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by my3boys
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Books - Ideas for using the Illustrated World Altas
Replies: 12
Views: 6750

We are going to be using a series called 'One Small Square'. We actually read them last year, but will read them again. My K child was very interested in them - they are listed for children 6-9. There is one for every habitat. There are also a few 'One Very Small Square' books for ages 4-6. My kids ...
by my3boys
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Placement & Using MFWK (author response)
Replies: 34
Views: 9967

Placement

I was going to do MFW K and 1st this year...but ended up starting with another curriculum. I have felt the whole time that it is not right for our family. After using it for three weeks I feel that way even more. I wish I had kept my MFW to begin with :(. Anyways :)...I have a question about where ...
by my3boys
Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to living books/Charlotte Mason curriculum?
Replies: 36
Views: 13069

A comparison

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:34 pm

We are just finishing BF. I think the difference would be that BF is just history, whereas Adventures is a unit study with a schedule that includes all subjects - you get more with Adventures. The bible study in Adventures sounds wonderful too.
by my3boys
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities
Replies: 35
Views: 17348

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:19 pm

I've gone back to another website and looked at curriculum several times. I think it looks really great.

There are only a few years of it done though. It also looks like it would be harder to combine wider age ranges - it's mostly for grades 4 to 8 I think.
by my3boys
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 33
Views: 13397

How to schedule our day - upstairs & down?

Hi. This will be our 2nd year with MFW. I'm trying to figure out how to schedule our day. I had a hard time deciding whether to continue homeschooling, and the kids wanted to keep doing it! So, with the 2 little ones, I just really need more order this year. AND, to make it harder, we have a baseme...
by my3boys
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Productive activities - Unstructured Afternoons
Replies: 44
Views: 21549

My third grader does science kits on his own in his free time. He can explore one kit for a few months. He got a bunch for his birthday a couple years ago and we never opened them because I was concerned about mess and wanted to supervise everything. This spring he got upset with me that we never di...
by my3boys
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Literature-rich (MFW) vs literature-based
Replies: 26
Views: 19250

our experience

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:34 pm I've used 4 levels of a literature program and both that and MFW are wonderful programs and I don't think you can go wrong with either. I think probably if I only had one child or 2 very close together I would have continued and not gone looking for something else....
by my3boys
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 17943

My 9yo is a science nut. We started a couple of years ago buying him science kits for christmas and birthday presents. Honestly, this is all he wants to do with his spare time. We have found this is a nice way to add more science without adding to our curriculum load - it also gives him something co...
by my3boys
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Kindergarten Readiness - Fine motor skills; Play
Replies: 15
Views: 7947

I have tried all the activities that they tell you to do for strengthening the mucsles - I'm not sure they have made my boys able to write any sooner then if i would have just waited until they were ready though. I think sometimes it's just a developmental thing that you can't rush. It can be frustr...
by my3boys
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - What do you love?
Replies: 38
Views: 15556

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:32 am We switched last year, and will be trying MFW this year. I've seen many people from other forums on here, so I know there are others. You will be hard pressed to find reviews from people that have tried MFW and not liked it. Some people prefer to order and it comes...
by my3boys
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K & ADV - or should we all just do ADV?
Replies: 27
Views: 13496

I have 3 boys in K

I am doing K with 3 boys ages 3, 4, and 6. My 4 and 6 yos are doing everything in the program, the 3yo does not do phonics. They are all enjoying the program (you can see my other post about that). We just finished another K phonics program that had workbooks and games - my boys hated it and didn't ...
by my3boys
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Co-op, Daycare, or School - Using MFW-K
Replies: 0
Views: 5365

Co-op, Daycare, or School - Using MFW-K

LOVING MFWK! We just finished our first month of MFWK. We are having so much fun with this! I have used SL, WP and my own pieced together invention, but MFW is definitely what I've been looking for. With the other curriculums it seemed to take so long to get each individual thing done - there were ...
by my3boys
Sun May 04, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 14307

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:57 pm I have a VERY busy 4yo. He never stops moving and can't be left alone for a minute because he's a 'curious george type' (he means well, it just never turns out well). Here are some things that have helped us this year - *We gave him his own room and put all his toys...
by my3boys
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 16078

I work at home -

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:58 am I'm actually going to hire someone for the school year ( a couple hours, three days a week ) so that I can do reading and oral work (and chores)with my older kids in peace. If that's not an option can you put the younger kids to bed earlier and do the reading /oral ...
by my3boys
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: PLL & Spelling - Do I add these for a 1st grader reader?
Replies: 17
Views: 8818

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:26 pm have a 'writing phobic' child as well. He is 8.5yo and is actually quite advanced in the area of language - he just struggles with small motor function and gets really frustrated if he has to write more than a couple sentences. I read posts about this all the time, ...
by my3boys
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - Handling delicate topics Bible, Science, Art
Replies: 34
Views: 10602

our experience

Hi, I didn't read everyone's post as I seem to be coming in late here. I just wanted to share our experience. My 8yo ds is reading through the Bible on his own for the first time - he really wanted to. I was concerned more about all the s*x in the Bible then the gory stuff. I'm reading Genesis right...
by my3boys
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas for helping with speech
Replies: 24
Views: 9807

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:53 pm

My older ds used a book called 'Pyramid'. It's a reader with a twist - to help promote fluency and also to help with reversals of all kinds.
by my3boys
Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Family Size - Is MFW-K possible with a large family?
Replies: 28
Views: 13187

box day

Hi, I just wanted to say that we got our curriculum boxes today - it's always so much fun to open the boxes and go through everything. We'll be starting in April, so I have some time to read through everything - I'll have a hard time waiting!
by my3boys
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 11030

some thoughts

I just wanted to expand on what Christina said. There are a lot of things that you can make a living at that do not require a bachelor degree. We live in a world where the possibilities are endless for making your own opportunities. I have an associates degree (2 years) in Early Childhood Education....
by my3boys
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Family Size - Is MFW-K possible with a large family?
Replies: 28
Views: 13187

I wish!!

Three of these children are not mine, but I have them here 9 hours a day M-F. I don't really have enough rooms in my house to give alone time to everyone at the same time (especially child-safe rooms). The 3yos have napped until recently, but they've all started to crawl out of their playpens and ta...
by my3boys
Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 5 year olds - Choosing Pre-K or K
Replies: 13
Views: 7612

my ds

I have a 6yo ds that is not reading yet. We have done the alphabet for the past 3 years. He finally knows all his letters and letter sounds and can sometimes put words together. He has a meltdown when asked to read anything though. I think all you can do is wait until they want to do it and are read...
by my3boys
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Can we include great lit unrelated to geography/history?
Replies: 6
Views: 3269

our plan

We are planning to save the Missionary stories for eveing devotions with Dad next year. This will leave me time to pick my own read alouds. also we do a lot of reading through the summer.
by my3boys
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Will MFW work for Canadian families?
Replies: 34
Views: 12468

We're from Canada - I think MFW will be easier

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:12 pm We're from Canada - which is not very far from the US (about 20 minutes for us :D) We do however run into the US history problem. I actually think MFW will be easier then some to get around this problem. The curriculum teaches world history along with US history usi...
by my3boys
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 14694

We do 4 day a week school -

We do 4 day a week school. One day is for physical activities and outings. Right now on Fridays we do swimming lessons and outdoor activities (although last Friday we all came home and curled up on the couch and watched movies:)). After Christmas it will be Tuesdays and gymnastics. I just cram a lit...