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by Lucy
Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Was The Children's Homer difficult?
Replies: 21
Views: 9664

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:34 am Hey Jenn, There is also a younger version included in the pkg. which is used to introduce the basic story along with the names to all students young or old(I am the old one LOL). Your first grader will like this short version. Enjoy! Lucy I didn't even see that Tro...
by Lucy
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: English Components in MFW high school, add? sub?
Replies: 17
Views: 5994

English Components in MFW high school, add? sub?

Grammar - Not needed in high school? I noticed there is no grammar, from what I can see, in the high school program. Why is that? Is there just the assumption that they won't need more after that or is it in there and I'm just not seeing it? I'm not completely comfortable with no more grammar at al...
by Lucy
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Science - Can we do EX1850 Botany in winter? (yes!)
Replies: 4
Views: 4035

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:37 pm

Also just to say that we did make the light hut and used it once to grow some plants. It worked well but since we are one of those families living in S. California we were mostly able to let plants grow in a window.

Lucy
by Lucy
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Frequently Asked Questions!
Replies: 13
Views: 14126

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:49 pm I had one more thought to add to Crystal and Julie's excellent descriptions. Remember that when getting book basket books it is alright, in fact even encouraged, to have books that are below and on grade level and on occasion some above grade level, especially if t...
by Lucy
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 28250

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:03 pm A verse that always comes to mind for me is, " The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it." The whole passage is found in 1These.5:12-24 He will help you as you and your kids are being "sanctified through and through" by "God himself, the God of Peace". Tha...
by Lucy
Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - Ordering for 2 Kindergarteners or K the 2nd time
Replies: 3
Views: 5865

My oldest daughter did MFWK in 2004. I am thinking about starting my youngest in MFWK in the fall. My question is--will my TM from 2004 still go with the student materials I would be ordering in the summer? Does anyone know? Thanks so much! Cheryl Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:35 pm Yes, Cheryl, you c...
by Lucy
Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Writing - What is required in Adventures? Enough? Corrected?
Replies: 15
Views: 6239

Re: At what point do you correct?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:58 pm For the second grader, I would at this point correct capitals and periods if this is something that you have stressed during her copy work time. If not, start by pointing that out more directly to her in copy work and remind her at the beginning of the summary to re...
by Lucy
Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - How much to help with Spelling
Replies: 19
Views: 7509

But, you should gradually encourage your child to write a sentence on her own, and help her correct only some of the words, but not all of them. Invented spellings are good at this stage, and it will not harm your dd as she is learning to write. She will not always stick with her invented spellings...
by Lucy
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 49197

Re: Where do you display your timeline?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:07 pm We did ours on the wall about 6 feet up with a black constrution paper background. The kids or I would add the figures by standing on a small stool or steady chair. I would not try that on the stairs LOL! Anyway there are probably as many ways to display your timeli...
by Lucy
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 25987

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:21 pm You have had so many great suggestions. I only wanted to add to one point that Crystal touched on. My kids did not copy every time the book said copy these sentences. There are lots of lessons that are simply requiring your child to fill in the correct word. It is ...
by Lucy
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 22963

Got any needed help either on-line or by calling the MFW off

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:22 pm I used up through 5B and did not find that I needed the teachers guides. I needed help with a few word problems and was able to get the help I needed either on-line or by calling the MFW office. I have heard recently from some moms that they needed them in 6A. MFW ...
by Lucy
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Language Arts - Are the MFW recommendations the way to go?
Replies: 34
Views: 15865

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:09 pm We too used PLL and ILL and have liked them very well along with the other Lang. Arts that is included in the program. Here are some things that are included with in the programs themselves: *copywork/handwriting: The beginning of each year including Adventures has ...
by Lucy
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Lists in MFW Guides - Is it possible to get the booklist?
Replies: 23
Views: 13263

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:10 am I agree completely with the above posts. I know I can trust any book that has put on that list. I copied below from another post that I just wrote also. Remember you can always add more books to book basket to enrich whatwver you are studying. You are not limited to...
by Lucy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 36924

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:37 pm I think I like the idea of the SOTW for the history, although you will get little to none in the biblical area. Be assured that in the MFW high school they will get lots of bible as they read through both the old and new testament with application questions along wi...
by Lucy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 36924

Concerns when life prevents finishing the 5-year cycle before high school

We finished ECC during the first part of this year because I had a baby last year and then back surgery last summer. It just dawned on me today as I was stressing out, that I've become a "check-mark maniac"! I'm in the mind-set that we must finish CtG as fast as possible. This is NOT how I want our...
by Lucy
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 22116

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:58 pm Let me suggest that you still think about slowing it all down for a year and using Adventures . Although MFW places a high value on academics, this is not the only factor in our children's education. The biblical/character foundations that we are laying are the most...
by Lucy
Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - Giving each child their own Math/LA -- even twins
Replies: 36
Views: 13055

Twins & siblings might benefit from being taught separately for their MFW K phonics worksheets and such. I've not been in that situation. -crystal Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:55 pm Rachel, MFW recommends you do this since each child learns differently and will benefit from the one on one time. Teach...
by Lucy
Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Using ECC in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom
Replies: 14
Views: 13520

Co-op doing different year

We are joining a coop next year who is going to do ECC and RTR as options. I guess the other alternative would be to not sign up for either option next year at coop. Obviously, I want to stay on the same for both of them. I have a 7 year old (lst-2nd grade) and an 8 year old (3rd grade). We are doi...
by Lucy
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 27783

ECC & 1st

I was going to use ECC for my 4th grader but I am sure it would be too difficult for my 1st grader so that is why I thought to just do Adventures for them but I want to be sure it will be enough for my 4th grader. Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:57 pm Just agreeing with the other poster to say that ECC ...
by Lucy
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Learning without "Readers" or "A Reading Program"?
Replies: 52
Views: 19651

I don't know what to do about reading and I have been struggling with this for quite some time... I was thinking of doing a canned curriculum, but now I am thinking of just doing a few progeny press guides. What do you have your 5&6th graders do? Jen Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:08 pm I just let them...
by Lucy
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Search - How do I search for a phrase?
Replies: 4
Views: 5405

Hi Everyone,

After reading the post yesterday I knew I had nothing else to add. I have sent an e-mail to Scott at MFW and will follow up with a phone call. So hopefully he will chime in soon:)

Lucy
by Lucy
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 36924

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:29 pm I am agreeing with Julie that if you are looking for literature, you may have her read the ones from years 4 and 5. Some of these are not American but world history. Here are the ones in those years that are American History: Almost Home, Amos Fortune-Free Man, Boun...
by Lucy
Thu May 29, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 23-24 India
Replies: 19
Views: 13601

We are about to start India. I ordered my books from the library today and kinda browsed through the TM. I didn't see anything about the Taj Mahal. I know we can always add different things to each country study. But, I didn't want to plan on studying something that was a potential hazard. I know a...
by Lucy
Wed May 28, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Blend Ladder extra ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 12141

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:40 am Be encouraged it is hard for lots of kids. After using serval programs with my now 12 and 14 year olds years ago I would say it is not the program. Here are just a couple of ideas that come to mind. I know others will have more. 1. It is o.k. for you to model how t...
by Lucy
Wed May 28, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography "Packets" - Extra resources
Replies: 12
Views: 8033

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:01 pm As a side note I was just working on the mountains of Europe with my son, looking in an encyclopedia. They are hard to find. We will also eventually use the internet, but I am trying to use some other print resources first before moving to the internet. This page i...