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by IdahoGrown
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Can we do MFW without it?
Replies: 36
Views: 12449

Question for those of you who purchase book basket books

Postby IdahoGrown » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:16 am I think I purchased 7 or 8 books to go with the first half of CtoG. What I found is that other than the biblical picture books I got (Joseph and Moses), the chapter books have almost all gone unread...we end up learning a lot just from the MFW history b...
by IdahoGrown
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Can we do MFW without it?
Replies: 36
Views: 12449

Re: Another book basket question

There is a really great book by Lynne Cheney called Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America. It gives details about each state and would allow you to get some details without having to buy more than one book.
by IdahoGrown
Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Being content when the grass starts to look greener :)
Replies: 53
Views: 15720

Re: When to know when MFW isnt for you?

Hi there, This is my 7th year of 'official' homeschooling. Counting preschool stuff, it is the 9th. We started out with basic preschool stuff...fun workbooks, playdoh, a weather chart etc...then we started Sonlight in K. We stuck with Sonlight through Core 4. This year we switched to MFW and it is o...
by IdahoGrown
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 49189

Re: Time Line CtG

For our timeline, I bought a roll of banner paper that was 75 feet long. Then I cut off about 20 feet of it and marked it from 0 to 2020. We added to it for several years and my kids LOVE rolling it out down the hallway and looking at it!!! We are getting ready to make our B.C. timeline tomorrow and...
by IdahoGrown
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 36922

Re: Which year should we skip?

:-) I like both of your ideas! Julie, you are right that we didn't do as much modern history...We covered it in depth just through the civil war and the rest was kind of minimal. We were in the process of moving, so we stopped with Sonlight and I had dd read BJU's Heritage Studies 5 that picked up w...
by IdahoGrown
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 16774

Re: How to have school time together...silly kids

My children are very, very silly too. It makes me giggle just thinking about it! But like you, I don't like the silliness during Bible time. Can you start the day with a different subject? Maybe you can start the day with a short story, a piece of classical music, or art? Maybe having them draw a pi...
by IdahoGrown
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 47478

Re: What was your #1 favorite thing about your year?

What a great thread!

Thank you everyone for sharing!
by IdahoGrown
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - What could I use between k-1st gr?
Replies: 24
Views: 8753

Re: First grade phonics question-student needs lots of revie

Thanks for the great information! I will ponder starfall. Ds LOVES to use the computer. I like hearing that we can use the first grade without adding another workbook. Sometimes I add and add and add, then we end up with too much! :~ I do also have the I Can Read It books, so we could use different ...