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by gratitude
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Placement for child who has already had lots?
Replies: 13
Views: 8240

Re: 7th grader question and ECC book basket q

We Love Rod and Staff grammar; OK I love it and my kids tolerate it. ;) What were you using before? Could you continue with it? It sounds like whatever you were using has given her good grammar preparation.
by gratitude
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 30501

Re: needing some encouragement all around

I only have a few minutes and I think a long answer like Julie's is better for encouragement moments. You know your son best, but he honestly doesn't sound ready to me for school work. I am not talking about intelligence but emotional maturity readiness that counts the most for study. I honestly wou...
by gratitude
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Writing - What is required in Adventures? Enough? Corrected?
Replies: 15
Views: 5937

Writing for 1st and 2nd grader

Just a question about writing... I think Writing Strands is not added until grade 4 right? What is the logic for that? Is there a good amount of writing built into the 1st grade curriculum and also in PLL and Adventures? New to all this but my son did a lot of writing in 1st grade in public school ...
by gratitude
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 23285

Re: Bible with 1st and 2nd grader

I did ADV with MFW1. I did Bible in both. I would read MFW1 Bible to my then 8, 6/7, and 5 year olds. Then I would read ADV Bible to all 3. Then we would do the Jesus poster with all 3. The scripture copy work only my 8 year old did. My 6/7 did all of the Bible notebook and reader on his own. I didn...
by gratitude
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 22473

Re: I wish we could do more, but we just can't

Thanks everyone! I've taken to not even reading the science sections of the manual for K. That is helping me not feel like we are missing anything. Thanks for encouraging me. I'm feeling better about it now...and slightly less stressed since we are trying to do less. That is what I always did! I di...
by gratitude
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 18, 19, & 20 (including the Revolutionary War)
Replies: 14
Views: 7987

Re: Ex to 1850.? Read Carry on M. Bowditch before JohnnyTrem

Here is a summary from my reader who read it this past year: Mr. Bowditch figured out a new way to determine longitude at sea using mathematics for navigation. He discovered this new way to determine longitude by accident. Latitude was already discovered. He told the captain very rudely about his ne...
by gratitude
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - Teaching while expecting, taking time off
Replies: 9
Views: 5532

Re: Do you break for a baby?

Congratulations!! :-) If I was delivering in March I would take off until September with children the ages of yours. But that is me. The new baby time takes me at least 3 months to get on my feet again (not literally...I mean in terms of adding extras beyond baby feedings and feeding everyone else! ...
by gratitude
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Blending help
Replies: 25
Views: 9388

Re: Letter Blending

My kids usually say they dislike things when it is hard for them to do. They rather have the easy road. ;) The knack of letter blending can take time. It took my dd6 awhile last year doing MFWK. My boys had an easy time with it, so I had to change how I taught it with her. The three letter words cam...
by gratitude
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 18251

Re: Do your kids like Kingdom Tales in ECC?

My kids are 4,6, and 9. Maybe if your kids liked it, mine will get into it eventually...so I guess we will stick with it for now. I feel pretty unenthused but maybe it will get better. How is your 9 year old doing with it? If your 9 year old is doing OK you could consider reading it aloud to your 9...
by gratitude
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 18251

Do your kids like Kingdom Tales in ECC?

We are only on week three and my kids all say they would pretty much rather me read anything else. Is there a purpose behind Kingdom Tales? Will we be missing out if we skip it? Has anyone else experienced this? I'm wondering if it gets better. Everything else in the MFW curriculum seems wonderful ...
by gratitude
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe your screening of library books (non-MFW)
Replies: 8
Views: 3450

Re: Books w/ character issues... what to do?

Point is even when we read the Bible, we have to have these appropriate discussions too. Great Point! The Bible definitely has examples of life with & without sin. I thought of King David & Noah just off the ark after I posted too. King David was a man after Gods own heart yet also has examples in ...
by gratitude
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe your screening of library books (non-MFW)
Replies: 8
Views: 3450

Re: Books w/ character issues... what to do?

I had trouble finding the ADV book basket list at the library too. A few of them though I did find on other home school sights. I also don't have the time to pre-read that I wish I had with 4 young children and a youngest that has special needs. So I had to find a solution for my avid reader who wan...
by gratitude
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - MFW methods really work!
Replies: 20
Views: 10950

Re-fresher Course Needed :)

When our youngest was in Kindergarten, I read the book in the curriculum called For the Sake of the Children by Susan Maccaulay. Coming from a public school background, it was very enlightening. I determined that I would do the hands-on learning, not just worksheets and reading which are necessary,...
by gratitude
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Language Arts & Math - Choosing these for Adventures (author replies)
Replies: 21
Views: 7955

Re: New to HomeSchool!

Welcome to Homeschooling! :-) We loved many parts of ADV. I hope you do too! :) The Language Arts built into ADV: *Bi-weekly copying of a scripture verse that is also memorized and goes with the Bible unit being studied. As far as I can tell copying good writing does help them learn how to write. Th...
by gratitude
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 39855

Re: Had to share God's blessing on me today (Adventures rela

Thank you so much for sharing! :-) I love reading people's special moments from ADV. I know we had many of them too, and making the letters was one of them. Another project some where in the first few weeks is making 'name cookies'. I remember thinking of possibly skipping that one as well, and I wa...
by gratitude
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 106798

Bulletin board

I am super excited about ECC! Next week my mom is going to help me cover a bulletin board to hang in our dining room. Jazz it up a bit. Thought it might look nice to have a top caption say "Kenya" or "Africa" at the top then maybe a giraffe down in the bottom corner. Pin up a map, prayer cards and ...
by gratitude
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Transition to Adventures
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: Adventures is going well!

Thank you for sharing Shawna! I always enjoy reading your posts on Gail's progress and the precious memories you two are creating together. I find your updates to always be very encouraging. Thank you for sharing them! ADV was a very meaningful program for us. You are bringing back some of those mem...
by gratitude
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 11471

Re: Extra student sheets for youngers, for Adventures

I never had a child want me to write their narrations! Sounds wonderful. I can see the challenge. I think I would want to hide the pages. LOL. I too can only do so much; I understand completely. My youngest is 18 mo or 1 year developmentally with DS and it keeps me constantly simplifying where I can...
by gratitude
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 11471

Re: Extra student sheets for youngers, for Adventures

Hi Heather! An idea for those notebook pages that you have for the younger students. My 5 year old colored them. She learned what the Statue of Liberty looks like, really liked the Morse Code and made a few by the Telegraph she colored, and loved having her own set of state bird cards that she cut o...
by gratitude
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 11471

Extra student sheets for youngers, for Adventures

Hi there -- I was getting ready to place my order for MFWK and ADV, and when I started to checkout, the pop-up came up about ordering an extra set of Student Sheets for ADV for each younger child. Is this something that most families do/is this necessary? It would be quite an additional expense. Ju...
by gratitude
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 27779

Re: ECC this year -- or wait till next year? (Did I mess up?

I was in your exact shoes a year ago with my oldest going into 3rd as a just turned 9 summer Birthday and a 7 year old going into 2nd. We had just finished ADV at that time: June 2012. I choose to wait a year. I honestly don't recommend it. Our steady progress that we made in ADV suffered in the are...
by gratitude
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 17746

Re: My Ahhhh Hahhhh Moment

I think often the book basket part of MFW is the part that is the most over looked, and misunderstood since the 'books' are not on the web-site. Hooray for you for finding it! Yes, it has many books that you might find in other curriculums on the list. It was at the end of ADV that I realized, due t...
by gratitude
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 26016

Re: Kindy and 1st Too Easy?

Your dc did Bigger as a 2nd grader, right? We tried HOD for the fall of 2nd grade. Then we came back and did ADV for the rest of second grade, which was a much better choice for him! :-) What I found with ADV was we began making progress again with writing (PLL), book basket (love to learn and read...
by gratitude
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 35108

Re: How do you teach first and ECC at the same time?

I will be doing ECC this coming school year with a 4th & 3rd and MFW1 with a first. I first thought I would share what I did to combine ADV & 1st & K, while also sharing my ideas for ECC/ 1st combo: All did ADV Bible Jesus poster. Oldest listened to Bible readings. All listened to K & 1st Bible. Onl...
by gratitude
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st or K - Help for child who is reading (author reply)
Replies: 33
Views: 16288

Re: Kindy and 1st Too Easy?

My two middles did MFW K. They both knew alphabet, letter sounds, basic math, count to 100, and read a little when they started it. I found it gave them both a solid phonics foundation that is stronger than my oldest phonics foundation; my oldest started with MFW1 as a reader. MFW K I think over all...