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by MelissaB
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * 1850-MOD - Favorites
Replies: 13
Views: 9401

Re: Share About Your April

We're in 1850-Modern Times also. We've just started the "Witnesses to All the World" Bible study at the end of 1850-Mod. Wow... it's helping our children ~*and me*~ see more greatly why the LORD blesses us, the importance of praise!, and what our role is in the world. We've learned so much. We're fi...
by MelissaB
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 19293

Re: MFW K & 1st in 2015-16

O.K. ~ a little confession here. :~ When our daughter started 1st grade, we thought the MFW 1st Math was not, um, activity-sheet enough. So we purchased [another math program] to go along with MFW 1st. As it turns out, MFW 1st was complete after all. More than complete. It gave our daughter a solid ...
by MelissaB
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Any creative ideas??
Replies: 36
Views: 21667

Re: Something more than just drawings?

For boys ... Would this work? Maybe let them build - Build a fire pit out of sticks like Elijah did; make a road in the dirt and lay leaves and scrap pieces of material on it like when Jesus entered on a donkey; make a frog out of clay during Pharoah's plagues; - - let them use their hands to build....
by MelissaB
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Any creative ideas??
Replies: 36
Views: 21667

Re: Something more than just drawings?

Buttons are a fun addition, too. If she likes to dress her dolls, you can draw a simple outline of a person and let her cut and glue "clothes" for them out of felt, or even scrap material. (Kind of like paper dolls.) Glue grass at the bottom of grass scenes; tape on a stick for Moses' rod; draw and ...
by MelissaB
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Lessons beyond the books, faith connections
Replies: 45
Views: 17961

Re: Share About Your March

Hi, Marie. Thank you for this post. It was wonderful to read Vicki's comments on how her children are retaining the important lessons. We, too, have just finished the end of WWII and the Holocaust. This month, the Lord taught me, in a big way, to accept my children where they are. Stop worrying if t...
by MelissaB
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Choosing MFW high school - Family togetherness?
Replies: 34
Views: 12480

Re: High School curriculum

Thank you so much Dawn, and you, too, Jen. Those are helpful as well! :)
by MelissaB
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: MFW-K and state requirements for social studies, days,
Replies: 16
Views: 7657

Re: New to Homeschool and need help

She's more of a busybody than a sit still kind of a girl. She loves the cut and paste part of everything. Our youngest daughter is that way. She used to make animals, etc. out of play dough as we read about them. :) It has been an adjustment for everyone but I have felt this week was much better th...
by MelissaB
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: MFW-K and state requirements for social studies, days,
Replies: 16
Views: 7657

Re: New to Homeschool and need help

Hi, Robin, I love Shawna's idea of adding to the curriculum. If you have time to do that, she would learn so much and it will be so much fun for the both of you. Otherwise, if you think you need to move her up to the 1st grade curriculum, do so. (You can always sell the K curriculum on Ebay. ;) ) We...
by MelissaB
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Bible - Focus in RTR Bible?
Replies: 10
Views: 11173

Re: Bible in RTR

We add to the Bible lessons, too. ;) If I remember correctly, in both CTG and RTR, we read the MFW Bible assignment at the beginning of our History class each day because they went so well together. (Although, i think i recall that the Bible and History in RTR are not quite as closely intertwined as...
by MelissaB
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Astronomy notebook questions
Replies: 18
Views: 12933

Re: Apologia Astronomy Q

Hi, Andrea, We loved the astronomy notebook that MFW assigned, too. Our girls wrote a paragraph about what learned during each lesson then drew a picture of the planet, etc. and colored it. We've also used the Apologia notebooks and jr. notebooks in the past, too. They're great; they do take a bit o...
by MelissaB
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - Scheduling it in
Replies: 15
Views: 8325

How do you incorporate your 2nd grader into Expl to 1850

I am looking ahead to our school year next year and was wondering how to schedule our day to include my 2nd grader. I know I will need to order the supplement but I am trying to figure out how it fits in the daily schedule. Do I just work with my youngest when the others are doing their reading/boo...
by MelissaB
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Is it enough for all ages?
Replies: 13
Views: 7079

ECC Science - Apologia instead?

I remember someone mentioning they were thinking of switching out Properties of Ecosystems for Apologia's Zoology course. Has anyone actually done this? If so, did you try and link it up with the places being studied? I will have 4 children aged 11, 9, 8 and 6.5 doing ECC this year. Any advice woul...
by MelissaB
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - AHL right after CTG or other Ancients study?
Replies: 19
Views: 10548

Re: Need help in deciding!

Hi, Jackie, Trish had some great thoughts. Another note to keep in mind... Teaching history in chronological order is a great thing. However, our children's minds also can grasp historical lessons & concepts when it's taught out of order, too. So, whatever way you choose to do it, all three of your ...
by MelissaB
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 19293

MFW K & 1st in 2015-16

I am very interested in using MFW for the next school year with my two daughters, currently 5.5 and 4. This year has been our "testing the waters," gentle learning year. Two of my CC friends are using MFW with their families this year and love it, so I took a closer look since I am constantly study...
by MelissaB
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Needed if learning Latin and Greek?
Replies: 2
Views: 4550

EFRU - Needed if learning Latin and Greek?

I'm wondering if there are advantages to using EFTRU in CTG and RTR if my children are studying both Latin and Greek as foreign languages? What a wonderful choice for foreign language! EFTRU provides definitions and sentence examples for foundational Greek & Latin root words. If your dc are already...
by MelissaB
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Homemade and inexpensive
Replies: 15
Views: 9436

Re: Math Visuals

Melissa, Tell me about egg cartons and 144 marbles. I'm assuming it has to do with multiplying up to 12x12, but how do you plan activities that reinforce those facts? I've got a 2nd grade grandson who loves marbles :) We got the idea to use the egg carton and marbles from the Mancala game (ECC, I t...
by MelissaB
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Homemade and inexpensive
Replies: 15
Views: 9436

Math Visuals

Hi, All ~ For us Moms with hands-on learners, may i share something we've learned recently that could have saved us a lot of time and money? :) We knew early on that our youngest dd is a hands-on, visual learner. Knowing that, we researched hands-on math curriculums. The curriculum we ultimately cho...
by MelissaB
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Productive activities - Summers, Gaps, Weekends
Replies: 35
Views: 14189

Re: Movie night Mondays!

Great ideas! :)
by MelissaB
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for science in RTR: Astronomy
Replies: 35
Views: 18445

Astronomy

Hi, All ~ If you're studying astronomy this year, be sure to watch Louie Giglio's Indescribable or How Great Is Our God about the universe. It's a video that the entire family will love, esp. Dad. ;) Also, The Privileged Planet is full of fascinating facts about the exact location of the earth in th...
by MelissaB
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - After doing another K program?
Replies: 21
Views: 8404

Re: Combining K and 1st

Just a quick note: The math in both the K and the 1st grade curricula is excellent ! Whichever one you purchase (K or 1st), you'll probably be able to use either one to meet both of your students' needs. (If you purchase K, you might look at purchasing the math book that comes w/ the 1st grade curri...
by MelissaB
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 165
Views: 117196

Re: DVDs for ECC

We just watched some trailers for the Families of the World videos on youtube. Great videos.
by MelissaB
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * EX1850 - Favorites
Replies: 17
Views: 7659

Re: Praises!

We can ALL relate to this.:) Thank you for sharing it.
by MelissaB
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Bible - How do you use Journey Through the Bible?
Replies: 2
Views: 3253

Re: How do you use Journey Through the Bible?

We utilize the same method as Missy & Trish. :)



[Editor's Note: A little more conversation can be found in the CTG archives,
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1967 ]
by MelissaB
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Encouragement - 6-8th graders & distraction
Replies: 8
Views: 5125

Re: Concentration skills

Just one quick idea to help with "dawdlers" :). My friend sets a timer. Any unfinished work is completed the next day; she doesn't nag. Whatever work isn't completed by the end of the week is finished on Saturdays. If that means the ds/dd misses a game or church event or just time to play, the paren...
by MelissaB
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 5 year olds - Choosing Pre-K or K
Replies: 13
Views: 8582

Go ahead with MFW K?

I have an almost 5yo, who is really ready for MFW K. Right now for him I have MFW Preschool, Rod & Staff Preschool, and an excellent craft book. We haven't finished those things & he is also really enjoying big brother's MFW 1 activities. I can't help but keep thinking that now might be the best ti...