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by mothermayi
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 12733

Re: Singapore Math

You've been very helpful. Thank you!

Hey, do you find SM to be pretty abstract? If so, do you mind listing some examples? I can't find samples of the books online and I'd love to see some of the more abstract problems.

by mothermayi
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K alongside an OLDER program (author response)
Replies: 55
Views: 28775

mfwK and EX-1850 at the same time

This will be my first year teaching older kids and younger ones. I will have 2 in Ex-1850 and 2 kinders. I am sure I will get the hang of it but how do you manage your time. Do you first follow your K schedule for the day and then catch up with older kids in history, read alouds, etc... or do you g...
by mothermayi
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 17308

Re: Homeschooling with lots of little children???

Thanks, Ladies! :) It is encouraging to know there are others with lots of little kiddos. All of the advice and links were great! Now, off to copy them and post them on the fridge :-) . I need constant reminders that I can do this...I CAN do this...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens ...
by mothermayi
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 25169

Re: My Ahhhh Hahhhh Moment

I enjoy the lower prices of MFW, too. That was part of the appeal. An optional lit pack would be nice bc then it wouldn't affect the price for those wanting to use the library. I buy my lit packs from HOD but I would rather buy it from MFW bc I appreciate the bible translations. I bought the Kindy l...
by mothermayi
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 25169

Re: My Ahhhh Hahhhh Moment

I have sometimes thought if they sold literature packs, like MFWK, more people would understand the literature component to MFW. Hidden in the Appendix I think sometimes moms miss it. Ahhh, yes! I think people miss it, too. I surely missed it. However, the moms on HSR have graciously stated the imp...
by mothermayi
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 25169

My Ahhhh Hahhhh Moment

I posted this in another forum but wanted to post it here just in case it helps someone that's on the fence. As you may know, I'm all over the place with my thinking regarding MFW and HOD and trying to figure out what will be the better fit. Well, as I looked over my books, I realized I thought MFW ...
by mothermayi
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 30561

Kindy and 1st Too Easy?

Thank you all so much for the replies :) . This has been one of my curriculum dilemmas this year. I keep going back and forth, back and forth. :~ Gratitude, you stated, little side note: My oldest tried Bigger from HOD (I noticed HOD in OP signature, so I thought the level comparision might help wit...
by mothermayi
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Body Book questions, sibling sharing, paper
Replies: 25
Views: 8947

Re: The Body Book Woes for RTR

I ditched the idea of doing four copies and settled for two. The older two boys will share one and the little girls will share the other. My husband pitched in to help. Yay! I was on my way to not liking the program bc of all of the prep work that I have made for myself :~ . I just know that if I do...
by mothermayi
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Petrified Wood
Replies: 4
Views: 6728

Re: New Post from Marie

Simply beautiful! Thank you!!
by mothermayi
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Why MFW suggests this (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 26
Views: 10926

Re: Why Singapore math?

Thanks gratitude! It seems like the best time to get in on Singapore is when your dc is young. After looking at the placement test, I can definitely see how Singapore is rigorous!
by mothermayi
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 23726

Re: Looking for easy-to-read books for new reader

BOB Books!! They are phonics controlled and perfect for beginning readers. Public libraries should have them but if not, Costco sells the collections at a very reasonable price ($9.99 per collection of ~18 books).
by mothermayi
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Preparation - Getting ready for RTR
Replies: 12
Views: 8563

Re: Binders for RTR

Thanks! That helps. Now I can go to Costco ;) .
by mothermayi
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 42121

Re: New to homeschooling and MFW

Welcome to both of you!! There are lots of veteran homeschooling women here to offer support, advice, recommendations, and love so please don't hesitate to reach out. Enjoy your first year! :-)
by mothermayi
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 6th vs. 7th
Replies: 5
Views: 3569

Re: ex-1850 science

I plan to separate my dc and have my older dc do general science while the younger does the science included in MFW. This won't be until next year, as they are in 5th and 6th now. They have always been together in science and I want my older ds to not be held back (so to speak) when it is time for h...
by mothermayi
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st grade for an advanced reader
Replies: 36
Views: 15177

Re: 1st gr?..for advanced reader?

There are lots of moms on that have used MFW lower levels that may be able to help. Also, call MFW and express your concerns. They can help with placement. I found them to be fair and they didn't try to "force" my dd into a lower level based on age. They really took time to und...
by mothermayi
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 15 & 16 (including lslam)
Replies: 4
Views: 7881

Re: RTR - Weeks 15 & 16 (including lslam)


Thank you so much for posting these wonderful ideas! We will begin RtR in August and I can't wait to get to this topic so I can incorporate your ideas!
Thanks again!