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by Lucy
Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Testing - Do I need this in MFW-1?
Replies: 6
Views: 6280

Hi Ladies, Crystal and Julie thank you for such great post on testing and where it fits in. I think this is something that at one time or another we have all strugggled with. Up until this year I have only done informal testing in math and spelling, and we kept science and history notebooks. My olde...
by Lucy
Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Gaps if sibling missed ECC?
Replies: 17
Views: 9347

Hi Ladies, I wanted to address the 5 year cycle. In a perfect world we could start all our kids at the beginning but that is not realistic. Any child who is in the home while you are doing ECC is going to glean and benefit from that or any other program that an older child is doing. It is foundation...
by Lucy
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to creation/evolution? What age?
Replies: 77
Views: 22351

Hi Omma and others too, I have been watching this thread but have not had time to respond yet. I am going to respond to the original question dealing with introducing evolution to a child. MFW has very strong views on this and as many of you have noted you will not find any mention of this in the cu...
by Lucy
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 63
Views: 22111

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:29 pm Hi Laura Lee, ECC is not suggested as a main program for kids before age 7 or 2nd grade, and that being only with an older sibling. The primary reason for this is the length of the school day. ECC is a longer day and requires more memory work. Although he may be an ...
by Lucy
Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities
Replies: 35
Views: 16811

Compare MFW to other unit studies with activities

To answer this question, I did a search to check and see if the discussions about other Unit Studies were still on the General Board. Instead of me reinventing the wheel here are some comments I found. Excerpts from Ginger: "Your post caught my eye as I was leaving, so I thought I would share a few ...
by Lucy
Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Can I add Latin to MFW? (and an alternative suggestion)
Replies: 34
Views: 14254

I'm very excited to switch to MFW! I have not received my Adventures program yet but I will probably be adding Latin. Will this be too much in addition to MFW, language arts and math? Looking forward to the journey with you all as our Heavenly Father leads us, You will have time to add a lang. and ...
by Lucy
Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Cuisenaire Rods, Questions & Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 13902

Cuisenaire Rods, Questions & Experiences

Cuisenaire Rods - Are they scheduled? I'm new to MFWK and I just got my curriculum last week. I've been reading thru it all trying to get everything organized and planned. I'm not seeing anywhere it says in the Lesson Plans to use the Math Blocks. It is something extra to do it or am I just missing...
by Lucy
Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 29253

Teaching chronological history to different ages?

How many years do you repeat? For instance, My child who is in 2nd grade during US\World history to civil war, do I finish the cycle with him and then repeat Ctg through RtR even though he joined in on a lot of it as a younger child? Do you adapt it based on what they don't remember? Thanks, Posted...
by Lucy
Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Describe and explain
Replies: 37
Views: 18569

Book Basket - Describe and explain

Can someone explain to me what the book basket is? I keep seeing this and think I have an idea but I'm not sure. Date: 4/2/2004 Hi Nancy, Book basket is a basket full of books from the library or ones that you already have on the subjects that you are covering. For instance this year in Creation to...
by Lucy
Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Is this drawing or art appreciation?
Replies: 4
Views: 4741

GHA - Is this drawing or art appreciation?

We're going to do CTG next year, and I'm wondering about the art book. Is this and actual learn to draw, paint...course, or is this an art appreciation course, or both? I'll have a 10 and 8 yo doing CTG next year, and I'm trying to decide whether to get the basic or deluxe pkg. We already have the ...
by Lucy
Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Cost - Concerns, Priorities
Replies: 41
Views: 15875

Re: Nervous About $100 for the Teachers Manual

Author: Lucy Date: 4/21/2004 1:04 pm PDT Hi, I have to agree that the manuel is worth it's weight in gold. It keeps you moving and keeps you from bogging down in one place to long. It lays out the days you read and do different activities in Science. And unlike other manuels it is all on one page fo...
by Lucy
Wed Jan 05, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Narration & Comprehension, plus general K encouragement
Replies: 15
Views: 6867

Date: 5/7/2004 HiBrenda I agree with Debbie. My first thought was that comparing Jesus to the Sun is abstract and so you may need to give lots of lead in questions. My daughter is bright but she learns by repetition and may not get it the first time. Just keep sharing with him and do not worry if h...
by Lucy
Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Report from Russian Trip and Beslan Project 2004
Replies: 1
Views: 5507

David, Thank you so much for letting us know how things went and the need that is still there. It is a joy to join with you and your family in seeing God's word being made available to the world and all it's language. May He do exceedingly more than all you(and those of us with you) ask or imagine i...
by Lucy
Sat Nov 13, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Cost - Concerns, Priorities
Replies: 41
Views: 15875

Cost - Concerns, Priorities

Do I need the whole package? I'm thinking about using ECC next year and was wondering if it was necessary to purchase all the books that are recommended. Are there some that are used alot during the year and others that I could probably supplement by using the library. I'd really appreciate your th...
by Lucy
Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Learning without "Readers" or "A Reading Program"?
Replies: 52
Views: 19649

Reading - Learning without "Readers" or "A Reading Program"?

Is there enough student reading to increase comprehension using the ECC program? I noticed in the sample lessons for ECC there were no assignments. Does this mean I need to get my own reading program? Thanks for your help. Love In Jesus, Cristy Author: Lucy Date: 6/8/2004 When I first started using...
by Lucy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - Evaluating whether child is ready?
Replies: 27
Views: 9983

Readiness for 1st - Evaluating whether child is ready?

Readiness Skills for MFW 1 What are the readiness skills for using MFW 1? Would reading simple 3 letter words be enough or???? TIA, nancy Posted: 4/16/2004 Hi Nancy, The MFWK introduces and blends words with consonants and short vowel sounds. Some are four letter words like sled. They are able to r...
by Lucy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 20404

Re: We live in a city neighborhood

Hi there, We also live in the city, although since we live in a warm area (S. CA) we have lots of blooming year round even in the neighborhood. We have several garden's and arbors around that have days which are free each month to the public so we try to do this at least once a month. If you also ha...
by Lucy
Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - K-8 daily time frame (author response)
Replies: 45
Views: 15593

Hi Betsy, I was surprised after using some other curriculums how much we got done. The Hazell's do give time limits to get certain subjects done (to cut down on being lazy or prodding) and I have found this helps motivate my kids too. If they do not finish then they get to do it in their free time. ...