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by Lucy
Wed May 28, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Help with writing
Replies: 41
Views: 18923

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:22 pm Here is my take on it based the experience I have had with my son, who is now 12 (13 in April) and in 7th grade. I could not even get him to pick up a pencil in K, except to write his name. I had heard that this was a hard area for boys so I did not push him. It wa...
by Lucy
Sun May 25, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - K-8 daily time frame (author response)
Replies: 45
Views: 18113

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:12 pm I think some outside activities are good for the kids and P.E. is a great activity that they also need. When I know that I will have to leave the house after lunch, I just let the kids know that if they really want to do the activity that we will have to get up and...
by Lucy
Sat May 24, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Classical Education and MFW (Author response)
Replies: 33
Views: 24849

Does MFW follow a classical model?

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:51 am MFW does not follow a pure classical model. We do 3 rounds through history but not as indepth the first time. So it looks like this: 1st sweep through: K-2nd K--God Gave Us the World and Everything in It/Creation 1st--God Gave us His Word to Live By/Ancient History...
by Lucy
Fri May 23, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Gaps if sibling missed ECC?
Replies: 17
Views: 10502

Is there geography beyond ECC?

I was wondering how much geography is covered beyond ECC? For example, as your studying something in history - that you would be labeling important rivers, mountains, etc. in the area you're studying. Also, does anyone use a nice mapping CD-Rom throughout the 4 year history cycle with MFW? I'm sure...
by Lucy
Tue May 20, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Prep - Making copies vs. writing in the book
Replies: 11
Views: 5378

Just buying a booklet or making copies?

i wonder is it better (cheaper) to just buy a booklet for all the children, instead of making copies? or just one booklet for the family, and just have one person fill in the areas... any suggestions??? Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:12 pm I am sorry that I can not remember the ages/grades of your kids...
by Lucy
Tue May 20, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Readiness - Skills needed for Adventures?
Replies: 14
Views: 3670

7yr is not yet reading well

I am finishing up My Father's World First Grade and apart of me is concerned because my 7yr is not yet reading well...apart of me knows she will read at her own pace but then there is the other part of me that feels like should i have done more so that she is reading? And of course it dose'nt help ...
by Lucy
Tue May 20, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: CTG/RTR - Experience with 7th-8th grader? (author response)
Replies: 18
Views: 15134

Re: 8th grader who has completed the cycle and ECC twice

I wonder about Lucy's plans for next year. Lucy, your son will be in 8th grade and did ECC in 7th? But you're in a different situation from us because he's the youngest. Can we be nosy about your plans too? It might have a different flavor??? -crystal Since I do not have younger kids behind him we ...
by Lucy
Mon May 19, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Using MFW Overseas (or in neighboring countries)
Replies: 53
Views: 22335

Hi Ladies, We do have so other families in other countries using MFW. One of the things that I have heard that they do is actually order some of the resources that are used often (those are usually listed in the front of the book section). For ECC any extra books on cultures are helpful. Another thi...
by Lucy
Sun May 18, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - What if you've already studied the ancients?
Replies: 30
Views: 11744

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:51 am What great responses you have received from the other ladies on this topic. I too agree that you are asking good questions. MFW does not follow a pure classial model so as I had mentioned in my first post we do 3 rounds through history but not as indepth the first ...
by Lucy
Sun May 18, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - What if you've already studied the ancients?
Replies: 30
Views: 11744

2nd grader - Already in a history cycle, can we start RTR?

My son is in first grade this year and we are using a classical rotation as our guide for school. I am currently studying the Ancients with my son, and did a year long geography study during K. Would I be O.K. to start Rome to Reformation next fall? That is what I had planned on doing - even using ...
by Lucy
Sun May 18, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Help, I keep switching curriculums! (David Hazel
Replies: 16
Views: 14625

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:12 am This is our 5th year and I will say that the challenge academically increases a little each year as you progress. This is the way I think it should be. So ECC is a much lighter year but you are learning over 100 countries and many landforms plus you are learning a ...
by Lucy
Thu May 15, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - How do you implement Progeny Press at your house?
Replies: 23
Views: 11675

Re: Do you pick and choose?

I have done most of PP orally with my son who does not like to write and we have discussed through the questions. This is especially important if you choose a book that is above his grade level since they do get more difficult. I just wanted to agree with Crystal's comments about PP. MFW does not re...
by Lucy
Tue May 06, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Will Singapore have enough for my child?
Replies: 1
Views: 3886

Hands-on - Will Singapore have enough for my child?

Hi Irma, I am not sure what is the right decision for you but I do know after using another program that was quite hands-on that moving to Singapore was a good decision for us. I have also come to trust MFW's decision as I know that they looked at many programs before choosing Singapore. I have foun...
by Lucy
Mon May 05, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Updates - New editions & packaging on some items
Replies: 32
Views: 17121

Celebrate America CD packaging

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:41 pm The Celebrate America CD does not come with a book anymore, but has over 70 pages of sheet music with piano scores and guitar chords. These can be printed from a computer. The only song not available is God Bless America. If you are ordering a basic Adventures pack...
by Lucy
Sun May 04, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - How is it different for 7th & 8th Graders?
Replies: 13
Views: 9987

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:53 pm I am using ECC for a 2nd time around with my 7th grader who also did it as a 2nd grader with his 4th grade sister 5 years ago. Much of the information covered really is appropriate for 2nd -8th graders. The geography terms are good vocabulary for any age. Also learn...
by Lucy
Sun May 04, 2008 4:23 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: 45150

If you have done the 5-year cycle, repeated ECC, and have one more year before high school Curious (and way ahead of myself so this is hypothetical) about a child scheduled for CtoG in 8th grade who has already done all 5 years of the 5 year cycle plus ECC for the second time. This could happen to ...
by Lucy
Sat May 03, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 1st & K math - Everything is incorporated into the curri
Replies: 15
Views: 9417

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:41 pm Just in case you were not aware and since it has not been mentioned yet the levels in Singapore are not grade levels. Students in Singapore do not begin with 1A until they are 7 or 8 years old. MFW 1 math is very hands-on as well as using lots of math literature(lis...
by Lucy
Sat May 03, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Encouraging reluctant readers
Replies: 8
Views: 6601

My ds reads well but the words jump on the page for him so he doesn't like to read. I feel I am accomplishing a lot to get him to read for pleasure. Now that we are zipping through one state each day and he has learned some basic facts, he has no desire to read any of the books suggested for the hi...
by Lucy
Fri May 02, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Measurement & weights (US + metric)
Replies: 26
Views: 12109

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:36 pm This will continue to be revisited over and over again in Singapore as well. I think it is a good idea to move them toward thinking in metric too It is the language of many science and math related jobs and if you have a child who would ever be in the field of scien...
by Lucy
Fri May 02, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Literature/English Credit
Replies: 31
Views: 20586

AHL Discussions - Literature/English Credit

Literature selections for High School In the high school program MFW does not follow the literature schedule in the Notgrass History Books. Of course a child can always read more if time allows. There is a weekly time on the grid that says Reading and is blank. This is for extra/enjoyment reading a...
by Lucy
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - OK to start MFW in High School?
Replies: 6
Views: 5079

Welcome to the board! Just agreeing with Linda that this would probably work fine. The only area that you may want to make sure is being developed is their writing skills. MFW does teach this in high school but a student should have had prior writing instruction before this. This may be covered in y...
by Lucy
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 20587

Well, then I have a question

My dd has not finished her Gen. Science course as a 7th grader. It took me longer to realize that she wasn't working on it as she should; I also didn't make sure she was getting how to study for the tests. Should I have her finish it during the summer? It was both our faults. (I think she has 6 mor...
by Lucy
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Notebooking pages for experiments and more
Replies: 11
Views: 5738

Making science notebook pages

What have some of you done with science, as far as writing goes? Have you included any lab taking notes? I really don't know what to expect! Would there be enough writing to get a notebook, or just a few loose leaf papers that could go into their 3 ring binder? Dawn Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:08 pm...
by Lucy
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Why did MFW choose Streams of Civ.? (author reply)
Replies: 20
Views: 17323

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:00 pm Hi All, This is a good discussion and worth an answer " straight from the horses mouth." To hear what the author had to say about why they choose the books that they did for CTG and did not chose SOTW 1 take a look at the Choosing Curri. Archive under Why did we cho...
by Lucy
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 30388

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:55 am I agree with using the phonics in first and dropping for the time the other language arts that you are doing. He will still get some writing from notebooking in Adv. and if he needs more writing practice you can have him do that in the MFW 1 program. Once he has lea...