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by Lucy
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Should I add a reading program?
Replies: 8
Views: 6419

Reading - Should I add literature?

Hi, I'm very new to homeschooling. I plan on starting next Fall when my dd is 5. She loves anything and everything about animals so the K program looked like it would be very interesting for her. However, I plan on doing another literature based program together with it, but I'm not sure which pack...
by Lucy
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - What could I use between k-1st gr?
Replies: 24
Views: 8753

Ready for 1st?

Ds turned 6 in November. He finished MFWK in October. I have 1st for him and was planning to start in January. I am not sure he is ready though. He can read short vowel words, but not always easily. He does a lot of figuring things out in his head. Yesterday he read "sand castles" on a game card. I...
by Lucy
Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Does MFW promote a thirst for Christ?
Replies: 39
Views: 44850

I would love for them to be filled with God

Our family has hs for 15 yrs. I have 2 done with school a 16dd and an 8ds. I am just really seeing that as they go up in age the bible just gets less and less. In some programs the bible is an option. As I plan out my dd last 2 years and my ds years...I would love for them to be filled with God in ...
by Lucy
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 35746

Hi Pam, Merry Christmas! You already have a lot of great ideas from the other posters. I love Christmas books and there are so many out there, but there is one that I wished I had when I first wanted to really make Christmas Christ centered. I really love this book and it has beautiful paintings too...
by Lucy
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Discussion & ideas about spelling rules
Replies: 46
Views: 18586

Here, let me show you the words and her misspellings: except - exsept ugly - ugle lunch - luanch neighbor - neidor science - since almost - alomst dollar - doller (and that's how we say that word - we say "doller" here, not doll-are" as that's the /ar/ in jar rule) different - diffent mountain - mo...
by Lucy
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Compare ECC books to Years 2-5
Replies: 14
Views: 6505

Hi Lainie, I remember thinking the same thing when we went through CTG. First of all I totally agree with Julie or maybe I should say her son, LOL. Another reason I think it feels like "less" is that there are just not as many books written about this time period as there are in the other years. You...
by Lucy
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - 12th grader
Replies: 14
Views: 4167

Here are my thoughts. The AHL will take about 3 hours a day so without a science or foreign language I think he will have time to do economics. As far as the college classes, I would be careful about the English class since he will already be taking English and Composition through AHL. He could take...
by Lucy
Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 16591

Re: GA Henty for elementary vs. high school

Dear Connie and All, This was a hard read for my daughter in the high school program, Ancient History and Literature, last year. I think it is included for the great detail it gives into daily Egyptian life. So, do not feel to badly if your crew is not jumping for joy over it. I agree with the other...
by Lucy
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - 12th grader
Replies: 14
Views: 4167

Do you have some specific questions? My daughter did use it last year, as I mentioned above,and I think it is appropriate for all grades 9th -12th. I think one of the aspects that stretched her the most were the writing assignments. It was not only the writing itself that was challenging, but also h...
by Lucy
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - 12th grader
Replies: 14
Views: 4167

My daughter used it last year and I think that it could be used for any level of high school. I do not know if that will be true about the other years to follow though. Of course a Sr. would be able to take any year, but I am not sure that it would be recommended for a 9th grader say to take year 2 ...
by Lucy
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - (God and the History of Art) - Overview & Experiences
Replies: 14
Views: 8210

We used it for the 4 years and even though we did not do every lesson are all of the art lessons, we all learned so much from it. I just never realized how much art reflected the present culture and views of the world in that time in history. It makes since, I just never made the connection until we...
by Lucy
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Cuisenaire Rods, Questions & Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 13912

Hi Kidswife, Welcome to the MFW Board! I think a key element and a real concern on your part is that they do not get used or "played" with. The key to keeping them engaged with the rods is to only use them at certain times and not leave them out to be played with all of the time. For some kids this ...
by Lucy
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 22117

Thanks for all the responses! Great information. Let me be a little clearer about my situation (which I should have done in the first place:) In a nutshell, should I start Adventures now, which would mean the 2 would repeat ECC in 8th, or should I hold off, in which case they would do ECC in 4th wh...
by Lucy
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - When to begin essays & reports?
Replies: 14
Views: 7389

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:10 am Hi Jen, I am glad that you are taking some time to think through it with your dh. The Lord will surely show you both what is best and give you a peace as to which direction to go. I just want to say that my kids are now 10th grade and 8th grade and we have almost ex...
by Lucy
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K or 1st vs. just join older sibling (author reply
Replies: 26
Views: 15234

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:29 pm Hi All, Adventures was created for a couple of reasons and one of those is so that you can delay beginning the cycle so that two children close in age can start it together. So having a 6 and 8 year old is one of those scenarios that is great for the oldest child t...
by Lucy
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K or 1st vs. just join older sibling (author reply
Replies: 26
Views: 15234

Making choices for 5 and 8 yr old girls

Next school year, I will have a 3rd grader and a k/1st grader. My 5 year old is finishing up the MFW K program. I am struggling with what to do for her as well as what would work best for all of us. Here are the choices I have thought of at this time: 1: Both girls work out of Adventures program an...
by Lucy
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Need another science, already did RTR science
Replies: 6
Views: 6074

How tied in to the main curriculum is the Astronomy? I ask because we had started Astronomy before finding MFW, and are about to finish it up. Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:07 am It would be easy to substitute another book since you have already done that one. It is integrated only so much in the fact...
by Lucy
Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 59929

I think we have done this more than once in MFW. Maybe in Apologia too.
The last one we did in a very large glass pickle jar.

Lucy
by Lucy
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 19125

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:57 am I remember that this bit of information is a hidden until the 3rd week when you start the World Geo. packet. Just so you see also what the author's intent was here, I wanted to direct you to her comments in the T.M. You will find them under week 3 under the Monday c...
by Lucy
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: CTG book ideas, favorites
Replies: 51
Views: 18178

Hi Niki, There are some good possible read alouds in the book basket. I remember Mira,Daughter of the Nile(6th and up) and The Golden Goblet(4th and up). I am not sure how old your kids are though. There is one later in week 18, Hittite Warrior which is recommended as a read aloud for younger kids b...
by Lucy
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - Evaluating whether child is ready?
Replies: 27
Views: 9984

Evaluating whether a child is ready for 1st

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:03 am Brenda, I would definitely just wait until the Fall. Your daughter sounds like mine. She could read simple CVC early but was not ready to really move on in her reading. I was thinking that just because she understood the pattern of filling in the pages does not mean...
by Lucy
Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - Are activities overwhelming?
Replies: 34
Views: 11699

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:17 am Kim, I too wanted to encourage you that I am not a crafty mom and I found that the hands-on activities have been easy for me and my kids to do. I have never had to sew anything. Most of what I need is around the house or at the grocery store. Marie gives you a list ...
by Lucy
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Hands-on in CTG - User conversations
Replies: 9
Views: 5921

Dear Courtney Just a reminder that in Creation to Greeks Marie does mention in the teaching tips under Science that "if time or interest is limited, feel free to omit some experiments from each chapter." She also says, "If you have difficulty gathering materials for a particular experiment, you may ...
by Lucy
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Bible
Replies: 39
Views: 14226

Dear Amy, I used this last year with my daughter. We did not always know all the answers either. I think it is good to help our kids know that as we read the bible and as we do studies we will not always understand or know the answers. It took me into my adult life to get this. I have been in church...
by Lucy
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for science: Plants/Botany
Replies: 18
Views: 11829

Science - Botany resource is MFW-K board!

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:57 am There are ideas on the K board that would apply to year 4 and the science in the 2nd half of the year (botany). I thought some of you doing year 4 may be interested in this. Check out the post under "Leaf" for a FREE resource to homeschoolers from International Pape...