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by TriciaMR
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions on writing curriculum
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: Questions on writing curriculum

And yes, get the Teacher's Guide for WWS.
by TriciaMR
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions on writing curriculum
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: Questions on writing curriculum

So, my oldest started MFW in 3rd grade. We did Writing Strands starting in 4th. We took a detour in 7th and 8th and did Essentials in Writing (she is dyslexic, and needed more step-by-step explanation). Then we did MFW for 9-11th. This summer she passed her College Composition CLEP - which included ...
by TriciaMR
Tue May 16, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Hillyer's CHOTW
Replies: 4
Views: 2543

Re: Hillyer's CHOTW

I haven't ever subbed anything in the family cycle years. They are a good balance.
by TriciaMR
Tue May 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LLFT 5th grade
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

Re: LLFT 5th grade

Did you see?!?!? They're ready!

https://www.mfwbooks.com/products/21/Language-Arts/

Enjoy!
by TriciaMR
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combine Truthquest and MFW?
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Re: Combine Truthquest and MFW?

In Creation to the Greeks, the Bible is your History spine, so I feel like you're already making those connections between what God is doing and mankind's response. And even in Rome to the Reformation. Actually, all the resources used seem to really help you make those connections without needing an...
by TriciaMR
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone age to begin? Tips for younger users
Replies: 57
Views: 27685

Help with Rosetta Stone - spelling

Good Morning! We are using Rosetta Stone with the high school credit this year and for the most part are enjoying it. There are a few issues though. One son in particular is having a little trouble with the writing part of the program. He is not remembering how to spell the words. Any ideas/suggest...
by TriciaMR
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Schedule - EX1850
Replies: 15
Views: 6857

Re: Exp to 1850 daily time?

I am strongly considering coming back to MFW after a few years away. To keep up with the cycle process we're in, we would be in Exp to 1850 next year. It's been a few years since we've done MFW. I have a high schooler who is doing other things, plus a 7th grader, 4th grader, and a baby that will be...
by TriciaMR
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help with Progeny Press and more for 7th grader
Replies: 4
Views: 2938

Re: Need help with Progeny Press and more for 7th grader

We don't do the research projects and essays. With my oldest, who loves to read, she would read the entire book (usually in a week), and then we broke out the PP guide into a section (vocabulary, questions, deeper thought, whatever) a day. Sometimes she would need to reread the chapters the PP guide...
by TriciaMR
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help me understand handwriting in 1st grade
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: Help me understand handwriting in 1st grade

Dysgraphia comes under the heading of "dyslexia." Symptoms are: can not write on a line, forms letters the wrong way, and generally handwriting is illegible. My dyslexic kids had trouble remembering how to form the letters - where to start, which direction to circle around, etc. HWT (Handwriting Wit...
by TriciaMR
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help me understand handwriting in 1st grade
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: Help me understand handwriting in 1st grade

I used Handwriting Without Tears for my dysgraphic son. It really seems to help.
by TriciaMR
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How to simplify the curriculum?
Replies: 4
Views: 2531

Re: How to simplify the curriculum?

I would really see what is taking most of your time. Is it making notebooking pages? Can you scribe for him for that? Is it math or language arts? Are you using efficient curricula?

You may need to use a timer for a couple of days to see where your hang-ups are.
by TriciaMR
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 104
Views: 42346

Re: MLK Day on Monday

Thanks for the link to the speech and audio. We listened and followed along. One of my boys said, "It's a very inspiring speech!" The other said, "I like how poetic Martin Luther King was." My husband doesn't get this day off so we usually just do our regular school day, and I've never really done a...
by TriciaMR
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Struggling reader 2nd grade
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: Struggling reader 2nd grade

I suspect two of my kids are dyslexic. My oldest was a big talker, but exhibited many of the other symptoms. (Like yours, she could narrate easily, comprehension was high, etc.) She loves to read. Doing All About Spelling with her really improved her reading. My other child (a boy) that I suspect is...
by TriciaMR
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 42
Views: 17705

Recommends for Biblical Studies

I am listening to David Hazell's conference talks and in one of them he talked about having a Scope and Sequence for Bible. I have not started using MFW. I would like to know whether the curriculum covers all Biblical Studies or if the Hazells have a recommend as to curriculum that covers Biblical ...
by TriciaMR
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 65
Views: 26968

Placement help

I am considering MFW for next year. I will then have a 2nd grader and a 3rd grader. Would I be using Adventures or ECC? I have tried the last couple of years to combine my children in different curricula and it just has not worked out for us. I always felt my oldest wasn't being challenged enough a...
by TriciaMR
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Feasts - Overwhelming?
Replies: 20
Views: 8921

Re: Not a crafty mom, need advice on CTG

The first time we did CTG, we did do the feasts. The second time, I had a high schooler and twin 5th graders. We did a Sabbath feast, and maybe one other. It was fine. They remembered a bunch from the first time. We got good books from the library to read about them. Some modifications: find a cloth...
by TriciaMR
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 66
Views: 22468

Help with 7th grade Apologia General Science

My son is having a tough time in General Science. He told me he doesn't feel like he is getting it all by just reading the text. He missing the "teaching" aspect. He is struggling. Any suggestions? I looked at Apologia online and found classes that you can download but it is really expensive. Has a...
by TriciaMR
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - How is it different for 7th & 8th Graders?
Replies: 13
Views: 9378

Re: Missionary biographies questions

I just asked my daughter open ended questions like: 1) What was most inspiring? 2) Was there anything that caused you concern? 3) How did this book affect your faith? 4) How did this book help you see the need for God's word for other people? and we discussed. I had read several of them before, so I...
by TriciaMR
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - Must I use it? Small town?
Replies: 20
Views: 12241

Re: book basket in a small town?

You don't have to find the *exact* books in the list. You can search by subject and topic and see if you can find others, if they don't have them.
by TriciaMR
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Does anyone use extras? Activity Cards, Student Record Book?
Replies: 39
Views: 17661

Re: ECC 3rd grade spelling power ?'s

My daughter wanted a "Spelling Workbook" so having the special Spelling Power notebooks helped her have a better attitude about Spelling. Otherwise, a spiral notebook is just fine.
by TriciaMR
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Multi ethnic awareness in MFW?
Replies: 8
Views: 6459

Re: Why Does MFW have an International Focus?

The international focus has given my kids an interest in what's going on around the world.

This Christmas break, my husband and daughter will be taking a missions trip to Honduras.
by TriciaMR
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Workbook & Phonics Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 6752

MFW K Break

My daughter was struggling with the phonics of MFW K. We took a break. What are some ideas for review before we dive back in? She will be 6 in December. She was(is?) struggling with the blend ladder. I find my kids needed lots and lots of modelling on the blend ladder. You point to the letters as y...
by TriciaMR
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 78
Views: 26480

Re: Teaching from Rest

For me, it means adjusting to fit my kids' needs and our family's needs as a whole. For example, 2 of my 3 kids are dyslexic. So, it means we often do things orally, rather than written. I still scribe for my 7th grade dyslexic boy (or writing would *never* happen for him). For my 11th grader (who i...
by TriciaMR
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Ideas when struggling
Replies: 25
Views: 8837

Re: Struggling with Applications of Grammar and praise for Mfw

I've had to do the lessons *with* my twin boys. We tried a couple with me having them read the lessons and do the exercises themselves, and that just didn't work.
by TriciaMR
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 26735

Apologia Physical Science Video Instruction DVDs?

Curious if anyone has "sprung" for these letcures on DVD for Apologia Physical Science? My son is a good reader, but with so much reading this year, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be nice (read: motivating ;) for him to be able to listen to some of his science. But I need to hear some testimonials be...