schedule and stayed on schedule. LOL. But this is the year! We did some fabulous catching up this year with ds and I'm super excited that ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri May 25, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 19989

Re: OT: Helping Parents while Homeschooling

I haven't other than preparing meals and making phone calls, and occaisionally going along to the doctor's office. My folks are down the street and I can easily check on them at whatever time of day is convenient. They do not need in home care, but I know that day may come in the near future. There ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed May 23, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - When would MFW cover these?
Replies: 84
Views: 29393

Re: PE

Be an example.... don't just take them to the park and sit in the shade with your friends.... get up and play. This is so true!!! When I'm hanging out in the shade chatting with other moms, my dd and all her girlfriends go sit under the play structure and have a "club." If we gals stroll around the...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon May 21, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 38564

Re: ECC - a quick ?

I will get to work on my terrible foreign accents.... ;) well, you better!!! LOL! 8[] then there was the time we took "Norwegian Cruise Lines" to get to Norway . . . 2 seconds after loading the ship, my dd asked, "Which way to the spa?" LOL!!! 8[] I had to use a dorky Norwegian accent and give her ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon May 21, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 14237

Re: What are the best things about Adventures?

1) I've read a lot of comments to the effect that Adventures is a "fun year". Can you give examples of what makes it fun? Cooking Johnny Cakes and carrying the leftovers off to the Civil War (the family room and stuffed animals), floating Christopher Columbus' ships made from aluminum foil in the b...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri May 18, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 17960

Re: Science in the 5-year cycle ?

I think the ECC science could really stretch him at this point, without it being too much, which would be good for him. I hope it isn't too much though for dear second born. Crystal linked to an awesome post about using POE. I just wanted to chime in here a bit and say not to discount the Complete ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Thu May 17, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 39
Views: 15140

Re: 5 year cycle?

It does help me see it Crystal. Thank you. Somehow when I look at what you just typed it is an 'Oh' two 2/3 years of OT and then a lot of NT throughout the program; that makes sense. I was really struggling to phrase the question, so you did well pulling out of it what I was asking. I was marching ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Thu May 17, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Quality expectations 1st-8th
Replies: 27
Views: 7801

Re: How do I know if my 2nd grader is doing o.k.?

Warning, cute grandson story: One night I was reading as my grandson went to sleep and he came over and peered at my book, peered at my face, and asked what I was doing. I said I was reading. He looked back & forth again and said, "No, you're not. I see your mouth. It's not reading." Oh, I'm in lov...