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by my3boys
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Kids who have trouble expressing thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 5866

Re: 8 year old son ?...

Both myself and 2 of my dss have processing problems. Our processing speed is about as low as it can get despite average or above average IQ scores. We always have a hard time getting the thoughts out of our head and into words if that makes sense. I used to be teased as a kid for my slow speech and...
by my3boys
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Premade card set?
Replies: 14
Views: 6878

Re: English from the Roots Up pre-made cards

I have skimmed Eng. from the Roots Up and know enough to know that there are 4x6 cards involved that the student writes on. I know that there are pre-made cards available also. Has anyone used these? Are they worth it? I will have a 9 y/o and a 7 y/o. I bought the pre-made cards because I know some...
by my3boys
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 24952

Re: Using MFW 1st with an older student?

He also said my 6 yo should be reading 3 letters words fluently and be able to write them. She can read the story pages that are at the end of K pretty well (with a little help) and can write some, but still needs work on letter formation. So, I was thinking she was ready to go into first, but now ...
by my3boys
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 24952

Re: Using MFW 1st with an older student?

Just from looking through the curriculum, there is nothing in there that is too 'babyish' for an 8yo - I actually think my 10yo is going to want to participate in a lot of the First activities :)
by my3boys
Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Journal/Notebook ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 11826

Re: nature journaling

*This blog has something called 'the outdoor hour' that walks people through nature study - http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/ *This website has some nice ideas to go along with the 'outdoor hour' challenges - http://heartsandtrees.blogspot.com/ These are two very helpful websites for nature...
by my3boys
Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 24952

Using MFW 1st with an older student?

My son turned 8 in May. He is just now starting to pick up on how to read. He needs to continue on in phonics. My question is: should I do MFW 1st with him along with my 6 year old? And, if I use ECC for my 10/11 year old, would I use it also for my 8 yo, 6 yo, and 4yo? I also will have a 2yo and a...
by my3boys
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - K over 2 years & other adaptations
Replies: 21
Views: 7499

Re: MFWK with developmentally delayed

My ds was 7 in Jan. and just finished MFWK. He knew quite a few letters when we started, but could not read. He has a motor disability (we think) and processing issues, possibly among other things. He had lots of trouble with the writing, but I just had him write a couple letters as best as he could...
by my3boys
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 13345

Re: Is it possible to use MFW with children with FAS & ADHD?

My oldest has ADHD and MFW has been a good fit for him because of the Charlotte Mason style - many subjects and short lessons in each.
by my3boys
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: CTG - Talk me into it
Replies: 31
Views: 11158

Re: O.K. talk me into CTG ladies

I haven't done CtG yet, we will be using it in the fall. I have looked pretty extensively through the IG though. Unless you are Jewish, there is a lot of Hebrew content that would be hard to duplicate yourself without the IG and some of the books. Most classical curriculums focus on other ancient cu...
by my3boys
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - Is it helpful? Prep? Hints?
Replies: 50
Views: 17904

End-of-the-Year Evaluations? What? How? Sources?

I keep hearing about "end-of-the-year evaluations" that homeschoolers "'should" do. I am wondering if there are independent, outside sources for evaluations or if everyone prepares their own or if you just skip it altogether. Is this mentioned because some states require it? I am doing end of the y...
by my3boys
Fri May 29, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - Giving each child their own Math/LA -- even twins
Replies: 36
Views: 13319

Re: Writing strands!! I need help or they do! :)

I have two children in the same grade - one is at his grade level and the other is delayed with LDs. It really started to bother the older child when his younger brother was passing him in some areas - they even started to compete and make comments about whose work was better. They now do all their ...
by my3boys
Wed May 20, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities
Replies: 35
Views: 17507

Re: Did you leave another unit study to come to MFW?......

WP is a christian curriculum. They use MOH as their spine and their ancient history focuses on the Old Testament/ancient Hebrews similar to CtG. I bought one of their reader packages for my 10yo to go along CtG. I also like their timeline resources. Overall MFW is a much more coherent program.
by my3boys
Tue May 19, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities
Replies: 35
Views: 17507

Re: Did you leave another unit study to come to MFW?......

If so, could you tell me why and if you are glad you switched? What do you like about MFW that makes it better in your opinion? Just when I think I've decided, it changes. :-) Thanks, Tracy We did WP AW the year before we started MFW. We found it to be overwhelming - there were piles of things on t...
by my3boys
Thu May 07, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 28361

chickening out on starting ECC this fall

I want to do it, but I'm just not sure it will be the right time for me or my 3rd grader. What I'm thinking about doing is just the 3R's and then keeping the book basket full from the library. It just doesn't make sense to me to step up the amount of work he is expected to do when he struggles to f...
by my3boys
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Academics - Adding to CTG?
Replies: 17
Views: 7373

Re: Academics - Adding to CTG?

I think it depends on what you are planning to add. If you buy a whole curriculum and try to add it, it would be way too much. MFW though is written with the thought in mind that you are going to add readers and/or read-alouds plus some informational books for book basket - you could use the library...
by my3boys
Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Academics - Adding to CTG?
Replies: 17
Views: 7373

Re: Academics - Adding to CTG?

We did another program last year - it was very expensive and you get a ton of stuff, but I only ended up using half of it. With MFW I have used absolutely everything that I have bought.
by my3boys
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Will MFW work for Canadian families?
Replies: 34
Views: 12492

Canadians using MFW

I would love to get in touch and network with a few other Canadians using MFW. I am interested in sharing about what Canadian resources you are pulling into your program. We are embarking on Adventures this year and are hoping to do some Canadian Lapbooks (that I've made) with my daughter. I am als...
by my3boys
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Will block scheduling work?
Replies: 8
Views: 4178

Schedule - Will block scheduling work?

Hi! We have enjoyed K and ECC so much this year, and we are looking forward to 1st and CtG in the fall. The ONLY thing I want to do differently next year is to schedule bigger chunks of science and history instead of doing a little every day. I would like to do maybe 2 days of history and 2 days of...
by my3boys
Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - 4 days a week for K?
Replies: 10
Views: 6943

Re: 6 days of Kindergarten lessons

I am thinking about breaking each unit into two weeks and just doing 2 weeks per unit, as I have a young kindergardener that I would not mind stretching K out for. That being said, if I was not stretching it out, I am curious how the 6 days per lesson works. BTDT people- did you just make the 6th d...
by my3boys
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 20799

Re: When there's not a whole lot of green

This is a great site for nature study helps http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/- she actually breaks it down into lessons with activities - many of them you could easily do in the city. Another really good book is "Easy-to-Create Wildlife Habitats" - it is specifically designed for 'city kids...
by my3boys
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 17979

Re: What's your opinion of MFW science?

I think it depends on your kids too. I have two super science buffs at my house and they always want more science. I tend to add more by providing science kits and the discovery channel - that's what they like to do in their 'free time' and they explore it themselves, I don't lead it.
by my3boys
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Statement of Faith, author bio, book choices
Replies: 8
Views: 10509

a certain "brand" of Christianity?

I did chat with Scott at MFW today. He was reassuring in the fact MFW does not promote a certain "brand" of Christianity but the focus is Biblical worldview. I had this same concern when I first looked at MFW. We have now used K and ECC and I have read through the First and CTG IGs - I have to say ...
by my3boys
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Need advanced reading level but young content
Replies: 9
Views: 3393

Re: Some book suggestions?

We love love love Paddington Bear books - they are so fun! The first books my ds read were the 'My Father's Dragon' trilogy which is a fantasy story but very much for young children and very innocent. We also like Clyde Bulla's historical fiction. I use the Sonlight reader lists - we start at the fi...
by my3boys
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 21651

Re: Audio stories

Here's a few sites I've been checking out - audible.com (has a sister site for kids as well) simplyaudiobooks.com audiobooks.com They all have different programs. On audible you pay a monthly flat fee and get two downloads a month, another site has a netflix-type rental program. We've listened to al...
by my3boys
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to US history/Patriotism? (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 9
Views: 8679

Re: Do you think

I had heard this about MFW as well and this was one of my first questions when checking it out. I am not American and also really want to teach a balanced and truthful view of history. I have only seen ECC and CTG, but I am very pleased at the way MFW teaches history - I think it is very balanced. O...