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by gratitude
Mon May 26, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Comparing ECC to other geography programs
Replies: 22
Views: 9227

Re: Will ECC be redundant?

I believe that most MFW users begin Creation to the Greeks with oldest in 4th, because that oldest child probably did K, First, Adventures for second, ECC for third and then began history cycle at CTG for fourth. That will allow for your oldest to get ECC in eighth grade. So CTG seems like a natura...
by gratitude
Sun May 25, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Comparing ECC to other geography programs
Replies: 22
Views: 9227

Will ECC be redundant?

Hi all! We've been enjoying MFW since the kids were in preschool. I decided to take 2013-2014 off from MFW, though, and do a piecing-together curriculum for one year -- since I'd read that ECC is best begun when the oldest child is starting 4th grade. (This coming year I will have a 4th grader and ...
by gratitude
Thu May 22, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Placement for child who has had little grammar
Replies: 15
Views: 7521

Re: LA suggestion for 6th grader with no prior grammar?

I have heard many glowing reviews about R&S, but wasn't sure about dropping her in at this point. My oldest is 10, so I am not to your dd's age level yet in teaching. I am though in my 3rd year of teaching R&S English. My oldest started it in 2nd grade, and I now have 2 using it. I love Rod and Sta...
by gratitude
Wed May 14, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Gentle start?
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

Re: Advice for newbie please?

I agree with the others about starting with ECC Bible, Geography, Science, Music, and Crafts. The first 4 weeks of the program takes more time than after week 4. It might help you to do the first 2, 3, or 4 weeks by itself. Make sure to read the notes. In the first 4 weeks there are assignments in t...
by gratitude
Sat May 10, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 32983

Re: "Trial" week before public school starts...help!

I don't want to hijack this post, and I can repost if necessary, but any suggestions for handling the lack-of-focus? Especially in light of following a "school hours" schedule? Brief breaks to run a lap around the house? My dd often asks to "just play for a few minutes" when we are in the middle of...
by gratitude
Fri May 09, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 32983

Re: "Trial" week before public school starts...help!

I agree with Cici and Annaz. The nice thing about starting a week early is it removes stress when the children get sick or you need a break later in the year. I choose to start two weeks early last summer, and I have been glad that I did. I also agree to share with him your call & need for support. ...
by gratitude
Fri May 09, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Combining - Can we do TWO math programs?
Replies: 9
Views: 6077

Re: Elementary math curriculum

I started with Singapore and used it for three years before we tried any other programs. This past fall we tried R&S math and then we tried Bob Jones Math this past winter before coming back to Singapore. If you asked my children I think they would pick the Bob Jones, which is similar in some ways t...
by gratitude
Thu May 08, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Is there an ideal age for ECC?
Replies: 15
Views: 6040

Re: Tell me about ECC...

Mothermayi, These decisions can be difficult! I am sorry I was thinking maybe you were thinking of it for your dd6. I remember you mentioning in past threads that your ds10 and dd6 are very advanced for their grades. I am sorry for the misunderstanding. If it helps any I am going to list out the ski...
by gratitude
Thu May 08, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 22802

Re: ECC for a Whole Year?

The flag student sheet with John 3:16, flag student sheet for note booking, world geography book, and maps are similar since they have a similar lay-out. They are different since the verse is in a different language, the flag is for a different country, and the maps are of a new continent. The flag ...
by gratitude
Wed May 07, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 35076

Scheduling 1st and ECC??

I did see the K/ECC post below and am wondering if you'd recommend the same for 1st and ECC. I will just have one in each plus a three year old. I know we will figure things out as we go, but I do need somewhere to start as this will be our first year. Any suggestions on how to schedule our days? W...
by gratitude
Sat May 03, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - K Slowly or Pre-K? (author reply)
Replies: 23
Views: 11300

Re: PreK or K?

I am sure your ds would be fine with MFWK. My experience may be very different from the outcome you will have. Here though is a few things to think about: - My oldest never did 'school' until MFW1 at 6 3/4. At 10 he loves to read and can read at a high school level. He is a highly self motivated lea...
by gratitude
Sat May 03, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Is there an ideal age for ECC?
Replies: 15
Views: 6040

Re: Tell me about ECC...

mothermayi, I thought I would add a few things to my original post after looking up a few things. MFW intends ECC for 3rd - 8th graders with 1st and 2nd graders being able to join in on some activities. It is a multi-grade guide. The main grid applies to all of the work that is very geared towards 4...
by gratitude
Fri May 02, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Is there an ideal age for ECC?
Replies: 15
Views: 6040

Re: Tell me about ECC...

I really think it is targeting ages 9 & 10 very well. The activities and geography book and Atlas and Property of Ecosystems are all very appropriate for those ages and target them well; especially my 10 year old. Both my 10 & 9 year olds are enjoying Kingdom Tales and the missions aspect of ECC and...
by gratitude
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Will MFW be flexible enough? Bunnytrails ok?
Replies: 23
Views: 10402

Re: Customizing YOUR School Year!

Thank you for sharing the wisdom you have found and your journey with us. Congratulations on MFW1! It is a beautiful program. Yes, you have learned the secret. MFW works beautifully one day at a time & in its entirety. I tried to rush it in the past and I learned that it falls apart that way. I thin...
by gratitude
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Adding more to MFW... or not
Replies: 11
Views: 4786

Re: Is this too much?

Disneymom, I wanted to add a little insight I gained from this thread and thoughts and conversations since. My ECC days have been about a 1/2 hour longer than is truly manageable. Another mom opened my eyes to my double LA of Rod and Staff English and PLL / ILL being the problem. I spent time last n...
by gratitude
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 5th grader - Do I squeeze 5 years into 4?
Replies: 30
Views: 12602

Re: Where to start with a 5th grader (and younger siblings)?

I think ECC is a beautiful place to start as well. We are doing ECC now, and I can see how it is really going to help their understanding of history by seeing the world as it is today. It is giving them a big picture of the entire world that I think is invaluable. Plus, my oldest tells me regularly ...
by gratitude
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Adding more to MFW... or not
Replies: 11
Views: 4786

Re: Is this too much?

I would start with the bare minimum and then add, not start with all, and then subtract. (I would feel more guilty about spending the money on stuff we didn't use then buying more later as we need.) I agree. It is a lot easier to feel successful about what we can do and add a little here and there ...
by gratitude
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Conventions & Expos - Help "seeing" MFW!
Replies: 22
Views: 10192

Re: Expos

It sounds very nice Melissa. Does anyone know if there is a list somewhere of the places / states MFW is doing expos in? Here: https://www.mfwbooks.com/setcnt/SCHEDULE If you click on the state, it'll tell you if it's an expo or convention. They're not in your state gratitude. :( Thank you for the l...
by gratitude
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Updates - CTG
Replies: 6
Views: 5615

Thank you for NEW Products!

I love the new products and am excited to use them when we begin ECC this summer. I appreciate that the makers of MFW are not content to let their products just sit there getting stale but are always working hard to keep their curriculum the best it can be. :) I am looking forward to the new ones t...
by gratitude
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Animal Search, Usborne Ency, Children's Atlas
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Thank you for NEW Products!

:-) Thank you for the NEW Products MFW! :-) I received my copy of Children's Atlas of God's World 3 three weeks ago. Wow! :-) I saw in the back of the Children's Atlas of God's World that the author thanks David & Marie Hazel for their support in the project of a Children's Atlas of God's World. Thi...
by gratitude
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Discussion - Learning without a list of questions
Replies: 17
Views: 7226

Re: Just homeschooling 6th-8th Starting with ECC?

I have been hoping someone with children older than 10 and under would chime in, but I thought I would type a little that might help. I just saw that Julie posted while I was typing. She has much experience with ECC and is a vast wealth of home school experience and information that should help you!...
by gratitude
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 13749

Re: Please give me courage....

You don't touch the ants! I hope knowing that helps. The directions have you set up the ant farm first. Then, when you open the ant tube you do it over the opening & put them right in. They are different than the ants we have around here and watching them dig so quickly was fascinating. Hope that he...
by gratitude
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 13749

Re: Please give me courage....

Do order them! My kids loved watching them in action as they made their tunnels. They liked feeding them the very tiny bit of food and water they needed. The first time we did it in the spring at the end of MFWK long after the letter I. The second time we did them at Christmas with the letter I. I w...
by gratitude
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 18691

Re: Adventures for an Advanced 1st grader?

I think every mother should pick what is best for their children. I am sorry MFWK wasn't a better fit for your dd. It sounds like MFW1 would have been a better fit for her this school year. My oldest started MFW1 1/2 way through Kindergarten, and it was a great fit for him for K/1st (he never did MF...
by gratitude
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 18691

Re: ADV or ECC with oldest child in 1st grade?

Another consideration would be: what do you want his first history study to be? Bible, Creation to Revelation overview, or American History over view? I know for me one of the first reasons I picked MFW was its Bible integrated history in Creation to Greeks. Then our first program, MFW1, was an over...